Glastonbury football in prime position

They may not be undefeated, but they are still good. Glastonbury is 4-1 with one heartbreaking loss and one surprising win. Their biggest win of the season was a gritty 6-0 victory over Norwich Free Academy last week. NFA came in as the number three ranked team in the state and the Glastonbury defense shutdown Boston College bound Marcus Outlaw. The defense has been stifling for the Tomahawks.

Their lone lost came opening weekend versus rival Southington 16-9. In one of their most exciting victories of the season they came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Hall 35-28. Jalen Ollie has been outstanding at quarterback from the squad. After splitting time last season, Ollie has solidified the job as his own.

In between they overwhelmed South Windsor with a 42-14 victory. In addition to Ollie, Kyran McKinney-Crudden has been a standout at running back having rushed for 100 + yards on multiple occasions. Also, Andrew Cavanna has been strong at the defensive line. A concern entering this season was the youth of


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the offensive and defensive lines, but so far this has not been a concern. The Tomahawks have been able to use their speed to put points on the board, but more importantly to fly to the football and stifle the opponent. One of their key elements is that they are not allowing the big play to beat them. This has allowed defense to continue to be a force through the first four games.

The Tomahawks are feeling good after a 6-0 victory over NFA,, which came into the game ranked in the Top 5 in the state polls.

The Tomahawks most recent win was impressive as well, as Glastonbury shut down Newington 33-0.

The skill players made their presence known, as Ethan Ericson caught six passes for 93 yards, Anthony Anisimov has four for 68 yards and Donevin O’Reilly had four for 49.

In all, Ollie had 336 yards passing.

On the ground against Newington, Keyion Dixon rushed for 57 yards.

Defensively, as he has done all season long, Jack Kuzian was a force collecting seven tackles.

At 4-1, they stand poised to make a strong run at the Class L tournament.


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