Tag Archives: 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

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

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

Simsbury hopes to continue positive growth in 2017

SIMSBURY, Sept. 4 – It’s year three of the Dave Masters’ era in Simsbury and things are looking up for the Trojans. After going 1-9 in his first campaign, Simsbury went 5-5 a year ago, winning five of their final six games. Masters hopes to keep that momentum moving forward this fall. Simsbury lost several seniors,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

For fifth straight year, Pequot Conference realigns their divisions

For the fifth time in the last five years, the Pequot Football Conference has realigned due to the fluctuating number of teams in the league. It was been as high as 22 in 2012 and has been as low as 17 a year ago. This year, the Pequot Conference will have 18 teams – splitContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Shirreffs, in relief, leads Huskies to fourth quarter comeback win over Holy Cross

EAST HARTFORD, August 31 – Earlier this week, UConn senior quarterback Bryant Shirreffs stopped by head coach Randy Edsall’s office. “Got a minute, coach?” he said. The senior had started 21 games in his career in Connecticut but with an opening day contest against Holy Cross on the horizon, he was No. 2 on theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

UConn opens the 2017 campaign Thursday night against Holy Cross

EAST HARTFORD, August 23 – Head coach Randy Edsall begins his second stint with the University of Connecticut football team Thursday night at Pratt and Whitney Stadium when the Huskies open the 2017 campaign by hosting Holy Cross in a 7:30 p.m. at the Rent. The Huskies (3-9, 1-7 AAC) are looking to rebound fromContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon is bigger, stronger and more experienced for 2017 campaign

AVON, August 16 – The Avon High football team took it on the chin a year ago. The Falcons were young and inexperienced. They lost their first eight games – their longest losing streak in over a decade. After nine consecutive winning seasons, Avon went 1-9 a year ago under first-year head coach Sal Cintorino.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

CCC makes slight adjustments in six football divisions

AVON – With the departure of Rockville and Weaver from the Central Connecticut Conference this fall, the CCC has made some slight adjustments in their football divisions. The CCC still has six divisions. There are 10 teams at the Division I and III levels with 11 teams in Division II. Avon remains in Division IIIContinue ReadingContinue Reading