Connecticut High School Football

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

All-FCIAC team

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  All-FCIAC Offense Position Name School QB Nick Cascione New Canaan QB Jordan Vazzano St. Joseph RB Mufasa Abdul-Basir St. Joseph RB Austin Longi Greenwich RB William Bonaparte Ridgefield WR Cole Turpin New Canaan WR T.J. Hayduk Trumbull WR Shane Miller St. Joseph WR Lars Pederson St. Joseph WR Griffin Ross Darien TE Brien Kerrigan […] [Read More]

Top performances: State playoff edition

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BULLDOZERS Arkeel Newsome, Ansonia RB: Career-best 492 yards — surpassing 10,000 — and 7 TDs on 26 carries in 49-21 Class S quarterfinal victory over Coginchaug. Followed with 265 yards and 5 TDs on 36 carries in 49-27 semifinal victory over Rocky Hill. Mufasha Abdul Basir, St. Joseph RB: 323 yards and 5 TDs on […] [Read More]

Newsome … all over

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Today was my second opportunity to see Arkeel Newsome in the last three years, and what impressed me was that he’s much more than a big-play running back. The UConn-bound senior forced a fumble with a nice hit; he repeatedly took snaps in the Wildcat formation and showed the ability to take a pounding from […] [Read More]
Barlow quarterback Jack Shaban carries the ball in a 62-34 loss to St. Joseph in Saturday's Class M semifinal. (Photo by Bob Luckey)

St. Joseph adjusts quickly to triple-option

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After scoring 84 points in the Class M state quarterfinals, St. Joseph enjoyed another monster day on offense Saturday. Even without star tailback Mufasha Abdul Basir, who suffered what coach Joe DellaVecchia believed to be a stinger on the game’s third play, the Cadets rolled Joel Barlow 62-34 in the semifinals. The Cadets have scored […] [Read More]
Brookfield head coach Rich Angarano .

Brookfield’s winning tradition continues

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It’s been quite a run so far for Brookfield High School head football coach Rich Angarano, who will be making his sixth trip to the state championship game with the Bobcats on Saturday. Angarano was an assistant on Tom Taylor’s staff when Brookfield won the 1995 state title with a 21-7 triumph over Wilton in […] [Read More]
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New Canaan moves onward

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With another dominating defensive performance, the New Canaan football team moved on to the Class L final with a 17-0 win over North Haven at Law High School Saturday afternoon. It was the second straight shutout for the Rams, who beat Farmington 46-0 in the quarterfinals. The reward for the Rams? Another date with arch […] [Read More]

Back to the final, Ansonia beats Rocky Hill

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Ho, hum: Arkeel Newsome ran for all of 265 yards Saturday. That’s all. No 400-yard barrage today. Don’t know if that will dissuade anyone from thinking Rocky Hill “lost to one guy.” Especially since Newsome made a big defensive play himself. “This is team work,” Newsome said. “I’m not doing all the work.” There’s a […] [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, NVL, State Playoffs
No. 1: Arkeel Newsome and Ansonia come in at No. 1

Elite 8: Ansonia No. 1, New Canaan No. 2 heading into semifinal weekend

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Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. ANSONIA (13-0) (5): Two games from perfect season, Rocky Hill up in S semis. 2. NEW CANAAN (12-1) (1): Rams taking on throwback North Haven in L semis. 3. DARIEN (11-1) (2): Blue Wave continue to roll through […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8 , FCIAC , NVL , SCC , State Playoffs | More