Category Archives: Football


New era for Hawks football

BEACON FALLS — Woodland comes into the season with a new look in the huddle and on the sidelines. The Hawks are passing the torch with senior Mike Kenney stepping…


Are you ready for some football?

It’s that time of year again. As the dog days of August wind down and baseball pennant races heat up, the NFL is days away from the start of another…


Grice commits to Boston College

NAUGATUCK — As many as six scholarship offers were made to Sharrieff Grice. Boston College, UMass, Rutgers, New Hampshire, Fordham and Albany all tried to lure the Kingswood-Oxford prep school…


Bruno brings passing league to NVL

NAUGATUCK — When Craig Bruno took over the Naugatuck High football program in January 2013, he made no secret of the fact that he wanted to bring the Naugatuck Valley…


Prep school next for Kingsley

BEACON FALLS — Former Woodland three-sport standout Tanner Kingsley is headed to East Coast Prep in Great Barrington, Mass. to concentrate on his football career A three-year starter at quarterback,…


Woodland picks Phipps

  BEACON FALLS — Tim Phipps couldn’t have imagined his football coaching career was on the perfect path when he narrowly lost out on the Naugatuck job last year. But…


Shea takes time to reflect

BEACON FALLS — Tim Shea, who resigned earlier this month as Woodland’s head football coach, opened up last week about his decision to leave the program with which he has…


Shea resigns as football coach

BEACON FALLS — Tim Shea, who led the Woodland Regional High football team to the 2013 Class S state championship game, resigned May 2 as head coach after six seasons….


CIAC splits up football playoffs

CHESHIRE — The CIAC football committee announced Tuesday the rest of its 2014 playoff restructuring format: There will be four divisions broken into eight tournaments resulting in eight state champions….


CIAC nixes playoff quarterfinals

CHESHIRE — The CIAC football committee has spoken: Playoff quarterfinals are out, and practice contact time restrictions are in. Those were the two major decisions made Jan. 22 and approved…