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Granby scores 20 unanswered points to beat Tigerhawks for fourth win

HARTFORD, Oct. 18 – Sam Attianese scored two touchdowns to help the Granby Memorial football team win for the fourth time in six games with a 20-3 victory over the SMSA/University/Classical co-op team in a Pequot Uncas Division game Thursday night at Anne Fisher Middle School.

Attianese ran for a team-leading 54 yards on 12 carries while he also caught four passes for 47 yards. Defensively, he had six tackles and one pass deflection.

Quarterback Jackson Rome completed 10-of-18 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown while running for 47 yards on 14 carries. Rome also intercepted a pass as the Bears forced two turnovers.

Dontelle Williams recovered a fumble and made six tackles for Granby. Ben Kibby and Conor Hogan each had nine tackles for the Bears while Hogan added a sack. Tyler Perez had seven tackles while Daniel Linton made three stops and had a sack.

The Tigerhawks (2-4, 1-3 Pequot Uncas) took an early lead on a 22-yard field goal from Aaron Wood.

But Granby didn’t give up an additional points, scoring 20 unanswered points. Jackson Rome threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Sam Attianese in the second quarter and ran for a one-yard run in the fourth quarter to boost the Bears (4-2, 4-1 Pequot Uncas).

Granby returns to action next Friday night when they travel to Vernon to take on Rockville (4-1, 4-0) for a 6:30 p.m. start.

Granby 20, SMSA/University/Classical 3
At Hartford
Granby (4-2)                                        0  6  6  8 – 20
SMSA/University/Classical (2-4)   0  3  0  0  — 3
Second quarter
SMSA: Aaron Wood 22 FG
G: Sam Attianese 3 pass from Jackson Rome (kick blocked)
Third quarter
G: Attianese 3 run (run fails)
Fourth quarter
G: Rome 1 run (Dylan Disabella catch from Rome), 7:30
Individual results
RUSHING: Granby — Jackson Rome 14-47, Sam Attianese 12-54, Dylan Disabella 10-38
PASSING: Granby — Rome 10-18-2, 128 yards
RECEIVING: Granby — Attianese 4-57, Conor Hogan 3-30

Granby Memorial coach Erik Shortell addresses his team after the Bears won their fourth game of the season Thursday night in Hartford. (Photo courtesy Granby Memorial football)

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