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"GN" football looks for a bounce back season in 2015.

POSTED August 30, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


TORRINGTON: Two local programs who have help reshape football in the Northwest Corner got together on Saturday to share a practice on the Robert H. Frost Complex and while one may be rebuilding a bit after graduation a year ago, the other is a senior loaded squad looking to leave their permanent mark.

The Torrington Raiders and Gilbert Yellowjackets pulled the always fun two-a-day on Saturday and continued a tradition that started when Raider head coach Gaitan Rodriguez came to THS three years ago.

Head coach Scott Salius has done some tremendous work during his tenure at what is now known as “GN”, a period that has included two season that ended with playoff berths, a playoff win and a near miss in another campaign.

Kicker Joe Columbie and lineman Mike Fracasso taped a segment of the LCS Road Show and gave a preview of the upcoming 2015 season, as did their head coach. You can view both of these interviews on our Facebook page under Litchfield County Sports.

“GN” kicks off their season at home on Saturday, September 12 when they host Granby Memorial at 1 p.m. at Van Why Field.

Granby posted a 7-4 record a year ago and beat the Yellowjackets by a 24-20 score.

“GN” finished the 2014 season with a 4-7 mark and will be looking to reverse that trend in 2015.

Over the past five years, the ‘Jackets have posted a 37-17 mark and talk of making the playoffs is a way of life up at the end of Route 8, not just a pipe dream.

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