Blogs > GameTimeCT Football

A look at high school football throughout the state

Friday, November 19, 2010

More teams clinch (edited)

Glastonbury (9-1) has made the Class LL field, joining Xavier (9-0) and Norwich Free Academy (9-0), after defeating Simsbury on Friday.

Plainville (8-1) locked up a berth and joins Berlin (9-0) and New London (8-1) in Class M.

In Class S, Valley Regional (9-0) clinched its first ever playoff berth after defeating Hyde on Friday. Ansonia (9-0) and Montville (8-1) have already clinched.

In Class L, only Masuk (9-0) has made the field so far.


Trumbull (8-2), the FCIAC runner-up, has clinched in Class LL.
St. Joseph (7-2) has earned a berth in Class S.

Valley Regional/Old Lyme 35, Hyde 8

Jimmy Fairfield-Sonn rushed 20 times for 201 yards and four touchdowns to lead the unbeaten Warriors to this Pequot Conference Sassacus Division victory.

The win clinched a Class S state playoff berth, and a home game, for Valley Regional/Old Lyme (9-0).

Fairfield-Sonn also threw a touchdown pass to Taylor Rioux and intercepted two passes.

Gary Ormond scored on a 2-yard run for Hyde (7-2), which has lost its last two games but can still qualify for a Class S berth.

Labels: ,

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday's scores/roundup

ECC interdivision
Griswold 35, Woodstock Academy 7
Ledyard 28, Branford 20
Putnam/Tourtellotte/Ellis Tech 33, St. Bernard/Norwich Tech 21
McMahon 56, Capital Prep/Classical Magnet 28
Platt Tech at Foran 59, Platt Tech 36
Law 34, Prince Tech 6

Ledyard 28, Branford 20: John Trudel threw three touchdown passes to Nick Polonsky for the Colonels in this non-league home victory.

Ryan Pementil added an 83-yard touchdown run for Ledyard (6-3), which is still in contention for a Class M playoff berth.

Kyle Nolan ran for a touchdown and passed for another for the Hornets (1-8), while Harrison Goodkind scored on an 11-yard run.

Law 34, Prince Tech 6: Josh Patterson rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns to lead the host Lawmen to this non-conference win at Milford.

Patterson went over 1,000 yards for the season.

Ryan Falaguerra completed 7 of 11 passes for 149 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown to Mark Elliott for Law (3-6). Corey Santos returned an interception 11 yards for a touchdown for the Lawmen.

Foran 59, Platt Tech 36: Dave Yerxa scored three rushing touchdowns and added a 48-yard interception return to lift the host Lions to this non-conference win at Milford.

Joe Zanghi completed 12 of 18 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns for Foran (4-5). Stan Olsson returned two interceptions for touchdowns for the Lions.

Decision handed down in Southington "cheatgate'

From the CIAC:

At its meeting today, the CIAC Board of Control addressed information received regarding ethics and sportsmanship concerns resulting from the actions of Southington High School Head Football Coach D.J. Hernandez during his school's varsity football game against Manchester High School on October 22, 2010.

After reviewing information received from both schools involved the Board ruled that:

A) Southington High School will be fined $1000 for violation of the CIAC policies on ethics and sportsmanship;

B) Coach Hernandez will be required to take the Sportmanship/Ethics Coaching Education Class prior to the beginning of the 2011 football season;

C) The Southington High School football program will be put on probation through the end of the 2011 football season.


Week 10 Predictions

My picks for this week are in bold.

Branford at Ledyard, 6:30 p.m.
Platt Tech at Foran, 7:00 p.m.
Prince Tech at Law, 7:00 p.m.

North Branford at Coginchaug, 6:00 p.m.
Valley Regional/Old Lyme at Hyde, 6:30 p.m. (at East Haven HS)

Lewis Mills at Old Saybrook/Westbrook, 11:00 a.m.
Haddam-Killingworth at Cromwell, 1:00 p.m.
Morgan at Wolcott Tech, 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Green Bowl tickets

Tickets for the Green Bowl, featuring Notre Dame-West Haven at Hamden will be sold at both schools starting Friday.

