Connecticut High School Football

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

Report: D.J. Hernandez leaves Southington

D.J. Hernandez, the former Bristol Central and UConn star who became embroiled in nationwide controversy during his rookie season as the head coach of the Southington football team, has resigned, the Knight Time blog reported Tuesday evening. According to a press release from the school, Hernandez is accepting a job as quarterbacks coach at Brown […] [Read More]

St. Joseph QB Della Vecchia to play at Stonehill

St. Joseph has announced senior Joe Della Vecchia signed a letter of intent to play at Stonehill (Mass.) College. He signed approximately a month ago, his father and St. Joseph coach Joe Della Vecchia said. “He is very happy about it,” the elder Della Vecchia said via text message. “Really liked everything there.” A three-year […] [Read More]

Former Shelton football assistant Joe ‘Bags’ Casablanca dies at 38

*** Sad news out of Shelton today. Joseph “Bags” Casablanca Jr. died of cancer Wednesday morning. He was 38. Casablanca was a Shelton native and St. Joseph graduate who spent time as an assistant football coach at his alma mater under Joe Della Vecchia before moving to coach under Jeff Roy at Shelton. He was […] [Read More]

Bridgeport’s Christon Gill finds a home

Just a few months after being spurned by several major college football programs, Bridgeport’s Christon Gill has finally found a school anxious to get him into its football uniform. Gill, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound 2009 all-state defensive back and quarterback at Central, signed a letter of intent to attend and play football at Western Carolina Monday. […] [Read More]