WESTPORT, Conn. - The Staples Wreckers take on the Xavier Falcons, the top-ranked team in Connecticut, for the Class LL state championship at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at Rentschler Field in Hartford. The Falcons are all over the stats leaderboards in the state, but Staples is not far behind. Here is a breakdown of Saturday's title game - by the numbers.
12-0 - Record for the Xavier Falcons
11-0 - Record for the Staples Wreckers
3-4 - Record all-time in state championship games for Staples, with its last title coming in 2005
2-2 - Record all-time in state championship games for Xavier, with its last title coming just last season
31-28 - The score the last time Xavier lost a game - to Staples in the 2009 Class LL state semifinals
43 - Average points scored by Xavier per game
37 - Average points scored by Staples per game
8 - Average points allowed by Xavier per game
17.5 - Average points allowed by Staples per game
60.5 - Sacks by Staples' defense, best in the state
31.5 - Sacks by Xavier's defense
5,112 - Yards of total offense gained by Xavier
4,247 - Yards of total offense gained by Staples
1,337 - Yards rushing by Xavier running back Mike Mastroianni
2,487 - Yards rushing by Staples running back tandem of Joey Zelkowitz, Jon Heil and Nick Kelly
913 - Yards receiving by Xavier's Ryan Jacobucci, eighth in the state
787 - Yards receiving by Staples' James Frusciante, best in Fairfield County
21 - Rushing touchdowns scored by Xavier's Mastroianni
210 - Total tackles by Staples' Lance Lonergan and Peter Hoets
71 - Percent of passes completed by Staples quarterback Jack Massie, best in Class LL
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