Connecticut High School Football

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

Foran defense steps up in win over Law

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BY MIKE FORNABAIO For a while this didn’t look like a battle between a 7-3 team and a 4-6 team that’d won three in a row. Late in the first quarter, total offense was something like 20-2. Foran was dropping passes. Law was falling down. Then, boom: David McLenithan was in there blocking a Law […] [Read More]

Wilton ends on a hight note after surviving a brutal schedule

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After losing six straight games due in part to a juggernaunt of a schedulethat included losses to FCIAC champ New Canaan, FCIAC runnerup St. Joseph, Class L No. 1 seed Darien, Trumbull and Class LL No. 8 seed Ridgefield, Wilton was determined to walk away from the 2013 football season with a victory. “After everything […] [Read More]

Newsome sets career-high in Ansonia romp

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UConn-bound running back Arkeel Newsome was again unstoppable for No. 2 Ansonia Thursday. In the final regular season game of his career, he rushed for a career-high 406 yards and seven touchdowns on 40 carries in a 66-28 win at Naugatuck. His final carry of the game was a 12-yard touchdown run with 11:22 remaining […] [Read More]

State playoff rankings taking focus

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On Saturday, the CIAC will meet to formally approve the state playoff rankings. But with just one game left to play this week — Woodland at Seymour, Friday at 10 a.m. — the outcomes are all but set. Here’s a quick look at the unofficial matchups as of Thanksgiving. The playoffs begin next week with […] [Read More]

Bethel shuts out Brookfield, clinches Class M playoff berth

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The Gavel-Swanson Cup is staying in Bethel, and the Wildcats are headed to the state playoffs. For the third straight year, Bethel beat Brookfield on Thanksgiving Day. And for the third time in coach Jason Gill’s tenure, the Wildcats needed the victory to qualify for the Class M playoffs. “This is the third time we’ve […] [Read More]

St. Joseph crushes Trumbull on the ground

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St. Joseph had already secured its berth in the state playoffs. Trumbull needed a win and a little bit of help to do the same. The Cadets ultimately dashed their crosstown rival’s hopes. Scoring touchdowns on five of their six first-half possessions, the Cadets steamrolled Trumbull 61-26 on Thanksgiving morning at home. They were just […] [Read More]

Bright futures for Piccirillo, Kreiger

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Shelton pretty much had its way with Derby Thursday morning, but one position neither team will have to worry about next season is quarterback. Shelton’s Mark Piccirillo, who was the MVP of the Gaels’ 56-20 victory, and Derby signal-caller Michael Kreiger are both juniors. Piccirillo used his running ability to the max, powering his way […] [Read More]
Categories: NVL, SCC

McMahon gets Norwalk by grabing momentum at end

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Coaches love to see their teams deliver a full 48 minutes of consistent play. It’s the best path to victory. But most coaches acknowledge that despite their players’ best efforts, and even with sharply devised schemes on offense and defense, the opposition is usually able to assert itself. The 53rd battle between McMahon (8-2) and […] [Read More]