Connecticut High School Football

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It’s a Wrap Week 7: The Snow Days of Autumn

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We asked for an upset last week and we got it, with Bethel’s stunning 56-46 victory over Stratford at Ralph DeSantis Field. That was the only local surprise. Statewide, we saw both NFA (to Stonington) and New London (to Fitch) catch the upset bug and the state playoff picture looked slightly different than they did […] [Read More]

State Polls for Week 7: Minor tremors

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The state polls are out and, with three ranked teams going down, there was a slight shakeup of the rankings this week. In the State’s Media Poll, Xavier expanded its lead to 10 points as Masuk lost a couple of first-place votes. Hand, with its 28-14 victory over West Haven, leapfrogged Ansonia into the No. […] [Read More]

Saturday Week 7: Winning in a Winter Wreckerland

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Marce Petroccio walked off the Staples Field turf at halftime, his brow furrowed, his lips pursed, fists clenched. Crazy things were happening. And, for the football coach, his team and the hundreds of homecoming fans packed into the stands Saturday, they weren’t good. Start with Darien’s ease in moving the football up and down the […] [Read More]

Week 7 Friday recap and Saturday updates: Wildcats growl

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Good morning. I hope you’re reading this somewhere in a coffee shop in Westport. If you’re not, get your rears in gear. There’s no time to spare before FCIAC Mega Death Match: 2011 Edition commences this on this soon-to-be snowy day. If you are hanging in a Starbucks, or at Village Bagels or Westport Pancake […] [Read More]

Week 7 Primer and Live Update Dashboard: There’s a storm brewing

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Open your doors or windows. Look outside. Take a deep breath. Can you feel that twinge in the air? Can you smell it? There’s a storm brewing. A few of them, in fact. It’s brewing on the shores of Madison, where West Haven and Hand clash in (yet another) huge SCC game. It’s brewing in […] [Read More]

The Guide to Week 7′s Games

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The Day: CIAC planning to revisit ‘score management’

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Taking knees on extra points, taking knees on four-consecutive downs, punting on first down, falling down intentionally with no players within 10 yards, taking intentional safeties, allowing intentional touchdowns, intentionally fumbling, throwing intentional interceptions… These weekly outrages have come to define the CIAC’s 5-year old and much maligned Score Management Policy — colloquially known as […] [Read More]

League Championship Watch (Week 6-7)

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Week 7 is just about the time to start to seriously keep an eye on the playoff races. The state races have still a ways to go before we can truly look at scenarios. But it’s not too early with the league championship games, at least in an overview. don’t expect anything too specific. Here […] [Read More]

The Elite 8 for Week 7

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NORWALK — This was almost going to be Notre Dame-West Haven. It was close, but we bumped Norwalk back into the Elite 8 after a one-week respite. Though Notre Dame-WH has faced an undefeated team every week of the season to this point and have a fabulous defense. The offense remains slightly one-dimensional. Norwalk plays […] [Read More]

State Polls Week 6: Xavier’s Still No. 1; Darien cracks Top 10

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Very little change in the State’s Media Poll. Masuk picked up one first-place vote, inching to within four points of No. 1 Xavier. No other rankings changed hands except the No. 10 spot once held down by North Haven is now occupied by Darien. Few changes with the Day Coaches or the CSWA Polls, too. […] [Read More]
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