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High school football

McKane is part of two record-setting scoring plays in Canton’s loss to Bulldogs

CANTON, Sept. 16 –Canton High quarterback Caleb McKane was involved in two school record scoring plays Saturday as the Warriors hosted the Stafford, East Windsor and Somers co-op football team in a Pequot Conference game. Colton Engel ran for two touchdowns, returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown and threw a 43-yard TD passContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Granby rolls past Raiders for first victory

GRANBY, Sept. 15 – Quarterback Jackson Rome ran for one touchdown and threw a pair of touchdown passes as the Granby High football team earned their first win of the season Friday night with a 43-6 win over Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby in a Pequot Uncas Division game. Rome completed 6-of-12 passes for 136 yards andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Gavin Carter runs for 130 yards and touchdown in season-opening loss

DURHAM, Sept. 9 – Sophomore running back Gavin Carter ran for a team-high 130 yards and a 55-yard touchdown but it wasn’t enough as the Coginchaug/Hale Ray co-op team won their first game as a co-op program Saturday with a 36-20 win over Canton. Caleb McKane ran for 85 yards and an 18-yard touchdown onContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Burgos throws 2 TD passes as Avon blanks East Catholic to capture opener

AVON, Sept. 9 – Senior QB Dylan Burgos completed three passes Saturday in the season opener against East Catholic but two were for touchdown passes as the Avon High football team beat the Eagles for the first time since 1995 with a 34-0 victory. Burgos threw a 62-yard touchdown reception to Ryan Ollestad and aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Roundup: Nieves runs for 4 TDs as Simsbury tops Hall in season opener

WEST HARTFORD, Sept. 8 – Rafael Nieves ran for four touchdowns to lead the Simsbury High football team to a dominating 42-7 win over Hall Friday night in CCC Division I action. After scoring a touchdown in the first quarter, Nieves had touchdown runs of 97, 12 and 55 yards. Tate Valerio also caught aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

High school football season begins Friday with four of six Valley teams on road

The high school football season kicks on Friday here in the Farmington Valley with Simsbury, Farmington and Granby playing under the lights — all on the road. Simsbury will be at Hall in West Hartford with Farmington seeking its first-ever win against Platt High in Meriden. Granby visits North Branford for the first time. OnContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With nine starters returning on both sides of the ball, Granby is optimistic

GRANBY, Sept. 7 – After a magical 2015 campaign when the Granby High football team went undefeated (10-0) in the regular season, won the Pequot Conference championship and went to the CIAC Class M playoffs for the first time, the Bears got back to the basics of building a program in 2016. With a youngContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Early schedule is challenging but Farmington is looking for a good year

FARMINGTON, Sept. 7 – It looks to be an interesting season to watch the Farmington High football team. The Indians have some talented players returning but they will also have some youngsters in key spots on the offensive and defensive lines. The question will be how soon can the team coming together as a unitContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Lewis Mills returns to Sassacus Division in Pequot Conference football

BURLINGTON – Once again, the Lewis Mills High football team will be playing in the Sassacus Division of the Pequot Conference as the league realigned for the fifth time in the last five years. The Spartans, who were 4-6 a year ago, will be challenged by tough Pequot Conference opponents from Valley Regional/Old Lyme, Morgan,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

What has changed in 60 years of covering high school football? What about 2017?

Nearly 60 years ago, Bob Barton covered his first high school football game for the New Haven Register in the fall of 1957. He has been at it ever since. What has changed about high school football in Connecticut? What has stayed the same? What can we expect this year on the gridiron in 2017?Continue Reading