Connecticut High School Football

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

Live High School Football Chat – Tonight, 8 p.m.

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You know the drill by now, Dinner, chores, homework: Done early. We’re chatting live with myself, NewsTimes’ Kevin Duffy and maybe Stamford Advocate’s Dave Ruden (he’s got a deserved day off, but might show up) tonight at 8 p.m. Update: Gah. Just realized this was during the Yankees playoff game. Yes, I’m a Yankees fan. […] [Read More]

Bridgeport Central cheerleader outfit controversy goes global

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Unbeaten Bridgeport Central is about to host the biggest game of its season so far when unbeaten and border rival Trumbull Friday night at Kennedy Stadium. But they’re being upstaged by the girls on the Central cheerleading squad, who have taken up a cause that’s suddenly sweeping the country. Their uniforms, they said, are a […] [Read More]

Week 3: Staples 34, Ridgefield 14 (The Movie!)

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It’s that time again, campers. Grab some popcorn, dim the lights and settle in with your girlfriend, wife, boyfriend or husband. (Or, cuddle up with your boss if you’re at work). Our High School Football movie matinee feature is last Friday’s Staples at Ridgefield game from Tiger Hollow, won by Staples 34-14. Here’s what to […] [Read More]

The Elite 8: Week 4

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Here’s our Elite 8 — The top eight football teams in southwestern Connecticut (FCIAC, SCC, southern NVL, Western SCC, Platt Tech, Bullard-Havens, Abbott Tech). TRENDING UP Trumbull – The Eagles wiped out Norwalk and have posted two consecutive shutouts. Only nine points allowed this season against moderate competition. They deserve the bump to No. 6 […] [Read More]

Week 3 High School Football Polls

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Here are your Top 10 Polls from Week 3. Comments later: MEDIA TOP 10 (New Haven Register) Rank Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Prev. Rank 1. Xavier (16) 3-0 672 1 2. New Canaan (2) 3-0 610 2 3. Staples (2) 3-0 598 3 4. Masuk (3) 3-0 588 4 5. Central 3-0 474 […] [Read More]

Week 3: Adversity, destiny converge [Updated]

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AFTER AN enormously successful 2009 season, an 8-2 record, a long-awaited state championship, St. Joseph was supposed to have all the pieced back for a glorious, second-title run. It was all anybody around these parts could talk about. St. Joseph, they’re supposed to be good. Like, real good. Like, excellent. FCIAC favorites, it was unthought […] [Read More]

Friday wrap: Same ol’ Staples; 50-point shenanigans and Saturday primer

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There’s nothing quite like a trip to Tiger Hollow in Ridgefield, especially in the fall. It’s just a gorgeous facility built into small valley. It glows when the sun sets behind the low hills and illuminates the latent autumn clouds sweeping across the sky. Beautiful ‘burg, Ridgefield. Great place to visit. Unless you’re an opposing […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC

Good Morning, It’s Pouring – Week 3 Primer & Scoring Updates

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I didn’t need an alarm clock thisĀ  fine morning. I was aroused (ripped) from a deep sleep by the thunderous sounds of Niagara Falls pounding onĀ  my roof and windows. Did anybody notice? It’s pouring out. Buckets. The tropical storm people thought we were supposed to get yesterday (which sent half of the schools in […] [Read More]