Category Archives: Football

Greyhounds fall short against Platt

NAUGATUCK — There was a time a short while ago when a state tournament appearance would have marked a successful season for the Naugatuck football team. Those days are gone….

Bloomfield speeds past Hawks in Class S quarterfinals

BLOOMFIELD — The margin for error against lightning-quick athletes on the gridiron is slim. The Woodland football team learned that lesson the hard way in the Class S state quarterfinals….

Woodland snaps skid against Wildcats

BEACON FALLS — Jason Hicks had never batted down a pass. Edit Krivca had recovered only two career fumbles. And Woodland’s current group of seniors had never beaten Seymour. But…

Chargers hold off Naugy

ANSONIA — The sting of disappointment for Naugatuck football coach Dave Sollazzo was as bitter as the brisk winds that picked up throughout Thanksgiving morning at Jarvis Stadium. The letdown…

Thanksgiving leftovers

Hello friends, and happy Thanksgiving! This is one of my favorite columns of the year because I get to talk about whatever I want for a few paragraphs. I looked…

Defense, special teams keep Naugy attacking on all fronts

NAUGATUCK — The Greyhounds came into this season looking to take care of some unfinished business. Naugatuck entered the Thanksgiving game against Ansonia last year with a 9-0 record —…

Naugatuck’s Zach of all trades

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck senior Zach Koslosky does a lot of things on the football field, and he does them well. Whether it’s kicking field goals, catching touchdowns or breaking up…

Cornerstones of the gridiron

BEACON FALLS — Four years ago, Edit Krivca and Joe Shea had only about a half-year’s worth of football experience between them. Now, as their careers on the Woodland gridiron…

Hawks rise from the ashes of 1-9 season

BEACON FALLS — The sting of a 1-9 season — the worst in Woodland football history — was as fresh as the Thanksgiving leftovers two years ago when first-year coach…

Naugy, Ansonia set stage for a classic

NAUGATUCK — This year’s Thanksgiving matchup between Naugatuck and Ansonia has all the makings of a classic with a Naugatuck Valley League title and positioning in the state playoffs at…