No. 8 NEW CANAAN at No. 5 FAIRFIELD PREP
▶ WHERE: Rafferty Stadium, Fairfield, 12:30 p.m. ▶ TICKETS: Adults $10, Students/Senior Citizen $5 ▶ RECORDS: New Canaan 9-2, Fairfield Prep 10-1
▶ SEMIFINAL RECORD/LAST APPEARANCE: New Canaan (14-3): lost to Masuk 28-14 in the 2017 Class L semifinals. Fairfield Prep (1-1): beat West Haven 29-0 in the 2013 Class LL semifinals.
▶ PLAYERS TO WATCH: New Canaan: Jr. QB Drew Pyne, Sr. WR Quintin O’Connell, Sr. WR Wyatt Wilson, Jr. DB Drew Guida. Fairfield Prep: Jr. QB John Paul Iaropoli, Sr, RB Doug Harrison, Sr. WR Finn Duran, WR/LB Jr. Charles Wilcox, Sr. RB/DB TJ Walton.
▶ STORYLINES: Meeting for the first and only time since 1985: a 21-7 win for New Canaan: two of the premiere programs in Fairfield County meet once again: this time for a shot at the Class LL title. Is this the New Canaan team that everyone thought they would see this season? Drew Pyne is the hottest quarterback in the state right now. Both teams are coming in, off of shootout wins. New Canaan and Shelton traded punches in a high-scoring second half and so did Fairfield Prep with Southington. New Canaan is vying for its first state title appearance since 2016 in Class L and Prep is looking to return to the finals for the first time since 2013.