Connecticut High School Football

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

Hillhouse’s Dyer won’t miss games as result of grade-tampering suspension

According to a report in the New Haven Independent, the suspensions handed down by New Haven Superintendent Reginald Mayo will not keep Hillhouse coach Tom Dyer from missing any games as head coach. An investigation found that Dyer and four others attempted to mislead the NCAA and/or others by tampering with grades and course descriptions. […] [Read More]
Categories: New Haven County, SCC

Derby at Ansonia game moved to Thursday

The 90th meeting between Derby and Ansonia at Jarvis Stadium has been moved to Thursday (tomorrow!) at 6:30 p.m. According to Derby coach George French, Ansonia has said the threat of rain on Friday and Saturday would be too much for its newly-sodded field to handle. The original turf was destroyed by a nighttime joy-rider […] [Read More]

Vote now! What’s Week 3′s Game of the Week?

Trinity Catholic-New Canaan was overwhelmingly voted Week 2′s ‘Game of the Week’ by you, the ever wise high school football fans, players and coaches. That turned out to be the correct response. (Though it might have got a few write-in votes, we didn’t include Westhill-Trumbull as an option. Silly us. But, based purely on meaning […] [Read More]

That’s a wrap Week 2

A look back at the who did and said what in Week 2 of the 2012 high school football season. Compiled by Gary Rogo, Executive Sports Editor of Hearst CT Newspapers, and the Hearst CT Staff. Bulldozers John Shannon, Bullard-Havens: Ran for 163 yards and three TDs on just five carries in 47-0 shutout of […] [Read More]

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

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]

WTNH: Friday night Week 2 highlights

You saw the roundup, now watch the highlights via WTNH of the Week 2 Friday games. Noah Finz mostly has the goods on the SCC — including How Guilford built a shocking 14-0 lead on West Haven, and the Top 10 battle at Bowen Field between Hand and Hillhouse. WTNH also threw the SWC a […] [Read More]

Watch: Copious video coverage of Derby’s 21-20 victory over Naugatuck

A year ago, Derby suffered a 14-13 heartbreak loss to Naugatuck, one of a couple games that ultimately kept the Red Raiders from earning their first winning season in 16 years. Last week’s rematch was equally heartbreaking. This time for Naugatuck. The CIAC’s new broadcast partner, PlayOn! Sports, was at Lou DeFilippo Field to capture […] [Read More]
Categories: New Haven County, NVL

Calling all Oxford taxpayers: Your high school needs an athletic field; Vote today

Everything about Oxford young high school is awesome. It’s tucked into the woods, carved out of the Housatonic River hillside. The facilities, which opened in 2007, are beautiful and state-of-the-art of high school architecture. You know that much driving onto school grounds from Route 118. A school like this has gotta have a kick-butt athletics […] [Read More]

About that whole Coggins-to-Naugy thing: It’s a hot mess

Mark Jaffee at Republican-American has the very latest on the long rumored and infinitely discussed impending transfer of All-American wide receiver and Boston College commit David Coggins, quarterback Javon Martin and fullback Xavier Woods from Sacred Heart to Naugatuck. While Woods is all set to start practicing for the Greyhounds, there are some serious issues […] [Read More]

Dope on an ATV tears up Nolan Field, unleashes Ansonia’s goodwill

We’re not going to get too, too crazy about this because it’s only grass. Grass grows back. Besides, Ansonia football and its supporters are relentless like the post office. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of chewed up football fields stays these boys from the swift demolition of their appointed opponents.” Or something […] [Read More]