CT high school football score updates and results from the CIAC state championships

Darien running back Jeremiah Stafford (21) reaches the football toward the goal line in No. 3 Darien's 24-10 win over No. 2 New Canaan in the CIAC Class LL high school football semifinal at New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Conn. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021.
Darien running back Jeremiah Stafford (21) reaches the football toward the goal line in No. 3 Darien's 24-10 win over No. 2 New Canaan in the CIAC Class LL high school football semifinal at New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Conn. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021.Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media

The CIAC high school football state championships have arrived. Dive into our previews on today's games and follow along with our reporters in the field once the action begins. 


No. 1 Bloomfield vs. No. 2 Cromwell/Portland

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CLASS S STATE TITLE FINAL: Cromwell/Portland 21, Bloomfield 6

Ted Williams scored all three Cromwell/Portland TDs

-- C/P holds inside the 5. 4:56 left C/P 21 Bloomfield 6

-- From Sean Patrick Bowley .@cromportFB’s Ted Williams is putting on one of the greatest state championship shows I’ve ever seen in 20+ years.

He’a recovered two fumbles, one for a TD. He has a TD catch and run and a Pick 6 — all three CP TDs

And there’s 9 minutes left, CP up 21-6.

-- Ted Williams opens the 4th quarter with a pick 6 (his 3rd TD of the game) giving Cromwell/Portland a 21-6 lead over Bloomfield w/ 11:47 to go. Looks to be 66 yard return.

-- END Q3: Cromwell/Portland 14, Bloomfield 6

-- Bloomfield Defense stepping up. Gets the ball back at the Cromwell 30, 233 left third quarter, down 14-6

-- Darrien Foster takes it in himself as Bloomfield cuts the Cromwell/Portland lead to 14-6 w/ 3:28 in Q3 #cthsfb

-- Ted Williams is 3-for-3 today… on 4th down conversions Cromwell/Portland still leading 14-0 mid 3 

-- Jose Feliciano intercepted a pass intended for Ted Williams (lol, yes) in the end zone Bloomfield escapes only down 14-0 to Cromwell/Portland at the half 

-- HALFTIME: Cromwell/Portland 14, Bloomfield 0 #cthsfb

-- Teddy Ballgame just recovered fumble, too. He’s skipped “heating up” and is legit on fire. 14-0 Cromwell/Portland mid 2

-- Nice response drive from Bloomfield, but a 4th down pass at the goal line is incomplete. Still 7-0 CP late 1

-- Alex Hair has a big run into Bloomfield territory to start… 
Couple plays later, Teddy Williams is Johnny on the spot by recovering a fumble on a pass for a 7-0 Cromwell lead #cthsfb

SEEDS/RECORDS — No. 2 Cromwell/Portland 12-0; No. 1 Bloomfield 12-0

Championship History

Cromwell/Portland (1st appearance as a co-op, 1-3 as Cromwell): 2003-S lost to Ansonia 55-0; 2004-S lost to Hyde 14-7; 2008-S def. Ansonia 14-12; 2011-S lost to Holy Cross 34-27.

Bloomfield (9-6): 1982-MM def. Penney 12-6; 1993-SS lost to Seymour 40-12; 1994-SS lost to Ansonia 54-14; 1995-S lost to Ansonia 7-0; 1996-S lost to Darien 21-16; 1997-S def. Darien 39-21; 1998-S def. Ansonia 40-7; 1999-S def. Ansonia 56-0; 2000-M def. New Canaan 55-6; 2001-S def. North Branford 40-7; 2003-SS def. Brookfield 34-14; 2006-SS lost to Ansonia 34-12; 2015-S def. Ansonia 31-20; 2018-S def. Haddam-Killingworth 25-7; 2019-S lost to Sheehan 64-33.


No. 3 Maloney vs. No. 5 Windsor

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-- Maloney 35, Windsor 21, final. Class L state championship for Maloney, the program's first in #cthsfb

-- Maloney’s Wiggins picks off Cromartie again with 41 seconds left

-- Maloney turns it over on downs with 2:46 left. Windsor takes over with 75 yards to go for a score and 1 timeout. Maloney up 35-21.

-- Unofficially, Boganski, 47 carries, 244 yards, 4 tds.

-- Maloney’s Austin Studley with the interception, Maloney’s 3rd of game and 27th this season with 8:39 left 

-- Maloney’s Austin Studley with the interception, Maloney’s 3rd of game and 27th this season with 8:39 left 

-- Maloney responds and goes right down the field for a TD as Angel Arce handles a high snap and take it himself for score. 8:51 left Maloney 35, Windsor 21

-- Windsor split Bell wide, gets pass, breaks a tackle, goes 88 yards for the touchdown. Windsor gets the 2 point conversion. It is 28-21 Maloney early 4th. You didnt leave, did you?

