The Clinch Is In: Ansonia, Naugatuck, Wolcott first NVL teams to qualify for football playoffs

The CIAC playoff qualifiers through Saturday, Nov. 22. Seventeen teams have clinched the 32 spots.

More than half of the CIAC state playoff field has been decided. Ansonia and Naugatuck unofficially clinched CIAC state playoff berths on Friday night of Week 11. Ansonia clinched when Wolcott defeated Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech on Friday night. Naugatuck clinched with a 56-41 win over St. Paul. WEEK 11 SCOREBOARD The two Thanksgiving Day rivals […]

Hall wins Mayor’s Cup over Conard in shutout, inches toward playoff berth

Hall celebrates its 21-0 victory over Conard in the Mayor's Cup Saturday, Nov. 22 in West Hartford. The Warriors moved within points of qualifying for the state playoffs with the victory (Photo John Nestor)

WEST HARTFORD >> With the annual Hall-Conard football game up for grabs, John Wells and Hayden Souza snatched the victory for the Warriors. Wells caught a touchdown pass and Souza made a clutch interception, both in the fourth quarter, to spark Hall to a 21-0 victory over Conard in the battle for the Mayor’s Cup […]

Football: Slowik’s interceptions help Derby hold off Woodland

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Ben Slowik had three interceptions, a fumble recovery and caught a touchdown pass as Derby held off Woodland 20-19 in Derby on Friday and secured the most wins in a season since 1992. Slowik intercepted Woodland’s Mike Kenney on back-to-back possessions to end the game and had 15 tackles. Mike Kreiger ran nine times for […]

Football: Torrington puts up 75 points in record victory over Crosby

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WATERBURY >> Torrington and Crosby scored every time they got the ball until the Red Raiders forced a punt and a fumble late in the second quarter of a 75-57 Torrington win at Crosby High School Friday night. The combined 132 points scored were the second-highest total in state history, just one point behind the […]

Week 11 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Thursday, Nov. 20 SWC CHAMPIONSHIP at Pomperaug Newtown 42, Brookfield 0 CSC Prince 28, Platt Tech 0 ECC SMALL Plainfield 47, Woodstock 7 NVL INTER Oxford 34, Wilby 14 Seymour 53, Watertown 7 SCC INTER Sheehan 31, Branford 14 OTHERS East Lyme 21, Law 14 Friday, Nov. 21 CCC INTER Bloomfield 40, Fermi 6 E.Catholic […]

Football: West Haven’s McCarthy yet to resign as head coach

West Haven's Ed McCarthy (left) is presented a retirement ball by Hand coach Steve Filippone earlier this year. (File Photo Dave Phillips)

West Haven football coach Ed McCarthy has yet to hand in a resignation letter. McCarthy, 68, said in August this would be his 32nd and final season at West Haven. McCarthy wouldn’t confirm whether he will return in 2015, but did say he hasn’t written a letter of resignation yet. “My thoughts are with the […]

Football: Derek Turner’s week 11 CCC games to watch

Since there are only four games being played involving Central Connecticut Conference teams, this will be a short preview of all of them. We will have a preview of all Thanksgiving Day games soon. This week we have the first of the Thanksgiving week rivalry games with maybe the biggest of them all, Hall vs. […]

Football: Davis’ 4 TDs lead Sheehan past Branford

Branford's Zach DeGoursey is tackled by Sheehan's Trevor Angeletti and Dave laplante. (Photo by Dave Phillips)

BRANFORD >> Zach Davis only touched the ball a couple of times in the first half Thursday night. A minor adjustment later and Davis was the big gun for Sheehan as he scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second half as the Titans rallied to knock off Branford, 31-14, at the James MacVeigh Alumni Athletic […]

Dunn MVP but defense stars as Newtown rolls past Brookfield in final SWC Championship

Julian Dunn holds the ball up after catching a 39-yard pass in the SWC championship. Dunn was the MVP of the final game, which Newtown won 42-0.

