No one said the season that the Avon High football team had was without challenges. The Falcons played a defending Class S state champion Bloomfield and held their own, carrying a 7-6 lead into the third quarter before falling 20-7.
Now, you can add a state finalist to the mix. Rocky Hill, which beat the Falcons, 49-15 in the season opener back in September, earned a spot in the Class S championship for the first time in school history Monday night with a 42-7 win over Seymour in the state semifinals.
Rocky Hill (11-1) will face undefeated Ansonia (12-0) on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Ansonia, in the championship game for the third straight year, is looking for a record 20th state championship.
The Terriers program is just 17 years old having begun in 2000. Rocky Hill is savoring the experience, too, especially after coming so close to a playoff berth a year ago.Continue Reading