Category Archives: Football


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…


CIAC could shake up football schedule

Connecticut high school football is on the brink of major changes — some that could affect the playoffs and, perhaps more notably, the traditional Thanksgiving rivalries. It all comes down…


Hawks fall to Ansonia in Class S final

NEW BRITAIN — Almost as soon as the Class S state football championship game had begun, it was all over. Ansonia snagged two takeaways on Woodland’s first two offensive plays…

Hawks face familiar foe in final

The last time Woodland played for a state football championship, the Hawks were underdogs. But they still were Great Danes in 2005. They might be more like Chihuahuas in 2013….


Fancher provides Hawks with intense leadership

SOUTHINGTON — It’s a good thing Woodland’s football jerseys aren’t green. Levi Fancher might actually be confused with the Incredible Hulk. Fancher, the senior linebacker and captain, is emotional leader…


One game left

Poeta comes up big as Hawks advance to Class S final WOLCOTT — Until last weekend, the only people who had ever heard of Joe Poeta were his family, friends…


Vaccarelli steps up for Woodland

BEACON FALLS — Woodland High sophomore Coby Vaccarelli is accustomed to taking advantage of opportunities. So when sophomore tailback Sean McAllen went down with an injury Tuesday night, Vaccarelli was…


Hawks advance to Class S semifinals

BEACON FALLS — Woodland thought its run defense was good Nov. 29 against Seymour. The Hawks’ encore in the Class S quarterfinals was even better. No. 4-seeded Woodland held Morgan…