Connecticut High School Football

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FCIAC retains championship game, Thanksgiving rivalries

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The FCIAC has reached a compromise. In the ongoing power struggle between the league and a fraction of its coaches over the football schedule, executive secretary John Kuczo announced Friday that the FCIAC is once again moving the date of its championship game. “We are changing the football championship from Thanksgiving Day to the Saturday […] [Read More]

FCIAC announces big plans to keep championship game

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Change is coming to the FCIAC — at least, on the gridiron. The league announced plans Wednesday afternoon to dramatically alter its football schedule for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. The change will allow the league to keep its championship game, but will come at the expense of meaningful Thanksgiving football for all but […] [Read More]

Mignone tabbed as Bunnell’s head coach

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With Doug Cotto’s job in flux last October, Sean Mignone, an assistant for Bunnell’s football team, stepped up to take a larger role with the Bulldogs. He helped lead the Bulldogs to four wins over the final five weeks, and what looked like a season destined for disappointment was instead one of optimism. Intent on […] [Read More]

ND-Fairfield hires St. Joseph assistant as new head coach

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Notre Dame-Fairfield hired Chris Sadler to be its new football coach, the school announced Wednesday in a release. Sadler spent the last 10 years as an assistant coach, and the last six as defensive coordinator, at FCIAC powerhouse St. Joseph, where he was part of four state championships. He replaces Ted Boynton, who resigned after […] [Read More]

Gordon steps down after two seasons at Central

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Right before the start of the school year, Brian Gordon was named assistant principal at Central High. He stayed on as the school’s football coach through the fall, but juggling both responsibilities was ultimately too much. Following a 2-9 season, Gordon stepped down to place his focus solely on his administrative job. “There were two […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s Scooter Harrington commits to Boston College

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Greenwich High School junior Scooter Harrington announced Saturday that he has decided to play football at Boston College. Harrington, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end/defensive end, made his announcement on Twitter. “I’ve decided to play football at Boston College!” he proudly tweeted. An athletic tight end and force on the edge on defense, Harrington was also […] [Read More]
New Canaan's Zachary Allen sacks St. Joseph QB Cory Babineau on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Saturday, Allen decommitted from Northwestern and announced he will sign a National Letter of Intent with Boston College. (Christian Abraham/Staff photo)

New Canaan’s Allen heading to Boston College

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With National Signing Day just a few days away, potential suitors are making their final push for high school studs to attend their program. Connecticut’s own Zach Allen has been committed all year to attend Northwestern in the fall, but Saturday revealed he has decided to attend Boston College. Allen, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound  DE/LB was […] [Read More]

Maine man: Newtown’s Dunn to play football at the University of Maine

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Newtown High School football coach Steve George confirmed Monday afternoon that All-State tight end/defensive back Julian Dunn has committed to play football at the University of Maine. “He had a lot of options, and this seemed like a good fit for him,” George said. “He’ll be successful wherever he goes.” Dunn, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound standout […] [Read More]