Ten teams from the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers region have qualified for the CIAC state football playoffs following Thursday's Thanksgiving Day games.

In Class LL, Fairfield Prep's come-from-behind 29-20 win over West Haven got the Jesuits (9-2) a No. 7 seed, and they will play at No. 2 Glastonbury (10-1). Prep's win also eliminated three-time defending champion Xavier and vaulted Ridgefield (9-2) into the No. 8 seed. The Tigers will play at SWC champion and No. 1 seed Newtown (12-0).

In Class L, the biggest surprise of the day came out of New Canaan, where the Rams, the state's top-ranked team, dropped a 28-24 decision to rival Darien. With the win, the Blue Wave (10-1) moved into the No. 1 spot and will play host to No. 8 and defending champion Hand (8-3). New Canana (11-1) dropped to No. 3 and will play host to Farmington (9-2).

In Class M, Bethel's surprising 20-0 win over SWC runner-up Brookfield moved the Bobcats (9-2) into the No. 4 spot. They will play host to Brookfield (9-3), which slipped to No. 5. Barlow (9-2) beat Weston 46-14 to move up to No. 3, where the Falcons will meet No. 3 Gilbert/Northwest Regional of Winsted (9-2), most likely at Western Connecticut in Danbury. St. Joseph (10-2), the FCIAC runner-up, routed Trumbull 61-26 and will be the No. 2 seed. The Cadets will play host to No. 7 Ledyard (9-2).

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In Class S, two-time defending champion Ansonia (12-0), which has won 40 straight games and will most likely return to the top spot as the state's No. 1 team, is the No. 2 seed following a 66-28 drubbing of Naugatuck, in which Arkeel Newsome scored seven touchdowns. The Chargers will play host to No. 7 Coginchaug (9-2).

First-round games are set for Tuesday at 6:30 with the semifinals Dec. 7 and the finals Dec. 13-14 at Central Connecticut in New Britain.

CIAC football playoff schedule

Quarterfinals, 6:30

TUESDAY DEC. 3

Class LL

No. 8 Ridgefield 9-2 at No. 1 Newtown 11-0

No. 7 Fairfield Prep 9-2 at No. 2 Glastonbury 10-1

No. 6 West Haven 9-2 at No. 3 Hall 9-1

No. 5 NFA 8-2 at No. 4 Southington 9-1

Class L

No. 8 Hand 8-3 at No. 1 Darien 10-1

No. 7 North Haven 9-2 at No. 2 Platt 11-0

No. 6 Farmington 9-2 at No. 3 New Canaan 10-1

No. 5 New London 9-2 at No. 4 Middletown 10-1

Class M

No. 8 Quinebaug Valley 9-2 at No. 1 Valley Regional/Old Lyme 11-0

No. 7 Ledyard 9-2 at No. 2 St. Joseph 10-1

No. 6 Gilbert/Northwest Regional 9-2 at No. 3 Barlow 9-2

No. 5 Brookfield 9-2 at No. 4 Bethel 9-2

Class S

No. 8 Bloomfield 9-2 at No. 1 Capital Prep 11-0

No. 7 Coginchaug 9-2 at No. 2 Ansonia 11-0

No. 6 Prince Tech 9-2 vs. No. 3 Rocky Hill 10-1

No. 5 Morgan 10-1 vs. No. 4 Woodland 9-2

(Note: League championship games in NVL, SWC and FCIAC do not count toward playoff rankings; pairings, sites and times become official Friday; in Class S, the final seedings depend on the Woodland at Seymour game Friday morning; if Woodland wins, it is No. 4; if Woodland loses, it could drop to

No. 6).