Connecticut High School Football

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The Elite 8: Week 8 (plus Staples’ Pajolek season over)

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The Elite 8 for Southwestern Connecticut for Week 8. TRENDING UP DARIEN — Rested starters and beat Bassick 35-7. Don’t expect them to drop anytime soon. ANSONIA — Derby/O’Brien Tech had the Chargers on the ropes in this one. But Montrell Dobbs, ol’ reliable, comes comes through again to the tune of 50 carries, 278 […] [Read More]

High School Football Polls: Week 8

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The Top 10 Polls heading into Week 8. And we have our first poll disagreement of the year. Xavier is No. 1. But so is Masuk. Xavier (7-0) earned the top spot in the NHR poll, claiming 12 first place votes over Masuk’s 9 and Staples 2. (There was one abstention). Masuk (7-0) swiped the […] [Read More]

League playoff race update for Week 7

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Things got pretty much back to normal Saturday with all of the favorites winning, restoring some sanity to Week 7. So as we move on to Week 8, here’s a look at the local league playoff races. Here are the FCIAC playoff standings through Week 7. FCIAC PLAYOFF HUNT (Through Week 7) Team FCIAC Pts […] [Read More]

Friday Night Week 7: It’s getting scary out there

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If you thought Week 6 was nuts, let’s try to recap Week 7. And this is just Friday night. (ahem) Ansonia beats Derby/O’Brien Tech 33-32 in one of the craziest (half) games I’ve witnessed. Derby/O’Brien Tech, which was given virtually no shot by anyone outside of its own hamlet, came in throwing haymakers behind Ray […] [Read More]

Week 7 Primer: Masuk-Bethel it is (with a caveat)

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The masses have spoken on this Week 7: You want me at Bethel-Masuk. Ask and you shall receive! …But this appearance comes with a warning. Bethel has to show up, and I mean not be down by 3 TDs at halftime. It has to compete and give mighty Masuk a run. Otherwise I’m slinking off […] [Read More]

Guide To This Week’s Games – Week 7

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Here’s your guide to this week’s high school football games. Week 7. Lots of good ones out there. Take your pick. FRIDAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Ridgefield (5-1) McMahon (3-3) 7 Been pretty quiet up there, Ridgefield Central (4-2) Stamford (4-2) 6 These teams switch uniforms at midseason? Derby/O’Brien (3-3) Ansonia (6-0) 7 This rivalry […] [Read More]

What’s the High School Football Game of the Week?

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I dunno. I dunno. I dunno… Been raking my brains over this the last few days, but there’s no clear-cut ‘must-see’ game on this Week’s schedule. Really. It’s a coin-flip. Yes, there are a few rivalry games (particularly the one going on up in the valley), but there are also some pretty key games going […] [Read More]

High School Football Live Chat, Wednesday 8 p.m.

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We’re gathering together again to talk high school football with our distinguished panel of writers. If you promise to get your home work done, and eat your dinner, we’ll promise to entertain you from 8-9 p.m. Once again, we’re going to try to keep this from devolving into a free-for-all, so we’re going to be […] [Read More]