Connecticut High School Football

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

Week 7 Primer and Live Updates – SPB Blog visits CPTV’s GameTime (video)

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♦♦♦ So if any of you caught CPTV Sports’ GameTime show with John Holt and Joe Zone on Thursday night, you might have seen the guys interviewing a dashing young man about what’s what through six weeks of the 2012 high school football season. And after Wolcott’s QB extraordinaire Mike Nicol left the set with […] [Read More]

Northern exposure: Two big games, two fantastic finishes

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Yes, we’re pretty absorbed with ourselves in Shangri-La. Unless there’s a mega-matchup going on elsewhere — say, something like Hand vs. Xavier — we stick to our region (much to the often-vocalized chagrin of quite a few statewide readers. Sorry kids, too much going on here to branch out beyond the homestead consistently.) Well, for […] [Read More]

Updated: Outrage as NFA suspends football coach for conduct vs. Stamford

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Well this is an interesting development. Norwich Free Academy preempted the CIAC football committee’s pending ‘Score Management’ decision by suspending football coach Jemal Davis one week for defeating Stamford 51-0, according to our own Dave Ruden. Dave caught up with Stamford athletic director Jim Moriarty and NFA’s Gary Makowicki to get the details of the […] [Read More]

Sunday Crunch: The Will to Win

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“Good teams find ways to win. That’s what we did. We never gave up.” Fairfield Prep’s Chris Golger uttered that well-worn phrase Saturday night. It’s a worn phrase for a reason because, well, it true for many high school football teams. It was especially true Saturday for the Golger’s Jesuits, who survived a surprising challenge […] [Read More]

Week 6 Primer and Live Updates

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On Thursday night Xavier got a well-deserved vacation. The Falcons took the field for the first time since their embarrassing 40-20 loss to Hand, the mega-matchup at Palmer Field which saw their 30-game win streak end and capped an intriguing first half of the season. The crowd at Johnson Field was about a 10th of […] [Read More]

That’s a Wrap! Week 5

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♦♦♦ We are at the midpoint of the 2012 high school football season. Here’s a look at who did an said what during Week 5 in southwestern Connecticut. Compiled by executive sports editor Gary Rogo and the Hearst Connecticut sports staff. Bulldozers Mike Burns, Wilton: Scored two touchdowns and rushed for 81 yards on 13 […] [Read More]

The State Polls’ Quickening: Hand absorbs No. 1 from Xavier

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♦♦♦ Daniel Hand High School of Madison is your newly crowned No. 1 high school football team in Connecticut. The Tigers whupped up on No. 1 Xavier 40-20 on Friday in the Game of the Century and earned 20 of 26 first-place votes to leapfrog Staples into the top spot. Apparently, the voters believe in […] [Read More]

Barlow’s Tynan won’t be suspended for violating CIAC 50-Point Policy

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The CIAC has spoken, Barlow coach Rob Tynan won’t be suspended for violating the CIAC’s ‘Score Management’ policy for defeating Immaculate 56-0 on Saturday. The CIAC said ‘proper sportsmanship protocols’ were followed during the game. On Sunday’s Laxworm Radio high school football show, Tynan said when it became apparent that Barlow might score more than […] [Read More]

Laxworm’s High School Football: Hand-Xavier, Staples’ Marce Petroccio and Barlow’s Rob Tynan

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So, unless you’re not connected to Twitter or — worse — the internet (what’s wrong with you people!?!), you’ll know I’ve been guest-hosting a weekly internet radio show with a guy who goes by the name Laxworm. Don’t ask me why a guy who’s into local and national lacrosse is delving into high school football, […] [Read More]

‘About Last Weekend…’ Week 5: The Changing of the Guard

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♦♦♦ A king has his reign and then he must fall. #cthsfb — Peter Gerson (@p92g) October 13, 2012 With keen and wisened eyes, a number of Xavier High School football alumni grouped together in shallow right at Palmer Field Friday night. It was a who’s who of Xavier’s recent, glorious past: Ryan Murphy, Jovan […] [Read More]