The FCIAC-SCC Challenge (finally) is set

Just when it looked like it was going to be a fairly slow football day with a number of state playoff postponements, the FCIAC and SCC announced this afternoon that after months of negotiations, they have reached an agreement to play 24 games the next two seasons. The home-and-home contests will take place on the opening week of the season, since the CIAC will allow schools to play 11 games during the extra week the next two years.

Here are the matchups:

New Canaan vs. Daniel Hand

Staples vs. Xavier

Darien vs. Hillhouse

Ridgefield vs. Cheshire

Greenwich vs. West Haven

St. Joseph vs. Notre Dame

Bridgeport Central vs. North Haven

Trumbull vs. Shelton

Stamford vs. Fairfield Prep

Danbury vs. Hamden

Wilton vs. Guilford

Fairfield Warde vs. Foran

Trinity Catholic vs. Sheehan

Brien McMahon vs. Wilbur Cross

Fairfield Ludlowe vs. Lyman Hall

Bassick vs. East Haven

Harding vs. Jonathan Law

Because of SCC scheduling conflicts, Norwalk and Westhill will meet in the opening week. In addition, since there are an odd number of schools in each conference and teams need to find non-league games, there will be seven additional contests between the conferences. They are:

Week 2 – St. Joseph vs. Fairfield Prep

Week 3 – Wilton vs. Branford

Week 4 – Ridgefield vs. Notre Dame

Week 5 – Trinity Catholic vs. Foran

Week 8 – Fairfield Warde vs. Sheehan

Week 9 – Fairfield Ludlowe vs. East Haven

Week 10 – Darien vs. North Haven

Here is the entire release that was put out on the SCC website.