Litchfield County area teams ready for upcoming football season

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen Torrington linemen get ready to take part in a drill this offseason.

High school football. What else proves so effectively that, as soon as one good thing ends, another begins? Sure, summer’s almost over. But, after the first week of practice in full pads, several hundred area kids can tell you it’s still plenty hot. For some, being the first teams on the playing fields (the other […]

FCIAC Football 2014: Staples preview

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Vitals Coach: Marce Petroccio (22nd year, 185-56) Conference: FCIAC West Playoff Class: LL (930 boys enrollment) Home: Staples Stadium 2013 Record: 8-3 (8-2 FCIAC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs Xavier, 7 p.m. Captains: Jake Melnick, Teddy Coogan, Jackson Hoebermann, Mat Jacowleff Team website: | MaxPreps page Top players Teddy Coogan, 6-2, 190, Sr., QB Jake Melnick, 5-10, 180, […]

Girls Basketball: Masuk coach steps down

Masuk girls basketball coach Ann Odoy is stepping down, according to the Connecticut Post’s Doug Bonjour. Athletic director John DeGennaro confirmed  Odoy’s resignation after three seasons to the Post Thursday.  Odoy took over for Dave Strong, the state’s career leader in wins for girls basketball coaches, three years ago. Odoy, a member of the state’s 2,000 point […]

CIAC Board of Control approves 2015 football playoff system

Connecticut’s high school football playoff proposal for 2015 has been approved by the CIAC’s board of control, the state organization announced Friday. The new system, which was proposed by the CIAC’s football committee and approved by the state’s medical board, returns the postseason to a four-division, three-round format with four state champions. The semifinal round game […]

SWC Football 2014: New Milford preview

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Above: Highlight reel for New Milford junior QB Tyler Hansen, who started a majority of last year in place of injured QB Jamie Portunado. The two are battling for the full-time position in 2014. Vitals Coach: Larry Badaracco (1st year) Conference: SWC Colonial Playoff Class: LL (708 boys enrollment) Home: New Milford HS Field 2013 Record: 4-7 (3-7 SWC) 2014 […]

NVL Football 2014: Seymour preview

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Vitals Coach: Tom Lennon (6th season, 17-34) Conference: NVL Copper Division Playoff Class: S (320 boys enrollment) Home: DeBarber Field 2013 Record: 6-5 (6-3 NVL) 2014 Kickoff: Amity. Sept. 11, 7 p.m. Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Joey Salemme, 5-8, 180, Sr., RB Greg Chase-Patrick, 5-9, 170, Sr., RB Julian Falcioni, 5-10, 180, Sr., DL […]

SWC Football 2014: Brookfield preview

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Vitals Coach: Rich Angarano (15th year, 106-65) Conference: SWC Patriot Playoff Class: M (441 boys enrollment) Home: Brookfield Stadium Field 2013 Record: 11-4 (SWC runners up, Class M runners up) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Masuk, 7 p.m. Captains: Gabe Pompette Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Bobby Drysdale, Jr. RB/LB (6-1, 210) Austin Reich, Jr. RB/LB (5-9, 215) Dan Jackson, Sr. WR/DB […]

Fairfield Prep graduate Nick Crowle named National Football Foundation scholar-athlete finalist

Former Fairfield Prep all-state LB Nick Crowle (Photo John Vanacore for the Register)

Fairfield Prep graduate Nick Crowle was announced as one of 36 finalists for the National Football Foundation’s High School National Scholar-Athlete award. The National Football Foundation will choose one National Scholar-Athletes from five regions. The five winners will be announced during the week of Oct.9 and will be honored at the NFF Chapter Awards Luncheon […]

ECC Football 2014: Norwich Free Academy preview

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Above: Highlight reel for NFA senior RB/LB Khaleed Exum-Strong, one of Connecticut’s top-returning players. Vitals Coach: Jemal Davis (7th year, 48-18) Conference: ECC Large Playoff Class: LL (1,082 boys enrollment) Home: NFA Turf Field, Norwich 2013 Record: 8-3 (3-1 ECC Large, lost to Southington in Class LL quarterfinals) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 19 vs. East Lyme. 6:30 p.m. Captains: Khaleed Exum-Strong, Marc D’Elia Team […]

SWC Football 2014: Weston preview

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Vitals Coach: Chris Pace (1st year) Conference: SWC Patriot Playoff Class: M (409 boys enrollment) Home: Weston High Stadium Field 2013 Record: 3-8 (3-7 SWC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Bethel, 7 p.m. Captains: Peter Lummis, Blake Wetly, Michael Santa-Maria, Sam Panton Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Peter Lummis, Sr. RB (5-11, 210) Sam Panton, Sr. RB/WR (5-11, 182) Jason Lawrence, Soph. […]

SCC Football 2014: Notre Dame-West Haven preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Notre Dame-West Haven sophomore Nico Ragaini, who is expected to be one of the top receivers in the SCC. Vitals Coach: Tom Marcucci (23rd year, 153-71-6) Conference: SCC Division I East Playoff Class: L (622 boys enrollment) Home: Veteran’s Stadium, West Haven 2013 Record: 5-6 2014 Kickoff: St. Joseph, Sept. 11, […]

CIAC launches concussion education website

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Parents, coaches and athletes can get information about the new state concussion education law and the CIAC’s policies on concussion awareness at a new website launched Wednesday. The CIAC’s provieds in-depth tools and resources to help athletes learn about the causes, diagnosis and treatments for concussions. The site has links explaining the Concussion new education state […]