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Granby pitches a shutout; Farmington beats Newington for first time since 1973

WINDSOR LOCKS, Sept. 15 – Quarterback Jackson Rome completed 11-of-18 passes for 131 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes as the Granby Memorial football team won their first game of the season with a 20-0 shutout win over Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby in a Pequot Uncas contest on Saturday afternoon.

It’s the first shutout for the Bears (1-1, 1-0 Pequot Uncas) since blanking Canton in November 2015.

Rome also led the Bears with 94 yards rushing on 17 carries while teammate Garrett Strain ran for 64 yards on nine carries. Andel Smith caught three passes for 15 yards while Sam Attianese caught two passes for 33 yards. Rome threw touchdown passes to Dylan Disabella (11 yards) and Connor Hogan (35 yards).

The Bears return to action on Friday night when they host Old Saybrook/Westbrook at 7 p.m. at Granby High School.

Granby 20, Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby 0
At Windsor Locks
Granby (1-1)                                      0  7  13  0  — 20
Windsor Locks (0-1)                        0  0  0  0  — 0
Second quarter
G: Dylan Disabella 11 pass from Jackson Rome (Matt Zydorf kick)
Third quarter
G: Rome 5 run (Zydorf kick)
G: Connor Hogan 35 pass from Rome (kick fails)
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Granby – Jackson Rome 17-94, Garrett Strain 9-64, Keon Lawrence 3-9
PASSING: Granby – Jackson Rome 11-18-1, 131
RECEIVING: Granby – Dylan Disabella 2-13, Connor Hogan 1-35, Andel Smith 3-15, Sam Attianese 2-33

SMSA/University/Classical 49, Lewis Mills 0
HARTFORD, Sept. 14 – Quarterback Devin Hill threw five touchdown passes to help lead the SMSA/University/Classical co-op football team to a 49-0 win over Lewis Mills on Friday night at Annie Fisher Middle School.

Hill fell one TD pass short of the school record of six set by Johnny Mojica in 2010.

SMSA’s Naseim Harrison caught five passes for 161 yards, including three TD passes. Josh McLeggon had a 95-yard kickoff return for the Tigerhawks while Hayden Jordan caught four passes for 120 yards with two TDs.

SMSA (1-1) held Mills (0-2) to just 30 yards of offense. The 49-point victory by the Tigerhawks is the most lopsided win in Mills’ football history. North Branford also beat Mills by 49 points in separate games in 2012 and 2014.

SMSA/University/Classical 49, Lewis Mills 0
At Hartford
SMSA (1-1)                   12  25  6  6  — 49
Lewis Mills (0-2)          0    0  0  0  — 0
First Quarter
S: Josh McLeggon 95 kickoff return (kick failed)
S: Naseim Harrison 1 pass from Devin Hill (pass failed)
Second Quarter
S: intentional grounding safety
S: Harrison 66 pass from Hill (Keith Berouet pass from Hill)
S: Hayden Jordan 1 pass from Hill (Berout pass from Hill)
S: Naseim Harrison 30 pass from Hill (Hill kick)
Third Quarter
S: Jordan 29 pass from Hill (kick failed)
Fourth Quarter
S:  Berouet 6 pass from Mark Boyer (kick failed)

Farmington 28, Newington 7
NEWINGTON, Sept. 14 – Aidan Sposato ran for a pair of touchdowns and a team-high 65 yards to the lead the Farmington High football team to their first victory of the season Friday night with a 28-7 victory over Newington at Alumni Field.

Farmington QB Jacob Conrad completed 14-of-24 passes for 100 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes to Sposato (nine yards) and Niko Bouzakis (71 yards).

It was just the seventh meeting between the two schools. The victory was Farmington’s first win over the Indians since 1973. Last year’s game was the first since the 1970s between the two schools.

Farmington 28, Newington 7
At Newington
Farmington (1-1)              0  13  8  7 — 28
Newington (1-1)               0    0  7  0 —  7
Second Quarter
F: Angel Velez 21 run (kick fail), 9:22
F: Aidan Sposato 9 pass from Jacob Conrad (Conard kick), 2:28
Third Quarter
N: Jordan Alexander 33 pass from Nick Pestrichello (Gunnar Johnson kick), 2:00
F: Niko Bouzakis 71 pass from Conrad (Conard run), 0.14
Fourth Quarter
F: Sposato 46 run (Conard kick), 4:12
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Newington — Izayah Ciarcia 4-22,  John Amaning 4-9, Javier Polanco 6-32. Farmington — Angel Velez 14-55, Aidan Sposato 6-65
PASSING: Newington — Pestrichello 11-26-0, 77; Farmington — Conrad 14-24-0, 100
RECEIVING: Newington — Ciarcia 6-48, Alexander 1-33; Farmington — Jashaud Jenkins 2-35, Bouzakis 6-95, Sposato 3-30, Mitchell Guglielmo 1-12.

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