Hillhouse thrilled to be hosting first playoff game at new Bowen Field

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(WTNH)–We’re now just 48 hours away from the start of the high school football playoffs. On Tuesday night, 32 teams from four different classes will begin their quest for a state championship.

Lots of familiar schools are back in the bracket–including Hillhouse of New Haven. The Academics will make history on Tuesday night, hosting their first ever playoff game. It’ll also be the first playoff night game at the new Bowen Field.

When the Academics make the playoffs, they usually do well, winning titles in 2006, 2010, and 2012. There should be an electric atmosphere in the stands on Tuesday night.

“It would mean the world for our kids, they’re very excited to even have a playoff game period,” said Hillhouse head coach Reggie Lytle. “To have it at home makes them more excited and we’re ready to get it on.”

It won’t be easy–the Academics are taking on New Fairfield, which reached the Class M championship game last year and has won 8 straight. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

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