Connecticut High School Football

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

Class L: Rogers kickstarts Hand’s second straight championship

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♦♦♦ HAND 23, WINDSOR 6 EAST HARTFORD — Dan Rogers and his twin brother Pat really had no choice. Their parents divorced. The two Weston football stars had to pack up and move to another part of the state. New town, a new school, new friends, a whole new football team. When they moved to […] [Read More]

Class M: Hillhouse gets its heart started, rallies past Berlin

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♦♦♦ HILLHOUSE 34, BERLIN 12 EAST HARTFORD — Pushed around in the first half, its offense cold and its defense battered, Hillhouse coach Tom Dyer walked into the halftime locker room at Rentschler Field and didn’t say a word to his struggling football team. “I just drew a heart on the board,” he said. That […] [Read More]

ANSONIA AGAIN: Chargers win record 18th, back-to-back state championships

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♦♦♦ ANSONIA 59, NORTH BRANFORD 26 North Branford struck first. Ansonia struck harder and more often. Titletown added a record 18th trophy to its already jam-packed display case Saturday, using a dazzling display of offense and defense to topple unbeaten North Branford 59-26 in the Class S championship game at Rentschler Field. Arkeel Newsome ran […] [Read More]

Championship Saturday: Live Updates from three title games

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♦♦♦ Good, early morning. Rise and shine campers. The cheers have barely died down on Xavier’s 48-14 victory over NFA in the Class LL championship game. Save for a few turnovers that let NFA hope down 20-14 at halftime, Xavier went to DeAngelo Berry and its defense to bring home the threepeat, and title No. […] [Read More]

Threepeat in Class LL: Xavier grounds NFA into chuck

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♦♦♦ They did it again, again. Aside from a few tense moments late in the first half, Xavier dominated Norwich Free Academy 48-14 to win its third straight Class LL championship in front of 4,576 Friday night at Rentschler Field. DeAngelo Berry ran for 260 yards on 30 carries and three touchdowns as Xavier blew […] [Read More]

2012 Class M championship preview: Berlin vs. Hillhouse

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♦♦♦ No. 2 Berlin vs. No. 4 Hillhouse WHERE/WHEN – Saturday, 2:35 p.m. at Rentschler Field ON THE AIR — Radio: WELI 960-AM | TV: CPTV Sports | Online: ESPN 3, Watch ESPN app COACHES — Berlin: John Capodice (9th year, 82-21-0); Hillhouse: Tom Dyer (6th year, 50-17, 1 state title). RECORDS — Berlin: 11-1 […] [Read More]

2012 Class L championship preview: Windsor vs. Hand

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♦♦♦ No. 2 Windsor vs. No. 1 Hand WHERE/WHEN – Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Saturday, 5:35 p.m. ON THE AIR — Radio: WELI 960-AM | TV: CPTV Sports | Online: ESPN 3, Watch ESPN app TICKETS — $10 COACHES — Windsor: Rob Fleeting (4th year, 38-5); Hand: Steve Filippone (24th year, 200-61-5, 6 state titles). […] [Read More]

2012 Class LL championship preview: NFA vs. Xavier

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♦♦♦ No. 5 Norwich Free Academy vs. No. 3 Xavier WHERE/WHEN — Rentschler Field, East Hartford; Friday, 7 p.m. ON THE AIR — Radio: WELI 960-AM | TV: CPTV Sports | Online: ESPN 3, Watch ESPN app TICKETS — $10 COACHES — Norwich Free Academy: Jemal Davis: 5th year (40-14, 0 state titles); Xavier: Sean […] [Read More]

Semifinal Sunday: NFA wrecks Staples’ mojo, Fairfield County silenced

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CLASS LL – NFA 30, STAPLES 28 | XAVIER 30, GLASTONBURY 13 CLASS L — HAND 42, MASUK 23 | WINDSOR 27, NEW CANAAN 21 CLASS M – BERLIN 21, WESTON 7 | HILLHOUSE 48, MONTVILLE 26 CLASS S – ANSONIA 41, HYDE 13 | NORTH BRANFORD 62, WOODLAND 27 With big smiles, massive hugs, […] [Read More]

It’s unanimous: Xavier is No. 1 again

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Xavier has been voted the No. 1 team in the NHR’s state media poll for the second-consecutive year. This time, it was unanimous. Xavier was simply dominant in 2011. It earned its second-straight unbeaten, 13-0 season, capped with 42-7 victory over FCIAC Champion Staples in the Class LL championship game. Fellow SCC Division I team […] [Read More]