Connecticut High School Football

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

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]

The Elite 8 – Week 10

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Finally, the Elite 8 for Week 10. This week was a struggle, especially ranking the Top 4 FCIAC teams. Where to put Darien, which has impressed with its unbeaten record, including a victory over Red Lion Christian Academy of Delaware, but hasn’t played anybody of consequence in the league except a Matakevich-less St. Joseph squad […] [Read More]

Live High School Football Chat, tonight, 8 p.m.

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I’m probably flying solo for tonight’s chat. But feel free to join in. We’re talking FCIAC championship and the state playoffs. Tonight at 8 p.m. High School Football Live Chat, Wednesday, 8 p.m. [Read More]

Xavier 42, West Haven 28 (The Movie!)

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We now take you in the Wayback machine up to Middletown’s Palmer Field on Friday night where jilted No. 1-ranked Xavier — admittedly sick of the bad press they’d been getting on inconsistent, sometimes dreadful, offense — took out their frustrations on West Haven to the tune of 522 total yards and six touchdowns. Bulling […] [Read More]

The Hour: Norwalk’s Tucci to step down

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Norwalk’s Pete Tucci will step down as head football coach, The Hour of Norwalk is reporting tonight. “I just think it’s time. I’ve been doing this a long time and I love what I do,” Tucci told The Hour’s Matt Doran. Tucci sites personal reasons, spending more time with his family, which is a sentiment […] [Read More]

Trumbull 15, Staples 13 – The Movie!

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We’re getting to these little later than I wanted, but here’s the first of four Week 9 movies on the docket for this week. First up, Trumbull’s heart-pounding 15-13 victory over Staples in Westport Saturday. This one, which sent Trumbull to its first championship game since 2005, needs no prologue or epilogue. It was an […] [Read More]

High School Football Polls – Week 10

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By virtue of its 15-13 victory over Staples Saturday, Trumbull is on the move, all the way up to No. 6. in one of the two media polls. It’s up to No. 8 in the CSWA and only 9 in the coaches. Staples drops to a unanimous 10 in all three. Xavier is back to […] [Read More]

The CIAC Presents: The State Playoff Worksheet (The HAL Supercomputer)

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CIAC’s PLAYOFF POINT WORKSHEET The Sunday of Week 9 is typically not fun for me. It’s the day when I wipe the sleep out of my eyes, clear off the table, grab a paper and pencil, open the computer and transform into The Playoff Mad Scientist. “OK. Xavier. Has 1280 points. Finishes the year with […] [Read More]