Prices are $5 (general admission) and children under 12 are $3. All tickets at the gate will be $6.

Tickets will be on sale at Hamden High at the Auditorium ticket booth on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and on Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.

They can be bought at the Notre Dame athletic department on Friday, Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cheshire pre-sale tickets

From Cheshire AD Steve Trifone

North Haven at Cheshire – Wednesday November 24- 1:30 pm

Advanced sales - $3.00 ( general admission)
Purchase at contest - $5.00 ( general admission)

Thanksgiving football
Cheshire/Southington Apple valley Classic
Cheshire at Southington – Thursday November 25- 10:00 am

Advanced sales
$5.00 Students and Senior citizens
$7.00 adults

Purchase at gate
$8.00 (general admission)


Monday, November 15, 2010

Latest Top 10 Poll

Xavier (9-0) remains No. 1 this week. Masuk (9-0) is No. 2 followed by Darien (9-0).
Trumbull (8-1) leaps into the poll at No. 6.

View the complete Top 10 here.

Trumbull leaps into Top 10

Trumbull (8-1), fresh off of a 15-13 victory over previously unbeaten Staples, moves into the Top 10 at No. 6 this week. Trumbull faces No. 3 Darien (9-0) for the FCIAC title on Friday.

Xavier (9-0) remains No. 1 after receiving 15 of the 24 first-place votes. No. 2 Masuk (9-0) received the other nine first-place marks.

We'll release the complete Top 10 a bit later.

Playoff watch

The CIAC has implemented a new program that breaks down the playoff races by highlighting teams that have unofficially clinched postseason berths and teams that are, mathematically, still in contention,

The system details the number of points teams can earn with victories over remaining opponents and through bonuses. It also lists the maximum and minimum amount of points a team can earn.

To view the latest pairings, click here.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Week 10 schedule

Not a heavy slate this week as most teams have a bye before the Thanksgiving week games.



Plainfield at Fitch, 6:00 p.m. -----How does Fitch respond after being blanked by East Lyme?


Woodstock Academy at Griswold, 6:30 p.m. -----Griswold has already wrapped up ECC Small Division crown.

Branford at Ledyard, 6:30 p.m.-----Could be a long bus ride back to Branford for the Hornets.

Brien McMahon at Capital Prep/Classical Magnet, 6:30 p.m.----McMahon (off last week) defeated Bridgeport Central the last time Senators took the field.

Putnam/Tourtellotte/Ellis Tech at St. Bernard/Norwich Tech, 6:30 p.m.-----PTE still alive for a Class M playoff berth.

Platt Tech at Foran, 7:00 p.m.----Milford rivals square off in what could be a lop-sided win for Foran.

Prince Tech at Jonathan Law, 7:00 p.m.----Law should win comfortably here.

Glastonbury at Simsbury, 6:30 p.m.----With a victory here, Glastonbury will make Class LL playoff field.

Manchester at East Hartford, 6:00 p.m.----East Hartford has lost four straight.

North Branford at Coginchaug, 6:00 p.m.----North Branford varsity unit takes the field for the first time since Oct. 30.

Valley Regional/Old Lyme at Hyde Leadership, 6:30 p.m. (at East Haven HS)---Outcome will affect Class S rankings.

Enfield at Coventry/Windham Tech, 7:00 p.m.---C/WT still in Class M hunt.


Conard at Hall, 1:30 p.m.----Hall needs a win to stay alive in Class LL; Conard, too, but the Chieftains would need tons of help in order to qualify even if they win here.

Haddam-Killingworth at Cromwell, 1:00 p.m.---Cromwell quietly moving towards a Class S berth.

Lewis Mills at Old Saybrook/Westbrook, 1:00 p.m.----Behave, Lewis Mills, behave.

Morgan at Wolcott Tech, 1:00 p.m.----Wolcott Tech has scored just 71 points this year.

Gilbert/NW Regional at Avon, 12:00 p.m.---Avon controls its own destiny in Class L.

Ellington/Somers at Canton, 1:00 p.m.----Ellington/Somers plays Coventry/Windham Tech on Thanksgiving.

Granby Memorial at Housatonic/Wamogo, 1:30 p.m.----Granby looking for first win in 2010.