Warren Harding and Bassick High will join the Southern Connecticut Conference as associate members in the sport of football, starting with the 2017 season.
The SCC athletic directors and principals unanimously voted to invite the two Bridgeport-based schools into the league for football earlier this month.
The addition of the two schools brings the SCC’s football-playing schools total to 22. The league will most likely remain in three-tier format with Harding joining tier two, and Bassick in tier three.
The league is currently in the process of setting up a two-year schedule (2017 and 2018).
“We are very pleased to welcome Harding and Bassick to the SCC,” Commissioner Al Carbone said. “Football scheduling is getting harder and harder; and any time you can add competitive programs to your league, the better it is for everyone involved.”