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Defense helps Avon outlast Northwest Catholic and earn second win of season

WEST HARTFORD, Oct. 7 – Avon’s Jadon Folkwein had the big game-winning touchdown run on Saturday against Northwest Catholic – a 53-yard scamper in the fourth quarter that put the Falcons ahead for good as Avon snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-7 victory over the Lions in CCC Division III play. But thisContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Fast start propels Ellington past Canton ’11’ for first victory of the season

ELLINGTON, Oct. 7 – The Ellington High football scored 27 unanswered points to open Saturday’s Pequot Conference Uncas Division contest and rolled to a 41-8 victory over a young Canton team. Nick Abbuzzese and Robert Martinez-Ecker each ran for two touchdowns as the Purple Knights (1-4, 1-3 Pequot Uncas) earned their first victory of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Newest edition of state football record book is released

The Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance is pleased to release the 2017 Connecticut high school football record book.  This is the 18th edition of the record book, a compilation of records and historical information from newspapers, team statisticians, coach’s records and individual research. Some of the new information in this year’s record book includes: The leading scorer in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

RHAM pulls away in second half to hand Avon second straight defeat

AVON, Sept. 23 – Running back Jadon Folkwein ran for a team-high 115 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries but RHAM was able to score 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to hand Avon their second straight loss on Saturday with a 26-13 decision in CCC Division III East action. Avon (1-2, 0-2Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Roundup: Late Simsbury rally falls short vs. East Hartford; Farmington shutout

SIMSBURY, Sept. 22 – A year ago, East Hartford held off a last-minute drive from Simsbury to earn a two-point victory. Things were similar on Friday night. The visiting Hornets built a 17-point lead in the second half but held off a fourth quarter Simsbury surge for another two-point win over the Trojans Friday nightContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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