Connecticut High School Football

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

Scrimmage Bowl MMXII goes to Ansonia; and a full scrimmage schedule (updated)

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We’re just about to Labor Day, and y’all know what that means: Connecticut is just under two weeks away from actual high school football games. (ugh). No worries, there will be football played all across the state, just not the kind that counts– unless, of course, you were at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven […] [Read More]

Coggins back to Sacred Heart and a Naugy investigation update from Rep-Am

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After all the craziness of the past summer involving Boston College commit David Coggins and former Naugatuck coach Rob Plasky’s alleged attempts to woo him and Javon Martin into Greyhound uniforms, we’ve finally come full circle. The Republican-American’s Mark Jaffee reports that Coggins will return to Sacred Heart-Waterbury. The school and Meme Martin, Coggins’ legal […] [Read More]

Oh, by the way: There is a 2013 SWC-NVL Challenge, too.

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Lost amid all of the sudden bile and rancor over the finer points of the SCC-FCIAC Football Challenge in 2013 is that the NVL and SWC have hammered out a similar agreement to match their leagues against eachother during the 11-game 2013 season, as well. In fact, they have had an agreement since last year. […] [Read More]

2013 SCC-FCIAC Challenge being tripped up by details (updated)

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The FCIAC voted Tuesday night to approve its cross-league matchup with the SCC in the 11-game 2013 season. The coaches have long agreed to a tentative proposal that would have the two powerhouses play in opening week, with matchups to be determined after the 2012 season has concluded. Though the SCC coaches are on board […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, SCC

MaxPreps profile: Ansonia’s Newsome on pace for national rushing record

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Feeling down about Connecticut’s performance against Don Bosco Prep in a scrimmage? No worries Nutmeggers. You got yourself a big dose of Connecticut hubris just by visiting MaxPreps this morning. Former NewsTimes reporter Jim Stout, now the Eastern U.S. media manager of the wildly popular CBS Sports high school site, and videographer Adam Spencer spent […] [Read More]

Don Bosco stomps Greenwich in scrimmage (of course)

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Forget the idyllic photo above. It doesn’t sound like the Greenwich-Don Bosco Prep scrimmage looked very pretty. Greenwich 7…. Don Bosco Prep 42 Whoever was manning the game for MSG Varsity’s Mike Quick (and it might have been Mike) summed it up thusly: Bosco’s Quam Muhammad showed Greenwich what NJ football is all about today […] [Read More]

Greenwich tangles with Don Bosco in scrimmage today

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Talk about starting the preseason with a tough opponent. The Greenwich High School football team will travel to Ramsey, N.J., Tuesday to scrimmage national power Don Bosco Prep at 5 p.m. How good is Don Bosco Prep? Here’s a quick glance at the Ironmen. They are coming off their third consecutive undefeated season – a […] [Read More]
Categories: Fall Practice, FCIAC

Preseason 2012: 5 Pressing Questions for the SCC

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Ah, the mighty, mighty SCC. Diamonds runneth over in the SCC’s chest of swag. And nobody swaggers quite like the SCC. Why shouldn’t they? The conference staked its claim as the best in the state in 2012. It features a two-time defending Class LL champion and state No. 1 in Xavier, the defending Class L […] [Read More]

Let the scrimmages begin! Hand, Berlin & Central highlights

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To kick off the first scrimmage week, we headed over to Route 108 to partake in a pair of practices Saturday. We started at Shelton and then hit West Haven at St. Joseph. It was more of a fact-finding mission, first of the year, in preparation for our SCC Pressing Questions bit which will be […] [Read More]

Naugatuck’s Rob Plasky resigns amid investigation

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WFSB Channel 3 Rob Plasky, the longest-tenured football coach in the NVL, has resigned as Naugatuck football coach amid allegations that he violated CIAC rules by  providing money to the foster mother of All-American wide receiver David Coggins, the Naugatuck Patch has reported this morning. Plasky submitted his resignation this morning to Naugatuck principal Jan […] [Read More]

The Coggins-to-Naugatuck mess just went supernova: Naugy coach Plasky suspended

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Just when you thought things couldn’t… never mind, you kind of knew this saga wasn’t going sort itself out quietly. Naugatuck coach Rob Plasky has been suspended by his school while it investigates allegations that he violated CIAC rules by giving $2,000 to Meme Martin, the foster mother of all-American wide receiver and Boston College […] [Read More]

