Connecticut High School Football

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Undefeated Shelton hosts Xavier in a key SCC clash on Friday night,

Guide to the Games: Week 9

FRIDAY  NVL Ansonia (7-1) at Woodland (3-4) 6:30 p.m.: The rematch of last year’s NVL and Class S championship games won’t generate nearly the same amount of buzz. Naugatuck (6-1) at Derby (6-1) 7 p.m.: The road to the postseason isn’t easy for the Red Raiders, starting with a visit from an NVL contender. Wolcott […] [Read More]

Elite 8 Week 8

Hearst Connecticut Media ranks the top regional high school football programs. 1. NEW CANAAN (7-0) (67 points, 5 first-place votes): Rams made a statement in crushing St. Joseph 41-14 last week. 2. DARIEN (8-0) (66, 3): Blue Wave better rest up against Harding before crucial dates with North Haven and New Canaan. 3. NEWTOWN (8-0) […] [Read More]
New Canaan's Frank Cognetta tries to break free from St. Joseph's Mufasha Abdul Basir in the Rams' 41-14 win on Saturday. (Photo by Christian Abraham)

Week 8: What’s hot, what’s not?

WHAT’S HOT SPRINTING TO THE FINISH: Has any team been more impressive the last two weeks than Notre Dame-West Haven, which has beaten Xavier and Cheshire to stay in the Class L hunt? The schedule doesn’t get any easier with games against Wilbur Cross and Hand the next two weeks, but the Green Knights’ (6-2) […] [Read More]
Derby QB Michael Kreiger.

Top performers: Week 8 in review

Offense Max German, Law: Rushed for 302 yards and 3 TDs on 36 carries in a 28-27 win over Guilford. Mike Kreiger, Derby: Went 12-of-18 passing for 314 yards, 3 TDs and 1 interception in a 62-44 win over Seymour. Ricky Bartone (123 yards and 3 touchdowns on 24 carries) and Josh Park (3 running […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC

Video: McMahon defeats Ludlowe, stays unbeaten in FCIAC

McMahon beat Ludlowe 27-7 in Norwalk Friday night to stay atop the FCIAC power point standings.   [Read More]

St. Joseph’s offense thwarted by New Canaan

In the days leading up to Saturday, New Canaan linebacker Zach Allen met his teammates at 6:30 a.m. for one-hour film sessions. The subject: No. 6 St. Joseph. “We were just preparing for them. When we saw a formation, we knew what was coming,” Allen said following the Rams’ 41-14 win on Saturday. “Our coaches, it’s just […] [Read More]

Kick coverage breakdowns worry Derby’s French in rout

Derby coach George French had considered the Red Raiders’ special teams a strength, so seeing Seymour return two kicks for touchdowns on Thursday certainly caught his attention. “This was not good,” French said following Derby’s 62-44 win over Seymour. “We had to change some things this game because of some injuries, but we have to go back […] [Read More]

Live updates: High school football, Week 8

Week 8 of the high school football season kicks off a day early thanks to Halloween. Follow along and join the conversation on Twitter with #cthsfb. [Read More]