Connecticut High School Football

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Guide To This Week’s Games – Week 3

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Here’s your guide to all of this week’s regional games: FRIDAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY McMahon (1-1) Stamford (0-2) 3:30 How many distractions can Stamford handle? Foran (1-1) Hillhouse (1-1) 3:30 Playing at Bowen in mud won’t help Foran Fairfield Prep (1-1) Wilbur Cross (2-0) 4 Mud might be Prep’s best friend Danbury (1-1) Central […] [Read More]

High School Football Live Chat, 8 p.m.

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It’s that time of the week again. Eat your dinner, take out the trash and do the dishes, then get your homework done early. Join myself and NewsTimes’ writer Kevin Duffy for a live high school football chat tonight at 8 p.m. We’ll be going for an hour so get your questions ready. Hot topics […] [Read More]

Trumbull’s Gaines to miss rest of season?

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Disheartening news out of Trumbull today where Trumbull student newspaper Editor-in-Cheif Brett Rosen reports that senior DB and KR Frank Gaines is out for the season with an ACL injury. The report was confirmed by one other source at Trumbull High School, but Trumbull coach Bob Maffei denied the report Tuesday evening. “He was supposed […] [Read More]

Movie Night Double Feature: Law at Wilbur Cross; New Canaan at Trinity Catholc

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For tonight’s activity, campers, we’ll take a look at Law’s Friday trip to New Haven to face Wilbur Cross — and the crazy first half the ensued, thanks to Cross’ electric back James Ward — and then Saturday’s New Canaan at Trinity Catholic game from Alumni Field on Saturday. So grab your popcorn. Let’s go… […] [Read More]

Week 3 High School Football Polls

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Good evening and yes! it’s Poll Day here on the High School Football Blogs. And — heaaaaaaayyyy — lookit this: I’ve been counted! It’s a happy week when the “Longest Running High School Football Poll in Connecticut History” accepts your votes (sent multiple times through multiple accounts and internet venues, just to be on the […] [Read More]

The Elite 8: Week 3

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With its 42-0 ‘showcase’ game vs. Pomperaug, Masuk retains the top spot in the regional Elite 8 for Week 3. Masuk put on a clinic for the defending SWC champions and the casual observers in attendance at Arum Field. In addition to the five touchdowns Casey Cochran threw, Masuk saw no less than four receivers […] [Read More]

Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Week 2 Wrap

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We returned to normal, somewhat, in Week 2. Staples put a cap on the groundswell of Norwalk intrigue (at least momentarily). Masuk sent a message to the rest of the SWC (Frankly, not that anyone needed reminding). Greenwich isn’t feeling very well. St. Joseph is in big trouble. New Canaan is a late riser. Bethel’s […] [Read More]

Week 2: Masuk showcase and Live Saturday Updates

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Lots to get to today, so we won’t waste time with a recap of last night. Here’s the short version: Masuk: Good. (check the video at right for an awesome play by junior Colin Markus in the first quarter. Staples: Good. Greenwich: Not so much. Prep wins! Your Friday roundup Here’s the live scoring blog […] [Read More]

Week 2! Friday Night Primer and Live Updates

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Good afternoon! Ready or not, Week 2 is upon us. It’s not exactly a whopper of a schedule, outside of a battle between upstart Norwalk and mainstay Staples, and the SWC grudge match between Pomperaug and Masuk in Southbury. First off, it’s SCC Crossover week (guh). We’ve illustrated the vast disparity between the league’s two […] [Read More]

Guide To The Games: Week 2

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Here  is your guide to this week’s high school football games… TODAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Law (0-1) Wilbur Cross (1-0) 4 Cross’ Ward should have another field day Bullard-Havens (1-0) Stonington (0-1) 6:30 Intrigued to see what Tigers do out there Ridgefield (1-0) Ludlowe (0-1) 7 Don’t get caught looking ahead Ridgefield Staples (1-0) […] [Read More]

Week 1: Norwalk 19, Greenwich 7 (The Movie!)

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And, now, finally, late-game highlights from Norwalk’s upset win over Greenwich last Thursday. You’ll pick up the action of the late fourth quarter, where Norwalk is leading 12-7 and trying to run out the clock on the shellshocked Cardinals. …You’ll see a huuuuge 4th down completion to set up Norwalk’s clinching touchdown. …You’ll see Greenwich […] [Read More]

Week 1 Live High School Football Chat, 7 p.m.

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Yes, it’s that time of week again. We’re going to be chatting live about the high school football season. Join myself, Stamford Advocate writer Dave Ruden and News-Times writer Kevin Duffy for the discussion. Now, these chats got pretty hectic last year and they devolved into more than a discussion. So we’re going to try […] [Read More]

Week 1: Foran 28, Branford 27 (The Movie!)

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It was quite a crazy week of high school football as far as the weather and the postponements and the two-day games. It caused confusion and angst for players, coaches, fans, administrators and, yes, even sports writers and editors who had to keep up with it all. On the bright side, I got to see […] [Read More]
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No. 2 Xavier at No. 1 Notre Dame-WH (The Movie!)

