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Conrad throws for 3 touchdowns as Farmington wins first game of season

SOUTHBURY, September 20 – Quarterback Jacob Conrad threw three touchdown passes and Chris Geer scored on a 30-yard run as the Farmington High football team won their first game of the season with a 27-21 non-league victory over Pomperaug on Friday night.

Conrad completed 15-of-30 passes for 280 yards in the victory. Michael Gregory caught seven passes for 126 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Indians.

Pomperaug (1-1) scored with 57 seconds left in the game to pull within seven points but Farmington recovered the onside kick to secure the victory. Jake Oldham had an 80-yard touchdown run for the Panthers and finished with 102 yards rushing in the game.

It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools in football and it was part of the Connecticut Football Alliance to provide competitive non-league contests to teams across the state. Eighty-four teams from five leagues will play 99 games this year.

Representatives from the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC), Southwest Conference (SWC), FCIAC and Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC) also participated in the alliance along with the CCC football teams.

The Indians (1-1, 0-0 CCC Div. II East) return to action next Friday when they travel to Storrs to take on E.O. Smith in a CCC Division II East contest that begins at 6 p.m.

Farmington 28, Pomperaug 21
At Southbury
Farmington (1-1)              14  0  6  8 – 28
Pomperaug (1-1)              14  0  0  7 – 21
First quarter
F: Michael Gregory 19 pass from Jacob Conrad (Conrad kick), 9:42
P: Owen Henry 2 run (Spencer Swartz-Wuest kick), 4:43
F: Gregory 51 pass from Conrad (Conrad kick), 4:18
P: Jake Oldham 80 run (Spencer Swartz-Wuest kick)
Third quarter
F: Abhi Gadangi 46 pass from Conrad (kicked blocked), 9:36
Fourth quarter
F: Chris Geer 30 run (conversion run), 7:47
P: Connor Brown 5 run (Spencer Swartz-Wuest kick), 0:57
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Farmington – Finn Sposato 9-45; Jacob Conrad 5-20; Pomperaug – Jake Oldham, 12-102; Conor Brown, 12-67; Owen Henry 10-57
PASSING: Farmington – Jacob Conrad 15-30-2, 280; Pomperaug – Connor Brown, 4-11-2, 65
RECEIVING: Farmington – Michael Gregory, 7-126; Mitch Guglielmo 2-56; Niko Bouzakis 4-45; Abhi Gadangi 2-53; Pomperaug– Owen Henry 3-28; Ethan Gomulinski 1-37

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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