HS Football: NFA 63, New London 40

Jawaun Johnson and Khaleed Exum-Strong both rushed for 303 yards and Johnson scored seven touchdowns to lead Norwich Free Academy to a 63-40 win over New London Thanksgiving Day in the nation’s oldest high school rivalry seen LIVE on CPTV Sports — a game fans chose in our UChoose game poll!

NFA, which led 13-3 at halftime, outscored the Whalers 50-37 in a wild second half. NFA (7-2), which won the ECC Large Division title and earned a semifinal berth in the Class LL-Large tournament against New Britain, ran for 319 yards and five touchdowns on 12 plays in 8:48 of the third quarter, according to the New London Day’s Ned Griffen.

New London (7-3) advanced to the Class M-Large tournament and will face Brookfield in the first round.

Read Owen Poole’s game story from the Norwich Bulletin here.