My Favorite Holiday
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It has been my favorite one since I was a young boy. No, it's not just the great food that I eat(although it doesn't hurt) but it's the fact that I can spend the day with my family after of course broadcasting a high school football game and going out to breakfast with all my colleagues discussing the games of the day.
High School Football and Thanksgiving Day go hand in hand. Years ago it marked the end of the season. Today, Thanksgiving Day means teams trying to make the Playoffs, getting into the 2nd season.
The football season now has been extended into December, much to the dismay of the winter coaches who now may have to wait for some players still on the gridiron.
This year, 20 teams have secured playoff spots leaving 12. Some teams control their own destiny - win and get in - while others must win and will need help from other teams.
By early Thursday afternoon, 32 spots will be filled, Their 2nd season will begin the Tuesday after and who knows what can happen then.
So enjoy Thanksgiving Week, high school football, great food, but most important - your family and be thankful you have them. I know I will.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Let the Football Season Begin
Another High School Football season is about to begin. Scrimmages have been taking place all over the state and now it is time to begin the season. Every team starts the year 0-0. But that ends quickly.
WELI will begin coverage of High School Football on Thursday, September 13 when Hillhouse visits Foran in Milford and on Friday night, it's a battle of Indians when Guilford takes on North Haven at Vanacore Field in North Haven.
Scores will be rolling in from all over the state. Which teams get off to a good start and which teams will be 0-1 and searching for answers. The fun and excitement begins and goes all the way to the championships in December.
Which teams will make the "Big Dance" and stand tall in the end. Let the fun begin!
Coach George DeMaio and son Jeffrey showing their awards which they received on the same night. Jeff received the Sportsmanship Award from Board 10 in Boys Varsity Basketball while the Coach received an award from the CIAC as the Hockey Championships wer
Brittany Lampert of Shelton HS is the WELI Xtreme Designs Softball Player of the year.