Points Of Interest In CIAC Football Tournaments

Points Of Interest In CIAC Football Tournaments

Xavier Football

Xavier’s quest for a third-straight title is among the stories to follow in the upcoming CIAC Football Tournaments. MaxPreps photo by Kevin Pataky.

A laundry list to ponder as the CIAC football postseason begins on Tuesday night with the quarterfinal round:

* Xavier-Middletown is trying for a three-peat in Class LL. It follows its two 13-0 seasons, during which it was ranked the consensus No. 1 in the state, with a quarterfinal appearance Tuesday as the No. 3 seed with a 9-1 record against Greenwich (8-2) at Palmer Field in Middletown.

Only eight schools have won three in a row, with Cheshire topping the list at six consecutive titles from 1992-97. The Falcons would match Hand-Madison (in the Class L quarterfinals this year), St. Joseph-Trumbull (Class M) and Ansonia (Class S) with three if they win out. Ansonia (1981-84) and New Canaan (2006-09) have also won four straight, and St. Joseph (1980-84) along with Bloomfield (1997-2001) have won five in a row.

* Staples (10-0), this year’s No. 1 seed in LL, reached the final five years in a row from 2002 to 2006, winning three times in 2002, ’04 and ’05. But the Wreckers have lost in their last three bids in a final (2006, ’09, 11).

* Greenwich, making its 15th appearance in the postseason, has won seven championships, but hasn’t been to the postseason since 2007, when they won it all as the No. 4 seed.

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