High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Fairfield Ludlowe (2-0) at Bridgeport Central (0-2) 7 p.m.: Falcons can move to 3-0 with a win up the road in Bridgeport. St. Joseph (2-0) at Ridgefield (0-2) 7 p.m.: Skinny: Cadets open play in the FCIAC after two quality out of conference wins put them in the state […] [Read More]
This week we feature Norwalk, Danbury, Westhill and Trinity Catholic. If you have a uniform you want featured email me at Scott.Ericson@scni.com or tweet at me @EricsonSports [Read More]
Hearst Connecticut Media’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs: 1. NEW CANAAN (2-0) (42 points, 3 first-place votes): After resting up against Bassick, Rams have chance to squash winless Greenwich. 2. DARIEN (2-0) (39, 1): Gutsy win by the Blue Wave, rallying in the second half at Cardinal Stadium. 3. ANSONIA […] [Read More]
WHAT’S HOT STAPLE-S ON DEFENSE: No team has been more impressive on defense than Staples. After shutting out Wilton 24-0 on Friday, the Wreckers have surrendered only three points in two games. Yes, three. Coach Marce Petroccio said last week that Staples has “aggressive kids this year who really want to hit people,” and it’s […] [Read More]
Offense Jai’Quan McKnight and Tyler Bailey, Ansonia: McKnight, a senior QB, gained 155 yards with TD runs of 45 and 34 yards on 19 carries while junior RB Bailey added 77 yards and 2 TDs on 17 carries in 36-6 victory over Derby. It was the Chargers’ 45th straight win, four shy of Cheshire’s state […] [Read More]
Bethel’s dominant ground game proved too much for Notre Dame-Fairfield on Saturday, and the Wildcats ran away with a 66-36 win, improving to 2-0. O-line domination A team doesn’t score 66 points without a strong effort from the offensive line, and Bethel’s starting five of left tackle Eric Almonte, left guard Giavonni Fauntleroy, center […] [Read More]
This time around, it didn’t take a Hail Mary for St. Joseph to beat Fairfield Prep. Instead, the Cadets gave the ball to Mufasha Abdul Basir and watched him run. Abdul Basir rushed for 272 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries to lead the Cadets to a runaway 48-33 win over the Jesuits. “I […] [Read More]