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Rome helps Granby win second straight game; Windsor blanks Farmington

Head coach Erik Shortell talks to the Bears before Friday night’s Pequot Conference win over Old Saybrook/Westbrook. (Photo courtesy Granby Football)

GRANBY, Sept. 21 – Quarterback Jackson Rome ran for a team-high 98 yards and one touchdown and threw a touchdown pass as the Granby Memorial football team won their second straight game with a 26-0 shutout over Old Saybrook/Westbrook in a Pequot Conference contest Friday night.

Granby (2-1) took the early lead on a 43-yard touchdown run from Rome and the extra point from Matt Zydorf. The Bears extended the lead to 13-0 on an 11-yard TD pass from Rome to Dylan Disabella in the second quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the Bears scored twice on a two-yard run from Garrett Strain and a 68-yard touchdown run from Keon Lawrence, who finished the game with six tackles. Conor Hogan had nine tackles and a sack for the Bears while Tyler Perez had eight stops and forced a fumble. Strain had eight tackles with Ben Kibby getting seven tackles and recovering a fumble. Disabella also had six tackles.

The Bears took for their third straight win next week when they travel to Ellington on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Granby 26, Old Saybrook/Westbrook 0
At Granby
Old Saybrook/Westbrook (0-2)  0  0  0    0  –   0
Granby (2-1)                                    7  6  0  13  — 20
First quarter
G: Jackson Rome 43 run (Matt Zydorf kick)
Second quarter
G: Dylan Disabella 11 pass from Rome (kick failed)
Fourth quarter
G: Garrett Strain 2 run (kick failed)
G: Keon Lawrence 68 run (Zydorf kick)
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Granby – Jackson Rome 15-98, Garrett Strain 16-97, Keon Lawrence 1-68; OSW – Jack McDowell 7-40, Devon Moshier 7-38, Danny Almada 6-12, Landis Twomley 6-minus 3
PASSING: Granby – Jackson Rome 3-6-0, 54; OSW —  Jack McDowell 7-14-0, 62
RECEIVING: OSW – Max Thomas 1-18, Matt Murphy 1-5, Luke Duffy 1-8, Almada 3-30

Windsor 41, Farmington 0
WINDSOR, Sept. 21 – Windsor High picked up their first win of the season by shutting out Farmington, 41-0 in CCC Division II East action Friday night.

Dan Elliott ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries to lead the Warriors (2-1). He also caught an 18-yard TD reception from QB Cortenay Jackson (9-14-0, 205). Jackson also had a 43-yard TD reception to Kenneth Gordon.

Farmington (1-2) hosts Bristol Eastern next Saturday at 2 p.m. at the high school.

Windsor 41, Farmington 0
At Windsor
Farmington (1-2)              0  0  0  0  — 0
Windsor (2-1)                    14  14  6  7 – 41
First quarter
W: Dan Elliott 7 run (Boden Gapko kick)
W: Elliott 66 run (Gapko kick)
Second quarter
W: Shaun Hunter 1 run (Gapko kick)
W: Elliott 18 pass from Cortenay Jackson (Gapko kick)
Third quarter
W: Kenneth Gordon 43 pass from Jackson (Kick failed)
Fourth quarter
W: Gabriel Bryan 50 interception return (Gapko kick)


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