Connecticut High School Football

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CIAC State Playoffs Possibilities: Where we stand before Thanksgiving games

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♦♦♦ UPDATED: Westhill has forfeited four games, changing the playoff chances of a few teams, especially Fairfield Prep and Ridgefield. Above is the state of the state playoffs the night before the first Thanksgiving Week game of the 2012 season. For a complete breakdown of all the possibilities, follow these links: CLASS LL | CLASS […] [Read More]

It’s poll time: Pick the winners of the 16 state quarterfinal games!

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On this lazy Saturday, we’re diligently working on our state playoff capsules for this week, to be published some time Monday. But if you think you’re so smart about who’s going to do what RIGHT NOW, why don’t you give us your picks a little early, huh? Who will win the 16 state quarterfinal games? […] [Read More]

THe mAD sCiENTist sTAte PLaYofF BReaKdowN: Class S [UPDATED]

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UPDATE: Westhill’s forfeits has lessened Trinity Catholic’s chances somewhat. The Crusaders are still in good shape, they just need a victory and a New Canaan victory to clinch a playoff spot. ♦♦♦ Finally, His Madness comes to the final state playoff division, Class S. Not many local teams in the mix here aside from Ansonia […] [Read More]

THe MAd sCieNTISt stATe pLayOFF brEAkdown: Class M [Updated]

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UPDATED: With Westhill’s forfeits, St. Joseph has earned some points, but the added bonus isn’t likely to change much, except increase their chances at earning a home playoff game. A loss and the Hogs are still done. ♦♦♦ His Madness is pulling his hair out over this division. Only two spots have been clinched and […] [Read More]

THe mAD sCiENTist sTAte PLaYofF BReaKdowN: Class L [UPDATED]

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His Madness returns! Up next is a strong Class L field, not as strong as LL, but pretty solid. This playoff division is done-diddily-done as far as qualifiers, save for one spot. It’s all about seeding, really. So it’s not so mad. For a complete breakdown of all the other classes, follow these links: CLASS […] [Read More]

The mAD sCIenTIst STate plaYOff bReaKdoWns: Class LL (UPDATED WESTHILL FORFEIT)

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UPDATED WITH WESTHILL FORFEIT NUMBERS: Ridgefield gained 20, potentially 30 points, putting it into position to clinch with a Fairfield Prep victory. It’s still tight, but now a decided Ridgefield advantage. take a look below. ♦♦♦ Grab the beakers! Fire up the Bunson burners! Connect the tubes! Charge the transformers! YES! The Mad Playoff Scientist […] [Read More]

That’s a Wrap! Week 10

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A look back at who did what in Week 10 of the regional high school football season. Compiled by Gary Rogo and the Hearst Connecticut Sports Staff. BULLDOZERS Arkeel Newsome, Ansonia: Junior returned to greatness after being slowed by an ankle injury, rushing for 222 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-26 demolition of Woodland […] [Read More]

Laxworm’s ‘The Show’: We break down the Thanksgiving Day playoff scenarios

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Great show with ‘The Worm’ and Kyle Brennan this fine Sunday morning, talking playoffs, playoffs and more playoffs. Who’s going to qualify? Who needs to win and pray? What will be the matchups in all the state playoff classes. Who’s going to win it all? We break it down for you and answer some questions […] [Read More]

Week 10 Saturday: Setting the Thanksgiving Table

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♦♦♦ Get out the napkins, the forks, knives and spoons, grab some extra chairs from the basement, an extra table from the garage. Start thawing out that turkey. We’re just about to start the Thanksgiving Day vacation. The last possible reservations are being made in the state playoffs before we begin the final madcap scramble […] [Read More]

‘About Last Night…’ Week 10 Friday: Down goes Pacheco, in goes New Canaan

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♦♦♦ We don’t root for teams here at Hearst Football HQ. We root for stories. And late in this nutty 2012 high school football season, we were really pulling for New Fairfield to reach the state playoffs. Why? Because the Rebels’ sterling back Joe Pacheco is a great story. We won’t get into the specifics, […] [Read More]