Overtime with Ken Morse

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Ken Morse

Mo’s Moments

State champion

Woodland senior Chloe Poulos won the Class SS girls cross country race Nov. 1 in 19:54 and became the first Hawks to win a cross country state championship.

Game-changing play

Naugatuck junior Blake Stone needed to come up with a play to keep Holy Cross at bay on Oct. 29. Stone did just that with a booming 51-yard punt—the kind of play that can change the outcome of a game — in the Greyhounds’ 24-14 win.

Diving champ

Woodland junior Elle Bernegger set a Hawks record with a score of 419.20 to win the NVL diving championship on Nov. 3.

Pick six

Naugatuck senior Dave Bien returned an interception 35 yards to the house Oct. 29 in the Greyhounds’ 24-14 win over Holy Cross.

Shoots and scores

Woodland senior Sara Alessio scored three goals in the Naugatuck Valley League tournament quarterfinals — a 5-0 win over Ansonia on Nov. 1 — and scored two more goals in the Hawks’ 3-0 semifinal win over St. Paul on Nov. 2.

WATERBURY, CT. – 29 October 2021-102921SV17-#13 Cayden Martin of Naugatuck looks for yardage against Holy Cross during NVL football action in Naugatuck Friday.
Steven Valenti Republican-American

Naugy Notes

Football

The Greyhounds improved to 5-1 with a 24-14 win over Holy Cross on Oct. 29. David Bien returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown and Dominic DeSousa kicked a 21-yard field goal. Jett Hall (10-91), Cayden Martin (12-54) and Michael Deitelbaum (15-77, 2 touchdowns) led the ground attack. Naugatuck is scheduled to play Wolcott on Nov. 5. The Greyhounds will host Woodland on Nov. 12.

Word from the Woods

Football

The Hawks improved to 5-2 with a convincing 44-7 win at Wolcott on Oct. 29. Jace Molcyk returned a 31-yard interception to the house and Michael Strachan also had an interception to pace the defense. Nate Bodnar and Jason Gruner ran in touchdowns. Darren Gasparri was 16-for-30 for 187 yards and three touchdown passes. Mason Mastropietro hauled in seven catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Ben Brooks had four receptions and a touchdown. Woodland is scheduled to play Ansonia on Nov. 5. The Hawks will visit Naugatuck on Nov. 12.