Connecticut High School Football

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

FCIAC-SCC Challenge primer

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The Connecticut football world has been talking about the FCIAC-SCC Challenge since the plan was announced and after months of waiting it is finally here. The greatest opening week in state football history? Most likely. Will it live up to the hype? We will see. Here is a breakdown off all the week one challenge […] [Read More]

Notebook: FCIAC media night

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  For the first time the FCIAC held a media night for football at Zody’s 19th Hole in Stamford and by all accounts the event was a huge success. Most of the coaches from the league were there and several schools brought players. Local newspapers, TV and online entities were there with former colleague Dave […] [Read More]

Is this the year someone crashes the Big Four’s party?

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It’s no secret FCIAC football has been dominated by a Fearsome Foursome of teams over the last 16 years – Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan and Staples, winner of the last two league championships. With high graduation losses across the league many believe, that maybe, just maybe 2013 is the season someone will crash the Big […] [Read More]

But it’s been one heluva ride, but it’s time to say goodbye

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Hello. Goodbye. Today is the final day of the SPB’s High School Football blog, at least as you know it. After almost nine years, Tuesday will be my last day at Connecticut Post and Hearst Connecticut Media Group, first as its head high school writer, then as its online sports producer and moonlighting high school […] [Read More]

Annnnnnnnnd….. GO! The football season starts now

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Rise and shine campers! Out, out, out of bed! Have some milk or OJ. Cut up some grapefruit. Grab your permission slips and physical forms. Don’t forget your doctor’s and parents’ signatures. Gitchyourbutt out the door. Drive, hitch, walk, run, hop, skip, or jump over to the high school. Lace up your best sneaks, leave your […] [Read More]

So Fairfield Prep’s John Moten is now starring halfway across the country

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First practices are still more than a day away, but we already have ourselves the first big transfer news of 2013: John Moten, who as a sophomore in 2012 thrilled Fairfield Prep fans with glimpses of a glorious future, has transferred halfway across the country. Moten is now at John Burroughs High School in St. […] [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]

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

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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]

Killingly football has a public service announcement:

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Yessir. 16 days!! #BeADude #BoysofFall — Killingly Football (@Redmenfootball1) July 29, 2013 When Killingly’s excited, we all should be excited. [Read More]

Jack’s on the attack: Cochran wasting no time shaping up Harding (and Bridgeport)

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Jack Cochran, Harding’s new football coach, isn’t just sitting idly by and counting down the days to first football practice. And he’s not merely scouring the Bridgeport playgrounds for potential talent, as was reported on the day of his hire last month. No, sir. Big Jack has gone to work, quite literally. Cochran had two […] [Read More]