Connecticut High School Football

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

Derrick Lewis named next head coach at Bassick

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Derrick Lewis, a former player and assistant coach under Ed McCarthy at West Haven, has been named the next head football coach at Bassick, the school announced today. Lewis, 29, was an all-state guard and a 2001 graduate at West Haven. He played college football at UConn and Southern Connecticut State, where he was a […] [Read More]

The (somewhat) definitive Connecticut Class of 2012 recruiting list

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With some fanfare, top college recruiting website Rivals.com unveiled its state-by-state recruit rankings a couple of weeks ago. So we here at Connecticut Football HQ thought it would be nice to take those and compile a comprehensive list of the state’s top recruits heading into the 2011 season. This is purely a list based on […] [Read More]

Immaculate works quick, goes exotic with coaching hire from Georgia

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UPDATED (8:45) News-Times writer Kevin Duffy has the whole story on how Bryan Pinabell landed in Connecticut at Immaculate after an entire coaching career spent in the south. Immaculate pegs Georgia high school assistant as next football coach Hint: His wife led him to Shangri La. UPDATED (4:10) We just got off the phone with […] [Read More]

Hey, lookit this: Fairfield County wins — convincingly

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This time there were no doubts. No one could question it. No one could stir controversy, suggesting that the outcome should have been different. This time, Fairfield County’s amalgamation of football talent, if not a true all-star team, actually went out and brutally snatched back the Hall of Fame Classic football trophy from the bullies […] [Read More]

Hall of Fame Football Classic postponed

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The Hall of Fame Football Classic at West Haven’s Ken Strong Stadium has been postponed due to inclement weather, according to organizer Paul Criscuolo. The game is rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Criscuolo and the organizers had originally said the game would go on as planned, but the severe weather, flooding and all-around chaos across […] [Read More]

Updated: Your Hall of Fame Football Classic XV kickoff page

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Updated: Paul Criscuolo says the game is on this evening, despite threats of heavy rain. As of 4:40 p.m. West Haven remained dry while northern parts of the state were being pounded. More rain is on the way, however. Criscuolo said lightning would, of course, delay the game. Follow the radar here. ♦♦ Original Post […] [Read More]

Immaculate looking for a new football coach

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Immaculate is searching for a new football coach. Coach Gary Bellagamba resigned earlier this week after one season for personal reasons, according to a story by Rich Gregory of the NewsTimes. He had been an assistant coach prior to last year. From the article: “We’re very thankful for the five years he gave us,” Immaculate […] [Read More]

15th Annual Hall of Fame Football Classic all-star game rosters

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The final rosters for the 15th Annual New Haven County-Fairfield County Hall of Fame Fooball Classic all-star game have been released. The game will be played at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven, Friday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and proceeds go toward general fundraising and scholarships. For more information visit NewHavenFootballFoundation.com. […] [Read More]

Marcus Easley hosting free football clinic at Bunnell

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver and Stratford native Marcus Easley is holding a one day free football clinic — The Marcus Easley E.A.S.Y. Football Clinic — July 9 at Bunnell High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic — which will be run by Bunnell coach Craig Bruno and local Stratford Pop Warner coaches […] [Read More]

Holiday Extras: Croce to Gunnery; Calitro to Villanova; DesRuisseaux to Milford

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This week has been a whirlwind of statewide high school football news and tidbits. Here’s the latest as we head into the July 4 weekend. QB CROCE LEAVING POMPERAUG – Pomperaug quarterback Kellen Croce will likely enroll at The Gunnery prep school in Washington, Conn., his father, offensive coordinator Steve Croce said. Croce was an […] [Read More]