The 2021 boys soccer state championship playoff brackets are up on the CIAC Tournament Central website. Griswold draws a #4 seed in class “S” play and will receive a 1st round bye and will not play on Tuesday, but will play the winner of #20 Immaculate and #13 Montville. Griswold is all to familiar with Montville this year, splitting the season series. Griswold won the first contest 2-1 on OT and lost on Thursday, 1-0.
Griswold is going into the state tournament with a 13-3-1 record, the best in over a decade, with a team that is led by 8 seniors including standouts Jacob Blanchard, Aiden Christie, and Ryan Fasula.
Other area schools that have made the tournament in Class “S” are #3 Parish Hill, #7 St. Bernards, and #22 Wheeler. Lyman Memorial, Plainfield, Tourtellotte, and Putnam were not eligible.
Area Class “M” schools that will be represented are #3 Stonington, #8 Ledyard, #11 Bacon Academy, and Killingly just making it in as a #31 seed. Windham is also a Class “M” school, and did not make the tournament after posting a 2-14 record.
In Class L, Ellis Tech is the #1 seed after going 13-1-2 in the regular season. Woodstock Academy gets a #28 seed, and New London is the #7 seed.