Connecticut High School Football

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

Saturday Live Scoring Updates

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Welcome back to our weekly live high school football scoring updates feature. If you can’t get to the game, but want to follow everything that’s happening across the Connecticut High School Football world live, just click the window below. We will be covering as many games as possible with our staff. Some of the games […] [Read More]
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Friday Night Postmortem

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Now, for the Friday night postmortem. All of the Class LL schools held serve. Central crushed Stamford, 37-0 Greenwich hammered Westhill, 45-7 Staples’ defense — as expected — gave new QB Keith Gelman a break and smothered Ludlowe, 38-0 Ridgefield rolled through McMahon, 42-6 (How many more verbs can I think of?) … Hamden battered […] [Read More]
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Ansonia 44, Derby/O’Brien Tech 14 (The Movie)

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After a tense first-half, it appears nothing has changed since Ansonia and Derby last clashed on a football field. Ansonia and, more to the point, Montrell Dobbs and his offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage, erased an early deficit and won the first meeting of these border rivals since 2003 convincingly — pretty much […] [Read More]

Live Friday Night High School Football Scoring Updates

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Welcome back to our weekly live high school football scoring updates feature. If you can’t get to the game, but want to follow everything that’s happening across the Connecticut High School Football world live, just click the window below. We will be covering as many games as possible with our staff. Here are some of […] [Read More]
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Ansonia-Derby: Finally, A Valley Classic Renewed

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From the moment the Naugatuck Valley League finally said, ‘We do,’ and approved the marriage with its long lost step child, the anticipation for this moment has been palpable. You could just taste the impending venom and bile on your tongue. Every resident from Pulaski Highway, to Main Street, across the Naugatuck River, to Pershing […] [Read More]

Sean Patrick Bowley’s Guide To This Week’s Games: Week 7

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FRIDAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Shelton (3-3) Hillhouse (3-3) 2:30 Shelton always has problems at Bowen Stamford (2-4) Central (5-1) 6 Watch that Greenwich hangover, Central Hamden (5-1) Fairfield Prep (0-6) 6 Prep wishes it had Hamden’s problems Abbott Tech (1-4) Platt Tech (2-4) 7 Wow. PT’s Grate is state’s leading rusher McMahon (2-4) Ridgefield […] [Read More]
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Staples’ Pacilio done

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Staples quarterback Brandon Pacilio will have surgery on his broken ankle this week, officially ending his high school football career, coach Marce Petroccio confirmed Wednesday night. Pacilio broke the ankle in the second quarter of Staples’ 40-0 victory over Harding at Hedges Stadium. Initially, Petroccio said there was an outside chance the injury wasn’t severe […] [Read More]
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New Canaan 35, St. Joseph 25 (The Movie)

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While you were all busy voting on our players of the week on the main site (what? you haven’t done it? Well get busy: http://connpost.com/highschoolfootball) I finally got a chance to cut together highlights from Saturday’s big performance from — yes, I’ll say it — the state’s No. 1 football team. New Canaan and quarterback […] [Read More]

Wednesday’s live chat moves to MSG Varsity

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It’s suddenly getting real busy around here so, I’m sorry to say, we will have to skip the online live high school football chat for this Wednesday. Yeah, there’s just too much going on with us football writers. Dave Ruden has a couple of big projects he’s working on for the newspaper, so he was going […] [Read More]
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The Elite 8: Week 7

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And, finally, we bring you the Elite 8 power rankings for Southwest Connecticut, where, frankly the best football is played year-in, year-out. I had a real, real, real tough time sifting through my memory, basing what I’ve seen, heard and what I know about our fair region’s top teams, and then matching that up against […] [Read More]

Monday Bloody Monday: Part 3 (Shakeup Street — aka the state polls)

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As expected, the state polls have been completely shaken up, shaken down, and turned upside down following the events of Freaky Friday. Where we had just one change in the top from Week 4 to Week 5 (Staples leapfrogging Masuk from 6 to 5), we had pretty much a wholesale repositioning in the state polls from […] [Read More]

Monday Bloody Monday: Part 2 (The Class LL mess)

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And, yes, it has become quite a mess at the top of Class LL, where we have just two unbeaten teams and seven one-loss teams all attempting to shoehorn themselves into the four playoff spots. To start, lets take a quick look at the Class LL standings as of right now. You can see their […] [Read More]

Monday Bloody Monday: Part 1 (FCIAC playoff standings)

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We kick off the build up to Week 7 by surveying the carnage left behind from Week 6 — perhaps one of the wildest weeks in recent memory. First look, of course, is the FCIAC playoff standings. There are just three weeks left to determine the two championship participants. New Canaan, fresh off an impressive […] [Read More]
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Saturday Live Scoring Updates

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Good afternoon on yet another rainy October weekend (Guh) and welcome back to the live scoring blog for a Week 6 Saturday afternoon. Not a ton of games out there today but, most important, the big one between St. Joseph and New Canaan is on for 1:30. We will, once again, get you as many […] [Read More]
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Upset Central

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An appropriate headline for a wild and wacky Friday night of high school football. Hamden goes down. Ansonia goes down. Trumbull goes down. Montville goes down. Simsbury goes down. And, of course, the big one at Kennedy Stadium. Central 14, Greenwich 13. Biggest win in Central’s football history? Well, the old guard from the golden […] [Read More]

