Football: North Branford ready for unbeaten rival Valley Regional

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Week 4: North Branford at Valley Regional/Old Lyme NORTH BRANFORD  I n recent years, North Branford and Valley Regional/Old Lyme have developed quite the rivalry. But Valley has won four of its last five meetings with the Thunderbirds. The lone North Branford victory during that span came in 2012, when the Thunderbirds completed an unbeaten […]

Sean Patrick Bowley’s Audibles: The Week 4 Statewide High School Football Guide

St. Joseph's Mufasa Abdul-Basir during the Hogs' 28-14 victory over Darien last year. The FCIAC front-runners tangle at 3 p.m. Thursday

It was a short trip to Week 4 and there’s lots to look forward to today as we delve into another (late) edition of Audibles. Plenty of great matchups are on the docket, including a host of Thursday game like Ansonia-Seymour, St. Joseph-Darien, Hand-North Haven, Staples-Stamford and, of course, Valley-North Branford. On Friday we get […]

Pooch’s Picks: Week 4 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Mike Pucci’s WEEK 4 SPOTLIGHT North Branford at Valley Regional/Old Lyme • When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. • Where: Valley Regional, Deep River • Records: North Branford 3-0; Valley Regional/Old Lyme 3-0 • Players to watch: North Branford — Eddie Miller, Sr., QB/FS; Austin Calamita, Sr., SE/E; Mike Kaiser, Sr., OL/DE; Valley Regional/Old Lyme — Chris […]

Week 4 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Football Poll: Southington No. 1; Cheshire, Xavier move in

Cheshire's football team gets fired up before its 42-28 victory over West Haven Friday night. (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

Cheshire’s convincing 42-28 victory over West Haven on Friday night has lifted the Rams into the GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 poll heading into Week 4. Actually, it’s a Top 11 because Xavier (3-0) has made its debut as well alongside Hand (2-1) at No. 10. The Falcons are 3-0 and have allowed […]

The Day Top 10 Coaches Poll Weeks 3-4: New Canaan still No. 1, Southington No. 2

New Canaan's Matt DeMattia (right) lifts Matt  Cognetta into the air after Cognetta scored a clinching touchdown in New Canaan's 35-20 victory over Greenwich (Photo Peter Paguaga)

The Day of New London’s Top 10 Coaches Poll for Weeks 3-4 has been released and, while the No. 1 votes have consolidated a bit, the coaches differ significantly from the GameTimeCT / Register poll’s writers and broadcasters in the selection and placement of the state’s best 10 teams. In the coaches poll, New Canaan […]

Football: Ward runs for four TDs as Morgan puts away Hyde

Morgan running back Jake Ward rushed for 186 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-21 victory over Hyde.
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NEW HAVEN >> After a Hyde touchdown brought the Howling Wolves to within a touchdown against Morgan early in the fourth quarter, the visiting Huskies responded. Morgan drove 69 yards on 10 plays, capped by senior Jake Ward’s 8-yard touchdown run that silenced the Hyde faithful and swung the momentum back to the Huskies. Ward […]

Football: A memorable football day for Warriors at Old Lyme

Valley Regional/Old Lyme head coach Tim King, center, awarded game balls to his father, George C. King, left, and his uncle, Tim Keenan following the Warriors 42-7 win over Old Saybrook/ Westbrook on Saturday at Old Lyme High School. King and Keenan were members of the 1941 Old Lyme football team. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

OLD LYME >> Minutes after Valley Regional/Old Lyme had vanquished Old Saybrook/Westbrook, 42-7, Warriors senior Tajhay Marshall, a linebacker who moved to Old Lyme from Florida a few years ago, walked over and handed the game ball to George C. King. King, 91, the father of Valley head coach Tim King, was the quarterback for […]

High School Football Week 3 Schedule / Results / Story links

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 26 CCC DIV. I EAST Glastonbury 42, S.Windsor 0 CCC DIV. I WEST Southington 47, Simsbury 7 CCC DIV. II EAST Wethersfield 50, E.O. Smith 3 CCC DIV. II WEST Maloney 49, Farmington 20 Middletown 34, Brist.East. 7 Windsor 38, Brist.Cent. 6 CCC DIV. III EAST Berlin 42, Tolland 7 Platt 61, Plainville […]

Football: How the state’s top 10 teams fared Friday night

Team                              Fared                                                 Up next 1. Southington (3-0)    Def. Simsbury 47-7                         Bye week 2. Darien (2-0)             Saturday vs. Bassick, 1:30 p.m.          Thursday vs. St. Joseph, 3 p.m. 3. New Canaan (2-0)   Saturday vs. Greenwich, 1:30 p.m.  Thursday […]

