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Sites, Times Set for Football Semifinals

Darien High School will play Masuk High at 2 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals of the Class L football tournament. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference released sites this morning for semifinals in all four football classifications.

The fifth-seeded Blue Wave defeated fourth-seeded Wethersfield, 31-7, on Tuesday night to reach the semis. Darien, 10-1, is shooting for its first state championship since 1996. Top-seeded Masuk advanced with a 49-23 win over No. 8. Bristol Eastern. The Panthers are ranked No. 2 in the state in the latest state football poll conducted by the New Haven Register.

Tickets for Saturday's game will be for sale from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday in the main lobby at Darien High School. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

In other games involving Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference schools Tuesday night, No. 3 Trumbull advanced to the semifinals with a 27-9 win over No. 6 Conard in the Class LL tournament. Trumbull will play No. 2 Norwich Free Academy in Saturday's semis at 2 p.m. at West Haven. Also in Class LL, No. 5 Staples fell to No. 4 Glastonbury, 7-6.

In the Class L tournament, No. 6 New Canaan knocked out No. 3 Naugatuck, 21-12. The Rams will play No. 2 Daniel Hand at 7 p.m. Saturday at West Haven. In Class S, No. 4 St. Joseph topped No. 5 Woodland, 48-12. The Cadets play top-seeded Valley Regional/Old Lyme Saturday at 7 p.m. at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury.

The upset of the night took place in Class M, where No. 8 Hillhouse stunned top-seeded Berlin, 33-30.

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