Live Friday Night High School Football Updates

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Welcome back to our weekly live high school football scoring updates feature. If you can’t get to the game, but want to follow everything that’s happening across the Connecticut High School Football world live, just click the window below. We will be covering as many games as possible with our staff: Greenwich at Central; Stratford […] [Read More]
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Sean Patrick Bowley’s Guide To This Week’s Games (Week 6)

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FRIDAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Bunnell (3-2) Oxford (2-3) 3 Haven’t heard the last of Bunnell Law (3-2) Hillhouse (2-3) 3 Crucial moment in both teams’ seasons Bassick (1-4) Wilton (1-4) 6 Everybody’s still on lookout for Bassick Greenwich (5-0) Central (4-1) 6 Gotta protect Gill to have any shot Trumbull (4-1) Stamford (1-4) 6 […] [Read More]
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Live High School Football Chat tonight, 8:30

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It’s that time of week again. Put your kiddies to bed, or get your homework done. Grab a cup of coffee. Settle in and watch the show. Dave Ruden and I will discuss the upcoming games for week 6 and take your questions. Remember, this is a moderated discussion and not a chat room. Submit […] [Read More]
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St. Joseph 54, Bassick 19 (The Movie)

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Highlights and postgame commentary on St. Joseph’s 54-19 win over Bassick and its first 5-0 start in 12 years (Christy Hayes‘ last year and a team that featured current assistant Jim Chaves. St. Joseph started the year 5-0 and then got hammered by then-upstart Staples and QB Mac DeVito, 34-7. Incidentally, those 1997 Hogs beat Bassick the week […] [Read More]

Polls, Polls, Polls!

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And now, ladies and gentlemen, your polls for Week 6. We’ll get more as they come in and we get them formatted (I’m out of the office watching the Yankees, so it’ll be slow going for a spell). Already getting complaints via text that 2-3 Maloney has received votes in the CSWA Poll. I’ll be […] [Read More]

The Elite 8 for Week 6

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I’m going to try something new here in an attempt to have a foundation upon which to base the weekly discussion. It is poll day and we’re going to post every statewide poll out there at 8 p.m. today. But, to kick off, why not publish the Elite 8 on Monday? For years, well before […] [Read More]

Greenwich 37, Trumbull 7 (The movie)

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And if you liked Colin Dunster‘s punt return, you’re going to love the full highlight reel of Greenwich’s 37-7 Friday night FCIAC victory over Trumbull. It includes interviews with Dunster, lineman Jim Barrett (who was all over the field in this one, disrupting every key moment for Mike Romano and the rest of the Trumbull’s […] [Read More]

Colin Dunster’s 70-yard punt return vs. Greenwich (the video)

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You asked for it, you got it: The raw footage of Colin Dunster‘s 70-yard punt return touchdown vs. Trumbull. This view was from the field on the Greenwich sideline. The best part of the whole run was Colin Bawol‘s (No. 3) block on Trumbull’s Will Melvin at about midfield. Had the guys here in the […] [Read More]

Saturday Live Scoring Updates

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Hopefully, you know the drill by now. For the uninitiated, here’s how it works: Our correspondents and staff writers will be at quite a few high school football games. Armed with our mobile phones, we will text or Twitter (Tweet) updates from our games as they happen live. Those updates will appear on the live […] [Read More]

Live Friday Night High School Football Scoring Updates (and radio schedule)

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In case you haven’t been visiting our site over the past month (and, if so, where’ve ya been?!), here’s where you can get all of the scoring updates you need from tonight’s high school football games. For the uninitiated, here’s how it works: Our correspondents and staff writers will be at quite a few high […] [Read More]

Pre-Week 5 Rants: Don’t Forget Your Booties…

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“Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today. It’s coooold out there every day. What is this, Miami Beach? Not hardly!” It certainly doesn’t feel like midseason, it’s more like postseason here in Connecticut high school football land. What a miserable, miserable, miserable forecast we have for […] [Read More]

Sean Patrick Bowley’s Guide To This Week’s Games

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FRIDAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Ludlowe (1-3) Norwalk (1-3) 6 Ludlowe really needs this one Westhill (1-3) Central (3-1) 6:30 Alarm you heard is Central wake-up call Wilton (0-4) Warde (3-1) 7 Put it behind you, Mustangs. Put it behind Greenwich (4-0) Trumbull (4-0) 7 Gonna need more offense, Trumbull Ansonia (3-1) Wolcott (4-0) 7 […] [Read More]
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Live High School Football Chat Tonight, 8:30 p.m.

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It’s that time of the week again, the Connecticut Post/The Advocate of Stamford/News-Times of Danbury and Greenwich Time live high school football chat with Dave Ruden and me. We’ll kick things off at 8:30 p.m. Get your homework done, kids put to bed, yada, yada, yada. See you then! Week 5 High School Football Chat […] [Read More]
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Trumbull 21, Central 0 (Take Two!)

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(Ahem) Here is the game action from Friday’s 21-0 Trumbull victory over Central in an FCIAC clash of unbeatens at McDougall Stadium, complete with postgame interviews et. al. Enjoy. Comments later. [Read More]
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Trumbull 21, Central 0 (The Movie!) Notre Dame-WH 40, Cheshire 36 (The Movie!)

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Yes, it’s the anticipated film on Trumbull’s 21-0 victory over Central in a clash of FCIAC unbeatens at McDougall Stadium. Just getting this out there now for your perusal, comments later… Update: The entire video didn’t make it over, unfortunately, so I’m taking it down (even though it got 25 hits within a half hour). […] [Read More]