When: Today, 8 p.m.
Where: Sahlen’s Stadium, 460 Oak St., Rochester, 14608.
Tickets: $10, two-game session.
Television: Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
Buffalo News large school poll: Sweet Home No. 2 (last poll was Nov. 6).
New York State Sportswriters Assn. Class A poll: Sweet Home No. 2 (same as last week), Union-Endicott No. 7 (up from No. 8).
Sweet Home in the state semis: 2-0. It is the Panthers’ third appearance in the last five seasons. Sweet Home’s wins in 2008 (48-8 over IV-Corning West) and 2009 (36-13 over III-Whitesboro) came on its way to the program’s only state championships and were part of the school’s 36-game win streak.
Union-Endicott in state semis: 0-1. Tigers lost in 1995 to Jamestown, which went on to win the state championship.
Coaches: Sweet Home, John Faller, 27th season (190-71-1); Union-Endicott, Shane Hurd, eighth season (56-25).
How they got here: Sweet Home came back from a 21-7 deficit entering the fourth quarter to score a 28-21 overtime victory over previously undefeated and state No. 4 Eastridge of Section V (Rochester area) in the Far West Regionals. Union-Endicott notched a 34-23 Central Regional win over state No. 12 Nottingham of Section III (Syracuse area).
Sweet Home key players: Sr. QB Mike Torrillo, 6-2, 175; So. RB/DE Jordan Evert, 5-11, 175; Sr. RB/DB Kahlil Humphrey 5-9, 165; So. WR/LB Brad Zaffram, 6-0, 205.
Union-Endicott pre-snap read: The Tigers’ only loss was in Week Eight, a 28-7 loss before 5,000 at Maine-Endwell. Maine-Endwell won last year’s Class A title and faces Alden in Saturday’s B semifinal. Last week, Sr. RB Michael Cheslock (5-9, 180) rushed for 153 yards and three TDs and Jr. WR Nick Yesensky (5-11, 175) scored on a 49-yard interception return and a 38-yard pass play from Jr. QB Joey Orlando (5-11, 160). Orlando threw for 94 yards while Sr. FB Dan Davis (6-1, 210) rushed for 83.
What’s next: NYSPHSAA final is next Friday at 3 p.m. at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The East Semifinal is between Section II (Albany area) champion and state No. 4 Burnt Hills (10-1) and No. 5 Cornwall (11-0), the champion of Section IX (downstate’s Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties); that game is at 8 tonight at Dietz Stadium in Kingston.