Connecticut High School Football

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

The Preseason Elite 8

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And, finally, we  take a step back from the statewide scene to give you power rankings of the top regional football teams. As  usual, it wasn’t an easy list to compile. We tried to hit scrimmages of all our top local programs.  We looked at the returning starters and tried to spy the best incoming […] [Read More]

Unleashed: The Connecticut State Media Top 10 High School Football Poll

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Extra, extra! Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! We now give you (drumroll please…) THE LONGEST RUNNING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLL IN THE STATE! Yes, the New Haven Register’s Top 10 Connecticut high school football media has been unleashed upon us poor, anxious fans today. And guess who’s No. 1? I’ll give you three guesses […] [Read More]

Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance Poll: Notre Dame-WH is No. 1

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Ladies and gentlemen, your first poll of the 2010 season. No shocks here from the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance: Notre Dame-West Haven is No. 1. The defending Class L champions received 16 first place votes. Masuk got five (but shockingly only came in at No. 5 — some of my fellow poll voters are out […] [Read More]

Week 1 is Here! What’s Your Top 10?

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Quick post on this NFL Sunday to get everybody’s thoughts on the upcoming 2010  Connecticut High School Football season. I’ve seen maybe 20 teams this preseason.  I’ve talked to coaches and some of my fellow pundits. I’ve submitted my ballots to the state pollsters, just finishing our regional Elite 8 — which will appear either […] [Read More]

Tonight: Last licks before we go for real

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Tonight is Week 1 of the Connecticut high school football season. Really. Tonight (and maybe some of the days surrounding) typically mark the first full-real, full-contact, full-rules, full-go scrimmages for our high school teams. No more of this 10-on-10-off stuff. They bring refs, keep a clock and everything. It’s the most intense football preseason games […] [Read More]

Tuesday news & notes: Matakevich, Valenti, New Canaan scrimmage

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Couple of quickies on this Tuesday evening: 1. The most scrutinized metatarsal bone in the state was looked over by more professionals today and the prognosis remains the same: Tyler Matakevich‘s is out indefinitely with either a break or a bone chip on the outside of his right foot. At least two weeks; wait and […] [Read More]

Could East Haven’s football season be in trouble?

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Already mired in the state’s longest active losing streak at 31 games, there has been rampant talk this past week that East Haven might not be able to field a football team this year if participation doesn’t improve soon. At preseason count, there were approximately 25 kids on the roster. That figure, which was given […] [Read More]

St. Joseph’s Matakevich injured, out indefinitely

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Updated: Sunday. From the Connecticut Post – Matakevich talks about the injury. Updated: Sunday, 4:30 p.m. (Original posting below) The preliminary prognosis on Tyler Matakevich‘s right foot is a fractured fifth metatarsal, or the long bone on the outside of the foot, coach Joe Della Vecchia said Sunday. “He’s on crutches and he’s got a […] [Read More]