Category Archives: Football

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…

Hawks seek first win over ‘Cats since 2014

BEACON FALLS — It’s a stat that only a handful of Thanksgiving football rivalries in the state can match, and there’s a chance it’ll be true again next week when…

Mezzo growing into his role

NAUGATUCK — After eight varsity starts, Naugatuck High junior and first-year starting quarterback Jay Mezzo is feeling rather good these days. Especially after the Greyhounds’ biggest game of the season…

Greyhounds pass test

Playoff berth within Hawks’ reach SEYMOUR — The Naugatuck football team’s first test of the season nearly turned into its first loss of the season. Three clutch defensive plays by…

Plenty on the line when Hawks, Chargers clash

  BEACON FALLS — One of the biggest football games to ever be played in Beacon Falls is almost here. Woodland, which improved to 7-0 with a 40-0 win over…

Greyhounds building on success 

NAUGATUCK — The zeroes that seem permanently burned into the opponent’s side of the scoreboard make the Naugatuck football team feel stronger by the week. The Greyhounds posted their fourth…

‘Hounds, Hawks undefeated heading into second half of season

Dave Sollazzo has only been on the field for one Naugatuck-Woodland football game, but even he’s disappointed that the Greyhounds and Hawks won’t get together on the gridiron this fall…

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,…