CIAC’s Board of Control Update, Sept. 16; 11-on-11 fall football is canceled

The following is from the CIAC’s website, casciac.org. CHESHIRE, Conn. – At its September 16, 2020, meeting, the CIAC Board of Control reaffirmed its September 3 decision to cancel full contact football for the 2020-2021 school year. This decision was made in alignment with the Connecticut Department of Health’s recommendation that football is a high-risk … Read more

DPH stands firm on football despite new CIAC strategies; Lamont pushes spring

The state Department of Public Health remained unmoved Monday by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s Friday pitch for getting DPH approval for a full-contact fall football season. The CIAC Board of Control will meet this week to determine what comes next. Click here for more

“Devastating”: New Canaan’s Marinelli heartbroken for his Rams after football’s cancellation

Friday night was supposed to be the first official game of Lou Marinelli’s 40th year as head coach of New Canaan football. Instead of a celebration of that milestone, however, he and his Rams are sidelined; shut down by the CIAC’s decision to follow the Department of Public Health’s recommendation and not play 11-on-11 football … Read more

Wilton All-State senior Gulbin devastated by news of canceled season

Wilton senior football player Matt Gulbin said he and his teammates have felt like pingpong balls being knocked back and forth the last few weeks. As the CIAC, Department of Health and local school boards wrestled with the decision whether to play football this fall or not, the athletes have been the ones bearing the … Read more

CIAC’s statement on cancellation of 11-on-11 football this fall, and volleyball moving forward

The following is from the CIAC’s website, casciac.org. Click here for additional information CHESHIRE, Conn. – At its September 3 meeting, the CIAC Board of Control reviewed DPH’s response to its August 28 letter requesting support of (1) modifications which lower the risk of indoor volleyball; (2) low to moderate risk activities in football; and … Read more

CIAC will not hold 11-on-11 football this fall; volleyball can proceed

High school football will not be held this fall in its current 11-on-11, full-contact format, the CIAC Board of Control voted Friday morning. The state’s governing body for high school sports is following the guidance of the Department of Health. In an email response Thursday to CIAC executive director Glenn Lungarini, DPH acting commissioner Deidre S. Gifford reiterated the department’s stance against football being played … Read more

CIAC asks to resume conditioning; Board of Control will meet again Sunday

The following is from the CIAC’s website, casciac.org. CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC Board of Control met this morning to review last night’s discussion with the DPH and establish a timeline for decisions on the start of fall sports. The CIAC has requested that the DPH consider allowing our member schools to resume the non-contact … Read more

CIAC moves ahead with fall sports plan

The following is from the CIAC’s website, casciac.org. Click here for the full post To view the CIAC’s 2020 fall sports plan, click here CHESHIRE, Conn. -The CIAC Board of Control met at 2PM on Wednesday August 12 as part of its planned review of the official fall sports plan, which was approved on July … Read more

Coaches, administrators pleased CIAC moving forward with fall sports

The decision to move forward with fall sports by the CIAC’s Board of Control on Wednesday was praised by coaches and committee members, who said the CIAC put in a lot of time, thought and effort into its plan. The decision follows several days of committee meetings for each of the fall sports, with each … Read more