-- Maloney leads Windsor 28-13 thru 3. Maloney faces 4th and long. Class L state final.

-- Windsor’s Shawn Bell pounds it in from 1-yard out. 1:39 left in 3Q  Maloney 28, Windsor 13

-- Maloney’s Boganski scores his 4th TD of the game and it’s 28-7 Maloney leading Windsor with 6:08 left in 3Q. Great punt return bu Joziah Gonzalez set up Maloney at Windsor 27. Boganski scored 3 plays later.

-- 4 plays later Boganski scores his 3rd TD of game and it’s 21-7 Maloney leading Windsor with 9:19 left in 3Q 

-- Maloney’s Kuron Wiggins with interception to start half

-- Unofficially, Boganski 141 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries for Maloney. 

-- Halftime of the Class L state championship game in New Britain: Maloney 14, Windsor 7. 

-- Maloney extends lead to 14-7 over Windsor on a Josh Boganski run with 29 seconds left in half 

-- Windsor recovers Maloney fumble, but Spartans get ball back after Windsor fails on 4th down. 216 left. 

-- Maloney gets ball back deep in Windsor territory with just under 7 minutes left in the 1st half. Back to back penalties forced Windsor to punt from its own end zone.

-- Maloney ties it up as Josh Boganski pounds it in from 5 yards out. Maloney 7, Windsor 7 with 8:13 left in half

-- Maloney has ball on Windsor 5, going for the tying score.

-- Maloney’s Rashawn Shelton with the interception, his 6th of playoffs and 10th of season gives Maloney ball around midfield

End of 1Q Windsor 7, Maloney 0

-- Maloney survives an interception, gets ball back with 243 left 1st quarter trailing Windsor 7-0. 

-- Windsor strikes 1st, Jaevion Walcott on an 82 yard strike from Elijah Cromartie on 3rd and 9. Cromartie scrambled and eventually hit Walcott behind Maloneys defenders. 7-0 Windsor now with 525 left 1st q. 

-- Maloney has ball for 5 mins and turns it over on downs

SEEDS/RECORDS — No. 5 Windsor (11-1); No. 3 Maloney (11-1)

Championship History

WINDSOR (1-3): 2002-L lost to Ridgefield 14-13;  2012-L lost to Hand 23-62014-L-Small def. Notre Dame-West Haven 38-162016-L lost to New Canaan 35-20

MALONEY (0-3): 1989-M lost to St. Joseph 14-7; 2006-MM lost to New Canaan 53-21; 2018-L to Hand 54-14.


No. 1 Killingly vs. No. 2 Rockville

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-- FINAL: Killingly 28, Rockville 14, Class M #cthsfb championship game. Fourth title for Killingly, second in four seasons.

-- Rockville takes it to the Killingly 16 but no further. Killingly takes over with 3:17 to go, up 14. 

-- Killingly turns over on downs at the Rockville 29, but down to 5:55 left... and one pass out to the 45. Killingly up 28-14.

-- Onside kick bounces off a Killingly player, but it recovers.

--  Rockville scores as Matt Ryan hits DeShaun Perry for a TD.  9:02 left Killingly 28 Rockville 14 

-- End of 3Q Killingly 28 Rockville 7 

-- Rief avoids a couple of tackles on 2nd-and-24 and scores from 28 yards out to put Killingly up 28-7 over Rockville, 41 seconds left third. 

-- Killingly 11 plays, 60 yards 5:18 to start the second half. Rief 17 td run and it's 21-7 over Rockville

-- Halftime Killingly 14, Rockville 7 

-- Killingly blocks a Rockville FG attempt with 10 seconds left in half 

-- With Rockville throwing out of end zone on 3rd down, Killingly’s Ben Jax picks off the pass and takes it back for a TD. 2 point good . Killingly 14, Rockville 7 with 6:52 left in half

-- Travon Edmondson 7 td run for Rockville. Michael Naylor's kick puts Rockville up 7-6  over Killingly, 8:36 left 2nd quarter

-- Killingly leads Rockville 6-0 after 1 quarter.

-- Killingly gets on board as Jack Sharpe runs people over and drags them to get into the end zone #cthsfb  6-0 Killingly leads Rockville with 7:33 left in 1Q

-- Class M final is underway as Amir Knighton takes the kick return back to 42

-- Killingly wins the toss, defers, will defend the south goal. Wind picking up a bit, from looks like the west. 

WHERE/WHEN — Veterans Stadium, New Britain, 3 p.m.

ON THE AIR/WEB — Online: NFHS Network | Radio: WELI 960-AM & 96.9-FM | WINY 1350-AM & 97.1-FM

SEEDS/RECORDS — No. 2 Rockville (10-2); No. 1 Killingly (11-0)

COACHES — Rockville: Erick Knickerbocker, 3rd season (28-7); Killingly: Chad Neal, 17th season (99-87)


How They Got Here...

