Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Nick Cacione slides in the end zone after scoring.
Photot/ Autumn Driscoll

Let it snow: New Canaan wins Class L title

What a day at Boyle Stadium. Woke up this morning with snow on the window and the dreadful feeling that they may not play the Class L championship game. What a shame that would have been. Boyle was not full and nowhere near the 10,000 that packed it on Thanksgiving in 2008 but both bleachers […] [Read More]
Ansonia running back Arkeel Newsome holds six state records. (Christian Abraham/Staff photographer)

Arkeel Newsome by the numbers

Ansonia running back Arkeel Newsome put a wrap his spectactular and record-setting career with a Class S championship Friday night. We take a look at his final statistics. These are the final numbers for Ansonia senior running back Arkeel Newsome: CAREER 943 carries 10,672 yards (state record) 187 TDs (state record) 39 2-point conversions 1,162 […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, NVL, State Playoffs

Title No. 19: Ansonia 51, Woodland 12

It looks like just another one of those Ansonia runaways, another night when Arkeel Newsome ran roughshod over another team on the way to a perfect season and another Class S title. But you hear Ansonia talk about worrying about running against them, and Woodland talking about simplifying their schemes to contain Newsome. “Nobody’s run […] [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, NVL, State Playoffs

New Canaan-Darien state final moved to Stamford

The Class L state championship game between New Canaan and Darien has been moved to Stamford’s Boyle Stadium. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Arute Statium on the campus of Central Connecticut State University at 2pm  as part of the CIAC’s championship Saturday. Darien and New Canaan High School are separated by […] [Read More]

LL, L state finals shifted because of winter weather

The forecast for snow has forced the CIAC to alter its Saturday schedule for the state football finals. The Class L final between Darien and New Canaan has been pushed to 11:05 a.m. at Stamford’s Boyle Stadium. It was previously scheduled for 2:05 p.m. at Central Connecticut State’s Arute Field. The Class LL final between […] [Read More]

Could Saturday’s schedule change? Just how good is St. Joseph’s offense? And more…

On Wednesday, the CIAC held its annual state football final luncheon at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Before we get to a few details on each team, we note that there could (yes, could) be a change to Saturday’s schedule. As of now, the day of events at Central Connecticut State’s Arute Field reads […] [Read More]
Tailback Arkeel Newsome will play his final game of his Ansonia career when the Chargers face Woodland Friday in the S final. (Photo by Christian Abraham)

Newsome’s numbers at a glance

Tailback Arkeel Newsome will play the final game in his storied high school career when Ansonia meets Woodland in the Class S state final on Friday at 7 p.m. Here’s the eye-popping statistics for the Chargers’ senior. Career 909 carries 10,413 yards (state record) 183 TDs (state record) 38 2-point conversions 1,136 points (state record) […] [Read More]
Darien's Will Hamernick seals his team's 13-7 win by breaking up a fourth down pass intended for Middletown's Jacob Homar.

Darien holds off Middletown in Class L semifinals

Another day, another nail-biting win for the Darien football team. The Blue Wave turned back Middletown 13-7 at Pomperaug High School in the Class L semifinals, crawling out of a 7-0 halftime hole and keeping the Blue Dragons’ offense at bay to advance to Saturday’s championship clash with rival New Canaan. Defense holds firm: Just […] [Read More]