Category Archives: Football

Woodland snaps losing spell to Wolcott

BEACON FALLS — Most of Woodland’s football players weren’t even in kindergarten yet when the Hawks had last beaten Wolcott. It was way back in 2006, when current Woodland coach…

‘Hounds excelling in all facets of the game   

  NAUGATUCK — The Greyhounds have shown that they are not only a team that is big and fast, but one that can strike at any time whether on offense,…

McAllen makes big impact at WPI

Sometimes, less can be more. Coming out of Woodland High as an All-State running back, Prospect’s Sean McAllen received two college offers, but he was perfectly content. Worcester Polytechnic Institute…

Defense a strong suit for Naugy

NAUGATUCK — The Greyhounds have recorded more than one shutout on the gridiron in a season only once in the past 12 years — the 2016 squad had three shutouts…

Fast start puts Hawks in exclusive company

BEACON FALLS — Only six teams in the state accomplished what the Woodland defense managed to do during the first two weeks of the high school football season. The Hawks’…

Defense carries Naugy past Wolcott  

WOLCOTT — Naugatuck High junior quarterback Jay Mezzo walked away from his first varsity start Friday understanding the Greyhounds have plenty of work to do offensively, but he also felt…

Krivca, O-line lead way to opening win

TORRINGTON — Edit Krivca and his Woodland High teammates had a special gift for the Hawks’ offensive line Saturday morning before practice — an assortment of doughnuts from Dunkin’ Donuts…

Fortifying the trenches key to Hawks taking step forward

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland football team enjoyed a four-win improvement last season from the season prior. If the Hawks want to take another step up this fall, it will…

‘Hounds have unfinished business

NAUGATUCK — In his first year at the helm, head coach Dave Sollazzo guided the Naugatuck football team to a 9-2 record and the quarterfinals of the Class LL state…

Loss propelled Naugy to Thanksgiving win, state championship

Editor’s note: This is the third story of a month-long series commemorating anniversaries of significant moments in Woodland and Naugatuck sports history. Our third story looks at the 25-year anniversary…