Connecticut High School Football

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

Coaches and Media polls

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Any first place votes in parentheses The Day of New London Coaches Poll 1. Xavier-Middletown (4)   1-0 2. Ansonia (4)  1-0 3. New Canaan (2)  1-0 4. Norwich Free Academy (2)   0-0 5. St. Joseph-Trumbull   1-0 6. Greenwich (1)     1-0 7. Southington    1-0 8. Middletown   1-0 9. Windsor    1-0 10. West Haven    0-1 New Haven […] [Read More]

No Central decision (yet), but committee members talk open division (gasp!)

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The CIAC football committee met Wednesday to discuss, among other things, the impending move of its championship games to Central Connecticut State. There was nothing official to report on that matter as of Thursday. But, make no mistake, it’s going to happen. And soon. Update: It just happened. We’re told that the football committee wants […] [Read More]

(Not a) Shocker! Hand is No. 1

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♦♦♦ Hand of Madison earn the coveted No. 1 ranking in the state media poll conducted by The Register of New Haven. I know. We’re stunned. It was a unanim… wait, somebody voted Xavier No. 1? Really? Really? Did they not see THIS game? Whatever. Didn’t affect the outcome. Though if you’re Ansonia I’m thinking […] [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]

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]

Class M: Hillhouse gets its heart started, rallies past Berlin

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♦♦♦ HILLHOUSE 34, BERLIN 12 EAST HARTFORD — Pushed around in the first half, its offense cold and its defense battered, Hillhouse coach Tom Dyer walked into the halftime locker room at Rentschler Field and didn’t say a word to his struggling football team. “I just drew a heart on the board,” he said. That […] [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]

Championship Saturday: Live Updates from three title games

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♦♦♦ Good, early morning. Rise and shine campers. The cheers have barely died down on Xavier’s 48-14 victory over NFA in the Class LL championship game. Save for a few turnovers that let NFA hope down 20-14 at halftime, Xavier went to DeAngelo Berry and its defense to bring home the threepeat, and title No. […] [Read More]

Threepeat in Class LL: Xavier grounds NFA into chuck

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♦♦♦ They did it again, again. Aside from a few tense moments late in the first half, Xavier dominated Norwich Free Academy 48-14 to win its third straight Class LL championship in front of 4,576 Friday night at Rentschler Field. DeAngelo Berry ran for 260 yards on 30 carries and three touchdowns as Xavier blew […] [Read More]

2012 Class M championship preview: Berlin vs. Hillhouse

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♦♦♦ No. 2 Berlin vs. No. 4 Hillhouse WHERE/WHEN – Saturday, 2:35 p.m. at Rentschler Field ON THE AIR — Radio: WELI 960-AM | TV: CPTV Sports | Online: ESPN 3, Watch ESPN app COACHES — Berlin: John Capodice (9th year, 82-21-0); Hillhouse: Tom Dyer (6th year, 50-17, 1 state title). RECORDS — Berlin: 11-1 […] [Read More]