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High school football

Simsbury holds off Enfield in final seconds for win; Granby rallies to beat Rockville

SIMSBURY, Oct. 27 – The Simsbury High football team has displayed the ability to score points this year. However, the Trojans have struggled to stop the opposition – especially late in games. On Friday night, the Trojans came up big in a 36-35 CCC Division I win over Enfield at Holden Field. It took theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Granby’s Dot Johnson is among five to be honored with a Gold Key from Alliance

From 1985 through 2002, the Canton High and Granby High field hockey team played some memorable contests. The two teams played twice a season in the NCCC and frequently faced off in the CIAC Class S state tournament. One of Canton’s most memorable state championships came in 1985 when the Warriors, who lost twice toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon to host several games under the lights as part of Spirit Week

AVON, Oct. 23 – It’s Fall Spirit Week in Avon and with that comes the annual games under the lights at the high school. Action under the lights begins on Wednesday night when the Avon High girls volleyball team (15-3) hosts Woodstock Academy (14-3) beginning at 6 p.m. The Falcons earned their 15th win of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton, Avon football teams both shutout in Friday night action

CANTON, Oct. 20 – Quarterback Jameson Gill threw three touchdown passes as the Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby co-op football team blanked Canton, 32-0, Friday night in a Pequot Uncas Division contest under portable lights on the turf field. Gill threw two touchdown passes to Luke Holsey. Zach Bilas returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdownContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Granby erases 14-point halftime deficit but falls to Tigerhawks in overtime

GRANBY, Oct. 20 – Trailing by 14 points at halftime, the Granby High football team 22 consecutive points to take an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter. But the Sport Science Medical Academy (SMSA)/University High/Classical co-op football team rallied to tie the game and won it in overtime in a 48-40 overtime win in PequotContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Through the air, Simsbury beats Conard for second straight win

SIMSBURY, Oct. 20 – For the second time this season, Simsbury High quarterback Jackson Masters threw for over 300 yards to lead the Trojans to a 42-22 win over Conard in CCC Division I West action at Holden Field on Friday night. Masters completed 29-of-38 passes for 307 yards and three touchdown passes. Ralph GilliardContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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