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Granby recovers record seven fumbles in win; Simsbury wins fourth straight

The Granby Memorial football team, shown earlier this year, has forced 12 turnovers in the past two games.

GRANBY, Nov. 9 – Jackson Rome, Sam Attianese and Garrett Strain each ran for two touchdowns while the Granby Memorial defense forced eight turnovers to lead the Bears to a 54-6 Pequot Uncas Division win over the Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton/Lyman Memorial co-op team Friday night in steady, chilly rain.

The Bears recovered a school-record seven fumbles in the game. Ben Kibby, who had six tackles including two for a loss, recovered two fumbles while Dylan Disabella, Attianese, Daniel Liton, Tyler Perez and Devin Flagg each recovered a fumble.

Rome ran for a team-high 76 yards and two touchdowns while Attianese ran for 54 yards on five carries and Strain rushed for 58 yards on seven carries.

Disabella ran for a touchdown, returned an interception 74 yards and made six tackles. Conor Hogan had seven tackles, including three for a loss and one sack. Perez also had seven tackles.

The Bears, who have forced 12 turnovers in the past two games, close out the season by playing at Canton on Wednesday, November 21 at 6 p.m. The Bears returned three interceptions for touchdowns a week ago in a 39-0 win over Gilbert/Northwestern.

NOTE: The state record for most fumbles recovered in a game is nine by Farmington in a win over Avon in 1974.

Granby 54, Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton/Lyman Mem 6
At Granby
Coventry (3-6)      0    0   0  6 – 6
Granby (6-3)       19  21  14  0  — 54
First quarter
G: Jackson Rome 31 run (kick fails)
G: Rome 11 run (kick fails)
G: Dylan Disabella 17 run (Matt Zyzsdorf kick)
Second quarter
G: Sam Attianese 5 run (Zyzdorf kick)
G: Garrett Strain 31 run (Zyzdorf kick)
G: Andel Smith 55 run (Zyzdorf kick)
Third quarter
G: Attianese 21 run (Zyzdorf kick)
G: Strain 11 run (Zyzdorf kick)
Fourth quarter
C: Ellis Thompson 30 fumble recovery (kick fails)
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Granby – Jackson Rome 7-76, Sam Attianses 5-54, Garrett Strain 7-58, Dylan Disabella 7-59, Andel Smith 3-62

Simsbury 30, Glastonbury 7
SIMSBURY, Nov. 9 – Jackson Butler completed 10-of-17 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns to help the Simsbury High football team win their fourth straight game on a rainy Friday night with a dominating 30-7 CCC Division I victory over Glastonbury.

Mark Bedson ran for a team-high 129 yards and two touchdowns. Jackson Harper caught five passes for 47 yards for Trojans (4-5) while Colby Chase and Patrick Shanley pulled in touchdown receptions.

Simsbury forced three Glastonbury turnovers and had a first quarter safety as well. Quarterback Drew Daniels led the Tomahawks (5-4) with 77 yards rushing on 12 carries.

Simsbury closes out the regular season on Tuesday, November 20, when they host Avon in the annual Route 44 Classic at Holden Field at 6:30 p.m.

Simsbury 30, Glastonbury 7
At Simsbury
Glastonbury (5-4)        7  0  0  0  — 7
Simsbury (4-5)             9  7  7  7  — 30
First quarter
S: Patrick Shanley 9 pass from Jackson Butler (Kory Zall kick)
G: Drew Daniels 46 run (Ryan Smith kick)
S: Safety
Second quarter
S: Mark Bedson 6 run (Zall kick)
Third quarter
S: Bedson 4 run (Zall kick)
Fourth quarter
S: Colby Chase 14 pass from Butler (Zall kick)
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Simsbury – Mark Bedson 19-129, Jackson Butler 13-63, David Sohn 7-20; Glastonbury – Drew Daniels 12-77, Matthew Tenney 6-33, A. Ramierez 1-28, B. Myers 7-19, Brandon Valdes 2-minus 14
PASSING: Simsbury – Jackson Butler 10-17-0, 130; Glastonbury – Drew Daniels 6-20-2, 57
RECEIVING: Simsbury – Jackson Harper 5-47, Colby Chase 2-40, Patrick Shanley 2-17; Glastonbury – Jordan Meneo 1-19, B. Myers 2-18, A. Ramierez 1-15, Freddie Thomas 1-6, Ryan Smith 1-minus 1
RETURNS: Simsbury – Jackson Harper 1-29, Caden Musser 1-6, Brendan Gaffney 1-0; Glastonbury – Quinn Cummings 2-19, A. Ramierez 1-31, Matthew Tenney 1-12
INTERCEPTIONS: Spencer Meace (S), Jeffrey Coleman (S); FUMBLE RECOVERY: William Bonnell (S)

 

 

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