Connecticut High School Football

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

Ansonia RB Montrell Dobbs accepts scholarship offer from UConn

Ansonia running back Montrell Dobbs, the fifth all-time leading rusher in state history, has accepted a scholarship offer to play football at UConn. Dobbs picked up the offer from UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni during his first (ever) visit to Storrs with Milford Academy coach Bill Chaplick on Wednesday. After returning home to Ansonia, Dobbs didn’t […] [Read More]

BirdsEye Sports’ Governor’s Cup football highlight reel

Looking for Governor’s Cup highlights? We know you are. Well, here comes BirdsEye Sports to the rescue. While cutting together the official broadcast, which will be shown on Cox Sports TV on Saturday and Sunday, Ben Talbott, the Czar of Connecticut Sports Video, threw together this quick highlight reel of the action from Connecticut’s 37-6 […] [Read More]

Nutmeg domination again in the Governor’s Cup football game

I think we can sum up this game in one photo: Any questions? OK, If you must know any more read our man Mike Cardillo’s recap of the game, the ninth straight victory for Connecticut over Rhode Island. Or if more photos are your thing, check out our massive slideshow. See if you can spot […] [Read More]

Saturday Links: Governor’s Cup today; Bassick’s fight; Ansonia says goodbye

Busy news day for sports, what with the Travelers Championship (led by an amateur after two rounds), the United States-Mexico Copa Oro final, the usual rounds of baseball going down this afternoon. And, yes, there’s plenty of high school football news. The Governor’s Cup is being played at Southington High School at 4:30 p.m. Masuk […] [Read More]

Frank Marcucio out as Bassick football coach

Frank Marcucio is out as Bassick football coach. The coach, who has been a coach at the school for four years, including two as the head football coach, reported his dismissal on his Facebook page with a post that read: “Four years of hard work — how sad.” His post was followed by pledge from […] [Read More]

Former Ansonia captain Darnell Cooks dies at 25

Updated Tuesday with accompanying article. Darnell Cooks, a star player on Ansonia’s back-to-back state championship seasons of 2002 and 2003, died Sunday in a car accident in Bridgeport. He was 25. Cooks served as team captain on the 2004 team and graduated from Ansonia in 2005. Updated: Funeral arrangements, via Jenkins King and Malerba Funeral […] [Read More]
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Spring Links: Pomperaug’s new football coach and (some) scrimmage updates

It’s been a relatively busy week in offseason high school football. First, the 10th Governor’s Cup between Rhode Island and Connecticut all-star teams, kicks off Saturday night at Southington’s Fontana Field. The Hall of Fame Classic comes two weeks after. Pomperaug elevated Dave Roach to head football coach. And a bunch of teams culminated spring […] [Read More]

Hoo boy! Ansonia jumps to Class M and other (less significant) 2011 playoff division shuffling

They haven’t been officially posted by the CIAC, but anyone with a brain can discover the 2011 high school football playoff divisional layout. Just not me, apparently. On Friday, one of our loyal posters mentioned he noticed that perennial small-school contender Ansonia had been bumped to Class M this season. Thinking CIAC had released the […] [Read More]

It’s almost All-Star season: Rosters for Governor’s Cup and Hall of Fame Classic

In just a few weeks, it’ll be time to get your summer’s football fix with the state’s two all star games. First up, is the Rhode Island-Connecticut Governor’s Cup all-star game Saturday June 25 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. This year the game will be held at Southington High School’s Fontana Field — named […] [Read More]

Huzzah! CIAC publishes football schedules

The CIAC has published the 2011 high school football schedules. (School by school) Master varsity schedule. These are, of course, subject to change between now and September. But, for now, peruse and enjoy. ♦♦♦♦♦♦ FOR STARTERS… A quick look at the top matchups of opening week: Wednesday, Sept. 14 Seymour plays at O’Brien Tech — […] [Read More]

When’s your spring football game?

We’re in the process of gathering all of the annual spring football game dates for the 2011 season. Here is an evolving list: We’ll attempt to get a comprehensive list over the next day or so. If you want your spring game listed email me at Amity Ansonia – Tuesday, June 14, 6 p.m. […] [Read More]

Once “selfish,” Brogna says he’s at Notre Dame for the long haul

Rico Brogna has worn a lot of hats over the years. He can call himself an alumni of many clubs, and not just his stops during his nine years as a Major League Baseball player. Since retiring after the 2001 season, the Watertown native has been a head coach at Post University baseball, Kennedy football, […] [Read More]
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