Connecticut High School Football

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

The Burning Of The Shoe

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The burning of the shoe. Legend has it, Ossie Solem, the head football coach at Springfield College in 1946, gathered his players after the final practice of the season and lit a football cleat on fire. He believed it would erase any ill will among teammates so they could play the last game clear of […] [Read More]

Houston Nutt eyeing state high school football

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Almost as soon as Paul Pasqualoni was fired and sent on his way, the name of Houston Nutt surfaced as a possible candidate for the head coaching job at UConn. The Internet and college football chat rooms buzzed about the former Arkansas and Ole Miss coach being on the wish list of the decision makers […] [Read More]

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]

NFA’s Outlow commits to Boston College

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*** Everyone knows now.. but I’m a BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLE. #BLESSED. — Marcus Outlow (@PrinceOutlow) February 20, 2013 That was quick. NFA’s Marcus Outlow became the first Connecticut player from the Class of 2014 to make a verbal commitment. And the all-state back has apparently chosen Boston College, according to a report in BC Interruption […] [Read More]

Xavier’s Boyle commits to UConn, updated signing day list

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With National Signing Day just four days away, Xavier quarterback Tim Boyle announced Sunday he was switching his commitment from Boston College to UConn. Boyle made the announcement on Twitter just as Super Bowl XLVII was kicking off in New Orleans. The quarterback began rethinking his June commitment to Boston College after former coach Frank […] [Read More]

Connecticut High School signing day commitments

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National Signing Day is Feburary 6, just seven short days away. Here’s a quick look at who from Connecticut’s high school and prep schools are heading where. We’re constantly adding to this update list, so if you have an announcement for us either post below or email me at sbowley@ctpost.com Here we go… High Schools […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Three weeks to National Signing Day: Who’s going where?

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National Signing Day is Feburary 6. Here’s a quick look at who from Connecticut is heading where. High Schools Updated: 1/27, 10:53 p.m. Tim Boyle, QB, Xavier — Boston College Matt Walsh, LB, Hand — UConn Andrew Isaacs, TE, Manchester — Maryland Liam O’Neil, QB, Greenwich — Tufts Peter Gesualdi, RB/DB, Darien — Hobart (lacrosse […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

The (somewhat) definitive Connecticut Class of 2012 recruiting list

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With some fanfare, top college recruiting website Rivals.com unveiled its state-by-state recruit rankings a couple of weeks ago. So we here at Connecticut Football HQ thought it would be nice to take those and compile a comprehensive list of the state’s top recruits heading into the 2011 season. This is purely a list based on […] [Read More]

Masuk’s Cochran nominated for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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Masuk quarterback Casey Cochran is one of 400 high school football players nominated to participate in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Cochran, perhaps the state’s most sought-after senior high school football player, is the only Connecticut player to receive a nomination. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl chooses nominees through the three main recruiting services […] [Read More]

Your High School Football Week 5 Wrap-up

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Well … so much for that. Neither wind nor rain nor fired-up Bulldogs could stop the Masuk train Friday night. The Monroe Express to Brookfield (site of the SWC championship game) plowed through the Bulldogs with a somewhat deceptive, yet convincing 45-0 victory. Instead of a sterling finish to an uplifting upset, we got seven […] [Read More]