Thunderstorms postponed many season-opening football games scheduled to play Thursday night. A number of them involved area teams playing in the SCC-FCIAC Challenge.
And some of those area teams have to finish completed games on Friday. One of them is Hillhouse, which trails 40-26 to Darien with just over 9 minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Academics will return to Darien Friday to resume the game at 4 p.m.
Shelton led Trumbull 49-0 at halftime when thunderstorms postponed the second half of that non-league contest to 3 p.m. Friday.
Among teams in the Register Top 10 poll, No. 5 West Haven leads host Greenwich 13-7 in the third quarter. That game will resume Sunday at 1 p.m. in Greenwich.
The two Class LL powerhouses combined for five turnovers in the first half, including a fumble Greenwich returned for a touchdown and a short-lived 7-0 lead. But Ervin Philips countered with a 40-yard touchdown run and Marshont Little scored the go-ahead touchdown run late in the second quarter. The Westies recovered a fumble and were driving to start the third quarter when the game was postponed.
No. 6 Middletown led East Lyme 7-0 at home in the second quarter. It will be resumed Sunday at 1:30 p.m. No. 7 Southington never got started at Glastonbury. That game begins Friday at 3 p.m.
Hamden led Danbury 6-0 with 1:23 left in the first quarter Thursday night. That game will resume at 3:30 Friday. Wilbur Cross trails McMahon 13-0 at halftime. The Governors will return to Norwalk at 3 p.m. Friday.
Other rescheduled games to Friday include: Fairfield Prep at Stamford, 3:30 p.m.; North Haven at Bridgeport Central, 4:30 p.m., Trinity Catholic at Sheehan, 4:30 p.m.; Branford at Woodland, 4:30 p.m.; and Bassick at East Haven, 7 p.m.
Fairfield Ludlowe led Lyman Hall 24-7 in the third quarter and have not announced a makeup date yet. North Branford led Haddam-Killingworth 39-0 in the third quarter. That makeup is also not known.
Gilbert/Northwestern defeated Cromwell 34-27 in its opener.
In the ECC, Ledyard defeated RHAM 42-6 for coach Jim Buonocore’s 100th career victory.
Here are Thursday’s results and the CIAC Schedule for the remaining week.
Valley/Old Lyme 34, Hyde 0
H-K at N.Branford, 6:00 p.m. (Susp. TBA with North Branford leading 39-0 in 3rd Q)
Canton 16, Avon 13
Gilbert/NW Regional 34, Cromwell 27
Coginchaug 48, SMSA/University 38
Old Saybrook/Westbrook 37, Housatonic/Wamogo 7
Oxford 23, Weston 6
Wilton 21, Guilford 20
Ledyard 42, RHAM 6
FRIDAY SEPT. 13
Southington at Glastonbury, 3:00 p.m.
Rocky Hill at Wethersfield, 3:30 p.m.
S.Windsor at Hartford Pub., 3:30 p.m.
Farmington at Simsbury, 4:00 p.m. (Susp. with one minute left in 3rd and Simsbury leading 14-13)
Windsor at Manchester, 6:00 p.m.
E.O. Smith at Rockville, 6:30 p.m.
Berlin at Brist.East., 7:00 p.m.
Bloomfield at E.Hartford, 7:00 p.m.
Weaver at Bulkeley, 7:00 p.m.
Putnam/Tourt./Ellis at Prince Tech, 3:45 p.m.
Abbott Tech at Vinal/E. Hampton, 7:00 p.m.
Montville at Windham, 6:30 p.m.
Griswold at St. Bern./Norw. Tech, 6:30 p.m.
Westhill at Norwalk, 3:00 p.m.
Kennedy at Wilby, 3:30 p.m. (Suspended at halftime)
Naugatuck at Crosby, 7:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart at Wolcott, 7:00 p.m.
St.Paul at Derby, 7:00 p.m.
Torrington at Ansonia, 7:00 p.m.
Watertown at Holy Cross, 7:00 p.m.
Ell./Somers at Stafford/East Windsor, 6:30 p.m.
Lewis Mills at Morgan, 6:30 p.m.
Newtown at Pomperaug, 4:00 p.m.
Bethel at Joel Barlow, 4:00 p.m.
Stratford at ND-Ffld, 4:00 p.m.
Wilbur Cross at McMahon, 3:00 p.m. (Susp. with Brien McMahon leading 13-0 at start of 3rd)
Danbury at Hamden, 3:30 p.m. (Susp. to 3:30, Fri., Hamden leads 6-0 1:23 left in 1st)
Ffld.Ludlowe at Lyman Hall, 3:30 p.m. (Susp. with Fairfield Ludlowe leading 24-7, 2:41 left in 3rd)
Ffld.Prep at Stamford, 3:30 p.m.
Hillhouse at Darien, 4:00 p.m. (Susp. with 9:40 left in 4th. Darien up 40-26)
Trumbull at Shelton, 4:00 p.m. (Susp. to 4 p.m. Fri., Shelton leading 49-0 at half)
Branford at Woodland, 4:30 p.m.
North Haven at Bridg.Central, 4:30 p.m.
Trinity Cath. at Sheehan, 4:30 p.m.
Tolland at Killingly, 6:30 p.m.
Waterford at Platt, 6:30 p.m.
Bassick at East Haven, 7:00 p.m.
Fitch at LaSalle Academy (RI), 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT 14
Cheney Tech at Bull. Havens, 12:00 p.m.
Platt Tech at Capital/Class./Achieve., 12:00 p.m.
O’Brien Tech at Whitney Tech, 2:00 p.m.
Plainfield at New London, 11:00 a.m.
Cov./Wind. Tech/Bolton at W. Locks/Suffield/E. Granby, 1:00 p.m.
NW Catholic at Wilcox Tech, 1:00 p.m.
ND-WH at St. Joseph, 1:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15
Enfield at Granby, 2:00 p.m.
Masuk at New Milford, 2:00 p.m.
Brookfield at Bunnell, 2:00 p.m.
New.Fair. at Immaculate, 2:30 p.m.
West Haven at Greenwich, 1:00 p.m. (susp. WH leads 13-7)
East Lyme at Middletown, 1:30 p.m. (Susp. 7-0 Middletown 10:48 to go in 2nd Q)
Cheshire at Ridgefield, 2:00 p.m.
MONDAY, SEPT. 16
Fermi at E.Catholic, 7:00 p.m.