Coach: Tim Roche, 13th year

Playoffs: Beat York (42-7), Westbrook (23-6), Mountain Valley (10-0)

Impact players: Louis DiTomasso, Sr., RB/LB; Paul McDonough, Sr., QB; Doug McLean, Sr., RB; Joey Spinelli, Jr., DB; Josh Ingalls, Sr., TE/DE

Key stats: Wells averages 30.1 points per game; the Warriors don’t throw much, but average 20.8 yards per catch; DiTomasso leads Wells in rushing (1,078 yards) and tackles (110); the Warriors have rushed for 37 touchdowns; Spinelli has five takeaways in three playoff games.

Keys for Warriors: Wells’ defense has to contain Leavitt QB Jordan Hersom, who is elusive and smart with the ball. The Warriors can’t allow him to get to the outside, where he is particularly dangerous. They also can’t give up big plays. Wells is going to have to be able to run the ball, to take pressure off McDonough.


Coach: Mike Hathaway, eighth year

Playoffs: Beat Morse (61-12), Hampden Academy (47-22), Mt. Blue (22-21, 2 OT)

Impact players: Jordan Hersom, Sr., QB, Ian Durgin, Sr., WR; Jake Ouellette, Sr., RB; Jack Griffin, Sr., DE; Jake Posik, Sr., DT

Key stats: The Hornets average 44.5 points per game; Hersom is a multi-threat, rushing and passing for over 1,000 yards; Ouellette has 1,297 yards rushing; Durgin has rushed for 652 yards and caught 32 passes for 653 yards, with 11 total touchdowns.

Keys for Hornets: Leavitt has an edge in experience, making its third consecutive appearance in the state title game. The Hornets will need to contain Wells’ running game, which averages 250 yards, and force the Warriors to throw. Offensively, Leavitt needs to neutralize LB Louis DiTomasso.