Connecticut High School Football

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

John Murphy expected to become next coach at New Milford

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*** He’ll have a much longer ride to work, but it looks like three-time state championship winning coach John Murphy won’t be straying very far. Murphy, who resigned at Masuk last month after 15 years, is expected be named the next head coach at New Milford. It’s not official yet. Murphy’s hire is pending board […] [Read More]

Connecticut football coaching vacancies reach 20: Lewis Mills

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We have indeed hit the magical 20 mark in Connecticut high school football coaching vacancies. Lewis Mills has posted an opening for a varsity coach, meaning Greg Todd’s two-year tenure is over. We don’t have all the details on this one yet. All we know is the Region 10 athletics website lists a head coach […] [Read More]
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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]

Rep-Am: Dunaj resigns from Torrington (and other, minor coaching carousel news)

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Dan Dunaj has resigned as coach of Torrington after five seasons, the Republican-American reported today. Dunaj, the former Seymour defensive coordinator who brought the Raiders to respectability in the NVL by 30-21, told Mark Jaffee he resigned for family reasons, namely the impending birth of his second child. He already has a 9-year old. He […] [Read More]

2012 All-NVL teams

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♦♦♦ The NVL Football Blog, your place for all things NVL of course, published the 2012 All-NVL teams, including the photos of each individual squad. Here are the teams. Visit their site for all the extras. All-NVL Offense QB — Mike Nicol (Wolcott) RB — Arkeel Newsome (Ansonia), Mick Pernell (Naugatuck) WR — Andrew Matos […] [Read More]

Bridgeport to NVL? City public schools in preliminary talks to join Valley league

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High school conference realignment has suddenly kicked into high gear. Central, Bassick and Harding are in preliminary talks to jump from the FCIAC to the NVL, officials on both sides of the aisle confirmed to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers today. The three city public schools, who have been members of the FCIAC since 1993, met with […] [Read More]

‘About Last Night…’ Week 8 (Redux): No comeback needed

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♦♦♦ DeAngelo Berry easily slips through Shelton’s defense on his way to a 51-yard, third-quarter touchdown in Saturday’s 59-17 victory. | Screen cap by Sean Patrick Bowley Nearly five quarters and eight days ago, Xavier trailed Hillhouse 49-21. Despair and defeat dripped from their facemasks. Let’s check in with the Falcons now, shall we? Lessee, […] [Read More]

State Polls Week 3: Masuk, Darien, West Haven make poll debuts

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The earth moved under our feet after a pretty wild week 2. Among the wreckage affecting the Top 10 vote: Hillhouse lost to Hand in a battle of Top 10 teams. New Canaan was nipped by Trinity Catholic in overtime. New London crushed Montville. Brookfield shocked Bunnell. Ansonia blitzed Woodland. Hillhouse and New Canaan were […] [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]

State Polls Week 4: Flip flop, flip flop

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Here we go again. Xavier recaptured the top spot in the NHR Media Poll today, returning to the top for the first time since Week 1. The Falcons defeated Cheshire 42-20 and snatched two first-place votes away from Masuk and claimed the top spot by a measly two points. Masuk 50-pointed Stratford, scoring 42 points […] [Read More]