KILLINGLY — Spencer Lockwood ran 30 times for 265 yards and four touchdowns as top-seeded Killingly routed No. 4 Berlin 49-7 in the Class M semifinals Sunday afternoon.
The win, Killingly’s first semifinal victory in three-consecutive appearances, propels the Redmen to their first state championship game since winning it all over New Canaan in the 1996 Class M final.
Killingly (12-0) will face Barlow — a 53-14 winner of SMSA — in the championship game Saturday at a time and place to be determined.
Lockwood’s total pushed him over the 3,000-yard mark this season. He’s the sixth player to reach 3,000 yards rushing in Connecticut history.
The Redmen, meanwhile, ran for 427 total yards on 52 rushing attempts. Zach Caffrey added 101 yards and two touchdowns.
After a scoreless first quarter, during which Killingly thwarted Berlin’s first drive with an end zone interception, Killingly scored 21 consecutive points in the second. Berlin got on the scoreboard with a touchdown pass from junior Kevin Dunn to Andrew Brochu to cut the Killingly lead to 21-7 at halftime.
But on the first play of the second half, Lockwood bolted 68 yards for a backbreaking score. He went on to score three more times in the quarter.
Killingly held Berlin to 174 total yards. Brochu finished with four catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. Tony Undercuffler had an interception for the Redcoats (9-3).