High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
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]
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]
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]
The Courant had an interesting survey of their area coaches on the D.J. Hernandez, wristband controversy today. Most of the responses shouldn’t surprise at all — what’s a coach going to say? Yes, I’d do it, too? It’s still interesting to read the responses. Xavier’s Sean Marinan had the best ones. On the question of […] [Read More]
THE ELITE 8 regional high school football rankings for Week 9: TRENDING UP New Canaan — Naturally. Kevin Macari scores 4 TDs and the Rams just dismantled a pretty decent, albeit down, Greenwich team. We were so impressed, we jump them all the way up to No. 3. Yes, Darien beat St. Joseph and NC […] [Read More]
And now, your statewide polls for week 9. Xavier’s still No. 1 in the NHR Poll, it gained four points, but actually lost a first-place vote to Masuk. We did have a different abstention this week. Masuk is No. 1 in the CSWA Poll. It picked up three new first-place votes, but Xavier cut the […] [Read More]
Here’s how the local league playoff races are going down with just one week left. It’s a pretty simple equation for most of these and, in the NVL’s case we know our participants. FCIAC PLAYOFF HUNT (Through Week 8 ) Team FCIAC Pts Avg Staples 8-0 970 121.3 Darien 7-0 830 118.6 Trumbull 7-1 930 […] [Read More]