Connecticut High School Football

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

Who are your Regional Players of the Year?

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The regular season is over and, while 11 lucky regional teams will get to test their mettle in the CIAC state tournament, for most regional team the football season is already a distant memory. Practice for basketball or hockey or swimming or wrestling gets underway this week. The regular season for winter starts in two […] [Read More]

Joe D on Joe D: “We’ll see”

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St.  Joseph coach Joe Della Vecchia rarely makes trips to Ansonia’s Jarvis Stadium. But while attending the Thanksgiving Day game between Naugatuck and Ansonia on Thursday, suddenly everybody who spotted the coach was his best friend. “People kept coming up to me and I had no idea who any of them were,” Della Vecchia said […] [Read More]

THANKSGIVING DAY WRAP: Mutual admiration in Darien, all aboard the Greyhound & the comeback kids

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The Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl between Darien and New Canaan had all the makings of a bloodbath, the salvo fired from a select few players on the Darien football team with their pregame bluewash at Dunning Stadium. New Canaan’s blood boiled when its residents saw the midnight decorations at their school Wednesday morning. Heck, police […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving Day Football: The Expanded Playoffs Are Set (& approved!)

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Ladies and gentlemen, your new and improved CIAC state football playoff pairings and schedule. QUARTERFINALS  — Tuesday, Nov. 30: 6:30 p.m. at sites of the highest seeds. SEMIFINALS — Saturday, Dec. 4: at West Haven, 2 & 7 p.m.; Municipal Stadium, Waterbury, 2 & 7 p.m.; Finn Stadium, Shelton, 2 p.m.; Bulldog Field, Bunnell, 2 […] [Read More]

THANKSGIVING DAY SCORING BLOG – Scores & Playoff News

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Extra! Extra! Get all your live scoring updates, and playoff point updates, right here. It’s all hands on deck for the staff of Hearst-Connecticut Newspapers — the Connecticut Post, the Danbury News-Times, the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time. We’ll be at nearly every single game in the Southwest Connecticut region for our biggest live scoring […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving Eve Wrap: This time, Testani and Masuk finish

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Who is the region’s player of the year? We’ve asked this question before. And we’ve received a variety of answers. New Canaan’s Kevin Macari, Trumbull’s Phil Terio, St. Joseph’s Joe Della Vecchia, Ansonia’s Montrell Dobbs (the state’s leading rusher), Brookfield’s Brian Kelly, Masuk’s Casey Cochran. All of them have gaudy statistics that are easily picked […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving Eve Primer – Live Scoring Updates & Radio Schedule

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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the greatest 24-hours of the Connecticut sports calendar. Tomorrow, thousands of Nutmeg state residents will get up, rub the sleep out of their eyes, grab a cup of coffee or some breakfast and head over to their favorite Thanksgiving Day rivalry game. It is a day where records are thrown […] [Read More]

Prank goes wrong for Darien

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A little more than 24 hours before their huge meeting with Darien in the Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving, New Canaan awoke to a pretty bad joke. Their field and their school had been vandalized with Darien Blue Wave paint. It was on the school’s doors, signs and on the field house plaza of Dunning Stadium. […] [Read More]