Category Archives: Football

CIAC Football Finals Sites Chosen For 2019

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The path to state championships in Connecticut high school football this season will run through New Britain and Trumbull as the CIAC Football Committee has approved Veteran’s Stadium at Willow Brook Park in New Britain and McDougall Stadium at Trumbull High School as the sites for the 2019 CIAC Football Championships.

Both sites will host a pair of games on Saturday, December 14 with tentative game times of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The final schedule of games will be determined following the completion of the semifinals, with the announcement of the schedule coming on Monday, December 9.

“The CIAC’s goal is always to find venues for our state championships that match the level of work and commitment the teams have put in to get there, and we are confident these sites rise to that level,” said CIAC Associate Executive Director and Football Committee liaison Gregg Simon. “We explored and considered lot of different options for these four football finals, and we know these sites have the facility structures, staffing, and commitment to make these events a success.”

Trumbull last served as a host for a CIAC football final in 2017 as it hosted the Class L football final. New Britain has hosted at least one football championship game every year since 2014. The CIAC football finals have been held at multiple sites every season since 2014.

CIAC Football Contact Changes Highlight Safety & Collaboration

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Connecticut high school football is now in its fourth week of competition under new contact rules aimed at enhancing student-athlete safety.  At its spring meeting, the CIAC Football Committee unanimously approved a proposal put forward by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) to reduce the amount of full contact practice time forContinue Reading

Ultimate High School Football Itinerary Contest

Fans of the CIAC podcast the CIACcast have become familiar the past six years with the week-by-week itinerary for the high school football season presented by Ned Griffen of The Day of New London. Each of the past six years, Ned joins the show to lay out one (sometimes more) game per week that fansContinue Reading

2018 CIAC Football Championship NFHS Network Top 10

2018 CIAC Football Championship NFHS Network Top 10

The NFHS Network was live with all four 2018 CIAC Football Championships. Here are ten of the top plays from a busy football championship weekend.

Linked Up – Fall Championships 2018

It started more than a month ago with the Cross Country Divisional Championships (impacted by weather, of course) and concluded this past Saturday with four football finals. All told, 38 CIAC State Championship trophies were awarded and this edition of Linked Up – Championships edition has a story on all 38. For those unfamiliar (orContinue Reading

2018 Football Championship Headquarters

Eight teams remain in the pursuit of a CIAC football championship with all four championship games taking place on Saturday. Football Championship Headquarters is your one-stop shop for all the relevant information for the four contests including links to the NFHS Network live broadcast and rosters/information sheets for each game. Click here for online ticketsContinue Reading

Football Championship Schedule Changes

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC is releasing schedule changes for the 2018 CIAC Football Championship games on Saturday, December 8. The Class LL final between New Canaan and Greenwich originally scheduled for 2 p.m. at Shelton High School will be played at Boyle Stadium in Stamford at 10 a.m. The Class M final between BerlinContinue Reading

Linked Up – 11/27/18

Football takes center stage in Connecticut tonight as 16 quarterfinal games take place across the state. And so a special football-only edition of Linked Up is here to get fans ready for what will take place this evening. As typically done, these links focus on features for the teams, players, and coaches involved in theContinue Reading

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2018 Fall Sports Divisions Posted

2018 Fall Sports Divisions Posted

The divisions for all 2018 fall sports have been posted on the CIACsports.com site. To view the tournament divisions for any sport, go to the specific sport information page which are all listed on the main sports page of the site.