Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Fairfield Prep lineman Anthony Palazzolo walks off the field during Shelton's 38-35 defeat of the Jesuits on Friday. (Photo by Tyler Sizemore)

Too little, too late for Prep in loss to Shelton

Fairfield Prep climbed within three points of Shelton with 2:24 left on Friday after trailing by as many as 17 points, but the Jesuits’ comeback was too little, too late. Shelton never trailed, as it edged Prep 38-35 at Warde to improve to 5-0. Jesuits coach Tom Shea, after watching his team drop to 3-2, […] [Read More]

Hang in there, Hatters

Sure, it was a pretty rough night for the Danbury High football team Friday night. But as bad as things may have seemed during the 42-14 loss to New Canaan, there are still plenty of reasons – perhaps in a day or two, when the frustration wears off a little – to smile if you’re […] [Read More]

Newtown takes down Bethel

Newtown made it five-for-five by playing shutdown defense and distributing the rock on offense in its 27-7 win at Bethel Friday night. Screens galore According to Newtown quarterback Jacob Burden, he and his Nighthawks had yet to dial up a screen pass all season. Until Friday in Bethel. All three of Burden’s touchdowns came on […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC

Live updates: HS football week 5

Get live updates from our reporters walking the sidelines at stadiums all over Connecticut. If you want to be part of the conversation, tweet updates using #cthsfb.   [Read More]
Guide to the Games

Guide to the Games: Week 5

FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson St. Joseph (3-1) at Wilton (3-1) 6 p.m.: The Cadets hoping to rebound after a collapse at Darien last week, visit a surprising Warriors team. Greenwich (1-3) at Norwalk (1-3) 7 p.m.: The Cardinals road to redemption and possibly a Class LL playoff spot began last week. New Canaan […] [Read More]
Jamar Greene addresses his team in an early season practice.
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Stamford’s Greene honored by N.Y. Jets

  Stamford coach Jamar Greene was asleep when his defensive coordinator called him last week. He told Greene he had won coach of the week and would be going to the Jets game but Greene was confused because he was already planning on going to see the Jets play Denver this weekend, with the very […] [Read More]
Elite 8

Elite 8 Week 5: New Canaan, Darien, Ansonia on top

Hearst Connecticut Media ranks the top regional high school football programs: 1. NEW CANAAN (65 points, 5 first-place votes) (4-0 record): A few too many penalties, but otherwise a nice win at Warde. 2. DARIEN (64, 2) (4-0): Overcame a 17-0 deficit in the second half to beat St. Joseph. 3. ANSONIA (56, 1) (4-0): […] [Read More]
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McMahon's Tim Hinton carries the ball in a 19-14 win over Westhill on Friday. (Photo by Lindsay Perry)

Week 4: What’s hot, what’s not?

WHAT’S HOT DON’T FORGET US: McMahon didn’t have much to show for its 8-2 campaign last year, finishing two spots outside the Class LL playoff field, but the Senators were a surprise nonetheless. Not many prognosticators viewed them as an eight-win team, regardless of schedule. The Senators have seemingly carried that momentum into this year, […] [Read More]