Connecticut High School Football

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

All-SCC Football teams

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Below are the All-SCC football teams selected by the league’s coaches. You may look at this team, plus all of the other fall all-league teams at www.southernconnecticutconference.org. We’ll have the other teams published as I get them formatted. Most of them have been announced. Division I Offense OL: Brandon Maroney (Xavier), Luke Scinto (Cheshire), Frank […] [Read More]

More coaching moves: Buchsbaum steps down at New Fairfield

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We have another coaching vacancy: Andy Buchsbaum has stepped down at New Fairfield after five season. He said via email he announced his decision to the team on Thursday. Buchsbaum was 19-32 in five seasons but was 16-16 in his final three seasons, including a 6-4 campaign in 2007 and again this year. That brings […] [Read More]

Who are your 2009 MVPs?

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We’re just starting to sift through the 2009 season here at the Connecticut Post offices. We’re in the process of contacting coaches and getting feedback for our annual all-Connecticut Post team — which encompasses southwest Connecticut. (Coaches, check your email this evening, if not email me at sbowley@ctpost.com). But before we do that, we’re looking […] [Read More]

The Final 2009 Elite 8

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Ladies and gentlemen, the final Elite 8 of the 2009 season: Notre Dame is No. 1. The Green Knights were the easy pick atop our southwest Connecticut rankings. They defeated an awesome, awesome team in Pomperaug; after the Xavier loss (in which they led 21-0), Notre Dame ripped through the rest of the SCC Division […] [Read More]

Class LL Championship Video Rewind: Cheshire 28, Staples 21 (OT)

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Here’s our highlight reel from the thrilling Class LL championship game at Ken Strong Stadium. Again, I did not have a the angle on Brian Havilcek and Luke Scinto‘s winning play. You’ll have to watch CTSN for that beauty. We do have everything else, Staples first TD drive, Cheshire’s three-TD explosion, Staples’ fourth-quarter comeback and, […] [Read More]

NOTRE DAME-WEST HAVEN IS NO. 1 (with updates)

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The voters in the traditional state media poll have spoken. For the third time in school history and the first time since 1962… NOTRE DAME IS NO. 1 The Green Knights beat out other state champions, Cheshire (11-1) and New Canaan (11-1) for the coveted trophy. Sources have confirmed that the good people at the […] [Read More]

Class SS State Championship Video Rewind: St. Joseph 14, Montville 3

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Finally, we’re starting to get the videos from this weekend together. The Class LL will have to wait until tomorrow. We’ll get it in as we wait for the final polls. But first, highlights from St. Joseph’s first state championship game in 19 years. [Read More]

CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY: Havilcek stole the ball! Cheshire beats Staples in OT

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Celtics basketball legend John Havilcek was known for his clutch performances in big games. Apparently his genes travel well. On Saturday, grandnephew Brian Havilcek made one of the biggest plays in Cheshire football history — in much the same way Hondo ended Game 7 of the 1965 Eastern Conference Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers. With […] [Read More]