Connecticut High School Football

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

Sitcom pitch: Kid moves to Southington, takes in his father… hilarity ensues

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So I’ve got this idea for a sitcom once ‘Two and a Half Men’ mercifully folds. This 20-something kid, former football player, all-state wrestler, gets one of the plumb coaching jobs in the state at Southington. To help him out we’ll bring in his dad — a hellraiser in his day (we swear!) — and […] [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]

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]

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]

Hoo boy! Ansonia jumps to Class M and other (less significant) 2011 playoff division shuffling

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They haven’t been officially posted by the CIAC, but anyone with a brain can discover the 2011 high school football playoff divisional layout. Just not me, apparently. On Friday, one of our loyal posters mentioned he noticed that perennial small-school contender Ansonia had been bumped to Class M this season. Thinking CIAC had released the […] [Read More]

Chuck Drury makes it official, steps down at Pomperaug

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UPDATED, Friday, 1 a.m. Chuck Drury has ended his outstanding, championship career at Pomperaug. Athletic director Joe Velardi first confirmed the to the News-Times of Danbury Thursday afternoon, then Drury himself later in the day. Drury, 62, said he is indeed stepping down to join his son Mike’s football staff at Southington High School. He […] [Read More]

Report: D.J. Hernandez leaves Southington

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D.J. Hernandez, the former Bristol Central and UConn star who became embroiled in nationwide controversy during his rookie season as the head coach of the Southington football team, has resigned, the Knight Time blog reported Tuesday evening. According to a press release from the school, Hernandez is accepting a job as quarterbacks coach at Brown […] [Read More]

2010 Walter Camp All-Connecticut Team

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The 2010 Walter Camp All-Connecticut team was unveiled today at the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions — which honors the four state championship teams from the state — at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven. Masuk coach John Murphy was honored as the Foundation’s Coach of the Year after a 13-0, Class L […] [Read More]

State Tournament Central: The CIAC Football Semifinals

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Good morning, afternoon or evening from wherever you are. Welcome to Tournament Central. Centro del Torneo. Welcome to our own personal NORAD for the Connecticut high school football world, the place where you can track everything happening in today’s state football semifinal round. You’re not going to find a better spot to witness all of […] [Read More]

CIAC State Football Semifinal Preview & Pick the Winners

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SIXTEEN DOWN. Twelve to go. We knock off eight more Saturday. Welcome to the end of the gauntlet portion — two games, four days — of the new and improved CIAC football playoffs. What used to be championship Saturday is now Semifinal Saturday, a week before the big games at the Rent. But, boy, it […] [Read More]