On January 7, the SCC hosted its 19th annual All-Conference Football Banquet at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven. Fifty-six all-conference players were recognized along with the four divisional champions (Xavier, Daniel Hand, Hillhouse and North Haven).
Head Coach Steve Filippone and his captains accept the Kelly Award at the Walter Camp National Awards Banquet on January 12 (photo by Bill O'Brien)
Daniel Hand High School of Madison, the consensus No. 1 team in the state high school football season-ending polls, is the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s choice to receive the Joseph W. Kelly Award, which is awarded annually to
It is the third time that Daniel Hand has earned the Kelly Award (1997 and 2004). It is also the fourth consecutive year a team from the Southern Connecticut Conference has won the honor (Notre Dame of West Haven, 2009, Xavier, 2010 and 2011).
Three SCC football teams – Xavier (Class LL), Daniel Hand (Class L) and Hillhouse (Class M) – won their respective CIAC state championship games played at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on December 7-8. The three state titles ties the record for the league (2005 - the SCC won three when there was six divisions). In addition, it is the fourth straight year the SCC has won at least two state football titles. Congratulations!