High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Ho, hum: Arkeel Newsome ran for all of 265 yards Saturday. That’s all. No 400-yard barrage today. Don’t know if that will dissuade anyone from thinking Rocky Hill “lost to one guy.” Especially since Newsome made a big defensive play himself. “This is team work,” Newsome said. “I’m not doing all the work.” There’s a […] [Read More]
Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. ANSONIA (13-0) (5): Two games from perfect season, Rocky Hill up in S semis. 2. NEW CANAAN (12-1) (1): Rams taking on throwback North Haven in L semis. 3. DARIEN (11-1) (2): Blue Wave continue to roll through […] [Read More]
And the winner of the 2013 Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year award is……..? Dario Highsmith. Quarterback. Middletown. Um, do I have the wrong state? Am I missing something here? Arkeel Newsome of Ansonia should have been a lock for this award, right? I mean, he’s rushed for 3,350 yards and has an eye-popping 55 […] [Read More]
Middletown quarterback Dario Highsmith has been named the Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year. The junior will lead the No. 4 Blue Dragons into Saturday’s Class L semifinals where they will face No. 1 Darien at Pomperaug HS at 2 o’clock. Highsmith has rushed for 2,565 yards and 27 touchdowns this season while passing for […] [Read More]
The calendar says winter is on its way, but on Tuesday night in football stadiums around the state, it sure felt as is if ”March Madness” had arrived early. Yes, the sport is different, but all the emotions that come from the NCAA’s greatest tournament, sure felt the same in one incredible night of football. There were scintillating comebacks, fantastic finishes, jaw-dropping […] [Read More]
In a game loaded with big plays, momentum shifts and a lot of twists and turns, eighth-seeded Ridgefield pulled out a dramatic 35-33 win over top-seeded host Newtown Tuesday night in the quarterfinal round of the Class LL Tournament. The Tigers (10-2) advanced to Saturday’s semifinals, where they will face No. 4 Southington at West […] [Read More]