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
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.
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).
Hillhouse's JT Gardner and Creed/Career/Whitney Tech's Jhavion Haddock cut the ribbon to begin play on the new Bowen Field (Photo by Bill O'Brien)
Although it opened in 1947, Bowen Field in New Haven had never seen a game played under the lights. Since the SCC was founded in 1994, the New Haven schools (Hillhouse/Wilbur Cross) were the last football teams in the SCC to play during the day. in 2016, Creed/Career/Whitney Tech became the SCC's 20th football team, and on September 9, Bowen Field was re-dedicated with a pre-game ceremony. Ironically, the first game was two New Haven schools - Hillhouse vs. Creed/Career/Whitney Tech. Hillhouse prevailed, 35-0.
Here are some media accounts
Week #11 Schedule - Nov. 17
Xavier 42, at Wilbur Cross 0
at Foran 47, Creed/Career 30
at East Lyme 28, Jonathan Law 14
East Haven 29, at Brien McMahon 10
Week #12 Schedule – Thanksgiving – Nov. 24
at Daniel Hand 44, Guilford 0 (Nov. 23)
at Southington 47, Cheshire 20
at North Haven 49, Amity Regional 14
at Shelton 44, Derby 8
at West Haven 28, Fairfield Prep 21
Hilhouse 33, at Wilbur Cross 20
at East Haven 14, Branford 0
Sheehan 58, at Lyman Hall 22
at Foran 43, Jonathan Law 21
Notre Dame 55, at Hamden 6
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- Hyde/Career/Whitney Tech co-op to join SCC in 2016
- Four SCC Teams Qualify for State Football Playoffs
- 2015 SCC Football Schedule
- Annual Football All-Conference Banquet Held
- SCC Football in the State Playoffs
- 2014 SCC/FCIAC Week #1 Football Challenge Schedule
- SCC Hosts 20th All-Conference Football Banquet
- Congratulations to West Haven's Ed McCarthy - State's Winningest Coach