Connecticut High School Football

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

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]

Courant surveys coaches on Hernandez controversy

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 – Week 9

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]

High School Football Polls: Week 9

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]

League Playoff Hunt Update: Week 8-9 (updated – Woodland still not in)

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]

Week 8: Shock and Awe

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]