The spring sports are winding down, there’s spring football going on (though, looking at my recent work, you wouldn’t know it here on the football blog), we are T-minus 10 weeks from the start of practices for teams they aren’t practicing now, T-minus 11 weeks for the teams that are and T-minus 14 weeks to the start of the 2012 High School Football Season.
For those of you not entrenched in high school football season already and have been scouring the internet for schedule announcements and leaks, the rest of us slackers can now finally get a look at who’s playing who this year.
The CIAC officially released its 2012 schedules today. We present them here in pop-out window form so you don’t leave the site and forget to comment on your precious local team.
But the most important piece of information has been left out: The actual 2012 playoff classes. We won’t get those until a little while longer.
And, no, this year there won’t be any sneaky revelations — like Ansonia dropping from M to S
Hint: It probably is going back to Class S … UNLESS the Ansonia school district decides to cut all sports from its operating budget. And, by the look of things, it’s well on its way. Middle school and freshman sports are on the block, teachers are being laid off…. It’s a mess.
Anyway, the CIAC this time has taken care to note that these composites are listed for 2011. So don’t read too much into which bracket your team resides, please. We’ll sort that out later.
Anyhoo, here are your precious schedule links.
Quick Notes: We are well aware Xavier is playing Hand this year, SCC fans. …The SWC has rescheduled league-wide. So, for the Masuk people out there, Pomperaug, Bunnell, Brookfield are on the schedule (thank God). …The FCIAC schedule is the same as last year with home-road games reversed (so New Canaan’s schedule remains awful). …Staples’ composite schedule shows eight games, it’s playing Warde in Week 8. …Many FCIAC biggies like Staples and Greenwich, still are looking for a 10th game (and we know how tricky that can be). …Here are the FCIAC Large schools that lucked out and found a 10th game: Stamford (NFA), Trumbull (Branford!?!), Danbury (Hamden).
Add: A few SCC non-conference games: Law plays Plainfield, North Haven takes on New London (yipes), and Sheehan plays Whitney Tech. The other open-date teams play each other (Wlibur Cross-East Haven; Foran-Guilford).
That’s what jumped out at us for now. We’ll come back and examine later. Until then, chime in with your thoughts below.
Dates and times are subject to change from now until August.
*** NOT ORGANIZED IN 2012 CLASSES.