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In season finale, Simsbury dominated by Glastonbury, 51-10

QB Patrick Matacyzk (10) hands the ball off to Noble Gongon (12) earlier this season.

SIMSBURY, Nov. 19, 2022 – Jack Petrone ran for two touchdowns and returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown to lead Glastonbury (8-2, 5-2 CCC Tier I) to a 51-10 win over Simsbury Saturday night at Holden Field in the season finale for the Trojans.

Petrone ran for 168 yards on 16 carries while Guardian QB Jack Anglim completed 7-of-13 passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns. The Guardians will advance to the CIAC’s Class LL tournament which begins next Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Simsbury (3-7, 1-6 CCC Tier I) was led by Ravi Bhamidipati and Garret Dagenais who each made 10 tackles in the game. Bhamidipati also had three assists.

Daniel Sullivan hit a 34-yard field goal for the Trojans and caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Patrick Matacyzk in the fourth quarter.

With the win, Glastonbury snapped a three-game losing streak at the hands of the Trojans with their first victory over Simsbury since 2016. It tied the series record for the most lopsided win by the Guardians, who also beat Simsbury by 41 points in 2014, 55-14.

Simsbury owns the most one-sided win in the series, that began in 1969, with a 52-point victory in 1970, 60-8.

Glastonbury 51, Simsbury 10
At Simsbury
Glastonbury (8-2)         20  24  7  0 – 51
Simsbury (3-7)                 3     0  0  7 – 10
First quarter
S: Daniel Sullivan 34 FG
G: Derek Thomas 15 pass from Jack Anglim (Alexander Hernandez kick)
G: Jack Petrone 7 run (kick blocked)
G: Petrone 55 punt return (Hernandez kick)
Second quarter
G: Petrone 50 run (Hernandez kick)
G: John Desmarais 16 pass from Anglim (Hernandez kick)
G: Anglim 2 run (Hernandez kick)
G: Hernandez 32 FG
Third quarter
G: David Smith 5 pass from Drew Curlo (Hernandez kick)
Fourth quarter
S: Sullivan 15 pass from Patrick Matacyzk (Sullivan kick)
Individual leaders
RUSHING:  Simsbury – Noble Gongon 12-27; Glastonbury – Jack Anglim 1-3, John Petrone 16-168, Luke Lavery 11-50, David Smith 3-59, Jayden Srgo 1-0
PASSING: Simsbury – Patrick Matacyzk 6-13-0, 125; Glastonbury – Jack Anglim 7-13-0, 96
RECEIVING: Simsbury – Charles Strayer 3-57, Noble Gongon 1-46; Glastonbury — Derek Thomas 3-57, John Desmarais 1-16, Petrone 1-8


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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