Connecticut High School Football

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

Seymour-Staples-Shelton: The scrimmage (Update: with video!)

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I passed on the first few football scrimmages held Friday and Saturday because I was working hard with my new coworkers on the new websites Friday and because of all the bad weather and Pilot Pen finals on Saturday. But I finally got myself together on this gorgeous Sunday to watch Staples and Seymour visit […] [Read More]

RT @spbowley: If you use @Twitter, give us your #cthsfootball scoring updates. Thx! :)

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Like everyone else in the biz, we’re high on Twitter as a service for delivering the news to you. I won’t get into a long discussion about the benefits of the latest online fashion for the dying newspaper industry in its attempts to stay relevant in the rapidly advancing world of social media. Let’s just […] [Read More]

Scrimmage Watch… Wright Tech/SA finished

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On Saturday (barring any rainstorms from Tropical Storm Danny), every team in the state be strapped on their pads for the first round of full-on contact practices. Some will be holding joint practices, like Notre Dame-Fairfield and Law. Some will be holding scheduled scrimmages. Here are a few of the local scrimmages listed on the […] [Read More]

Bassick, Harding kick off season with Tony Dungy

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New Bassick coach Frank Marcucio is fired up, to say the least. His kids should be stoked, too. Marcucio managed to secure 50 tickets to a national movie event, a live football movie starring former Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy, called Tony Dungy’s Red Zone ’09. It’s an instructional and motivational show for high school football […] [Read More]

Practice Begins! (for all!)

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It’s here. It’s finally here. After another nine long months (the wait never gets easier, does it?), it’s once again time to grab your helmets, collect all the orange cones you can carry, fill and drag out the water jugs, push the tackling sleds, get into formation and start stretching those calves. And don’t forget […] [Read More]

It’s HERE: The Official Bunnell Bulldogs Football Posting Page

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You guys are incredible. Of the few entries I’ve posted this summer, it is the one I wrote to announce my new position at the Connecticut Post/Hearst Connecticut Newspapers organization that’s been busy with activity. As of today, there have been 27 comments since I posted the thing back in June. That’s great Sean! Congrats […] [Read More]

Practice begins! (for some)

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On Tuesday night, I received an instant message from pal Steve Kirck, the communications and alumni director at Notre Dame-West Haven. “Football practice starts tomorrow!” was the gist. I didn’t get a chance to IM Steve back, but my first thought — embarrassingly enough — was, “Huh? Is that…uh… legal?” It only dawned on me […] [Read More]

McDougall out of retirement… at St. Lukes

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This comes as (kind of) a shock. Jerry McDougall will be coaching football again. The 74-year old National and Connecticut High School Coaches Association hall-of-famer, who coached for 44 years primarily as the head man at Trumbull until 1998, is joining Ryan Brown’s staff at St. Luke’s of New Canaan as the defensive coordinator. Here’s […] [Read More]
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High School Football Kicks Off TONIGHT! (in Alaska)

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It’s that time of year again. Can’t you feel the chill in the August air? Hear those tweeting whistles? Those crunching pads? The barking of coaches? The cheering fans? It’s high school football season. Can’t see, feel, hear any of it huh? That’s because it’s high school football season… in Alaska. Kickoff is this weekend […] [Read More]

Connecticut’s top recruit: Stamford’s Khairi Fortt

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Now that we’ve got the first look of Connecticut’s top(?) high school football teams out of the way, howabout a look at the state’s top recruits? Around here, and maybe everywhere, it’s easily Stamford linebacker Khairi Fortt. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound senior to be has made almost all the offseason high school football headlines (then again, […] [Read More]