Connecticut High School Football

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

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]

Your 2013 high school football schedules (aka: the greatest schedules ever?) [Updated]

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I can’t tell you how many inquiries I’ve had about the release of this year’s schedules. It’s a lot. Like several times a week. Y’all are like a brats in the back seat of my car on the way to Itchy & Scratchy Land: Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Whentheygonnabeout? June. Well it’s June, so here’s where I […] [Read More]

It’s official: Notre Dame-Fairfield hires Ted Boynton as next football coach

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Confirming a Sunday report from Connecticut Post, Notre Dame-Fairfield announced the hiring of Ted Boynton as its next head football coach Monday afternoon. Boynton, a paraprofessional at Jonathan Law who has served as a Notre Dame assistant for 10 years beginning with Jeff Bevino in 2003, becomes the school’s fifth head football coach since 2006. […] [Read More]

Source: Ted Boynton expected to be named next Notre Dame-Fairfield coach

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Milford resident and assistant coach Ted Boynton is expected to be named the next head coach at Notre Dame-Fairfield, according to a source. Notre Dame athletic director Rob Bleggi did not return a phone message left Sunday afternoon. On Friday, however, Bleggi confirmed Notre Dame had made a hire but wouldn’t make the official announcement until […] [Read More]

Marcus Easley inducted into Bunnell Athletics Hall of Fame

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Marcus Easley, former Connecticut Post all-star, walk-on-turned star receiver at UConn and fourth-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2010, was inducted into the Bunnell Athletics Hall of Fame Friday night. Easley was honored during the 21st Annual Bunnell High School Athletics Hall of Fame & Senior Athlete Recognition Banquet. Former coach Craig Bruno was […] [Read More]

Coaching Carousel quick update: Notre Dame-Fairfield closes in on next coach

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Notre Dame-Fairfield will be conducting interviews with eight candidates on Thursday, athletic director Rob Bleggi confirmed today. The school, he said, will likely make a decision the following week. Bleggi said Notre Dame whittled its finalists down from 19 applicants. Some candidates, he said, might be asked to return for a second interview before Notre […] [Read More]

More fun with GIFs: Doug Cotto and Justin DeVellis do a little dance

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This is too much. During last year’s SWC championship game on Thanksgiving, I happened to catch a video of then-Newtown defensive coordinator (now Bunnell head coach) Doug Cotto and receiver-turned quarterback Justin Devellis celebrate after Cooper Gold scored the go-ahead touchdown vs. Masuk. It was altogether awesome and silly… and perfect animated GIF material for […] [Read More]
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Fields of Dreams: New Oxford and the Surf Club fields coming along

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And now a quick photo update on two brand-new football fields coming to a town near you — well, at least if you live in Oxford or Madison. Oxford has already laid down its turf field and has added bleachers on the site of its old practice field next to the school. It looks like […] [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]

Notre Dame-Fairfield inexplicably fires Dawon Dicks as coach

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Notre Dame-Fairfield’s Dawon Dicks confirmed a report Tuesday that he is no longer the school’s football coach. “Please contact (ND athletic director) Rob Bleggi,” Dicks said via text message. “I’m no longer the coach of (ND).” Bleggi released a statement Tuesday afternoon which simply said “Coach Dicks is no longer the head football coach at […] [Read More]