Week 2 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Thursday, Sept. 18 NVL IRON Torrington at Woodland, 4:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 CCC INTER Brist.Cent. at E.O. Smith, 6:00 p.m. Conard at Newington, 6:30 p.m. Fermi at Maloney, 6:30 p.m. Hall at Glastonbury, 6:30 p.m. NW Catholic at Rockville, 6:30 p.m. Southington at Manchester, 6:30 p.m. Berlin at Bloomfield, 7:00 p.m. Bulkeley/HMTCA at Windsor, […]

Football Week 1 notebook: Wilbur Cross feeling good after opening-day victory

Wilbur Cross celebrates with Kolbe Hartman (right) after Hartman's go-ahead 65-yard interception return touchdown vs Wilbur Cross (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

The Wilbur Cross football team hasn’t had much luck on opening day, but the Governors were finally able to celebrate in Week 1 after earning a 29-14 victory over McMahon on Thursday. The Governors last won their season opener in 2010, a 33-21 decision over Shelton. “For any team, it’s a great confidence boost,” Wilbur Cross […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 1)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 1. 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. Fairfield Prep 4. West Haven 5. Shelton 6. St. Joseph 7. Ansonia […]

Football: Hail Austin! Hickman scores 4 TDs as Ellington / Somers finally beats Avon again

Former Ellington/Somers player Austin Tautkus' No. 2 jersey number sways on the Ellington/Somers sidelines at Avon on Saturday. The Knights defeated Avon 28-14 (Photo Sean Patrick Bowley)

AVON >> Ellington Somers’ football program has never had any luck playing against Avon. In eight previous meetings since the programs were founded, the Knights had only won one measly game. The gloomy skies above gave no indication that Saturday would be any different. Yet the Knights found themselves awash in good fortune. Tipped passes […]

Football: Freeman, Hyde run past Lewis Mills

Hyde senior Ronnie Freeman scores one of his six touchdowns against Lewis Mills on Saturday.
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NEW HAVEN >> During the game’s opening possession, the Hyde defense committed two penalties and allowed Lewis Mills to drive 70 yards on seven plays that was capped by a touchdown pass. Fortunately for the Howling Wolves, that’s the only time the Spartans led. Hyde settled in and, fueled by a six touchdown performance from […]

Football: Coginchaug rolls past Old Saybrook-Westbrook

Coginchaug junior Parker Tregoning (22) looks for some running room again Old Saybrook-Westbrook Saturday. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

DURHAM >> Coginchaug opened its 2014 football campaign with an impressive 42-0 Pequot Conference victory over Old Saybrook-Westbrook Saturday afternoon at the Wally Camp Athletic Complex. “It’s nice to get this one over with,’ said Coginchaug coach John Bozzi. “Our goal this week was to be 1-0 and now it’s to be 2-0.” A playoff […]

Week 1 Connecticut High School Football Schedule / Results / Story links

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Wednesday, Sept. 10 SCC-FCIAC CHALLENGE Cheshire 41, Ridgefield 14 Harding 38, Law 10 Thursday, Sept. 11 NVL BRASS Holy Cross 34, Wilby 6 NVL INTER Ansonia 45, Oxford 0 PEQUOT UNCAS Canton 35, SMSA/University 6 SCC/FCIAC CHALLENGE Wilbur Cross 29, McMahon 14 East Haven 24, Bassick 6 Ffld.Prep 59, Stamford 40 North Haven 42, Bridg.Central […]

Football: Valley Regional/Old Lyme dominates Nonnewaug

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Evan Smith scored on a 54-yard run, caught a 50-yard touchdown pass and made an interception to lift Valley Regional/Old Lyme to a 38-0 Pequot Conference interdivision victory over host Nonnewaug in Southbury. Chris Jean-Pierre ran for two touchdowns and Justin Cheverier scored on a 31-yard touchdown run for the Warriors (1-0). Justin Cheverier and […]

Football: Morgan, Ward run past H-K in Pequot opener

Morgan senior Jake Ward scored three touchdowns in the Huskies win over H-K Friday night in Clinton. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

CLINTON >> Morgan senior Jake Ward rushed for 256 yards with three touchdowns and junior quarterback Chucky Kostek threw for 187 yards and four touchdowns as the Huskies spoiled Haddam-Killingworth coach Mike Baklik’s debut with a 46-12 Pequot Conference victory Friday at the Peters Complex. “It was a rough start,” said Baklik. “The big thing […]

