Connecticut High School Football

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

Notre Dame-WH at Shelton & Weston at Newtown (The Movies!)

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Time to grab the goodies and dim the lights for the final two highlight videos of Week 3. This should tide you over for a few hours before we publish a Wednesday night edition of the Guide to the Games as we bull straight ahead into Week 4. Notre Dame-WH 28, Shelton 0 First, Notre […] [Read More]

Weekly Links: Ned talks Xavier, Duffy talks Masuk, IBD talks Boeing and video clips

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The Lonesome Polecat: The Day’s Ned Griffen catches up with Xavier The hardest working writer in all of football took a trip to Middletown to check the Game of the Year of the Week, Cheshire at Xavier. Among the discussions, Xavier’s new offensive coordinator and its suddenly not-so-impotent offense. There’s also a note about the […] [Read More]

The Elite 8 for Week 4

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None of the Top 8 from last week lost, but we do have some movement based on performances and results around the region. TRENDING UP ANSONIA — Arkeel Newsome is awesome, no doubt. Perhaps the state’s best tailback. His anticipation and field vision are without peer, and enable him to turn big gainers into long […] [Read More]

State Polls Week 4: Flip flop, flip flop

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Here we go again. Xavier recaptured the top spot in the NHR Media Poll today, returning to the top for the first time since Week 1. The Falcons defeated Cheshire 42-20 and snatched two first-place votes away from Masuk and claimed the top spot by a measly two points. Masuk 50-pointed Stratford, scoring 42 points […] [Read More]

The ‘Death Panel’ has spoken: Murphy exonerated in ‘Score Management’ violation

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Masuk coach John Murphy confirmed Monday he will not be suspended for violating the CIAC’s ‘score management policy’ in Friday night’s 56-0 victory over Stratford. Coaches are put under review by a committee, pending reports from game officials and the two opposing coaches, when a team defeats an opponent by more than 50 points. Murphy […] [Read More]

That’s a Wrap Week 3: Status Quo (kinda)

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They almost pulled it off. Fairfield Warde on Friday night, then McMahon and Hamden on Saturday night almost gave us the shakeup we were looking for. But their established opponents, New Canaan, Staples and West Haven, respectively, pulled off wild, come-from-behind victories to keep the status quo in the region. New Canaan beat Warde 28-14 […] [Read More]

Week 3 Friday: Biblical Proportions

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The first sign of trouble came well before anyone really kicked off Week 3. A Tweet, simply, from our pals at the Greenwich Time, all the way at the other end of the state: It didn’t sound too ominous. Games all across Connecticut kicked off without a second thought. But anyone with a smartphone tuned […] [Read More]