High school football Thanksgiving Day live updates and results

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St. Joseph’s Maxwell Warren runs with the ball during a game against Greenwich in Trumbull on Oct. 16.

St. Joseph’s Maxwell Warren runs with the ball during a game against Greenwich in Trumbull on Oct. 16.

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Read up on the Thanksgiving high school football matchups and come back for live updates during the games. 

Darien at New Canaan

Live updates

From Hearst CT's Dave Stewart

New Canaan defeats Darien 12-7 and wins its fourth straight Turkey Bowl 

New Canaan will be punting from its 16, leading Darien 12-8 with 1;40 to go

New Canaan still holds 12-7 lead on Darien with 4:18 to go. Rams have the ball on their own 20. 

Cognetta gets to Drake in the end zone. New Canaan gets safety and leads Darien 12-7 with 16.8 left in the third 

Drake to Lesperance for 41 yard TD. Darien breaks through and trails New Canaan 10-7 with 8:12 to go in the third 

New Canaan stops Darien on fourth down, then Vin Cognetta goes 62 yards for a TD. Rams lead Darien 10-0 with 9:17 to go in the 3rd 

At halftime, New Canaan leads Darien 3-0. Defenses are ruling, Darien had 23 yards of offense in the first half, NC had 60

Ty Groff puts NC on the board with a 39-yard field goal with 9:16 to go in the second qtr.

New Canaan leads Darien 3-0. First quarter was scoreless 

St. Joseph at Trumbull

The Rumble in Trumbull

Final St Joseph 35, Trumbull 7

St. Joseph’s Ethan Long makes his 3rd interception of the game and he takes this one back for a TD 

St. Joseph 35, Trumbull 7 with 11:24 left #cthsfb

And St Josephs Maxwell Warren takes the ensuing kickoff back for a TD  St. Joseph leads Trumbull 28-7 with 11:43 left #cthsfb

Trumbull gets on board as Hunter Agosti takes it himself for 1-yard TD run #cthsfb 11:56 left St. Joseph 21, Trumbull 7

St. Joseph’s Matt Morrissey finally breaks out with his legs to take this TD in and got popped getting into the end zone 

St. Joseph 21, Trumbull 0 with 2:01 left in 3Q #cthsfb

And St Joseph’s Ethan Long picks it right back off. His second interception of the game with 3:26 left in 3Q #cthsfb

Trumbull’s Owen Salano with the interception with 4:18 left in 3Q #cthsfbPete Paguaga @PetePaguaga

Trumbull’s D holds and St. Joes’ misses FG.  Trumbull takes over at own 20 with 7:35 left in 3Q #cthsfb

Trumbull’s Jack Durland picks off Morrissey in the end zone.  But penalties on both sides and offset so St Joes keeps ball #cthsfb Still 14-0.

Halftime St Joseph 14, Trumbull 0 #cthsfb

St. Joseph extends lead over Trumbull to 14-0 as MATT Morrissey hits a wide open Maxwell Warren for a 41-yard TD 4:13 left in half #cthsfb

End of 1  St. Joseph 7, Trumbull 0 

Trumbull to punt to start 2Q #cthsfb

St. Joseph’s scores as Matt Morrissey hits Riley Jordan for a 1-yard TD catch. 

St. Joseph 7, Trumbull 0 with 1:02 left in 1Q #cthsfb

Trumbull has held the goal line on 3 straight plays. St Joes takes a TO with 4th and goal from 1 looming with 1:07 left in 1Q #cthsfb

With Trumbull driving St Joes Ethan Long picks off a pass and takes it back to the Trumbull 1-yard line with 2:32 left in 1Q #cthsfb

And Trumbull’s Corbin smith gives the eagles breathing room with a 27-yard run #cthsfb

Trumbull defense forces punt by Matt Morrissey puts it on the 2-yard line 

Trumbull fumbles inside the red zone and St Joes recovers and returns it to the 45 with 7:28 left in 1Q #cthsfb

Naugatuck at Ansonia

Live updates 

From Hearst CT's Joe Morelli:  

Final from Jarvis. Naugatuck 14, Ansonia 7. Greyhounds snap Ansonia's 103-game NVL winning streak

Naugy with the interception. Greyhounds will pull the huge upset. 

Ansonia gets ball back with 92 seconds left. 84 yards to end zone. 

Naugy 3rd and 5 with 230 left. Ansonia spends last timeout. 

Ansonia was going to get ball back but Sterling Griffin roughed the punter. Personal foul. 247 left, Naugy 14-7. 

Huge stop for Naugatuck, Kaminski sacked, loses ball. Naugy leads 14-7 with 450 left. 

Ansonia deep in Naugy territory, faces 4th and 3 with 503 left. Tom Brockett calls for timeout for Ansonia.

49 yard reception set up Naugy at Ansonias 12. Aiden Robertson on the catch. 

Mike Deitlebaum 12 yard TD for Naugatuck, the Greyhounds take 14-7 lead with 8:01 left. Ansonia long NVL winning streak squarely on the line here at Jarvis. 

Thru 3 here at Jarvis. Fast moving game, Ansonia and Naugatuck tied 7-7 in 120th meeting.

Mistakes, turnovers, dropped passes, a little of everything on both sides. Ansonia and Naugy ties 7-7 under 2 minutes left 3rd Q.

Jeff Hall 51 yard TD run on Naugys 1st possession of 2nd half. Tied at 7 with Ansonia. 

Ansonia 7, Naugatuck 0, halftime.

Ansonia QB Chris Kaminski on the 1 yard keeper for the touchdown with 30.2 seconds left 1st half. Chargers take 7-0 lead.

