After 13 years, 3 state championships, Darien’s Rob Trifone stepping down as head coach

Rob Trifone, who has led the Darien football program for the past 13 years, informed his team Friday he is stepping down as head coach. Since he took over as head coach in 2007, Trifone’s Blue Wave has compiled a 129-26 record with four FCIAC and three state championships. Darien earned the state’s final No. … Read more

St. Joseph tops final GameTimeCT football poll; Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan also in top 10

The championship game of the CIAC Class L Football Playoffs was a showdown of the top two ranked teams in the state – No. 1 Daniel Hand versus No. 2 St. Joseph from the FCIAC. So when coach Joe DellaVecchia’s St. Joseph’s Cadets prevailed in that battle of unbeatens by a 17-13 margin, in addition … Read more

Jah Joyner flips commitment then signs with Minnesota in big signing day for Danbury natives

DANBURY — It was a text that would change his entire future. When four-star defensive end Jah Joyner found out Boston College coach Steve Addazio was fired just two weeks ago by a fellow Eagles commit, it opened up his recruitment entirely. Unsure what was next, Joyner and Hatters coach Augie Tieri quickly put together … Read more

New Canaan’s Pyne makes it official, signs Letter of Intent with Notre Dame

NEW CANAAN — It’s been no secret Drew Pyne’s football future was with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The New Canaan senior made his verbal commitment long ago, but when he finally put his signature on paper Wednesday, Pyne was happy to celebrate while surrounded by family, including parents George and Helene, sisters Rachel and … Read more

No. 2 St. Joseph holds off No. 1 Hand in L title game classic, wins 3rd different class in 3 years

NEW BRITAIN — Jaden Shirden, after his usual big rushing day, smiled when his teammates on the other side of the ball came up in conversation, the defense that led St. Joseph to their third CIAC football championship in a row. “They’re some bad boys,” Shirden said. “They come out and play. They do their … Read more

Heartbreaking finish to terrific season for Darien

TRUMBULL — The seniors on the Darien football team have had many winning moments during the past few seasons. With such a high degree of success, the losses, of which there have been few, have always been difficult to take. None of them can compare to the heartbreaker the Blue Wave suffered in Saturday’s Class … Read more

On final play, Newtown wins Class LL title on anniversary of Sandy Hook

TRUMBULL — It was written in the stars and wasn’t going to end any other way. Three seconds left and facing overtime against a perennial powerhouse, Newtown conjured the magic a Hollywood writer couldn’t even dream of producing. Newtown’s storybook season had a magical ending Saturday as Riley Ward hauled in a 36-yard touchdown from … Read more

Defense Plus Shirden Carry Cadets To Class L Win Over Hand — And Likely No. 1 Ranking

NEW BRITAIN — In a season where it was overshadowed by a prolific offense that had games decided well before halftime, it was the defense that was going to have to come through if the St. Joseph football team was going to soar over the final hurdle and a dream more than three months in … Read more

Newtown Wins Class LL Title Over Darien On Final Play — On 7th Anniversary Of Sandy Hook

TRUMBULL — The last play of the 2019 Connecticut high school football season had already reached legendary status by the time Newtown wide receiver Riley Ward ripped off his helmet, tossed it high into the air and raced across the end zone to embrace a mob of delirious teammates. The top-seeded and undefeated Nighthawks won … Read more

Darien takes on Newtown for Class LL crown; St. Joseph faces Hand in Class L final

Class LL at McDougall Stadium, Trumbull HS No. 3 Darien (11-1) vs. No. 1 Newtown (12-0), 3 p.m. Watch: NFHS with subscription Click here for Class LL final capsule from Class L  at Veterans Stadium, New Britain No. 1 St. Joseph (12-0) vs. No. 2 Daniel Hand (12-0), 3 p.m. Watch: NFHS with subscription … Read more