High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
How spectacular has Greenwich High School junior running back Austin Longi been the past five games? Danbury High School coach Dan Donovan said he would have settled for Longi scoring four touchdowns against his team Friday night and Cardinals coach Rich Albonizio said it’s actually a surprise when Longi gains five yards in a particular Read More
West Haven edged Shelton 35-26 at Ken Strong Stadium on Friday for its ninth-straight win. Quarterback Duane Gary rushed for a 9-yard run with 3:21 remaining to cap the scoring, as the Blue Devils clinched a berth in the Class LL state playoffs with one game left. Gary — a 5-foot-8, 158-pound senior — rushed Read More
Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. NEW CANAAN (10-0) (9): Rams roll to 52-3 win over Trinity Catholic minus QB Nick Cascione. NEXT: FCIAC championship vs. St Joseph at McDougall Stadium, Friday, 7 pm 2. ANSONIA (10-0) (1): No scare on Thursday with lopsided Read More
Emotions were riding high for Fairfield Prep after its 38-28 win at Shelton in Week 5. The Jesuits were positioning themselves deeper among the state’s contenders — 4-1 and eighth in the Top 10 poll — and further away from a stunning, last-second loss to St. Joseph off a Hail Mary. Yet, all the momentum Read More
Peter Swindell of New Canaan has established himself as one of the best kickers in the region with his strong leg and accuracy. But the sophomore is more than just a kicker. He’s a trick-shot artist. Earlier this week, Swindell did a little showing off for the camera.
Nine games doesn’t make a career, but it can help cement a reputation. Bobby Drysdale of Brookfield High School has quickly made a name for himself, rushing for 1,518 yards and 22 touchdowns. “We knew Bobby was something special,” said Brookfield coach Rich Angarano. “He was a great runner on the freshman team last year Read More
THURSDAY NVL | By Doug Bonjour Crosby (1-8) at Ansonia (9-0), 6: Chargers escaped major scare from Seymour last week. Don’t expect much drama in this one. FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Greenwich (6-3) at Danbury (3-6), 6:00: Cardinals playing for nothing more than pride for first time in long time. Read More
As the debate rages on as to who is the better team, New Canaan or Ansonia, Rams coach Lou Marinelli tossed a little gasoline on the fire before taking the field for practice on Wednesday. “I know it’s going to sound presumptuous, but I’m not being that way at all, “Marinelli said with emphasis. Read More