Connecticut High School Football

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

Hey, lookit this: Fairfield County wins — convincingly

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This time there were no doubts. No one could question it. No one could stir controversy, suggesting that the outcome should have been different. This time, Fairfield County’s amalgamation of football talent, if not a true all-star team, actually went out and brutally snatched back the Hall of Fame Classic football trophy from the bullies […] [Read More]

Updated: Your Hall of Fame Football Classic XV kickoff page

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Updated: Paul Criscuolo says the game is on this evening, despite threats of heavy rain. As of 4:40 p.m. West Haven remained dry while northern parts of the state were being pounded. More rain is on the way, however. Criscuolo said lightning would, of course, delay the game. Follow the radar here. ♦♦ Original Post […] [Read More]

15th Annual Hall of Fame Football Classic all-star game rosters

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The final rosters for the 15th Annual New Haven County-Fairfield County Hall of Fame Fooball Classic all-star game have been released. The game will be played at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven, Friday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and proceeds go toward general fundraising and scholarships. For more information visit NewHavenFootballFoundation.com. […] [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]

It’s almost All-Star season: Rosters for Governor’s Cup and Hall of Fame Classic

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In just a few weeks, it’ll be time to get your summer’s football fix with the state’s two all star games. First up, is the Rhode Island-Connecticut Governor’s Cup all-star game Saturday June 25 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. This year the game will be held at Southington High School’s Fontana Field — named […] [Read More]

When’s your spring football game?

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We’re in the process of gathering all of the annual spring football game dates for the 2011 season. Here is an evolving list: We’ll attempt to get a comprehensive list over the next day or so. If you want your spring game listed email me at sbowley@ctpost.com. Amity Ansonia – Tuesday, June 14, 6 p.m. […] [Read More]

Former Shelton football assistant Joe ‘Bags’ Casablanca dies at 38

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*** Sad news out of Shelton today. Joseph “Bags” Casablanca Jr. died of cancer Wednesday morning. He was 38. Casablanca was a Shelton native and St. Joseph graduate who spent time as an assistant football coach at his alma mater under Joe Della Vecchia before moving to coach under Jeff Roy at Shelton. He was […] [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]

CIAC Semifinals: Southwestern Hospitality (updated)

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The CIAC Semifinals pretty much boiled down to this: Unless it was against Masuk, the FCIAC ruled. Trumbull defeated NFA, 21-6 to reach its first state final in 13 years. St. Joseph eventually routed Valley Regional/Old Lyme 44-7 to reach its second-consecutive final. In the nightcap, New Canaan ripped through Hand in the second half […] [Read More]