The Connecticut High School Alliance Releases its 2023 schedule

The Connecticut High School Alliance released its 2023 schedule on Friday. The alliance is a crossover scheduling arrangement between six of the state’s eight CIAC football leagues.

The alliance has scheduled 88 games between the CCC, SCC, FCIAC, ECC, SWC and CTC. The majority of those games, 72 of them will be played in Weeks 1 and 3. The remaining 16 will be played throughout the reminder of the season.

This is the sixth year of the alliance. The games are partly based on a program’s recent performance, playoff class and availability. A committee of representatives puts the schedule together.

Here is the schedule of games with some of the top match ups highlighted in bold print.

Week 1 Match-Ups (Sept. 7-9) 34 Games

Weaver (ECC) at Weston (SWC)

Lewis Mills (CCC) at Montville (ECC)

Stonington (ECC) at Northwest Catholic (CCC)

Bethel (SWC) at Bacon Academy (ECC)

Sheehan (SCC) at Ledyard (ECC)

Waterford (ECC) at Notre Dame-Fairfield (SWC)

Barlow (SWC) at Jonathan Law (SCC)

East Catholic (CCC) at Griswold/Wheeler (ECC)

New Fairfield (SWC) at Windham (ECC)

Bridgeport Central (FCIAC) at Platt Tech (CTC)

Brookfield (SWC) at ATI co-op (CTC)

Pomperaug (SWC) at Bullard Havens/Kolbe co-op (CTC)

Quinebaug Valley co-op (CTC) at Woodstock Academy (ECC)

Northwest United co-op (CTC) at East Lyme (ECC)

New London (ECC) at Stratford (SWC) 

Bunnell (SWC) at Hand (SCC)

Wilton (FCIAC) at Berlin (CCC)

Masuk (SWC) at Killingly (ECC)

Darien at North Haven (SCC)

Wilbur Cross (SCC) at Norwalk (FCIAC)

McMahon (FCIAC)  at Amity (SCC)

Newington (CCC) at Westhill (FCIAC)

Xavier (SCC) at Warde (FCIAC)

Ludlowe (FCIAC) at Simsbury (CCC)

St. Joseph (FCIAC) at Newtown (SWC)

Norwich Free Academy (ECC) at Stamford (FCIAC) 

West Haven (SCC) at Staples (FCIAC) 

Trumbull (FCIAC) at Hamden (SCC)

Fairfield Prep (SCC) at Greenwich (FCIAC) 

Glastonbury (CCC) at Danbury (FCIAC) 

New Canaan (FCIAC)  at Shelton (SCC) 

Cheshire (SCC) at Ridgefield (FCIAC) 

Notre Dame-West Haven (SCC) at New Milford (SWC)

Fitch (ECC) at Thames River co-op (CTC)

Week 2 Match-Ups (Sept. 14-16) 2 Games

Killingly (ECC) at Notre Dame-West Haven (SCC)

Hamden (SCC) at Norwich Free Academy (ECC)

Week 3 Match-Ups (Sept 21-23) 38 Games

Plainville (CCC) at Bethel (SWC)

Greenwich (FCIAC)  at Maloney (CCC) 

Bloomfield (CCC) at Masuk (SWC)

Staples (FCIAC) at Southington (CCC) 

Fairfield Prep (SCC) at Darien (FCIAC)

Ridgefield (FCIAC)  at West Haven (SCC)

Windsor (CCC) at New Canaan (FCIAC) 

Manchester (CCC) at McMahon (FCIAC) 

Notre Dame-West Haven (SCC) at St. Joseph (FCIAC)

Wethersfield (CCC) at Shelton (SCC)

Newtown (SWC) at Trumbull (FCIAC) 

Glastonbury (CCC) at Cheshire (SCC)

Hamden (SCC) at Ludlowe (FCIAC) 

New Britain (CCC) at Norwich Free Academy (ECC)

New Milford (SWC) at Middletown (CCC) Danbury (FCIAC) at East Hartford (CCC) 

Enfield (CCC) at Westhill (FCIAC) 

Norwalk (FCIAC) at Hall (CCC) 

Bridgeport Central (FCIAC) at South Windsor (CCC) 

Stamford (FCIAC) at Simsbury (CCC) 

Harding (SCC) at Pomperaug (SWC)

Warde (FCIAC)  at Bristol Central (CCC) 

North Haven (SCC) at Fitch (ECC)

Platt (CCC) at Wilton (FCIAC) 

Berlin (CCC) at Bunnell (SWC)

RHAM (CCC) at Guilford (SCC)

Bristol Eastern (CCC) at Hillhouse (SCC)

E.O. Smith (CCC) at New London (ECC)

Stratford (SWC) at Farmington (CCC)

Bassick (SCC) at Brookfield (SWC)

Avon (CCC) at East Lyme (ECC)

Hartford Public (CCC) at Branford (SCC)

Northwest Catholic (CCC) at East Haven (SCC)

Foran (SCC) at New Fairfield (SWC)

Lyman Hall (SCC) at East Catholic (CCC)

Notre Dame-Fairfield (SWC) at Lewis Mills (CCC)

Weston (SWC) at Tolland (CCC)

Rocky Hill (CCC) at Barlow (SWC)

Week 5 Match-Ups (Oct 5th-7th) 2 Games

ATI co-op (CTC) at Bethel (SWC)

Northwest United co-op (CTC) at Stratford (SWC)

Week 6 Match-Ups (Oct. 12-14) 4 Games

Woodstock Academy (ECC) at Foran (SCC)

East Haven (SCC) at Platt Tech (CTC)

Bassick (SCC) at Bullard Havens/Kolbe co-op (CTC)

Thames wRiver co-op (CTC) at Killingly (ECC)

Week 8 Match-Ups (Oct. 26-28) 5 Games

Hillhouse (SCC) at Fitch (ECC)

Norwich Free Academy (ECC) at Harding (SCC)

West Haven (SCC) at Newtown (SWC)

Bethel (SWC) at Woodstock Academy (ECC)

New London (ECC) at Bassick (SCC)

Week 9 Match-Ups (Nov. 2-4) 2 Games

East Lyme (ECC) at Guilford (SCC)

Tolland (CCC) at Lyman Hall (SCC)

Week 11 Match-Ups (Nov. 16-18) 1 Game

Shelton (SCC) at Wilton (FCIAC)

As you can see, there are plenty of great match ups to kick off the season and during the season. The Alliance has generated some good regular season match-ups in recent seasons and this upcoming season will be no different.