Shelton, Trumbull set for gridiron showdown next fall
In an unprecedented agreement involving two of the top high school conferences in the state, the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) and the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) will play 24 football games in each of the next two seasons (2013 and 2014).
With the 2013 and 2014 seasons each having an extra week (an 11th game) on the schedule, the SCC and FCIAC will have 17 head-to-head contests in the first week in both years (competing teams will alternate home and away). The home teams will be decided in the very near future
The leagues will utilize four days — Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday — to play the games to allow for maximum interest and attendance. More information about sites, dates, tickets and promotions will be available soon.
Here are the Week 1 SCC/FCIAC Challenge matchups in 2013-14:
New Canaan vs. Daniel Hand
Staples vs. Xavier
Darien vs. Hillhouse
Ridgefield vs. Cheshire
Greenwich vs. West Haven
St. Joseph vs. Notre Dame
Bpt. Central vs. North Haven
Trumbull vs. Shelton
Stamford vs. Fairfield Prep
Danbury vs. Hamden
Wilton vs. Guilford
Fairfield Warde vs. Foran
Trinity Catholic vs. Sheehan
Brien McMahon vs. Wilbur Cross
Fairfield Ludlowe vs. Lyman Hall
Bassick vs. East Haven
Harding vs. Jonathan Law
Please note: Branford and Amity (SCC) will not play in week 1 as Amity had previously committed to playing Seymour. Branford will play another opponent (TBD). Norwalk and Westhill (FCIAC) will play in week one.
In addition, seven additional SCC-FCIAC games will be played in each of the next two seasons.
Since both leagues have an odd number of teams playing football, teams in each league have open weeks in their schedules.
As a result, the leagues were able to match up seven games.
St. Joseph vs. Fairfield Prep
Week 3 - Wilton vs. Branford
Week 4 - Ridgefield vs. Notre Dame
Week 5 - Trinity Catholic vs. Foran
Week 8 - Fairfield Warde vs. Sheehan
Week 9 - Fairfield Ludlowe vs. East Haven
Week 10 - Darien vs. North Haven