Connecticut High School Football

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

ThE mAd cIaC fOoTbAlL pLaYoFf sCiEnTiST! – Class S

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Gnaw-gnaw-gnaw-gnaw-gnaw! It’s maddening, isn’t it? Never fear! We have three down, one to go! His Madness loves this playoff system. So many clinched, so few scenarios to figure out. Not like last year when it took him 24 hours to put it together. And you don’t need to be mad to figure this one out,  […] [Read More]

ThE mAd cIaC fOoTbAlL pLaYoFf sCiEnTiST! – Class M

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His Madness llllllooooooveess CLASS M. It’s MAD I tells ya! MAD! So many teams. So much madness. Figuring it out on Thanksgiving will be enough to dump you into the loony bin! And did His Madness overhear George DeMaio and Matt DeMaio call this division the Berlin Invitational on the radio the other day? His […] [Read More]

ThE mAd cIaC fOoTbAlL pLaYoFf sCiEnTiST! – Class L [UPDATED]

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Heee hee hee! His Madness says we’ve only just begun. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing, […] [Read More]

ThE mAd cIaC fOoTbAlL pLaYoFf sCiEnTiST! – Class LL [UPDATED]

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Week 10 is in the books and now it’s time to unleash the man. Welcome… to the LA’bor-atory. (THUNDERCRRRRRAACK!) HAAAAA HAAA HAAA HAAA HAAAA HAAAAAA!!!!! The Mad CIAC Playoff Scientist is in. And he’s been pretty ticked off lately with all of these confounded computer programs doing all the heavy lifting, allowing regular citizens cut […] [Read More]

The Clinch Is In (Saturday Edition – Updated for Sunday)

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We’re using this space to get you the latest updates from the CIAC Playoff Races. A full breakdown of scenarios will be forthcoming after all the games are in. Here are today’s Finals: Conard 41, Hall 0 Old Saybrook/Westbrook 56, Lewis Mills 14 Haddam-Killingworth 29, Cromwell 28 (OT) Morgan at Wolcott Tech, 1:00 p.m. Gilbert/NW […] [Read More]

No Doubt About Darien: Blue Wave win FCIAC Championship

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All season long, Darien silently seethed beneath the talk. They heard the whispers. They read the clippings. They had a good team, those of us supposedly in the know said, but they weren’t boss. They couldn’t be boss. Just look at the schedule. Not one heavyweight among them. You beat St. Joseph? Yeah, but not […] [Read More]

FCIAC Championship: A Trumbull Rumble or a Blue Tsunami

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We’ve come to the portion of our schedule where small champions are crowned. We’ve reached the final, frantic few weeks of the high school football season and that odd week, where, with a handful of stragglers still playing, the state playoff picture clears as much as it’s going to clear. That’s mostly more for the […] [Read More]

CIAC fines Southington, puts football team on probation

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The CIAC board of control has spoken. The CIAC has fined Southington High School $1,000 and placed the football team on a year’s probation for head coach D.J. Hernandez‘s use of a Manchester playlist against that team in a 28-14 Southington victory on October 22. In addition, Hernandez will be required to take the Sportsmanship/Ethics […] [Read More]