Category Archives: Football


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….


Naugatuck puts on devastating performance

NAUGATUCK — When players like Antoine Sistrunk, Tyler Deitlebaum and Devan Biancarelli are firing on all cylinders the Greyhounds can be a devastating force. Last Friday versus Sacred Heart-Kaynor Tech,…

Woodland beat Naugatuck, 50-24, Nov. 6 in Beacon Falls to win the George Pinho Trophy. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Hawks outrun Greyhounds

BEACON FALLS — On his first carry of the evening last Friday night, Woodland’s Sean McAllen fumbled the ball into the waiting arms of the Greyhounds. The senior running back…


Hawks fly by Wildcats

BEACON FALLS — From the opening kickoff, it was clear that the Wildcats would be in for a long night last Friday in Beacon Falls. Set deep for the opening…


Defense seals the deal

NAUGATUCK — For a team that has suffered at the hands of several momentum swings this season, the Greyhounds showed what they can do when the odds shift in their…