Connecticut High School Football

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New Canaan's Alex LaPolice tries to break free from a Darien defender in the Blue Wave's 28-21 overtime win on Thanksgiving (Photo by Lindsey Perry).

Thanksgiving: What’s hot, what’s not?

WHAT’S HOT FITTING GOODBYE, IF SO: The FCIAC is reportedly weighing the possibility of eliminating its championship game, much like the neighboring NVL and SWC have. Taking the jam-packed schedules that many teams play into account, it’s understandable that the safety-minded leagues want to eliminate games. But, after watching Darien edge New Canaan in an […] [Read More]

Top performers: Thanksgiving edition

Offense Mufasha Abdul Basir and Lars Pedersen, St. Joseph: Rushed 22 times for 223 yards and 3 TDs in a 49-30 win over Trumbull.Pedersen caught 7 passes for 161 yards and 2 TDs. Also rushed for 66 yards and 1 score. Peter Lummis, Weston: Ran for 3 TDs (3, 55 and 54 yards) and passed […] [Read More]

Abbott Tech/Immaculate makes tremendous strides in first season as co-op

The state tournament would have been awesome, a bonus of sorts at the end of what has truly been a rags-to-riches season for the Abbott Tech/Immaculate football team. It didn’t happen – the United missed qualifying for the eight-team Class M state tournament by only 10 points – but the simple fact that the United […] [Read More]

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]