Ansonia on Naugatuck 6 with 52,6 seconds left before half.

Ansonia stops Naugy on 4th down again. Scoreless with under 4 minutes until halftime. 

End of 1st quarter here at Jarvis no score between Ansonia and Naugy. Fast moving quarter. Both teams stopped the other on 4th down, altho Machi Ingram has the TD in his hands for Ansonia. 

Staples at Greenwich

Greenwich wins 34-28. Final

Overtime, of course, for an LL playoff spot. Greenwich-Staples tied at 28 #cthsfb

One last play. Timeout Greenwich on own 34. Tie game #cthsfb

Greenwich takes over on its own 35 20 seconds left #cthsfb

4th down, 27 ticks left

Staples faces 3rd and 13 with 37 ticks left, at Greenwich 37. Timeout. Tie game Class LL playoff berth on the line here #cthsfb

Wilson scores. Greenwich within 28-26, 2:54 left.
They’re going for it, of course.
Timeout: Staples…. #cthsfb

Foster running possessed, Greenwich at the 10, 3:54 left, down 8 #cthsfb

Blocked Greenwich punt puts Staples at the Greenwich 21 with 10:17 left, up 21-20 #cthsfb

End 3. Staples 21, Greenwich 20. Foster busts loose into Staples territory, at the Wreckers 44…. First down Greenwich When we return #cthsfb

Logan Galetta joins the pickoff party. That’s Greenwich’s third of Thompson and the 5th in the game. Leads to a Wilson TD run. 20-14, Greenwich 3:24 left 3 #cthsfb

Tyler Clark picks off a pass for Staples to thwart a Greenwich drive at the 6. Turnovers now even at two INTs apiece.
Still 14-13 Staples, 7:13 left 3 #cthsfb

Staples pickoff by Nick Armentano to end the half, Wreckers lead Greenwich 14-13. Good game so far. 

Sean Patrick Bowley @SPBowley

Rashe Campbell pickoff thwarts another Staples drive, still 14-13 Wreckers late 2nd #cthsfb

Chason Barber with the big TD catch on 4th down. Greenwich pulls within 14-13. XP is no good, however. Staples still leads, 4+ left 2nd Q #cthsfb

Tanner Conners takes a screen, brreaks a tackle and foes 54yds for a 14-7 Staples lead, 8:20 left 2nd #cthsfb

Staples rolls the dice, converts a 4th and 1 at midfield. Juat a few plays later: Miles Scarfo catches a 13 yd  TD from Thompson. 7-0 Staples mid 1 #cthsfb

Bethel at Brookfield

Live updates

From Hearst CT's Doug Bonjour:

Brookfield 24, Bethel 7 final 

Brookfield just got flagged for three seperate penalties on an interception return. About 60 yards worth of flags.

Bethel cuts into Brookfield's lead, 17-7 

End 3: Brookfield 17, Bethel 0 

Brookfield up 17-0 after marching downfield to begin the second half 

Half: Brookfield 10, Bethel 0

29-yd FG extends Brookfield lead to 10-0

End 1: Brookfield and Bethel scoreless. Bethel just forced another turnover, an interception

Brookfield coughs up a fumble at opponent's 29. Big play by Bethel. 

Bridgeport Central at Harding

Lives updates

From Hearst CT's Michael Fornabaio:

Dante Nunez adds a touchdown run late. Harding 54, Central 14, final.

Dante Dicks scores his second touchdown, and one play later gets his second interception. 48-14 Harding over Central, 6m left 

Keyon Dawkins 9 td run puts Harding up 41-14 late 3rd, run failed after Central ran into the kicker while blocking the first try 

Harding's first completed pass, Dante Dicks to Adrian Walker, is a 13-yard td. Up 35-14 over Central early 3rd 

Justin Thomas caps a wild final few minutes of the 1st half with a short td run, then adds the 2-point run. Harding leads Central 28-14 at halftime. 

Three plays later Dandre Dumas 52 td run for Harding, up 28-6 over Central 

Two plays later Central's Justin Thomas finds Daniel Echeverri wide open, goes 62 yards to cut Harding's lead to 21-6 

Hewitt Hoillet 8 td run, 21-0 Harding over Central, 3:31 left 2nd 

Rodney Rahming 20 td run, Harding goes up 14-0 over Central mid 2nd 

Remains 7-0 Harding over Central after one. Nielem Reid had a pick for Central,  but they couldn't do anything with it

10 rushes, 62 yards, Dante Dicks 4 run, Harding leads 7-0 early 


Amity at North Haven

Live updates

From Hearst CT's Maggie Vanoni

North Haven takes a knee to complete its 34-6 win over Amity this Thanksgiving.

Amity gets on the board with a 10-yard touchdown pass to senior John Coughlin at 6:43 in the fourth. North Haven stills leads 34-6.

Amity’s attempt at a comeback is intercepted at the 8-yard line and goes into the final quarter still down 34-0 to North Haven.

That’s the first half. Amity offense goes into the break with three turnovers on downs plus an interception. While north haven holds on to its 34-0 lead. 

Wow north haven senior Matt Dodge takes it 55 yards into the end zone to extend North Haven’s lead to 34-0. Amity really struggling to get anything going.

North Haven junior Jeffery Karvas having a game and runs it in for his second TD of the first half. North Haven leads Amity 27-0 with about 7 min left in the half. 

Another TD for North Haven after a one-yard run in by senior Jake Langer. North haven leads 19-0

First quarter ends with another North Haven touchdown and extend its lead over the Spartans to 13-0. 

