Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Playoff matchups set, pending committee approval Sunday morning

Playoff matchups are now set, pending committee approval. The semifinals to be played Dec. 6 and the finals Dec 12-13. LL-Large Semifinals- Dec. 6 #1 Southington vs. #4 Glastonbury #2 NFA vs. #3 New Britain LL-Small Semifinals – Dec. 6 #1 Newtown vs. $4 Xavier #1 Shelton vs. #3 Hall L-Large Semifinals – Dec. 6 […] [Read More]

Brookfield heads into Class M tournament with win over Bethel

Brookfield pounded the rock to pick up a 30-13 win over Bethel, its first Thanksgiving win over the Wildcats since 2010. Three-headed monster Bobby Drysdale, Austin Reich and Dan Jackson were all key contributors to Brookfield’s win over its border rival, running with great success and keeping Bethel’s defense off-balance. Drysdale scored two short touchdowns, […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC
Staples quarterback Teddy Coogan threw three touchdown passes in Staples' 38-21 win vs. Greenwich. Bob Luckey photo

Staples dashes Greenwich’s playoff hopes

Imposing its will with its big, physical offensive and defensive line, Staples cooled off red-hot Greenwich Thursday, posting a convincing 38-21 win at Cardinal Stadium. Greenwich entered the Thanksgiving matchup riding a seven-game winning streak, but needing one more victory and a little help to qualify for the Class LL Tournament. They weren’t about to […] [Read More]
Fairfield Prep coach Tom Shea.

Fairfield Prep loses its hold on the playoffs

Fairfield Prep fumbled away its playoff hopes, losing 21-14 to West Haven Thanksgiving morning at Ken Strong Stadium. It was an incredibly frustrating day for Prep’s offense, which was held to its lowest scoring output of the year. After taking a 14-7 lead with 8:38 left in the second quarter on Robert Haskins’ 9-yard touchdown […] [Read More]

Video: Darien beats New Canaan for FCIAC championship

Darien defeated New Canaan 28-21 in overtime in front of over 8,000 people at Boyle Stadium Thanksgiving morning.   [Read More]

McMahon’s Albano: Don’t judge Senators on one loss

Besides seeing the Sam Testa Trophy go into the possession of city rival Norwalk High Thursday, Brien McMahon’s 33-22 loss to the Bears had another painful result. Brien McMahon (7-3) – which entered the day ranked No. 5 in Class LL football rankings – will probably fall out of the top eight which qualify for […] [Read More]
Ansonia's Tyler Bailey fends off Naugatuck's Antoine Sistrunk during Thanksgiving morning's game at Nolan Field. (Autumn Driscoll/Staff photograppher)

Slipping forward: Ansonia beats Naugatuck 47-12

Fine work by all involved to get Jarvis Stadium ready at Nolan Field on Thursday. The sidelines and the gridiron had been cleared. There wasn’t a lot of snow in that part of the Valley; a thin coat of icy slush more than anything. That made for some interesting footing, a few slips, a few […] [Read More]

Snow postpones some Thanksgiving Day football games

The nor’easter that blew through the region Wednesday has postponed three games that were slated for Thursday morning in southwestern Connecticut. Bethel will now visit Brookfield at 2 p.m. Friday Derby will play at Shelton at 5:30 p.m. Friday Abbott Tech/Immaculate will visit Wolcott Tech at 6 p.m. Saturday.   [Read More]