On the Thursday before St. Joseph’s big game with Fairfield Prep, the first against its former MBIAC rival in 20 years, coach Joe Della Vecchia took his team up Hog Hill and over to old Dalling Field. He gathered the team at the 8-yard line. “This,” he said, “is where it all happened.” In the […]
A look at some of the top performances from last week and what to look for this week in high school football: PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Offense Derby Jr. QB Michael Kreiger: Completed 11 of 19 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 160 yards and two scores in a […]
BRIDGEPORT >> The Jack Cochran era at Harding began with an offsides penalty on the first defensive play. The first offensive play was a botched snap. However, those early missteps were little more than just intriguing side notes as arguably the most infamous football coach in Connecticut high school history returned to the sidelines to […]
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.
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 […]