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Roundup: Nieves runs for 4 TDs as Simsbury tops Hall in season opener

football graphicWEST HARTFORD, Sept. 8 – Rafael Nieves ran for four touchdowns to lead the Simsbury High football team to a dominating 42-7 win over Hall Friday night in CCC Division I action. After scoring a touchdown in the first quarter, Nieves had touchdown runs of 97, 12 and 55 yards. Tate Valerio also caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from QB Jackson Masters.

Simsbury 42, Hall 7
At West Hartford
Simsbury (1-0)          14  14  0  14  — 42
Hall (0-1)                     0    7  0    0  — 7
First quarter
S: Rafael Nieves run (Kory Zall kick)
S: Tate Valerio 10 pass from Jackson Masters (Zall kick)
Second quarter
H: Desmond Richards 6 run (Sam Harrington kick)
S: Nieves 97 run (Zall kick)
S: Angel Serrano 4 run (Zall kick)
Fourth quarter
S: Nieves 12 run (Zall kick)
S: Nieves 55 run (Zall kick)

Platt High 42, Farmington 7
MERIDEN, Sept. 8 – Running back E.J. Dudley ran for two touchdowns while QB A.J. Marinelli threw three TD passes to lead the host Panthers to a 42-7 win over Farmington Friday night in the season opener for both teams at Falcon Field.

Marinelli threw a 10-yard TD pass to tight end Elijah Felton, a 16-yard touchdown pass to Devon Gardiner and a 15-yard TD reception to Tremaine Carter. Farmington (0-1) scored its lone touchdown in the fourth quarter on a diving touchdown reception from Aidan Sposato from QB Zac Conrad.

Platt 42, Farmington 7
At Meriden
Farmington (0-1)                  0   0  0  7 – 7
Platt High (1-0)                  14  21  7  0  — 42

North Branford 28, Granby 21
NORTH BRANFORD, Sept. 8 – North Branford scored a touchdown in the final 1:37 of regulation to beat Granby in the season opener for both Pequot Conference teams on Friday night at Colafati Field. Granby led 14-7 at halftime and 21-14 before the Thunderbirds (1-0) scored 14 unanswered points to earn the victory.

North Branford 28, Granby 21
At North Branford
Granby (0-1)                   7  7  7  0  — 21
North Branford (1-0)       0  7  7  14 – 28

Coventry co-op 34, Lewis Mills 0
BURLINGTON, Sept. 9 – The Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton/Lyman Memorial co-op football team returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns to lead the Patriots to a 34-0 shutout win over Lewis Mills on opening day Saturday in Burlington. Zachary Shroyer returned an interception 58 yards for a touchdown while teammate Nick Provonost returned an interception 50 yards for a TD. Shroyer also caught a 17-yard TD pass from QB Jacob Carlson, who also ran for a 17-yard touchdown.


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