Connecticut High School Football

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Ecke resigns as Cheshire football coach [Updated]

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Note: This post has been updated with links to two new stories published in the aftermath of Mark Ecke’s resignation. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the latest. Mark Ecke, who won four state championships and was an architect of one of Connecticut’s most dominating runs in the 1990s, hasĀ  resigned as head […] [Read More]

Behold: The Throne at CIAC HQ

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The middle chair (in an upstairs boardroom at CIAC HQ) is where New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli sat when he squashed a plan that would repeal the “Score Management” policy a few months back. Bow. Bow before the throne. (Important Note: That dissected world on the wall is NOT a prop) [Read More]

Ecke on incident: I probably overreacted, but I was protecting my son

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Mark Ecke said his reaction to a viscous and illegal hit on his son during a junior varsity lacrosse game at Glastonbury is the reason why he was escorted out of the game by three Glastonbury police officers on May 3. The incident ultimately led to Ecke’s suspension as head coach of the Cheshire football […] [Read More]

NH Register: Ecke suspended as Cheshire coach

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Mark Ecke has been suspended as Cheshire’s football coach pending a review by the school’s board of education, the New Haven Register reported today. Ecke, who has won four state championships in 17 years at Cheshire (the last in 2009), was suspended due to “an unspecified conduct issue,” according to the story. A hearing into […] [Read More]

SCC-FCIAC football challenge for 2013 and 2014 begins to take shape

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Football fans get ready. A future clash between two of the state’s power football conferences took a leap closer to reality today. Ambassadors from both the SCC and FCIAC met at Marisa’s in Trumbull this afternoon and adjourned with a preliminary agreement in place to match the leagues’ 38 teams together in the first week […] [Read More]

2012 spring practice schools announced

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Which high school football teams will be participating in spring practices later this month? The CIAC announced the official list this weekend. For the most part, it’s an even split between the spring schools and those opting for additional practice days in August. Spring practice schools get 10 days of practice time (including three initial […] [Read More]
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