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Quick start lifts Simsbury to second straight win; Granby falls to Rockville

Simsbury QB Jackson Butler (9) threw for 232 yards and two TDs as the Trojans won their second straight game on Friday.

ENFIELD, Oct. 26 – The Simsbury High football team took care of business quickly Friday night to earn their second straight win. The Trojans raced out to a 28-point lead and earned their second victory of the season with a 35-12 win over Enfield.

Quarterback Jackson Butler completed 12-of-23 passes for 232 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to lead the Trojans (2-5). He also ran for 73 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Mark Bedson led Simsbury on the ground with 87 yards on 17 carries.

Jeffrey Coleman caught five passes for 97 yards and a touchdown for Simsbury while Jackson Harper (3-65) and Colby Chase (3-62) each caught three passes. It was Simsbury’s eighth straight win over Enfield. The last time that the Eagles beat Simsbury was in 1978. The series between the two teams began in 1921.

It was the final road game of the season for Simsbury, which hosts Manchester on Friday at 7 p.m. at Holden Field.

Simsbury 35, Enfield 12
At Enfield
Simsbury (2-5)                         21  6  8  0 – 35
Enfield (3-4)                              0  0  6  6  — 12
First quarter
S: Colby Chase 21 pass from Jackson Butler (Kory Zall kick)
S: Butler 3 run (Zall kick)
S: Dan Sohn 1 run (Zall kick)
Second quarter
S: Jeffrey Coleman 60 pass from Butler (kick fails)
Third quarter
S: Safety
S: Butler 53 run (Zall kick)
E: Wyatt Raymond 53 pass from Cody Stager (kick fails)
Fourth quarter
E: Brendan DeBarber 4 pass from Stager (kick fails)
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Simsbury – Mark Bedson 17-87, Jackson Butler 8-73, Brendan Gaffney 2-23, Kye Terry 2-10, Daniel Sohn 6-9; Enfield – J. Ferguson 11-83, Cody Stager 13-9
PASSING: Simsbury – Jackson Butler 12-23-0, 232; Enfield – Cody Stager 9-17-1, 139
RECEIVING: Simsbury – Jeffrey Coleman 5-97, Jackson Harper 3-65, Colby Chase 3-62, Michael Schulitz 1-8; Enfield – Wyatt Raymond 5-102, Brendan DeBarber 3-34, J. Ferguson 1-3

Rockville 28, Granby 6
VERNON, October 26 – Rockville scored 28 unanswered points to beat Granby on Friday night, 28-6 and improve to 5-2 on the season. Nick Foley ran for three touchdowns for the Rams (5-2, 5-1 Pequot Uncas) while QB Ben Ambro completed 14-of-24 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown.

Matt Zyzdorf hit a pair of field goals for the Bears (4-3, 3-2 Pequot Uncas) while Sam Attianese rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries.

Dylan Disabella had nine tackles including a tackle for a loss to lead the Bears while Tyler Perez made eight tackles. Andel Smith and Attianese each had seven tackles while Attianese also had an interception. Conor Hogan made five stops and had a sack while Ben Kibby had four tackles and a sack.

The Bears return to action on Friday night when they host Gilbert/Northwestern (4-3) at 7 p.m. in another Pequot Uncas Division contest.

Rockville 28, Granby 6
At Vernon
Granby (4-3)      0  6    0    0  — 6
Rockville (5-2)    0  0  14  14  — 28
Second quarter
G: Matt Zyzdorf 20 FG
G: Zyzdorf 25 FG
Third quarter
R: Nick Foley 5 run (Jake Poutre kick)
R: Ben Ambro 1 run (Poutre kick)
Fourth quarter
R: Foley 6 run (Poutre kick)
R: Foley 13 pass from Ambro (Poutre kick)
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Granby – Jackson Rome 12-6, Sam Attianese 10-26, Dylan Disabella 11-31
PASSING: Granby – Jackson Rome 7-14-3, 22; Rockville – Ben Ambro 14-24-1, 185
RECEIVING: Granby – Conor Hogan 3-21


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