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Simsbury hands New Britain its 5th straight loss

NEW BRITAIN, Oct. 22 — QB Kyle Decker scored two touchdowns including a 14-yard run with 1:58 remaining in the game to lift Simsbury (2-4) to a 20-14 win over host New Britain. Not only did the Simsbury offense help control the game by eating up time running the ball but the defense made two big stands. After Simsbury took a 12-7 lead on Decker’s two-yard TD run with 10:07 left in the third quarter, New Britain (1-5) marched to the Simsbury eight-yard line. But on fourth and one, Lamont Priest was stopped by Simsbury linebacker Josh Gowdy in the backfield to end the drive.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, New Britain drove to the Simsbury 13 but the drive stalled after a fumble and two incomplete passes. After Decker’s score to give the Trojans a 20-7 lead, New Britain did rally for a touchdown in the final minute but Simsbury recovered the onside kick to seal the victory. Decker ran for 83 yards reported the New Britain Herald while Dom Gerardi ran for 101 yards and Andrew Girard gained 99.

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Hall 41, Farmington 14: The undefeated Warriors (6-0) took control early to hand host Farmington (4-2) its second loss of the season. Hall led 21-0 after one quarter and 35-0 at halftime. QB Riley Carroll threw four TD passes in the first half while teammate Jacob Rosario began the game by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Farmington QB Colan Callahan ran for a 1-yard touchdown and threw a 23-yard TD pass to Mike English in the fourth quarter.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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