Connecticut High School Football

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

FCIAC puts the squeeze on schedule before title game; SWC likely to cancel

Because a majority of its schools will be out for the remainder of the week due to the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, the FCIAC announced Wednesday it will be rescheduling its Week 8 and Week 9 football games into a 10-day span before Thanksgiving week. The FCIAC said its Week 8 football games will be […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, SWC

That’s a Wrap! Week 7 plus Week 8 postponements

A look at who did and said what during Week 7 of the regional high school football season. Compiled by Gary Rogo and the Hearst CT Sports Staff. John Shannon, Bullard-Havens: Ran for three TDs and 235 yards in a 49-6 rout of Platt Tech. Teammate Chris McNamara also ran for three scores while contributing […] [Read More]

After Sandy: Where we stand…

Understanding most of us will be digging through the mess left by Hurricane Sandy and that most don’t have power, we are going to attempt to get as much information as possible about the status of school and this week’s games. I’m assuming there will be a ton of postponements since many towns won’t be […] [Read More]

State Polls Week 8: Hurricane Edition (Updated)

Greetings from high school football central’s emergency bunker. We have printed our essential high school football files, grabbed our kerosene lamps, our battery-powered radios and headed deep into cover as this monster drives deep into Shangri La. The good folks at The Day of New London, who work out of a region hit with some […] [Read More]

Sunday Crunch: The Storm before the Storm

It was exactly one year ago when snowpocalypse belted our region on a football Saturday morning. I was in Westport at the time, where Darien held a 17-7 halftime lead over Staples. We all remember what happened next: Big flakes, a snowstorm and then an avalanche of 28 third-quarter points from Staples in an eventual […] [Read More]
Categories: CSC , FCIAC , High School Football , NVL , SCC | More

‘About Last Night…’: FRIGHT NIGHT!

♦♦♦ The insanity started early Friday, with Hillhouse laying the wood to former No. 1 Xavier, 49-21 with mere seconds gone in the fourth quarter. Read that again: 49-21! And you bet the snark was a-flyin from these fingers. Cooper goes yard. Personal foul on Xavier. It’s 42-21 Hillhouse 3:15 left 3rd. This isn’t over… […] [Read More]

Week 7 Primer and Live Updates – SPB Blog visits CPTV’s GameTime (video)

♦♦♦ So if any of you caught CPTV Sports’ GameTime show with John Holt and Joe Zone on Thursday night, you might have seen the guys interviewing a dashing young man about what’s what through six weeks of the 2012 high school football season. And after Wolcott’s QB extraordinaire Mike Nicol left the set with […] [Read More]

The Guide to Week 7′s Games

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Categories: Guide To The Games

SPB’s Elite 8: Week 7

Movement, lots of movement in ye olde Elite 8. Let’s hop to it: TRINITY CATHOLIC (6-0, This week: at Bassick, Friday, 7) After six weeks, a victory over New Canaan, and rapidly improving ever since, it’s time to give the Crusaders their due. Sorry, coach Stokes. We’ve ignored the Crusaders long enough. They don’t blow […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8

That’s a Wrap! Week 6

♦♦♦ A look at who did and said what during Week 6 of the southwestern Connecticut high school football season. Compiled by executive editor Gary Rogo and the Hearst Connecticut sports staff. arlow quarterback Jack Shaban escapes the sack from Bunnell’s Kevin Hernandez Friday. BULLDOZERS Jack Shaban, Barlow: Junior quarterback ran for 135 yards with […] [Read More]