Connecticut High School Football

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

Coaches and Media polls week 2

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Any first place votes in parentheses The Day of New London Coaches Poll T1. Ansonia  (6) 2-0 T1. New Canaan (5) 2-0 3. NFA (2) 1-0 4. St. Joseph 2-0 5. Southington 2-0 6. North Haven 2-0 7. Darien 2-0 8. Middletown 2-0 T9. Shelton 2-0 T9. Windsor 2-0   New Haven Register Media Poll […] [Read More]

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

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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]

Coaching carousel: Stafford/East Windsor posts opening

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So, here we go again? Stafford/East Windsor’s co-op program posted a job opening for a varsity head football coach Thursday. Corey Bernier was the coach of the team, which was 2-8 last year in the Pequot Uncas. It is unknown what happened. The apparent vacancy brings the dwindling list back up to three from a high […] [Read More]

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]

Coming Attractions Wars III: Ellington/Somers

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It doesn’t quite follow the ‘coming attractions’ motif like Stamford and New Canaan, but Ellington/Somers released their 2013 football hype machine video today. The show is set — perfectly, we’d say — to Jason Aldean’s ‘The Only Way I Know:” “Well I grew up in one of them old farm towns / Where they hit […] [Read More]

Ansonia’s Sean Byrne named next coach at Ellington/Somers; Plus more Pequot stuff

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The Ellington/Somers co-op football team didn’t look far to find its next head coach. Valley folk should know him pretty well, too. Ansonia alum and former assistant Sean Byrne took over the Pequot program today after spending the last seven years as an assistant under retired coach Keith Tautkus. The 1995 Ansonia graduate played at […] [Read More]