Connecticut High School Football

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

Week 8: Shock and Awe

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Fairfield County is a breed apart from Connecticut when it comes to high school football coverage. We’re blessed (cursed?) with four dailies, maybe a dozen and a half hyper-local weekly newspapers and websites, two radio stations and one huge TV conglomerate, the year-old MSG Varsity and Cablevision affiliate News 12. They all converged like a […] [Read More]

Week 8 Primer: Eddie Mac’s milestone

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Perhaps a 100 people or so trudged to cold and rainy East Haven High School  to watch West Haven take on Wilbur Cross Thursday night. Maybe more than 200 were present when you included the players and coaches on the field. This relatively small band of participants and followers witnessed one of the wildest games […] [Read More]

Guide to this Week’s Games: Week 8

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Clip ‘n’ Save. It’s your regional Guide To This Week’s high school football games: FRIDAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Branford (1-6) Hillhouse (4-3) 2:30 Acs had Xavier beat last week. Shelton (4-3) Fairfield Prep (3-4) 6 If only Gaels could get offense humming… Ludlowe (0-7) Sheehan (1-6) 6 Bottom of FCIAC vs. Bottom of SCC […] [Read More]

Manchester says Hernandez, Southington cheated (Courant.com)

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We’re just knee-deep in controversies aren’t we this week? The latest is this parable out of the Hartford Courant today: Manchester coach Marco Pizzoferrato is accusing Southington and coach D.J. Hernandez for finding one of his players’ coded wristbands and using it against Manchester during Southington’s 28-14 victory on Oct. 22. From the article by […] [Read More]

Trumbull at Danbury (The Musical!)

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Before we get to all the fun stuff today, here’s our presentation of Saturday’s Trumbull-Danbury game up on Clapboard Ridge. Danbury marked the 37th school we’ve seen in regular-season action and 39th overall this season. A couple more teams and we get a set of stake knives. This latest movie is jam-packed with stuff on […] [Read More]

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]