On Thanksgiving Day, the Killingly and Griswold-Wheeler football teams not only secured victories but also earned a spot in the CIAC state football playoffs.
Killingly’s 42-15 triumph over Woodstock Academy at Killingly High School’s Morgan Field secured their eighth consecutive postseason trip. With a record of 7-3, they clinched the No. 7 seed in Class L and are set to play against No. 2 New Canaan (9-1) in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Griswold-Wheeler (9-1), on the other hand, had already secured a playoff berth before defeating Plainfield with a 36-0 victory. As a result, the Wolverines moved up one spot in Class S and will travel to No. 4 Cromwell/Portland for the quarterfinals on Nov. 28.
Killingly’s senior running back, Soren Rief, sealed a sensational regular season with 276 yards on 46 carries and five rushing touchdowns against Woodstock Academy.
Meanwhile, Griswold-Wheeler’s senior KinKade Rubino celebrated the Wolverines’ first playoff appearance since 2006 with three touchdowns against Plainfield.
For more information on this news, check out Killingly clinches Class L playoff berth; Griswold No. 5 in Class S from The Bulletin.
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