Category Archives: Football

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…

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…