Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday's recap/Saturday's schedule
Notre Dame-West Haven knocks off No. 10 North Haven. See the video recap.
No. 4 Hand rolls over Wilbur Cross.
Cromwell moves to 6-0.
Roundup and box scores
CCC DIV. I WEST
Simsbury at Hall, 2:00 p.m.
CCC DIV. II EAST
Bulkeley at E.O. Smith, 1:00 p.m.
RHAM at Fermi, 2:00 p.m.
CCC DIV. III EAST
Platt at Tolland, 1:00 p.m.
CCC DIV. III WEST
East Catholic at Weaver, 12:00 p.m.
Plainville at Northwest Catholic, 10:30 a.m.
Prince Tech at Wolcott Tech, 1:00 p.m.
Ledyard at Bacon Academy, 2:00 p.m.
St. Bernard/Norwich Tech at Woodstock Academy, 2:00 p.m.
Brien McMahon at Fairfield Ludlowe, 2:00 p.m.
St. Joseph at New Canaan, 2:00 p.m.
Wilton at Darien, 2:00 p.m.
Danbury at Westhill, 2:00 p.m.
Harding at Bassick, 2:00 p.m.
Wilby at St. Paul Catholic, 1:30 p.m.
Haddam-Killingworth at Nonnewaug, 10:00 a.m.
Lewis Mills at Hyde Leadership, 1:00 p.m.
Old Saybrook/Westbrook at Coginchaug, 1:00 p.m.
Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby at Ellington/Somers, 1:00 p.m.
Granby Memorial at Avon, 7:00 p.m.
Oxford at Weston, 1:00 p.m.
Masuk at Immaculate, 1:00 p.m.
New Milford at Notre Dame-Fairfield, 2:30 p.m.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Shelton set to face No. 1 Xavier
SHELTON — After being shut out by Notre Dame-West Haven on Sept. 30, Shelton football coach Jeff Roy decided the Gaels’ offense needed a new approach.
The Shelton offense wasn’t exactly anemic in two victories to open the season, in which the Gaels averaged 25.5 points, but Roy wasn’t completely satisfied with that unit’s performance.
“We needed a spark offensively,” Roy said. “The offense really wasn’t moving the ball well so we thought we needed a spark, especially throwing the ball.”
Entering Shelton’s contest with Hamden on Oct. 6, Roy decided to insert junior Ed Groth under center and move former starter Frank Camerino to tailback. Camerino, though, still sees time at quarterback.
Read the full story here.
Week 6 Predictions
Check out the Scout Team, the Register's Weekly Football Show.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Shelton 4-1 despite struggles
"We've been kind of up and down this year," Roy said. "I've been unhappy in a few of the games the way we've played. We've been making a lot of mistakes. When we don't make mistakes, and play the way we're supposed to play, we're a pretty good football team. Hopefully we'll fix most of those mistakes this week in practice and not make them against Xavier."
Shelton earned two straight victories to open the year, against Wilbur Cross (27-18) on Sept. 17 and against Sheehan (24-17) on Sept. 23, before being shutout against Notre Dame-West Haven, 28-0, on Sept. 30. The Gaels have since defeated Hamden and Guilford.
Despite winning four of five games, Shelton's struggled with finding a consistent rhythm offensively.
"No one's consistently stopped us," Roy said. "We've stopped ourselves at times. We'll drive the ball down the field and then get a holding penalty or turn the ball over. It seems like we're making mistakes at bad times. But the positive is, we've overcome those mistakes and we're 4-1. You're going to make mistakes, they're high school kids, but we've been able to overcome them and win some games."
Senior Frank Camerino and junior Ed Groth have split time at quarterback since the Hamden game. Camerino lines up at tailback when Groth is under center. Roy also praised the play of his veteran offensive line. Seniors Connor O'Brien (running back) and Scott Zebendon (tight end/defensive end) have also contributed after not playing last season.
Read more about Shelton in Friday's print edition and on-line.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Milford Academy still rolling
Dobbs has rushed for 14 touchdowns and 845 yards this season.
Latest Top 10 Poll
1. Xavier (5-0) (14) 728 1 LL
2. Masuk (5-0) (11) 720 2 L
3. Ansonia (5-0) 596 3 M
4. Hand (5-0) 576 4 L
5. New Canaan (5-0) 506 5 L
6. New London (4-0) 497 6 L
7. Staples (4-0) 441 7 LL
8. Windsor (5-0) 431 8 L
9. Bunnell (5-0) 385 9 L
10. North Haven (5-0) 315 10 L
Dropped out: None.
First-place votes in parentheses after last season’s record. Does not include Monday’s games.
Others receiving votes: Darien (5-0), 279; Conard (4-0), 175; Greenwich (4-1), 133; Norwich Free Academy (4-0), 122; West Haven (4-1), 117; Cromwell (5-0) and Valley Regional/Old Lyme (5-0), 83; Pomperaug (4-1), 52; Northwest Catholic (4-1), 46; Cheshire (3-2), 34; Notre Dame-West Haven (3-2), 28; Berlin (4-1), Middletown (4-1), Norwalk (4-1) and Ridgefield (4-1), 7.
The following voted: Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Bob Barton, New Haven Register; Sean Patrick Bowley, Connecticut Post; Don Boyle, Sporting News CT; Jim Bransfield, Middletown Press; Bryant Carpenter, Meriden-Record Journal; George DeMaio, WELI; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Matt Doran, MSG Varsity; Kevin Duffy, Danbury News-Times; Tom Evans, Norwalk Hour; Noah Finz, WTNH-8; Ned Griffen, The Day of New London; John Holt, WFSB-3; Mark Jaffee, Waterbury Republican-American; Ken Lipshez, Patch/West Hartford News; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Dave Phillips, Shore Line Newspapers; Mike Pucci, New Haven Register; Dave Ruden, Stamford Advocate; Mike Suppe, Hersam-Acorn; Tom Yantz, Hartford Courant; Mike Wollschlager, New Haven Register; Jimmy Zanor, Shore Line Newspapers.
— Poll compiled by Mike Pucci.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Football Foundation meeting planned
The next meeting of the New Haven Chapter of the National Football Foundation will be on Thursday October 20 at the Knights of St. Patrick, 1533 State St. New Haven, beginning at 6:30PM. Attending will be UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni, Offensive Coordinator, George DeLeone, Yale coach Tom Williams and University of New Haven coach Peter Rossomando. In addition several chapter high school coaches will also be speaking. Tickets can be purchased at the door. The cost is $15 for chapter member schools and $20 for non members.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Valley Regional/Old Lyme topples Hyde
Check out the highlights below:
In other Week 5 games, Hillhouse defeated Law 46-7.
And, Shelton survived against Guilford 17-12.