Connecticut High School Football

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

Video: Shelton-Westhill joint practice

Shelton came down to Stamford Saturday morning for a joint practice with Westhill. The teams went at each other in special teams, one-on-one drills, offense vs defense, goal line and red zone in the three hours together. Westhill coach Frank Marcucio said getting to go against people other than the same guys you have been […] [Read More]
Brookfield's Bobby Drysdale, left, announced his plans to play college football at Harvard (File Photo).

Brookfield’s Drysdale chooses Harvard

School’s out, and the official start of the high school football season is still over two months away, but Bobby Drysdale has been plenty busy of late. In fact, Drysdale, a two-way starter on Brookfield’s state championship football team, recently found himself smack in the middle of one of college sports’ longest-running rivalries. The Bobcats’ […] [Read More]
Darien and New Canaan have played the last two years in the state finals. They won't meet for a title this fall (File Photo).

A Darien-New Canaan state final in 2015? Don’t count on it

One of the state’s most intense rivalries will be scaled back next season — sort of. The CIAC announced the breakdown of its new divisions for the upcoming season — remember, we’re back to four classes — and perhaps the biggest takeaway is that Darien has jumped up a class, from L to LL. So, […] [Read More]

FCIAC retains championship game, Thanksgiving rivalries

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

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

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

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

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]