KICKOFF 2014: Live updates, broadcast links for Connecticut HS Football Week 1

Connecticut High School Football Kicks off Week 1 Wednesday. (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

Good evening fans, alumni, coaches, parents and, of course, every player from every corner of the state — from starter to team statistician and videographer. Today is the first day of the rest of the 2014 Connecticut High School Football Season. The majority of the state plays Friday and into Saturday. See the Week 1 […]

Football 2014: A new beginning for Haddam-Killingworth as Baklik takes command

Haddam-Killingworth first-year head coach Mike Baklik gets the Cougars ready for Friday’s opener against Morgan.
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HIGGANUM >> A new era of Haddam-Killingworth football will be ushered in when the Cougars take the field this Friday night (6:30 p.m.) at Clinton’s Peters Complex. Dennis O’Rourke, who founded the H-K program in 1976, retired last season after a remarkable 37-year career. O’Rourke’s replacement is former Cougar and assistant coach Mike Baklik. And […]

Pooch’s Picks: Mike Pucci’s predictions for Week 1 NH County football games

Wednesday, Sept. 10 Ridgefield (10-3 in 2013) at Cheshire (4-7), 6 p.m.: Both teams have been hurt by injuries already. Ridgefield will be without running back John Turner, who is out for the year with a knee injury. Meanwhile, Cheshire quarterback Tucker Ecke dislocated his right, non-throwing shoulder and running back Jack Cunningham is recovering from surgery […]

Football Preview: Granby Memorial


Vitals Coach: Rich Gadoury (third year) Conference: Pequot Uncas Division Playoff Class: S (375 boys enrollment) Home: Granby Memorial High School Field 2013 Record: 6-5 2014 Kickoff: Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby, Sept. 12, 7:00 p.m. Top Players Samy Ahmad, Sr., OL Connor Field, Jr., WR/DB Vince Lucca, Jr., OL Keith Marlor, Sr., OL Mark McDermott, Jr., […]

Football Preview: Haddam-Killingworth

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Vitals Coach: Mike Baklik (first year) Conference: Pequot Sassacus Division Playoff Class: S (299 boys enrollment) Home: Haddam-Killingworth High School Field 2013 Record: 0-11 2014 Kickoff: at Morgan, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. Top Players Josh Breiling, Sr., RB Zach Machold, Sr., OL/DL Chris Kauffman, OL/DL Alex Segaline, So., QB Lance Reinhardt, Jr., LB Robby Mooney, […]

2014 Pequot League football team preview capsules

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Team Preview Capsules Avon Canton Cromwell Coginchaug Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton Ellington/Somers Enfield Gilbert/Northwestern Granby Memorial Haddam-Killingworth Hyde Leadership Lewis Mills Morgan Nonnewaug North Branford Old Saybrook/Westbrook SMSA/University Stafford/East Windsor Valley Regional/Old Lyme | Chris Jean-Pierre takes over at QB Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby Team-by-Team schedules Avon Canton Cromwell Coginchaug Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton Ellington/Somers Enfield Gilbert/NW Regional Granby Memorial Haddam-Killingworth […]

The 2014 Connecticut High School Football record book is here

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Connecticut high school football saw quite a few state records fall last season. Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome became the state’s all-time leading rusher and then went on to become the state’s first 10,000-yard rusher. He also set the state’s single-season rushing record and scored the most touchdowns in a season. Tanner Kingsley of Woodland broke Casey […]

FOOTBALL 2014: The New Haven Register / GameTimeCT preseason Top 10 poll: Southington is No. 1

Southington's Kyle Borawski (right) celebrates a touchdown catch during a scrimmage last month. The Blue Knights were voted the No. 1 team in the New Haven Register / GameTimeCT preseason Top 10 poll (Photo Peter Paguaga)

It won the school’s first state championship since 1998 with a dominant, second-half performance over Fairfield Prep. A host of all-state caliber players return, including Alex Jamele, the state’s top receiver. It’s big on the lines, aggressive on defense, and quarterback Jasen Rose, despite playing receiver a season ago, looks like he’ll be a fine […]

Pequot Football 2014: SMSA / University preview

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Above: Highlight reel for SMSA/University end Devyn Lozada, who figures to be one of the Tigers’ best players in 2014. Vitals Coach: Graham Martin (5th year) Conference: Pequot Uncas Division Playoff Class: M (513 boys enrollment) Home: Dillon Stadium, Hartford 2013 Record: 5-6 2014 Kickoff: Canton, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m. Captains: Devyn Lozada, Collyn McDonald […]