Connecticut High School Football

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

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]

THANKSGIVING DAY SCORING BLOG – Scores & Playoff News

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Extra! Extra! Get all your live scoring updates, and playoff point updates, right here. It’s all hands on deck for the staff of Hearst-Connecticut Newspapers — the Connecticut Post, the Danbury News-Times, the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time. We’ll be at nearly every single game in the Southwest Connecticut region for our biggest live scoring […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving Eve: Stop us if you’ve heard this one… Masuk dominates for SWC title

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Thanksgiving Eve at Blue and Gold Stadium in Newtown. Packed house of a few thousand to watch Masuk vs. Newtown play for the SWC championship. Newtown shows up. Plays tough, befitting its 8-1 record. Has the home crowd cheering and the visiting crowd sifting anxiously through the first quarter. Then Masuk shows up. Takes a […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving Eve Primer and Live Scoring Blog

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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the greatest 24-hours of the Connecticut sports calendar. Tomorrow, thousands of Nutmeg state residents will get up, rub the sleep out of their eyes, grab a cup of coffee or some breakfast and head over to their favorite Thanksgiving Day rivalry game. It is a day where records are thrown […] [Read More]