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Undefeated Stafford co-op team pulls away from Granby

GRANBY, Oct. 5 – The crowd was jumping early Friday night in Granby. The host Bears, who had won three straight games, took an early lead.

But Stafford/East Windsor/Somers scored 34 unanswered points led by quarterback Colten Engel, who rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns, as the Bulldogs remained undefeated with a 41-14 Pequot Uncas contest.

Engel also helped behind center, completing 5-of-8 passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Teammate Julien Rivas ran for 199 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries for Stafford/EW/Somers (5-0, 4-0 Pequot Uncas).

The Bulldogs handled the Granby offense. QB Jackson Rome completed 10-of-19 passes for 130 yards and two touchdown passes to Connor Strain and David Hogan. Strain had a team-high 41 yards rushing on 11 carries.

Defensively, Strain led the Bears with 13 tackles while Ben Kibby had 11. Dontelle Williams had nine tackles, Sam Attianese had eight tackles while Devin Flagg, Conor Hogan and Dan Linton had six tackles each.

Stafford/EW/Somers 41, Granby 14
At Granby
Stafford/EW/Somers (5-0)             7  14  6  14  — 41
Granby (3-2)                                       7    0  0   7  – 14
First Quarter
G: David Hogan 15 pass from Jackson Rome (Rome kick)
S: Jeff Kology 14 pass from Colton Engel (Luke Phillips kick)
Second Quarter
S: Garreth Bowers 21 pass from Engel (Phillips kick)
S: Engel 5 run (Phillips kick)
Third Quarter
S: Cody Gebo 2 run (kick failed)
Fourth Quarter
S: Engel 4 run (Phillips kick)
G: Connor Strain 17 pass from Rome (Rome kick)
S: Julien Rivas 1 run (Phillips kick)
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Granby – Jackson Rome 12-35; Garrett Strain 11-41; Sam Attianese 4-2, Dylan Disabella 1-13, Keon Lawrence 2-4
PASSING: Granby – Jackson Rome 10-19-0, 130
RECEIVING: Granby – Garrett Strain 3-42, Sam Attianese 2-34, Dylan Disabella 2-18; Keon Lawrence 1-13; Conor Hogan 1-15; Rowan Heinze 1-8


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