Connecticut High School Football

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

Oxford-NVL presentation and/or vote postponed to next week

Oxford-to-NVL fanatics who are waiting anxiously to bring the Wolverines into their apparently rightful place alongside the other All-American Valley schools will have to wait at least another week. Both Woodland athletic director Brian Fell and Oxford athletic director/football coach Joe Stochmal confirmed Wednesday that the meeting of NVL and Oxford representatives, which was supposed […] [Read More]

It’s official: Murphy takes over as New Milford football coach

As expected, New Milford’s Board of Education approved John Murphy as its football coachWednesday night. Murphy, 45, who coached 16 years and won three state championships at Mausk before resigning in December, will begin his new job Thursday morning. He was also hired as the school’s girls lacrosse coach and as a paraeducator at Schaghticoke […] [Read More]

Connecticut High School signing day commitments

National Signing Day is Feburary 6, just seven short days away. Here’s a quick look at who from Connecticut’s high school and prep schools are heading where. We’re constantly adding to this update list, so if you have an announcement for us either post below or email me at Here we go… High Schools […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

And now, a Masuk football update: Two candidates down, two remain

With John Murphy expected to be sworn in by a congregation of New Milford converts Wednesday night,  talk has naturally shifted back to his former place of employment: Masuk. OK, let’s be honest, it’s never really shifted away from Masuk. We just took a slight detour when it was confirmed Murphy was on his way […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield County, SWC

Maloney hires Trinity-Pawling’s Pierce Brennan as next coach (updated)

Update: 8:20 p.m. Meriden’s Board of Education has approved Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) assistant Pierce Brennan as Maloney’s next football coach, the Record-Journal of Meriden reported Tuesday night. He is the seventh coach in the history of the school, according to the Record-Journal. Brennan takes over for nine-year coach Bob Zito, whose contract wasn’t renewed following last […] [Read More]

John Murphy expected to become next coach at New Milford

*** He’ll have a much longer ride to work, but it looks like three-time state championship winning coach John Murphy won’t be straying very far. Murphy, who resigned at Masuk last month after 15 years, is expected be named the next head coach at New Milford. It’s not official yet. Murphy’s hire is pending board […] [Read More]

Law grad, WestConn assistant Erik Larka named coach at Bacon Academy

Bacon Academy filled its football vacancy Friday with Erik Larka, a West Haven resident and Law graduate, the Norwich Bulletin reported. The 35-year old UConn graduate coached freshman for four years at Law until he was married and had children. Last year, he returned to coaching as a volunteer assistant at Western Connecticut State under […] [Read More]
Categories: ECC

Goodbye Rentschler? CIAC exploring venue change for state championships (again)

Too few fans. Too much overhead. A big shortfall. That’s what the CIAC says is the problem with The Rent. After just three years, the CIAC is thinking about abandoning East Hartford’s Rentschler Field as a football championship venue Marc Allard of the Norwich Bulletin reported today. CIAC associate director Paul Hoey apparently dropped this […] [Read More]

UConn nabs Windsor’s Ormsby from UMass

Cole Ormsby is staying home after all. Very close to home. The monster Windsor defensive end switched his verbal commitment from UMass to UConn, The Hartford Courant reported Thursday. “My family and I talked it over,” he told The Courant Thursday night. “It’s close to home. It just felt right.” Ormsby, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound end, […] [Read More]

Maloney-Meriden close to naming new coach

Maloney is close to naming its next head coach, according to a story in the Record-Journal. The story, written by Bryant Carpenter, says Kevin Frederick, Kevin Quinn and Pierce Brennan are at least three of the leading candidates. Both Frederick and Quinn are teachers in the Meriden school system. Frederick is an assistant at Middletown. […] [Read More]