Sports writer Ned Griffen blogs about high school football.

NFA, Ledyard, Stonington, Week 7 revue, notables, etc.

Norwich Free Academy wouldn’t make the CIAC Class LL playoffs if the season ended this week. The top eight teams qualify in each class and the Wildcats are ranked 12th.

Waterbury Career Academy went berserk, weekend review, polls, notables, etc.

Howdy, Waterbury Career Academy had scored 50 points, yet trailed the Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech co-op by 14 points entering the fourth quarter last Thursday. WCA head...

Four local schools are positioned well in CIAC playoff picture

Time continues to speed along in football. Six weeks have passed. Six weeks remain. The CIAC playoffs are getting closer, and four area teams are in good standing.

'S' as in 'Southington' and 'speed,' Trifone suspended, upsets, polls ... your usual Tuesday joy

Howdy, Southington defensive end Mike Scanlon was asked how big he was by a reporter after Friday’s game. “Six-foot-1 and 190 pounds,” the junior...

No quit in Shelton, Cromwell/Portland has some dudes, polls, etc.

Shelton's regular-season home winning streak is at 27, thanks to a thrilling 38-35 victory over Xavier last Saturday in a game that Gaels once trailed by 14 points.

Stonington bearing down on defense

Stingy defense has been the norm for Stonington so far. The Bears have two shutouts and held East Lyme to a late touchdown in a 26-7 win on Sept. 23.

Darien ever-evolving, Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton scored SEVENTY ONE POINTS, Killingly, New London, etc. We're giving YOU oh, so much this week

Howdy, Darien head coach Rob Trifone wasn’t too concerned about all the new starters this season. Most of them played a lot of snaps during varsity games because the Blue Wave thrashed every...

Whalers have become believers under Roman

The New London football team is slowly beginning to believe in what first-year head coach Juan Roman has been preaching to them, and the wins have followed.

West Haven giving foes the Dickens, and all the usual Tuesday fun. Sorry about that pun

Howdy, Are you a Division I football coach in the market for a nose guard to add to your 2017 recruiting class? If so, then West Haven head coach Rich Boshea has just the man for you to meet. Matter of fact, Boshea wishes you’d...

Both coaches claim underdog status in New London-Killingly matchup

Howdy, New London head coach Juan Roman made it a point of emphasis discussing this Friday’s home game against Killingly. “Right now, we’re the underdogs,” Roman said. “They were the team in the...

WARRIORCATS Warriorcats-up, games of note, notables, polls, and other things

Howdy, Tim King was worried well over a week before his Valley Regional/Old Lyme Warriors playing Ellington last Friday, but that’s what coaches do. Coaches have an innate ability to...

There's a 'D' in 'Montville'

The Montville Indians returned the majority of their defense and will rely on them while their inexperienced offense gets up to speed.

HUZZAH — the 2016 football schedules are here!

It all starts with you, Foran and Wilbur Cross.

Dominant Darien, Bloomfield is not afraid, rankings, minutia, and MUCHAS GRACIAS.

What in the hell are we going to do until next season with the 88 hours a week that we put into this beautiful mess?

YOUR championship previews

We're going to miss you dearly, sweet football.

YOUR semifinal repository~!

The beatings just outnumbered the thrillers. BLEH.

YOUR quarterfinal review and repository

Ain't football in the mud great?