Connecticut High School Football

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

Class L Championship Rewind: Masuk 50, New Canaan 20

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Dim the lights, heat the popcorn. It’s time to relive Masuk’s Class L championship victory over New Canaan at Rentschler Field. [Read More]

CIAC Championship Week: Primer and Game Room

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Tonight, we begin. Tonight the first high school football teams will make their final preparations, pack up their equipment, load up their buses and settle in for the ride up to Rentschler Field in East Hartford for the first of four state championship games. Trumbull (11-2) and Xavier (12-0) face off in the Class LL […] [Read More]

CIAC Championship Week: The Game Previews

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Class LL No. 3 Trumbull vs. No. 1 Xavier WHERE — Rentschler Field, East Hartford WHEN — Friday, 7 ; TICKETS – $10 ON THE AIR — WELI 960-AM; Sportingnewsct.com COACHES — Trumbull: Bob Maffei (13th year, 97-31); Xavier: Sean Marinan (9th year, 65-32-2). RECORDS — Trumbull 11-2 (FCIAC runner-up); Xavier 12-0 (SCC Division I […] [Read More]

State Championship Times Annnounced (CIAC Championship Luncheon Videos)

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Here are the dates and times for the four high school football state championships at Rentschler Field, announced Monday morning at the annual CIAC football championship luncheon in East Hartford. After years spent at CIAC headquarters in Cheshire, and then two years at banquet halls in Simsbury and Southington, this was the first time the […] [Read More]

Brave New World: CIAC Quarterfinal Previews (Class M & S)

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We press on with the final two classes of the CIAC state quarterfinal draw. In Class M, which has strengthened considerably in recent weeks, we have a defending state champ vs. a young but talented SCC Division II power. We have a pair of playoff babies in Plainville and Gilbert/Northwestern, who have played in a […] [Read More]

Brave New World: CIAC Quarterfinal Previews (Class LL & L)

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Yes! Finally, we have ourselves, in my humble estimation, a legit playoff season in Connecticut high school football. The pairings have been set, the hype is just starting to boil to the surface. It’s time to see who the best teams in the state really are. It’s time to start the new and improved CIAC […] [Read More]

THANKSGIVING DAY SCORING BLOG – Scores & Playoff News

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Extra! Extra! Get all your live scoring updates, and playoff point updates, right here. It’s all hands on deck for the staff of Hearst-Connecticut Newspapers — the Connecticut Post, the Danbury News-Times, the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time. We’ll be at nearly every single game in the Southwest Connecticut region for our biggest live scoring […] [Read More]

FCIAC Championship replay (Darien 17, Trumbull 7)

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Just a quick recap for posterity: The 2010 FCIAC championship game between Trumbull and Darien at McDougall Stadium on Friday. Like we discussed in the aftermath, this victory was a mission statement from Darien, a message to the rest of the state as it heads into the Turkey Bowl clash with New Canaan. It was […] [Read More]

ThE mAd cIaC fOoTbAlL pLaYoFf sCiEnTiST! – Class M

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His Madness llllllooooooveess CLASS M. It’s MAD I tells ya! MAD! So many teams. So much madness. Figuring it out on Thanksgiving will be enough to dump you into the loony bin! And did His Madness overhear George DeMaio and Matt DeMaio call this division the Berlin Invitational on the radio the other day? His […] [Read More]

No Doubt About Darien: Blue Wave win FCIAC Championship

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All season long, Darien silently seethed beneath the talk. They heard the whispers. They read the clippings. They had a good team, those of us supposedly in the know said, but they weren’t boss. They couldn’t be boss. Just look at the schedule. Not one heavyweight among them. You beat St. Joseph? Yeah, but not […] [Read More]