The SCC held its 23rd annual All-Conference Football Banquet on January 9 at Anthony's Ocean in New Haven. Sixty-nine All-Conference players were recognized along with the OrthoNOW/SCC Players and Coaches of the Year. In addition the three 2016 "tier" champions - West Haven (I), Hillhouse (II) and Sheehan (III) were feted.
OrthoNOW SCC Football Players of Year: Nico Ragaini (Notre Dame, Tier 1), Zach Davis (Sheehan, Tier 3), Matt Brehon (Hillhouse, Tier 2) - photo by Bill O'Brien
Blanchette Sporting Goods is the presenting sponsor of the SCC Scholar Athlete Recognition program. The Scholar Athlete recognition program recognizes the “best of the best” in the SCC. Recipients are selected by their school’s coaches and athletic directors. Recipients must have a minimum of a B (3.0) average overall and be a varsity letterwinner. The recipients should also demonstrate leadership qualities by: being a positive role model for other students both on and off the field; exhibiting an ability to help a teammate overcome adversity; showing a commitment to self-improvement; and putting the needs of the team before themselves.
Three Connecticut high school football leagues have announced a two-year scheduling partnership that will involve 39 total teams and at least 80 games over the next two seasons (2017 and 2018). Twenty-two teams from the Southern Connecticut Conference, including league newcomers Harding and Bassick, along with 12 from the South-West Conference and five from the Eastern Connecticut Conference have agreed to a scheduling partnership that will begin in 2017.
Congratulations to Daniel Hand boys soccer (Class L) and Hillhouse football (Class M), who state championships this fall.
The following five teams were state runner-ups during the 2016 fall season: Guilford boys cross country (Class MM), Guilford field hockey (Class M), Shelton boys soccer (Class LL), Cheshire girls swimming (Class L), and Lauralton Hall girls swimming (Class M).
Four SCC teams qualified for the 2016 state football playoffs - Class LL (West Haven, Shelton), Class L (Notre Dame) and Class M (Hillhouse).
Quarterfinal Results - Tuesday, Nov. 29
Class L: #6 Notre Dame 44, #3 New London 7
Class M: #2 Hillhouse 27, #7 New Fairfield 14
Class LL: #6 Shelton 55, #3 Newtown 21
Class LL: #7 Ridgefield 28, #2 West Haven 21
Semifinal Schedule - Monday, December 5
Class LL: Ridgefield 44, Shelton 41
Class L: at New Canaan 20, Notre Dame 17
Class M: at Hillhouse 49, Killingly 28
Class M Championship - Saturday, December 10
Hillhouse 42, St. Joseph 21 - 5th title for the Academics; 28th overall for the SCC
Warren G. Harding and Bassick high schools will join the Southern Connecticut Conference as associate members in the sport of football, starting with the 2017 season. The SCC athletic directors and principals unanimously voted to invite the two Bridgeport-based schools into the league for football earlier this month. The addition of the two schools brings the SCC’s football-playing schools total to 22. The league will most likely remain in three-tier format with Harding joining tier two, and Bassick in tier three. The league is currently in the process of setting up a two-year schedule (2017and 2018).
- Tue. 24 Jan, 2017 (4:00 pm) Teams participating in the EAST Sectional (Amity Regional, Cheshire, Lyman Hall, Sheehan, Shelton, Jonathan Law, Foran, Hillhouse, Guilford and Daniel Hand)
- Wed. 25 Jan, 2017 (4:00 pm) Teams participating: Lauralton Hall, Fairfield Prep, Notre Dame, Sacred Heart Academy, Xavier, Mercy, Hamden, West Haven, East Haven, North Haven, Branford, Career and Wilbur Cross
- Thu. 26 Jan, 2017 (9:00 am)
- Fri. 3 Feb, 2017 (4:00 pm)
- Sat. 4 Feb, 2017 (10:00 am)