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State Playoff Football Games Postponed Until Wednesday



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Newtown High School's Class LL state playoff quarterfinal-round game, along with those of other postseason qualifiers, has been postponed a day because of snow. Additionally, the semifinal date has been moved one day.

Information is detailed in this December 2 announcement from the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAC):

"Due to the continuing forecast of inclement weather and a need to allow host schools adequate time to prepare their facilities, the CIAC football quarterfinal games scheduled for Tuesday, December 3 have all been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 4. Game times will remain at 6:30 pm. All quarterfinals are scheduled for the site of the higher seeded team.

"As a result of the rescheduling and a need to allow adequate rest between football postseason games, the semifinal games scheduled for Sunday, December 8 will now be held on Monday, December 9 at 6:30 pm at the site of the higher seed. Barring additional schedule changes, the football championships are still scheduled for Saturday, December 14 with two games apiece at Trumbull High School, and Willow Brook Park in New Britain."

In the other Class LL first-round games, No 4 Simsbury takes on No. 5 Cheshire, No. 2 Southington takes on No. 7 Ridgefield, and No. 3 Darien goes up against No. 6 Greenwich.

“Given the number of sites and games for the football postseason and the importance of maintaining equal and appropriate recovery for all teams, in consultation with the schools and tournament director, we felt it best to reschedule the entire quarterfinal round of games,” said CIAC Associate Executive Director Gregg Simon, a former coach and athletic director at Newtown High.

The updated schedule along with complete pairings, rosters and other tournament information is all available at tournamentcentral.ciacsports.com.

Luke Hannan carries the ball for Newtown during a Thanksiving Eve win at Masuk of Monroe. —Bee Photo, Hutchison
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