Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
The New Canaan Rams are No. 1 in the final Elite 8 poll.

Elite 8: The numbers are in, who is No. 1?

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  Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (records, first-place votes in parentheses): 1. NEW CANAAN (14-1) (7): Rams allow 12 points in playoffs, capturing Class L title 44-12 over rival Darien. 2. ANSONIA (15-0) (2): Chargers win 43rd in a row in claiming 19th state title. 3. ST. JOSEPH […] [Read More]

Stratford names Cavaliere head football coach

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Stratford High named T.J. Cavaliere its head football coach on Friday, replacing John Svatik, who resigned earlier this month. “We are very pleased to have T.J. running our football program,” principal Joseph Corso said in a release. “T.J. is well respected by the student body, our athletes and the faculty, and he is no stranger […] [Read More]

Class LL final: Southington sticks to what works best

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Southington gashed Fairfield Prep for 38 second-half points to rally for a 52-34 win in the Class LL championship on Thursday at West Haven’s Ken Strong Stadium. The title was the Blue Knights’ first since 1998 and second all-time. Most impressive was the way in which Southington (12-1) stuck to what it does best, despite […] [Read More]

Get ready for some football. Finally

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After four time changes and three cancellations, the Class LL final between Fairfield Prep and Southington is ready to kick off. Finally. The game that was originally scheduled for last Saturday night at Central Connecticut State, then moved up five hours, then pushed to Sunday, then pushed to Monday — all because of the weekend […] [Read More]
New Canaan WR Alex LaPolice.

Vote: Who’s No. 1: Ansonia or New Canaan?

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New Canaan LB Michael Root. Just as his jersey says, the Rams are No. 1. (Bob Luckey/Staff photographer)

The case for New Canaan

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The Class L champion New Canaan Rams are the best football team in Connecticut. It’s been the great debate all season long: New Canaan vs. Ansonia. Ansonia vs. New Canaan. Who is more deserving of being No. 1? When the Rams beat St. Joseph on Nov. 1, they leapfrogged Ansonia into the top spot in […] [Read More]
Like Jaiquan McKnight's jersey says, Ansonia is No. 1 (MIke Ross/For Hearst Newspapers)

The case for Ansonia

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BY GINO MORETTI The Ansonia Chargers are the best football team on Connecticut. While I can understand the argument for New Canaan being voted the top team, having beaten Class M St. Joseph twice and playing a tougher schedule, here’s my take on it and it’s pretty simple. Look no further than the college football […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, NVL, State Polls

LL state final postponed again…and again

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UPDATE: The Class LL championship has been postponed yet again and rescheduled for Thursday at 6:35 p.m. at West Haven. The CIAC said that the latest date the final can be played is Friday. If it’s not, co-champions will be declared. SUNDAY: The Class LL championship between No. 4 Southington (11-1) and No. 7 Fairfield […] [Read More]