Connecticut High School Football

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

Week 9 Primer – Judgment Weekend

♦♦♦ 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

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

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

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.

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

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]
Categories: CIAC, Connecticut

Wait, so Woodland isn’t the Copper champ yet?

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

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]