Anthony Lucibello resigns as East Haven football coach

Anthony Lucibello during his time as East Haven's football coach. According to East Haven, Lucibello resigned Thursday  after a season and a half. Arnold Gold — Register

Anthony Lucibello has resigned as East Haven’s football coach for personal reasons, school principal Vincent DiNuzzo confirmed Friday. DiNuzzo said the school received Lucibello’s resignation letter Thursday. Assistant Jim Vicaro has been named Lucibello’s replacement. Vicaro coached the team in its 40-7 loss to Foran on Thursday night. “‘Personal reasons’ is the crux of what […]

Week 8 High School Football Primer and Live Updates

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Halloween is upon us everywhere (except Newington, kind of) so the Week 8 schedule is all over the map, with a horde of games Thursday night and Saturday afternoon, presumably to allow coaches to take their little ones out Trick-or-Treatin’ So that just means more games to watch for you, dear football fans. But for […]

Football: Law rides German to third-consecutive victory, 28-27 over Guilford

Guilford's Jack Six (56) and Tony Pensa (7) try to take down Law's Giovanni Marzullo Thursday (Photo Dave Philips)

GUILFORD – If Max German is sore for the next couple of days, it’s understandable. The Law senior running back carried the ball 36 times for 306 yards rushing and three touchdowns, while playing defensive end as the Lawmen edged Guilford, 28-27, Thursday night at Kavanaugh Field. “This is another confidence builder,” said Law coach […]

Football: McKnight brushes off injury as No. 8 Ansonia holds off Wolcott

Ansonia's Jai'Quan McKnight runs for a 45-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Ansonia's 48-27 victory over Wolcott (Screen cap Sean Patrick Bowley)

ANSONIA >> It was a routine run for a short gain, but it was followed by a blood-curdling yelp. A season and a career began flashing through the mind of Ansonia quarterback Jai’Quan McKnight. The senior was writhing around in pain, unable to look at his right leg as coaches and trainers tended to him […]

Week 8 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Thursday, Oct. 30 CCC INTER Glastonbury 31, Conard 21 Hall 35, S.Windsor 3 ECC INTER Plainfield 48, Fitch 15 Waterford 34, Griswold 14 NVL COPPER Derby 62, Seymour 44 NVL INTER Ansonia 48, Wolcott 27 Holy Cross 41, Watertown 0 Naugatuck 54, Crosby 12 Oxford 48, S.Heart/Kaynor 6 Woodland 50, Wilby 14 PEQUOT UNCAS SMSA/University […]

Football: Derby’s offense hits on all cylinders in win over Seymour

Derby receiver Jake Finnucan makes a reception for a touchdown.
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DERBY >> Quarterback Michael Kreiger was his effective self for Derby against rival Seymour Thursday. But Derby’s offense also displayed some balance, and that combination was too much for the Wildcats to overcome. Although the teams combined for 16 touchdowns, the host Red Raiders scored on the game’s first play from scrimmage and never trailed. […]

Thursday’s NH County football roundup: Williams leads Branford over Lyman Hall

Branford 18, Lyman Hall 6 >> Carl Williams rushed for a game-high 273 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries for Branford in an SCC Division II West home game. Zach DeGoursey and Russell Morales also scored for the Hornets (2-5, 2-0). Pat Patrell caught a touchdown pass from Steve Grammatico in the first quarter […]

Football: North Haven starts slow, eventually pounds Hillhouse

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NORTH HAVEN >> With the postseason on the line in every game from this point on, North Haven is well aware of the importance of each play. No one needed to relay this message to the Indians’ defense. After a slow start, the Indians forced four turnovers in the first half. They ended up turning […]

Football: Derek Turner’s week 8 CCC games to watch

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We don’t have much time this week, the first games are starting shortly. So lets get started. This week we have three days of games starting tonight with Glastonbury. The Tomahawks will try to keep winning and keep playoff hopes alive. The “game of the week” will match-up the top scoring offense in the conference […]

Football: Husky Huskies pushing Morgan toward playoffs

Running back Jake Ward and Morgan face unbeaten Valley Regional/Old Lyme on Friday. 
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Football Week 8: Morgan at Valley Regional/Old Lyme, Friday, 6:30 CLINTON >> Morgan’s offensive line, with its size and physicality, has developed into one of the best units in the state. But perhaps the most important factor in the line’s success has been experience. The group has played side by side since the fourth grade, […]