Ludlowe at Warde

Shawn Sailer @ShawnSailer

FINAL: Final: Ludlowe 50 Warde 21

End three: Ludlowe 43 Warde 7 

Halftime: Ludlowe 36 Warde 7 #cthsfb
End one: Ludlowe 13 Warde 0 #cthsfb

  • RECORDS -- Warde 2-7, Ludlowe 4-5
  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Warde leads 17-9

  • AT STAKE -- The winner gets the Gallagher/Banyas Trophy.
Watertown at Torrington

Per Peter Wallace,

FINAL: Torrington 39, Watergown 7

9 minutes left: Torrington 33, Watertown 7

3rd Quarter: Torrington 26, Watertown 7

Halftime: Torrington 20, Watertown 7

Granby/ Canton at Gilbert/ Northwestern/ Housatonic

Freddy Camp with TD runs of 12 and 18 yards as Gilbert/NWR/Housy leads Granby/Canton 14-0 at the half #cthsfb GERRY deSIMAS COLLINSVILLE PRESS @CollinsvillePrs

  • RECORDS -- Gilbert/NW/Housy 5-2, Granby/Canton 7-2
  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- First year.

  • AT STAKE -- Granby/Canton has already clinched a spot in the Class M playoffs and can get a home quarterfinal game with a victory. For Gilbert/Northwestern/Housatonic, a win and an Avon loss and/or maybe some bonus help will give the Yellowjackets their first berth since 2013.
Westhill at Stamford

Stamford beats Westhill 14-7. First win of the year for Stamford and they keep Robotti Trophy 

End 3 Stamford 14 Westhill 7 #cthsfb

Zak punt block and TD for Stamford. 14-7 Stamford leads Westhill :25 left in third #cthsfb

Half Stamford 7 Westhill 7 #cthsfb

Wild play on punt. Bad snap leads to short punt scooped up by Stamford. Ref rules him out at 1. Stamford scores next play 7-7 6:00 left in half #cthsfb

Laba 7 yard run and Westhill takes 7-0 lead on Stamford early in second quarter #cthsfb

Incredible moment of unity here as Westhill and Stamford come together pregame to honor Jordan Martinez. His family was presented with jersey from independent team he played on last year #cthsfb

McMahon at Norwalk

Live updates 

From Dan Gardella

Final: Norwalk 50, Brien McMahon 0. Bears beat McMahon for the seventh straight year

End of 3Q: Norwalk 43, McMahon 0. 

3Q: 5:10: Cam Edwards with his fourth touchdown of the game, and the lead continues to grow. 43-0 Norwalk. 

Fun fact: This is the sixth straight season that Norwalk has scored 30+ points on Thanksgiving. This time they only needed 24 minutes to reach that mark.

Half: Norwalk 36, McMahon 0. 

2Q: 2:08: The beat goes on for Norwalk. Mysonne Pollard keeps it himself from a yard out to continue to open the Norwalk lead up. 36-0 Bears. 

2Q: 4:04: Cam Edwards with his third touchdown of the game, his first one through the air. He picks up the screen pass and rumbles 45 yards to the house.  29-0 Norwalk. 

2Q: 7:21: Norwalk adds another on a Shawn Brown 30-yard connection to Justin Oliver. 22-0 Bears. 

End of 1Q: Norwalk 15, McMahon 0.

1Q: 1:56: Andrew Hernandez boots a 41-yard field goal to extend the Norwalk lead. 15-0 Bears. 

1Q: 4:34: Cam Edwards does it again, this time a 72-yard scamper for his second touchdown in four carries. He’s got four rushes for 81 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 12-0 Norwalk. 

Norwalk has won the coin toss and will defer to the second half. McMahon will start with the ball this morning. 

Sheehan at Lyman Hall

The Carini Bowl

Sheehan Athletics @MTSAthletics

Congrats to Apollo Dubuc (Defense) & John Gogliettino (Offense) on winning the Carini Bowl MVPs! 

Carini Bowl:

Sheehan 28 Lyman Hall 9 final!

Sheehan 28 Lyman Hall 3, 8:15Q4

Gogliettino 51yd from Gorry (Gersz)

Sheehan 14 Lyman Hall 3 end q3

Q3 score: Gogliettino 41yd from Gorry (Gersz PAT) #cthsfb

Sheehan 7 Lyman Hall 3 half

Q2 score: Shook 8yd TD run (Gersz PAT) #cthsfb

  • RECORDS -- Lyman Hall 2-7, Sheehan 6-3

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Lyman Hall leads 26-22

  • SHEEHAN: Jacob Shook, Sr., RB/LB; Apollo Dubuc, Sr., OL/LB; Shaine Salvador, Jr., LB; Ryan Gersz, Sr., WR/DB.
  • AT STAKE -- A ninth-straight Carini Bowl title for Sheehan and an outside shot at returning to defend its Class S championship. For Lyman Hall, its first win in the series since 2011.

Law at Foran

Law defeats Foran 21-14 

Law vs Foran tied at 14 after three 

Jonathan Law Athletics @JLHSAthletics

Law’s John Neider  finds Anthony Andriolas for 4 yard TD on last play of half Jesse Viens kick ties Foran 7-7 @GameTimeCT

#cthsfbAfter an interception, Foran strikes first on a long td pass to take a 7-0 lead over Law with 5:52 left in the 1st #cthsfb #scc

Notre Dame-West Haven at Hamden

Live updates

From Mike Madera:

Final Hamden tops NDWH 35-12. Will play in the postseason 

With 5 minutes left in the game Hamden leads NDWH 35-12 

11 yard run touchdown for Sam Doumah. Hamden leads NDWH 35-12 

At the end of the third quarter Hamden leads NDWH 29-12

Camyran Winder 3rd rushing TD. 4th down run put Hamden on top 29-12 w 9:38 left 3rd 

