Connecticut High School Football

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

Connecticut coaching carousel 2013: Here’s where we stand in mid-January [Updated]

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*** It’s been a crazy, topsy-turvy offseason for high school football programs and coaches. And we’re barely halfway through January. Big names, small names, big programs, little programs… no one, it seems, is immune from the bug that has plagued our regional coaches’ psyches. The reasons have varied: Many “want to spend more time with […] [Read More]

Week 5 Primer and Live Updates: The Storm Arrives

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… It’s judgement night in the SCC: Hand and Xavier will kick off in the Rumble at Palmer Field. Hillhouse and North Haven tangle in the fray at Vanacore Field. Fairfield Prep takes on Cheshire in the fight at the Maclary Complex. There’s so much to say, so much to talk about. Elsewhere Liam O’Neil […] [Read More]

‘About last night…’ Week 4: Blowout City

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Jeez, kids. What got into your pregame pasta dinners this week? As the scores rolled across our ticker Friday night, it was blowout, after blowout, after blowout. “Look at all these points being scored,” WELI’s George DeMaio cooed as the night’s action was read to him on his Friday night broadcast. “Unbelievable.” They came in […] [Read More]

Week 2 Primer and Live Updates

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Welcome back. Not a ton of questions were answered in Week 1 of the high school football season. So let’s take a look at what Week 2′s got in store for us. Here are a bunch of goodies from Team Hearst CT (we’ve even thrown in a Brunswick preview for you prep school fans), links […] [Read More]

SPB’s Elite 8: Week 2

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And now the second edition of our weekly REGIONAL high school football rankings. Like the state polls before them, very little movement from the contenders. Let’s take a look at the big boys of southwestern Connecticut… NEW CANAAN: [Last week: Defeated Bassick 49-16. Up next: Saturday at Trinity Catholic.] The words out of New Canaan […] [Read More]
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About Last Night: Week 1 – Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

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Ah, a brand-spankin’-new high school football season finally has kicked off. It’s a new season: A time for new names, new stars, new personalities, new teams, new contenders, new storylines. It’s a time to reacquaint ourselves with some of our favorite players as they perform incredible new feats to widen our eyes and get our […] [Read More]
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Week 1 Primer and Live Updates

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Good afternoon and welcome once again to the magnificent, incredible, spectacular spectacle that is high school football. The slate is stacked with great games on this 2012 Week 1. We’re expecting thrills, chills and spills tonight and tomorrow as everybody gets up and rolling. So up, up an at ‘em. Let’s see what stuff our […] [Read More]
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Thanksgiving Eve Primer and Live Scoring Blog

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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the greatest 24-hours of the Connecticut sports calendar. Tomorrow, thousands of Nutmeg state residents will get up, rub the sleep out of their eyes, grab a cup of coffee or some breakfast and head over to their favorite Thanksgiving Day rivalry game. It is a day where records are thrown […] [Read More]

It’s a Wrap Week 7: The Snow Days of Autumn

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We asked for an upset last week and we got it, with Bethel’s stunning 56-46 victory over Stratford at Ralph DeSantis Field. That was the only local surprise. Statewide, we saw both NFA (to Stonington) and New London (to Fitch) catch the upset bug and the state playoff picture looked slightly different than they did […] [Read More]

Weekly Links: Ned talks Xavier, Duffy talks Masuk, IBD talks Boeing and video clips

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The Lonesome Polecat: The Day’s Ned Griffen catches up with Xavier The hardest working writer in all of football took a trip to Middletown to check the Game of the Year of the Week, Cheshire at Xavier. Among the discussions, Xavier’s new offensive coordinator and its suddenly not-so-impotent offense. There’s also a note about the […] [Read More]