High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
The burning of the shoe. Legend has it, Ossie Solem, the head football coach at Springfield College in 1946, gathered his players after the final practice of the season and lit a football cleat on fire. He believed it would erase any ill will among teammates so they could play the last game clear of Read More
The NVL clash between Woodland and Seymour has been postponed to Friday at 10 a.m. at DeBarber Field due to the weather. Seymour is 6-4 and out of state playoff contention. Woodland is 9-2 and has clinched a berth in Class S. Due to the postponement, the CIAC will meet at Friday at 9 a.m. Read More
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