Connecticut High School Football

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

Week 2 Guide to the games

FRIDAY FCIAC | Scott Ericson Harding (1-0) at Stamford (0-1) 6 p.m.: Can Harding move to 2-0? If they do Stamford would be in a deep 0-2 hole with a tough schedule ahead. Norwalk (1-0) at Danbury (0-1) 7 p.m.: Norwalk’s offensive line dominated Westhill and will look to do the same to the Hatters. […] [Read More]

Coaches and Media polls

Any first place votes in parentheses The Day of New London Coaches Poll 1. Xavier-Middletown (4)   1-0 2. Ansonia (4)  1-0 3. New Canaan (2)  1-0 4. Norwich Free Academy (2)   0-0 5. St. Joseph-Trumbull   1-0 6. Greenwich (1)     1-0 7. Southington    1-0 8. Middletown   1-0 9. Windsor    1-0 10. West Haven    0-1 New Haven […] [Read More]

Wrapping up high school football week one

  It was certainly a week one for the books. The inaugural FCIAC-SCC Challenge ended with the FCIAC holding a 9-8 advantage after Greenwich’s crazy comeback Sunday. There were some classic games, some blowouts and a few surprises. Hearst Connecticut Newspapers had it covered and here is a wrap up with links to all of […] [Read More]

Week 1 guide to the games

FCIAC-SCC Challenge  WEDNESDAY Jonathan Law at Harding, at Kennedy Stadium 6 p.m. The first game for Jack Cochran is also the first game of the challenge. Can the coach bring honor to his new league?   Daniel Hand at New Canaan, 6:30 p.m. Six of the last 7 Class L titles belong to these two […] [Read More]
Categories: CSC , FCIAC , FCIAC-SCC Challenge , NVL , SCC | More

Regional CSC/NVL/SCC Capsules

CSC Abbott Tech COACH: Rich Holmes (1st season) CLASS: M 2012 RECORD: 6-4 (no playoffs) PLAYERS TO WATCH: Jr. RB/DL Delton Rogers (6-foot-2, 260 pounds); Soph. RB/LB Dominique Rogers (5-9, 180); Jr. QB/DB Zach Ruscoe (6-2, 190); Jr. TE/OLB Dylan Shiland (6-3, 180); Sr. OL/LB Justin Neves (5-8, 190); Sr. TE/OLB Lexus Payton (5-10, 190); […] [Read More]
Categories: CSC, NVL, SCC

Welcome back, football. Let’s get everybody caught up

Football. Sweet, nourishing football, begins this week, kids. Nearly two-thirds of the state’s football teams begin fall practice on Wednesday. Yes, we’re all very excited. And if you’re one of those seasonal fans, y’know, those who only make their way to this space when the pigskin starts flying around, we present to you a recap […] [Read More]

Ansonia’s going to be your preseason No. 1, isn’t it?

It was almost a year ago when I wondered aloud on Twitter if Ansonia, then the defending 14-0 Class M champion, was going to be the best team in Class S in 2012. Well, that challenge was accepted. And 14 victories later the mission: accomplished. And, yea, I heard all about it amid jubilant celebrations […] [Read More]

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