Thanksgiving Week High School Football Live Updates [Friday & Saturday]

Mike Kreiger, who amassed close to 3,000 yards of total offense, returns to lead the Red Raiders at QB. Derby is hoping his bout with mono doesn't last until the season opener.

Follow along as Thanksgiving Week Football continues with six games Friday — including Derby at Shelton, 5:30 — and 10 games Saturday. Here’s the latest Thanksgiving Week results, schedule and story links. On Friday, Derby has a shot to qualify for the Class S playoffs if it can pull off a massive upset over Shelton. […]

Central-Harding football game suspended after shots fired; Harding wins Friday [Updated]

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The annual Central vs. Harding Thanksgiving Day football game was suspended with 5:03 remaining when shots were fired near Hedges Field at Harding School. The Connecticut Post, citing police scanner reports, reported that t shots were fired at approximately 11:50 a.m at the corner of Boston and Central Ave. Police described five males wearing all […]

Sebastian, West Haven eliminate Fairfield Prep to win (possibly) McCarthy’s final game

Brandon Sebastian scores a touchdown during the West Haven 21-14 victory over Fairfield Prep (Photo Bill O'Brien)

WEST HAVEN >> Could the Jesuits get in the postseason with a win and would West Haven coach Ed McCarthy, the state’s career leading in coaching wins, get one last win in what may possibly be his last game of his storied coaching career? Brandon Sebastian’s 17-yard touchdown run with 36 seconds gone by in […]

Thanksgiving Week High School Football Schedule [Updated, 6:05 p.m. Thursday]

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Note: Due to inclement weather reports for this week, especially Wednesday night Nov. 26, all Thanksgiving Day eve games were moved. Decisions on Thanksgiving Day games are still being made. Check back here for constant updates. GAMETIMECT PLAYOFF SCENARIOS Tuesday, November 25 CCC DIV. I EAST Manchester 32, E.Hartford 28 CCC DIV. II WEST Windsor 46, […]

The Clinch Is In: Wild Thanksgiving Turns Class LL upside-down, plus other updated playoff scenarios

The CIAC Football Qualifiers as of Thanksgiving Night, Nov. 27, 2014. Five spots remain.

There weren’t as many games as usual on Thanksgiving Day, but that didn’t make Connecticut’s sports holiday any less nutty — especially in Class LL where the impossible became possible. Incredibly Greenwich, Fairfield Prep and McMahon were all sent packing, allowing Xavier and New Britain to celebrate Christmas on Thanksgiving with state playoff berths. Staples […]

Football: No. 10 Ansonia dominates Naugatuck to claim NVL title

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ANSONIA >> Rivalry games often bring out the best in an athlete, especially for a senior playing in their final Thanksgiving Day contest. Such was the case for Ansonia’s unheralded senior linebacker Tyler Doy, listed at just 5 feet 6 and 160 pounds. During a series late in the second quarter, Doy made consecutive sacks […]

Football: Notre Dame-West Haven wins Green Bowl, clinches Class L state playoff berth

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HAMDEN >> There was no mathematical formula needed to determine Notre Dame-West Haven’s postseason hopes, just one, simple thing: win Thursday’s Green Bowl. Notre Dame did accomplish that, defeating host Hamden 35-28 to secure a spot in the Class L state playoffs beginning Dec. 6. “When we were sitting at 1-2, looking at what we […]

Bobby Trifone’s overtime pick completes Darien’s comeback, delivers FCIAC championship

Darien celebrates its 28-21 overtime victory over New Canaan in the FCIAC Championship at Boyle Stadium in Stamford (Photo by Sean Patrick Bowley)

STAMFORD >> Bobby Trifone saw the ball and a title there for the taking. Grab it, and the Blue Wave would be the undefeated, undisputed FCIAC Champions with a victory over arch-rival New Canaan. Miss it and, well, his coach and dad joked that he might not have been allowed to sleep home on Thanksgiving. […]

Football: Wilbur Cross tops Hillhouse, captures Elm City Bowl

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J.L. Gomez-Stafford of Wilbur Cross pulls down a pass completion against Kishon Shields and Marlon Hagwood of Hillhouse during fourth quarter football action at Wilbur Cross.

NEW HAVEN >> Wilbur Cross isn’t qualifying for the state tournament. But the thing that really mattered most was beating rival Hillhouse in the Elm City Bowl. The Governors took care of business and picked up an 8-6 victory at home on Thanksgiving. The Governors end the year at 7-5 and stopped a streak of […]

Football: North Haven runs past Amity, clinches spot in playoffs

North Haven's Cole Pecora stiff arms an Amity defender in the Indians 40-20 win over Amity. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

NORTH HAVEN >> The ground game has been the bread and butter for the North Haven football team this season and on Thursday it worked to perfection against Amity. Tom Gallagher had 13 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns, Mike Montaro had 12 carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns and Cole Pecora had […]

Davis delivers as Sheehan shuts out Lyman Hall in Carini Bowl

Sheehan's seniors celebrate their Carini Bowl victory over Lyman Hall (Photo via Sheehan Athletics)

WALLINGFORD >> The Battle of Wallingford was over early. Sheehan put up four touchdowns in the first half and coasted to a 28-0 win over city rival Lyman Hall in front of 1,200 in the 43rd Carini Bowl at Fitzgerald Field Thursday morning. Lyman Hall leads the series 26-17, but this is the third win […]

Football: Staples runs over Greenwich, dashes playoff hopes for Cardinals

Staples' Teddy Coogan moves the ball upfield against Greenwich Thursday morning. Photo by Andy Hutchison

GREENWICH >> With Staples High School’s strong running game going up against host Greenwich’s stingy run defense, something had to give in the annual Thanksgiving Day clash. The Wreckers gave it some thought and opted to resort to the passing game. It worked as they rode a trio of first half touchdowns through the air […]

Kasuba, special teams defense, propel Foran to 7th-straight win over Law

Foran's Jake Kasuba poses with former Foran QB Jake White. Kasuba, the SCC's all-time leader in passing yards, broke White's record. (Photo @TheBiggJP on Twitter)

MILFORD >> Perhaps the biggest difference between the football teams at Foran and Jonathan Law this fall was in big-play capability. Both teams had rebounded from slow starts to the season and were peaking on Thursday at the Vito DeVito Complex. But the Lions, due largely to the talents of senior quarterback Jake Kasuba, featured […]

Leatherwood lifts Platt to Stoddard Bowl victory over Maloney

Derek Turner / GameTime CT photo: Platt celebrates its seventh-straight Stoddard Bowl victory.

MERIDEN >> Tyzhan Leatherwood rushed 43 times, including for three touchdowns, as Platt won its seventh straight Stoddard Bowl, 21-13 at Falcon Field on Thanksgiving. Leatherwood was named Most Outstanding Player. Leading 14-13 after Maloney’s Handy Ellison punched the ball in from the 1-yard line with 4:43 left in the third and missed the extra point, Leatherwood […]

Bligen leads Platt Tech over O’Brien Tech to win Seven-Mile Trophy

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MILFORD >> Adonis Bligen smiled, knowing the Thanksgiving turkey would taste a little better Thursday afternoon. It was pretty easy for him to think that way after he rushed for 164 yards, scored two touchdowns and had a key interception late in the fourth quarter as Platt Tech defeated O’Brien Tech, 12-6, to win the […]

Football: Warde beats Ludlowe to finish season with program best record

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FAIRFIELD >> If Ryan Brown had it his way the Fairfield Warde football would be undefeated. That hasn’t been the script for the senior receiver this season, but Thursday’s finale was one he was pretty happy with. On Thanksgiving morning at Tetreau/Davis Field, Brown caught three touchdowns and Warde defeated rival Ludlowe 27-12 to finish the […]

Football: Ober, Coginchaug roll past Cromwell to finish season 9-2

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Coginchaug junior Parker Tregoning races towards the end zone in the Blue Devils' 50-0 win over Coginchaug on Thursday.

DURHAM >> After a group of volunteers spent the morning shoveling tons of snow off the Coginchaug Stadium turf field, the Blue Devils flexed their own muscles with a dominating 50-0 victory over Cromwell in the Home of the Brave Bowl on Thursday. Coginchaug, which finished 9-2 for the second consecutive season, just missed qualifying […]

WATCH LIVE: HS Football’s Oldest Rivalry NFA at New London, 10:30 a.m. on CPTV Sports

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New London and Norwich Free Academy — the Country’s Oldest High School Football Rivalry — kicks off at 10 a.m. You can watch it live on CPTV Sports right here via YouTube. Both teams desperately need to win to reach the state playoffs. NFA in Class LL and New London in Class M. New London […]

THANKSGIVING DAY Primer, Broadcast Links and Live Update Blog

The scene at Boyle Stadium in Stamford should be similar to this one from 2008 when Darien and New Canaan last faced off for the FCIAC Championship

Thanksgiving Day is supposed to the best sporting day on the state’s calendar. But some annoying (just annoying, not armageddon) early winter weather Wednesday left schools playing Thursday panicked and us with a truncated schedule. COMPLETE THANKSGIVING DAY SCHEDULE Never fear, with the exception of one or two games, the big boys are playing on […]