High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Monthly Archive for December, 2010
In case you missed it in last Sunday’s Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, NewsTimes and Greenwich Time, we present the 2010 Hearst Connecticut Newspapers’ All-Star Football team. Lots of tough choices to make with so many great players from our region. Here’s who we thought were the best of the best at each position. Click on Read More
The Connecticut High School Coaches Association has released its all-state team. Photos were taken Wednesday afternoon at Southington High School. With the divisions shrinking from six to four, the Coaches Association has, for the first time, added an overall all-state team in addition to the four class all-star teams. Here they are: CHSCA ALL-STATE FIRST Read More
The All-FCIAC football teams have been announced. Lots and lots and lots of players selected. They list first-team offense and defense, second-team offense and defense and then honorable mention for all three divisions. Congratulations to all the kids. It is, however, kind of excessive from my seat, as well as others’. Pat Pickens did the Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, the final Elite 8 of 2010. MASUK IS NO. 1 Of course. The Panthers were, hands-down the best high school football team in the region and, in our humble opinion, the best team in the state. Without going through all their superlatives and accomplishments, simply it was a dream season for the Read More
Finally, the last of the CIAC State Championship Videos: St. Joseph’s 49-28 victory over Ansonia in the Class S championship game. This game was probably the best of the bunch, given the extraordinary efforts by both teams, the back-and-forth fireworks display between St. Joseph’s Tyler Matakevich and Ansonia senior Montrell Dobbs, who was heroic in Read More
The votes have been cast, the decision made. It’s Xavier. By a nosehair. The Falcons earned the No. 1 spot in the New Haven Register’s Top 10 Poll today, earning 14 first place votes and 700 points to beat Masuk in the court of public opinion. Masuk received 10 first-place votes (including mine) and finished Read More
Dim the lights, heat the popcorn. It’s time to relive Masuk’s Class L championship victory over New Canaan at Rentschler Field.
Let the debate begin… or at least continue for a few more days. Masuk shook off a dicey second quarter, in which it relinquished two long pass touchdowns to Kevin Macari and allowed 20 points, and got back to work in the second half with a dominant effort — just 29 total offense allowed — Read More
We start with the carnage up at Rentschler Field for the Class LL championship game. Xavier, top-ranked and unbeaten Xavier, made a strong case for holding on to its No. 1 ranking with a thunderous 24-13 victory over Trumbull in the Class LL state championship game. Mike Mastroianni ran for 279 yards and two touchdowns, Read More
Tonight, we begin. Tonight the first high school football teams will make their final preparations, pack up their equipment, load up their buses and settle in for the ride up to Rentschler Field in East Hartford for the first of four state championship games. Trumbull (11-2) and Xavier (12-0) face off in the Class LL Read More