2013 FCIAC-SCC Challenge dates set

The SCC has released the times and dates for next year’s SCC-FCIAC Challenge.

Adjust your Outlook Calendars or whatever accordingly.

The ‘Challenge’ games are the games born of the league arrangement and the 11-game CIAC schedule. There are 17 overall. Amity, Norwalk, Westhill and Branford are not involved.

The ‘bye week games’ are one schools sought to fill league bye dates. (The FCIAC’ ‘small’ schools get the byes over the next two years. The SCC Division II East and crossover teams). There are seven bye games between the two leagues.

So here we go…

WEEK 1 – Challenge Games

Wednesday, Sept. 11

  • Hillhouse at Darien, 3 p.m.
  • Fairfield Prep at Stamford, 6 p.m.
  • Cheshire at Ridgefield, 7 p.m.
  • Jonathan Law vs. Harding @Kennedy Stadium – 6 p.m.
  • Fairfield Warde at Foran – 7 p.m.
  • New Canaan at Daniel Hand – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 12

  • Staples at Xavier- 6 p.m.
  • North Haven at Bridgeport Central – 6 p.m.
  • West Haven at Greenwich – 7 p.m.
  • Trumbull at Shelton – 7 p.m.
  • Danbury at Hamden – 7 p.m.
  • Wilton at Guilford – 7 p.m.
  • Bassick at East Haven – 7 p.m.
  • Fairfield Ludlowe at Lyman Hall – 7 p.m.
  • Wilbur Cross at Brien McMahon – 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 13

  • Trinity Catholic at Sheehan – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14

  • Notre Dame at St. Joseph – 1 p.m.


  • Fri., Sept. 20 – St. Joseph at Fairfield Prep – 6 p.m.
  • Fri., Sept. 27 – Branford at Wilton – 7 p.m.
  • Fri., Oct. 4 – Ridgefield at Notre Dame – 7 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct. 12 – Foran at Trinity Catholic – 1:30 p.m.
  • Fri., Nov. 1 – Sheehan at Fairfield Warde – 7 p.m.
  • Fri., Nov. 8 – East Haven at Fairifield Ludlowe – 7 p.m.
  • Fri., Nov. 15 – Darien at North Haven – 7 p.m.
Sean Patrick Bowley

15 Responses

  1. Elgin21 says:

    Merry Christmas SPB! Thanks for a great year.

  2. just a fan says:

    first pass, it looks like the fciac gets abused here. Why did they also give Darien two games…so they could spray paint one teams school and urinate on the others equipment? Sorry but until they clean that program up they should not be allowed to participate in any high profile games.

  3. wave says:

    Your reasoning is idiotic. Everyone is gone who participated in the spray painting incident and the urinators were alumnis a few years out of school. You’re stupid if you think that should prevent them from playing hillhouse or North Haven.

  4. wave says:

    It would be a disservice to the current players who have done nothing wrong to prevent them from playing “high profile” because of the actions of a few kids who aren’t even on the team anymore or have been gone for a while. Believe me, there is nothing wrong with the program.

  5. Frank says:

    Yeah, but the school administration needs to address the idiotic behavior associated with their school. The bad reputation is still connected to Darien. So, they need to work together to get the kids to understand that behavior like spray painting schools, and pissing on equippment is bad Public relations for the whole community, even the majority of innocent good people.

  6. UBilly says:

    Kids do dumb things, that’s for sure and I know I did when I was that age. But, there seems to be some kind of lack of control or expectations of behavior with that squad. Not saying any other program couldn’t have a few kids tarnich the image of the whole, but the spray painting, then the big party which resulted in suspensions if I am remembering correstly, and now the urination on another teams equipment? Quite a run by the wave!

  7. wave says:

    Again, the pissing on the equipment incident was by alumnis who were a few years out of high school; it had nothing to do with current students. I don’t get how the administration is supposed to prevent that when the kids aren’t even in the school. The current players realize that they need to improve their public image; no one in the upcoming senior class has ever been suspended or anything like that. To UBilly, I’m not sure what big party you’re talking about as we had no suspensions or violations of commitment this year and again, the urinators were alumnis a few years out with no current connection to the school.

  8. wave says:

    In regards to the big party, maybe you’re thinking of NC who had 10 kids suspended in one week?
    And honestly, it’s a damn shame that one stupid action by a couple of kids with no association with the team or the school can mar a year where there were no violations of commitments and no suspensions and NC has ten kids get suspended because of a party and nothing is said.

  9. Mr. D says:

    Put the entire Staples team down. They have great athletes and football players that can’t be matched in Fairfield County

  10. ciacfollower says:

    Staples @X, 9/12…X’s dynasty shut down 1st half of Sept.? Ouch!

  11. ciacfollower says:

    NC @Strong Field on a random Weds. eve? It’ll at least be an early season revenue maker for Madison’s new investment. But 95% of them will be locals, as the “corporate parents” will be much too busy to make that kinda trip to witness a rare, early season, non-FCIAC Rams ass beat’n.
    And I’m sure Ol’man Lou is dreading this idea.

  12. glory10 says:

    Sangster was a tremendous coach. Darien hasn’t been the same since he departed for Arizona, following the 1998 season. Unless ‘Sangy’ decides to comeback, Darien isn’t going to be playing an elite level of Football. Trifone has done a solid job in his time, but he has only played for and lost one State Final. Give him credit for the FCIAC in 210, but New Canaan was the best team in the FCIAC that year!

  13. Rob says:

    Looks like a few great matchup in this FCIAC-SCC challenge and the whole thing is a great idea.

    Let’s all keep this in mind when the usual topic of Ansonia not shceduling a SCC or FCIAC team comes up next season, as it inevitably does every year: all these schools are locked up becuase of this challenge.

    If any school is open week 1 and wants to play Ansonia, please contact them!

  14. UBilly says:

    Both X and Hand have BIG graduating classes again this year, making it the second year in a row they will really need to re-load. This should make both games competitive in the Challenge with Staples and NC both having strong returning classes. I think this will be 50/50 as to who wins both of these games.

    Ansonia will be a beast again next year. I hope they are able to schedule another tough game into their run along with SWC game against Masuk. They are always tough and unfortunately do not get challenged enough during the NVL schedule.

    Already looking forward to 2013 HS FB!

  15. Frank says:

    I heard Hand had a tranfer in their school this week that will help them big time next season. Stud QB, out of state, job transfer to Yale. Family decided on Madison.