Jaret Devellis ran 21 times for 116 yards and a touchdown as Newtown High got off to a fast start and hung on to defeat Brookfield 21-14 Oct. 25 in a game between SWC football unbeatens Oct. 24. It was CPTV Sports’ Week 7 LIVE Game of the Week on-air and online game (see livestream here).
Newtown (7-0), ranked No. 4 in the latest GameTimeCT.com state media poll, led 21-7 at the half. After Brookfield (6-1) capitalized on a Nighthawks turnover for the game’s first TD, Newtown scored three unanswered touchdowns. The first was set up by a Brookfield turnover and the next two capped drives of 86 and 80 yards.
Brookfield got back within a touchdown after a 73-yard drive in the second half, but it was the only score after halftime. Brookfield’s final chance ended when the Bobcats were called for roughing the kicker on a punt with 1:12 left. The play before that, a Newtown player was ejected following a scuffle to cap a chippy second half.
Brookfield could get an opportunity to face Newtown again in the SWC football championship game. It would be a rematch of last year’s SWC title game won by Newtown, 28-7.
Read Jon Chik’s game story in the Danbury News-Times here.
Mark Piccirillo threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores as No. 7 Shelton routed Wilbur Cross-New Haven 58-22 in a SCC football game Oct. 17. It was CPTV Sports’ Week 6 LIVE high school football game of the week shown on-air and online.
Piccirillo threw TD passes 37 and 35 yards to Alex Kirk and one for 38 yards to Peter Hoff. His 3-yard TD run ended the scoring in the first half as Shelton (6-0) took a 26-6 lead, and his 10-yard run was the first TD in the second half.
Wilbur Cross dropped to 4-2. See our livestream here; Read the game story from GameTimeCT.com’s Mike Pucci here.
Joe Mwamba threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns despite completing just nine of 24 passes as Platt-Meriden used the big play to defeat host Rocky Hill 28-17 in a CCC game Oct. 10.
CPTV Sports was there and showed the game LIVE on-air and online (livestream here).
Tyzhan Leatherwood ran 32 times for 135 yards and two TDs for Platt (4-1). Mwamba had five completions of 25 yards or more, including a 59-yard TD pass to Olajuwon McLeod as Platt took a 28-10 halftime lead.
Freshman Joe Catania ran 18 times for 177 and two TDs, including a 77-yard run, for Rocky Hill (3-2). Read the game story from the Meriden Record-Journal’s Michael Guerrera here.
Sean McAllen ran for 158 yards on 25 carries, including a 4-yard touchdown run, to lead Woodland Regional to a 30-13 NVL football victory over St. Paul Bristol Oct. 3. CPTV Sports was there and showed the game LIVE on-air and online.
McAllen also caught a 20-yard TD pass for Woodland (2-2). Patrick Etter (13 of 20, 182 yards) threw two TD passes for St. Paul (1-3).
Jason Bradley threw three first-half touchdown passes and Antoine Sistrunk ran for 140 yards and two TDs to lead host Naugatuck High to a 42-7 win over Holy Cross-Waterbury in an NVL football game Sept. 26. CPTV Sports was there and showed the game LIVE on-air and online.
Naugatuck (2-0) capitalized on three interceptions to take a 30-7 halftime lead. Holy Cross is 2-1. Read the game story by the Waterbury Republican-American’s Mark Jaffee here.
Mike Scherer threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as Xavier held on to defeat North Haven 21-14 Sept. 19 in an SCC football game seen LIVE on CPTV Sports.
Xavier (2-0), ranked No. 9 in CPTV Sports’ GameTime Power Poll, trailed 14-7 at the half. Scherer scored on an 8-yard run to tie hit, then hit John Sullivan with a 57-yard TD pass to take the lead.
North Haven (1-1) drove to the Xavier 12 after a 41-yard pas from Jack Stienmann to Jeremy Imperati. But the Falcons closed with a four-down defensive stand that included two tackles for big losses and a knocked-down pass in the end zone.
View our full live stream of the game here (note: game begins at 29:30 mark). Read the game story by GameTimeCT.com’s Jim Bransfield here.
Jasen Rose threw four touchdown passes and backup Luke Krochko threw two more as Southington High rallied and then held on to defeat Glastonbury 41-38 Sept. 12 in the season opener for the CCC football powers. CPTV Sports showed the game line on air and online and will show broadcast relays in upcoming days (Note: full online replay begins at 34:00 mark).
Southington, the top-ranked team in the GameTimeCT.com preseason state media poll, trailed 10-0 after the first quarter and 17-14 at halftime. The Knights rallied to take the lead in the third quarter, but Glastonbury bounced back with an interception and recovered fumble in the end zone for touchdowns.
Krochko (4-for-4 passing, 53 yards), who came in when Rose left the game with an injury, threw his scoring passes late in the third quarter and early in the fourth to give Southington the lead for good. The Tomahawks also capitalized on a negative-yards punt and another interception for scores.
Southington’s Alex Jamele and Kyle Borawski both had three touchdown catches, and Vance Upham ran for 174 yards on 16 carries for the Blue Knights.
Read the game story by The Hartford Courant’s Tom Yantz here.
Abdul Basir ran 29 times for 207 yards and a touchdown and St. Joseph stopped Notre Dame-West Haven in the red zone three times as the Cadets defeated the Green Knights 17-6 Sept. 11 in West Haven.
CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. (after the replay of the Sept. 12 Glastonbury-Southington game at 10 a.m.).
St. Joseph’s 300th victory in program history came in another matchup in the season-opening FCIAC-SCC challenge. Cadets punter Cam Ryan averaged 46.2 yards on five punts, and St. Joseph blocked a punt and an extra point. Read the game story by the Connecticut Post’s Michael Fornabaio here.
CPTV Sports, the channel for LIVE Connecticut high school football, kicks off the season Wednesday Sept. 10 when Cheshire visits Ridgefield at 6 p.m., the first of 18 live and tape-delay broadcasts on the road to the eight state championship games in December.
To get you ready for the season, check out our High School Training Camp special now on YouTube (above).