Connecticut High School Football

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

Rico Brogna hired as next coach of Notre Dame-Fairfield

Former Major Leaguer and Connecticut football/baseball star Rico Brogna has been named the next football coach at Notre Dame-Fairfield, athletic director Rob Bleggi announced in a statement today. Brogna, 41, starred in football and basketball at Watertown in the 1980s and went on to have a nine-year career in Major League Baseball with the Detroit […] [Read More]

Chuck Drury makes it official, steps down at Pomperaug

UPDATED, Friday, 1 a.m. Chuck Drury has ended his outstanding, championship career at Pomperaug. Athletic director Joe Velardi first confirmed the to the News-Times of Danbury Thursday afternoon, then Drury himself later in the day. Drury, 62, said he is indeed stepping down to join his son Mike’s football staff at Southington High School. He […] [Read More]

Mike Drury’s hiring at Southington will rock Pomperaug

Michael Drury has been named the next football coach at Southington High School, the Southington Citizen reported Wednesday. Drury will replace D.J. Hernandez, who coached one season before resigning for a position at Brown. But that’s not all. A source close to the family says the 28-year old coach, who was previously serving as defensive […] [Read More]

St. Joseph football alum Shaft Hunter killed in crash

From today’s Connecticut Post, sad news of former St. Joseph starter and 1990 alum Shaft Hunter, a Maryland state trooper who was killed in a car crash on I-95 while on duty in the state. Police say Hunter, a father of six who played corner and running back for the 1988 and 1989 state championship […] [Read More]

Spring Football 2011: Who is and who isn’t?

The 2011 Connecticut spring football season is drawing closer and, since we plan on checking in with a few of our local teams, here’s a list of who will and who won’t be participating this year. The teams on the left are conducting spring practice this season, meaning between the Friday before Memorial Day and […] [Read More]

Updated: Brookfield’s Brown also get Team USA tryout

Note: Due to confusion between Team USA and the US Army All-American Bowl teams, this post has been corrected to include just Boeing Brown. Masuk’s Casey Cochran had been erroneously added. He will be attending the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. A few days ago we reported Bassick lineman Brandon Williams‘ invitation to the U-19 Team […] [Read More]

Bassick’s DT Brandon Williams gets national team tryout

Brandon Williams, a 6-3, 232-pound All-State defensive tackle from Bassick, has been invited to try out for the U-19 national football team in Atlanta, Ga. on Memorial Day weekend. USA football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and NFLPA and describers itself as a non-profit organization devoted to developing the game […] [Read More]

Joe Beler resigns as Notre Dame-Fairfield football coach

Desiring a break from the daily grind of managing and coaching a high school football program, Joe Beler has resigned at Notre Dame-Fairfield today. Beler, a Milford resident and business teacher at Law, coached the Lancers for two seasons compiling a 5-15 record. Injuries and low numbers helped contribute to Notre Dame’s 2-8 record in […] [Read More]

Masuk’s Cochran nominated for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Masuk quarterback Casey Cochran is one of 400 high school football players nominated to participate in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Cochran, perhaps the state’s most sought-after senior high school football player, is the only Connecticut player to receive a nomination. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl chooses nominees through the three main recruiting services […] [Read More]
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