Connecticut High School Football

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

HS Football Playoff Power Poll

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  CIAC FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE Quarterfinals, 6:30 TUESDAY DEC. 3   CLASS LL   No. 8 Ridgefield 9-2 at No. 1 Newtown 11-0 No. 7 Fairfield Prep 9-2 at No. 2 Glastonbury 10-1 No. 6 West Haven 9-2 at No. 3 Hall 9-1 No. 5 NFA 8-2 at No. 4 Southington 9-1   CLASS  L   […] [Read More]

The Burning Of The Shoe

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The burning of the shoe. Legend has it, Ossie Solem, the head football coach at Springfield College in 1946, gathered his players after the final practice of the season and lit a football cleat on fire. He believed it would erase any ill will among teammates so they could play the last game clear of […] [Read More]

Coaches and Media polls week 2

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Any first place votes in parentheses The Day of New London Coaches Poll T1. Ansonia  (6) 2-0 T1. New Canaan (5) 2-0 3. NFA (2) 1-0 4. St. Joseph 2-0 5. Southington 2-0 6. North Haven 2-0 7. Darien 2-0 8. Middletown 2-0 T9. Shelton 2-0 T9. Windsor 2-0   New Haven Register Media Poll […] [Read More]

Wild week 2 wrap up

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Week 2 of the regional high school football season was, in a word, wild. The No. 1 team in the state, Xavier, lost to North Haven, Darien thumped Greenwich, St. Joe’s beat Fairfield Prep on a Hail Mary, Newtown won an emotional home opener and Hand won in the final seconds against Hillhouse. Here are […] [Read More]

Welcome back, football. Let’s get everybody caught up

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Football. Sweet, nourishing football, begins this week, kids. Nearly two-thirds of the state’s football teams begin fall practice on Wednesday. Yes, we’re all very excited. And if you’re one of those seasonal fans, y’know, those who only make their way to this space when the pigskin starts flying around, we present to you a recap […] [Read More]

Coaching carousel: Manchester’s Pizzoferrato resigns

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According to a report from the Hartford  Courant, Manchester coach Marco Pizzoferrato has resigned, saying “he wants to spend more time with his young family.” Pizzoferrato was 35-26 in six years with no playoff appearances. Led by Maryland recruit and TE Andrew Isaacs, Manchester was 6-3 last year, which was shortened to nine games due to […] [Read More]

WTNH’s ‘SportzEdge’ unearths Aaron Hernandez high school footage; Bristol Press has reax video

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I guess we needed this. As former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was led away from his North Attleboro, Mass. home in handcuffs Wednesday morning to be arraigned for the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, many of us who followed him during his halcyon days at Bristol Central must have been […] [Read More]

Former Bristol Central, Patriots star Aaron Hernandez charged with murder [Updated]

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We’re compiling all the latest news on the Aaron Hernandez murder case. Check back for the latest updates. Update: Saturday — Odin Lloyd laid to rest BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of relatives, friends and well-wishers have gathered at a church in Boston for the funeral of a semi-pro football player whose killing led to murder […] [Read More]

Recruiting trail: Southington’s Barmore commits to Yale; West Haven’s Phillips visits Syracuse

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Two of Connecticut’s top high school football players took college visits this weekend. One returned home with a decision, the other said his choice would be coming soon. After a short trip to New Haven Saturday, Southington quarterback Stephen Barmore announced his commitment to Yale on Sunday night. Officially committed to Yale University!! Gonna be […] [Read More]

Your 2013 high school football schedules (aka: the greatest schedules ever?) [Updated]

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I can’t tell you how many inquiries I’ve had about the release of this year’s schedules. It’s a lot. Like several times a week. Y’all are like a brats in the back seat of my car on the way to Itchy & Scratchy Land: Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Well it’s June, so here’s where I […] [Read More]