Connecticut High School Football

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

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]

Hey, lookit this: Fairfield County wins — convincingly

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This time there were no doubts. No one could question it. No one could stir controversy, suggesting that the outcome should have been different. This time, Fairfield County’s amalgamation of football talent, if not a true all-star team, actually went out and brutally snatched back the Hall of Fame Classic football trophy from the bullies […] [Read More]

Updated: Your Hall of Fame Football Classic XV kickoff page

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Updated: Paul Criscuolo says the game is on this evening, despite threats of heavy rain. As of 4:40 p.m. West Haven remained dry while northern parts of the state were being pounded. More rain is on the way, however. Criscuolo said lightning would, of course, delay the game. Follow the radar here. ♦♦ Original Post […] [Read More]

Immaculate looking for a new football coach

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Immaculate is searching for a new football coach. Coach Gary Bellagamba resigned earlier this week after one season for personal reasons, according to a story by Rich Gregory of the NewsTimes. He had been an assistant coach prior to last year. From the article: “We’re very thankful for the five years he gave us,” Immaculate […] [Read More]

15th Annual Hall of Fame Football Classic all-star game rosters

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The final rosters for the 15th Annual New Haven County-Fairfield County Hall of Fame Fooball Classic all-star game have been released. The game will be played at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven, Friday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and proceeds go toward general fundraising and scholarships. For more information visit NewHavenFootballFoundation.com. […] [Read More]

Marcus Easley hosting free football clinic at Bunnell

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver and Stratford native Marcus Easley is holding a one day free football clinic — The Marcus Easley E.A.S.Y. Football Clinic — July 9 at Bunnell High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic — which will be run by Bunnell coach Craig Bruno and local Stratford Pop Warner coaches […] [Read More]

Holiday Extras: Croce to Gunnery; Calitro to Villanova; DesRuisseaux to Milford

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This week has been a whirlwind of statewide high school football news and tidbits. Here’s the latest as we head into the July 4 weekend. QB CROCE LEAVING POMPERAUG – Pomperaug quarterback Kellen Croce will likely enroll at The Gunnery prep school in Washington, Conn., his father, offensive coordinator Steve Croce said. Croce was an […] [Read More]

Nutmeg domination again in the Governor’s Cup football game

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I think we can sum up this game in one photo: Any questions? OK, If you must know any more read our man Mike Cardillo’s recap of the game, the ninth straight victory for Connecticut over Rhode Island. Or if more photos are your thing, check out our massive slideshow. See if you can spot […] [Read More]