Connecticut High School Football

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

CIAC Championship Week: Xavier beats Trumbull and Day 2

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We start with the carnage up at Rentschler Field for the Class LL championship game. Xavier, top-ranked and unbeaten Xavier, made a strong case for holding on to its No. 1 ranking with a thunderous 24-13 victory over Trumbull in the Class LL state championship game. Mike Mastroianni ran for 279 yards and two touchdowns, […] [Read More]

CIAC Championship Week: Primer and Game Room

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Tonight, we begin. Tonight the first high school football teams will make their final preparations, pack up their equipment, load up their buses and settle in for the ride up to Rentschler Field in East Hartford for the first of four state championship games. Trumbull (11-2) and Xavier (12-0) face off in the Class LL […] [Read More]

CIAC Championship Week: The Game Previews

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Class LL No. 3 Trumbull vs. No. 1 Xavier WHERE — Rentschler Field, East Hartford WHEN — Friday, 7 ; TICKETS – $10 ON THE AIR — WELI 960-AM; Sportingnewsct.com COACHES — Trumbull: Bob Maffei (13th year, 97-31); Xavier: Sean Marinan (9th year, 65-32-2). RECORDS — Trumbull 11-2 (FCIAC runner-up); Xavier 12-0 (SCC Division I […] [Read More]

CIAC Championship Week: Video Interviews

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Check out the video player at right for interviews from all of our regional championship game participants. We’re updating this player all day, every day until the finals. Use the scrollbar to cycle down. Also embedded into the video player are all our completed videos throughout the 2010 season. Currently uploaded: From Class LL, interviews […] [Read More]

CIAC Championship Week: Who’ll be No. 1?

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Just three more days before the kick off of the CIAC football championship round at Rentschler Field. Three more days before we find out who the best four teams in the state will be. On Friday night at Rentschler, FCIAC runner-up Trumbull (11-2) takes on top-ranked and undefeated Xavier of Middletown (12-0). On Saturday we […] [Read More]

State Championship Times Annnounced (CIAC Championship Luncheon Videos)

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Here are the dates and times for the four high school football state championships at Rentschler Field, announced Monday morning at the annual CIAC football championship luncheon in East Hartford. After years spent at CIAC headquarters in Cheshire, and then two years at banquet halls in Simsbury and Southington, this was the first time the […] [Read More]

CIAC Semifinals: Southwestern Hospitality (updated)

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The CIAC Semifinals pretty much boiled down to this: Unless it was against Masuk, the FCIAC ruled. Trumbull defeated NFA, 21-6 to reach its first state final in 13 years. St. Joseph eventually routed Valley Regional/Old Lyme 44-7 to reach its second-consecutive final. In the nightcap, New Canaan ripped through Hand in the second half […] [Read More]

State Tournament Central: The CIAC Football Semifinals

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Good morning, afternoon or evening from wherever you are. Welcome to Tournament Central. Centro del Torneo. Welcome to our own personal NORAD for the Connecticut high school football world, the place where you can track everything happening in today’s state football semifinal round. You’re not going to find a better spot to witness all of […] [Read More]