Yearly Archive for 2010

: 2010

Super Tuesday: State Football Quarterfinal Primer & Live Blog

Welcome to Super Tuesday. 32 teams enter. 16 leave. Tonight, the CIAC football state quarterfinals kick off across the state at 6:30. Regionally, we have nine (or so) lucky qualifiers — shown above
Categories: CIAC , Connecticut , ECC , Fairfield County , FCIAC

High School Football State Polls – Week 12

The pre-tournament writers and coaches polls have been unveiled. Still a relatively tight race between Masuk and Xavier for the No. 1 spot. Xavier holds the lead in the traditional writers (NHR) and

Brave New World: CIAC Quarterfinal Previews (Class M & S)

We press on with the final two classes of the CIAC state quarterfinal draw. In Class M, which has strengthened considerably in recent weeks, we have a defending state champ vs. a young but talented

Brave New World: CIAC Quarterfinal Previews (Class LL & L)

Yes! Finally, we have ourselves, in my humble estimation, a legit playoff season in Connecticut high school football. The pairings have been set, the hype is just starting to boil to the surface. It’s
Categories: CIAC , Connecticut , ECC , Fairfield County , FCIAC

Who are your Regional Players of the Year?

The regular season is over and, while 11 lucky regional teams will get to test their mettle in the CIAC state tournament, for most regional team the football season is already a distant memory.

Joe D on Joe D: “We’ll see”

St.  Joseph coach Joe Della Vecchia rarely makes trips to Ansonia’s Jarvis Stadium. But while attending the Thanksgiving Day game between Naugatuck and Ansonia on Thursday, suddenly everybody who

THANKSGIVING DAY WRAP: Mutual admiration in Darien, all aboard the Greyhound & the comeback kids

The Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl between Darien and New Canaan had all the makings of a bloodbath, the salvo fired from a select few players on the Darien football team with their pregame bluewash at
Categories: CIAC , Connecticut , ECC , Fairfield County , FCIAC

Thanksgiving Day Football: The Expanded Playoffs Are Set (& approved!)

Ladies and gentlemen, your new and improved CIAC state football playoff pairings and schedule. QUARTERFINALS  — Tuesday, Nov. 30: 6:30 p.m. at sites of the highest seeds. SEMIFINALS — Saturday, Dec.

THANKSGIVING DAY SCORING BLOG – Scores & Playoff News

Extra! Extra! Get all your live scoring updates, and playoff point updates, right here. It’s all hands on deck for the staff of Hearst-Connecticut Newspapers — the Connecticut Post, the Danbury
Categories: CIAC , Connecticut , ECC , Fairfield County , FCIAC

Thanksgiving Eve Wrap: This time, Testani and Masuk finish

Who is the region’s player of the year? We’ve asked this question before. And we’ve received a variety of answers. New Canaan’s Kevin Macari, Trumbull’s Phil Terio, St. Joseph’s Joe Della Vecchia,