Category Archives: Football
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.”
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.
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.