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No changes in top 10 poll this week; Simsbury to face No. 6 East Hartford on Friday

Southington’s Tanner LaRosa ran for 191 yards and two TDs in Friday’s 21-7 CCC win over Simsbury.

A week ago, Simsbury (0-2) challenged No. 11 Southington, dropped one spot to No. 12 despite a 21-7 victory. This week, the Trojans will face a top 10 team when they travel to East Hartford to face the Hornets, who are ranked No. 6 in the latest New Haven Register/GameTimeCT top 10 coaches poll.

East Hartford outlasted Conard-West Hartford last week, 25-16. Quarterback Raquan Tompkins was 10-of-16 for 211 yards and 3 TD passes to lead the Hornets. East Hartford also got the job done on defense with a pair of blocked punts. Simsbury did force two Southington turnovers in the loss to the Blue Knights.

The big game of the week will be No. 3 Darien traveling to challenge No. 1 St. Joseph in Trumbull on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Canton (0-2) will look for their first victory on Friday night when they travel to Coventry to face the Patriot co-op team with Coventry, Windham Tech, Bolton and Lyman Memorial. Granby (1-1) will host Old Saybrook/Westbrook at 7 p.m. at the Bear’s Den on Friday night. In another CCC clash, Farmington (1-1) will travel to Windsor on Friday night for a 7 p.m. contest.

On Saturday, Avon (0-2) travels to Hebron to face RHAM at 1 p.m. while Lewis Mills (0-2) will host Cromwell/Portland beginning at 1 p.m.

Week 3, Monday, September 17, 2018

The New Haven Register and GameTime CT’s week 2 football top 10 poll. First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis.

Team Rec. Pts. LW Class
1. St. Joseph (14) 2-0 856 1 M
2. Greenwich (8) 2-0 832 2 LL
3. Darien (4) 2-0 780 3 LL
4. Hand (3) 2-0 754 4 L
5. Shelton 2-0 605 5 LL
6. East Hartford 2-0 535 6 LL
7. New Canaan 1-1 459 7 LL
8. Killingly (1) 2-0 393 8 M
9. Naugatuck 2-0 332 9 L
10. Bloomfield 2-0 328 10 S
Others receiving votes: Newtown (2-0), 326; Southington (2-0), 298; Maloney (2-0), 278; Ansonia (2-0), 231; Berlin (2-0), 214; North Haven (2-0), 150; Fairfield Prep (2-0), 126; Middletown (2-0), 60; Brookfield (2-0), 24; Sheehan (2-0), 23; Windsor (1-1), 15; RHAM (2-0), 9; Cromwell/Portland (2-0), 8; Seymour (2-0) and Windham High (2-0) 7
The following voted: Bob Barton, New Haven Register; Nate Brown, Fox61; Bill Bloxsom, Hersam Acorn Newspapers; Sean Patrick Bowley, GameTimeCT; Kyle Brennan, Freelance; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Gerry deSimas Jr., Collinsville Press; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Erik Dobratz, WTNH-8; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Ned Griffen, The Day of New London; Shelby Iava, New Britain Herald; Mark Jaffee, Republican-American of Waterbury; Ryan Lacey, Danbury News-Times; Kyle Maher, Journal-Inquirer of Manchester; Pete Paguaga, GameTimeCT; John Pierson, WTNH-8; Noah Finz, CT Sports Now; Mike Madera, Walter Camp Football Foundation; Shawn McFarland, Hartford Courant; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; John Nash, The Hour of Norwalk; Keith O’Brien, GameDay CT Sports; Dave Phillips, Shoreline Newspapers; Marc Robbins, CT Sports Now; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Mike Suppe, Hersam-Acorn Newspapers; Rich Zalusky, The Chronicle of Willimantic; Jimmy Zanor, Norwich Bulletin; Joe Zone, WFSB-3
Did Not Vote: Dan Orencole, Bristol Press.

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