LIVE BLOG: Fairfield Prep, Southington in shootout for Class LL title

SportzEdge is back “on the scene,” (’cause that’s what we do) at the Class LL Championship game between Fairfield Prep and Southington in West Haven. We’ll have game updates all night long, and plenty of postgame coverage once the trophy is handed out. Just hit refresh on your browser to stay up to date with everything that’s going on.

Congratulations to the Southington Blue Knights, Class LL Champions. Read about the game here.

9:01 p.m. Southington QB/DB extraordinaire Stephen Barmore picks off a pass, takes it all the way back for the TD.  60 yard return. SHS up 52-34 with 2:04 left.

8:53 p.m. We may have just seen the dagger, folks. Southington scores on a TD pass–a beautiful ball from Barmore–and the Knights lead 45-34. 3:46 left.

8:48 p.m. Southington comes up with a huge interception and takes over at the Prep 30. Knights can run some clock here up 4 with 4:50 left.

8:46 p.m. A big 3rd down conversion for Prep keeps their drive alive. Jesuits at the 45, 5:00 to go.

8:43 p.m. Impressive answer there from Barmore as he drove the Knights down the field for a TD. Reception by Justin Rose. 38-34 Knights with 8:11 remaining.

8:37 p.m. Wow. A 70-yard run and subsequent Nick Crowle TD just put Prep up 34-31. This game has gotten nuts.

8:33 p.m. Big stop for Prep as they hold Southington out of the end zone, but the Knights take the lead 31-28.

8:32 p.m. A HUGE run for Southington has now set the Knights up inside the Prep 20 as the 4th quarter begins.

8:25 p.m. Southington’s defense has REALLY stepped up here in the 2nd half. They’re hitting hard, and stuffing run plays for Prep. Jesuits QB Colton Smith just went out with an injury. Anthony Johnson replacing him.

8:20 p.m. Jamele strikes again, catching a 4 yard TD pass, and we are all tied at 28 with 3:50 left in 3rd.

8:17 p.m. Knights are on the move again. Alex Jamele just ran for about 44 yards.  First and goal SHS at the 3.

8:15 p.m. Southington stops Prep again, forcing a punt. That’s 2 in a row. Knights now near midfield, down 7 with 5:30 left in 3rd.

8:11 p.m.  We just saw the biggest play of the game from Southington, a 60 yard TD pass from Barmore to Alex Jamele. Fans  going nuts.

Southington down 28-21.

8:07 p.m.  And we’re back! Southington’s D stiffens up, and forces a punt after a long incomplete pass. Still 28-14, 8:23 left in 3rd.

We’ll be back in 2o minutes. (It’s 7:41 p.m.)

HALFTIME. Prep leads, 28-14.

1:00 left, 2nd Quarter: Prep picks off a Barmore pass as Southington was driving and returns it to the 40-yard line. Huge play. Stops in this game are hard to come by, and the Jesuits just got a big one. 28-14, Prep.

4:00 left, 2nd Quarter: This game looks more like Auburn-Missouri in the SEC championship game than it does Southington-Fairfield Prep. It’s all about offense so far. Prep’s Colton Smith has been outstanding, running and passing for big yardage. Prep’s Nick Crowle has a 53-yard touchdown run, and Smith just completed a 31-yard TD strike moments ago.

Prep leads, 28-14, but the Knights are driving, now inside the 20.

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