Connecticut High School Preseason Poll

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Hand is #1, St Joe's moves up to Class L because they kill the M & S class schools every year. Let's hope Edsall and company can recruit some of these stars.




Edsall is recruiting at least a couple of these kids that I know of.
 
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I guess Southington doesn’t suck anymore. That was a confusing stance.
Southington has been good since Drury has been there. Talk about a good father/son coaching duo. Never got as much play as the Marinelli's did but they're up there as one of the best in CT football history.
 
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Hand is #1, St Joe's moves up to Class L because they kill the M & S class schools every year. Let's hope Edsall and company can recruit some of these stars.




Edsall is recruiting at least a couple of these kids that I know of.
Actually one the players on the top 25 list has already committed to UConn.
 

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Southington has been good since Drury has been there. Talk about a good father/son coaching duo. Never got as much play as the Marinelli's did but they're up there as one of the best in CT football history.
they have been good since jude kelly got there.

rob was telling me they stuck in another thread because they werent in the top ten for 2 years.
 
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they have been good since jude kelly got there.

rob was telling me they stuck in another thread because they werent in the top ten for 2 years.
They did have a minor bump in the road, didn't make the Gametime-Register final top ten poll for the season past two years, 2017 and 2018. Doesn't mean that they were not a good team, they still dominated the CCC.
 
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There was a time when NBHS was seldom not in the conversation as a top HS program. I remember listening to games from the Orange Bowl in Miami on the radio. I also remember freezing my butt of at Willow Brook stadium as a kid and NBHS student for the annual Thanksgiving game. That pretty much says I am a dinosaur.
 

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Berlin is the most well known for stealing kids from New Britain. They actually got caught and their coach got fired
Ah okay. I had an old teacher who was a big New Britain football guy and IIRC his brother was a Southington assistant. He’d always claim that NBHS sucked bc his brother was stealing kids lol
 

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Berlin is the most well known for stealing kids from New Britain. They actually got caught and their coach got fired

Can you blame the players who went to Berlin from New Britain? I can't as the schools are night and day when it comes to test scores and overall education.
 
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Can you blame the players who went to Berlin from New Britain? I can't as the schools are night and day when it comes to test scores and overall education.
I'll never blame a kid or their family for getting them to go somewhere to help improve their life situation.

with that being said, what he did was pretty scummy. he was recruiting them and then moving their families into low-income housing that he owned, and then got checks from the state for doing so. At least that's how I remember it.
 

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Danbury could be a sleeper team to watch. Have a couple of D1 guys, including a BC commit. However, they play a tough schedule in the FCIAC but when they play Greenwich this weekend that will say a lot
 
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I'll never blame a kid or their family for getting them to go somewhere to help improve their life situation.

with that being said, what he did was pretty scummy. he was recruiting them and then moving their families into low-income housing that he owned, and then got checks from the state for doing so. At least that's how I remember it.
Edsall is recruiting the kid from Wilton, Gulbin. I was hoping he would go after the kid from Danbury, but BC saw him first.
 
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Edsall is recruiting the kid from Wilton, Gulbin. I was hoping he would go after the kid from Danbury, but BC saw him first.
I'm really high on Danbury. I think they have a chance to be good the next several years.
 
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I'm really high on Danbury. I think they have a chance to be good the next several years.
It's about time, enrollment wise it's been the largest school in the state or one of the largest for years. Certainly the largest in the FCIAC.
BTW, what's up with Nick Henderson?
 
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I'm really high on Danbury. I think they have a chance to be good the next several years.
Yeah there’s a lot of potential. The new coach is doing a great job. The challenge is that Danbury doesn’t really have a football culture. It’s more of basketball school and obviously really good at track and wrestling. I was talking to the track coach today and says Alana Smith, daughter of Lee Smith, is already good enough to run track in the SEC and she’s only a sophomore.
 
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Yeah there’s a lot of potential. The new coach is doing a great job. The challenge is that Danbury doesn’t really have a football culture. It’s more of basketball school and obviously really good at track and wrestling. I was talking to the track coach today and says Alana Smith, daughter of Lee Smith, is already good enough to run track in the SEC and she’s only a sophomore.
They had a really big football culture back in the day. If they can make football back into the "cool" thing and get more kids into the program, they could be a perennial favorite.
 
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