Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated]

The following is a living list of players at Connecticut High Schools who have made verbal commitments for the Class of 2015. The commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The list is compiled through various sources, including,, Connecticut […]

Pequot Football 2014: Ellington / Somers preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Ellington/Somers junior WR Mark Hickman, who returns after leading the team in scoring in 2013. Vitals Coach: Sean Byrne (2nd year, 6-5) Conference: Pequot Uncas Playoff Class: M (420 boys enrollment) Home: Ellington High School field 2013 Record: 6-5 (5-1 Pequot North champions) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 13 at Avon, 1:30 p.m. Captains: TBD Team website: | MaxPreps page Top […]

Pequot Football 2014: Morgan preview

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Vitals Coach: Mike Eagle (5th year, 20-22) Conference: Pequot Conference South Division Playoff Class: S (283 boys enrollment) Home: Peters Complex, Clinton 2013 Record: 10-2 (Class S state quarterfinalists) 2014 Kickoff: Haddam-Killingworth, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. Captains: Greg Lee, Joe Lee, Eric Peterson, Jake Ward Team websites: MaxPreps page Top players Jake Ward, 5-10, 190, Sr., […]

Pequot Football 2014: North Branford preview

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 Vitals Coach: Mark Basil (89-42) Conference: Pequot Conference South Division Playoff Class: S (301 boys enrollment) Home: Colafati Field, North Branford 2013 Record: 7-4 2014 Kickoff: Cromwell, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m Team websites: MaxPreps page Top players Eddie Miller, 5-9, 175, Sr., QB Austin Calamita, 6-0, 180, Sr., SE Shelby Franklin, 5-9, 170, Jr., RB Tyler […]

Gooooooooood Morning Connecticut footballers (The 2014 preseason is here!)

It's the dawn of a new season: Football 2014.

To paraphrase the late, great genius Robin Williams performing the role of Adrian Cronauer. Gooooooooooood morning Connecticut footballers! This is not a test! This is rock ‘n’ roll! It’s time to rock it from Riverside to the E-C-C! Today is the first official day of the 2014 high school football season. FOOTBALL IS STARTING, YOU GUYS!   […]

Welcome back to high school football: Let’s get everybody caught up…

Things happened while we weren't playing high school football, from another round of coaching turnover to future conference realignment and implementation of eight state championships (Graphic Sean Patrick Bowley)

Football. Sweet… nourishing… football. It’s back, baby. The 2014 season’s first practices begin on Wednesday for those programs that didn’t engage in spring football. We are 28 DAYS away from the 2014 kickoff. Ridgefield vs. Cheshire and Harding at Law on Sept. 10. And, if you’ve been somewhere tropical, or you don’t pay attention until […]

Behold: The 2014 Connecticut High School Football schedules

Photo by Peter Hvizdak - Register

The schedules for the 2014 Connecticut high school football season have been released by CIAC. Schedules are subject to change throughout the summer until deadline in early September. Update: This story has been reposted August 12 to coincide with the start of fall practices. MASTER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014 COMPOSITE SCHEDULES CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS […]

The 2014 Connecticut high school football divisions are here!

Southington celebrates its 2013 Class LL championship. (Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

[Randomly goes to's football page... oh, hey... HEY!] A week ago, the CIAC released its playoff packets for the 2014 fall seasons. It was met with practically no fanfare, mostly because we didn’t notice it. Now we’ve noticed and now I feel like Steve Martin in ‘The Jerk.” (For you young’uns, a ‘Phone-book’ was […]

Meet Middlesex County’s Scholar Athletes

High school seniors from Middlesex County were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s. A 31-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best […]

Meet New Haven County’s Scholar Athletes

High school seniors from  New Haven County were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2014  Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s.  A 31-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best in the […]

WestConn WR, former Ellington star Austin Tautkus dies following accident

Austin Tautkus (via Ellington/Somers Football)

Above: One of Austin Tautkus’ finest football moments for Ellington/Somers. A 4th-and-17 catch from Brian Ryder that led to field goal and a 10-8 win over Suffield/East Windsor that kept the Knights’ unbeaten season alive in 2011. (Credit: Ellington/Somers football via Hudl) Austin Tautkus, the son of former Ellington/Somers football coach Keith Tautkus and a […]

Baseball beat: Spalding provides new baseballs for tourney

Amity coach Sal Coppola has noticed a difference in the way the Spalding baseballs have performed during the state tournament. “I haven’t seen the balls tearing as easily as they have during the year,” the coach said. That’s because the company decided to improve its product, with a higher grade of leather for the cover […]

2014 CIAC Boys Volleyball Tournament schedule / results

CLASS L FIRST ROUND Tuesday, June 6 Cheshire 3, Simsbury 0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-15) East Hartford 3, South Windsor 2 (25-19,25-23,17-25,17-25,15-9) Glastonbury 3, Greenwich 1 (22-25,25-12,25-20,27-25) Shelton 3, Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe Coop 0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-23) Xavier 3, Conard 1 (27-25,25-21,21-25,25-23) QUARTERFINALS Friday, June 6 Glastonbury 3, Cheshire 2 (25-23, 25-17, 20-25, 20-25, 17-15) Ridgefield 3, […]

2014 Pequot League Football Schedules

Avon Canton Cromwell Coginchaug Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton Ellington/Somers Enfield Gilbert/NW Regional Granby Memorial Haddam-Killingworth Hyde Leadership Lewis Mills Morgan Nonnewaug North Branford Old Saybrook/Westbrook SMSA/University Stafford/East Windsor Valley Regional/Old Lyme Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby

CIAC Announces 2014 Spring Football Participants


The CIAC has announced its list of 2014 spring and non-spring football teams. Spring football teams are allowed to conduct practice for 10 days any time after Memorial Day, but must end before the end of the school’s year. Only freshmen, sophomores and juniors are allowed to participate in spring practices. The first three days […]

Connecticut House approves stronger concussion education bill

Connecticut High school players wearing 'Guardian Caps,' preventative padding atop helmets. Preventing concussions and head injuries in football have fast become primary focus of parents, coaches, schools and the state.

Increasing concussion awareness and education across the state is one step closer. The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would mandate concussion education for all student-athletes and parents at the high school level, along with informed consent signed by a parent prior to athletic participation. Any suspected concussion must be reported to […]

New Haven Football Foundation Scholar Athletes Honored



CIAC’s ‘risk management’ course hopes to keep after-school events safe

CHESHIRE >> Last year’s Boston Marathon bombings killed three and injured 264. That came just months after the Sandy Hook massacre. Tragedies like these spark change. They raise both fear and awareness. They bolster security measures and make for stricter rules. That has certainly proved true for both schools and major sporting events everywhere. But […]