Pooch’s Week 8 Greater New Haven Football Predictions (Friday-Saturday games)

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Valley Regional/Old Lyme quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre eludes North Branford's Adam Campagna (59) in the Warriors 31-7 win Thursday night. Photo by Jimmy Zanor

THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT Morgan at Valley Regional/Old Lyme • When: Friday, 6:30 p.m. • Where: Valley Regional High, Deep River • Records: Morgan 6-1; Valley Regional/Old Lyme 7-0 • Players to watch: Morgan — Jake Ward, Sr., RB/SS; Chucky Kostek, Jr., QB; Jake Teuner, Sr., OL/DE; Valley Regional/Old Lyme — Chris Jean-Pierre, Sr., QB/DB/P; Justin […]

Football: Middletown area preview and picks

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Valley Regional/Old Lyme senior Evan Smith and the Warriors battle Morgan tonight at Blythe Field in Deep River.

  MIDDLETOWN >> Xavier needs a win in the worst way, Middletown hopes to tighten its grip on a playoff spot, Coginchaug faces a must-win game, and Valley  has a challenge at home. Also, Haddam-Killingworth will look to extend its winning streak to four and Cromwell and Vinal Tech/East Hampton/Goodwin Tech will try to get […]

Week 8 High School Football Games to Watch

Valley Regional/Old Lyme senior quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre had two TD runs and a pair of touchdown passes in the Warriors 56-6 win on Saturday. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

WEEK 8′s FOOTBALL SCHEDULE / RESULTS  | LIVE UPDATES Note: Thursday night games not included. Morgan at Valley Regional/Old Lyme WHERE – Richard Blythe Field, Deep River WHEN – Friday, 6:30 RECORDS – Morgan 6-1, Valley 7-0 LAST YEAR – Valley 51-6 ON THE AIR – OUTLOOK – Valley served notice to the rest of the […]

Sean Patrick Bowley’s Audibles: Your statewide guide to Week 8′s Games (plus Bing Crosby sings!)

The Week 8 high school football slate gets cooking with a bunch of pre-Halloween games (Photo by Peter Hvizdak)

League championship night meant we had to put off a full slate of ‘Audibles’ for Week 8. You got a taste last night, now we’ve posted the rest. We’ve refrained from making any Halloween references because, well, Newington’s school district might get upset with us. Well, except this parable from good ol’ Bing Crosby. Loved […]

Pooch’s Week 8 Greater New Haven Football Predictions (Thursday’s games)

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THURSDAY’S GAMES •  Wolcott (5-1) at No. 8 Ansonia (6-1), 6 p.m.: Interesting contest pitting Wolcott’s passing game against the Chargers’ effective ground attack. The Eagles have never beaten Ansonia. Pooch’s pick: Ansonia. •  Oxford (0-6) at Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech (0-7), 6 p.m.: Oxford seeks its first victory as a member of the Naugatuck Valley […]

Doug Cotto is no longer Bunnell’s football coach

Bunnell coach Doug Cotto (Photo Sean Patrick Bowley)

Doug Cotto confirmed Wednesday that he is no longer Bunnell’s football coach. Cotto, 32, spent just a year and a half as Bunnell’s coach. He had been placed on administrative leave following allegations that he’d made ‘inappropriate comments’ to one of his players early last week. Cotto declined to comment further, “There’s no point,” he […]

CCC Football Notebook: Glastonbury rolling once again; Hall QB done

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Above: Donevin O’Reilly’s highlight reel vs. Manchester last week. The back scored two touchdowns in the 14-13 victory. GLASTONBURY>> It was a tough start to the season for the Glastonbury football team with losses to No. 1 Southington and Hall by a combined nine points. But since then the Tomahawks have won five straight and clinched […]

Hopkins’ Jake Moscarelli voted GameTimeCT Star of Week 7


With an enormous ground performance at Long Island Lutheran, Hopkins’ Jake Moscarelli has narrowly been voted the GameTimeCT Star of Week 7. He won the vote by a mere 0.76 percent over Bunnell’s Adam Wojenski, who received 33 percent of the vote. Notre Dame’s Kameron Matthews came in third place with 24 percent of the […]