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South Windsor extends Farmington’s losing streak to 12 games

FARMINGTON, Sept. 9, 2022 – South Windsor’s Ethan LaGuardia ran for two touchdowns in the second half as the Bobcats beat Farmington, 45-23, in the season opening game for both schools Friday night.

South Windsor had a 21-17 lead at the half but the Bobcats scored the first two touchdowns of the second half to take command of the contest.

Jahkai Veal and Griffin Kiniry had touchdown receptions for the River Hawks (0-1) while Kevin Ives scored on a six-yard run and Jacob Skinner converted on an 11-yard field goal. Farmington, which hosts Avon next Friday night, dropped their 12th straight game dating back to the final game of the 2019 campaign.

South Windsor 45, Farmington 23
At Farmington
South Windsor (1-0)       13   8   8  16  — 45
Farmington (0-1)               6  11  0    6  — 23
First quarter
SW – Joe Bemis 52 pass from Ethan LaGuardia (Nick Perez kick), 11:37
SW – Wyatt Coat 1 run (kick failed), 0:51
F – Jahkai Veal 61 pass from Kevin Ives (kick failed), 0:34
Second Quarter
SW – Sam Meleshanko 73 pass from LaGuardia (Ethan LaGuardia run), 9:37
F – Griffin Kiniry 55 pass from Ives (Kevin Ives run), 7:17
F – Jacob Skinner 20 FG, 0:15
Third Quarter
SW – Ethan LaGuardia 5 run (LaGuardia run), 4:36
Fourth Quarter
SW – Hakim Montgomery 56 pass from LaGuardia (Joe Bemis pass from LaGuardia), 11:28
F – Kevin Ives 6 run (conversion failed), 10:07
SW – Ethan LaGuardia 2 run (Bemis pass from LaGuardia), 3:17
Individual statistics
RUSHING: South Windsor — Ethan LaGuardia 21-100, Wyatt Cote 12-121, Sam Meleshanko 4-11, H. Montgomery 1-20. Michael Foran 1-8, Connor Rankin 1-1, Kyden Merlin 1-3; Farmington — Rob Giuffria 1-9, Kevin Ives 8-18, Adam Maselak 1-3, Luke Watson 15-119
PASSING: South Windsor — LaGuardia 5-8-0, 264; Farmington — Kevin Ives 15-23-1, 272
RECEIVING: Farmington — Thomas Keough 3-48, Griffin Kiniry 3-69, Jahkai Veal 3-89, Luke Watson 5-45

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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