No. 3 NEWTOWN at No. 2 GREENWICH
▶ WHERE: at Cardinal Stadium, Greenwich, 12:30 p.m. ▶ TICKETS: Adults $10, Students/Senior Citizen $5 ▶ RECORDS: Newtown 11-0, Greenwich 11-0
▶ SEMIFINAL RECORD/LAST APPEARANCE: Newtown (0-7): lost to Shelton 35-28 in the 2015 Class LL semifinals. Greenwich (8-2): beat South Windsor 36-7 in the 2017 Class LL semifinals.
▶ PLAYERS TO WATCH: Newtown: Sr. RB Dan Mason, Sr. QB Luke Melillo, Sr. LB Easton Ricks, Sr., WR/DB Joe Pagett. Greenwich: Sr. QB Gavin Muir; Sr. RB Tysen Comizio; Sr. LB Jack Feda; Sr. DE Mozi Bici; Jr. DT Eddy Iuteri; Sr. DT Joe Kraninger; Sr. DE Emilio Camou; Sr. WR Lance Large; Sr. CB Ryan Raybuck.
▶ STORYLINES: Since the CIAC went to a playoff system: and not just two teams qualifying for the championship game: Newtown has been to seven semifinals and has lost each time. Newtown had also struggled to beat LL teams (3-7 since the move to Class LL), but the Nighthawks knocked off three-time defending champions Darien to reach the postseason. Greenwich is where it expected to be this season: with a chance to return to the Class LL finals. The Cardinals lost last season to Darien and has been on a mission all season to have a chance to take home their first title since 2007.