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Big games on tap on Friday for THS football and volleyball. Raiders girls soccer improving.

POSTED September 21, 2017
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: After starting the season with a perfect 6-0 mark, the Torrington volleyball faces their biggest test to date on Friday night inside the friendly walls of the Robert H. Frost Gymnasium when they take on the team that denied them a State Championship a year ago.

That's right, the Seymour Wildcats are coming north on Friday for the two teams only regular season match up with first serve expected at 6 p.m.

A year ago, the Raiders dominated the Wildcats, first in Seymour by a 3-1 final and again in the Naugatuck Valley League Championships but Seymour won the match that mattered the most when they swept the Raiders 3-0 in the Class M finals.

It's a new season and large parts of both teams are different but this should be a good one.

Rick Wilson will have the story for us on Friday night.

...The Raider football team looks to build on their 50-14 win over Wilby a week ago when they take on the Naugatuck Greyhounds outside on the Robert H. Frost football field.

Torrington used three big plays on the defensive side of the ball a week ago to spark their offense and will need that effort against a strong 'Hounds team that brings with them a familiar face from his Torrington playing days.

Scott Langenheim, a legendary lineman for the Raiders during his days roaming the gridiron for Torrington, is now an assistant coach for the Greyhounds.

After the Greyhounds come to town, Torrington travels to take on Ansonia on Friday, September 29.

...Head coach Mario Longobucco was pleased with his team's effort in a 3-0 loss to Watertown on Tuesday night.

With a short roster, the Raiders are learning as they go this year and on Tuesday night on the road against one of the top teams in the league, the Raiders held up well.

Will serve them well over their next four games when they take on Seymour twice, Sacred Heart and Ansonia, all teams they should be able to compete with.

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