Category Archives: Football


Balanced attack paves the way to title

This fall will mark athletic anniversaries for Naugatuck High School and Woodland Regional High School. The Citizen’s News started its look back on three of those moments last week with…


Coney goes from walk-on to scholarship player

STORRS — Just three months ago Bryan Coney, a sophomore wide receiver for the University of Connecticut, was talking about working hard to prove he had a role on the…


Season-opener in sight

NAUGATUCK — While most football teams still have to wait about a month for the regular season start, the season-opener is just around the corner for one team in Naugatuck….


Riverdawgs up and running

Semi-pro team presents another opportunity for players In the Naugatuck Valley League, high school football means a lot to its current and former players. But what about when the games…


Anderson resigns as Hawks’ coach

BEACON FALLS — Chris Anderson’s second stint as the head football coach at Woodland High was much shorter than his first go-round. Anderson resigned earlier this month as the Hawks’…


Coney proves he belongs

STORRS — The biggest battle Bryan Coney faced when he arrived on the UConn campus and put on a football uniform wasn’t learning the offense or improving his hands or…


Coney turning heads at Storrs

STORRS — Just over a year ago Bryan Coney played his final high school football game of his career. The Naugatuck High School graduate has come a long way since…


Hawks fall short

SEYMOUR — Woodland’s season ended sooner than the Hawks had hoped. Woodland faced Seymour in the annual Thanksgiving eve matchup with playoff hopes on the line for both teams. In…


Chargers overwhelm ‘Hounds

NAUGATUCK — As the masses swarmed the stands and surrounding areas, the Greyhounds took the field Thanksgiving morning to face Ansonia for the 116th time in the storied rivalry. Naugatuck…


Thanksgiving Leftovers

High school football and I have a whole lot in common. We’ve both been built with tradition at our foundations. We’re both cornerstones of Small-Town America. We’ve both always had…