High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
FRIDAY FCIAC By Scott Ericson Wilton (3-6) at Ridgefield (1-8) 6 p.m.: The Warriors have not beaten their rivals in 19 years. Ludlowe (4-5) at Stamford (5-4) 6 p.m.: Black Knights looking to get back to early-season form and finish above .500. Trumbull (3-6) at Bridgeport Central (2-7) 7 p.m.: Eagles have lost two in […] [Read More]
Connecticut Hearst Media ranks the top regional high school football programs: 1. NEW CANAAN (69 points, 6 first-place votes) (8-0 record): Last time Rams visited Trinity Catholic, New Canaan left with a loss. Crusaders would love to pull off the upset again. 2. DARIEN (64, 2) (9-0): Blue Wave host SCC’s North Haven Saturday. Teams […] [Read More]
Three teams come into play Saturday with perfect league records. Darien (9-0, 8-0 FCIAC); McMahon (7-1, 7-0 FCIAC) and New Canaan (8-0, 7-0 FCIAC) sit atop the standings coming into the final week of play prior to the championship game. Darien is finished with its FCIAC schedule, playing North Haven this weekend, but is also […] [Read More]
WHAT’S HOT CHARGING BACK: Trailing Woodland by 12 points late in the fourth quarter on Friday, NVL juggernaut Ansonia was staring at a loss that would’ve threatened its playoff hopes. Even without Arkeel Newsome, the Chargers have always seemed like a lock to make a deep run in Class S. After Tyler Bailey’s 5-yard touchdown […] [Read More]
Offense Jared Piatnik, Bethel: Ran for 4 TDs and passes for 2 (36 and 26 yards to Will Daniels) in 56-41 victory over New Milford. Jai’Quan McKnight and Tyler Bailey, Ansonia: McKnight threw 7 yards to Bailey for a TD on 4th down with 11.7 seconds to play to cap a furious comeback. Earlier, with […] [Read More]
Bullard-Havens Tech got the jump on Abbott Tech-Immaculate Saturday afternoon and locked up its sixth straight win with a 34-7 rout. Slow start Abbott Tech-Immaculate seemed to be just a step behind Bullard-Havens for most of the afternoon. Bullard-Havens required just four plays to go 80 yards for a touchdown on its opening possession. “The […] [Read More]
Shelton leaned heavily on senior quarterback Mark Piccirillo on Friday — maybe even more than they ever have. Piccirillo carried the ball a career-high 39 times for 238 yards to help the Gaels edge fellow SCC heavyweight Xavier 28-20. “He’s our horse. We just said, ‘Keep giving him the ball,’” Shelton coach Jeff Roy said […] [Read More]