Connecticut High School Football

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

Coaching carousel update: Woodstock hires, no vacancy at Rockville, six remain

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It’s been a few weeks since we last checked on the vacancies and — woah — there’s been some movement. y’all. Second time’s the charm at Woodstock Academy A year ago, NFA assistant Clay Killingsworth was passed over at Woodstock Academy for Jesse Pimental. A year later, Pimental had resigned due to family considerations and […] [Read More]

Former Weaver star Asaph Schwapp dies at 26

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Asaph Schwapp, who starred at Weaver and then played at the University of Notre Dame, died Wednesday. He was 26. Schwapp, whose nickname was ‘Ace,’ died of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form a blood cancer. Schwapp was raised by his aunt and uncle after his mother,  Evelyn, died of cancer in 1996, according to the Hartford Courant. […] [Read More]

2013 spring football practices announced

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  The CIAC on Monday released the list of high school football programs holding spring practices this year. Maybe this is a sign of the times or maybe it has to do with the enormous amount of football jobs that changed hands, but the numbers are dwindling. Last season, there were 75 teams participating in […] [Read More]

Ridgefield’s Gravitte: ‘What Matters Most? Jason Collins Can Play’

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We’ve heard and read a wealth of opinions on Jason Collins coming out as the first openly gay, active player in one of the four major American sports. They’ve come from all of the usual sides: fellow professional athletes, media talking heads and scribes, and public figures. But, maybe I missed something (and I’m sure […] [Read More]

Fairfield Ludlowe lures Vin Camera away from Platt Tech (updated)

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Vincent Camera, the only football coach in Platt Tech’s history, has been hired as the next head coach at Fairfield Ludlowe. Ludlowe athletic director Dave Schulz confirmed the hiring of Camera via email Wednesday afternoon. “Vinnie was the standout candidate in the interview process and we are looking forward to him joining our staff at Fairfield […] [Read More]

CHSCA HoF Classic Military Bowl teams hold draft, release rosters

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In front of a nice little crowd of parents, coaches and well-wishers, the first CHSCA Hall of Fame Classic Military Bowl draft was held Wednesday evening at Rentschler Field. The top 50 rated players from a combine held at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven were invited to partake in the draft at […] [Read More]

Doug Cotto anxious to continue Bunnell football tradition

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He was just window shopping, at first. But before he knew it, Doug Cotto had traded in his Newtown blue and gold for Bunnell silver and blue. Cotto, the Hawks’ defensive coordinator for the past two seasons, only started to look at head coaching jobs to see where he stood in his relatively young career. […] [Read More]

13-year old accuser cyberbullied in wake of Torrington football player sexual assault arrests

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The Register Citizen of Torrington released a pretty explosive report on the state of Torrington High School and its football program today. The story, by reporter Jessica Glenza, details a string of alleged dirty deeds and all around bad behavior by a few members of the team and the student population at-large. The crux of […] [Read More]

Rich Holmes hired at Abbott Tech

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Rich Holmes has been hired to take over the Abbott Tech football program, athletic director Jon Nadeau announced today. Holmes is a 29-year vet who previously was the head coach at Sacred Heart (1998-99) and at Notre Dame-Fairfield (1988-91). His last stop was as the offensive coordinator at Danbury under Rick Davis from 2001-08. Holmes […] [Read More]

Source: Newtown DC Doug Cotto to become next Bunnell coach

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Doug Cotto will been chosen to become the next football coach at Bunnell, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Though Bunnell is expected to make the announcement within a day or so as the final details are confirmed, the source confirmed it was basically a done deal. Cotto, 30, has been Newtown’s […] [Read More]