Camyran Winder 4 yard TD run. Hamden leads NDWH 21-12 w 10 seconds left in half 

5 yard touchdown pass from Matthew Piechota to Robert Torres. Conversion failed. Hamden leads NDWH 13-12 

2 yard touchdown run for Camyran Winder. Hamden leads NDWH 13-6 

At the end of the first quarter Hamden leads NDWH 7-6 

JJ Gibson to Camyran Winder 33 yard TD pass. Hamden leads NDWH 7-6 w 4:22 left 1st qtr 

29 yard touchdown pass for Anthony Young from Michael Piechota. NDWH leads Hamden 6-0 

Hillhouse at Wilbur Cross

Live updates

Final: Hillhouse beats Wilbur Cross to win Elm City Bowl, 49-6

From Hearst CT's Will Aldam

END Q1: Hillhouse 15, Wilbur Cross 0 

Frank Danily with a 71-yard rushing TD for a 15-0 Hillhouse lead over Wilbur Cross 

Lee Granger takes in a 40-yard TD pass and Hillhouse leads Wilbur Cross 8-0 w/ 8:54 in Q1

Cheshire at Southington

The Apple Valley Classic

FINAL: Southington 17, Cheshire 10

Dan Nowak @NHRDanNowak

Apple Valley Classic: Lincoln Cardillo scores on a 3-yard run to give Southington a 17-0 lead over Cheshire with 2:29 to go 3rd quarter #cthsfb

Apple Valley Classic: Javon Thomas scores on a 4-yard run up th middle to give Southington a 10-0 lead over Cheshire with 8:24 to go 3rd quarter #cthsfb

Apple Valley Classic: The star of the first half was Southington QB Jack Barnum who completed 7-of-9 passes for 81 yards. His 40-yard field goal gave the Blue Knights a 3-0 lead over Cheshire at halftime #cthsfb

Apple Valley Classic: Second quarter ends with Southington leading Cheshire 3-0 at halftime #cthsfb

Apple Valley Classic: End of the first quarter and Southington leads Cheshire 3-0 #cthsfb

Apple Valley Classic: Jack Barnum kicks a 40-yard field goal to give Southington a 3-0 lead over Cheshire with 7:06 left 1st qtr #cthsfb

Branford at East Haven

The Beehive Bowl

Branford qualifies for state playoffs for first time since 2005 with a 33-0 win over East Haven #cthsfb

Stonington at Westerly (RI)

160th meeting

FINAL: Westerly (RI) 28, Stonington 14  - Final #cthsfb

Gavin Keefe @GavinKeefe NEW LONDON DAY
Half: Westerly 14, Stonington 7 #cthsfb

  • RECORDS -- Westerly 7-3, Stonington 5-4
  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Westerly leads 51-46-11 | ALL-TIME SERIES -- Stonington 74-69-17

  • 2019 RESULT -- Westerly 28-7

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- WESTERLY: Greg Gorman, Sr., DE; Zack Tuck, Jr., RB. STONINGTON -- Dorian White, Sr., QB/LB.

  • AT STAKE -- A win gives Stonington it’s first six-win season since 2016 and puts a cherry on top of a nice turnaround from 0-10 in 2019.

  • SPB’s PICK -- Westerly

  • PETE’S PICK -- Stonington

Norwich Free Academy at New London

The 158th Meeting

FINAL: NFA 9, New London 8

Jimmy Zanor @jzanorNB NORWICH BULLETIN

#cthsfb halftime NFA 7, New London 2

  • RECORDS -- New London 6-3, NFA 3-6 
  • ALL-TIME SERIES -- NFA leads 79-68-11

  • AT STAKE -- A seven-win season for New London and its first win in the series since 2017. For NFA, a fourth win and a third-straight series victory (and seventh win in eight meetings).
Fitch at Ledyard


New London Day: Mike DiMauro @BCgenius

FINAL: Fitch 9, Ledyard 0

Fitch 9-0 in fourth.

Fitch strikes first - with a safety. Fitch 2, Ledyard 0 with 5:47 left. Fitch has Mariano Rivera warming up in pen #cthsfb

End 3: Fitch 0, Ledyard 0. Ledyard punting from end zone #cthsfb

Halftime: Fitch 0, Ledyard 0

End 1: Fitch 0, Ledyard 0

  • RECORDS -- Ledyard 6-3, Fitch 7-2

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Ledyard leads 10-6

  • AT STAKE -- Colonel Ledyard’s Sword for the victor. Fitch has won the last four. Potential playoff spots on the line for both teams. Fitch needs to win and hope that two of Masuk, Hand and Thames River lose. Ledyard needs to win and hope at least Seymour, Morgan or Notre Dame-Fairfield lose to have any kind of shot at outpointing Stafford or Tolland.
Kennedy at Crosby

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Jimmy Lee Stadium, Waterbury, 10 a.m.

  • RECORDS -- Crosby 4-5, Kennedy 2-7

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Kennedy leads 11-5 since 2004

  • 2019 RESULT -- Kennedy 28-14

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- CROSBY: Tanner Leo, Sr., QB; Michael Scott, Jr., LB/RB; Taji Blizzard, Sr., WR/DB. KENNEDY: Damar Byrd, Sr., RB/DB.

  • AT STAKE -- A chance for Crosby to finish .500 for the first time since 2017 and bragging rights for the victor.

  • SPB’s PICK -- Crosby

  • PETE’S PICK -- Crosby

Weston at Barlow

The Turkey Bowl

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Joel Barlow High School, Redding, 10 a.m.

