Connecticut High School Football

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

Bloody Week 6 Part 2: League Championship Races

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Here are your FCIAC playoff standings with three weeks to go. Unbeaten Darien and Staples are at the head of the table, with Trumbull, Ridgefield, Stamford, New Canaan all getting a seat. We’ll take a quick look at scenarios below. Team Rec Pts. Avg DARIEN 5-0 610 122.0 STAPLES 6-0 720 120.0 TRUMBULL 5-1 640 […] [Read More]

Deja Vu Again: Another Bloody Week 6 (updated)

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On 9:30 on Wednesday morning at Stratford High School, math teacher Joe Della Vecchia watched the sweetest two words in the English language buzz into his mobile phone. The message came from Tyler Matakevich, the all-state fullback and linebacker at St. Joseph High School, where Della Vecchia has been the head coach for 12 seasons. […] [Read More]

Week 6: We’re Halfway Home

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♦♦♦ WALK OUTSIDE. Take a breath. Look around. See that? Feel that? Taste that? There’s a chill in the air. Brilliant oranges, yellows and reds are blooming from the trees. The ground crackles and snaps beneath your feet. We’re knee-deep in autumn. And those crowds on Friday night, they buzz just a little bit louder […] [Read More]

Guide To The Games: Week 6

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Here’s your guide to this week’s games (sans Ansonia, which wiped out Watertown 47-23 Thursday night). TODAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Guilford (3-2) Hillhouse (3-2) 3 Guilford’s only losses are vs. SCC D1 Bullard-Havens (4-1) Cheney Tech (4-1) 6 Welcome to the CSC title game Ludlowe (0-5) McMahon (2-3) 6 McMahon showing signs of life […] [Read More]

Live High School Football Chat, Wednesday, 8 p.m.

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We’re gearing up for another round of High School Football live chat tonight at 8 p.m. Once again, we’re going to try to stay on script and limit the amounts of comments we get during the session so our panelists can get a chance to respond. So be patient. Otherwise, lots to talk about. See […] [Read More]

Staples’ Kelly to miss 3-4 weeks

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Some relatively good news on the injury front this week for Staples. Rising sophomore tailback Nick Kelly will miss approximately 3-4 weeks with a dislocated kneecap suffered in last week’s 21-13 victory over McMahon. This is much sunnier news than the original prognosis, which was a possible torn ACL. For a team that had already […] [Read More]

Wednesday Matinee: Pomperaug at Weston (The Movie!)

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Good day. Today’s SPB Theater matinee is Pomperaug’s 38-7 victory over Weston on Saturday afternoon. It’s quick and to the point. No grand introductions in this reel. But there is plenty of Andrew Reel… and Kellen Croce and Brett Gaughan and, of course, Willie Maxen, cast and all, making his debut at fullback for twin […] [Read More]

Masuk 45, Bunnell 0 (The Movie!)

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Good evening and welcome back to SPB Theater. Our feature tonight is Masuk’s 45-0 victory over Bunnell in a showdown of 4-0 SWC teams. Lots to convey here in a 45-0 game. You’ll see Masuk’s Joe Diaz break the game open with an interception TD early in the first quarter and a second-half kickoff return […] [Read More]

The Elite 8 – Week 6

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Ladies and Gentlemen, your Elite 8 for Week 6. We’ve reached the regular season’s midpoint and there hasn’t been a ton of movement from last week, just some slight tweaking to the Top 8. TRENDING UP Ansonia – Montrell Dobbs ran buck wild and the Chargers made their showdown with undefeated, preseason NVL favorite Wolcott […] [Read More]
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State Polls for Week 6

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Here are your state polls for Week 6. We have a few NVL sightings in this week’s tally. Ansonia’s victory over Wolcott last week has given the Chargers a firm hold on a Top 10 spot among all the state’s voters. They’re now nine in most polls, 8 in the coaches. Naugatuck also moves into […] [Read More]