Category Archives: Football

Greyhounds looking to take next step

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High football coach Dave Sollazzo’s first two seasons leading the Greyhounds have been nearly perfect. Since he took over in 2017, Naugatuck is 20-2 in the regular…

Hawks have weapons, experience to replace key losses

BEACON FALLS — Tyler Bulinski is set to ascend into the rarefied air of Woodland quarterbacks. Bulinski, a senior, enters his third year as the Hawks’ starting signal-caller. With 21…

A game above all the rest

Thanksgiving tilt in 1994 stands out in series between longtime Valley rivals Editor’s note: This is the second story of a short series commemorating anniversaries of significant moments in Woodland…

Championship completed Hawks’ rapid rise

Editor’s note: This is the first story of a short series commemorating anniversaries of significant moments in Woodland and Naugatuck sports history. Our first story looks at the 15-year anniversary…

Local players move on to next level 

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High outside linebacker Jayden Anderson is trading in his garnet and gray for blue — as in Blue Devils. Anderson signed Feb. 6 to play football for…

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…