  • RECORDS -- Barlow 6-3, Weston 3-6

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Weston leads 21-14

  • 2019 RESULT -- Weston 20-9

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- BARLOW: Danny Shaban, Jr., RB/LB; Woodie Janki, Sr., QB. WESTON: Brad Barcello, Sr., RB/LB; Nate Luchetta, Sr., WR/DB.

  • AT STAKE -- A win for Barlow snaps a three-game losing streak in the series, a win for Weston would end its season on a two-game winning streak.

  • SPB’s PICK -- Barlow

  • PETE’S PICK -- Barlow

East Lyme at Waterford

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Alumni Field, Waterford, 10 a.m.

  • RECORDS -- Waterford 4-5, East Lyme 4-5

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- East Lyme leads 9-7

  • 2019 RESULT -- Waterford 35-34 (OT)

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- WATERFORD: Will Sutman, Sr., OL/DL. EAST LYME: Will Anglin, Sr., QB/LB; Rowan Mundell, Sr., RB.

  • AT STAKE -- Bragging rights. A winning season. For East Lyme, finally easing the sting of 2019’s Waterford comeback victory.

  • SPB’s PICK -- East Lyme

  • PETE’S PICK -- Waterford

Bristol Eastern at Bristol Central

The Battle of the Bell

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Muzzy Field, Bristol, 10:30 a.m.

  • RECORDS -- Bristol Central 8-1, Bristol Eastern 4-5

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Bristol Central leads 36-23-2

  • 2019 RESULT -- Bristol Central 34-32 OT

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- BRISTOL CENTRAL: Victor Rosa, Sr., QB; BRISTOL EASTERN: Alex Marshall, Sr., RB. 

  • AT STAKE -- A win clinches a Class L playoff spot for Bristol Central, its first postseason since 1987. The Rams have an outside chance at a quarterfinal home game. A win for Bristol Eastern would clinch the Lancers’ first winning season since 2014 -- which was their last win in this series.

  • SPB’s PICK -- Bristol Central

  • PETE’S PICK -- Bristol Central

Wolcott at Holy Cross

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Municipal Stadium, Waterbury, 10 a.m.

  • RECORDS -- Holy Cross 7-2, Wolcott 3-6

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Holy Cross leads 12-4 since 2004

  • 2019 RESULT -- Wolcott 20-0

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- HOLY CROSS: Tom Ligi, Jr., RB/DB; Mahkai Wilson, Sr., LB. WOLCOTT: Mike Greene, Sr., QB/DB.

  • AT STAKE -- Holy Cross has already clinched a spot in the Class S playoffs. A win could get the Crusaders a home playoff game, but it depends on what goes on across the state. 

  • SPB’s PICK -- Holy Cross

  • PETE’S PICK -- Holy Cross

O'Brien at Platt Tech

The 7-Mile Bowl

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Lawmen Stadium, Law High School, Milford, 10 a.m.

  • RECORDS -- Platt Tech 5-4, O’Brien Tech 2-7

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Platt Tech leads 6-3

  • 2019 RESULT -- O’Brien Tech 44-19

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- PLATT TECH: Nylen Wilson, Sr., DE/OL; Jehu Wade, Jr., WR/DB. O’BRIEN TECH: Elijah Moore, Sr., QB; Jeff Merce, Sr., OL/DL; Jackson Bialek, Sr., OL/LB.

  • AT STAKE -- The 7-Mile Bowl trophy. O’Brien has won the last three meetings after Platt Tech won the first six.

  • SPB’s PICK -- Platt Tech 

  • PETE’S PICK -- Platt Tech

Platt at Maloney

The Stoddard Bowl

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Falcon Field, Meriden 10:30 a.m.

  • RECORDS -- Maloney 8-1, Platt 5-4

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Maloney leads 31-30-1 on Thanksgiving (32-30-1 Maloney leads overall)

  • 2019 RESULT -- Maloney 42-6

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- MALONEY: Angel Arce, Sr., QB; Josh Boganski, Jr., RB; Michael Reddick, Sr., LB/OL; TyleeFlowers, Sr., DB/WR. PLATT: Antwone Santiago, Sr., DB/WR; Amari Rodriguez, Soph., RB/LB; Avery Robinson, Jr., QB. 

  • AT STAKE -- A win locks up a home playoff game and possibly the top seed for Maloney in Class L. Platt could tie the Thanksgiving series with a win and finish with a winning record.

  • SPB’s PICK -- Maloney

  • PETE’S PICK -- Maloney

Plainville at Farmington

The Olde Canal Cup

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Farmington High School, Farmington, 10 a.m.

  • RECORDS -- Farmington 0-9, Plainville 6-3

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Farmington leads 7-2

    2019 RESULT -- Plainville 27-21

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- FARMINGTON: Kevin Ives, Jr., QB; Luke Watson, Jr., RB/LB; Ryan Parker, Sr., DB/WR. PLAINVILLE: MJ Bakaysa, Jr., QB; Alex Santini, Sr., OL/DL, Michale Cavallo, Sr., LB.

  • AT STAKE -- A Plainville win, coupled with some bonus help or losses by Avon or Gilbert/NW/Housatonic wil lock up a second-consecutive playoff spot in Class M. For Farmington, a chance to win its first game in the final game of the year.

  • SPB’s PICK -- Plainville

  • PETE’S PICK -- Plainville


North Branford at Coginchaug/ Hale Ray/ East Hampton

The Route 17 Bowl

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Coginchaug High School, Durham, 6 p.m.

