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Thursday, November 26, 2009

PLAYOFFS!! The 2009 semifinalists are.....

Here are your 2009 playoff pairings, which have been officially approved by the CIAC football committee.

Class LL

No. 4 Xavier (9-1) vs. No. 1 Staples (11-0) at Wilton
No. 3 Cheshire (9-1) at No. 2 Glastonbury (9-1)
Class L
No. 4 Simsbury (9-1) at. No. 1 Pomperaug (11-0)
No. 3 Notre Dame-West Haven (9-1) at No. 2 Conard (10-0)
Class MM
No. 4 St. Paul/Goodwin Tech (8-2) at No. 1 New Canaan (9-1)
No. 3 Vinal Tech/Coginchaug (9-1) at No. 2 East Lyme (9-1)
Class M
No. 4 Bethel (8-2) at No. 1 New London (10-0)
No. 3 Berlin (8-2) vs. No. 2 Avon (10-0) at Muzzy Field, Bristol
Class SS
No. 4 St. Joseph (8-2) vs. No. 1 Holy Cross (9-1) at Municipal Stadium, Waterbury
No. 3 Bullard-Havens (9-1) at No. 2 Montville (9-1)
Class S
No. 4 Ansonia (8-2) at No. 1 Northwest Catholic (9-1)
No. 3 Bloomfield (9-1) vs. No. 2 Hyde (9-1) at Strong Stadium, West Haven

Notre Dame-West Haven 31, Hamden 15

Justin Willis rushed 23 times for 94 yards and one touchdown to lead Notre Dame to a 31-15 victory over host Hamden in the 59th Green Bowl.

Notre Dame (9-1), which has won four straight over Hamden (7-3), qualified for the Class L state playoffs. Notre Dame now leads the series 36-21-2.

Rodrigo Echeandia kicked a 27-yard field goal and four extra points for the Green Knights. Phillip Bentley scored on a 41-yard run, David Rose scored on a 1-yard run and Brian Sibley added an 11-yard touchdown run for Notre Dame.

Jordan Teague scored on a 7-yard run and Jordan Collins caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Jason Lassiter for Hamden.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Live Chat Transcript

Here is a replay of this morning's LIVE CHAT with Register football writer Mike Pucci with guests Scott Benoit, Hamden head coach, and Steve Kirck of ND-West Haven.

Bassick highlight clip among nation's best

With 15.5 seconds to go, quarterback Rodney Lanham connected with tailback Davonte "Petey" Franklin on a dramatic 34-yard touchdown pass that helped the Lions defeat Harding 18-12 on Nov. 16.

The video is featured in a contest sponsored by State Farm Insurance called "Friday Night Feats".

The video has moved into the next round of voting, and Bassick has already been awarded a $2,500 cash prize for their efforts. There are 52 videos that moved into the next round and it is judged by a panel that will determine the final 10 videos that will compete for the $15,000 Grand Prize, a $10,000 First Prize and a $5,000 Second Prize nationally.

The videos will be judged by a panel and the video will be graded on the "WOW" factor 50% - athleticism of the play 25% - Factor in determining the game 15% - Video artistry 5% and overall star rating from first round 5%.

Once the final ten are determined, the videos will be re posted to YOUTUBE and voted on from December 3 until December 10.

To watch the clip, click here.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Staples still No. 1

Staples (10-0) rallied past Bridgeport Central in last Friday's FCIAC championship, and the Wreckers remained No. 1 in the Register Top 10 Poll.

The rest of the Top 5

2. Pomperaug
3. New London
4. Xavier
5. Notre Dame-West Haven

See the complete Top 10 in Tuesday's Register.


Macari, McDonald selected for Army Combine

New Canaan junior wide receiver/defensive back Kevin Macari and Avon junior running back Ross McDonald have been selected to participate in the U.S. Army National Combine on January 7-9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The Combine showcases the nation's best underclass football talent and is part of the week-long festivities that lead up to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 9.

The three-day event, held annually in association with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, is the first opportunity for the nation's top underclassmen to demonstrate their physical talent and compete against one another amongst high school and college football's top scouting organizations.