Connecticut High School Football

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

The ‘Death Panel’ has spoken: NWC’s Tyler won’t be suspended

Short and sweet: The CIAC “Score Management” committee — henceforth referred to here as the ‘Death Panel’  — has ruled that Northwest Catholic coach Michael Tyler will not be suspended for violation the 50-point policy in a 52-0 victory over Weaver on Saturday. From the CIAC statement: After a review of reports received from both […] [Read More]

Week 2: Saturday Live Update Dashboard

Good morning. What can we tell you? Oh, yes. Football. Lots of football. Recaps, get your game stories and recaps here, plus the live update blog. Lots of games were  postponed to today (inexplicably, unless maybe you had grass. It rained, but not nearly enough to be a problem. Especially for you turf schools. C’mon […] [Read More]
Categories: Connecticut, Links, Live Chat

Friday Night Lights: Week 1 live updates

Welcome to the only place (and we mean only) place to follow Southwestern Connecticut and statewide high school football. We have a full slate of games for you tonight. Big games. Little games. Out-of-the-way games. Everything. First, quick pleasantries: We have previewed the entire SWCT region, so here’s everything you need before we get to […] [Read More]

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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]