Three FCIAC teams advance in State football tournaments

The Darien Blue Wave, New Canaan Rams and Trinity Catholic Crusaders all moved into the CIAC football semifinals as the state tournaments got underway on a rainy Tuesday night.

In an all-FCIAC Class LL contest, Darien knocked off Staples 41-7, while New Canaan traveled two hours north for a 21-6 win over Windsor in Class L.

In Class M, the St. Joseph Cadets had their two-year run as state champs come to an end in a 24-0 loss to New Fairfield.

The Trinity Crusaders were in fine form in the Class S quarterfinals, routing Morgan 40-12 at Stamford’s Boyle Stadium.

Here’s a look at all the quarterfinal scores and the semifinal schedule — FCIAC games are in bold. Scroll down for links to stories about the league’s quarterfinal contests.

CIAC Quarterfinals, Tues., Dec. 1

Class LL

Darien 41, Staples 7

Southington 48, Conard 6

Shelton 40, West Haven 20

Newtown 21, Glastonbury 20

Class L

New Canaan 21, Windsor 6

Notre Dame-West Haven 34, Harding 0

North Haven 48, Middletown 13

Wethersfield 33, Torrington 6

Class M

New Fairfield 24, St. Joseph 0

Ledyard 55, Bacon Academy 6

Killingly 35, Stratford 0

Brookfield 35, ATI 6

Class S

Trinity Catholic 40, Morgan 12

Ansonia 35, Capital/AF 13

Broomfield 28, East Catholic 20

Seymour 56, Granby 28

CIAC Semifinals, Mon., Dec. 7

All games start at 6:30 p.m.

Class LL

No. 2 Darien (10-0) vs. No. 3 Southington (11-0) at Boyle Stadium, Stamford

No. 4 Newtown (10-1) at No. 1 Shelton (11-0)

Class L

No. 7 Notre Dame-West Haven (9-2) at No. 6 New Canaan (9-1)

No. 5 Wethersfield (10-1) at No. 1 North Haven (11-0)

Class M

No. 5 Brookfield (9-2) at No. 1 Killingly (10-1)

No. 3 Ledyard (10-1) at No. 2 New Fairfield (10-1)

Class S

No. 4 Trinity Catholic (9-1) at No. 1 Ansonia (11-0)

No. 6 Seymour (10-1) at No. 2 Bloomfield (11-0)

Quarterfinal Story Links

• New Canaan Advertiser: Rams’ “brotherhood” overcomes injuries, tops Windsor in quarterfinals

• Darien Times: Rising LL power Wace wreaks havoc on Wreckers in quarters

• Trumbull Times: New Fairfield defeats St. Joseph, 24-0

• Stamford Advocate: Trinity dominates Morgan in Class L quarterfinals

• The Ruden Report: Crusader tradition carries Trinity to 40-12 Class S quarterfinal win over Morgan

• Game Time CT: Trinity Catholic routs Morgan, advances to semifinals

• Game Time CT: Defense steps up as No. 6 New Canaan knocks off No. 3 Windsor

• Stamford Advocate: Darien overpowers Staples in Class LL

• The Ruden Report:  Darien avoids trap with impressive 41-7 Class LL quarterfinal win over Staples

New Canaan quarterback Michael Collins looks for a target during the Rams’ 21-6 win over Windsor in the Class L quarterfinals. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo