Category Archives: Football


Thanksgiving Leftovers

High school football and I have a whole lot in common. We’ve both been built with tradition at our foundations. We’re both cornerstones of Small-Town America. We’ve both always had…


Naugy faces stiff challenge

The Naugatuck Greyhounds come into the 116th Thanksgiving Day meeting with Ansonia facing its biggest challenge in eight years. Most fans don’t give Naugatuck (5-4) much of a shot against…


Seniors seek to make their mark on rivalry

Rivalry games are a commonality in the world of high school football. The buzz and intensity of the Thanksgiving game has become almost as sacred as the holiday itself. The…


A constant force

Sistrunk carries Greyhounds through transition At the start of the Greyhounds’ season there were a lot of questions as to how the Garnett and Grey would transition. After losing players…


Making plays

Ilunga steps up as Greyhounds’ playmaker The name Etty Ilunga has become synonymous with playmaker on the Greyhounds’ sideline. On plenty of occasions the senior receiver and defensive back has…


Humbly running down history

McAllen etches his name in Woodland football lore Anyone who has followed Woodland football the last few seasons more than likely knows the name Sean McAllen. The senior running back,…


Woodland’s unsung hero

Bobbie epitomizes meaning of team player What makes a team player? Someone who will do anything he or she can to help the team in any way possible, even if…


Determination drives Vaccarelli

Woodland senior captain Coby Vaccarelli, a vital offensive cog and defensive pillar for the Hawks, has physically overcome more than most twice or three times his age during his four-year…


Playoff hopes on the line

Woodland and Seymour will be playing for more than bragging rights when they meet for the 13th Thanksgiving eve battle on the gridiron. The annual rivalry game will have playoff…


Woodland keeps rolling

WATERBURY — The Woodland Hawks’ defense has been on point this season. The starting squad has held opponents to seven points or fewer in all but one of Woodland’s victories….