Sites, Times Moved For State Title Games For Fairfield County Teams

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Darien and New Canaan will meet for the Class L state football title at Boyle Stadium in Stamford. The game was moved Thursday due to a weather forecast. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Darien Athletic Foundation

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Starting times for the state championship football games involving Darien, New Canaan and Fairfield Prep were changed Thursday morning due to a forecast for snow this weekend.

Darien and New Canaan will now play for the Class L championship on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Boyle Stadium in Stamford. Kickoff is at 11 a.m.

Fairfield Prep will meet Southington for the Class LL championship Saturday at Central Connecticut State University at 1:35 p.m.

Tickets previously purchased will be honored at the new site for the Darien-New Canaan game. The Fairfield Prep game had been scheduled for Central Connecticut, but the starting time was moved up because of the weather concern.

According to a statement on the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference website, current weather forecasts are predicting snowy weather for the early evening on Saturday and continuing into Sunday. The scheduled was adjusted out of travel concerns for the teams, families and fans.

“We do not like making decisions based on advanced weather forecasts, but in this case the logistics of changing the schedule and giving teams, fans, and our sites as much notice as possible required an earlier decision,” CAS-CIAC Executive Director Karissa Niehoff said.

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rickaroo:

I'm in my early 30's having moved to CT. I'll never forget a neighbor telling me about how rude and crude some fans were at Fairfield Prep toward some of the African American players. Shameful, really shameful.

RG of Mayo:

Go PREP!!!

hmbrown:

Thank you all for organizing to move the game. As always, Mary Miller's incredible dedication with getting the word out makes our New Canaan organization outstanding! Despite the weather, the organizing powers that be are also thanked for responding to a common sense initiative. Go Rams! Heather Brown, Ridgely '07, Austin '09

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