  • RECORDS -- Coginchaug 5-4, North Branford 2-6

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Coginchaug leads 3-1

  • 2019 RESULT -- Coginchaug 16-14

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- COGINCHAUG: Anthony Toth, Sr., RB/LB; Chris Progano, Sr., WR/CB. NORTH BRANFORD: Mason Provencher, Jr., QB; Ian Kamienski, Jr., WR/DB; Dom Langello, Jr., LB.

  • AT STAKE -- Bragging rights. 

  • SPB’s PICK -- Coginchaug

  • PETE’S PICK -- Coginchaug

Northwest United at Abbott Tech/Immaculate

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Mustang Valley, Danbury, 10 a.m.

  • RECORDS -- ATI 5-4, Northwest United 6-3


  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- ABBOTT TECH/IMMACULATE: Justin Acevedo, Sr., QB; Justyn DeFonce, Jr., WR/DB.

  • NORTHWEST UNITED: Ben Conti, Sr., QB; Jason Marques, RB/LB; Jason Mauro, Sr., WR/LB. 

  • AT STAKE -- This is the first matchup on Thanksgiving between these two teams. In the previous four seasons ATI played MCW United, which became Northwest United when it added Nonnewaug and dropped Housatonic. ATI had won all four of those meetings. 


  • PETE’S PICK -- Northwest United

Woodstock Academy at Killingly

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Killingly High School, Dayville, 10 a.m.

  • RECORDS -- Killingly 8-0, Woodstock Academy 7-2

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Killingly leads 1-0 (55-6 in 2017).

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- WOODSTOCK: Ethan Davis, Sr., QB/DB; Huck Flanagan, DE/OT; Everett Michalski, Sr. OL/DL. KILLINGLY: Jack Sharpe, Sr., RB/LB; Sore Rief, Soph., RB/LB; Keith Perry, Jr., LB. 

  • AT STAKE -- Class M playoff spot: Clinched. Home quarterfinal game: Cinched. A win truly locks up the top seed in Class M for ECC Division III champion Killingly. For ECC Division II champion Woodstock, its first eight-win season and -- easily -- the biggest win in program history.

  • SPB’s PICK -- Killingly

  • PETE’S PICK -- Killingly

East Catholic at Northwest Catholic

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Neil J. Brewer Field, West Hartford, 10:30 a.m.

  • RECORDS -- Northwest Catholic 2-6, East Catholic 2-7

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- Northwest Catholic leads 4-1

  • 2019 RESULT -- Northwest Catholic 53-6

  • ON THE AIR/WEB -- WJMJ 88.9-FM / 93.1-FM
  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- NORTHWEST CATHOLIC: Matt Chuchro, Sr., QB; Boomer Staunton, Soph., DB. EAST CATHOLIC: Mathieu Zazzaro, Sr., QB; Cole Terra, Sr., OL/DL.

  • AT STAKE -- Bragging rights in this Catholic School showdown.

  • SPB’s PICK -- East Catholic

  • PETE’S PICK -- Northwest Catholic

Fairfield Prep at West Haven

Final. Fairfield Prep tops WH 28-7 

Pete Paguaga @PetePaguaga
Final: Fairfield Prep 28, West Haven 7 #cthsfb 

Prep wins its 4th straight in this series 

Prep clinches home QF in Class LL@ playoffs 

West Haven’s playoff hopes are still alive, but they’ll need help tomorrow

Prep stops WH on downs, has ball on WH 29 w 8:27 to go. Connor Smith in from 29 yards out. Prep up 28-7 

Mike Madera @MikeMadera2

End 3rd qtr, Prep 21, WH 7

Prep stops WH on downs, has ball on WH 29 w 8:27 to go. Connor Smith in from 29 yards out. Prep up 28-7 

Daniel Barnick 6 yd TD run as Prep answers to take 21-7 lead w 3:15 left 3rd qtr #cthsfb

West Haven uses 11 plays to go 80 yards to start 2nd half. Amir Nakome 1 yard run on 4th down gets WH within 14-7 w 5:43 left 3rd qtr #cthsfb

Correction. Jack Mullen on punt recovery for TD. Prep up 14-0 at half over WH #cthsfb

Prep blocks punt. Marco Firmender recovers for TD. Prep up 14-0 w 26 seconds left 1st half #cthsfb

After 3 timeouts, WH to punt from its own 2 with 33 seconds left 1st half. Prep up 7-0 #cthsfb

WH misses 27 yard FG. FP up 7-0 w 6:44 left 1st half #cthsfb

End 1st qtr, Prep leads WH 7-0 #cthsfb

Told the touchdown below is Tim Pearson.

Mike Madera @MikeMadera2
Prep holds WH on downs. Takes over at FP 30 w 6:50 left 1st qtr. Scoreless #cthsfb

Masuk at Newtown

Final: Masuk football stuns Newtown, 24-21, earns Class L berth

Jake Dellapiano picks off Magazu and it’s Masuk’s ball at midfield w/ 31 seconds left #cthsfb

END Q3: Masuk 14, Newtown 14

Masuk ties Newtown 14-14 as Dylan Jackson hits Justin Briganti for a 17-yard touchdown with 50 seconds left in 3rd quarter.

Halftime: Newtown 14, Masuk 7 With 15 seconds left, Magazu hit Andrew Swierbut for a 25-yard TD and Newtown lead.

Will Aldam @AldamWill
END Q1: Masuk 7, Newtown 7 #cthsfb

Newtown ties Masuk 7-7 on Dylan Magazu's 2-yard TD w/1:45 left.

Nick Saccu starts the scoring on a 2-yard Nick Saccu TD for a 7-0 Masuk lead over Newtown #cthsfb

Ridgefield at Danbury

Scott Ericson @EricsonSports

Ridgefield holds on for 13-8 win over Danbury #cthsfb

Danbury D scores again, this tone a safety. Ridgefield 13 Danbury 8 9:37 left #cthsfb

End 3 Ridgefield 13 Danbury 6 #cthsfb

Delay in Danbury. Official injured.

