High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Tuesday SWC Oxford 28, Pomperaug 12: Steve Pearson scores two touchdowns as Wolverines exit SWC on a high note. Newtown 42, Masuk 7: Undefeated Nighthawks roll behind 256 yards, 5 TDs from Cooper Gold. New Fairfield 33, New Milford 12: Rebels claim Candlewood Cup, finish at 8-3 thanks to two touchdowns apiece from Mike McCourt Read More
There will be plenty of anxiety at Thanksgiving dinner tables across the state on Thursday as the final regular-season high school football scores come pouring in and state playoff aspirations are either realized or shattered in an instant. Here’s how the playoff picture is shaping up in Greater Danbury: Undefeated Newtown has locked up the Read More
For the first time since 2009, Masuk will not be in the state playoffs. The Panthers wrapped up their season 7-4 on Tuesday in a 42-7 loss to undefeated Newtown at Benedict Field. Nighthawks senior running back Cooper Gold played a pivotal role in wet, sloppy conditions, rumbling for 256 yards and five touchdowns on Read More
Newtown at Masuk — previously scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. — has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m., Nighthawks coach Steve George tweeted. Wednesday’s forecast calls for an 100 percent chance of rain with high winds, according to weather.com. Fresh off its second straight SWC title — a 28-7 win over Brookfield on Thursday Read More
The top 3 teams in the Hearst Connecticut Elite 8 all won their respective league championships last week — No. 3 Newtown over No. 6 Brookfield 28-7 in the SWC, No. 2 Ansonia over Woodland 48-7 in the NVL and No. 1 New Canaan over No. 4 St. Joseph 31-20. Here are the stars of Read More
WATERBURY — Former Danbury High star running back “Speedy” James Harrington, now a sophomore standout on the Post University sprint football team, earned first-team All-Conference honors in the Collegiate Sprint Football League, the university announced in a press release. Harrington led the conference in rushing with 790 yards and seven touchdowns. He broke the single-game Read More
It was not easy, mostly by their own doing, but the No. 1 New Canaan Rams defeated St. Joseph 31-20, claiming their 8th FCIAC Championship. The Rams could have pulled away sooner but twice fumbled inside the 10-yard line when they seemed destined for 6 points. The fumble before halftime would certainly have had people Read More