Varsity Blues–Rough week two leaves two unbeatens

After a rough two weeks the best two teams in the Sports Department’s footprint are the Farmington Indians and the Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby Raidercats. Farmington is building off an 8-2 season, but Locks is coming out of nowhere with huge wins of Coventry and Enfield. Glastonbury picked up their first win of the year while Enfield, Ellington/Somers, Stafford/East Windsor, Fermi, Rockville, South Windsor, and Tolland all came away with losses.

Tomahawk Chop

Ivan Guadalupe ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns on 10 in a Farmington 38-7 victory over RHAM on Friday. Guadalupe had his second consecutive huge performance as he did his work quickly on only the 10 carries. He also caught a TD pass from Jeremy Buck—Buck had two rushing touchdowns and was 10 of 15 for 112 yards. The Indians are in rare form and resemble the late 1990’s teams that dominated the defunct Nutmeg League. Guadalupe’s numbers rank with some of the top backs in the state.

The Raider Bowl

I always thought this game should be a trophy game between the Raider pirates and the Raider Indians. Since Enfield joined the Pequot in 2009 they have dominated this short series. They have scored at least 40 points in each victory over their pirate foes. However, something has changed in (the town of?) Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby.

The Raidercats have started 2-0 with huge wins over Coventry and Enfield. They beat the Raiders (Indians) 25-13 at Enfield High on Friday night. Jarvis Miller continued his strong start to the season with another 100 yard rushing night. Miller had 120 yards on 14 carries as he carried the team again. They Raiders haven’t won more than two games in a season since 2006. They currently lead the Pequot North.

Trojan Power

The Simsbury Trojans came away with a thrilling victory on Friday night over East Hartford. It came down to a last second field goal attempt that sailed left to secure the victory. With 37 seconds left Kyle Dougherty kicked a 35 yarder to give them the lead for good in the 23-20 win. East Hartford marched down field, but missed the field goal as time expired.

Brent Helmkamp rushed for 173 yards on 23 carries in the victory.

There they are

Glastonbury dropped their first game to Southington in week 1 and they got off to a terrible start on Saturday versus Hall. The Tomahawks trailed 14-0 after one quarter and 21-13 in the fourth. Jalen Ollie came to the rescue and led his team to an exciting 35-28 win. Ollie was 22 of 41 for 221 yards and four touchdowns and a two point conversion. It was an impressive fourth quarter for Glastonbury as they got back on track in the CCC.

Firsts

Avon Jim Cauoette head coach earned his first win as a head coach with a 35-8 win over Lewis Mills, congrats.

The rest….

No other team in the area earned a W over the weekend. Ellington/Somers played an exciting game, losing 14-6 to last year’s Class S Runner-up, North Branford. Fermi fell to Maloney 38-7, Tolland lost to Rocky Hill 41-7, Stafford/East Windsor fell to SMSA 36-18, and Rockville lost to NWC 41-6.

Bud Kilmer Player of the Week

Say what you want about my selection, but Kyle Dougherty gets player of the week. Do you have any idea how hard it is to kick a field goal in high school football games? Seriously, do you? I do, I went 0-5 on extra points in my high school career. Dougherty must have ice water in his veins because he drilled a 35 yard field goal with 37 seconds left to give Simsbury the lead. 35 yards in high school??? Lawrence Tynes used to miss those routinely for the G-Men in the NFL. I also have to compliment the holder, the snapper, and head coach Jeff Osborne for having the guts to kick it as time was winding down. Great job, Kyle.

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