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We finally get to start posting all of the video highlights over the next day or so. First up is Xavier’s 22-15 victory over Notre Dame-West Haven, the battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2 and — according to most of us — the de facto SCC Championship played in front of a packed house […] [Read More]

SPB’s Elite 8 (Week 2)

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Elite 8 for Week Two. Coupled with Xavier’s 22-15 victory over No. 1 Notre Dame-West Haven, and its breeze of a Sunday afternoon game with New Milford, Masuk has assumed the top spot in our weekly power rankings for South-Western Connecticut We also had plenty of movement among the rest of […] [Read More]

The NHR Top 10 Poll (*with* SPB)

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Well this is a fine how-do-you-do. The New Haven Register’s weekly poll is out and, according to the good folks over there, I didn’t cast a ballot. Problem here is, I did… several times. But apparently the Reg is using stone tablets a la the Flintstones as an email system.  Perhaps I should have sent […] [Read More]

Polls! Polls! Polls! Xavier’s No. 1

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Here are your polls post-Week 1: We have the CSWA and the newly unleashed Day of New London Coaches Poll which kicks off this week. No shocks here: Xavier is No. 1. Like this:Like Loading… [Read More]

Week 1: What Did We Learn?

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A long and eventful Week 1 is finally in the books we’ll get to recaps — we have video of 10 (ten!) football games to show you, the weekly Elite 8 to get to, the state polls and, of course our weekly high school football chat, which we will announce shortly. Some of my colleagues […] [Read More]

Sunday, Sunday (and Saturday)

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After another full slate of games Saturay, We finally stumble across the finish line today, Sunday, with just two Week 1 high school football games. West Haven vs. Amity, Masuk vs. New Milford. In yesterday’s main events, we saw St. Joseph pound Crosby, 42-21 …Plus Bullard-Havens beat Stamford Academy and Derby fell to St. Paul. […] [Read More]

Former Fairfield Prep star Masengo Kabongo leaves Maryland

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A little behind on this, but Masengo Kabongo has left Maryland according to several reports and confirmed by one of his former coaches at Fairfield Prep. Somebody asked, so I checked on it with Patrick Stevens, who runs D1scourse.com, a sports website in the D.C./Baltimore/Virginia region and he confirmed. Here’s the original posting from about […] [Read More]

Friday Wrap, Live Saturday Updates

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Quick because there’s yet another round of games on the docket (Today’s live blog is below): Xavier wins the SCC Championship with a dominating effort against No. 1 Notre Dame on Friday night. Awesome defensive effort that exceeded my expectations and basically negated all of my concerns about the Falcons’ offense. I still think Xavier’s […] [Read More]

Get your LIVE Week 1 (Part 3) Updates Here

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Tons of games today, and they’re starting in one hour…. Here’s the Week 1 schedule via CIAC If you can’t get to the games, follow the good ol’ live blog below. We’ll be getting updates from everywhere, especially No. 1 vs. No. 2 tonight at West Haven (we anticipate a ton of updates from that […] [Read More]

Week 1B: Mass Hysteria! Down Goes Greenwich (and more!)

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I can honestly say, in 11 years covering high school football I’ve never seen a night like Thursday night. I’m talking Biblical proportions. “What do you mean? Biblical?” What I mean is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real ‘Wrath of God’ type of stuff. ….Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! […] [Read More]

Thursday Primer & Live Updates (p.s. Bring an umbrella)

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The 2010 season is underway! We just published the last of the high school football previews, the local SCC, NVL and CSC capsules. Ridgefield defeated Stamford 35-7; Weston beat New Fairfield 34-13. And today we’re full-go with the majority of the Week 1 schedule. Read the Guide to the Games here. But, guess what? After […] [Read More]

Guide to the Games: Week 1

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Here’s what to look for in Week 1 with the first edition our our weekly guide to the games. TODAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Stamford (0-0) Ridgefield (0-0) 6 Can’t see Knights getting past Jordan Weston (0-0) New Fairfield (0-0) 7 Lots of new faces in this game THURSDAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Fairfield Warde […] [Read More]

The Preseason Elite 8

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And, finally, we  take a step back from the statewide scene to give you power rankings of the top regional football teams. As  usual, it wasn’t an easy list to compile. We tried to hit scrimmages of all our top local programs.  We looked at the returning starters and tried to spy the best incoming […] [Read More]

Unleashed: The Connecticut State Media Top 10 High School Football Poll

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Extra, extra! Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! We now give you (drumroll please…) THE LONGEST RUNNING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLL IN THE STATE! Yes, the New Haven Register’s Top 10 Connecticut high school football media has been unleashed upon us poor, anxious fans today. And guess who’s No. 1? I’ll give you three guesses […] [Read More]

Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance Poll: Notre Dame-WH is No. 1

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Ladies and gentlemen, your first poll of the 2010 season. No shocks here from the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance: Notre Dame-West Haven is No. 1. The defending Class L champions received 16 first place votes. Masuk got five (but shockingly only came in at No. 5 — some of my fellow poll voters are out […] [Read More]

Week 1 is Here! What’s Your Top 10?

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Quick post on this NFL Sunday to get everybody’s thoughts on the upcoming 2010  Connecticut High School Football season. I’ve seen maybe 20 teams this preseason.  I’ve talked to coaches and some of my fellow pundits. I’ve submitted my ballots to the state pollsters, just finishing our regional Elite 8 — which will appear either […] [Read More]

Tonight: Last licks before we go for real

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Tonight is Week 1 of the Connecticut high school football season. Really. Tonight (and maybe some of the days surrounding) typically mark the first full-real, full-contact, full-rules, full-go scrimmages for our high school teams. No more of this 10-on-10-off stuff. They bring refs, keep a clock and everything. It’s the most intense football preseason games […] [Read More]
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