The state championships are a time–honored tradition in high school sports. Every year, athletes from all over the state compete in their respective sports to see who is the best in the state. This year, the state championships will be held from May 24–26 at the University of Alabama. The state championships are always a highly anticipated event, as it is a chance for athletes to showcase their skills and compete against the best in the state. This year, there will be a total of 12 state championship events, including track and field, baseball, softball, and soccer. As always, the state championships are sure to be a highly competitive and exciting event.
Maloney defeated Windsor 35-21 to win the first state title in program history. Josh Bogansky scored four touchdowns and racked up 244 rushing yards in the win.
“It was our goal for the whole year, and we finally got it done, so it looks really, really, excellent,” Bodansky said.
Kevin Frederick, Maloney’s head coach, said: “A lot of people thought I was crazy. I’m going to Maloney, and we can’t make the playoffs, we can’t win a state championship.” “We proved them all wrong today, and Maloney is one of the best teams in the state.”
“We needed respect,” said Maloney senior quarterback Angel Ar’s. “We felt we deserved it, and we got it. We made a statement in this game.”
In Class M, Willingly won his first state title since 2017, beating Rockville 28-14.
“It’s the best feeling of my life so far,” said Killingly Sr. Jack Sharp. “To come here and do it in this field, I don’t even know what to say.”
“We have shown that it is possible for a small town to come out of Windham County and win two state titles in the last four years,” said Killingley head coach Chad Neal.
Cromwell Portland beat Bloomfield 21-6 in an unbeaten match. The Panthers have won the Class S Championship, their first state title since 2008.
“It’s incredible people,” said Teddy Williams, a Cromwell Portland senior. “You never thought of a 180 like this.”
“It’s a dream come true,” added Cromwell Portland senior Cole Bryson. “I’ve always dreamed of this moment. It’s great.”
“It’s a product of the relentless pursuit of being the best you can be,” said Randall Bennett, Cromwell Portland head coach.
In Class LL, Darren Fairfield defeated Prep 42-7. The Blue Wave has won their first state title since 2017 and the fourth since 2015.