NHS football

  • Members Of 1965 NHS Football Team Honored

    Players who got it all started a half century ago were back on the Newtown High School football field on November 6. Members of the 1965 Newtown High team, the first to play organized football to begin the current 11-on-11 era of the game, received applause from fans at Blue & Gold Stadium prior to the game between the current Newtown gridders and New Milford.

  • Nighthawk Football Team Tops Stratford

    Newtown High School’s football team defeated visiting Stratford 34-6 on Senior Night, also the Homecoming Game, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on October 30. The Nighthawk defense, coming off a shutout of Joel Barlow of Redding the week prior, held the Red Devils off the scoreboard until the final seconds to improve to 7-0; Stratford fell to 5-2.

  • Football Team Cruises Into Bye Week With Triumph Over Bunnell

    Newtown High School’s football team, its 44-13 triumph over visiting Bunnell of Stratford on October 12 making it five straight games with at least 42 points, has spent the season battering the opposition en route to a 5-0 start to the campaign. But the Nighthawks, themselves, are somewhat dinged up, and welcome a week off from game play as they enter into their bye week.

  • Nighthawk Gridders Capitalize On Field Position, Topple Lancers

    Newtown High school’s football team cashed in on four consecutive drives that began in Notre Dame-Fairfield territory to the tune of a 28-point second quarter on its way to a 45-7 win in the home opener, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on September 18.

    The Nighthawks, who blanked Pomperaug of Southbury 42-0 in week one, held the Lancers off the scoreboard until late in the fourth quarter. It was 42-0 at halftime; one week after Newtown built a 35-0 bulge by the intermission.

  • Hawks Will Host Xavier In State Semis On Saturday

    Newtown High School’s football team will host Xavier of Middletown in the state playoff semifinals on Saturday, December 6. Kickoff at Blue & Gold Stadium is set for 2 pm.

    The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced the seedings and matchups today; visit casciac.org for complete tournament information.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Congratulations to the Newtown High School football team for winning the South-West Conference Title last Thursday night, November 20, shutting out Brookfield 42-0. This win makes Title #3 in a row for our local high school team. Two paws up to all of the team members, coaches, parents, and fans!

  • Football Team Beats Bethel, Remains Unbeaten

    BETHEL — Newtown High School’s football team visited South-West Conference rival Bethel on October 10 and pulled away for a 27-7 victory to remain perfect at 5-0. The Wildcats fell to 3-2.

    Newtown led 6-0 after one quarter of play and slowly pulled away, going up 20-7 at halftime and putting the game away with its final touchdown, in the third quarter.

  • Special Teams Play Sparks Easy Win For Nighthawks

    STRATFORD – Winning hasn’t been too much of a special occurrence for Newtown High School’s football team in recent years. The two-time South-West Conference champions, accustomed to being victorious each week, however, got a special win of sorts on September 19.

    Newtown’s special teams athletes played a key role in a 47-0 win at Bunnell High. In fact, six of the team’s seven touchdowns were either scored by special teams players, or set up by Newtown’s kicking team.

  • Winning The Game Of Pride and Compassion

    To the Editor:

    It is the measure of a community, to unite under trying times, to face adversity with both pride and compassion. It was cold as I sat on a blanket last night, watching the Newtown Nighthawks football team put their record on the line in a playoff game vs Ridgefield! A game marked by great plays and even greater sportsmanship for both teams.

  • Gridders Keep Rolling, Pound Weston To Stay Unbeaten

    As has been the case in most tilts this fall, Newtown High School’s football team piled on the points to build a big first-half lead before coasting to victory in its week seven game. The Nighthawks scored all of their points in the first two quarters and cruised to a 47-13 win over visiting Weston, under the lights at Blue & Gold Stadium on October 25. Newtown improved to 7-0 and the Trojans fell to 3-4.