Football: Xavier’s Tanner Kern to play in NUC All-American game

Xavier offensive lineman Tanner Kern (78), left, makes a block against Shelton in the Class LL-Small state championship game on Dec. 13. 
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Xavier senior offensive lineman Tanner Kern will play in next week’s National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) All-American game. Kern will be a member of the North team, who takes on the South on Dec. 30 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. FOOTBALL 2014: It all starts up front, so here are four […]

Football: Amity coach Bert Mozealous retires

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Amity football coach Bert Mozealous has retired, Amity athletic director Ernie Goodwin confirmed on Thursday. Goodwin said via e-mail: Yes, after approximately 40 years of service to Amity Regional High School Football, Bert Mozealous has retired from the position. Mozealous, the head coach since 2010, compiled a 20-32 record with the Spartans. Amity finished 3-8 […]

Football: Notre Dame-Fairfield’s Boynton, Waterford’s Ellis resign

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Notre Dame-Fairfield football coach Ted Boynton and Waterford’s Mike Ellis both resigned Wednesday. Boynton, a teacher at Law, was head coach at Notre Dame for two seasons and was 2-20, including a 1-10 mark this year. His only victory was a 34-27 win over Crosby during the SWC-NVL Challenge in Week 6. He also had […]

The 2014 CHSCA All-State Football Teams: FIRST TEAM

Shelton quarterback Mark Piccirillo.
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The 2013 Connecticut All-State Football First team as selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. Class Teams: CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S Note: Positions are not official, according to the The Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We’ve adding positions as a public service to show which positions the athletes played. […]

CHSCA All-State Football Teams: CLASS LL

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The 2013 Connecticut All-State Football First team as selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. FIRST TEAM | Other Class Teams: CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S Note: Positions are not official, according to the The Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We’re adding positions as a public service to show which positions the athletes played. OFFENSE Colton Smith, Fairfield Prep (QB/DB) Khaleed […]

CHSCA All-State Football Teams: CLASS L

Windsor's Jordan Knight (Photo John Vanacore)

The 2013 Connecticut All-State Football First team as selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. FIRST TEAM | Other Class Teams: CLASS LL | CLASS M | CLASS S Note: Positions are not official, according to the The Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We’re adding positions as a public service to show which positions the athletes played. OFFENSE Jason Bradley, Naugatuck (QB) Mike Collins, […]

CHSCA All-State Football Teams: CLASS M

Brookfield's Bobby Drysdale breaks a tackle. Drysdale rushed for a game-high 118 yards and a touchdown. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

The 2013 Connecticut All-State Football First team as selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. FIRST TEAM | Other Class Teams: CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS S Note: Positions are not official, according to the The Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We’re adding positions as a public service to show which positions the athletes played. OFFENSE Jake Kasuba, Foran (QB) Vincent Gambino, […]

CHSCA All-State Football Teams: CLASS S

Valley Regional/Old Lyme's Justin Cheverier tries to break a tackle during the Class L-Large final vs. Ansonia (Photo John Vanacore)

The 2013 Connecticut All-State Football First team as selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. FIRST TEAM | Other Class Teams: CLASS LL | CLASS M | CLASS M Note: Positions are not official, according to the The Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We’re adding positions as a public service to show which positions the athletes played. OFFENSE Rayshawn Phillips, Capital Prep (QB/DB) Jake […]

Jimmy Zanor: A memorable season and game for Valley Regional / Old Lyme

Valley Regional / Old Lyme's players celebrate with fans after their 21-20 victory over Ansonia in the Class S-Large championship (Photo John Vanacore)

Someday, when I’m old and grey, I’ll be sitting in my rocking chair on Christmas morning, watching my grandchildren toss their new football’s around the house. They’ll stop for a moment, walk over and sit on my lap and ask, “Grampa, what’s the greatest football game you ever saw?” And I’ll sit back, smile and […]

Final 2014 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Football Poll: Southington unanimous No. 1

Southington's football team raises its fingers and the Class LL-Large trophy to the sky following their 49-0 victory over NFA. For the second consecutive year, Southington was voted the No. 1 team in the state by the state's media.

