Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Gordon steps down after two seasons at Central

Right before the start of the school year, Brian Gordon was named assistant principal at Central High. He stayed on as the school’s football coach through the fall, but juggling both responsibilities was ultimately too much. Following a 2-9 season, Gordon stepped down to place his focus solely on his administrative job. “There were two […] [Read More]

Greenwich’s Scooter Harrington commits to Boston College

Greenwich High School junior Scooter Harrington announced Saturday that he has decided to play football at Boston College. Harrington, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end/defensive end, made his announcement on Twitter. “I’ve decided to play football at Boston College!” he proudly tweeted. An athletic tight end and force on the edge on defense, Harrington was also […] [Read More]
New Canaan's Zachary Allen sacks St. Joseph QB Cory Babineau on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Saturday, Allen decommitted from Northwestern and announced he will sign a National Letter of Intent with Boston College. (Christian Abraham/Staff photo)

New Canaan’s Allen heading to Boston College

With National Signing Day just a few days away, potential suitors are making their final push for high school studs to attend their program. Connecticut’s own Zach Allen has been committed all year to attend Northwestern in the fall, but Saturday revealed he has decided to attend Boston College. Allen, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound  DE/LB was […] [Read More]

Maine man: Newtown’s Dunn to play football at the University of Maine

Newtown High School football coach Steve George confirmed Monday afternoon that All-State tight end/defensive back Julian Dunn has committed to play football at the University of Maine. “He had a lot of options, and this seemed like a good fit for him,” George said. “He’ll be successful wherever he goes.” Dunn, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound standout […] [Read More]

3 Greenwich assistants follow Albonizio out the door

News came down yesterday that long-time Greenwich football coach Rich Albonizio was stepping down as a  result of outside pressure to resign. Today it was learned that three of his six assistant coaches also resigned. “Three of the assistants are resigning, the other three have not decided to to that right now,” Albonizio said. “The […] [Read More]
Greenwich High football coach Rich Albonizio has resigned after 18 seasons. (Bob Luckey/Staff photographer)

Greenwich’s Rich Albonizio resigns after 18 seasons

Rich Albonizio, who guided the Greenwich High School football team to five FCIAC championships and three state titles, resigned as coach of the Cardinals after 18 seasons on Thursday. Albonizio, who was hired as coach of the Cardinals in 1997, never had a losing season and finished .500 only once during his successful tenure. He […] [Read More]
Senior quarterback Mark Piccirillo, right, led Shelton to a 12-1 record and a berth in the Class LL Small finals (Photo by Christian Abraham)

Walter Camp All-Connecticut team

The Walter Camp Foundation on Tuesday announced its Connecticut all-star football team. Here are the selections: Offense: QB: Mark Piccirillo (Shelton), Jasen Rose (Southington) HB: Mufasha Abdulbasir (St. Joseph), JoJo Shumaker (Ledyard) WR: Alex Jamele (Southington), Alex LaPolice (New Canaan) TE: Julian Dunn (Newtown) OL: Jack Griffiths (Darien), Noah McDonald (Southington), Anthony Palazzolo (Fairfield Prep), Ryan Rogers (Avon), Tanner Kern (Xavier) Defense: LB: Tim […] [Read More]
Alex LaPolice (1) celebrates New Canaan's 21-20 Class L-Large title win over Darien with Rams teammates and fans (Photo by Christian Abraham).

Elite 8: State champ New Canaan tops final poll

Hearst Connecticut Media offers its final poll ranking regional football teams: 1. NEW CANAAN (47 points, 5 first-place votes) (11-1): For the second straight year, the Rams avenged a Thanksgiving Day loss to Darien by beating their rival in the state finals. Alex LaPolice’s 24-yard touchdown catch with 6:59 remaining in the L-Large final lifted […] [Read More]