After much searching, Notre Dame-Fairfield‘s football team has an 11th game. According to a notification by the CIAC, the Lancers will travel far up to Braintree, Mass. (just outside of Boston) to face Archbishop Williams.
Archive for June, 2008
With Bunnell’s Mark Harrison throwing his helmet in with Greg Schiano and Rutgers, who’s left among Connecticut prospects?
Aside from Seymour LB Mike Osiecki committing to UConn and a few others of note, there don’t seem to be many high-profile BCS recruits from the great state of Connecticut among the Class of 2009.
We already knew this wasn’t going to be the kind of year we had last season, where we had seven (or eight if you count Ansonia’s Alex Thomas going to Yale) regional athletes going to high-profile football-playing universities. But will the fall from grace be so dramatic?
Bunnell receiver Mark Harrison has given a verbal commitment to attend Rutgers on a football scholarship, the all-SWC receiver confirmed Tuesday night.
“I’d watch them play on television and I thought this was the best place for me,” Harrison told the Connecticut Post in this article. “This was the school I wanted to go to. It was perfect.”
The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Harrison caught 42 passes for 880 yards and nine touchdowns while leading Bunnell to its second straight SWC and Class L state championships. Harrison was a Connecticut Post all-star in basketball, not football, during his junior season. But there was no doubt about his skill and athleticism, those who witnessed his 99-yard nullified-by-procedure-penalty finger-tip touchdown catch in the SWC title game can tell you that.
He made his decision after visiting the school over the weekend.
Here are the big stories from Saturday’s championship games and, below, a chance to vote for your Top 10 baseball teams:
Softball: Fico’s no-hitter gives Masuk a second straight title (no shock here)
Softball: Gates lead Lauralton Hall to third championship (after beating Seymour in the quarters, this, too became a foregone conclusion)
Baseball: Law completes improbable run (From 9-11 to state champs, you can’t script a better ending)
Baseball: Westhill buries Masuk’s title hopes (this was a mild surprise. The score, not the result)
Lacrosse: Parnell lifts Prep to third straight title in three-overtime thriller (easily the best game of the day)
Lacrosse: New Fairfield earns undefeated season over Weston. (SWC and Class S glad to see C.J. Costabile go)
Volleyball: Staples wins third straight title</strong (can anybody beat these guys anymore?)
Chris Anderson has resigned his position as head football coach at Woodland in order to take take an assistant coaching position at the University of New Haven.
“It was a hard emotional decision,” Anderson said via email. “But one that I feel is right at this time.”
Anderson became the new school’s first football coach in 2001 and went 49-19 in six varsity seasons. His only losing season was his first, 3-8 in 2002. Woodland was 8-3 in its first official NVL season in 2003.
From 2004-2005, Woodland went 24-1 and won back-to-back Class SS and NVL championships. After a 6-4 season in 2006, Woodland rebounded with an 8-3 season last year and was the NVL runner up a Class SS semifinalist.
Because of that success, Anderson’s name constantly came up when other head coaching positions opened. He was turned down for the head coaching job at Hamden, which went to Guilford’s Scott Benoit, and was rumored to be in the running at Torrington before that job went to SCSU strength and conditioning coach and former Seymour assistant Dan Dunaj.
Edit: Anderson officially resigned this morning and told his players during a workout. Outgoing AD Dan Scavone said the assistants will run the team’s upcoming spring practice. Anderson added that it would be Tim Shea.
Anderson will coach receivers at UNH, which is reviving its once-dominant football program under new coach Peter Rossomando.