Connecticut High School Football

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

Weekend Update: Latest story links and scrimmage videos

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Updated: 8:20 p.m. 9/4 And the countdown continues. Our staffers and photographers continue to run all over Fairfield and New Haven counties, collecting images, videos and (most important) information on our 50 regional high school football teams. Over the next week, we’ll be molding all of these tidbits into one mighty 2011 preview package to […] [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]

Preseason 2011: Bunnell quad scrimmage report

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OK, kids, approximately two weeks into the 2011 preseason, it’s time to start posting scrimmage reports. Hurricane Irene has played havoc with the schedule somewhat (some school districts that have postponed school for the week won’t even let their fall teams practice, which is just nuts what with the CIAC’s 14-day mandatory practice rule suddenly […] [Read More]

Preseason 2011: Five (or Six or Seven) Pressing Questions for the SWC

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1. Can anyone beat Masuk? No. 1a. Um… Could you please embellish? Do we need to? What else is there to say? You’ve read and seen this a millions times before. Masuk has the state’s best quarterback in Casey Cochran. But you knew that. You’ve seen and read it it here, here, here, here, here, […] [Read More]

Preseason 2011: Five Pressing Questions for the FCIAC

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We’re only a week or so into fall practices. We’re still gathering info and still short on details. A lot can change over the next three weeks as we learn more and more about our 2011 high school football contestants. By no means is this a definitive preview. But it’s worth taking a quick glance […] [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]

Day One Links: Bad news, good news and worse news

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News, news, news and more news. Some good, some bad, some just terrible. …And we’ve only just started high school football practices. Here’s the quick rundown on what’s been going on the last day or so. Cover your eyes if you must. Good stuff is at the bottom. 1. Derby’s Jake Tomczak out for the […] [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]