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09-03-08 - SCC Football to Utilize Tiebreaker in Regular Season Games

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2008

SCC Football to Utilize Tiebreaker in Regular Season Games
Unanimous Vote By Athletic Directors Installs Kansas City Tiebreaker

New Haven, CT – For the first time in the league’s 15-year existence, there will be a tiebreaker in regularseason football contests in the Southern Connecticut Conference.

This morning, the league’s athletic directors voted unanimously (20-0) to adopt a tie-breaker, upholding last week’s decision by the football coaches. The decision to implement the tiebreaker aligns the SCC with the same overtime policy currently used in the postseason by the CIAC.

“Every football game should be decided on the field,” explained SCC Commissioner Al Carbone. “This is a positive move because it puts the SCC in alignment with the CIAC’s overtime policy. More importantly, it adds more excitement to arguably the most competitive football league in the state.”

In regular-season games involving SCC teams, and when tied after regulation play, the Kansas City tiebreaker will be utilized in which each team starts overtime from the opponents’ 10-yard line.

Since the league’s inception in 1994, there have been 29 games involving SCC teams that have ended in ties, including a league-record five in 2001. Last season, there were three deadlocked games in the SCC.

The 2008 season commences Thursday, September 11 with four games, including a much-anticipated non-conference matchup between defending SCC Division I East champion Hand and New London of the Eastern Connecticut Conference. The game will be televised tape-delayed on WCTX/My TV 9 and streamed live on the Internet at

Contact: Al Carbone, Commissioner (203) 671-4421 - –