Connecticut High School Football

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

So Fairfield Prep’s John Moten is now starring halfway across the country

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First practices are still more than a day away, but we already have ourselves the first big transfer news of 2013: John Moten, who as a sophomore in 2012 thrilled Fairfield Prep fans with glimpses of a glorious future, has transferred halfway across the country. Moten is now at John Burroughs High School in St. […] [Read More]

Welcome back, football. Let’s get everybody caught up

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Football. Sweet, nourishing football, begins this week, kids. Nearly two-thirds of the state’s football teams begin fall practice on Wednesday. Yes, we’re all very excited. And if you’re one of those seasonal fans, y’know, those who only make their way to this space when the pigskin starts flying around, we present to you a recap […] [Read More]

Ansonia’s going to be your preseason No. 1, isn’t it?

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It was almost a year ago when I wondered aloud on Twitter if Ansonia, then the defending 14-0 Class M champion, was going to be the best team in Class S in 2012. Well, that challenge was accepted. And 14 victories later the mission: accomplished. And, yea, I heard all about it amid jubilant celebrations […] [Read More]

Killingly football has a public service announcement:

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Yessir. 16 days!! #BeADude #BoysofFall — Killingly Football (@Redmenfootball1) July 29, 2013 When Killingly’s excited, we all should be excited. [Read More]

Jack’s on the attack: Cochran wasting no time shaping up Harding (and Bridgeport)

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Jack Cochran, Harding’s new football coach, isn’t just sitting idly by and counting down the days to first football practice. And he’s not merely scouring the Bridgeport playgrounds for potential talent, as was reported on the day of his hire last month. No, sir. Big Jack has gone to work, quite literally. Cochran had two […] [Read More]

What did we learn from New Canaan’s ‘Grip It & Rip It’ passing tournament? (Slideshow)

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For the first time in its five-year history, a non-Connecticut team won the annual ‘Grip It & Rip It’ passing tournament in New Canaan. In fact, no one from Connecticut reached the finals, which pitted Shenendehowa (N.Y.) vs. Rye (N.Y.). Shenendehowa, which traveled all the way from the Saratoga region, won the two-day, 36-team tournament. […] [Read More]

Let the flings begin: New Canaan’s ‘Grip it & Rip It’ 7-on-7 passing tournament this weekend

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It’s mid-July and football season is getting closer. You can just feel it. On Saturday, we’ll be 60 days, a short, two months away from Game 1. But it just feels like it’s on already, right? It used to be once we put away the all-star teams in December, we didn’t start figuring out what’s […] [Read More]

Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome picks UConn

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Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome, one of the most prolific tailbacks in Connecticut history, has verbally committed to play at the University of Connecticut. “It’s a relief,” Newsome said. “Now I can focus on on my senior year and my academics.” [Read more: Ansonia's Arkeel Newsome picks UConn (With photos)] Newsome said he informed UConn coach Paul […] [Read More]

Military Bowl I: Even, except on the scoreboard

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I had to pull double duty Saturday, filming and writing about the happenings at the Military Bowl. So here’s the short-short version. Team National Guard, the one loaded with Xavier and Hillhouse players ┬áincluding UConn quarterback (we can say that now) Tim Boyle, won the game but it didn’t dominate. It needed an early safety […] [Read More]

Matthew Jacques’ North Haven spring play makes Good Morning America

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Taking a break from today’s awful news, here’s a pick-me-up: Six-year old Matthew Jacques, you should recall, needs a heart transplant and was honored by North Haven’s football team last week during it’s ‘Spring Brawl’ football game. The Indians raised money for him and allowed him to score a touchdown — THE CUTEST, BESTEST TOUCHDOWN […] [Read More]