Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Brunswick School receivers get set at the line of scrimmage during Friday's Grip & Rip competition at New Canaan High School. Brunswick is making its first appearance in the tournament.

Grip It & Rip It draws 40 teams

If you’re a high school football fan and enjoy watching teams score a lot of points with the passing game, then New Canaan High School is exactly the place for you on Saturday. Hosted by the New Canaan High School football team, the Grip It & Rip It 7 on 7 camp commenced Friday with […] [Read More]

New Canaan football hosts 7th annual “Grip It and Rip It” tournament

New Canaan football will host the 7th annual Grip It and Rip It 7-on-7 passing tournament. WHO: Thirty-eight high school football teams, including 28 from Connecticut, 10 from New York and one from Canada. WHAT: 7-on-7, non-contact passing camp featuring four games of pool play for each team on Friday and a double-elimination tournament Saturday. WHERE: New Canaan High […] [Read More]
John Murphy, middle, resigned after one season coaching New Milford.

Murphy done after one season at New Milford

John Murphy’s time at New Milford is over after just one season. Murphy confirmed Monday afternoon that he has resigned as the Green Wave’s football coach for “personal reasons,” after leading the team to a 4-7 record in 2013. “It was a good experience from a lot of wonderful people,” the 46-year-old Murphy said. Murphy’s […] [Read More]

FCIAC/SCC Challenge: Year Two

Are you ready for some football? With several schools due to take the field this month for spring practices, the 2014 season will unofficially begin. Sure, the games are still a few months away, but it’s not too early to look ahead. The schedule for Year Two of the FCIAC-SCC Challenge was released on Wednesday. […] [Read More]

Rodrigues named Bassick’s new coach

When head coach Derrick Lewis left Bassick in March for a similar position with Law’s football program, he invited Mike Rodrigues to come with him. Rodrigues, the Lions’ defensive coordinator for the past three seasons, considered the offer before deciding to stay in Bridgeport. Rodrigues wanted his own challenge. Now, he’ll have that opportunity. Rodrigues was […] [Read More]
New Canaan takes on St. Joe's in the 2013 FCIAC Championship game.

FCIAC title game shifted to Saturday

The FCIAC Championship game will move to a Saturday for the 2014 season after a meeting of the FCIAC Board of Directors. The game will be played Saturday, Nov. 22 during the day at a site to be determined. The decision to move the game was so it could be showcased as a stand-alone game […] [Read More]

Spring football takes on greater importance at Danbury High with new coach at the helm

Spring practice this year for the Danbury High football team is going to be important for a few reasons. First, it’ll be the players’ first chance to work with new head coach Mark Ecke, the longtime Cheshire High coach who was introduced as the Hatters’ head coach on Monday morning, and whose mission it is […] [Read More]

Danbury names Ecke new football coach

Former Cheshire head coach Mark Ecke has been named the new football coach at Danbury High School, Danbury AD Chip Salvestrini announced Monday. Ecke, who replaces Dan Donovan, won four state championships at Cheshire. During the last two years, Ecke has been the cornerbacks coach at Trinity College in Hartford, the No. 7 ranked team […] [Read More]