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High school football

Defense helps Avon outlast Northwest Catholic and earn second win of season

WEST HARTFORD, Oct. 7 – Avon’s Jadon Folkwein had the big game-winning touchdown run on Saturday against Northwest Catholic – a 53-yard scamper in the fourth quarter that put the Falcons ahead for good as Avon snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-7 victory over the Lions in CCC Division III play. But thisContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Fast start propels Ellington past Canton ’11’ for first victory of the season

ELLINGTON, Oct. 7 – The Ellington High football scored 27 unanswered points to open Saturday’s Pequot Conference Uncas Division contest and rolled to a 41-8 victory over a young Canton team. Nick Abbuzzese and Robert Martinez-Ecker each ran for two touchdowns as the Purple Knights (1-4, 1-3 Pequot Uncas) earned their first victory of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Newest edition of state football record book is released

The Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance is pleased to release the 2017 Connecticut high school football record book.  This is the 18th edition of the record book, a compilation of records and historical information from newspapers, team statisticians, coach’s records and individual research. Some of the new information in this year’s record book includes: The leading scorer in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Yellowjacket defense dominates as Gilbert/NWR beats Canton, 38-8

CANTON, Sept. 30 – The Canton High football can’t afford to make too many mistakes. Visiting Gilbert/Northwestern caused five turnovers Saturday and Billy Komons ran for a game-high 160 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Yellowjackets to a 38-8 Pequot Uncas Division victory over Canton. Gilbert/NWR quarterback Chase Sanden intercepted three passes as theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Bloomfield leaves no doubt in win over Avon; South Windsor rally beats Simsbury

BLOOMFIELD, Sept. 28 – Freshman quarterback Daron Bryden completed 6-of-6 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns as the Bloomfield High football team ran away from Avon Thursday night with a 47-0 victory in a CCC Division III contest at Phil Tobin Stadium. A year ago, the Warhawks were ranked in the top 10 inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Interception return for a TD lifts Granby past Ellington, 14-7

GRANBY, Sept. 29 – Sophomore Sam Attianese intercepted a pass and ran it back 70 yards with 8:22 left in regulation to lift the Granby High football team to a 14-7 Pequot Conference Uncas Division win over Ellington Friday night. Not only did Attianese’s interception and touchdown give the Bears the win but it wasContinue ReadingContinue Reading

RHAM pulls away in second half to hand Avon second straight defeat

AVON, Sept. 23 – Running back Jadon Folkwein ran for a team-high 115 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries but RHAM was able to score 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to hand Avon their second straight loss on Saturday with a 26-13 decision in CCC Division III East action. Avon (1-2, 0-2Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Coventry co-op team quickly pulls away from Canton to remain undefeated

CANTON, Sept. 23 – The Canton High football team had too many mistakes Saturday afternoon and the visiting Patriots from the Coventry, Windham Tech, Bolton and Lyman Memorial co-op team took advantage of all of them in a 58-22 Pequot Conference victory. Coventry’s Nick Provonost, Devin Slead and Shawn O’Connell each scored two touchdowns forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Roundup: Late Simsbury rally falls short vs. East Hartford; Farmington shutout

SIMSBURY, Sept. 22 – A year ago, East Hartford held off a last-minute drive from Simsbury to earn a two-point victory. Things were similar on Friday night. The visiting Hornets built a 17-point lead in the second half but held off a fourth quarter Simsbury surge for another two-point win over the Trojans Friday nightContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Tolland’s Carlson has 4 TDs as Eagles hand Avon first loss of the season

AVON, Sept. 16 – A week ago, the Avon High football team opened the season with a 34-point shutout victory over East Catholic – beating the private Catholic school for the first time in over 20 years. But head coach Sal Cintorino said the warning signs late in the week during practice. He could seeContinue ReadingContinue Reading