The No. 2 seeded Hartford Hurricanes used a tough running attack to smother and shut out No. 1 seeded BFA-At. Albans, 33-0, to claim their third football state championship in the last four years. The win was payback for a team that had been shut out themselves to the previously unbeaten Bobwhites earlier in the season.
Hurricane senior fullback Jackson Young led the way, rushing for 180 yards and two touchdowns, while tailback Trevor Wood also ran for 160 yards and two TDs, Troy Bell also ran for 75 yards and a touchdown, but the biggest key to the win was the Hartford offense not committing any turnovers.
The Hartford defense also played a big role in the win as they stifled the Bob whit offense, giving up just 75 yards rushing to a team that has been long-known for their running attack. BFA-Albans also gained just 75 yards in the passing game, and converted just three first downs for the entire game.
After stopping St. Albans on the game's opening possession, the Hurricanes wasted no time in taking the lead, scoring on a 65-yard touchdown drive, capped off by an 8-yard run by Wood. The two possessions later the 'Canes drove again, this time marching 50 yards before Wood scored his second TD from one yard out to make it 12-0.
After stopping BFA (three-and-out) on their next possession, the Hurricanes scored again when, after Wood fumbled on the goal line, his teammate Young fell on the ball in the end zone to make it 18-0 going into halftime.
The second half would see much of the same, with Hartford sustaining two more touchdown drives, one of which covered some 80-yards, while the 'Canes defense continued to shut down the Bobwhites offense. St. Albans did manage a a couple first downs in the second half, but never quite got their offense going in order to sustain any kind of a drive.
The shut out, title win for Hartford is their third and four years, also taking home the D-I title in 2007 and 2008. St. Albans came into the contest looking for their first state title since 1959, however, the Bobwhites came into the title game undefeated and had an outstanding season.