Connecticut High School Football

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

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]

CIAC State Football Semifinal Preview & Pick the Winners

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SIXTEEN DOWN. Twelve to go. We knock off eight more Saturday. Welcome to the end of the gauntlet portion — two games, four days — of the new and improved CIAC football playoffs. What used to be championship Saturday is now Semifinal Saturday, a week before the big games at the Rent. But, boy, it […] [Read More]

All-SCC football teams announced

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Here are the All-SCC football teams, released today by the home office. Division I Offense OL: Tom Kenney (Notre Dame), Shaun Reiss (West Haven), Tom Linden (Xavier), Austin Wezenski (Xavier), Sean Marinan (Xavier) WR: Alec Pacelli (Hand), Mike Georgalas (Shelton), Jake Scinto (Cheshire), Tirrell Young-Williams (Notre Dame) RB: James Ward (Wilbur Cross), Kyle Kalanta (Amity), […] [Read More]

Cochran named state Gatorade Player of the Year

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Masuk junior quarterback Casey Cochran has been named the Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year, according to Masuk coach John Murphy. Cochran (6-foot-1, 210) has thrown for 2,670 yards, 36 touchdowns and 7 interceptions for Masuk, the state’s highest scoring offense. Masuk is 11-0 and is playing Darien in the CIAC Class L semifinals on […] [Read More]

Super Tuesday Recap: Contenders, Pretenders Part Ways

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STATE SEMIFINAL SITES/TIMES Saturday, Dec. 4 Class LL: Trumbull v. NFA, at West Haven 2 p.m. / Xavier v. Glastonbury at SCSU, 2 p.m. Class L: Darien v. Masuk, at Shelton, 2 p.m. / New Canaan v. Hand at West Haven, 7 p.m. Class M: Hillhouse v. Gilbert/NW at Waterbury, 2 p.m.; Brookfield v. New […] [Read More]