The (tentative) 2014 High School Football preseason scrimmage schedule

The annual West Haven-Ansonia scrimmage (which will be held Thursday, August 27 at West Haven) is typically of high interest to HS football fans. (Photo Arnold Gold)

The annual West Haven-Ansonia scrimmage (which will be held Monday, Sept. 1 at West Haven) is typically of high interest to HS football fans.  (Photo Arnold Gold)

By no means is this an exhaustive list, but here’s the published schedule of preseason high school football scrimmages across Connecticut via CIAC.

WARNING: These are subject to change on a whim and some of the big ones aren’t listed, because everybody just loves when coaches try to hide their scrimmages. So, if you know a scrimmage that’s not on the list (or incorrectly listed), by all means let us know.

Anyway, we’ll try to keep this up to date as much as possible.

Updated, Aug 28, 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 22

  • Bulkeley/HMTCA at South Windsor, South Windsor High School, 10 a.m.
  • Rocky Hill at Hall, Hall HS Stadium (Turf Field), 3 p.m.
  • Hartford Public at Conard, Conard High School, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

  • Watertown at Wilcox Tech, Falcon Field, Meriden, 10:30 a.m.
  • Old Saybrook/Westbrook at St. Bernard/Norwich Tech, Delaporta Field, 10:30 a.m.
  • East Lyme at Stonington, Palmer Field (Turf), 11 a.m.
  • Notre Dame-Fairfield at Bullard Havens Tech, Bullard-Havens Football Field, 12 p.m.
  • Intersquad scrimmage at Waterford, Alumni Turf Field, 8 a.m.
  • Wethersfield at Ellington/Somers, Ellington High School, 9 a.m.
  • Granby Memorial at Simsbury, 9 a.m.
  • Haddam-Killingworth at Gilbert/Northwestern, 10 a.m.
  • Vinal Tech/East Hampton/Goodwin Tech vs. SMSA/University, at TBA, TBA
  • Fairfield Ludlowe at Foran, 11 a.m.
  • Morgan at Fitch, 10:30 a.m.
  • Plainville at Canton, 10 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Central at Stamford, 10 a.m.
  • NFA vs. Xavier at Camp Niantic, TBA
  • Bloomfield at Glastonbury, at Glastonbury, 10 a.m.
  • Nonnewaug at O’Brien Tech, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 24

  • Stamford at Darien scrimmage, 8 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

  • Rocky Hill at South Windsor, South Windsor High School, 3:30 p.m.
  • Ansonia at Notre Dame-West Haven, Veteran’s Stadium, 3:45 p.m.
  • New London / Montville / East Hartford at New London, Canamella Field, 4 p.m.
  • Derby, Fairfield Prep and Norwalk at Fairfield Warde, Tetreau/Davis Field, 4 p.m.
  • Jonathan Law at Fairfield Ludlowe, Taft Field, 5 p.m.
  • North Branford at Guilford Jamboree,, TBA
  • Griswold at Windham, 3 p.m.
  • Plainfield at East Lyme, 3:45

Wednesday, Aug. 27

  • Hyde Leadership at North Haven, Vanacore Field, 3 p.m.
  • Hartford Public at Berlin, Scalise Field – Sage Park, 3:30 p.m.
  • St. Joseph at Joel Barlow, Field I (Stadium), 3:30 p.m.
  • Wilbur Cross at Guilford, Kavanaugh Turf Field at GHS, 3:30 p.m.
  • North Branford at Guilford, Kavanaugh Turf Field at GHS, 3:30 p.m.
  • Hillhouse at Hamden, HHS Turf Field, 3:30 p.m.
  • Farmington at Hall, Hall HS Stadium (Turf Field), 4 p.m.
  • Bethel at Danbury, Danbury High School Stadium, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wethersfield at Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton, Coventry High School, 4 p.m.
  • Daniel Hand at Waterford, Alumni Turf Field, 4 p.m.
  • St. Paul Catholic at Plainville, Alumni Field, 4 p.m.
  • Bulkeley/HMTCA at Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby at Windsor Locks, 4
  • Bunnell at Amity, William Johnson Football Field at Amity HS, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wilcox Tech at Coginchaug, Coginchaug Regional High School, 4:45 p.m.
  • Ridgefield at Brookfield, BHS Stadium Field, 5 p.m.
  • Watertown at Avon, Avon High School, 5 p.m.
  • Staples at Naugatuck, Naugatuck High School, TBA
  • Gilbert/NW at Simsbury, 4 p.m.
  • Holy Cross at Cheshire scrimmage, 4 p.m.
  • Trumbull at Cheshire scrimmage, 6 p.m.
  • Conard at Bristol Eastern Scrimmage, 4 p.m.
  • Haddam-Killingworth at Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech scrimmage, 5 p.m.
  • Holy Cross at Cheshire, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

  • Fermi at Putnam Vo-Tech (MA), Putnam Vo-Tech Field, 4 p.m.
  • Bassick at Notre Dame-Fairfield, 3:15 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

