Connecticut High School Football

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

State football semifinal schedule announced

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Below is the schedule for the CIAC state football semifinals. All games are Sunday, Dec. 2 CLASS LL Staples (10-0) vs. NFA (11-0) at West Haven, 12:30 Glastonbury (10-1) vs. Xavier (10-0) at Cheshire, 12:30 ♦♦♦ CLASS L New Canaan (9-2) vs. Windsor (10-0) at Bunnell, 12:30 Hand (11-0) vs. Masuk (10-1) at West Haven, […] [Read More]

Super Wednesday: Attack of the ECC! NFA, Montville serve notice

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CLASS LL: NFA 63, Newtown 21 | Xavier 55, Greenwich 14 | Glastonbury 23, Southington 14 CLASS L: Hand 55, Platt 26 | Masuk 21, Middletown 14 | New Canaan 16, Avon 7 | Windsor 38, Fitch 7 CLASS M: Montville 32, Wolcott 14 | Weston 29, Ellington/Somers 22 CLASS S: Ansonia 53, Prince Tech […] [Read More]

Super Wednesday: State quarterfinal live updates

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Welcome back to round 2 of the CIAC state quarterfinals. Tonight the remaining 12 games kick off around the state. Locally, in Class LL Greenwich travels to Xavier and Norwich Free Academy goes to Newtown. In Class L, New Canaan plays Avon in Simsbury; Middletown goes to Bunnell High School in Stratford to take on […] [Read More]

New Milford’s Lynch steps down

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Chuck Lynch has resigned as New Milford’s football coach. Lynch, who took over for Tom Taylor in 2003, coached for 10 seasons and compiled a 28-73 record. New Milford’s best seasons under Lynch was 6-5 in 2008 and 5-5 in 2011. Lynch told the News-Times’ Rich Gregory he left for personal reason, but planned on […] [Read More]

State Quarterfinal Tuesday: Staples, Hillhouse win big in snow bowls

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CLASS LL –Staples 42, West Haven 0 CLASS M — Hillhouse 34, St. Joseph 14 | Berlin 41, Bullard-Havens 14 CLASS S – Hyde 15, Rocky Hill 14 A year ago, torrential rain played havoc with the CIAC state quarterfinals. On Tuesday night, Mother Nature decided to test the playoff field again, this time with […] [Read More]

Dave Cadelina steps down as Central football coach

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It wasn’t that long ago that Central football was one of Connecticut’s most downtrodden programs. Then the school hired Dave Cadelina and began one of the great turnarounds in state football history. Now, after 16 years, 93 victories, a pair of state tournament appearances and two FCIAC championship game appearances, Cadelina has decided to hang […] [Read More]

State Quarterfinal Primer and Live Updates: The FCIAC-SCC Challenge [Updated]

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For a good part of the last year, the good folks from the state’s two biggest and mightiest leagues — the Southern Connecticut Conference and the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference — have been attempting to help each other out. Beginning next year and concluding in 2014, the CIAC will allow teams to schedule an […] [Read More]

Weather causes state quarterfinal postponements [Updated: 12:51]

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We thought this would happen. With a bout of rain and snow beginning to hit the region, a few state quarterfinal games have already been postponed until Wednesday. TWELVE of the 16 games have been ppd. as of 12:51, pushing all but one of the semifinal games to Sunday, Dec. 12 at TBA. Click here […] [Read More]

2012 Class LL state quarterfinal preview capsules

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Fasten your seatbelts. This division is L-O-A-D-E-D. Start off with the two-time defending state champs, the FCIAC champions, the SWC champions, the ECC Large champs, CCC Division I’s best team. It’s a division so good, one unlucky 10-0 team must hit the road in the state quarterfinals: All the way from Norwich to Newtown. Foof. […] [Read More]

2012 Class L state quarterfinal preview capsules

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Can anyone beat No. 1? Matt Walsh, Peter Gerson and the unbeaten defending Class L champion Hand Tigers are back for another run at a glorious 10th state championship. And as of now they’re the favorites to win it all again. After all, they come from the mighty Southern Connecticut Conference and toppled two-time defending […] [Read More]