Rockville defeated Thanksgiving Week rival and No. 7-seeded Ellington 27-0 and then defeated No. 6-seeded Torrington 42-12 in the semifinals.

Killingly defeated No. 8-seeded Gilbert/Northwestern/Housatonic 49-14 and then topped No. 5-seeded Branford 13-12 in the semifinals.

Championship History

Rockville (1-2): 1989-L lost to West Haven 46-0; 1990-L def. Newington 14-10; 1995-L lost to Cheshire 28-0

Killingly (3-2): 1981-M def. Hand 14-7; 1994-MM lost to McMahon 53-16; 1996-M def. New Canaan 27-13; 2017-M def. Barlow 41-14; 2019-M lost to Weston 27-6.

Players to Watch

Rockville: Deshaun Perry, Sr., RB/LB; Amir Knighton, Fr., RB/LB; Matt Ryan, Sr., QB; Travon Edmonds, Sr., RB; Malachi Mapp, Jr., LB

Killingly: Jack Sharpe, Sr., RB/LB; Soren Rief, Soph., RB/LB; Keith Perry, Jr., LB


No. 1 Fairfield Prep vs. No. 3 Darien

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-- DARIEN wins the Class LL championship, 42-7 over Fairfield Prep. Its First title since 2017, fourth since 2015. First for coach Mike Forget. 

-- Prep scores its first TD, but Darien is dunking Forget with an ice bath., up 42-7 @spbowley

-- 42-0 Darien. 4:32 left per @DaveRuden

-- 35-0 Darien. 3rd quarter.

-- Bad punt snap, Evanchick recovers. Just a few plays later, Jeremiah Stafford makes it 28-0. Darien well on its way to a fourth Class LL in 5 seasons (6 years) 

-- Miles Drake 20-yard TD run puts Darien up 21-0 on Fairfield Prep in the third qtr

-- Darien’s defense is playing lights out. On six possessions, Fairfield Prep had 24 yards and one first down.

-- At halftime, Darien leads Fairfield Prep 14-0.

-- Uh oh, Minicus catches a lonnnng pass and Darien back in scoring position, 28 ticks left

-- Drake to Minicus, 12 yards. Darien leads 14-0 late 2nd 

--  Field position and Cummiskey’s TD busrt the difference. Defensively Darien winning with its front and some nice plays by Medwar in the secondary. 

-- End of first quarter: Darien 7, Fairfield Prep 0

-- Darien strikes first, Cummiskey 40-yard run with 6:45 to go first qtr. Darien leads Prep 7-0 #cthsfb @GameTimeCT

-- Darien wins the toss. Defers. Here. We. Go.

-- So Prep LB Ryan O’Connell is done. Tore his ACL v Shelton in semis. Best wishes to a great player this year. Huge reason why Prep’s here.

WHERE/WHEN — McDougall Stadium, Trumbull, 3 p.m.


SEEDS/RECORDS — No. 3 Darien (11-1); No. 1 Fairfield Prep (11-1)

COACHES — Darien: Mike Forget, 1st season (11-1). Fairfield Prep: Keith Hellstern, 6th season (46-19)


Championship History

DARIEN (7-9)

1979-L def. Bristol Central 27-16; 1987-M lost to East Catholic 14-0; 1989-MM lost to Hand 34-28; 1991-M def. Berlin 35-22; 1992-SS def. Stratford 30-0; 1996-S def. Bloomfield 21-16; 1997-S lost to Bloomfield 39-21; 1998-M lost to Seymour 14-6; 1999-M lost to Weaver 69-26; 2008-MM lost to New Canaan 26-7; 2013-L lost to New Canaan 44-12; 2014-L-Large lost to New Canaan 21-202015-LL def. Shelton 39-72016-LL def. Ridgefield 28-72017-LL def. Greenwich 31-22; 2019-LL lost to Newtown 13-7.


1977-L def. Xavier 22-6; 1982-LL def. Greenwich 18-6; 1988-LL def. Greenwich 7-0; 2013-LL lost to Southington 52-34.

How They Got Here

Darien rolled past No. 6-ranked Hamden 46-19 in the quarterfinals and defeated rival and No. 2-seeded (and No. 1 ranked) New Canaan, 24-10, in the semifinals.

Fairfield Prep defeated No. 8-seeded Greenwich 21-14 in the quarterfinals and then defeated rival and No. 5-seeded Shelton, 24-3, in the semifinals.

Players to Watch

Darien: David Evanchick, Sr., DE; Miles Drake, Sr., QB; Tighe Cummiskey, Sr., RB; Matt Minicus, Sr., WR; Sean Quick, Sr., LB.

Fairfield Prep: Ryan O’Connell, Sr., LB; Tymaine Smith, Sr., LB/WR; Tim Pearson, Sr., WR; Connor Smith, Sr., QB.