Connecticut High School Football

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

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]

2012 Class M state quarterfinal preview capsules

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Class M is looking a little… tilted, no? Hillhouse-St. Joseph, two recent state champions (St. Joseph won back-to-back in 2009 and 2010, Hillhouse won in 2010) facing off in a game that many (outside of Wolcott and the NVL) pegged as this division’s likely state championship matchup a few weeks ago. To the lucky winner […] [Read More]

2012 Class S state quarterfinal preview capsules

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Get your ‘The Ansonia Invitational’ jokes out of the way now. We’ve all heard it. Find some new material. The Chargers, last year’s Class M champions, had no peer among NVL schools while rolling to a consecutive league title and a 25-game win streak. They’re big, -strong, fast, talented and just flat-out better than any […] [Read More]

State playoff polls: Newtown leaps forward

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Your SWC Champion Newtown Nighthawks have jumped from No. 9 to No. 7 in the pre-playoff edition of the NHR State Media Top 10. Correct me if I’m wrong, but this might be the highest the Nighthawks have climbed in the polls for as long as I’ve been here (2008, maybe?). The last time they […] [Read More]

Bridgeport to NVL? City public schools in preliminary talks to join Valley league

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High school conference realignment has suddenly kicked into high gear. Central, Bassick and Harding are in preliminary talks to jump from the FCIAC to the NVL, officials on both sides of the aisle confirmed to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers today. The three city public schools, who have been members of the FCIAC since 1993, met with […] [Read More]