  • Plainfield at Griswold, Football Field, 3:30 p.m.
  • Westhill at Newtown, at Blue and Gold Stadium, Newtown 5 p.m.
  • Valley Regional/Old Lyme at Windham, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

  • New London / Glastonbury / Bacon Academy at New London, Canamella Field, 10 a.m.
  • Pomperaug at Amity, William Johnson Football Field at Amity HS, 10 a.m.
  • Lyman Hall at Danbury, Danbury High School Stadium, 10 a.m.
  • Woodstock Academy at RHAM, RHAM High School Athletic Complex, 10 a.m.
  • East Lyme at North Branford, Colafati Field – NBHS, 10 a.m.
  • Cheney Tech at Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton, Coventry High School, 10 a.m.
  • Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby at Tolland, Tolland High School, 10 a.m.
  • Hartford Public at New Britain, Veteran’s Stadium, 10 a.m.
  • Notre Dame-West Haven at Naugatuck, Naugatuck High School, 10 a.m.
  • Bullard Havens Tech at Enfield, Enfield High Turf Field, 10 a.m.
  • Hamden at North Haven, Vanacore Field, 10 a.m.
  • Quad Scrimmage at Middletown, Middletown High School, 10 a.m.
  • New Fairfield at Brewster (NY),, 10 a.m.
  • Kennedy at Coginchaug, CRHS Stadium Field & Track, 10 a.m.
  • Hillhouse at Quad Scrimmage,, 10 a.m.
  • Westborogh MA at Waterford, Alumni Turf Field, 10 a.m.
  • St. Paul Catholic at Gilbert/NW Regional, Gilbert, 10:30 a.m.
  • Quad: Hillhouse, Fairfield Warde at Oxford, OHS Wolverine Field (Turf), 10:30 a.m.
  • Wilcox Tech and Haddam Killingworth at St. Bernard/Norwich Tech, Delaporta Field, 10:30 a.m.
  • Southington/Berlin/Masuk Tri-Scrimmage at Southington, SHS TURF FIELD, 8:30 a.m.
  • Ellington/Somers at Hall, Hall HS Stadium (Turf Field), 9 a.m.
  • Staples at Ridgefield, Tiger Hollow Stadium, 9 a.m.
  • Trumbull at Bunnell, Bunnell Turf Field, 10 a.m.
  • Foran at Bunnell, Bunnell Turf Field, 10 a.m.
  • Darien at Branford, Branford High School-Turf Field, 9 a.m.
  • Ledyard at Daniel Hand, DHHS Turf Field, 9 a.m.
  • Norwalk at Wilton Jamboree, 9:30 a.m.
  • Wilton Jamboree – 10 Teams at Wilton, Fujitani Field – Turf, 9:30 a.m.
  • Wilbur Cross at Bunnell scrimmage, 10 a.m.
  • Weston at Wilton, Fujitani Field – Turf, TBA
  • Joel Barlow at Wilton Scrimmage Day, Wilton High School, 9:30
  • Fitch, Derby, Weaver at Morgan, Peters Complex, TBA
  • Simsbury at Canton, 8 a.m.
  • Stratford at St. Joseph, 10 a.m.
  • Trinity Catholic at New Canaan, 10 a.m.
  • Stafford/East Windsor at Granby Memorial, 9 a.m.
  • Wilby at Watertown, noon
  • Greenwich at Iona Prep (NY), 10 a.m.
  • Valley Regional/Old Lyme at Middletown, 10 a.m.
  • Paramus Catholic at Xavier, 2 p.m.
  • Hyde at East Haven, 10:30 a.m.
  • Torrington at Farmington at Westwoods School, 10 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 1

  • Windsor at Cheshire, Cheshire High Main Game field, 10:30 a.m.
  • Crosby at Seymour, Seymour High Lower Field, 9 a.m.
  • Ansonia at West Haven, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Wilcox Tech at Cromwell, Pierson Park, Cromwell, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

  • Wilton at Naugatuck, Naugatuck High School, 3:45 p.m.
  • West Haven at Bridgeport Central, Kennedy Stadium, 4 p.m.
  • Newtown at Danbury, Danbury High School Stadium, 5 p.m.
  • Westhill at Jonathan Law,, 5 p.m.
  • Trumbull at Masuk, Masuk Stadium Field, 5 p.m.
  • Trinity Catholic at Norwalk, Testa Field, NHS, 6:30 p.m.
  • Haddam-Killingworth at Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton, Coventry High School, 6:30 p.m.
  • O’Brien Tech at Seymour, Seymour High Main Field, 7 p.m.
  • Morgan at East Haven, 6 p.m.
  • Stamford at Bethel, 6 p.m.
  • Valley Regional/Old Lyme at Hopkins, 4 p.m.
  • Morgan at East Haven, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4

