Scenes from Staples-Xavier State Championship Game

Staples running back Nick Kelly looks to get around Xavier's Max Tylki. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Staples' Joey Zelkowitz looks for a hole against Xavier. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Staples quarterback Jack Massie throws under pressure from a Hand defender. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
NIck Kelly finds a hole in the Xavier defense. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Xavier's Pat D'Amato finds running room as Staples defenders close in. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Staples' Vasil Tziolis stops Xavier's Pat D'Amato. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Staples cheerleaders watch the action. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Staples' Jon Heil looks for running room. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Staples' Vasil Tziolis tries to stop Xavier's Mike Mastrioni. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Staples' Pieter Hoets and the defensive line looks to charge the Xavier offense. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Xavier's Matt Craig is tackled by Staples Pieter Hoets, 44, and Alec Kaplan as Robby Wolf closes in. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Zach Mitchell looks to get around Xavier's Tom Harrington. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Staples fans support the team. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
Staples quarterback Jack Massie runs the option for the Wreckers. Photo Credit: Sharon Cadden
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WESTPORT, Conn. – Staples High found out the hard way why Xavier High School is the top-ranked football team in Connecticut in Saturday evening’s Class LL state championship. Xavier of Middletown rolled over the Wreckers to the tune of 505 yards of total offense as it won its second straight state title over the Wreckers, 42-7.

Everything Staples did well all season flew off the tracks early in Saturday's game, and Xavier took advantage. Falcons running back Mike Mastroiani tore through the Staples defense for 243 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

“The roof just caved in. ...
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