Connecticut High School Football

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

Newsome raking up college interest, named MaxPreps’ junior All-American

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Remember when we were all spun into a tizzy when we heard Marcus Outlow’s Division I college interest/offers last month? Ansonia’s 5-8 back Arkeel Newsome has quite the collection himself. According to a late-December report in ESPN Boston, which spoke with both Ansonia coach Tom Brockett and his two-time all-state tailback, Newsome has racked up […] [Read More]

Coaching Hot Stove Update: Interviews upcoming at Ludlowe, Masuk; Ongoing at Naugatuck

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Quick coaching carousel update: It’s not enough for schools to just offer a high school football coaching job, nowadays. Schools must also offer a teaching job or some other gig in the building to make the job even remotely worth considering for a candidate. Ludlowe athletic director Dave Schulz has faced this problem while looking for […] [Read More]

The 2012 ‘Super 33′ Hearst Connecticut All-Star Football team

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The votes have been voted, the tallies tallied, and with some minor shuffling around of the positions to make sure the candidates get a spot, we present to you the 2012 ‘Super 33′ Hearst Connecticut All-Star Football team, which was unveiled January 1. We broke it down by 16 players per side, with the addition […] [Read More]

2013 FCIAC-SCC Challenge dates set

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The SCC has released the times and dates for next year’s SCC-FCIAC Challenge. Adjust your Outlook Calendars or whatever accordingly. The ‘Challenge’ games are the games born of the league arrangement and the 11-game CIAC schedule. There are 17 overall. Amity, Norwalk, Westhill and Branford are not involved. The ‘bye week games’ are one schools […] [Read More]

Pick your 2012 regional all-star team

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The 2012 season is over and while football teams from all over say goodbye to their seniors, welcome their freshmen and dive into the long offseason, there’s still one final bow to make in the 2011 season. It’s time to recognize the best players in the region. Who was the best of the best of the […] [Read More]

Obama responds to Newtown football coach’s message on a whiteboard

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The message Newtown football coach Steve George and teacher Bob Pattison left on their classroom whiteboard Saturday night was simple and direct. It could have been a message to George’s players in a Newtown locker room. This one was for the President of the United States. President Barack Obama was on his way to Newtown […] [Read More]

Pray For Newtown

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I woke up Friday morning around 10 a.m., went to my computer and I had just written and was about to send a text message to Newtown coach Steve George, asking him who from his team we should consider for our all-star team, when Kory Brown of Brookfield rocked my Twitter feed with the awful […] [Read More]

The 2012 CHSCA All-State Football Teams: OVERALL

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The Connecticut High School Coaches Association has unleashed its all-state teams for 2012. We’re publishing these in five installments, overall, and the individual classes. These teams are voted by the members of the CHSCA. Here are the four Class teams: CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S The following is the […] [Read More]

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]