CHESHIRE,Conn.â€“ All four CIAC Football finals taking place Friday Dec. 7 and Saturday Dec. 8 will be broadcast live on television and the internet. CPTV Sports is dedicating 12 hours of live coverage to the four games taking place at Rentschler Field while the games will be available live on-line at ESPN3.com and the Watch ESPN apps for iOS and Android as part of the CIAC Network.
The CPTV sports coverage will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening with the Beyond the Beat pre-game show. The on-line coverage will begin with the Class LL final between number-five seed Norwich Free Academy and top seed Xavier at 7:05 p.m. Viewers can find the broadcast links at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index and on the bracket section of the CIAC Tournament Central website.
The full CIAC Football Final schedule is:
Friday, Dec. 7
Class LL: #5 Norwich Free Academy vs. #3 Xavier, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Class S: #3 North Branford vs. #1 Ansonia, 10:35 a.m.
Class M: #4 Hillhouse vs. #2 Berlin, 2:05 p.m.
Class L: #2 Windsor vs. #1 Daniel Hand, 5:35 p.m.
CPTV Sports will also be airing all four final games in succession on Sunday, Dec. 9 starting at 11 a.m. with the Class S Final followed by M, L, and LL. All live broadcasts will be available on the CIAC Network on-demand shortly after the conclusion of the games, and DVDs of all broadcasts are available for purchase at www.CIAC.tv.
CPTV Sports is available statewide on Comcast channel 966, Cox 805, Cablevision 139, Charter 233 (eastern Conn.) & 234 (western Conn.), Metrocast 418, and Thomas River 87. It is also available digitally over-the-air on channels 24.3 (Hartford area), 49.3 (Bridgeport, 53.3 (Norwich) and 65.3 (New Haven).
Media covering the Finals at Rentschler Field should park in Lot 6 at the facility, and enter through the Media Entrance. Media credentials should be requested through the on-line submission form at http://casci.ac/539 by 5 p.m. Thursday December 6. Credentials will be issued at the gate for those who applied and include access to the press box level, as well as field access and to the press room at field level.