Connecticut High School Football

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

Bang-Bang: Was New London’s Kyle McKinnon In? (mystery solved)

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Update: Mystery solved. The ball wasn’t in the arm Kyle McKinnon extended toward the pylon. It was in his left arm, as described by New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli to Dave Ruden in this blogpost. plus the Day of New London’s photo (at right). I should have read Dave’s post more closely. Still, very close. […] [Read More]

‘Super Tuesday’ Quarterfinal Wrap: Cowboys and Indians

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CLASS LL – Staples 48, Ridgefield 21 | Newtown 36, Hall 22 | Norwalk 21, Conard 15 | Xavier 35, Glastonbury 6 | CLASS L – Windsor 14, Notre Dame-WH 7 | New Canaan 27, New London 26 | Masuk 28, North Haven 14 | Hand 35, Coventry/WT 12 CLASS M – Ansonia 35, Bethel […] [Read More]

It’s Super Tuesday: The CIAC Quarterfinal Primer and Live Updates

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The Live Blog High School Football Live Updates NORTH vs. SOUTH The early part of the last decade was good to the Central Connecticut Conference. Bloomfield and New Britain dominated (mostly under the tutelage of coach Jack Cochran), won six state championships from 2000-2005. By no means was it boss, but it was respectable. But […] [Read More]

The Guide to the CIAC State Quarterfinals

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We’re pulling out the weekly Guide to the Games for all the state quarterfinals. A guide for out-of-region games is a first for me at Connecticut Post. So consider this a treat. Class LL and Class L preview capsules | Class M and Class S preview capsules | Ned Says: Xavier, Masuk, Ansonia, Holy Cross [Read More]

CIAC Class LL & L State Quarterfinal Previews

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Welcome back, my friends. Hope the Turkey went down well. Welcome back to high school football. Welcome to the second season. It’s Year 2 of the CIAC’s gloriously expanded playoff field (I’m a fan). Four divisions. Four champonships at stake. Eight teams enter, four teams leave and leap head-first into an uber short week before […] [Read More]

CIAC Class M & S quarterfinal previews

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We move to the Class M and S previews. Just two regional teams reside here, and they’re playing each other. The rest of the contestants are all ECC, Pequot, CSC, CCC and upper-NVL. For the Class LL and LL preview capsules click here. The playoff schedule: Quarterfinals: Tuesday Nov. 29 – 6:30 p.m. at sites […] [Read More]

Ned Griffen Sez: Xavier, Masuk, Ansonia, Holy Cross will win titles

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No members of the Connecticut sporting media sees as many teams and as many leagues than former New Haven Register reporter Bob Barton, The Day’s Ned Griffen and WFSB-3′s Joe Zone. Two of them got together last weekend to talk CIAC state playoffs on WFSB. Of course, it was only the Lonesome Polecat who was […] [Read More]

Ansonia debuts on SNY’s ‘Traditions’ at noon

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Back in Week 3, the SNY show ‘Traditions’ paid a visit to Dunning Field to take a inside look at the New Canaan football program. A month later, the camera crews returned to Connecticut and headed over to The Valley, because, let’s face it, you can’t talk about proud and strong high school football programs […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving Day Wrap: Wreckers rally (with a little help from above)

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Several thousand fans packed the bleachers and lined the fences around Staples Field to see two of the best teams in Fairfield County duke it out on a glorious Thanksgiving morning in Westport. Yes, Staples was already in the state playoffs. Pressure’s all on Greenwich? A day at the park for Staples? Ehhh… not quite. […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving Day 2011: And Now, Your 2011 CIAC State Playoff Pairings

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We’ll get to the entire Thanksgiving Day recap in a little while (have some turkey to gobble). And what a day it was. Staples wins the FCIAC championship. Notre Dame-West Haven and North Haven win and get into the playoffs. Ridgefield reaches Class LL playoffs for the first time since 2005. Bethel returns to the […] [Read More]