Monthly Archive for November, 2011

: November, 2011


Ansonia wins NVL Championship (with video) and your latest playoff musings

From the outset, it appeared if every notion about Ansonia-Holy Cross II would come to fruition. Holy Cross punt. Arkeel Newsome. One carry. One touchdown. By the time the Holy Cross coaching staff

Live from Municipal: It’s rematch at the NVL Championship (and other Week 10 games)

Back in Week 4, a pair of unbeaten teams walked onto the Jarvis Stadium field anxious to make a point about their place in 2011 NVL season. Holy Cross struck the first blow. Ansonia countered. Again

The Elite 8: Week 10

Lots to do today. And, since there’s been no movement, lots of playoff talk in this week’s Elite 8. We delve into state playoff scenarios for some of these teams. For the full breakdown, click here to

ThE mAd PLayoFF scIENtist REtUrns! (Updated)

Welcome… to the LA’bor-atory. (THUNDERCRRRRRAACK!) HAAAAA HAAA HAAA HAAA HAAAA HAAAAAA!!!!! The Mad CIAC Playoff Scientist has awoken from his year-long slumber, almost a week earlier than normal. But

State Polls: Weeks 9-10

No real changes atop the polls for Week 10. Xavier’s still No. 1 (by 12 points) and Masuk’s still No. 2 as we head into the last week of the season. State Media Top 10 Others receiving votes:

That’s a Wrap Week 9: Setting the Thanksgiving table

The turkey has been basted and is in the oven. The potatoes are getting mashed. Cranberries are being diced. The stuffing is getting stuffed. We’re getting our good china out. We’re just over a week

State Playoffs: The Clinch Is In for Staples, Newtown & Ansonia

I was told today in an email you had to “get through the Newtown-Bunnell” stuff to get the real important information for Week 9 in Sunday’s blog. Sheesh. Tough crowd, tough crowd. So, in case you

More OT Madness: Foran’s 47-41 2 OT victory over Guilford

Newtown-Bunnell wasn’t the only crazy OT game in Week 9. Though it didn’t pack the playoff intrigue as Saturday’s heavyweight fight in Stratford, Thursday saw a tit-for-tat battle between SCC Division
Newtown-Bunnell cap

The sickest highlight reel of the year: Newtown 54, Bunnell 48 OT (The Movie!)

No introduction needed. This was the game of the year in the SWC, possibly the game of the year in the region. Newtown’s 54-48 overtime victory over Bunnell. It’s probably the sickest video I’ve ever
Mike Lengel celebrates a fumble recovery in Saturday's SWC game-of-the-year vs Bunnell in Stratford. Newtown qualified for the state playoffs with the victory and faces Masuk for the league title on Thanksgiving Eve.

Newtown-Bunnell: The Day After (plus, state playoff clinchers)

After a delirious celebration on the eastern end of Bulldog Field, the thousands of previous events of the afternoon finally caught up to the Newtown football team. Panting, coughing, wheezing,