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Canton, Avon football teams both shutout in Friday night action

Canton’s Gavin Wood battles Gilbert/Northwestern’s Chase Sanden for the ball earlier this season. Wood caught three passes for 64 yards in Friday’s loss to Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby. (Photo courtesy Clark Klinkert)

CANTON, Oct. 20 – Quarterback Jameson Gill threw three touchdown passes as the Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby co-op football team blanked Canton, 32-0, Friday night in a Pequot Uncas Division contest under portable lights on the turf field.

Gill threw two touchdown passes to Luke Holsey. Zach Bilas returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Canton (0-6, 0-5) extended their school-record losing streak to 27 straight games but first-year head coach Dante Boffi said there is growth all over the field. “The players have been great week in and week out in practice,” he said. “We are teaching a new offense. We have a new defense and you add seven freshmen to the mix, you have a program essentially growing from the ground up.”

Boffi said the team is still excited to play. “The excitement is still there. The enthusiasm is palpable,” he said. “Every player knows that it has been closer than the scores would indicate.”

Boffi said Friday night’s effort against Windsor Locks (4-2, 2-2 Pequot Uncas) was one of the best defensive efforts of the season. “Jack Szepanski had a great game with six tackles and deflected pass along with Ryan Delahoy, who had seven tackles and two QB hurries,” Boffi said. “Travis Abate and Charlie Parchen continue to be stalwarts on the offensive line.”

The Warriors return to action on Saturday when they host Nonnewaug (1-5, 1-4 Pequot Sassacus) at noon on the turf field.

Windsor Locks/Suffield/EG 32, Canton 0
At Canton
Windsor Locks (4-2)                12  6  14  0 — 32
Canton (0-6)                              0  0    0  0  — 0
First quarter
WL: Luke DiCioccio 7 pass from Jameson Gill (kick fails)
WL: Luke Holsey 13 pass from Gill (conversion fails)
Second quarter
WL: Holsey 20 pass from Gill (conversion fails)
Third quarter
WL: Miguel Gonzalez 36 run (Nick Romano kick)
WL: Zach Bilas 40 fumble return (Romano kick)
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Canton — Dugan Lloyd 12-29, Caleb McKane 9-50, Carson Humphrey 4-1, Carter Gavin 3-0, Braydon Fluckiger 3-9
PASSING: Canton — Dugan Lloyd 3-8-0, 42; Caleb McKane 3-8-2, 25, Carter Gavin 1-1, 35
RECEIVING: Canton — Gavin Wood 3-64, Donovan Mackin 3-35, Carson Humphrey 1-3
RETURNS: Canton — C. McKane 2-32, C. Mackin 1-14

Berlin 37, Avon 0
BERLIN, Oct. 20 – Giancarlo Tufano caught two touchdown passes, kicked a 36-yard field goal and converted on four of five extra points to lead undefeated Berlin to a 37-0 victory over Avon at Sage Park in a CCC Division III East contest Friday night. Tufano scored 19 of Berlin’s 37 points.

Berlin quarterback Kevin Dunn completed 18-of-23 passes for 244 yards and three TD receptions. Tufano caught eight passes for 144 yards. Berlin’s Larry St. Pierre had 32 yards rushing on four carries and caught three passes for 31 yards. Berlin remains undefeated at 6-0 and 3-0 in the CCC Division 3 East.

The Falcons (2-4, 0-3 CCC Div. 3 East) return to action on Friday night as they host the Bulkeley/Weaver/HTCMA co-op team (1-5, 0-2 CCC Div. 3 East) under portable lights at the high school beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Berlin 37, Avon 0
At Berlin
Avon (2-4)                           0    0  0  0  — 0
Berlin (6-0)                          7  14  9  7  — 37
First quarter
B: Giancarlo Tufano 8 pass from Kevin Dunn (Tufano kick)
Second quarter
B: Zach Hrubiec 7 run (Tufano kick)
B: Alex Halkias 23 pass from Dunn (Tufano kick)
Third quarter
B: Tufano 36 FG
B: Tufano 53 pass from Dunn (kick failed)
Fourth quarter
B: James Mazzarella 9 run (Tufano kick)
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Avon — Dylan Burgos 14-57, Andrew Blea 11-58, Ryan Ollestad 14-17, Tucker Gill 1-2
PASSING: Avon — Burgos 2-8-0, 39; Berlin — Kevin Dunn 18-23-0, 244
RECEIVING: Avon — Ollestad 2-39
TACKLES: Avon — F. Longo 7, Gill 5, Blea 4

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