Connecticut High School Football

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

Week 5: Guide to the Games

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Need to know where to go and what to expect? Here’s the road map: Your Guide to the Week 5 Games. Tread lightly. TODAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Cheshire (2-2) Wilbur Cross (3-1) 3 Rams come to NH a wounded animal Platt Tech (0-4) Cheney Tech (3-1) 6 Where’s Geremy Grate when you need him? Danbury […] [Read More]

Dan Nemergut and the CIAC’s Derby-O’Brien Tech co-op conundrum

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O’Brien Tech athletic director Dan Nemergut wasn’t a happy camper Wednesday morning, or all day. It stemmed from an interesting piece by Dave Solomon in the New Haven Register this morning on the future of Derby/O’Brien Tech. Solomon: CIAC gets too technical with Derby/O’Brien At issue: Derby/O’Brien Tech’s impending breakup as a co-op high school […] [Read More]

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

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Live chat tonight at 8 p.m. No postseason baseball to contend with, so I’m sure we’ll get a lot of people. Here’s the deal: We’re trying to ease back on the number of comments made and questions taken so we can give the panelists a bit more time to respond. Only the best comments or […] [Read More]

Trumbull at Central (The Movie!)

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It was deja vu all over again for Central and Trumbull in this prime time FCIAC clash at Kennedy Stadium last Friday. You’ll see a pretty hard-fought first half, a quick Central touchdown and then two defensive stops inside their own 5-yard line. You’ll see Trumbull take an 8-6 lead at the break on Phil […] [Read More]

The Elite 8: Week 5

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Here are our rankings for the Top 8 teams in South-West Connecticut for Week 5. TRENDING UP West Haven – And this is waaaay up from one of the ‘Missed’ to a No. 4 spot in the rankings. We needed the Westies to beat Notre Dame, and they did with pretty dominant performance on the […] [Read More]

Week 5 High School Football Polls: Whole Lot of Shakeup Goin’ On

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Here are your High School Football poll results heading into Week 5. As expected, with losses by nearly half of the field last weekend, we’ve had a massive shakeup across the polls. Seven new teams appear over the three polls: Trumbull, West Haven and Hand in all three. Bunnell debuts in NHR. Darien, which had […] [Read More]

Coming to Darien in Week 6: A National Football Nightmare

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As was going through ranking this week’s Elite 8, and attempt to begin trying to figure out playoff scenarios (hint: it’s far too early), I started looking at Darien’s schedule. It’s not very tough. At 4-0, I mused, the Blue Wave will not be losing anytime soon. At least, in-state. Remember, Darien is supposed to […] [Read More]

Newtown at Oxford (The Movie!)

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With Masuk grinding (or, more to the point puréeing) its opponents into mush, the 2010 SWC season is fast becoming a race for second place. Heading into Week 4 only two other teams besides Masuk were undefeated. Bunnell emerged 4-0 after surviving a strong upset bid by New Fairfield Friday night. That left Oxford, the […] [Read More]