Connecticut High School Football

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

New Canaan-Darien state final moved to Stamford

The Class L state championship game between New Canaan and Darien has been moved to Stamford’s Boyle Stadium. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Arute Statium on the campus of Central Connecticut State University at 2pm  as part of the CIAC’s championship Saturday. Darien and New Canaan High School are separated by […] [Read More]

LL, L state finals shifted because of winter weather

The forecast for snow has forced the CIAC to alter its Saturday schedule for the state football finals. The Class L final between Darien and New Canaan has been pushed to 11:05 a.m. at Stamford’s Boyle Stadium. It was previously scheduled for 2:05 p.m. at Central Connecticut State’s Arute Field. The Class LL final between […] [Read More]

Could Saturday’s schedule change? Just how good is St. Joseph’s offense? And more…

On Wednesday, the CIAC held its annual state football final luncheon at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Before we get to a few details on each team, we note that there could (yes, could) be a change to Saturday’s schedule. As of now, the day of events at Central Connecticut State’s Arute Field reads […] [Read More]
Tailback Arkeel Newsome will play his final game of his Ansonia career when the Chargers face Woodland Friday in the S final. (Photo by Christian Abraham)

Newsome’s numbers at a glance

Tailback Arkeel Newsome will play the final game in his storied high school career when Ansonia meets Woodland in the Class S state final on Friday at 7 p.m. Here’s the eye-popping statistics for the Chargers’ senior. Career 909 carries 10,413 yards (state record) 183 TDs (state record) 38 2-point conversions 1,136 points (state record) […] [Read More]
Darien's Will Hamernick seals his team's 13-7 win by breaking up a fourth down pass intended for Middletown's Jacob Homar.

Darien holds off Middletown in Class L semifinals

Another day, another nail-biting win for the Darien football team. The Blue Wave turned back Middletown 13-7 at Pomperaug High School in the Class L semifinals, crawling out of a 7-0 halftime hole and keeping the Blue Dragons’ offense at bay to advance to Saturday’s championship clash with rival New Canaan. Defense holds firm: Just […] [Read More]
Mark Evanchick

All-FCIAC team

  All-FCIAC Offense Position Name School QB Nick Cascione New Canaan QB Jordan Vazzano St. Joseph RB Mufasa Abdul-Basir St. Joseph RB Austin Longi Greenwich RB William Bonaparte Ridgefield WR Cole Turpin New Canaan WR T.J. Hayduk Trumbull WR Shane Miller St. Joseph WR Lars Pederson St. Joseph WR Griffin Ross Darien TE Brien Kerrigan […] [Read More]

Top performances: State playoff edition

BULLDOZERS Arkeel Newsome, Ansonia RB: Career-best 492 yards — surpassing 10,000 — and 7 TDs on 26 carries in 49-21 Class S quarterfinal victory over Coginchaug. Followed with 265 yards and 5 TDs on 36 carries in 49-27 semifinal victory over Rocky Hill. Mufasha Abdul Basir, St. Joseph RB: 323 yards and 5 TDs on […] [Read More]

Newsome … all over

Today was my second opportunity to see Arkeel Newsome in the last three years, and what impressed me was that he’s much more than a big-play running back. The UConn-bound senior forced a fumble with a nice hit; he repeatedly took snaps in the Wildcat formation and showed the ability to take a pounding from […] [Read More]