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Darien, New Canaan playing for state football championships today

The Darien Blue Wave and New Canaan Rams will look to bring home two state football championships for the FCIAC, as the CIAC finals are held on Saturday.

Second-seeded Darien (11-0) will take on the top-seeded Shelton Gaels (12-0) in the Class LL title game at New Britain’s Willowbrook Park at 2:30 p.m. Darien is seeking its first state championship since 1996.

In Class L, No. 6 New Canaan Rams (10-1) will square off against top-seeded North Haven (12-0) at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven. That game also kicks off at 2:30 p.m. New Canaan is going for a state championship three-peat.

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Senior quarterback Michael Collins and the New Canaan Rams are chasing a state title three-peat as they take on North Haven at 2:30 p.m., today, in West Haven. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo

Senior quarterback Michael Collins and the New Canaan Rams are chasing a state title three-peat as they take on North Haven at 2:30 p.m., today, in West Haven. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo

Both games will be available on CPTV, channel 139. The New Canaan-North Haven game will be carried live, while the Darien-Shelton game will be on tape delay at 8 p.m.

Here’s the full schedule for the four state finals:

Class LL

No. 2 Darien vs. No. 1 Shelton at Willowbrook Park, New Britain, 2:30 p.m.

Class L

No. 6 New Canaan vs. No. 1 North Haven at Ken Strong Stadium, West Haven, 2:30 p.m.

Class M

No. 5 Brookfield vs. No. 2 New Fairfield at Ken Strong Stadium, West Haven, 10:30 a.m.

Class S

No. 2 Bloomfield vs. No. 1 Ansonia at Willowbrook Park, New Britain, 10:30 a.m.

Here are some story links for the games:

• New Canaan Advertiser: North Haven stands in way of New Canaan three-peat

• New Canaan Advertiser: By the numbers: Records fall as New Canaan offense rolls

• New Canaan Advertiser: New Canaan rings Notre Dame’s bell, 51-27, in Class L semis

• Darien Times: Air attack, Evanchick nuke Southington 49-7 in semis

• Stamford Advocate: Darien’s secondary locking it down all season

• Stamford Advocate: New Canaan faces North Haven seeking third straight state title

• The Ruden Report: Trifone, Darien seniors hoping special 10-year run ends with team’s first state title in 19 years

• The Ruden Report: In Darien, offensive line plays a thankful job

• The Hour: New Canaan plays North Haven in a quest for three straight

• The Hour: Darien faces Shelton in search for long yearned for title

Darien senior QB Timmy Graham will help lead the Blue Wave against Shelton in the Class LL final at 2:30 p.m. in New Britain. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo

Darien senior QB Timmy Graham will help lead the Blue Wave against Shelton in the Class LL final at 2:30 p.m. in New Britain. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo

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