It’s unanimous. Unbeaten Class LL-Large champion Southington (12-0) was voted the No. 1 team in the final Register Top 10 media poll. It’s the first time the Blue Knights have ended the season at No. 1. Southington dominated Norwich Free Academy, 49-0, in the championship game to win its second straight title, and third overall. […]

State football championship notebook: Capital Prep feels like it belongs

Capital Prep's Rayshawn Phillips celebrates his eventual winning touchdown in the Class S-Small title game.

Capital Prep/Achievement First surprised most pundits by edging North Branford 20-13 to capture the Class S-Small state championship Saturday at Arute Field on the campus of Central Connecticut State. It was the first state title for the Trailblazers, who reached the postseason for the fourth straight year. Capital Prep had suffered three consecutive quarterfinal losses […]

Here are the final Connecticut football MaxPreps Freeman computer rankings

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Here are the final Ned Freeman CalPreps/MaxPreps computer rankings of Connecticut’s high school football teams: MaxPreps display | CalPreps display Here’s how the rankings are calculated. RANKINGS (Record/Rating/Schedule Strength) 1. New Canaan (11-1/46.9/26.2) 2. Southington (12-0/45.6/11.3) 3. Darien (12-1/45.1/21.4) 4. Xavier (9-3/41.3/27.2) 5. St. Joseph (11-2/40.0/17.3) 6. Shelton (12-1/39.7/18.9) 7. Windsor (12-0/39.4/8.0) 8. Newtown (12-1/38.8/18.0) […]

Final Day of New London Coaches Top 10 Poll: Southington is No. 1

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Class LL-Large champion Southington was voted No. 1 in the final Day of New London coaches poll released this evening. But it wasn’t unanimous like the GameTimeCT / Register poll. Windsor did receive one of the 13 first-place votes. Otherwise, The Day’s poll just about followed the GameTimeCT / Register poll in order, except at the end […]

Pooch’s Final Top 10 Football Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the FINAL GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll of the 2014 season. The Poll will be posted on-line later tonight on GameTimeCT and appear in Tuesday’s print editions of the New Haven Register. 1. Southington 2. New Canaan 3. Darien 4. Windsor 5. St. Joseph 6. Xavier 7. Shelton […]

Here’s how the Hartford Courant sees the final 2014 football Top 10

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The Hartford Courant’s final 2014 high school football rankings have been released. No stunner here: Southington is No. 1. Keep in mind, this isn’t a poll, but a ranking by the Courant’s staff and written by Tom Yantz. 1. Southington (12-0) 2. Windsor (12-0) 3. New Canaan (11-1) 4. Darien (12-1) 5. St. Joseph (11-2) 6. Valley Regional/Old […]

Here’s a replay of the Shelton fumble at the end regulation in the LL-Small final

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Xavier is your 2014 Class LL-Large state champions, a 28-27 overtime winner over Shelton. But did Shelton’s Mark Piccirillo really fumble on the goal line at the end of regulation? We’ve seen multiple angles of the play shot by various photographers, some amateur some professionals, and none of them absolutely conclusive. The best was this […]

Final CIAC State Championship Football Scoreboard (plus WFSB highlight reel)

The Valley Regional sideline celebrates their win over Ansonia for the State Class S-Large title (Photo John Vanacore)

Links to all eight GameTime CT state championship stories. Highlights reels, above, provided by WFSB-3. You can also relive all the Twitter chatter from the games on the Live Blog Replay. Class S-Large VALLEY REGIONAL/OL 21, Ansonia 20 — Class S-Small CAPITAL PREP/AF 20, North Branford 13 — Class L-Large NEW CANAAN 21, Darien 20 […]

FCIAC realigns football divisions for 2015-16, to play 9 games in effort to preserve final

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In effort to keep its league championship game, the FCIAC board of directors has approved realignment into two divisions and preserving the annual league title game, according to an email from executive director John Kuczo to the league’s athletic directors. The FCIAC’s executive board of directors approved the new alignment on Dec. 11, according to […]