Preseason 2012: 5 Pressing Questions for the SWC

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SWC in 2012 is a league in transition. Masuk as we knew it for the last three years is harmlessly tucked away in the history books. It’s anybody’s league to win now, right? You have usual suspects Newtown and Bunnell are at the head of the class; rivals Pomperaug and Brookfield are hoping to join […] [Read More]

Ansonia Ranked 15 on MaxPreps small school list – OR – MaxPreps is hallucinating

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So MaxPrep’s Northeast Regional director Jim Stout (formerly of the NewsTimes) was on the promotion trail this morning, sending out links to their Small School Football Rankings. And, lookee here, Ansonia was their No. 15 pick in the country. This got a lot of media folks talking in this little patch of land we call […] [Read More]

#ctfb is dead; Long live #cthsfb

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Twitter is an untamed wilderness. It is freedom, the ultimate lassiez faire in social networking. Only the strongest survive. Those who have attempted to subdue Twitter’s relentless beasts have only met with frustration, or have been thoroughly subdued themselves. Since 2009, we Connecticut folk had a monopoly on the search tag #ctfb (shortened in late […] [Read More]
Categories: Connecticut

Preseason 2012: 5 Pressing Questions for the FCIAC

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TODAY IS THE FIRST day of the rest of the high school football season. Everyone is officially in action. And so we begin. We begin to ponder what’s what and who’s who in 2012. Beginning today we’ll ask five pressing questions for each of the major regional leagues. These are questions to think about as […] [Read More]

Huzzah! Oxford Athletic Fields: Approved

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Congratulations, Oxford. You will soon have a legitimate athletics field — one the whole community can share — to go with your sparkling high school. The townspeople have spoken. It’ll have an honest-to-goodness synthetic field for all you footballers out there (both young and old, both American and International); a synthetic track for you Usain […] [Read More]

Calling all Oxford taxpayers: Your high school needs an athletic field; Vote today

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Everything about Oxford young high school is awesome. It’s tucked into the woods, carved out of the Housatonic River hillside. The facilities, which opened in 2007, are beautiful and state-of-the-art of high school architecture. You know that much driving onto school grounds from Route 118. A school like this has gotta have a kick-butt athletics […] [Read More]

Annnnd…. GO! Football practices begin

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Rise and shine campers! Grab your permission slips and physical forms. Lace up your best running shoes, leave your pads in your locker and start stretching. Today is the first day of the 2012 high school football season. We begin in earnest Wednesday with conditioning practices for the teams that elected to forgo traditional spring […] [Read More]

About that whole Coggins-to-Naugy thing: It’s a hot mess

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Mark Jaffee at Republican-American has the very latest on the long rumored and infinitely discussed impending transfer of All-American wide receiver and Boston College commit David Coggins, quarterback Javon Martin and fullback Xavier Woods from Sacred Heart to Naugatuck. While Woods is all set to start practicing for the Greyhounds, there are some serious issues […] [Read More]

One Ohio TV station is pumped for start of high school football (minus the football part)

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With high school football literally around the corner (first practices in Connecticut start tomorrow, many other states will be playing actual games soon), people around the country are getting fired up. And in the football-crazed state of Ohio, one TV station shoe-horned that excitement through their camera’s lens and the results were… Um… Cheerleaders. More […] [Read More]

Dope on an ATV tears up Nolan Field, unleashes Ansonia’s goodwill

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We’re not going to get too, too crazy about this because it’s only grass. Grass grows back. Besides, Ansonia football and its supporters are relentless like the post office. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of chewed up football fields stays these boys from the swift demolition of their appointed opponents.” Or something […] [Read More]

Brogna quits Notre Dame, OR, the tale of the Scorpion and the Frog

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In a move that’s sure to surprise everyone and nobody simultaneously, Rico Brogna has quit as Notre Dame-Fairfield’s football coach after just one season. Yes, he’s quit again. (Again.) (Again.) This is the third time the former Major Leaguer has left a high school program in the lurch, having previously quit as head coach of […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC

New Canaan 2012 preview video: The Avengers

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August is here and we have (to our knowledge, at least) the first official high school football team preview video. And it was inevitable that the first team on the board would be New Canaan. The Rams’ crack video team (which includes the guys at Theo Media) — which has produced such gems as the […] [Read More]