Danbury scores :30 into second half on 39 yard run by Thomas. Ridgefield 13 Danbury 6 #cthsfb

Half Ridgefield 13 Danbury 0 #cthsfb

Ridgefield another FG now leads Danbury 13-0 in second #cthsfb

7:46 left in half Ridgefield takes 10-0 lead on 28 yard FG #cthsfb

End 1 Ridgefield 7 Danbury 0 #cthsfb

Cromwell/Portland at Rocky Hill

The Shunpike Showdown

Bob Lazzari @Bob_Lazzari

Final score: Cromwell 33 Rocky Hill 21. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb @ciacfb

Hair 14 yard TD run for Cromwell.  Rocky Hill leads 21-20, early 4q. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

End of 3rd: Rocky Hill 21 Cromwell 14. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

Cromwell's Owen Brunk with an 88 yd KO return. Rocky Hill leads Cromwell 21-14, 3q. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

Dominique 4 yd TD run for Rocky Hill.  Terriers leading Cromwell 21-7, 3rd q. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

Halftime: Rocky Hill 14 Cromwell/Portland 7. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

Dominique 8 yd TD run for Rocky Hill.  Trailing Cromwell 7-6, 1q. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

Brisson to Williams 44 yd TD pass. Cromwell 7 Rocky Hill 0, 1q. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

Guilford at Hand

Dave Phillips @davephillips41

FINAL Hand 43, Guilford 18

4:42 to play Hand 43, Guilford 12 

end 3rd quarter Hand 36, Guilford 6 #cthsfb

1:11 til half hand 36 Guilford 0 

4:41 remaining first quarter Hand 14 Guilford 0 #cthsfb

Windsor at Middletown

Paul Augeri @augeri_paul

Final: @WHSFootballCT 33, @mhsbluedragons1 18. Warriors headed to Class L playoffs. Middletown finishes season 4-6. #cthsfb @GameTimeCT

What was a 14-10 game is now a 33-10 lead for @WHSFootballCT after Kyshawn Sager’s pick 6. Final minutes ahead. Warriors clinching Class L playoff berth. @GameTimeCT 

Shawn Bell with his 3rd TD of night for @WHSFootballCT. 4:43 left in Q4 and Warriors lead @mhsbluedragons1 26-10. #cthsfb @GameTimeCT

Corey Mackey picks Colin Skene inside 8 minutes left with @WHSFootballCT protecting 20-10 vs. @mhsbluedragons1 l. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

Chilli White returns ensuing kickoff 86 yards for @WHSFootballCT. Dagger for the @mhsbluedragons1. PAT blocked again. Warriors lead 20-10 with 2:40 left in Q3. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

After a @WHSFootballCT punt, @mhsbluedragons1 drive inside the Warriors' 10. Griffin Ladd with the 26-yard FG with 2:54 to go in Q3. Windsor 14, Middletown 10. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

@mhsbluedragons1 INT for naught. 4th & 46 from own 28. @WHSFootballCT takes over at its own 49 with 7:49 left in Q3. #cthsfb @GameTimeCT

After @mhsbluedragons1's first TD, Matt Steuerwald picks off @WHSFootballCT QB Elijah Cromartie and returns it 35 yards to the Warriors' 35. MHS in business early in 2nd half. #cthsfb @GameTimeCT

David De'Leon bursts through the middle on @mhsbluedragons1's 4th play into 2nd half. Griffin Ladd's kick is good. @WHSFootballCT 14, Middletown 7 1:22 into Q3. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

David De'Leon bursts through the middle on @mhsbluedragons1's 4th play into 2nd half. Griffin Ladd's kick is good. @WHSFootballCT 14, Middletown 7 1:22 into Q3. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

Halftime: @WHSFootballCT 14, @mhsbluedragons1 0. Warriors RB Shawn Bell with 123 yards rushing on 14 carries and both Warrior TDs in the 1st half. #cthsfb @GameTimeCT

Shawn Bell scampers 18 yards up the middle for his 2nd score for @WHSFootballCT. PAT attempt is blocked. Warriors 14, @mhsbluedragons1 0, 1:09 to go in 1st half. @GameTimeCT #cthsfb

Shawn Bell with the 3-yard TD run and Raymond Rodriguez with 2-point catch for the conversion. @WHSFootballCT 8, @mhsbluedragons1 0, 10:24 left in first half. #cthsfb @GameTimeCT

@WHSFootballCT and @mhsbluedragons1 scoreless after 1Q with Warriors driving at Middletown 30. #cthsfb @GameTimeCT

Stratford at Bunnell

Joe Morelli @nhrJoeMorelli

Stratford 13, Bunnell 9, final. Red Devils reclaim Manning Harvey trophy. #cthsfb

Stratford recovers fumble on a 4th and 1 play by Bunnell with 229 left. Stratford leads 13-9 under 2 left. 

Jake Kszywanos with the 4-yard TD for Stratford with 515 left. 2 point pass fails Devils lead Bunnell 13-9. 

