Category Archives: Football

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Hawks fall to Ansonia in Class S final

NEW BRITAIN — Almost as soon as the Class S state football championship game had begun, it was all over. Ansonia snagged two takeaways on Woodland’s first two offensive plays…

Hawks face familiar foe in final

The last time Woodland played for a state football championship, the Hawks were underdogs. But they still were Great Danes in 2005. They might be more like Chihuahuas in 2013….

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Fancher provides Hawks with intense leadership

SOUTHINGTON — It’s a good thing Woodland’s football jerseys aren’t green. Levi Fancher might actually be confused with the Incredible Hulk. Fancher, the senior linebacker and captain, is emotional leader…

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One game left

Poeta comes up big as Hawks advance to Class S final WOLCOTT — Until last weekend, the only people who had ever heard of Joe Poeta were his family, friends…

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Vaccarelli steps up for Woodland

BEACON FALLS — Woodland High sophomore Coby Vaccarelli is accustomed to taking advantage of opportunities. So when sophomore tailback Sean McAllen went down with an injury Tuesday night, Vaccarelli was…

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Hawks advance to Class S semifinals

BEACON FALLS — Woodland thought its run defense was good Nov. 29 against Seymour. The Hawks’ encore in the Class S quarterfinals was even better. No. 4-seeded Woodland held Morgan…

Woodland’s defense comes up big versus Seymour

SEYMOUR — A defense that has had a knack for coming up with big stops in late-game situations did it in the biggest spot yet. With Woodland holding a 22-19…

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Naugy falls to Ansonia in high-scoring affair

NAUGATUCK — Win or lose, the football players who took part in the 2013 Thanksgiving Day game between Naugatuck and Ansonia will forever be remembered for playing in the highest…

Woodland opens Class S playoffs at home

BEACON FALLS — Woodland begins its bid for a football championship tonight in Beacon Falls. No. 4 Woodland (10-2) faces No. 5 Morgan (10-1) in the quarterfinals of Class S…

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Editor’s note: This article appears in the Citizen’s News’ special Thanksgiving football section published the week of Nov. 29, 2013. I became the head chef at our family’s Christmas Eve…