Category Archives: Football

Hawks hold heads high after loss in Class S quarterfinals

WALLINGFORD — Looking up at the scoreboard on Sheehan High’s turf field Wednesday night and seeing the score didn’t feel good. Nobody in black and gold wanted to see 51-0,…

Dominant defense leads Hawks over Wildcats

SEYMOUR — The Woodland-Seymour football rivalry is nearly two decades old, but there had never been a defensive performance like the one the Hawks turned in this Thanksgiving eve. Woodland…

Chargers run past injury-ravaged Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — The 120th meeting between Naugatuck and Ansonia on the gridiron was all Chargers. While the Chargers had their way against the Greyhounds in just about every way possible…

Thanksgiving leftovers

Happy Thanksgiving! This is always my favorite column of the year to write, and it’s that way for a few reasons. First, I only have two rules — don’t swear…

Mezzo becomes leader for Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — When Jay Mezzo took over as the Greyhounds’ starting quarterback last year as a junior he had his share of help in the form of 18 seniors who…

Two-way players know only one way to play

NAUGATUCK — From a coaching standpoint, the key to success on the football field is finding players that have the skills to put a spark in the offense and shut…

Tight-knit senior class restores Woodland culture

BEACON FALLS — The winter after Woodland’s 2016 football season, well, wasn’t good. “1-9 wasn’t acceptable,” now-Woodland senior lineman Ryan Knobel recalls of that offseason following his freshman year. “We…

Bulinski adds name to short list of Hawks’ gridiron royalty 

BEACON FALLS — Almost a decade ago, little Tyler Bulinski got to experience the thrill of his young life every Friday night for a couple of years. “I was the…

Hawks give Chargers all they can handle

ANSONIA — It might have been the best football game the Naugatuck Valley League has seen in the last decade. Even though Woodland fell painfully short of upsetting Ansonia in…

Next man up for Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck High football team heads down the homestretch of the season with a next-man-up mentality as several key players are out for the year with injuries. The…