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Seven CIAC soccer playoff berths up for grabs on Thanksgiving Day

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4 groups unofficially clinched CIAC playoff spots on Wednesday evening, leaving seven up for grabs as Thanksgiving Day — the ultimate day of the 2022 highschool common season — dawns in Connecticut.

And, lastly, North Branford‘s 51-18 victory over Coginchaug Co-Op within the Route 17 Bowl, coupled with Stafford Co-Op’s 20-14 victory over Windsor Locks Co-Op, gave the T-Birds the enhance they wanted to outpoint rival Haddam-Killingworth for the fourth and last spot in Class S.

(Sure, this improvement comes regardless of HK knocking off North Branford 15-14 within the common season and each ending 6-4. North Branford’s win over Stafford gave the T-Birds the wanted general enhance to their factors to seal a playoff spot.)

Forty one in every of 48 out there spots over six playoff divisions have been crammed heading into Thanksgiving Day. Bear in mind, the whole lot is unofficial till after the CIAC soccer committee meets Friday morning and approves the factors following the conclusion of tomorrow’s video games.

So, earlier than you head out to your video games, here is your Thanksgiving morning breakdown who wants whom to do what to get into the state playoffs in the present day:

Class LL

The sphere has been set for some time, however Wednesday evening means seeding has a methods to go. Greenwich (8-1) will end first with a win over Staples (8-1).

If the Cardinals lose, Southington (8-1) can seize the highest spot with a win over Cheshire. In the event that they each lose, initially, how wild wouldn’t it be to see the highest three groups taking place?

However extra instantly, Greenwich and West Haven (9-1) would as soon as once more be first and second, with the order coming all the way down to 4 video games, solely one in every of which the Cardinals would want to go their method.

Staples controls its personal future for a house recreation however has to beat Greenwich.

If it is not the Wreckers, nobody fairly controls its destiny, however 7-3 Fairfield Prep‘s victory over West Haven has given the Jesuits a shot, a minimum of; losses for Hamden (8-1) and Trumbull (7-2) would do it, and Fairfield Prep may compete with both of them in the event that they win.

Class L

St. Joseph (8-1), Naugatuck (8-1), Newtown (8-2), Maloney (8-1), New Canaan (8-1) and New Milford (7-3) have certified.

Two spots can be found between Cheshire (6-3), Darien (6-3) and Sheltonwhich is within the clubhouse at 6-4.

Cheshire (over Southington) and Darien (over New Canaan) will each clinch with victories. Darien is sort of assuredly out with a loss. Even when Cheshire loses, it might probably nonetheless get in over Shelton if both Hillhouse or Notre Dame-West Haven wins.

Shelton’s hopes on Wednesday evening had been bolstered considerably when Ridgefield, Hand and North Haven all gained. Shelton will now clinch with a Darien loss. If that does not occur, Shelton would then want Cheshire to lose and get both Hillhouse or Notre Dame-West Haven to lose to remain forward of Cheshire.

St. Joseph would be the No. 1 seed with a victory over Trumbull. Naugatuck can declare a minimum of the No. 2 seed by beating Ansonia. Newtown has clinched a house recreation and might do no worse than the No. 3 seed. It may even get the No. 1 seed if St. Joseph and Naugatuck lose.

Maloney and New Canaan each have to win for a shot at one of many final dwelling video games. If everyone wins forward of them, they might be 4-5 relying on how their bonus factors shake out. New Milford can end wherever between Nos. 6 and eight. Cheshire and Darien will each surpass the Wave with wins.

Class MM

North Haven (8-2) clinched its spot with its win over Amity, leaving just one spot out there on this wild division. It is easy now: If platt (6-3) beats Maloney, the Panthers are in. If Maloney wins, Wilton (7-3) — which hasn’t performed in practically three weeks — outwaits everybody to snag that eighth spot.

Northwest United (10-0) clinched the second seed behind SMSA (10-0). Killingly (8-1) can be third if it wins. But when Woodstock Academy claims the upset, Thames River (10-0), which clinched a house recreation Wednesday evening, will get third, and fourth would come all the way down to factors with Killingly, Wethersfield (8-2) and North Haven, although Killingly nonetheless has a reasonably good shot at it.

Platt is both seventh or out. Wilton is both eighth or out. Masuk (7-3) takes the opposite spot, which ever method Platt/Wilton goes.

Class M

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