WELCOME TO THE GAUNTLET
So you want to be a state champion, eh?
Let’s see how you navigate ‘The Gauntlet.’
Two games, four days.
Thirty-two teams enter the state quarterfinals tonight at the higher seeds.
Sixteen teams will leave and head for Saturday’s state semifinals at a neutral site near you.
The winner of two games gets a ticket to Arute Field at Central Connecticut State and will play for the state championships.
There’s no rest for the weary. Every mistake will be amplified. The hopes and dreams of your team will hang on every moment.
Who are are lucky contestants? Who are the favorites and who are the underdogs? Who do WE expect to win?
Luckily, we have it all covered for you here at State Championship Central. We’ll tell you what to look for when read through our previews of all 16 quarterfinal games and pick who you think will advance to the next round.
- The Top 10 GameTimeCT / Register media poll | The Day of New London coaches poll
- CIAC: Newtown wants focus on football
ON THE AIR
It’s a light schedule with four games being broad across the region.
- Class L quarterfinal, North Haven at Platt, 6:30 p.m.: 960-WELI
- Class L quarterfinal, Hand vs. Darien at McMahon, 6:30 p.m.: CPTVSports (TV Only – check local listings) | NFHS Network (live stream – subscription required)
- Class L quarterfinal Farmington at New Canaan, 6:30 p.m.: Hersam/Acorn online radio
- Class LL quarterfinal, West Haven at Hall, 6:30 p.m.: NFHS Network (live stream – subscription required)
We’ll be covering all of the state quarterfinal games in some form or other, more than three fourths will be with staff, the other via briefs. We’ll have all the semifinal matchups set as soon as they come in, so stick around.
The Live Blog
Follow the window below to get updates from all 16 state quarterfinal games.