Connecticut High School Football

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Video: New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli talks about the upcoming season

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New Canaan celebrated the FCIAC title last season. Who will hoist the trophy this year?

5 minute guide to the FCIAC

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5 TEAMS TO WATCH Darien: The Blue Wave are replacing most of their skill players but return the core of their defense and 6-foot-4 QB Timmy Graham has impressed people who have seen him in preseason. If the young players blend well with the returning players, Darien should be considered a favorite to reach the […] [Read More]
Greenwich quarterback Matt Marzulla passes the ball during the 7th annual Grip It and Rip It 7-on-7 passing tournament at New Canaan High School Saturday, July 12, 2014. (Autumn Driscoll/Staff photographer)

Grip It & Rip It Roundup

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Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s 7th Annual Grip It and Rip It 7-on-7 passing tournament. Competition provides teams a chance to look at new quarterbacks   FCIAC roundup. SWC/SCC roundup.   [Read More]
Mike Collins gets ready to throw a pass during Saturday's Grip It & Rip It competition at New Canaan. Autumn Driscoll photo

FCIAC teams compete at Grip It & Rip It

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Here’s a rundown of the FCIAC teams that competed in Friday and Saturday’s Grip It & Rip It 7 on 7 competition at New Canaan High School. The seventh annual event included 40 teams from Connecticut and New York. Grand Street Campus from Brooklyn, N.Y., – a team that I heard had as many as […] [Read More]
Jackson Olson scores a touchdown for New Milford at Saturday's Grip It & Rip It 7 on 7 tournament. Autumn Driscoll photo.

SWC, SCC teams compete in Grip It & Rip It

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Here’s a rundown of the SWC and SCC teams that competed in Friday and Saturday’s Grip It & Rip It 7 on 7 competition at New Canaan High School. The seventh annual event included 40 teams from Connecticut and New York. Grand Street Campus from Brooklyn, N.Y., – a team that I heard had as […] [Read More]
Brunswick School receivers get set at the line of scrimmage during Friday's Grip & Rip competition at New Canaan High School. Brunswick is making its first appearance in the tournament.

Grip It & Rip It draws 40 teams

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If you’re a high school football fan and enjoy watching teams score a lot of points with the passing game, then New Canaan High School is exactly the place for you on Saturday. Hosted by the New Canaan High School football team, the Grip It & Rip It 7 on 7 camp commenced Friday with […] [Read More]

New Canaan football hosts 7th annual “Grip It and Rip It” tournament

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New Canaan football will host the 7th annual Grip It and Rip It 7-on-7 passing tournament. WHO: Thirty-eight high school football teams, including 28 from Connecticut, 10 from New York and one from Canada. WHAT: 7-on-7, non-contact passing camp featuring four games of pool play for each team on Friday and a double-elimination tournament Saturday. WHERE: New Canaan High […] [Read More]
John Murphy, middle, resigned after one season coaching New Milford.

Murphy done after one season at New Milford

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John Murphy’s time at New Milford is over after just one season. Murphy confirmed Monday afternoon that he has resigned as the Green Wave’s football coach for “personal reasons,” after leading the team to a 4-7 record in 2013. “It was a good experience from a lot of wonderful people,” the 46-year-old Murphy said. Murphy’s […] [Read More]