Tag Archives: Football

Season concludes this week for six Valley teams on Thanksgiving week

The high school football season comes to end this week for the six teams in the Farmington Valley. When the campaign began in the heat of August, there was plenty of hope and optimism. But 10 weeks later, victories have been hard to find. A year ago, Granby won 10 games and earned their first CIACContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton can’t maintain lead in loss to CREC co-op

ENFIELD, Nov. 19 – The Canton High football continues to take steps forward. The Warriors took a 14-point lead in the first quarter, recovered two fumbles in the game and saw running back Braedon Bean rush for 100 years for the second time this season. Quarterback Alex Higley returned to the starting lineup after missingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

For the second straight year, Canton to be awarded Michaels Achievement Cup

CANTON — Canton High is one of 15 schools to be selected as a winner of the CIAC’s Michaels Achievement Cup for the 2015-16 season. It’s the second consecutive season that Canton has been recognized with a Michaels Achievement Cup. They were recognized for their efforts during the 2014-15 campaign. The award is presented to recognizeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Valley Regional/Old Lyme clinches playoff berth with big win over Canton

CANTON, Nov. 12 – Valley Regional/Old Lyme unofficially clinched a CIAC playoff berth for the fifth time in seven years Saturday with a dominating 41-0 Pequot Conference victory over Canton. Valley Regional/OL scored six touchdowns in the first half, improving to 8-1 on the season and securing an invitation to the Class S tournament. ValleyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Asberry helps Avon earn first victory in 27-6 victory over winless Plainville

PLAINVILLE, Nov. 11 – It’s been a challenging year for the Avon High football team. The Falcons dropped the first eight games of the season for just the second time in the program’s history. With a young and inexperienced team, they were blown out of some games. But in others, they made just enough mistakesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Seven turnovers handcuff Avon in loss to Rockville

VERNON, Nov. 4 – The Avon High football team scored a season-high 26 points Friday night against Rockville and the Falcons piled up more than 400 yard of offense. Quarterback Dylan Burgos ran for a career-high 200 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. But Avon made far too many mistakes. They turned the ballContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Deitz, who received a heart transplant, scores TD in Simsbury’s win over Enfield

ENFIELD, Nov. 4 – A little over a year ago, Simsbury senior Danny Deitz was in a Boston hospital fighting to live. He was on an operating table at Boston Children’s Hospital getting a heart transplant. He had hoped to be playing football with his friends on the Simsbury High football team as they hadContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Town Council to consider $4.6 million proposal for 2 turf fields, new track facility

AVON, Nov. 1 — On Thursday evening, the Avon Town Council will consider a $4.6 million proposal from Town Manager Brandon Robertson to lay down a synthetic turf field, construct a new track and field facility and bleachers on the site of the current Avon High football field and track along with laying down a syntheticContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton drops contest to elusive Kristian Sapp and Cromwell/Portland

CANTON, Oct. 29 – The Canton High football team had five first downs on a first quarter scoring drive as they found the end zone for the first time in three games Saturday against undefeated Cromwell/Portland. But it wasn’t enough as Cromwell’s Kristian Sapp scored five touchdowns to lead the undefeated Panthers to a dominatingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Quinion and his Northwest Catholic grid team run over Avon in 13-0 victory

AVON, October 28 – As the head coach of the Avon High football team for 10 years from 2003 through 2012, Brett Quinion wasn’t shy about running the football. Ross McDonald and John Rowley each ran for over 1,000 yards in multiple seasons while Colin Moore twice ran over 2,000 yards in a season. QuinionContinue ReadingContinue Reading