9-7 Bunnell over Stratford as we begin 4th quarter. #cthsfb

Stratford leads Bunnell 7-0 at halftime

Each team has a turnover. Still no score Bunnell and Stratford with 243 left 1st half. Stratford with ball in Bunnell territory. #cthsfb

Eggleston 30 yard gain sets Bunnell up in red zone, but Stratford defense stops the Bulldogs again on 4th down. Still no score, under 7 left before halftime. #cthsfb

Its 0-0 between Stratford and Bunnell thru one quarter. Not a single pass has been thrown. The one big play was Stratford stopping Bunnells Jordyn Eggleston on 4th down deep in Red Devil territory..#cthsfb

Thames River at Quinbaug

The River Valley Classic

FINAL: Quinebaug 57, Thames River 13

QB keeper for Quinebaug 57-13 lead over Thames River with 2:47 left in game. #cthsfb

Jeff Jacobs @jeffjacobs123
Thames River cuts QV lead to 49-13 near end of three quarters. #cthsfb

Make that six TDs for Schiavetti. 60 yard screen. 49-7 QV over Thames in third.

Jeff Jacobs @jeffjacobs123
Quinebaug Valley 42, Thames River 7  at halftime. Other Class L hopefuls send your cards and letters of thanks to Lee Schiavetti. #cthsfb

Schiavetti returns a fumble 91 yards for 28-7 QV lead over Thames River. 

29-yard pick six by QV. The Pride leads Thames River 21-7 with 11 minutes left in first half.

Lee Schiavetti 85-run puts QV up 14-7 on Thames River after one quarter. 

Quinebaug 67-yard TD pass  to quickly tie game at 7

Seth Cunningham 1-yard run caps opening drive. Thames River 7, Quinebaug 0. 7:28 left in first

Windsor Locks Co-Op at Stafford Co-Op

The Air & Speed Bowl

carl adamec @CarlAdamec of Journal Inquirer

FINAL:  Stafford 56, Windsor Locks 24 
At the half: Stafford 35, Windsor Locks 12 #cthsfb

Ellington at Rockville

The Battle of Route 83

Adam Betz @adbetz1 Journal Inquirer

FINAL from JI: Rockville 27, Ellington 7

Perry finds Hason Green from 33 yards away. Naylor's kick good. 27-7 (Rockville) Rams with 3:32 left #cthsfb

Ellington and Rockville are scoreless at the half #cthsfb

Wethersfield at Newington

Newington Football @NewingtonFB

FINAL: Newington 28, Wethersfield 20 #cthsfb

Wethersfield scores on a Hail Mary with 2 seconds left, now trail by 8 after the PAT is blocked #cthsfb

Eagles recover the onside kick, still down by 2 scores with under a minute to play #cthsfb

Newington 28, Wethersfield 14 with 56 seconds to go #cthsfb

Newington 28, Wethersfield 7 with 7:54 left in the game #cthsfb

END 3RD: Newington 21, Wethersfield 7 #cthsfb

Newington 21, Wethersfield 7 with 1:12 left in the half #cthsfb

Newington 14, Wethersfield 0 with 50 seconds left in the 1st #cthsfb

Flea flicker for 6! Brown to Howe on the connection #cthsfb

Newington Football @NewingtonFB
Touchdown Newington! Howe scores on the ground from 9 yards out

Notre Dame-Fairfield at Pomperaug

Maggie Vanoni @maggie_vanoni

And that’s game. Notre-Dame Fairfield beats Pomperaug 46-0. #cthsfb

ND Fairfield’s Dixon runs it in from the 28 to get the Lancers ahead 38-0 to end the third. #cthsfb

End of first half:
Lancers lead 30-0 and picked off Pomperaug twice in that second quarter. #cthsfb

ND Fairfield ups its lead to 30-0 with a 64-yard interception return to the end zone. Less than 3 min in the half. #cthsfb

Lancers’ Tayshawn Dixon with a big 51-yard run into the end zone. Plus the 2-pt conversion and ND Fairfield up 22-0 with five min left in the first half. #cthsfb

Lancers score on a 14-yard carry by Williamson and are successful with the 2-pt conversion. ND Fairfield leads 14-0. #cthsfb

New Milford at New Fairfield

The Candlewood Cup

NF Athletics @NFSports

FINAL: New Fairfield 27, New Milford 13

With 11:12 remaining in the 4th quarter the Rebels lead the GreenWave 20-13.#cthsfb

End of 3rd Quarter New Fairfield leads 20-7

New Fairfield 14, New Milford 7 Halftime

Old Saybrook/ Westbrook at Morgan

Sean Patrick Bowley @SPBowley

Morgan 46, OSW 8 — Morgan unofficially closes out the 2021 Class S field. All that’s left is seeding tomorrow. 

Bloomfield, Ansonia, Cromwell/Portland, Holy Cross, New Fairfield, Seymour, Morgan and ND-Fairfield #cthsfb

Via Matt DeMaio: Morgan, a win and in for Class S, is well on its way: 30-8 over OSW at the half.
Also says OSW coach Mike Marone resigned a few weeks ago… 

St. Paul at Oxford

Oxford 13, St. Paul 0. FINAL from Matt Hornick, Bristol Press/New Britain Herald

Oxford 6, St. Paul 0, End of 3rd Quarter

Wilcox Tech/ Kaynor Tech at Vinal/ Goodwin Techs

The Route 66 Bowl

  • WHERE/WHEN -- Pat Kidney Field, Middletown, 6 p.m.

  • RECORDS -- VG Techs 0-8, Wilcox Tech 0-9

  • THANKSGIVING SERIES -- VG Techs lead 4-1

  • 2019 RESULT -- Vinal Tech/Goodwin Tech 30-20

  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- VG TECHS: Ledario Ramirez, Sr., QB. WILCOX TECH: Raysean Emrie, Jr., LB/RB; Antonio Mejil, Jr., WR/DB. 

  • AT STAKE -- Bragging rights in the Route 66 Bowl and avoiding a winless season.

  • SPB’s PICK -- Wilcox/Kaynor

  • PETE’S PICK -- VG Techs