Champs! Head coach Anthony Sagnella (North Haven), Tom Unger (Guilford), Tom Shea (Fairfield Prep) and Ed McCarthy (West Haven) hold their 2013 divisional champion plaques (photo by Bill O'Brien).
The SCC hosted its 20th All-Conference football banquet on January 6 at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven. The sixty All-Conference student-athletes were recognized, as were the four divisional champions (Fairfield Prep, West Haven, Guilford and North Haven).
West Haven football coach Ed McCarthy earned his 322nd career victory to become the state's all-time leader in wins (photo by Bill O'Brien)
Fairfield Prep advanced to the Class LL state championship game before falling to Southington, 52-34, on December 19. Fairfield Prep (11-3) made its first state title game appearance since 1999. It was the 14th consecutive year a SCC member school competed for a state football championship.
Congratulations to West Haven (LL), Fairfield Prep (LL), North Haven (L) and Daniel Hand (L) for qualifying for the state playoffs. It is the fourth straight year the SCC will have at least four playoff teams, and the ninth straight year with at least three.
Here are results for the 17-game SCC/FCIAC Football Challenge, played during week #1 (Sept. 11-14) of the 2013 season.