Oxford-Seymour Football Teams to Play for First Time Tonight

Both Oxford and Seymour will be in the Naugatuck Valley League next year, so tonight's game is the first in what could become a longstanding rivalry.

For generations, Oxford teens seeking a traditional public school education attended Masuk in Monroe or Woodbury's Nonnewaug regional agri-science program. Most, however, went to neighboring Seymour High School.

That changed in 2007, when the town of Oxford, then the fastest-growing community in Connecticut, opened the doors of its own high school at 61 Quaker Farms Road. Now, some 900 or so local teens call themselves Oxford Wolverines, rather than Seymour Wildcats. 

In six short years, Oxford's athletic program has been wildly successful. Last spring, the Wolverines had one of the best athletic seasons in Connecticut history, with three teams (baseball, softball and boys' volleyball) winning state titles and a couple of individual track stars taking home top state honors.

Tonight marks another momentous occasion in Oxford Wolverine sports history. The football program will host the same Seymour Wildcats team that many of their brothers and fathers played for. And to mark the occasion, the school will hand out state championship rings to the three teams that won state titles in June. 

Tonight's game starts at 7 p.m. at Oxford High School. It is the WTNH News 8 SportzEdge Game of the Week. 


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