Connecticut High School Football

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

THANKSGIVING DAY SCORING BLOG – Scores & Playoff News

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Extra! Extra! Get all your live scoring updates, and playoff point updates, right here. It’s all hands on deck for the staff of Hearst-Connecticut Newspapers — the Connecticut Post, the Danbury News-Times, the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time. We’ll be at nearly every single game in the Southwest Connecticut region for our biggest live scoring […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving Eve Primer – Live Scoring Updates & Radio Schedule

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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]

Thanksgiving Football 2010 – Preview & Pick the Winners!

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It’s that time of year again… the Greatest Sporting Day of the Year in Connecticut. Rivalry Week. Thanksgiving Week. A day where every game means something — be it pride, a winning season, a .500 season, precious playoff points, bragging rights — and it’s played in front of, most likely, your largest crowd of the […] [Read More]

High School Football Polls – Week 10

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By virtue of its 15-13 victory over Staples Saturday, Trumbull is on the move, all the way up to No. 6. in one of the two media polls. It’s up to No. 8 in the CSWA and only 9 in the coaches. Staples drops to a unanimous 10 in all three. Xavier is back to […] [Read More]

Week 9 – NVL Shenanigans

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OK, OK, here’s the straight scoop on the NVL Championship scenario. Woodland lost to Sacred Heart, 30-27, tonight in an exciting and testy game at Municipal Stadium that saw a brawl in the end zone between the two teams. Dave Coggins, the sterling receiver for Sacred Heart was tossed (he’ll miss the Thanksgiving week’s game […] [Read More]

Wait, so Woodland isn’t the Copper champ yet?

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I kinda feel silly, but today I was told the NVL Copper Division Champion isn’t Woodland. Not yet at least. Apparently Woodland — which defeated Naugatuck 25-6 last week, thereby guaranteeing it at least a 5-1 record in the Copper Division — doesn’t get a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Greyhounds should the Hawks tie Naugatuck […] [Read More]

League Playoff Hunt Update: Week 8-9 (updated – Woodland still not in)

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Here’s how the local league playoff races are going down with just one week left. It’s a pretty simple equation for most of these and, in the NVL’s case we know our participants. FCIAC PLAYOFF HUNT (Through Week 8 ) Team FCIAC Pts Avg Staples 8-0 970 121.3 Darien 7-0 830 118.6 Trumbull 7-1 930 […] [Read More]

Week 8: Shock and Awe

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Fairfield County is a breed apart from Connecticut when it comes to high school football coverage. We’re blessed (cursed?) with four dailies, maybe a dozen and a half hyper-local weekly newspapers and websites, two radio stations and one huge TV conglomerate, the year-old MSG Varsity and Cablevision affiliate News 12. They all converged like a […] [Read More]

Week 8 Primer: Eddie Mac’s milestone

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Perhaps a 100 people or so trudged to cold and rainy East Haven High School  to watch West Haven take on Wilbur Cross Thursday night. Maybe more than 200 were present when you included the players and coaches on the field. This relatively small band of participants and followers witnessed one of the wildest games […] [Read More]

Guide to this Week’s Games: Week 8

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Clip ‘n’ Save. It’s your regional Guide To This Week’s high school football games: FRIDAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Branford (1-6) Hillhouse (4-3) 2:30 Acs had Xavier beat last week. Shelton (4-3) Fairfield Prep (3-4) 6 If only Gaels could get offense humming… Ludlowe (0-7) Sheehan (1-6) 6 Bottom of FCIAC vs. Bottom of SCC […] [Read More]

Tuesday Matinée: Masuk-Bethel & Ansonia-Derby (The Movies!)

