Connecticut High School Football

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Laxworm’s ‘The Show’: FCIAC buffoonery, NFA’s Jemal Davis talks score management, Rep-Am’s Kyle Brennan talks playoffs

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Just wrapped a jam-packed show with the mysterious Mr. Laxworm. Pretty good show this week. You had me ranting onward about the FCIAC’s insane rescheduling format in light of ‘Superstorm Sandy,’ the pointless continuation of superconference league championship games, and the Northern-Eastern inferiority complex, etc. About 40 minutes in, we welcomed NFA coach Jemal Davis […] [Read More]

‘About Last Night…’ Week 8 (Redux): No comeback needed

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♦♦♦ DeAngelo Berry easily slips through Shelton’s defense on his way to a 51-yard, third-quarter touchdown in Saturday’s 59-17 victory. | Screen cap by Sean Patrick Bowley Nearly five quarters and eight days ago, Xavier trailed Hillhouse 49-21. Despair and defeat dripped from their facemasks. Let’s check in with the Falcons now, shall we? Lessee, […] [Read More]

Week 8 Primer and Live Updates: Ansonia-Wolcott and points north

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Don’t know about the rest of you, but it’s been a pretty surreal week. We’re all off schedule and off course as far as football is concerned. We haven’t seen anything like this week since… ever? I’ll let the historians, like Bob Barton, to give us perspective on the week’s events and schedule changes. Let’s […] [Read More]

That’s a Wrap! Week 7 plus Week 8 postponements

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A look at who did and said what during Week 7 of the regional high school football season. Compiled by Gary Rogo and the Hearst CT Sports Staff. John Shannon, Bullard-Havens: Ran for three TDs and 235 yards in a 49-6 rout of Platt Tech. Teammate Chris McNamara also ran for three scores while contributing […] [Read More]

After Sandy: Where we stand…

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Understanding most of us will be digging through the mess left by Hurricane Sandy and that most don’t have power, we are going to attempt to get as much information as possible about the status of school and this week’s games. I’m assuming there will be a ton of postponements since many towns won’t be […] [Read More]

State Polls Week 8: Hurricane Edition (Updated)

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Greetings from high school football central’s emergency bunker. We have printed our essential high school football files, grabbed our kerosene lamps, our battery-powered radios and headed deep into cover as this monster drives deep into Shangri La. The good folks at The Day of New London, who work out of a region hit with some […] [Read More]

Sunday Crunch: The Storm before the Storm

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It was exactly one year ago when snowpocalypse belted our region on a football Saturday morning. I was in Westport at the time, where Darien held a 17-7 halftime lead over Staples. We all remember what happened next: Big flakes, a snowstorm and then an avalanche of 28 third-quarter points from Staples in an eventual […] [Read More]
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‘About Last Night…’: FRIGHT NIGHT!

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♦♦♦ The insanity started early Friday, with Hillhouse laying the wood to former No. 1 Xavier, 49-21 with mere seconds gone in the fourth quarter. Read that again: 49-21! And you bet the snark was a-flyin from these fingers. Cooper goes yard. Personal foul on Xavier. It’s 42-21 Hillhouse 3:15 left 3rd. This isn’t over… […] [Read More]

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]