High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
The stands were full, people were reuniting and Westhill was on its way to blowout victory to claim the City title and its first winning season since 1987. The Vikings should have been able to complete the game, shake hands with their opponents and claim their trophy at midfield, winning 40-0. Instead a brawl with […] [Read More]
Is it me, or does it seem like every year, the Ridgefield High football team spends its Thanksgiving watching the state scoreboard hoping its playoff bubble doesn’t burst. The Tigers capped an 8-2 regular season with a victory over Danbury on Wednesday, and will spend Thanksgiving watching the scoreboard with the hopes that things break […] [Read More]
The burning of the shoe. Legend has it, Ossie Solem, the head football coach at Springfield College in 1946, gathered his players after the final practice of the season and lit a football cleat on fire. He believed it would erase any ill will among teammates so they could play the last game clear of […] [Read More]
The NVL clash between Woodland and Seymour has been postponed to Friday at 10 a.m. at DeBarber Field due to the weather. Seymour is 6-4 and out of state playoff contention. Woodland is 9-2 and has clinched a berth in Class S. Due to the postponement, the CIAC will meet at Friday at 9 a.m. […] [Read More]
Tuesday SWC Oxford 28, Pomperaug 12: Steve Pearson scores two touchdowns as Wolverines exit SWC on a high note. Newtown 42, Masuk 7: Undefeated Nighthawks roll behind 256 yards, 5 TDs from Cooper Gold. New Fairfield 33, New Milford 12: Rebels claim Candlewood Cup, finish at 8-3 thanks to two touchdowns apiece from Mike McCourt […] [Read More]
There will be plenty of anxiety at Thanksgiving dinner tables across the state on Thursday as the final regular-season high school football scores come pouring in and state playoff aspirations are either realized or shattered in an instant. Here’s how the playoff picture is shaping up in Greater Danbury: Undefeated Newtown has locked up the […] [Read More]
For the first time since 2009, Masuk will not be in the state playoffs. The Panthers wrapped up their season 7-4 on Tuesday in a 42-7 loss to undefeated Newtown at Benedict Field. Nighthawks senior running back Cooper Gold played a pivotal role in wet, sloppy conditions, rumbling for 256 yards and five touchdowns on […] [Read More]