Fairfield Prep Football Comes Up Short In State Championship, Losing 52-34

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Fairfield Prep football coach Tom Shea was named the MSG Varsity Football Coach of the Year in Connecticut. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield Prep came up short in a high-scoring Class LL football championship game, losing to Southington, 52-34, under the lights Thursday night. 

The game, delayed since last weekend due to a snowstorm and then by icy conditions, was played at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven. 

According to the CIAC website, Fairfield Prep led at halftime, 28-14, but Southington rallied for the win. Southington quarterback Stephen Barmore completed 22 of 33 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns and also scored on a 1-yard run and a 67-yard interception return.

It was the second state title for the fourth-seeded Blue Knights, which finished 12-1 on the season. 

The No. 7 Jesuits finished 11-3 on the season.

Read more about the game here at the CIAC website. 

Fairfield Prep enjoyed one of its best seasons in decades, showing a huge turnaround since going 0-10 in 2009. 

Prep won seven straight games this season and qualified for the state tournament by knocking off powerful Xavier and West Haven in its final two regular season games. The Jesuits extended their roll into the postseason, beating Glastonbury and West Haven again to reach the championship game.

Fairfield Prep football coach Tom Shea, who has been leading the Jesuits since 2010, was named the MSG Varsity Coach of the Year in Connecticut. Read about it here on The Daily Voice. 

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