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Good morning on this midterm Election Day 2010 and we have a late Halloween treat for you: the movies from Friday’s double dip trip to Monroe for Masuk-Bethel (as voted on by the fans) and Ansonia for Ansonia-Derby/O’Brien Tech (as voted on by me after Masuk took a 28-0 lead early in the second quarter). […] [Read More]

The Elite 8: Week 8 (plus Staples’ Pajolek season over)

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The Elite 8 for Southwestern Connecticut for Week 8. TRENDING UP DARIEN — Rested starters and beat Bassick 35-7. Don’t expect them to drop anytime soon. ANSONIA — Derby/O’Brien Tech had the Chargers on the ropes in this one. But Montrell Dobbs, ol’ reliable, comes comes through again to the tune of 50 carries, 278 […] [Read More]

High School Football Polls: Week 8

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The Top 10 Polls heading into Week 8. And we have our first poll disagreement of the year. Xavier is No. 1. But so is Masuk. Xavier (7-0) earned the top spot in the NHR poll, claiming 12 first place votes over Masuk’s 9 and Staples 2. (There was one abstention). Masuk (7-0) swiped the […] [Read More]

League playoff race update for Week 7

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Things got pretty much back to normal Saturday with all of the favorites winning, restoring some sanity to Week 7. So as we move on to Week 8, here’s a look at the local league playoff races. Here are the FCIAC playoff standings through Week 7. FCIAC PLAYOFF HUNT (Through Week 7) Team FCIAC Pts […] [Read More]

Friday Night Week 7: It’s getting scary out there

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If you thought Week 6 was nuts, let’s try to recap Week 7. And this is just Friday night. (ahem) Ansonia beats Derby/O’Brien Tech 33-32 in one of the craziest (half) games I’ve witnessed. Derby/O’Brien Tech, which was given virtually no shot by anyone outside of its own hamlet, came in throwing haymakers behind Ray […] [Read More]

Week 7 Primer: Masuk-Bethel it is (with a caveat)

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The masses have spoken on this Week 7: You want me at Bethel-Masuk. Ask and you shall receive! …But this appearance comes with a warning. Bethel has to show up, and I mean not be down by 3 TDs at halftime. It has to compete and give mighty Masuk a run. Otherwise I’m slinking off […] [Read More]

Deja Vu Again: Another Bloody Week 6 (updated)

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On 9:30 on Wednesday morning at Stratford High School, math teacher Joe Della Vecchia watched the sweetest two words in the English language buzz into his mobile phone. The message came from Tyler Matakevich, the all-state fullback and linebacker at St. Joseph High School, where Della Vecchia has been the head coach for 12 seasons. […] [Read More]

Week 6: We’re Halfway Home

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♦♦♦ WALK OUTSIDE. Take a breath. Look around. See that? Feel that? Taste that? There’s a chill in the air. Brilliant oranges, yellows and reds are blooming from the trees. The ground crackles and snaps beneath your feet. We’re knee-deep in autumn. And those crowds on Friday night, they buzz just a little bit louder […] [Read More]

Week 2! Friday Night Primer and Live Updates

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Good afternoon! Ready or not, Week 2 is upon us. It’s not exactly a whopper of a schedule, outside of a battle between upstart Norwalk and mainstay Staples, and the SWC grudge match between Pomperaug and Masuk in Southbury. First off, it’s SCC Crossover week (guh). We’ve illustrated the vast disparity between the league’s two […] [Read More]

Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance Poll: Notre Dame-WH is No. 1

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Ladies and gentlemen, your first poll of the 2010 season. No shocks here from the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance: Notre Dame-West Haven is No. 1. The defending Class L champions received 16 first place votes. Masuk got five (but shockingly only came in at No. 5 — some of my fellow poll voters are out […] [Read More]

Week 1 is Here! What’s Your Top 10?

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Quick post on this NFL Sunday to get everybody’s thoughts on the upcoming 2010  Connecticut High School Football season. I’ve seen maybe 20 teams this preseason.  I’ve talked to coaches and some of my fellow pundits. I’ve submitted my ballots to the state pollsters, just finishing our regional Elite 8 — which will appear either […] [Read More]

Ansonia at Notre Dame-WH (The Scrimmage)

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Normally, I check Ansonia out during its annual clash with West Haven at Ken Strong Stadium. This year we decided to grab Ansonia about a week earlier. Since we’re dragging our feet on the 5 NVL question post (soon, I promise), I needed some quick information on Ansonia. Plus, I was absolutely dying to see […] [Read More]
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