Connecticut High School Football

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

Plenty of defensive highlights for Newtown in title-game victory

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  He started on the varsity team as a freshman, which is a rarity in any high school football program, and even more so in one as talented and deep as Newtown High School’s. And although he’s only a sophomore, linebacker Ben Mason has been an impact player for the Nighthawks all season, especially in […] [Read More]

Newtown dominates Brookfield for SWC three-peat

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Nicholas Rubino scored a trio of touchdowns as Newtown captured its third straight SWC championship, shutting out Brookfield 42-0. Pitching a shutout Newtown’s defense not only kept Brookfield off the scoreboard in a conference title game, it forced Brookfield into seven three-and-outs and caused three turnovers. “We didn’t give up the big play, which is […] [Read More]
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Uni-Browse: North Haven, Darien, New Canaan

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North Haven, Darien in black and New Canaan this week. We will be back with a Uni-Browse during the playoffs. [Read More]

Live updates: HS football week 11

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Get live updates from all the games and join the conversation by using #cthsfb on your tweets. [Read More]

Guide to the Games: Week 11

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THURSDAY SWC Championship Newtown (10-0) vs. Brookfield (9-1) 7 p.m. (at Pomperaug High): Nighthawks are bidding for third straight conference title, including two in a row over Brookfield. CSC Platt Tech (2-6) at Prince Tech (7-2) 2 p.m.: Panthers — losers of three of their last four — will need a strong effort to curb […] [Read More]
Matt Cognetta and the New Canaan Rams are No. 1 in the Elite 8.

Elite 8: Week 11

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Hearst Connecticut Media ranks the region’s top high school football programs: 1. NEW CANAAN (68 points, 5 first-place votes) (9-0): Rams rolling into FCIAC championship game. 2. DARIEN (65, 3) (10-0): Blue Wave wiped out North Haven, looking to stay unbeaten against rival Rams next. 3. NEWTOWN (53, 1) (10-0): SWC final rematch with Brookfield […] [Read More]
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Week 10: What’s hot, what’s not?

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WHAT’S HOT SOARING BACK INTO THE RACE: After losing three games to start the season, Greenwich looked like an extreme longshot to make the playoffs. However, with the help of a seven-game win streak and the sudden parity in Class LL, the Cardinals’ odds are now alive and well. The Cardinals (7-3) are currently sitting […] [Read More]

Top performers: Week 10 review

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Offfense Mark Piccirillo, Shelton: QB rushed 31 times for 141 yards and 2 TDs in 38-28 defeat of West Haven. Piccirillo also passed for 226 yards and two scores.Teammate Peter Hoff ran for 65 yards and 1 TD and caught a 30-yard pass for another score. Stephen Longley, Foran: Rushed for 148 yards and 3 […] [Read More]