High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
We’re getting to these little later than I wanted, but here’s the first of four Week 9 movies on the docket for this week. First up, Trumbull’s heart-pounding 15-13 victory over Staples in Westport Saturday. This one, which sent Trumbull to its first championship game since 2005, needs no prologue or epilogue. It was an […] [Read More]