Connecticut High School Football

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

Sunday Crunch: Mufasha, St. Joseph states their case

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They call him the ‘Lion King,’ an endearing reference to his name, “Mufasha,” and the namesake of the titular character from the popular Disney franchise. Like his namesake, Mufasha Abdul Basir grew up before our eyes Saturday at Darien High School. Called upon to make the biggest play of the young season, Abdul Basir, his […] [Read More]

Week 3 Primer and live updates: Rain, postponements galore (updated)

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Week 3 began as a mess with rain, rain and more rain fudging with the schedules. But there was football played Friday night and there were a few intriguing results, especially up north, where nary a drop fell after kickoff. Along Route I-84, Tyler Hassett and Weston hit a landmark victory when they rallied back […] [Read More]

Derby-Ansonia XC: No Newsome? No problem

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For a sportswriter on deadline, the 90th Ansonia-Derby meeting was a dream game. First off, it was over quickly (that, my friends is the ultimate sportswriter’s dream). Second, it came custom built with an all-to-easy newspaper lead by halftime. It was so easy, when told what was happening at Jarvis Stadium, every sports editor in […] [Read More]
Categories: CSC, NVL, SCC

SPB’s Guide to Week 3′s Games

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We had a change in the schedule. Derby takes on Ansonia Thursday night in the 90th meeting between the two schools. Here’s our preview capsule. Also, as requested by our faithful readers from out shoreline way, we’ve added the entire SCC slate to the Guide to the Games. So, yes, Madison, Guilford, New Haven, North […] [Read More]

Coggins decommits from Boston College (ESPN-Boston)

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Sacred Heart receiver David Coggins has de-commited from Boston College, according to a report in ESPN-Boston on Wednesday evening. Coggins, who has made news recently for being embroiled in a recruiting scandal that ended with him receiving a four-game suspension from the CIAC, told the website he was rescinding his verbal commitment because, “I wanted […] [Read More]

Hillhouse’s Dyer won’t miss games as result of grade-tampering suspension

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According to a report in the New Haven Independent, the suspensions handed down by New Haven Superintendent Reginald Mayo will not keep Hillhouse coach Tom Dyer from missing any games as head coach. An investigation found that Dyer and four others attempted to mislead the NCAA and/or others by tampering with grades and course descriptions. […] [Read More]
Categories: New Haven County, SCC

Derby at Ansonia game moved to Thursday

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The 90th meeting between Derby and Ansonia at Jarvis Stadium has been moved to Thursday (tomorrow!) at 6:30 p.m. According to Derby coach George French, Ansonia has said the threat of rain on Friday and Saturday would be too much for its newly-sodded field to handle. The original turf was destroyed by a nighttime joy-rider […] [Read More]

SPB’s Elite 8: Week 3

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We’re all shook up heading into Week 3 of the high school football season. Some surprising local results have us scratching our heads and thinking about what’s what. What to do with teams like Trinity Catholic, Stamford and Westhill. What do do with Brookfield, Weston and Barlow? Only so many spots, so many teams to […] [Read More]

Vote now! What’s Week 3′s Game of the Week?

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Trinity Catholic-New Canaan was overwhelmingly voted Week 2′s ‘Game of the Week’ by you, the ever wise high school football fans, players and coaches. That turned out to be the correct response. (Though it might have got a few write-in votes, we didn’t include Westhill-Trumbull as an option. Silly us. But, based purely on meaning […] [Read More]

That’s a wrap Week 2

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A look back at the who did and said what in Week 2 of the 2012 high school football season. Compiled by Gary Rogo, Executive Sports Editor of Hearst CT Newspapers, and the Hearst CT Staff. Bulldozers John Shannon, Bullard-Havens: Ran for 163 yards and three TDs on just five carries in 47-0 shutout of […] [Read More]