Connecticut High School Football

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

Uni-Browse: Newtown, Pomperaug, New Canaan and Greenwich

Saw some SWC uniforms this week to add to the collection. As always email me at or hit me up on Twitter @EricsonSports if you want your school featured on Uni-Browse.   [Read More]
Seymour's Joey Salemme breaks free for a touchdown during last season's meeting with Ansonia.

Guide To The Games: Week 4

THURSDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson St. Joseph (3-0) at Darien (3-0) 3 p.m.: Game of the week with the winner getting an inside track to FCIAC Championship game. Fairfield Ludlowe (2-1) at  Harding (1-2) 3:30 p.m.: Falcons look to avoid losing two straight to Bridgeport schools. Danbury (2-1) at Bridgeport Central (1-2) 6 p.m.: […] [Read More]
Harding coach Eddie Santiago.

Harding coaches placed on administrative leave for alleged altercation

Harding football coach Eddie Santiago and assistant Jamesy Codrington have been placed on administrative leave for an alleged altercation following Saturday’s game against Norwalk, citywide athletic director Neil Kavey confirmed.“They won’t be on the sidelines tomorrow,” Kavey said Wednesday. News 12 first reported the alleged incident on Tuesday. Citing Bridgeport police, News 12 said that […] [Read More]
Elite 8

Elite 8 Week 4: New Canaan, Darien are 1-2

Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. NEW CANAAN (3-0) (64 points, 5 first-place votes): Heck of an achievement for Lou Marinelli, notching career win No. 300 2. DARIEN (3-0) (64, 2): Blue Wave look as good as advertised 3. ANSONIA (3-0) (49, 1): Chargers […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC
Wide receiver Randy Polonia, right, and Trinity Catholic are off to a 3-0 start. (Photo by Lindsay Perry)

Week 3: What’s hot, what’s not?

WHAT’S HOT SURPRISE, SURPRISE: If we’re ranking surprises, there’s none bigger than Trinity Catholic being 3-0. Although the Crusaders’ wins have come against teams with a combined 3-6 record, an undefeated September is a big deal for anyone. It’s an even bigger deal when you’re coming off an 0-11 campaign. WHAT ABOUT US?: Newtown and Brookfield […] [Read More]

Top performers: Week 3 review

Mykel Morris, Central: Accounted for an astounding 505 yards in 24-21 comeback victory over Ludlowe, the Hilltoppers’ first win. Ran 22 times for 285 yards and 3 TDs, including scoring runs of 10 and 79 yards, and completed 7-of-14 passes for 220 yards. Tyler Bailey, Ansonia: 5 TDs — 4 runs from scrimmage, the 5th […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC

Darien pass offense struggles in 41-0 Bassick rout

A 41-point margin of victory wouldn’t indicate much in the way of offensive struggles, but the Blue Wave’s first half against Bassick Saturday was full of them. On Darien’s first play from scrimmage, junior Hudson Hamill hauled in a 23-yard strike from Tim Graham, only to fumble into the endzone for an eventual Lions touchback. […] [Read More]

Stamford offense flourishing under Brown

With 134 points in three weeks, it’s tempting to wonder just how good Stamford’s offense can be this season behind quarterback Jalen Brown. “I knew we were going to get four out of our five starters back on the the offensive line, so that’s huge,” Black Knights coach Jamar Greene said. “We were able to […] [Read More]