2022 Class LL football championship preview: Greenwich vs. Fairfield Prep

The 2022 Class LL football championship is between Fairfield Prep and Greenwich.

The 2022 Class LL football championship is between Fairfield Prep and Greenwich.

Hearst Connecticut Media/Designed by Pete Paguaga

The 2022 CIAC Class LL football championship preview capsule. Compiled by Pete Paguaga, Sean Patrick Bowley and Mike Fornabaio.

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Class LL

2022 CIAC Football Class LL playoff bracket.

2022 CIAC Football Class LL playoff bracket.

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  • Where/When — Rentschler Field, East Hartford, 5:30 p.m.

  • Tickets (digital only/no cash)Adults $10, Students/Senior Citizen $5

  • On the Air/WebNFHS NETWORK

  • Seeds/Records — No. 5 Fairfield Prep 9-3; No. 2 Greenwich 10-2

  • Coaches — Fairfield Prep: Keith Hellstern (7th season 55-23); Greenwich: Anthony Morello (3rd season 26-8)

  • Program Rosters

Championship History

Fairfield Prep (3-2): 1977-L def. Xavier 22-6; 1982-LL def. Greenwich 18-6; 1988-LL def. Greenwich 7-0; 2013-LL lost to Southington 52-34; 2021-LL lost to Darien 42-7.

Greenwich (8-8): 1981-LL def. Trumbull 14-0; 1982-LL lost to Fairfield Prep 18-6; 1983-LL def. Notre Dame-West Haven 14-8; 1988-LL lost to Fairfield Prep 7-0; 1990-LL def. Danbury 21-6; 1991-LL def. Bulkeley 14-0; 1992-LL lost to New Britain 31-15; 1999-LL def. Southington 47-27; 2000-LL lost to Shelton 22-8; 2001-LL lost to New Britain 26-9; 2002-LL lost to West Haven 30-13; 2004-LL lost to New Britain 39-34; 2006-LL def. Southington 38-7; 2007-LL def. Shelton 28-14; 2017-LL lost to Darien 31-22; 2018-LL def. New Canaan 34-0.

How They Got Here

Fairfield Prep defeated Staples, 23-22, in the quarterfinals and then Trumbull, 42-19, in the semifinals.

Greenwich defeated Hamden, 47-7, in the quarterfinals and then Glastonbury, 42-0, in the semifinals.  

Players to Watch

Fairfield Prep: Tanner Langis, Sr., LB, Wally Wuchiski, Sr., RB, Ryan Preisano, Sr., WR, Jon Morris, Jr., LB, Brice Muller, LB.

Greenwich: Jack Wilson, Sr., QB, Griffin Galletta, Jr., LB, Dom DeLuca, Sr., TE/LB, John Insinga, Jr., LB.

What’s What

It seems like a long time, but just three months ago the GameTimeCT preseason Top 10 Poll had Greenwich on top and Fairfield Prep ranked third. (No. 2 Darien missed the Class L playoffs, but) After three months of ups and downs, here are those two teams, battling it out for a championship and, conceivably, the No. 1 spot in the final poll, though at least the Class L champ will have something to say about that. In the final regular-season poll, Greenwich ranked seventh, and Fairfield Prep was 10th, emblematic of different ends of their schedules: Fairfield Prep started 1-3 but has won eight in a row, with seven of those eight against playoff teams. Greenwich lost its regular-season finale by a point to Staples, the Cardinals' second one-point loss to a playoff team; a loss to Southington in Week 3 knocked them out of the top spot in the poll. The schools met in last year's regular season, a 14-7 Greenwich win, and again in the Class LL quarterfinals, a 21-14 Fairfield Prep win after Wilson was injured in the third quarter. Two teams with size and grit could certainly play another close one a year later. 

The Picks

  • SPB’S Pick — Greenwich
  • Pete’s Pick — Greenwich
  • Forno’s Pick — Fairfield Prep