Connecticut High School Football

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

The Preseason Elite 8 for Southwestern Connecticut

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Before any more games get played, we will now unveil the Elite 8. With so many polls running around out there, these are rankings for Southwestern Connecticut. More specifically, the Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s coverage area. It encompasses the SWC, the FCIAC, the Woodland-and-lower half of the NVL, and the New Haven-and-westward side of the […] [Read More]

2011 High School Football Cheat Sheet: The FCIAC

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♦♦♦ DEFENDING CHAMPION DARIEN (11-2, Class L semifinalist) CHAMPIONSHIP Friday. Nov. 18 at McDougall Stadium, Trumbull ♦♦♦ TEAM-BY-TEAM PREVIEW CAPSULES ♦♦♦ TOP 5 PLAYERS ♦♦♦ MATT MILANO, QB New Canaan – Threw for 3,128 yards and 42 TDs as a junior. Will have to look for other targets now that WR Kevin Macari is now […] [Read More]

NHR Preseason Top 10 Video Adventure: Xavier’s No. 1 again

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Xavier retains the top spot in the New Haven Register Top 10 poll, which was (kinda) released this morning by the good folks on Sargent Drive. The higher powers decided this year to unveil grandaddy poll via online video with writer Mike Pucci and editor Mike Wollshlager counting it down for us. A detailed poll […] [Read More]
Categories: State Polls

2011 High School Football Cheat Sheet: The Southern Connecticut Conference

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♦♦♦ DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Division I: Xavier (West); Hand (East). Division II: Lyman Hall (West); North Haven (East) ♦♦♦ Local SCC Preview Capsules ♦♦♦ TOP 5 PLAYERS ♦♦♦ HAROLD COOPER, Hillhouse – With 1,376 yards and 15 TDs, sophomore easily is one of the state’s top returning tailbacks. JALON WHITE, RB/DB North Haven – The Indians […] [Read More]

2011 High School Football Cheat Sheet: The Naugatuck Valley League

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♦♦♦ DEFENDING CHAMPION NAUGATUCK (9-2, Class L quarterfinalist) CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Nov. 17 at Municipal Stadium, Waterbury ♦♦♦ Local NVL Preview Capsules ♦♦♦ TOP 5 PLAYERS ♦♦♦ ARKEEL NEWSOME, RB/DB, Ansonia – The heir apparent to Montrell Dobbs chipped in with 800 yards and 12 TDs last season. BRENDEN LYTTON, RB/DB, Torrington – One of the […] [Read More]

CSWA Preseason Poll: Masuk, Xavier (almost) in a dead heat for No. 1

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The Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance preseason poll was released Tuesday night and, surprise, surprise: It’s a virtual dead heat for No. 1. Both Masuk and Xavier received 15 first-place votes each. The defending Class LL champions, juuuuuust narrowly edged the defending Class L champions for No. 1. By. One. Point. (This means one of these […] [Read More]
Categories: Connecticut, State Polls

Yes, we have Stamford and Xavier highlights

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Two of the most discussed high school football teams this offseason squared off Friday night at beautiful Boyle (soon-to-be-renamed Robustelli) Stadium in downtown Stamford. One, the prime dark horse candidate in the FCIAC. The other… well, the other needs no introduction. We caught the Black Knights take on the defending Class LL state champion and […] [Read More]

(Pretty bad) Shelton-Ansonia scrimmage highlights

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OK, so we’ve been busy lately. Busy trying to scrape together every last bit of information to cram into our official high school football previews which will begin next week. I’ve been running around getting personal video interviews with a majority of our 50 schools, trying to somehow cut them all together with video previews […] [Read More]

Let’s play water polo: New Canaan at Brookfield scrimmage

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Count us stunned to hear Brookfield’s scrimmage with New Canaan remained a go as biblical rain swept across Fairfield County Tuesday afternoon. Sure we had to pull the galoshes and umbrellas out, but if they were playing, we were going especially since we were eager to catch Brookfield in action before the start of the […] [Read More]

Reel Time: Newtown-Seymour; Masuk-Greenwich game scrimmages

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Continuing our scrimmage coverage for the week, we present two significant game scrimmages (you know, the one run like actual games): Newtown at Seymour on Friday, Sept. 2. Then Masuk at Greenwich, Monday, Sept. 5. NEWTOWN AT SEYMOUR We’ll start with this one first. Played on the practice fields at Seymour high school, Newtown defeated […] [Read More]