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

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]

Wrapping up high school football week one

  It was certainly a week one for the books. The inaugural FCIAC-SCC Challenge ended with the FCIAC holding a 9-8 advantage after Greenwich’s crazy comeback Sunday. There were some classic games, some blowouts and a few surprises. Hearst Connecticut Newspapers had it covered and here is a wrap up with links to all of […] [Read More]

Week 1 guide to the games

FCIAC-SCC Challenge  WEDNESDAY Jonathan Law at Harding, at Kennedy Stadium 6 p.m. The first game for Jack Cochran is also the first game of the challenge. Can the coach bring honor to his new league?   Daniel Hand at New Canaan, 6:30 p.m. Six of the last 7 Class L titles belong to these two […] [Read More]
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SWC Capsules

BARLOW COACH: Rob Tynan (21st season) CLASS: M 2012 RECORD: 8-2 PLAYERS TO WATCH: Sr. QB/DB Jack Shaban (5-7, 155); Sr. FB/LB Steve Miller (5-9, 175); Sr. OL/DL Alex Gallaer (6-1, 210); Jr. SB/DB Harry Wilson (5-8, 165). REASON TO SMILE: Shaban is back running the triple-option after racking up a team-best 1,125 rushing yards […] [Read More]
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Welcome back, football. Let’s get everybody caught up

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]

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

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

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

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

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]