GLASTONBURY -- One struck by land, one struck in the air.

In a duel of explosive quarterbacks, Fairfield Prep came out on top 33-23 against No. 2 Glastonbury with the help of Colton Smith's legs in Tuesday's Class LL quarterfinal.

The Prep junior rushed for 265 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries against a Glastonbury squad that had given up just seven touchdowns all season.

The No. 7 Jesuits (10-2) advance to play in Saturday's semifinals against West Haven, setting up a Thanksgiving Day rematch that Prep won 29-20. The game will be played at 2 p.m. at Trumbull High.

"There was an article the other day talking about the best quarterbacks in the state and I'm not sure there's any better than him," Fairfield Prep coach Tom Shea of his junior signal caller.

Senior quarterback Jalen Ollie, who is the son of UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie, comes close. Ollie threw for 359 and three touchdowns on 25 of 41 passing for Glastonbury (10-2), but after spotting Prep a 13-0 lead in the first quarter, it proved too much to overcome.

"We dug ourselves a big hole," said Ollie, who plans to attend prep school and play football next season. "Like my father said the other day, this was a `big man's game.' We had to keep fighting."

The Jesuits built a 19-3 first-half lead with the help of two Glastonbury turnovers and never gave up the lead in their first playoff appearance since 2006.

"It's awesome we made the playoffs, but our goal is to win a state championship," Fairfield senior Anthony Johnson said.

On the second play of the game, Brett Stevenson intercepted a tipped Ollie pass and ran it back 42 yards for a touchdown. Hank Healy's extra point made it 7-0.

Prep pushed its lead to 13-0 after Ollie fumbled on Glastonbury's next possession at his 47, and Yale-bound senior Nicholas Crowle recovered. Six plays later, Smith scored on a 20-yard TD run, but the extra point failed.

Nicholas Hobert put the Tomahawks on the scoreboard with a 34-yard field goal with 4:32 left in the first quarter. Smith answered right back, scoring on a 46-yard run to push Prep's lead to 19-3 with 2:16 left in the quarter.

"I didn't go to the (UConn-Florida basketball) game and watched film on Prep," Ollie said. "Colton studied, too, and he did a great job."

Ollie threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Ericson with 4:32 left in the half, which cut the lead to 19-10.

The teams each scored two touchdowns in the third quarter, starting with Smith's 7-yard run three plays into the half. Ollie made TD tosses to Ericson and Anthony Anisimov, the latter one closing the gap to 26-23 with 3:40 left in the quarter.

"He's a great quarterback," Smith said of his counterpart. "They have some great receivers and a good running back, but our defense was prepared."

It took one play for Smith to reclaim a double-digit cushion for Prep, scoring on a 77-yard run to push the lead to 33-23 with 3:15 left in the third.

Crowle finished with 18 carries for 93 yards. Smith was 2 of 6 passing for 58 yards and two interceptions.

"A few years ago we were the worst team in the state and now we are playing against some of the best teams," Shea said. "You have to guard against just being happy to be here, but our kids are very focused.";;

FAIRFIELD PREP 19 0 14 0--33

GLASTONBURY 3 7 13 0--23

FP--Brett Stevenson 42 interception return (Hank Healy kick)

FP--Colton Smith 20 run (Kick failed)

G--Nicholas Hobert 32 field goal

FP--Smith 46 run (Pass failed)

G--Ethan Ericson 4 pass Jalen Ollie (Hobert kick)

FP--Smith 7 run (Healy kick)

G-- Ericson 61 pass Ollie (kick blocked)

G--Anthony Anisimov 24 pass Ollie (Hobert kick)

FP--Smith 77 run (Healy kick)

Records: Fairfield Prep 10-2, Glastonbury