Connecticut High School Football

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

2013-14 SWC-NVL Challenge matchups released

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The SWC and the NVL have announced their crossover arrangements for WEEK SIX of the expanded high school schedules in 2013 and 2014. The SWC release was simple and to the point. The NVL (which didn’t email us. Send to hssports@ctpost.com or spbowley@ctpost.com, thanks) sent a more involved release expressing its excitement for the crossover […] [Read More]

Walter Camp weighs in: Hand is No. 1

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Hand has won the the Joseph R. Kelly Award for being the No. 1 team in the state, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Wednesday. It’s no big surprise, since the Walter Camp Football Foundation goes along with the No. 1 vote in the NHR Poll. The winner of the Kelly Award will be honored […] [Read More]

End of an Era at Masuk: John Murphy steps down

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John Murphy, the most successful coach in Masuk and SWC football history, is calling it a career at football program he turned into a state powerhouse. Murphy’s name annually comes up as a candidate to coach elsewhere. Yet he spent 15 years in Monroe, won 159 games, six SWC championships and three state championships. This […] [Read More]

The SCC: “State Champions Conference”

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♦♦♦ MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!3 state #cthsfb titles. Congrats Xavier (LL), Hillhouse (M), Hand (L) – you made us proud. #SCC – best in the state! — Al Carbone (@SCCcommissioner) December 9, 2012 There was poignant moment as Hand and Hillhouse football players exchanged places on the grand stage of Rentschler Field Saturday evening. Hillhouse had just […] [Read More]

2012 All-FCIAC football teams

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♦♦♦ The All-FCIAC football teams have been announced. Three Divisions. Three teams and three coaches of the year for each division. Peter Stokes of Trinity Catholic won FCIAC East Coach of The Year. Marce Petroccio of Staples won FCIAC West Coach of the Year. A.J. Albano of McMahon won FCIAC Central Coach of the Year. […] [Read More]

Championship Saturday links: Online replays of all four championship games

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♦♦♦ The media coverage of the four state championship games was, in a word, unprecedented. In addition to all of the usual media types, Hearst CT (that’s us), the New Haven Register, The Day of New London, The Republican-American, The Hartford Courant, etc., we saw an explosion of online and TV coverage. This year, CPTV […] [Read More]

Class L: Rogers kickstarts Hand’s second straight championship

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♦♦♦ HAND 23, WINDSOR 6 EAST HARTFORD — Dan Rogers and his twin brother Pat really had no choice. Their parents divorced. The two Weston football stars had to pack up and move to another part of the state. New town, a new school, new friends, a whole new football team. When they moved to […] [Read More]

ANSONIA AGAIN: Chargers win record 18th, back-to-back state championships

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♦♦♦ ANSONIA 59, NORTH BRANFORD 26 North Branford struck first. Ansonia struck harder and more often. Titletown added a record 18th trophy to its already jam-packed display case Saturday, using a dazzling display of offense and defense to topple unbeaten North Branford 59-26 in the Class S championship game at Rentschler Field. Arkeel Newsome ran […] [Read More]

Live Updates: Class LL championship Xavier vs. NFA

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No. 5 Norwich Free Academy vs. No. 3 Xavier WHERE/WHEN — Rentschler Field, East Hartford; Friday, 7 p.m. ON THE AIR — Radio: WELI 960-AM | TV: CPTV Sports | Online: ESPN 3, Watch ESPN app TICKETS — $10 COACHES — Norwich Free Academy: Jemal Davis: 5th year (40-14, 0 state titles); Xavier: Sean Marinan […] [Read More]

2012 Class S championship preview: Ansonia vs. North Branford

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♦♦♦ No. 1 Ansonia vs. No. 3 North Branford WHEN/WHERE — Saturday, 10:35 a.m., Rentschler Field, East Hartford ON THE AIR — Radio: WELI 960-AM; TV: CPTV Sports; Online: ESPN 3, Watch ESPN app COACHES — Ansonia: Tom Brockett (7th year, 84-7, 3 state titles); North Branford: Mark Basil (11th year, 82-34) RECORDS — Ansonia: […] [Read More]