After an eventful Thursday in which little was actually accomplished, we’re back on the high school football trail in a suddenly stacked Friday slate of games. The Live Blog (below) is up and running. Southington at Glastonbury highlights a cornucopia of intriguing matchups across the state. Yale-bound quarterback Stephen Barmore and end Zach Maxwell of […]
We head to Day 2 of Week 1 of the 2013 high school football season. The weather has been creating havoc with the schedule, moving key games across the state up a few hours or to entirely different days. Masuk-New Milford, Cheshire-Ridgefield, Glastonbury-Southington, North Haven-Central, and many others have been moved to different days. […]
The vaunted mega matchup between Hand and New Canaan at Dunning Field wasn’t even close. The ‘other’ headliner between No. 1 Xavier and Staples went from a rout to a barnburner. And Harding, which was winless a year ago, hasn’t had a winning season since 1996 and was 8-81 since 2003, started the season 1-0 […]
Jack Cochran to Harding was the most explosive hire in a wild offseason of high school football coaching moves. But the eight-time state championship coach says the Presidents have a long way to go before they can start thinking about winning football games.
Seymour’s football season kicks off with a renewed rivalry with next-door Amity of Woodbridge. The two programs haven’t played since 1993. Seymour coach Tom Lennon believes the Cats will be competitive in the NVL this season.
The two-time defending Class L champions graduated 29 seniors. But coach Steve Filippone and QB Hayden Atwater are confident there will be no regression in Madison.
It’s here! It’s here! The high school football season is here! No more passing leagues, no more lineman camps, no more coaching changes (unless you’re Hamden), no more speculation, no more nonsense. Gear up. Fall in. Let’s find out what’s what, for real. Tonight kicks off the 2013 mega high school football season in Connecticut. Statewide, […]
DEFENDING CHAMPION ANSONIA (14-0 Class S champion) TEAM BY TEAM PREVIEW CAPSULES (coming soon) TOP 5 PLAYERS TO WATCH ARKEEL NEWSOME, RB/DB, Ansonia – There’s not much else to say about Connecticut’s best tailback that you haven’t heard. The 5-foot-9 terror who’s committed to UConn is close to shattering the state career rushing record and […]
And now, the 2013 New Haven Register Preseason Top 10: Three-time defending Class LL champion Xavier narrowly edged Ansonia for No. 1 in the Register’s preseason Top 10 media poll. Xavier finished No. 1 in 2010 and 2011. It was No. 2 behind two-time Class L champion Hand a year ago. But while Hand was ranked […]
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Division I: XAVIER (West); HAND (East). Division II: HILLHOUSE (West); NORTH HAVEN (East) TEAM BY TEAM PREVIEW CAPSULES (Coming soon) TOP 5 PLAYERS HAROLD COOPER, RB/DB, Hillhouse – The 5-foot-8, senior back can blaze trails with the best of Connecticut. He ran for 1,640 yards and 23 touchdowns to earn Register All-State honors […]
DEFENDING CHAMPION NEWTOWN (10-1, Class LL semifinalist) 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Thursday, Nov. 21 at Brookfield High School, 7 TEAM BY TEAM CAPSULES (Coming soon) TOP 5 PLAYERS TO WATCH JULIAN DUNN, WR/SS, Newtown — He’s starred for the Hawks since he was a freshman. The big receiver/defensive back is easily one of the league’s best talents. […]
DEFENDING CHAMPION STAPLES (10-1, Class LL semifinalist) 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Friday, Nov. 22 at McDougall Stadium, Trumbull, 7:30 TEAM BY TEAM CAPSULES (coming soon) TOP 5 PLAYERS TO WATCH JORDAN VAZZANO, QB, St. Joseph — Built more like an NFL linebacker, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Vazzano has a howitzer for an arm. He threw for 2,110 yards […]