Today, Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m., the Valley-Old Lyme football team will face Old Saybrook-Westbrook on the Lyme-Old Lyme High School varsity soccer field.
This will be the first high school game played in Old Lyme since 1943. The prospect of the game has generated significant excitement in both the Region 18 schools and the town itself — consequently, a large crowd is expected.
Last year’s Valley-Old Lyme team won the Conference Championship and also advanced to the State semi-finals, and this year’s team is looking to repeat – or exceed – that record.
Admission is free to all Region 18 students and employees: adults will be charged five dollars.
There will be pre-game tailgating, concessions and a tent manned by the Booster Club. To top it all, not only is the forecast for warm, sunny weather, but also an intense game between two well-matched teams is anticipated.