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Roundup: Late Simsbury rally falls short vs. East Hartford; Farmington shutout

football graphicSIMSBURY, Sept. 22 – A year ago, East Hartford held off a last-minute drive from Simsbury to earn a two-point victory. Things were similar on Friday night. The visiting Hornets built a 17-point lead in the second half but held off a fourth quarter Simsbury surge for another two-point win over the Trojans Friday night at Holden Field, 30-28.

Ralph Gilliard scored on his second touchdown of the game with 1:53 remaining on an 80-yard touchdown reception from Simsbury QB Jackson Masters. The extra point by Cory Zall cut the lead to two but East Hartford was able to recover the ball and run out the clock.

East Hartford QB Raquan Thompkins completed 13-of-20 passes for 180 yards and two touchdown passes. He also ran for 188 yards on 14 carries, including a 63-yard touchdown run.

East Hartford 30, Simsbury 28
At Simsbury
East Hartford (2-1)                 7  17  0    6 – 30
Simsbury (1-2)                       7    7   0  14 – 28
First quarter
EH: Kevon Jones 4 run (Ricardo Roberts kick)
S: Rafael Nieves 1 run (Cory Zall kick)
Second quarter
EH: Raquan Thompkins 63 run (kick fails)
EH: RIchardo Roberts 31 FG
EH: Jaquan Allen 57 pass from Thompkins (Jones run)
S: Ralph Gilliard 8 pass from Jackson Masters (Zall kick)
Fourth quarter
S: Masters 5 run (Zall kick), 9:37
EH: Jones 14 pass from Thompkins (run fails), 2:08
S: Gilliard 80 pass from Masters (Zall kick), 1:53

Windsor 41, Farmington 0
FARMINGTON, Sept. 22 – No. 6 Windsor forced five Farmington turnovers to help the visiting Warriors to a 41-0 in over the Indians in CCC Division II East action Friday night. Tomasz Johnson and Shawn Hunter scored two touchdowns each for Windsor (3-0) while Jerry Woodard caught a 22-yard touchdown pass and was 5-of-6 kicking extra points.

Windsor 41, Farmington 0
At Farmington
Windsor (3-0)                  0  13  14  14  — 41
Farmington (0-3)            0  0  0  0  — 0
Second quarter
W: Jerry Woodard 22 pass from Julian Jackson (Woodard kick)
W: Tomasz Johnson 15 run (kick failed)
Third quarter
W: Ljay Walcott 57 pass from Jackson (Woodard kick)
W: Shaun Hunter 2 run (Woodard kick)
Fourth quarter
W: Hunter 6 run (Woodard kick)
W: Johnson 8 run (Woodard kick)

Cromwell/Portland 44, Lewis Mills 20
CROMWELL, Sept. 22 – Chris Roman scored three touchdowns for Lewis Mills on a 50-yard interception return, on a 75-yard punt return and a 40-yard run but Cromwell/Portland had too much firepower in a 44-20 Pequot Conference victory Friday night at Piersen Park.

Cromwell/Portland 44, Lewis Mills 20
At Cromwell
Lewis Mills (0-3)                                   0  7  13  0  — 20
Cromwell/Portland (3-0)                       8  8  14  14  — 44
First quarter
C: Brant Robbins 6 run (Robbins run)
Second quarter
LM: Chris Romano 50 interception return (Dylan Hallet kick)
C: Dianta Highsmith 37 pass from Bryce Karstetter (Robins run)
Third quarter
C: Kevin Henkle 12 pass from Karstetter (run fails)
LM: Romano 75 punt return (Hallet kick)
C: Highsmith 77 kickoff return (Coleman pass from Karstetter)
LM: Romano 40 run (pass fails)
Fourth quarter
C: Bryan Lockwood 20 run (Highsmith pass from Karstetter)
C: Highsmith 15 pass from Karstetter (kick fails)

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