Connecticut High School Football

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NHR Video of Lewis Mills-North Branford “brawl”

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Yes, there is finally public video of the North Branford-Lewis Mills brawl published today by the New Haven Register. What started it: Lewis Mills’ No. 2 pushes North Branford No. 61 hard over Lewis Mills’ 78, who then takes exception to 78 rolling over him like that. 76 gets up to confront him, pushes 78 […] [Read More]

CIAC Rules North Branford-Lewis Mills a double forfeit, Class S affected

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The CIAC has spoken, and the news is quite extraordinary — especially if you’re vying for a playoff spot in Class S. The state governing body of high school athletics has deemed Saturday’s game between Lewis Mills and North Branford a double forfeit after a brawl broke out between the two teams just seconds into […] [Read More]

Tuesday Matinée: Masuk-Bethel & Ansonia-Derby (The Movies!)

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Good morning on this midterm Election Day 2010 and we have a late Halloween treat for you: the movies from Friday’s double dip trip to Monroe for Masuk-Bethel (as voted on by the fans) and Ansonia for Ansonia-Derby/O’Brien Tech (as voted on by me after Masuk took a 28-0 lead early in the second quarter). […] [Read More]

The Elite 8: Week 8 (plus Staples’ Pajolek season over)

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The Elite 8 for Southwestern Connecticut for Week 8. TRENDING UP DARIEN — Rested starters and beat Bassick 35-7. Don’t expect them to drop anytime soon. ANSONIA — Derby/O’Brien Tech had the Chargers on the ropes in this one. But Montrell Dobbs, ol’ reliable, comes comes through again to the tune of 50 carries, 278 […] [Read More]

High School Football Polls: Week 8

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The Top 10 Polls heading into Week 8. And we have our first poll disagreement of the year. Xavier is No. 1. But so is Masuk. Xavier (7-0) earned the top spot in the NHR poll, claiming 12 first place votes over Masuk’s 9 and Staples 2. (There was one abstention). Masuk (7-0) swiped the […] [Read More]

League playoff race update for Week 7

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Things got pretty much back to normal Saturday with all of the favorites winning, restoring some sanity to Week 7. So as we move on to Week 8, here’s a look at the local league playoff races. Here are the FCIAC playoff standings through Week 7. FCIAC PLAYOFF HUNT (Through Week 7) Team FCIAC Pts […] [Read More]

Friday Night Week 7: It’s getting scary out there

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If you thought Week 6 was nuts, let’s try to recap Week 7. And this is just Friday night. (ahem) Ansonia beats Derby/O’Brien Tech 33-32 in one of the craziest (half) games I’ve witnessed. Derby/O’Brien Tech, which was given virtually no shot by anyone outside of its own hamlet, came in throwing haymakers behind Ray […] [Read More]

Week 7 Primer: Masuk-Bethel it is (with a caveat)

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The masses have spoken on this Week 7: You want me at Bethel-Masuk. Ask and you shall receive! …But this appearance comes with a warning. Bethel has to show up, and I mean not be down by 3 TDs at halftime. It has to compete and give mighty Masuk a run. Otherwise I’m slinking off […] [Read More]