Category Archives: Football

Greyhounds stun unbeaten Holy Cross, 8-0

WATERBURY — It’s been a season of ups and downs for the Greyhounds but on Friday night at Municipal Stadium, Naugatuck made the kind of plays that championship teams make…

Woodland beats familiar rival Naugatuck

BEACON FALLS — Dan Mariano squatted on the Woodland football field after his team’s disheartening, 28-21 loss to the Hawks (5-3) Friday, the proud senior captain’s glazed expression creating an invisible force field no teammate dared breach.

At last, assistant coach Mark Swanson approached Mariano and leaned over: “We’re going to win out,” Swanson said. “You’ve gotta believe.”

Naugy’s injury woes continue in loss

NAUGATUCK — At one point during the hobbled Greyhounds’ (3-4) 24-14 loss to previously winless Kennedy (1-6) last Friday, head coach Rob Plasky was about to call a play then…

Woodland dominates Torrington, 34-12

BEACON FALLS – Some nights, everything clicks. Friday was one of those nights for Woodland. The Hawks dominated Torrington through and through, notching a 34-12 win over the Red Raiders…

Hounds beat Hearts, end 3-game skid

NAUGATUCK — The first few minutes was really all anyone needed to see to know how this one would turn out. Naugatuck’s defense forced a three-and-out on Sacred Heart’s opening possession, and Jake Yourison sprinted 65 yards for a touchdown on the Greyhounds’ first offensive play from scrimmage as Naugy (3-3) ended emphatically a three-game losing streak with a 35-14 victory over the Hearts (2-4) Friday night.

“That’s a nice way to start a game, fellas,” head coach Rob Plasky told his players, as they relived the contest during a film session Monday.

CLISE: Loss hurts record, roster

WEST HAVEN — The biggest number—practically, if not mathematically—haunting the Naugatuck High School football program after Friday’s blowout loss to Notre Dame-West Haven is not 388 (the total yards surrendered…

Banged-up Naugy routed by Notre Dame

WEST HAVEN — Justin Willis tallied three first-quarter touchdowns—a trio of runs that alone totaled 102 rushing yards—and Notre Dame-West Haven (4-1) pummeled injury-riddled Naugatuck (2-3), 42-8, Friday night at…

Cross outlasts Woodland football, 16-7

WATERBURY — For the most part, it was a classic, Naugatuck Valley League-style defensive battle Friday night when Woodland and Holy Cross met at Municipal Stadium. The problem for the…

Hawks, Crusaders ready for battle Friday

BEACON FALLS — “Big game.” That’s how Woodland junior tailback Jack DeBiase bluntly described his squad’s matchup with undefeated Holy Cross Friday night at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury. And DeBiase…

Naugy football loses first Copper contest

BRISTOL — The Greyhounds once again showcased their backfield depth, but Naugy (2-2) was no match for the Bachand twins, as St. Paul Catholic (3-1) turned a 12-8 halftime deficit into a 28-18 victory.

Sophomore fullback Jake Yourison scored on a 6-yard blast, and junior running back Andrew Cirino recorded the first touchdown of his career, a 19-yard scamper, to pace the Garnet and Grey to a four-point lead at the break.