Week 3′s High School Football Games To Watch

Wilbur Cross' Wali McKelvey readies a stiff-arm for incoming McMahon linebacker Ryan Restivo during the Governors' 29-14 opening victory on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

WEEK 2 RESULTS | WEEK 3 SCHEDULE  Holy Cross at Naugatuck WHEN – Friday, 7 WHERE – Veterans Field, Naugatuck RECORDS – Holy Cross 2-0, Naugatuck 1-0 ON THE AIR – WATR 1320-AM | CPTV Sports LAST YEAR – Naugatuck 50-20 PLAYERS TO WATCH — Holy Cross: Sr. FB/DE Gerron Pendarvis; Jr. QB Joe Kalosky; Sr. LB Mike Gugliotti; Naugatuck: Sr. […]

Pooch’s Picks: Week 3 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Mike Pucci’s WEEK 3 SPOTLIGHT Cheshire at No. 8 West Haven • When: Friday, 7 p.m. • Where: Ken Strong Stadium, West Haven • Records: Cheshire 2-0; West Haven 2-0 • Players to watch: Cheshire — Andrew Yamin, Sr., RB/LB; Cullen Clairmont, Sr., OL/DL; Tyler D’Errico, Sr., OL/LB; West Haven — Zatrell Lyons, Sr., WR; […]

Morgan’s Jake Ward voted GameTimeCT football Star of Week 2

Morgan senior Jake Ward vs. Haddam-Killingworth in Week 1. He became the school's all-time leading rusher last week. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

Morgan senior back Jake Ward has been voted the Star of Week 2 after rushing for 320 yards and six touchdowns on 36 carries in a 47-27 victory over Cromwell Saturday. Ward became the school’s all-time leading rusher in the process. He currently has 4,704 yars, which surpassed Ron Stopkowski’s career mark of 4,460 yards set […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Football Poll: Will the real Top 10 teams stand up?

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Week 2 brought more upsets across the GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 football poll. No. 2 Fairfield Prep went down to No. 8 St. Joseph, 48-33. Middletown was shut out by unranked Wethersfield, 14-0. And there were a few other eye-opening results from across the state, like Darien committing five turnovers and squeaking […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 2)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 2. The Poll will be posted on-line later tonight on GameTimeCT and appear in Tuesday’s print editions of the New Haven Register. 1. New Canaan 2. Southington 3. West Haven 4. Shelton 5. St. Joseph 6. Ansonia 7. Darien 8. […]

Week 2 High School Football Results / Story Links

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Thursday, Sept. 18 NVL IRON Torrington 28, Woodland 27 (OT) Friday, Sept. 19 CCC INTER Brist.Cent. 26, E.O. Smith 21 Hall 20, Glastonbury 14 (OT) Maloney 45, Fermi 19 Newington 27, Conard 22 NW Catholic 46, Rockville 14 Southington 56, Manchester 15 Berlin 15, Bloomfield 0 Brist.East. 33, Hartford Pub. 20 E.Catholic 38, Platt 35 […]

Football: How the Register’s Top 10 fared

Team Fared Up Next 1. Southington (2-0) Def. Manchester 56-15 Friday at Simsbury, 7 p.m. 2. Fairfield Prep (1-1) Lost to St. Joseph 48-33 Friday vs. Notre Dame-West Haven, 7 p.m. 3. Darien (2-0) Def. Greenwich 33-26 Saturday vs. Bassick, 1:30 p.m. 4. New Canaan (2-0) Def. Bassick 43-6 Saturday vs. Greenwich, 1:30 p.m. 5. […]

Football: How the state’s top 10 teams fared Friday night

Team                         Fared                                 Up next 1. Southington (2-0)     Def. Manchester 56-15          Friday at Simsbury, 7 p.m. 2. Fairfield Prep (1-0) Today at St. Joseph, 1 p.m.   Friday vs. Notre Dame-West Haven, 7 p.m. 3. Darien (2-0)                Def. Greenwich 33-26                Sept. 27 vs. Bassick, 1:30 p.m. 4. New […]

Pooch’s Picks: Week 2 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Ansonia quarterback Jai'Quan McKnight runs for a touchdown during last year's Ansonia-Derby game at Derby.

Mike Pucci’s WEEK 2 SPOTLIGHT Derby at No. 5 Ansonia When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Jarvis Stadium, Ansonia Records: Derby 1-0; Ansonia 1-0 Players to watch: Derby — Michael Kreiger, Sr., QB; Ricky Bartone, Jr., RB; Ben Slowik, Sr., WR/DB; Ansonia — Jai’Quan McKnight, Sr., QB/DB; Tajik Bagley, Jr., RB/DB; Tyler Bailey, Jr., WR/DB. You […]