Greenwich overwhelms Newtown to advance to Class LL state title game

Greenwich’s receiver Lance Large (3) celebrates his touchdown catch with teammate Stephen Bennett (5) in No.2 Greenwich’s 50-0 win over No. 3 Newtown in the CIAC Class LL high school football semifinal game at Greenwich High School on Sunday. — Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media photo

GREENWICH — Greenwich was a frequent visitor to Newtown’s end of the field, in fact, Nighthawks’ territory seemed like it was the Cardinals’ second home during Sunday’s Class LL Tournament football semifinals.

Possession after possession, Greenwich started with the ball in Newtown territory in the first half, with almost all of its drives ending at a familiar destination — the end zone.

Now the Cardinals are off to their final destination.

A relentless defense and an effective offense catapulted second-seeded Greenwich into the Class LL final for the second straight season. Capitalizing on short fields, Gavin Muir threw three first-half touchdown passes for second-seeded Greenwich, which routed third-seeded Newtown, 50-0, in the Class LL semifinals at Cardinal Stadium.

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