Connecticut High School Football

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

Stamford and Bethel scrimmage

Went to my first football scrimmage of the season and it featured Bethel coming down to Stamford for a preseason tussle. Stamford is young but has some serious speed if players can find room to run. Cameron Webb should be one of the top backs in the FCIAC but it was freshman Jon-Michael Bivona that […] [Read More]

Now that scrimmage season is over; What do we think we know?

Ah, scrimmage season. It starts off with a few throw away lines. We talk to someone who talked to someone else who saw a team play some 10-on, 10-off scrimmage in mid-August. We get a tidbit, maybe two from players, parents, assistants, maybe even a head coach. In turn, we pass those nuggets of information […] [Read More]
Categories: Fall Practice

Masuk, Southington, Berlin tri-scrimmage and (very) quick Labor Day notes

Rick Volk was out and about Saturday at the Masuk-Southington-Berlin tri-scrimmage. So here’s the footage from that. As Rick says in his YouTube comments, with the offenses starting on the 40-yard line: Berlin-Southington scored on TD apiece. Southington-Masuk had three TDs apiece, Masuk-Berlin was 3-1 in favor of Berlin. I checked out Staples-Ridgefield-Cheshire on Labor […] [Read More]

Scrimmage Bowl MMXII goes to Ansonia; and a full scrimmage schedule (updated)

We’re just about to Labor Day, and y’all know what that means: Connecticut is just under two weeks away from actual high school football games. (ugh). No worries, there will be football played all across the state, just not the kind that counts– unless, of course, you were at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven […] [Read More]

Greenwich tangles with Don Bosco in scrimmage today

Talk about starting the preseason with a tough opponent. The Greenwich High School football team will travel to Ramsey, N.J., Tuesday to scrimmage national power Don Bosco Prep at 5 p.m. How good is Don Bosco Prep? Here’s a quick glance at the Ironmen. They are coming off their third consecutive undefeated season – a […] [Read More]
Categories: Fall Practice, FCIAC

Annnnd…. GO! Football practices begin

Rise and shine campers! Grab your permission slips and physical forms. Lace up your best running shoes, leave your pads in your locker and start stretching. Today is the first day of the 2012 high school football season. We begin in earnest Wednesday with conditioning practices for the teams that elected to forgo traditional spring […] [Read More]

About that whole Coggins-to-Naugy thing: It’s a hot mess

Mark Jaffee at Republican-American has the very latest on the long rumored and infinitely discussed impending transfer of All-American wide receiver and Boston College commit David Coggins, quarterback Javon Martin and fullback Xavier Woods from Sacred Heart to Naugatuck. While Woods is all set to start practicing for the Greyhounds, there are some serious issues […] [Read More]

(Pretty bad) Shelton-Ansonia scrimmage highlights

OK, so we’ve been busy lately. Busy trying to scrape together every last bit of information to cram into our official high school football previews which will begin next week. I’ve been running around getting personal video interviews with a majority of our 50 schools, trying to somehow cut them all together with video previews […] [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]

Weekend Update: Latest story links and scrimmage videos

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]