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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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