Connecticut High School Football

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

Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome picks UConn

Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome, one of the most prolific tailbacks in Connecticut history, has verbally committed to play at the University of Connecticut. “It’s a relief,” Newsome said. “Now I can focus on on my senior year and my academics.” [Read more: Ansonia's Arkeel Newsome picks UConn (With photos)] Newsome said he informed UConn coach Paul […] [Read More]

St. Paul QB Logan Marchi picks UConn

St. Paul quarterback Logan Marchi didn’t waste much time making his college decision. After visiting with Temple, Boston College, Rutgers and Oklahoma earlier this month and getting offers from at least Temple and UConn, St. Paul quarterback settled back in-state for UConn’s football camp last week. Just a few days later, on Saturday night, Marchi […] [Read More]

Torrington’s Gonzalez pleads guilty in rape case

Former Torrington football player Edgar Gonzalez pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault and second-degree robbery and will serve between 3-7 years in prison, the Register-Citizen of Torrington reported this morning. Gonzalez, 18, and teammate Joan Toribio, 18, were arrested in February and each charged with rape of two different 13-year old girls in a case […] [Read More]
Categories: Litchfield County, NVL

Your 2013 high school football schedules (aka: the greatest schedules ever?) [Updated]

I can’t tell you how many inquiries I’ve had about the release of this year’s schedules. It’s a lot. Like several times a week. Y’all are like a brats in the back seat of my car on the way to Itchy & Scratchy Land: Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Well it’s June, so here’s where I […] [Read More]

So, St. Paul’s Logan Marchi has been busy this week…

Yea, so news about St. Paul quarterback Logan Marchi has been blowing up your Twitter feeds recently. Marchi received a pair of Division I offers within 24 hours of each other: First from Temple, then UConn. It started last weekend when the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Winsted resident, who has played for three years almost exclusively as […] [Read More]

Newsome only CT U.S. Army All-American Bowl nominee

Ansonia all-stater Arkeel Newsome has been nominated to participate in the U.S. Army’s All-American Bowl which will be held Jan. 4, 2014 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Newsome (5-foot-8, 180) is the only Connecticut player to receive one of the bowl’s 400 nominations. The bowl’s roster will be whittled down to 90 by […] [Read More]

We’re engaged! Naugatuck Valley League, Oxford to tie knot

*** The courtship is over. Let the wedding plans begin! After three and a half months of wooing, the NVL has accepted Oxford’s marriage proposal, the Waterbury Rep-Am reported today. All that’s left are the official vows and the ‘I Dos.” But hang on, lovebirds. The young school, which has apparently just teased the SWC […] [Read More]
Categories: NVL, SWC

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

*** 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)

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]

NVL votes ‘no’ on adding Bridgeport schools (updated)

The Naugatuck Valley League won’t be bringing Bridgeport’s public school athletic teams into its midst any time soon. The league’s athletic directors voted down a proposal to invite Central, Harding and Bassick, according to Bridgeport Citywide athletic director Neil Kavey. Kavey didn’t remember the exact date, but was told “sometime last week.” A call placed […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield County, FCIAC, NVL