Connecticut High School Football

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

Trumbull 15, Staples 13 – The Movie!

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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]

High School Football Polls – Week 10

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By virtue of its 15-13 victory over Staples Saturday, Trumbull is on the move, all the way up to No. 6. in one of the two media polls. It’s up to No. 8 in the CSWA and only 9 in the coaches. Staples drops to a unanimous 10 in all three. Xavier is back to […] [Read More]

The CIAC Presents: The State Playoff Worksheet (The HAL Supercomputer)

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CIAC’s PLAYOFF POINT WORKSHEET The Sunday of Week 9 is typically not fun for me. It’s the day when I wipe the sleep out of my eyes, clear off the table, grab a paper and pencil, open the computer and transform into The Playoff Mad Scientist. “OK. Xavier. Has 1280 points. Finishes the year with […] [Read More]

The Table is Set – Trumbull/Darien

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Back in August, musing about the FCIAC championship race, we did a quick rundown of the Staples-Trumbull-Ridgefield side of the championship draw. Whoever won Staples-Ridgefield in Week 3, we said, was going to have a primrose path to the FCIAC title game if it could win out. Staples won. There was, of course, one variable. […] [Read More]

Week 9 Primer – Judgment Weekend

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♦♦♦ Welcome to the first day of the rest of your season. For most of us, Week 9 is the last week of the regular, regular season. It’s the end of the idyllic Friday night football portion of our schedule. It’s the last regular season game without fanfare attached to it. Aside from a few […] [Read More]

Danbury assistant coach Bo Williams dies of heart attack

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This is pretty awful news out of Danbury. Volunteer assistant coach Bo Williams has died of a heart attack Wednesday while working out at his home. He was 56. I didn’t know Williams at all, but according to the NewsTimes (Danbury assistant coach, ex-detective, dies suddenly), he sounded like somebody I had would have liked […] [Read More]

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]