Connecticut Post (Sunday) - - High Schools - — Sean Patrick Bow­ley and Pete Paguaga

WHERE: En­field High School, 12: 30 p. m. TICK­ETS: Adults $ 10, Stu­dents/ Se­nior Cit­i­zens $ 5

RECORDS: Had­dam- Killing­worth 10- 1; Stafford/ Somers/ East Wind­sor 11- 0 SEMI­FI­NAL HIS­TORY: H- K: First ap­pear­ance. Stafford ( 0- 1): Lost to An­so­nia 52- 19 in 2017 Class S semi­fi­nals. PLAY­ERS TO WATCH: H- K: Sr. QB/ LB Tobey Cal­len­der; Sr. RB/ WR/ FS Dal­ton Modehn; Sr. RB/ LB Zach Kauff­man; T/ DE Ai­den Ma­her ( 6- 5, 235); Jr. DL/ OL Trey Cal­len­der; SSEW: Sr. OL/ LB Johnathan Kopek; Sr. RB/ DB Julien Ri­vas; Sr. QB/ DB Colton Engel; Sr. WR/ DB Jeff Kol­ogy; Sr. LB Cody Gebo; Sr. OL/ LB Tyler Gil­bert. STO­RY­LINES: Two dream sea­sons col­lide in yet an­other de facto Pe­quot cham­pi­onship game. Stafford/ Somers/ East Wind­sor, which was 0- 11 just four years ago, is now 11- 0 for the first time in pro­gram his­tory and has reached the semi­fi­nal for the sec­ond- con­sec­u­tive time af­ter de­mol­ish­ing Pe­quot Sas­sacus champ Cromwell/ Port­land, 41- 6, in the quar­ter­fi­nals. Had­dam- Killing­worth, which shared the Sas­sacus champ has won 10 games and is com­ing off its first play­off win in school his­tory, 52- 0 over Bullard- Havens. Both squads fea­ture pun­ish­ing run games. H- K blud­geons teams with the dou­ble wing with 1,000- yard rush­ers Tobey Cal­len­der at QB, Dal­ton Modehn at back and Zach Kauff­man chip­ping in in key sit­u­a­tions. Colton Engel di­rects Stafford’s lethal spread at­tack, ac­count­ing for 1,580 yards of to­tal of­fense ( 1,118 rush­ing, 462 pass­ing) and Julien Ri­vas rush­ing for 1,301 yards and 19 TDs. Both teams fea­ture strong de­fenses, too. Stafford’s is led by LBs Johnathan Kopek ( 15 TFL) and Cody Gebo ( 10 sacks), H- K’s by Tobey and Trey Cal­len­der ( at DE). Stafford is vy­ing for its first state cham­pi­onship game. H- K is look­ing to reach its sec­ond fi­nal and first since 1994’ s Class S cham­pi­onship.

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