Connecticut High School Football

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

The Clinch Is In (Saturday Edition – Updated for Sunday)

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We’re using this space to get you the latest updates from the CIAC Playoff Races. A full breakdown of scenarios will be forthcoming after all the games are in. Here are today’s Finals: Conard 41, Hall 0 Old Saybrook/Westbrook 56, Lewis Mills 14 Haddam-Killingworth 29, Cromwell 28 (OT) Morgan at Wolcott Tech, 1:00 p.m. Gilbert/NW […] [Read More]

No Doubt About Darien: Blue Wave win FCIAC Championship

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All season long, Darien silently seethed beneath the talk. They heard the whispers. They read the clippings. They had a good team, those of us supposedly in the know said, but they weren’t boss. They couldn’t be boss. Just look at the schedule. Not one heavyweight among them. You beat St. Joseph? Yeah, but not […] [Read More]

FCIAC Championship: A Trumbull Rumble or a Blue Tsunami

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We’ve come to the portion of our schedule where small champions are crowned. We’ve reached the final, frantic few weeks of the high school football season and that odd week, where, with a handful of stragglers still playing, the state playoff picture clears as much as it’s going to clear. That’s mostly more for the […] [Read More]

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]