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Simsbury clinches playoff spot with win over Glastonbury

The Simsbury High defense allowed just seven points as the Trojans improved to 8-1 with a 14-7 win over Glastonbury on Friday night. Simsbury’s Collin Crowe (40), Mohammed Haroon (1) and Caden Musser (5) stop Glastonbury’s Brandon Myers. (Photo courtesy Simsbury Football)

GLASTONBURY, Nov. 15 – Dan Sohn ran for a game-high 113 yards on 21 carries and Simsbury’s defense allowed just seven points as the Trojans beat Glastonbury for the third straight year with a 14-7 victory on Friday night in CCC Division I action.

The win clinches a spot in the CIAC Class LL playoffs for Simsbury (9-1) – their first state playoff berth since 2009. The top eight teams earn a tournament berth and the Class LL tournament begins Tuesday, December 3.

Simsbury took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter on an eight-yard run from Brendan Gaffney – his third touchdown run of the season. The Trojans extended the lead to 14-0 when quarterback Aiden Boeshans completed a 64-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Jonathan Muinde – his first reception of the season.

Glastonbury (3-6) cut the lead to seven points with a fourth quarter touchdown with Ryan Smith scoring on a 23-yard pass from Greg Perry with 5:42 remaining. But that would be it for the Tomahawks.

Simsbury closes out the regular season on Tuesday, November 26 when they host Avon (2-8) in the Valley Gridiron Classic at Holden Field.

Simsbury’s Dan Sohn (2) ran for a game-high 113 yards in Friday night’s win over Glastonbury (Photo courtesy Simsbury Football)

Simsbury 14, Glastonbury 7
At Glastonbury
Simsbury (8-1)                  0  14  0  0  — 14
Glastonbury (3-6)            0    0  0  7  — 7
Second quarter
S: Brendan Gaffney 8 run (Caden Lill kick)
S: Jonathan Muinde 64 pass from Aiden Boeshans (Lill kick)
Fourth quarter
G: Ryan Smith 23 pass from Greg Perry (Smith kick), 5:42
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Simsbury – Dan Sohn 21-113, Aiden Boeshans 14-88, John Mairano 2-13, Brendan Gaffney 4-10; Glastonbury – Greg Perry 6-minus 14, Brandon Myers 21-99, Nazzem Bourgoin 4-12, Mahari Bush 3-4
PASSING: Simsbury – Boeshans 5-9-1, 155; Glastonbury – Greg Perry 5-17-1, 84
RECEIVING: Simsbury – Jeffrey Coleman 2-65, Zach Gilbert 1-12, Brendan Gaffney 1-4, Jonathan Muinde 1-64; Glastonbury  — Matthew Daniels 2-24, Kareem Altius 1-24, Ryan Smith 1-23, Brandon Valdes 1-13
INTERCEPTIONS: Jeffrey Coleman (S); FUMBLE REC: Fahey (G)
RETURNS: Kickoffs – Gilbert (S) 1-28, Gaffney (S) 1-12, Valdes (G) 3-25

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