Connecticut High School Football

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

Torrington’s Gonzalez pleads guilty in rape case

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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]

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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…

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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

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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

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*** 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]

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*** 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)

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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)

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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

2012 All-NVL teams

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♦♦♦ The NVL Football Blog, your place for all things NVL of course, published the 2012 All-NVL teams, including the photos of each individual squad. Here are the teams. Visit their site for all the extras. All-NVL Offense QB — Mike Nicol (Wolcott) RB — Arkeel Newsome (Ansonia), Mick Pernell (Naugatuck) WR — Andrew Matos […] [Read More]

Semifinal Sunday: NFA wrecks Staples’ mojo, Fairfield County silenced

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CLASS LL – NFA 30, STAPLES 28 | XAVIER 30, GLASTONBURY 13 CLASS L — HAND 42, MASUK 23 | WINDSOR 27, NEW CANAAN 21 CLASS M – BERLIN 21, WESTON 7 | HILLHOUSE 48, MONTVILLE 26 CLASS S – ANSONIA 41, HYDE 13 | NORTH BRANFORD 62, WOODLAND 27 With big smiles, massive hugs, […] [Read More]