Connecticut High School Football

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

Semifinal Rewind: Bethel upsets New London (From The Day)

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Since we can’t be everywhere and I’ve been busy gathering preview information, we’ve scouring the internet for videos of our regional teams covered in other outlets. We’ll have our video coverage of the Staples-Xavier semifinal game game up tomorrow evening. Here is The Day of New London’s video on Bethel’s shocking 34-12 victory over New […] [Read More]

Highlight video could net Bassick football $15,000 (Vote Now!)

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For those of you who don’t know, Bassick’s football team has entered a video of its wild Harding finish in State Farm’s Friday Night Feats contest. The video made it through the preliminary rounds and has reached the competition’s Top 10 this week. A panel of judges — including Hall of Fame lineman Anthony Munoz […] [Read More]

State Football Luncheon; Final sites announced

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I’m off to the state football luncheon, which you can watch live on sportingnewsct.com. It all kicks off at around noon. You can also get a bead on where your team will be playing on State Championship Saturday by visiting the CIAC football playoff page here. They won’t be up until about 11 a.m. The […] [Read More]

CIAC Semifinals: Southwestern Domination

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At the Ralph DeSantis Football Foundation Chapter meeting last month, I was invited to the podium to speak in front all of the proud football coaches of the Fairfield County football leagues. It wasn’t the greatest of speeches, I’ll admit. I had something prepared, but flubbed it like a freshman punt returner and they jumped […] [Read More]

Super Tuesday: Live CIAC state semifinal updates

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Welcome back to the live high school football scoring blog. Can’t make it to one of the games, look nowhere else but here where the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers’ cadre of staff and correspondents will be providing live scoring updates from all of the games on tap tonight. Below is the schedule for all of the […] [Read More]

Let it begin …Your CIAC State Semifinal Primer (Previews and Polls)

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We’ve been plenty busy here at the home offices in Fairfield County. Lots of news to deliver, previews to sift through, polls to discuss before we get to the action tonight. So let’s get down to it First, the Hearst Connecticut State Semifinal Previews (which you can see in their entirety on our high school […] [Read More]

Pinto out at Fairfield Prep (with updates)

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Bill Pinto is no longer the head football coach at Fairfield Prep. Athletic Director Steve Donahue confirmed Monday the school has dismissed the 40-year old coach, who went 0-10 one season. After a weekend meeting with the school’s administrators, Donahue said he informed Pinto of the school’s decision by phone Sunday evening. Fairfield Prep posted […] [Read More]

CIAC Super Tuesday: What do you think?

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Just fielded a call from one of our regional playoff coaches, who’s all fired up about this year’s CIAC playoffs. Not just for his team, but the entire field. “Outside of one or two games, it’s almost impossible to pick who’s gonna win Tuesday night.” He’s not the only one. Ned Griffen, from the Day […] [Read More]