Annnnnnnnnd….. GO! The football season starts now

sunriseRise and shine campers!

Out, out, out of bed! Have some milk or OJ. Cut up some grapefruit.

Grab your permission slips and physical forms. Don’t forget your doctor’s and parents’ signatures.

Gitchyourbutt out the door. Drive, hitch, walk, run, hop, skip, or jump over to the high school. Lace up your best sneaks, leave your pads in your locker, head onto the field and start stretching.

Today is the first official day of the 2013 high school football season.

We begin in earnest with conditioning practices for the teams that elected to forgo the traditional (but fading) practice of spring practice. For the first time, a majority of state schools are gettin’ busy with conditioning and will don the pads and start hitting Monday while the rest of you spring practice suckers start to hit the gridiron for the first time.



Whaddawegot? Whaddawe know?

Well, aside from everything that happened during pretty nutty offseason (and If you haven’t been paying attention, we suggest you take our refresher course), we know very little about the actual teams and players.

But hey, that’s what this next month is all about.

So let’s get cracking, shall we?

Here’s a quick look at the state schools beginning practice TODAY, a.k.a. some of the happiest darn football players in Connecticut.

You lucky dawgs, you.


  • Fairfield Ludlowe
  • Harding
  • Ridgefield
  • Trinity Catholic
  • Wilton


  • Brookfield
  • Immaculate
  • Masuk
  • Notre Dame-Fairfield
  • Pomperaug
  • Stratford


  • Cheshire
  • East Haven
  • Fairfield Prep
  • Foran
  • Guilford
  • Law
  • Notre Dame-West Haven


  • Crosby
  • Derby
  • Holy Cross
  • Sacred Heart
  • Seymour
  • Torrington
  • Watertown


  • Abbott Tech
  • Bullard Havens
  • Capital/Classical/Achievement
  • Cheney Tech
  • Vinal Tech/East Hampton
  • Platt Tech
  • Prince Tech
  • Putnam/Tourtellotte/Ellis Tech
  • Whitney Tech
  • Wilcox Tech
  • Wolcott Tech


  • Bacon Academy
  • East Lyme
  • Fitch
  • Gilbert/Northwestern
  • Killingly
  • Ledyard
  • New London
  • Norwich Free Academy
  • Plainfield
  • St. Bernard/Norwich Tech
  • Waterford


  • Bloomfield
  • Bristol Eastern
  • Bulkeley
  • Conard
  • E.O. Smith
  • East Catholic
  • East Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Hall
  • Hartford Public
  • Maloney
  • Manchester
  • Middletown
  • New Britain
  • Newington
  • Northwest Catholic
  • Plainville
  • RHAM
  • Rockville
  • Rocky Hill
  • South Windsor
  • Weaver
  • Weathersfield
  • Windsor


  • Canton
  • Ellington/Somers
  • Granby Memorial
  • Haddam-Killingworth
  • Housatonic/Wamogo
  • Morgan
  • Nonnewaug
  • North Branford
  • Old Saybrook/Westbrook
  • SMSA/University
  • Stafford/East Windsor

If you’re not on that list, I don’t know what to tell ya except: See y’all Monday.

Sean Patrick Bowley