SOUTH WINDSOR, Sept. 28 – One of the Farmington Valley’s oldest high school football program and the newest football program are both 3-0 after victories this weekend.
Simsbury, which began playing football in 1908, improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2012 with a 39-0 shutout over South Windsor on Saturday morning. Lewis Mills, which began playing varsity football in 2010, is 3-0 for the first time in team history after a 28-0 victory over Bethel on Friday night.
Farmington improved to 2-1 on the season with their first shutout victory since 2013 with a 28-0 decision over E.O. Smith on Friday night.
In South Windsor, Simsbury High quarterback Aiden Boeshans completed 12 of 17 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Trojan offense. Boeshans also scored on an eight-yard run in the first quarter.
Running back Dan Sohn also ran for a pair of touchdowns as the Simsbury offense gained 393 yards in the contest. Mike Schulitz caught their first touchdown passes while Kye Terry ran for his first TD. Zack Gllbert hauled his second TD reception of the season.
The Simsbury defense gave up just 77 yards of offense to secure their eighth straight win, dating back to last season when the Trojans ended the year with five consecutive victories. Simsbury’s last shutout was a 42-0 win over South Windsor last October.
Next for Simsbury will be a home game against New Britain (1-2) on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Holden Field.
In Bethel, surprising Lewis Mills won their third straight game with four players scoring touchdowns for the Spartans. Seamus Hannon, Matt Riordan and Nick DiChiarra ran for first quarter scores as Mills raced out an early 20-0 lead. Josh Martinotti ran for his second TD of the season in the third quarter to extend the lead to 28-0.
Mills, which had lost 13 straight before the season, has now pitched a pair of shutouts in their first three games of the season. Mills blanked the Bulkeley/Weaver/HMTCA co-op in week one, 46-0.
Mills returns to action on Saturday when they face Avon for the first time since 2013 on the Falcon’s new turf field at 1 p.m.
In Storrs, Farmington quarterback Jacob Conrad competed 22 of 36 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Indians to a 28-0 win over E.O. Smith in CCC Division II East action. Niko Bouzakis, who caught nine passes for 137 yards, pulled in all three touchdown passes for Farmington.
Finn Sposato also scored on a touchdown run while Conrad was 4-for-4 kicking extra points.
The Indians (2-1) forced four E.O. Smith turnovers, recovering a pair of fumbles and intercepting two passes. Michael Gregory had a 24-yard return on his interception while Nicholas Ortiz had an 11-yard return.
Josh DeGrandi had nine tackles, including eight solo stops, and recovered a fumble. Bouzakis had five tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. Jack Hogan and Giovanni Andino also made five tackles.
Farmington returns home on Friday night to host Wethersfield at 6 p.m.
Simsbury 39, South Windsor 0
At South Windsor
Simsbury (3-0) 6 20 13 0 — 39
South Windsor (1-2) 0 0 0 0 — 0
S: Aiden Boeshans 8 run (kick fails)
S: Zack Gilbert 18 pass from Boeshans (run fails)
S: Mike Schulitz 11 pass from Boeshans (Caden Musser pass from Boeshans)
S: Dan Sohn 1 run (run fails)
S: Sohn 1 run (Caden Lill kick)
S: Kye Terry 5 run (kick fails)
RUSHING: Simsbury – Brendan Gaffney 4-19, Aiden Boeshans 8-59, Dan Sohn 10-30, John Mairano 4-56, Jeffrey Coleman 2-15, Kyle Terry 5-24, Wallace 2-8; South Windsor – M. Dusik 1-20, Gabriel Hill 10-16, Logan Daley 4-8, Colin Kniffen 4-2, Rob Iweka 2-minus 1
PASSING: Simsbury – Aiden Boeshans 12-17-0, 175; South Windsor – Logan Daley 3-7-0, 30
RECEIVING: Simsbury – Sohn 1-9, Sean Carr 2-44, Zach Gilbert 4-69, Caden Musser 1-4, Rory Walker 1-30, Mike Schulitz 3-19; South Windsor – Mohammed Barry 2-30, Gabriel Hill 1-0
RETURNS: Gaffney (S) 1-6 (punt); 1-13 (kickoff), Anthony Maddox (SW) 3-16 (kickoff), Gabriel Hill (SW) 1-7 (kickoff)
Lewis Mills 28, Bethel 0
Lewis Mills (3-0) 22 0 6 0 — 28
Bethel (0-3) 0 0 0 0 — 0
LM: Seamus Hannon 1 run (Hannon pass from CJ Nordstrom)
LM: Matt Riordan 9 run (Tyler Kolenda pass from Nordstrom)
LM: Nick Dichiarra 18 run (pass fails)
LM: Josh Martinotti 9 run (pass fails)
RUSHING: Lewis Mills — C.J. Nordstrom 2-minus 6, Sean Polinsky 16-122, Josh Martinotti 5-45, Seamus Hannon 1-1, Matt Riordan 10-51, Cade Cormier 11-40, Nathan DiChiarra 1-18
PASSING: Lewis Mills — Nordstrom 8-12-1, 84
RECEIVING: Lewis Mills — Cade Cormier 2-14, Sean Polinsky 1-14, Matt Riordan 1-7, Tyler Kolenda 2-14, Nate Pesino 1-25, Josh Martinotti 1-12
Farmington 28, E.O. Smith 0
Farmington (2-1) 7 7 7 7 — 28
E.O. Smith (0-3) 0 0 0 0 — 0
F: Finn Sposato 1 run (Jacob Conrad kick)
F: Niko Bouzakis 7 pass from Conrad (Conrad kick)
F: Bouzakis 32 pass from Conrad (Conrad kick)
F: Bouzakis 8 pass from Conrad (Conrad kick)
RUSHING: Farmington – Jacob Conrad 9-37, Josh DeGrandi 1-minus 2, Finn Sposato 7-4
PASSING: Farmington – Jacob Conrad 22-36-2, 220
RECEIVING: Farmington – Niko Bouzakis 9-137, Abhi Gadangi 2-11, Michael Gregory 4-20, Mitchell Guglielmo 5-54, Sposato 2-minus 2
INTERCEPTIONS: Michael Gregory (F) 1-24, Nicholas Oritz (F) 1-11; FUMBLE REC: DeGrandi (F), Bouzakis (F)