  • Fairfield Prep at Staples, 3:30 p.m.
  • Glastonbury at Wethersfield, Cottone Field at WHS, 4 p.m.
  • Lyman Hall at Coginchaug, CRHS Stadium Field & Track, 4 p.m.
  • Wolcott at Weston, 4 p.m.
  • Fermi at St. Bernard/Norwich Tech, Delaporta Field, 5:30 p.m.
  • Shelton at Ansonia, 6 p.m.
  • Amity at Oxford, OHS Wolverine Field (Turf), 6 p.m.
  • Enfield at Plainville, Alumni Field, 6 p.m.
  • Hartford Public at St. Paul Catholic, St. Paul Catholic H.S., 6 p.m.
  • Hyde Leadership at Fairfield Warde, Tetreau/Davis Field, 6 p.m.
  • Wilbur Cross at Middletown, Middletown High School, 6 p.m.
  • Northwest Catholic at Bunnell, Bunnell Turf Field, 6 p.m.
  • Southington at New London, Canamella Field, 6:30 p.m.
  • North Haven at Notre Dame-West Haven, Veteran’s Stadium, 7 p.m.
  • Branford at Derby, Derby -Ryan Athletic Complex- Deflippo Field, 7 p.m.
  • Guilford at Stratford, Penders Field, 7 p.m.
  • St. Joseph at Foran, 7 p.m.
  • Stamford at Bethel, at DeSantis Field, Bethel, TBA
  • RHAM at Tolland, Tolland High School, 7 p.m.
  • Pomperaug at Ridgefield, Tiger Hollow Stadium, 5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 5

  • Killingly at E.O. Smith, E.O. Smith HS (turf field), 4 p.m.
  • Plainfield at Stonington, Palmer Field (Turf), 6 p.m.
  • Platt Tech at Fairfield Ludlowe, Taft Field, 6 p.m.
  • Torrington at Berlin, Sage Park, Berlin, 6 p.m.
  • Conard at Daniel Hand, Surf Club, 6 p.m.
  • Wilby at Jamboreee,, 6 p.m.
  • Ellington/Somers at Rockville, RHS football field, 6:30 p.m.
  • Bloomfield at South Windsor, Rye Street Park, 6:30 p.m.
  • Simsbury at Platt-Meriden, 4 p.m.
  • RHAM at Windham, Windham HS, 6 p.m.
  • Griswold at Bartlett (Mass.), 6:30 p.m.
  • NFA at Ledyard, TBA
  • Hamden at Greenwich, 4 p.m.
  • Granby Memorial at Cromwell, 5:30 p.m.
  • Lyman Memorial at Watertown, 6 p.m.
  • Bloomfield at South Windsor, 4 p.m.
  • Abbott Tech/Immaculate at Nonnewaug, 4:30 p.m.
  • Windham Jamboree at Ferrigno Field, Windham, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6

  • East Catholic at Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton, Coventry High School, 10 a.m.
  • CREC Coop at Coginchaug, CRHS Stadium Field & Track, 10 a.m.
  • Fermi at New Britain,, 10 a.m.
  • Gilbert/NW Regional at Bullard Havens Tech, Bullard-Havens Football Field, 12 p.m.
  • Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby at Suffield Academy, 1 p.m.
  • Notre Dame-Fairfield at East Lyme, ELHS Turf Field, 1 p.m.
  • Putnam Vo-Tech (MA) at New Fairfield, Rebel Stadium, 4 p.m

Comments

  1. WHHS says

    Hey Sean, the Westies are practicing with Saint Joes on the 23rd and going up to Saint John’s Prep in Massachusetts on the 30th

    • north haven says

      you know what’s funny? their “practice” with St. Joes on the 23rd is a CIAC violation! the rules say you must have 3 days of full padded practices before you can scrimmage, aka, practice with another team! The 23rd is their first day in pads, after 5 days in helmets you probably shouldn’t be getting after it that quick.

      • Just a Coach says

        North Haven,

        Hate to burst your bubbly. Joint practices are very…very common. The CIAC only says 1 day in pads before a joint practice. They actually encourage teams to joint practice. A lot of programs do it including my own…

  2. Granby Coach says

    SPB – Tri Scrimmage in Granby on August 30 – Lewis Mills, South Hadley, MA and of course Granby

    September 5th- Cromwell @ Granby 5:30

  3. Impartial Observer says

    How does the CIAC police when teams start practice, number of hours, practicing in pads, etc? I know of at least one team that participated in spring practice that started yesterday…with a two-a-day…in pads. I’m quite sure that they are not the only ones.

    • says

      Honor system. Some live by it….others feel it doesn’t apply to them. Not worth losing sleep over. Unfortunately, people cheat in all walks of life, including HS football.

        • Just Sayin says

          High school coaches are coaching their own players in passing leagues and summer baseball too. If you aren’t going to enforce a rule, don’t make it in the first place. That way it’s always an even playing field.

  4. Frank Rizzo says

    The AD’s are supposed to be running the show. Leading an ethnical program. CIAC is not a watchdog, it’s the Administration that has to be following rules, and if a coach does something that violates the rules, they are obligated to self report. That’s why it’s so important to hire people that are honorable and ethnical. Their are many programs that recruiting, including public schools.

  5. Rob (On Connecticut's East Coast) says

    Updates for Ledyard over here on the East Coast:
    1) Platt at Ledyard on Wednesday the 27th
    2) NFA at Ledyard moved up 1 day from Friday 9/5 to Thursday 9/4

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