Connecticut High School Football

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

Time waits for no man – or football coach

The head coaching positions of two local high school football programs have become vacant in the last month, as Danbury High’s Dan Donovan and Pomperaug’s Dave Roach stepped down from their respective posts. Coincidentally, both men gave the same reason for leaving: there just aren’t enough hours in a day to dedicate sufficient time to […] [Read More]

‘Very early’ in process; no timetable set on Masuk coaching search

For the second straight offseason, Masuk athletic director John DeGennaro is tasked with hiring a football coach. Last year, his job was to replace the highly successful John Murphy, who resigned after winning three state titles in 16 seasons. Now, coming off the program’s first playoff-less season since 2009, DeGennaro is going back to the […] [Read More]

2013 Walter Camp All-Connecticut team

  2013 Walter Camp All-Connecticut Team OFFENSE QB: Stephen Barmore (Southington) RB: Arkeel Newsome (Ansonia), Ervin Philips (West Haven) WR: Alex Jamele (Southington), Nick Weissauer (Foran) TE: Julian Dunn (Newtown) OL: Ryan Hovan (Ansonia), John Tondalo (North Haven), Steve Hashemi (St. Joseph), Colin McKeown (Fairfield Warde), Ryan McKenna (New Canaan)  DEFENSE DL: Zach Maxwell (Southington), […] [Read More]
The New Canaan Rams are No. 1 in the final Elite 8 poll.

Elite 8: The numbers are in, who is No. 1?

  Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (records, first-place votes in parentheses): 1. NEW CANAAN (14-1) (7): Rams allow 12 points in playoffs, capturing Class L title 44-12 over rival Darien. 2. ANSONIA (15-0) (2): Chargers win 43rd in a row in claiming 19th state title. 3. ST. JOSEPH […] [Read More]

Stratford names Cavaliere head football coach

Stratford High named T.J. Cavaliere its head football coach on Friday, replacing John Svatik, who resigned earlier this month. “We are very pleased to have T.J. running our football program,” principal Joseph Corso said in a release. “T.J. is well respected by the student body, our athletes and the faculty, and he is no stranger […] [Read More]

Class LL final: Southington sticks to what works best

Southington gashed Fairfield Prep for 38 second-half points to rally for a 52-34 win in the Class LL championship on Thursday at West Haven’s Ken Strong Stadium. The title was the Blue Knights’ first since 1998 and second all-time. Most impressive was the way in which Southington (12-1) stuck to what it does best, despite […] [Read More]

Get ready for some football. Finally

After four time changes and three cancellations, the Class LL final between Fairfield Prep and Southington is ready to kick off. Finally. The game that was originally scheduled for last Saturday night at Central Connecticut State, then moved up five hours, then pushed to Sunday, then pushed to Monday — all because of the weekend […] [Read More]
New Canaan WR Alex LaPolice.

Vote: Who’s No. 1: Ansonia or New Canaan?