Connecticut High School Football

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

Wednesday Night Feature: Bunnell vs. Newtown (The Movie!)

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Welcome back to SPB “Masterpiece” Theater, where tonight we recap Friday night’s Bunnell-Newtown game at Pomperaug. The game, which was a critical piece in the ongoing SWC race, was won by Newtown 27-12 on the strength of a 107-yard, two touchdown rushing night from backup QB Dan Hebert (making his first start in place of […] [Read More]

Tuesday Matinee: St. Joseph 28, New Canaan 27 (The Movie!)

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Welcome back to SPB’s Masterpiece Theater (ahem), where for our Tuesday matinee we present to you our modest production of Saturday’s St. Joseph-New Canaan game. You’ll see the media out in force for this Saturday FCIAC clash, but a late-arriving crowd. (Beginning of the game sounded like a mausoleum.) You’ll see the triumphant return of […] [Read More]

High School Football Polls, Week 7

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The Top 10 Polls heading into Week 7. New Canaan drops, but not far in most polls, everybody else moves up a notch. Masuk moves into the No. 2 spot in NHR TOP 10 MEDIA Rank Team (1st place) Record Pts Prev. 1. Xavier (15) 6-0 700 1 2. Masuk (7) 6-0 676 3 3. […] [Read More]

The Elite 8 – Week 7

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The regional Elite 8 heading into Week 7: TRENDING UP Where to begin, where to begin: STAPLES (6-0) From 3 back to No. 2 again. Wiped out Harding, as expected. Has winless Ludlowe and then Wilton left before hosting Trumbull for a trip to the FCIAC title game. WEST HAVEN (6-0) Up one to No. […] [Read More]

Bloody Week 6 Part 2: League Championship Races

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Here are your FCIAC playoff standings with three weeks to go. Unbeaten Darien and Staples are at the head of the table, with Trumbull, Ridgefield, Stamford, New Canaan all getting a seat. We’ll take a quick look at scenarios below. Team Rec Pts. Avg DARIEN 5-0 610 122.0 STAPLES 6-0 720 120.0 TRUMBULL 5-1 640 […] [Read More]

Deja Vu Again: Another Bloody Week 6 (updated)

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On 9:30 on Wednesday morning at Stratford High School, math teacher Joe Della Vecchia watched the sweetest two words in the English language buzz into his mobile phone. The message came from Tyler Matakevich, the all-state fullback and linebacker at St. Joseph High School, where Della Vecchia has been the head coach for 12 seasons. […] [Read More]

Week 6: We’re Halfway Home

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♦♦♦ WALK OUTSIDE. Take a breath. Look around. See that? Feel that? Taste that? There’s a chill in the air. Brilliant oranges, yellows and reds are blooming from the trees. The ground crackles and snaps beneath your feet. We’re knee-deep in autumn. And those crowds on Friday night, they buzz just a little bit louder […] [Read More]

Guide To The Games: Week 6

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Here’s your guide to this week’s games (sans Ansonia, which wiped out Watertown 47-23 Thursday night). TODAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Guilford (3-2) Hillhouse (3-2) 3 Guilford’s only losses are vs. SCC D1 Bullard-Havens (4-1) Cheney Tech (4-1) 6 Welcome to the CSC title game Ludlowe (0-5) McMahon (2-3) 6 McMahon showing signs of life […] [Read More]