Championship Saturday: Three-Decade Wait Is Over For WHS And NHS

It's been roughly three decades since the Weston and Newtown football teams last competed in state championship games.

On Saturday, December 14, that will change thanks to what has thus far been dominating runs for both schools.

The Weston Trojans, seeded fifth in Class M, is coming off a 37-0 blanking of top-seeded Rockville (at Simsbury High) in the semifinals on December 9.

The Newtown Nighthawks, the top seed in Class LL, earned its second shutout in as many playoff games with a 17-0 win over visiting Simsbury, also on December 9.

Weston will take on No. 3 Killingly in the title game. The teams will battle at Veteran's Stadium in New Britain; kickoff is set for 11 am.

The Nighthawks will face No. 3 Darien at Trumbull High with a 3 pm start. Newtown defeated Darien in last year's state quarterfinals.

Weston's only other time in a state championship tilt was back in 1989 when the Trojans were beaten 44-0 by Ansonia for Class S bragging rights. Newtown has waited nearly as long, last in the big game in 1992 when Newtown beat Windham 18-0 for the Class MM title. Newtown is 3-3 in championship games going back to 1978.

James Goetz finds a hole thanks to the blocking of Joe McGuire (No. 66) and Dan McGuire (No. 78) in the Thanksgiving Day win over Barlow. The Trojans are going for a state title on December 14.

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