Old Saybrook boys and girls soccer teams both go for state titles on Saturday

(WTNH)–There must be something in the water in Old Saybrook, and all of the sports teams are drinking it.

The football team is off to its best start in years at 7-1, and the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are playing for state championships on Saturday.

“We both want each other to win regardless of the results of the other game,” said a boys’ player.

“We can’t believe it, especially the seniors. We were all talking about how we’re ending our high school careers going to the championship together and how that doesn’t happen to a lot of kids.”

The boys’ team is heading to the finals after beating Notre Dame-Fairfield on Tuesday night. Head coach Sam Barnes has been coaching the Rams for 21 years–he was a player on the team the last time Old Saybrook won a soccer championship, back in 1983.

Over on the girls’ side, a similar story–a team first appraoch with some minor adjustments by first-year coach Berkeley Chechini-Bond.

Not only is it unique that both teams are playing for a title–both teams have brothers and sisters competing for championships.

Sibling rivalries aside, both teams say they’re ready to play.

“It’s certainly unique, it doesn’t happen often in the state, but it certainly is going to be exciting to see what happens,” said Barnes.

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