Sports writer Ned Griffen blogs about high school football.


All our work shot to hell. We're like Sisyphus if he wore tie dyes and listened to Meshuggah.

Ledyard's Ebdon flourishing in his new role

Ledyard senior Ty Ebdon has adjusted to life this season as a quarterback in a run-based offense.

BRACKETOLOGY v. 3.0, the ROBOABACUS is back, classy Manson, Top 10s, blah-blah-blah-blah.

Buddha bless you, Matt Fischer, for both you and your ROBOABACUS.

Ledyard nose tackle Daggett getting more chances to punish opponents at fullback

Ledyard nose tackle Tannor Daggett, a 5-foot-10, 285-pound senior, is getting to dish out more punishment playing fullback.

HEY, YOU — it’s a very special Sunday Polecat~!

Staples, a Week 9 review and notables are contained therein.

BRACKETOLOGY. It makes our eyeballs ache

It's that time of the week for maths.

Resilient Windsor, Top 10s, NOTABLES, the usual Tuesday jibber-jabber

A football team needs to get punched in the face a few times to strengthen its resolve for the playoffs. Period.

Speller is the straw that stirs the drink for Waterford's offense

Chase Speller, a senior running back, had 188 yards rushing and three touchdowns in Waterford’s 41-8 victory over Fitch on Friday night and also added an interception.


Week 7 made the season flip its wig, so let's try BRACKETOLOGY again.

Inexperienced Vikings starting to show improvement with wins

East Lyme returned just five players with any varsity experience and lost its first four games. It's made gradual improvement and downed Woodstock Academy last Friday, 42-7, its second-straight victory.

Week 7, or, KA-BLAMMO

Dang, Week 7. Look at what you did.

And now, a very special Polecat — BRACKETOLOGY~!

We promised we’d make Tuesday’s abbreviated Polecat up to you. BAM — here it is.

Weekend review, games of Week SEVEN, polls, notables, STORYTIME — it's an abbreviated Polecat

Sorry, but this is brief by Polecat standards because we took a field trip Monday.

Casey Cochran takes another role: Offensive coordinator at New London

Casey Cochran's attending grad school, tutoring quarterbacks across the state and working with the UConn football broadcast team ... now you can call him offensive coordinator at New London.

Tuskowski and Shelton are slinging, Granby is winning and flexbone-ing, notables, polls, STORYTIME, and other jibber-jabber

Shelton knew that Zach Tuskowski was qualified to take over as its starting quarterback this season, and the senior has rewarded their faith in him. He completed 25 of 35 passes for a season-high 335 yards with four touchdowns in Monday's 48-27 win...

Warriors pay tribute to George King

George King was a man. The Old Lyme native had been at the University of North Carolina for three months in 1943 when he was drafted into the Army. He served at Normandy as part of D-Day Plus-7.