Less than 24 hours away, everybody in Connecticut will be practicing for the 2010 High School Football Season.
It’s here. It’s now. Let’s rock.
On Monday, at various points and times around the state, 85 high school football teams will join the 40 already underway for fall practices. For them, it’s conditioning week. For the original 40, it’s time to lace up the pads and start hitting for real.
I. Can’t. Wait.
Just a quick rundown on stories sprinkled about on this rainy Sunday.
First from the Hartford Courant, recruiting news on Xavier linebacker Graham Stewart, who picked Boston College.
Also, Courant writer Tom Yantz took a trip around to some of the northern high school football preseason camps, Avon, Northwest Catholic, Newington and Middletown.
Closer to home, Stamford Advocate‘s Dave Ruden profiled New Canaan’s new offensive coordinator Billy Kurtz.
Oh, and here’s a CT overview contribution from the new and encroaching ESPNBoston, which has taken to covering New England high school sports using freelancers. Here, they’ve acquired the services of Norwich Bulletin writer Matt Stout and local photographer Dave Choate to do the honors for Connecticut. (We here at CTHSFootball Central got a call from Matt a few weeks ago and gave him the scoop on Western CT HS football. You’re welcome, ESPNBoston.)
By the way, Matt did a bang-up job on the piece. Lots of info (more than we can say for ourselves at this point. Gotta get to work).
Anyhoo, expect a ton of stories to come flowing out of all the state newspapers tomorrow and in the coming days. Reporters from all over should be out and about looking for news at all the practices going on. We’ll try to get you the best of the best stuff from camp in the coming weeks. First scrimmages are six days away.
Oh, bay-bay. Football is back!
And on behalf of football coaches, players, writers and broadcasters, I say to all our wives and girlfriends and close family members and friends:
See You in January!