Barber, Muir unstoppable as Greenwich shuts out New Canaan for CIAC Class LL state title

Greenwich head coach John Marinelli and his father, New Canaan head coach Lou Marinelli at midfield following the Class LL final at Boyle Stadium. John’s Cardinals defeated Lou’s Rams 34-0. — Dave Stewart photo

STAMFORD — With A.J. Barber catching and throwing touchdowns, Gavin Muir consistently moving an up-tempo offense and the defense displaying its usual dominance, the first half just kept getting better and better for Greenwich in Saturday’s Class LL football final against New Canaan.

By the time the first 24 minutes of play concluded, the Cardinals held a commanding 27-point lead and were soaring toward something they hadn’t reached since 2007 — the state title.

Putting a huge exclamation point on an undefeated season, Greenwich rolled from start to finish in registering a resounding 34-0 win over New Canaan in the championship CIAC Class LL Tournament before a big crowd a Boyle Stadium.

This family coaching matchup, featuring son John Marinelli of Greenwich and father Lou Marinelli of New Canaan, saw the Cardinals seize a 27-0 halftime advantage en route to sealing their unbeaten season with their 13th victory.

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