Connecticut High School Football

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

CSWA Preseason Poll: Masuk, Xavier (almost) in a dead heat for No. 1

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The Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance preseason poll was released Tuesday night and, surprise, surprise: It’s a virtual dead heat for No. 1. Both Masuk and Xavier received 15 first-place votes each. The defending Class LL champions, juuuuuust narrowly edged the defending Class L champions for No. 1. By. One. Point. (This means one of these […] [Read More]
Categories: Connecticut, State Polls

Let’s play water polo: New Canaan at Brookfield scrimmage

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Count us stunned to hear Brookfield’s scrimmage with New Canaan remained a go as biblical rain swept across Fairfield County Tuesday afternoon. Sure we had to pull the galoshes and umbrellas out, but if they were playing, we were going especially since we were eager to catch Brookfield in action before the start of the […] [Read More]

Reel Time: Newtown-Seymour; Masuk-Greenwich game scrimmages

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Continuing our scrimmage coverage for the week, we present two significant game scrimmages (you know, the one run like actual games): Newtown at Seymour on Friday, Sept. 2. Then Masuk at Greenwich, Monday, Sept. 5. NEWTOWN AT SEYMOUR We’ll start with this one first. Played on the practice fields at Seymour high school, Newtown defeated […] [Read More]

Want more Casey Cochran videos? Here’s four from ESPN (co-starring Brock Huard)

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Not exactly sure what to make of this latest internet find, except to say it’s… different, at least in our high school football niche: ESPN videos of Masuk QB Casey Cochran hanging out in Bristol with college analyst and former Washington star Brock Huard. This is a first. But, OK, sure. Roll film. Add: There’s […] [Read More]

Weekend update: Sacred Heart’s Coggins done; Ryan commits to UConn

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Couple of items of note from beyond Fairfield County before we continue with pressing questions. First is the bad news from Waterbury that Sacred Heart standout junior receiver David Coggins was likely lost for the season with a broken ankle. The news was reported by the NVL Football Blog. Coggins has been star for two […] [Read More]

The (tentative) 2011 High School Football Scrimmage Schedule

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Awright. Here we go. Everybody gets started for real Monday. From now until mid-December, it’ll be wall-to-wall football. Scrimmage schedules. We’ve got your scrimmage schedules! These are the most up-to-date listings on CIAC’s website (though, this year, they haven’t been listed on the master schedule. So I had to go through each regional school, one […] [Read More]

Sitcom pitch: Kid moves to Southington, takes in his father… hilarity ensues

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So I’ve got this idea for a sitcom once ‘Two and a Half Men’ mercifully folds. This 20-something kid, former football player, all-state wrestler, gets one of the plumb coaching jobs in the state at Southington. To help him out we’ll bring in his dad — a hellraiser in his day (we swear!) — and […] [Read More]

New Canaan, Ansonia to be featured on SNY’s ‘Traditions’

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SNY’s taking its role as the home of Connecticut football up a notch. Already the self-described home of the UConn Huskies, the cable channel is dipping into the high school football market as well this fall witha a program called, Traditions. Produced by freelancer Drew Thorry of Five x Five Productions, Traditions will travel to […] [Read More]

The (somewhat) definitive Connecticut Class of 2012 recruiting list

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With some fanfare, top college recruiting website Rivals.com unveiled its state-by-state recruit rankings a couple of weeks ago. So we here at Connecticut Football HQ thought it would be nice to take those and compile a comprehensive list of the state’s top recruits heading into the 2011 season. This is purely a list based on […] [Read More]

Immaculate works quick, goes exotic with coaching hire from Georgia

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UPDATED (8:45) News-Times writer Kevin Duffy has the whole story on how Bryan Pinabell landed in Connecticut at Immaculate after an entire coaching career spent in the south. Immaculate pegs Georgia high school assistant as next football coach Hint: His wife led him to Shangri La. UPDATED (4:10) We just got off the phone with […] [Read More]