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Mills sets record for most points, largest margin of victory in season opening win

In the first-ever night game at home in Burlington, Lewis Mills set a new school record with 46 points in a shutout win over the Bulkeley co-op team on Friday night. (Photo courtesy Lewis Mills football)

BURLINGTON, Sept. 13 – Josh Martinotti scored a pair of touchdowns to help the Lewis Mills football team snap a 13-game losing streak with a 46-0 victory over Bulkeley/HMTCA/Weaver on Friday night at the high school.

The Spartans (1-0, 1-0 CCC Division III East) played their first-ever night game with portable lights on their home field and captured their first-ever Central Connecticut Conference contest. It was the most points scored in a game in team history and largest margin of victory.

Mills set the tone early with eight of the first 10 points from their defense with a 20-yard interception return from Martinotti and a pair of safeties. Martinotti and Colby Nordstorm each had two-yard TD runs in the second quarter to take a 25-0 lead at halftime.

Previously, the largest margin of victory was 29 points in a 35-6 win over Stafford/East Windsor in 2014. Mills scored 42 points in a 42-28 win over Morgan in 2011.

Lewis Mills 46, Bulkeley/HMTCA/Weaver 0
At Burlington
Bulkeley/HMTCA/Weaver (0-1) 0    0    0  0  — 0
Lewis Mills (1-0)                             12  13  14  7 – 46
First Quarter
LM: Josh Martinotti 20 interception return (Tyler Colinda pass from Martinotti)
LM: Safety
LM: Safety. Nick Romano makes tackle in end zone
Second Quarter
LM: Martinotti 2 run (kick failed)
LM: Colby Nordstrom 2 run (Nate Pesino kick)
Third Quarter
LM: Mark Cordena 8 run (Pesino kick)
LM: Sean Polinski 25 pass from Nordstrom (Pesino kick)
Fourth Quarter
LM: Tyson Hall 2 run (Pesino kick)

Maloney 54, Farmington 13
FARMINGTON, September 13 – Maloney’s James Tarver ran for four touchdowns and 206 yards as the Spartans beat Farmington in a Central Connecticut Conference contest, 54-13. Angel Arce was 16-of-27 for 198 yards and two touchdowns for Maloney (1-0).

Farmington (0-1) took an early 7-0 lead on a 14-yard touchdown pass to Niko Bouzakis from Jake Conrad and the extra point from Conrad.

But Maloney scored three consecutive touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead. The Indians cut the lead to eight on an 83-yard kickoff return from Michael Gregory but that is as close as they would get. Maloney’s Kam Moreno caught eight passes for 101 yards and one touchdown. Moreno also ran a kickoff back 90 yards for a touchdown.

Maloney 54, Farmington 13
At Farmington
Maloney (1-0)                          7  27  20  0  — 54
Farmington (0-1)                    7    6    0  0  — 13
First Quarter
F: Niko Bouzakis 14 pass from Jake Conrad (Conrad kick)
M: Kam Moreno 58 pass from Angel Arce (Jaden Myles kick)
Second Quarter
M: James Tarver 2 run (Myles kick)
M: Ian Graham 30 pass from Arce (kick failed)
F: Michael Gregory 83 kickoff return (kick failed)
M: Moreno 90 kickoff return (Myles kick)
M: Tarver 5 run (Myles kick)
Third Quarter
M: Tarver 35 run (kick failed)
M: Tarver 6 run (Myles kick)
M: Kuron Wiggins 3 run (Myles kick)


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