Local Football Roundup for week Two. Nonnewaug and "GN" win big.
Local football roundup
Upset Special of the Week
Nonnewaug 26, Haddam-Killingworth 6.
Had to check that post twice when it first came up on Saturday afternoon.
The Chief’s hosted a team that is normally one of the perennial powerhouses in the Pequot and scored 26 unanswered points in their season opener.
Three long rushing touchdowns and a punt return for a score gave Nonnewaug their first ever opening day win.
Dominate Performance of the Week
Gilbert/Northwestern 48, Granby Memorial 21: No letdown game for GN after their stunning opening week against Cromwell.
Not with Tony Ortiz running wild (20-197, 5 TD’s) and a 30-yard interception return by Seth Dayton.
The Yellowjackets were up 28-7 at the half and cruised home.
Huge game on tap this week with a trip to North Branford on tap Friday night.
Wilby 34, Torrington 19: The Torrington Red Raiders football team is young and will need some time to grow as a team.
There were signs on Friday night against a good Wilby team though.
Running back Tyler Marens accounted for 136 al purpose yards, including 79 on the ground while Connor Finn was 15 out of 36, good for 126 yards and a touchdown throw to Marens.
Desmond Langs was on the receiving end of a half back option pass from Anthony Pandolfo that went for 69-yards and a score.
Morgan 48, Housatonic 8: Tough loss for a Mountaineer team who will be at Canton this Saturday in search of their first win.
Avon 35, Lewis Mills 0: Tough to get the Falcons the week after they lose a game.