WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Top-seeded Hartford defeated the No. 5 Middlebury Union High School football team in a Division I semifinal on Saturday, 26-9, snapping the Tigers’ streak of reaching the finals at three years.
The Tigers finished at 6-4 after big wins in their previous two games, at No. 4 Essex in a quarterfinal a week before and vs. eventual No. 3 seed in the final regular season game. Hartford improved to 9-1, 9-0 in D-I and will face No. 2 St. Johnsbury (8-2) in the final at Rutland on Saturday.