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Nordstrom runs for 3 TDs as Mills beats Rocky Hill for 2nd straight win

BURLINGTON, Sept. 20 – Quarterback Colby Nordstrom ran for three touchdowns as the Lewis Mills football team improved to 2-0 with a 29-6 Central Connecticut Conference victory over Rocky Hill under temporary lights in Burlington.

For the second week in a row, the Mills Booster Club picked up the check for lights to play on Friday night as the Spartans (2-0, 1-0 CCC Div. III East) picked up back-to-back wins for the first time since early in the 2016 season.

Sean Polinsky led the Spartans with 98 yards rushing and a touchdown on 20 carries while Cade Cormier picked up 95 yards on 11 carries. Nordstrom completed 5-of-11 passes for 52 yards. Cormier caught two passes for 30 yards while Matt Riordan caught two passes for 22 yards.

It is the first 2-0 start in team history. The Spartans were 2-1 after three games in 2016.

The Spartans return to action on Friday night when travel to face Bethel (0-2) as part of the Connecticut Football Alliance, the initiative to provide competitive non-league contests to teams across the state. Eighty-four teams from five leagues – Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC), Southwest Conference (SWC), FCIAC, Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC) and the CCC — will play 99 games this year.

Lewis Mills 29, Rocky Hill 6
At Burlington
Rocky Hill (0-2)                    0  0  0  6 – 6
Lewis Mills (2-0)                  14  0  8  7  — 29
First quarter
LM: Colby Nordstrom 2 run (Nate Pesino kick)
LM: Nordstrom 2 run (Pesino kick)
Third quarter
LM: Sean Polinsky 2 run (Polinsky run)
Fourth quarter
LM: Nordstrom 27 run (Pesino kick)
RH: Nico Capasso 2 run (kick failed)
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Lewis Mills – Cade Cormier 11-95, Sean Polinsky 20-98, Josh Martinoitti 9-48
PASSING: Lewis Mills – Colby Nordstrom 5-11-0, 52
RECEIVING: Lewis Mills: Cade Cormier 2-30, Matt Riordan 2-22, Polinski 1-0

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