Torrington explodes for 80 points in romp over St. Paul
TORRINGTON - In just another typical Friday night for Brenden Lytton, the senior rushed for 311 yards and finished with seven total touchdowns from all varities - passing, throwing and running.
However, Lytton's stat line won't be the thing remembered most from this game. It will be the score, an 80-39 destruction by the Red Raiders over St. Paul at the Robert H. Frost Sports Complex.
The 119 total points are the second most in Connecticut history, only behind the 120 Guilford and Jonathan Law registered last season.
Torrington built up an incredible 61-18 lead at the half, led by an unexpected hero in its new quarterback, Phil Bresson. The junior threw for 205 yards in the first two quarters, along with three touchdowns, two of which that went to Lytton and the other to Desmond Langs.
Joan Toribeo returned two punts for scores (70 and 80 yards) and added a 65-yard rushing touchdown.
The score got so out of hand, the Red Raiders took a knee on their final two touchdowns of the half to avoid the danger of the 50-point victory rule put into place by the CIAC. If a team wins by 50 or more points, the head coach faces suspension in the next game.
St. Paul, reeling at 0-3, left its starters in for the second half against the Torrington JV and pulled within 61-39 after three.
The Red Raiders then flexed their muscles and reinserted their starters, who promptly put this game into the record books with a 19-point fourth quarter that upped their point total to 80.
In the fourth, Lytton busted out a 98-yard run for a score and threw a 40-yard touchdown to Langs. To cap it off, Bresson returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown.
For St. Paul, Winsted native Logan Marchi threw for 420 yards and six touchdowns.
Needless to say, next week’s battle for 2-2 Torrington against Naugatuck will be a lot tougher.
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