Connecticut High School Football

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Week 9 – NVL Shenanigans

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OK, OK, here’s the straight scoop on the NVL Championship scenario. Woodland lost to Sacred Heart, 30-27, tonight in an exciting and testy game at Municipal Stadium that saw a brawl in the end zone between the two teams. Dave Coggins, the sterling receiver for Sacred Heart was tossed (he’ll miss the Thanksgiving week’s game […] [Read More]

Guide To This Week’s Games – Week 9

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Ladies and gentlemen … your Guide To This Week’s high school football games for Week 9. We’re almost home. THURSDAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Woodland (6-2) Sacred Heart (5-3) 6 OK, THIS is for the NVL Copper title. Right? ♦♦♦♦ FRIDAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Wilton (3-5) Ridgefield (5-3) 6 OK. Who’s got more pride? […] [Read More]

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

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We’re back, after an unexplained week’s respite, with the live high school football chat at 8 p.m. Because of state games, we may or may not all be in attendance. But I’ll definitely be at the table. Get your homework done, dinner finished, kids to bed early and we’ll see you all there. High School […] [Read More]

Hernandez Responds to Suspension

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Southington football coach D.J. Hernandez today issued a statement regarding his use of a lost playcard against Manchester in Southington’s 28-14 victory on Oct. 22. I have had the opportunity to reflect on this entire situation, and I understand by using the card I did not set a good example for the young men I […] [Read More]
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Wait, so Woodland isn’t the Copper champ yet?

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I kinda feel silly, but today I was told the NVL Copper Division Champion isn’t Woodland. Not yet at least. Apparently Woodland — which defeated Naugatuck 25-6 last week, thereby guaranteeing it at least a 5-1 record in the Copper Division — doesn’t get a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Greyhounds should the Hawks tie Naugatuck […] [Read More]

Southington suspends Hernandez

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I suppose we all saw this coming. Southington today suspended head football coach D.J. Hernandez for one game after the 24-year old former UConn quarterback admitted to finding and using a Manchester coded playlist, “for four plays” during a game between the two schools on Oct. 22. Southington win the game 28-14. “The administration’s investigation […] [Read More]

Courant surveys coaches on Hernandez controversy

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The Courant had an interesting survey of their area coaches on the D.J. Hernandez, wristband controversy today. Most of the responses shouldn’t surprise at all — what’s a coach going to say? Yes, I’d do it, too? It’s still interesting to read the responses. Xavier’s Sean Marinan had the best ones. On the question of […] [Read More]

The Elite 8 – Week 9

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THE ELITE 8 regional high school football rankings for Week 9: TRENDING UP New Canaan — Naturally. Kevin Macari scores 4 TDs and the Rams just dismantled a pretty decent, albeit down, Greenwich team. We were so impressed, we jump them all the way up to No. 3. Yes, Darien beat St. Joseph and NC […] [Read More]