SOUTHBURY >> There’s been no secret to Newtown’s success this year: Defense. Defense. And more defense. No matter what troubles the Nighthawks’ potentially explosive offense might run into, the defense has been a tried and trusty sidekick during this undefeated 2014 season. Heck, it might even be the star of Newtown’s show. It certainly was […]

Football: Kelley, Bleau lead Seymour past Watertown

Seymour 53, Watertown 7 >> Jaylen Kelley completed 9 of 16 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns for the visiting Wildcats in this Naugatuck Valley League victory. Jake Bleau (four catches, 96 yards), Jack Osiecki and Julian Falcioni each caught touchdown passes for Seymour (7-3). Joey Salemme rushed 19 times for 170 yards and […]

Football: West Haven’s Ed McCarthy reverses decision, to return in 2015

West Haven coach Ed McCarthy speaks with an official during his team's 35-34 victory over Xavier,  October 18, 2013. (Peter Hvizdak, Register)

According to a tweet sent out by Mike Maders, the editor of WestieBlue.com and a GameTimeCT Contributor, West Haven football coach Ed McCarthy “likely” will not retire at season’s end. McCarthy, who will complete his 44th season on Thanksgiving Day against Fairfield Prep, is the state’s all-time wins leader with 331 victories. Attempts by New Haven […]

Week 11 HS Football & SWC Championship Primer and Live Update Blog

QB Jacob Burden and Newtown will attempt to win their third consecutive SWC Championship Thursday night vs. Brookfield. The Hawks face Masuk on Wednesday night to close out the regular season. (Photo Peter Paguaga)

It’s a light week in Connecticut high school football. But there are still a few games of note as we gear up for Thanksgiving Week. Tonight is the SWC Championship between Newtown and Brookfield at Pomperaug at 7 p.m.. Newtown won the first meeting 21-14 and is going for its third-straight title. This is the […]

The (final) SWC Championship preview capsule: Brookfield vs. Newtown

Newtown's Jaret DeVellis tries to run through tackles from Peter Manesis (10) and Austin Reich (34) during the regular-season on Oct. 24. Newtown won 21-14 (Photo by Peter Paguaga)

 SWC Championship WHEN – Thursday, 7 WHERE – Arum Sports Complex, Pomperaug HS, Southbury RECORDS – Newtown 10-0, Brookfield 9-1 ON THE AIR – IvyRadio LAST MEETING – Newtown 21-14 (Oct. 24) 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP – Newtown 28, Brookfield 7 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY Newtown (8-4 overall, 4-1 WCC, 4-3 SWC) 1980: W — Immaculate, 21-0 1981: W […]

Pooch’s Week 11 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Seymour's Joe Salemme looks for room around the corner as  Ansonia's Witold Gul attempts to tackle during last year's nailbiter, a 21-20 Ansonia victory at Ansonia. The Valley rivals tangle again Thursday night. (File photo)

THURSDAY’S GAMES Platt Tech (2-6) at Prince Tech (7-2), 2 p.m.: Prince Tech is still in the hunt for a Class S playoff berth. Pooch’s pick: Prince Tech. Seymour (6-3) at Watertown (1-8), 6 p.m.: Seymour has been mathematically eliminated from the postseason, so the Wildcats are just playing for pride now. Pooch’s pick: Seymour. […]

Bowen Field: A look at its past and future

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By Evan Lips elips@nhregister.com NEW HAVEN >> The football field at James Hillhouse High School derives its name from a beloved educator and athlete who died in a 15-foot plunge after tumbling through a school window, apparently in a failed effort to breathe in fresh air. The date was Aug. 9, 1948. Emmons J. “Chick” […]

Advance Thanksgiving Week Football Ticket Information

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64th Green Bowl Tickets for the Notre Dame vs. Hamden Green Bowl Game on Thanksgiving morning at 10:30 am at Hamden High School will be sold at both schools prior to the game. General Admission is $5. Children under 12 years old, $3. All General Admission tickets at the game will be $6 At Notre Dame, tickets […]

Branford’s Griffin Lynch voted GameTimeCT Football Star of Week 10

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Branford’s Griffin Lynch has been voted the GameTimeCT football star of Week 10 following the Hornets’ 20-18 victory over Hillhouse. Lynch, a sophomore who served in a backup role for most of the season, completed 11 of 25 passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns to lead Branford to its third victory of the year. […]

CCC football: Northwest Catholic eyes state, division titles

WEST HARTFORD >> With its lone loss clearly behind it, the Northwest Catholic High football team is looking forward. The Indians have won three straight and are 9-1 after a hard-fought 30-22 victory over Platt in Meriden on Friday night. With the win Northwest Catholic moved to No. 2 in the Class S playoff standings […]

CCC Football: Conard starting to click, face huge test in Hall

WEST HARTFORD >> The Conard High football team is putting everything together as of late and it couldn’t come at a better time. On a roll with two straight dominant wins, the Chieftains look to finish the season on a high note as they take on West Hartford rival Hall on Saturday at Hall High […]