High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
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]
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]
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]
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]
We’re gearing up for another round of High School Football live chat tonight at 8 p.m. Once again, we’re going to try to stay on script and limit the amounts of comments we get during the session so our panelists can get a chance to respond. So be patient. Otherwise, lots to talk about. See […] [Read More]
Some relatively good news on the injury front this week for Staples. Rising sophomore tailback Nick Kelly will miss approximately 3-4 weeks with a dislocated kneecap suffered in last week’s 21-13 victory over McMahon. This is much sunnier news than the original prognosis, which was a possible torn ACL. For a team that had already […] [Read More]
Good day. Today’s SPB Theater matinee is Pomperaug’s 38-7 victory over Weston on Saturday afternoon. It’s quick and to the point. No grand introductions in this reel. But there is plenty of Andrew Reel… and Kellen Croce and Brett Gaughan and, of course, Willie Maxen, cast and all, making his debut at fullback for twin […] [Read More]