Varsity Blues: Week 4

Glastonbury stole the show this weekend with their upset victory over the number three ranked team in the state, Norwich Free Academy. With their 6-0 victory, the Tomahawks proved that they are just as good as any team in the area and will be sure to compete for the title at the end of the year. Outside of Glastonbury, only Ellington/Somers, Farmington, and Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby came away victorious.

Farmington is another team in the area that looks like a playoff team. They are now 4-0 after beating Wethersfield 32-28. Windsor Locks continues to be a surprise team as they upped their record to 3-1 with a win over Nonnewaug. Meanwhile, Ellington/Somers limped to a 42-21 win over Enfield.

Tomahawk Chop

Questions seemed to be answered in the Glastonbury vs. NFA game on Friday night. If anyone had questions about the Tomahawks ability to compete this season, they received word with the 6-0 victory, a statement game for Glastonbury.

The scorecard is not impressive, there were only six points scored, but Jalen Ollie’s TD pass to Kyran McKinney-Crudden stood up to give the Tomahawks the win. An interception by Ethan Ericson with 42 seconds left sealed the deal as the defense shut down Boston College bound Marcus Outlaw to lead the way.

Indian Fall

The Farmington Indians just may be one of the top teams in the CCC. The Indians are continuing their impressive run to start the season, as they squeaked by Wethersfield 32-28 on Friday night. Ivan Guadalupe and Kenny Jones led a double headed rushing attack for the win. Guadalupe had 167 yards rushing and three touchdowns, while Jones had two touchdowns and 135 yards rushing. The Indians are now 4-0.

Raiders Rolling

Winsdor Locks hadn’t won three games in the past three years. Well, that’s the past. They are now 3-1 after four weeks as they continue to ride Jarvis Miller to victory. Miller had 10 carries for 150 yards and quarterback Ago Jimenez threw two touchdowns to Nate Pierce in their 19-8 win over Nonnewaug. Jeremy Wilson made a team-high 13 tackles, and Nick Condon added 10 tackles and a sack. The Raiders remain tied atop the Pequot North at 2-0 in division.

Knight Time

Maybe they should install lights in Ellington, because their football team is 2-0 at night this season. The Knights started on fire Friday night, jumping to an 18-7 lead behind the legs of Joe Leslie and Christian Schneider. However, the lead vanished quickly. Behind touchdowns to Tyrik Henry, the Raiders came back to take the lead 21-18.

In the second half Leslie was moved to running back and his impact continued to be strong. Leslie threw for a touchdown, ran for three touchdowns, and caught a touchdown pass. He also ran in two conversions in the second half. He finished with 116 yards rushing and 175 passing. Schneider also had 116 yards on the night.

The comeback evened the Knights record at 2-2.

The rest….

Avon lost a tough one to Valley 21-18…when does Valley play Bayside?, Canton fell to Hyde 20-13, Rockville lost to Berlin 43-13, Platt beat Tolland 41-7, East Hartford topped South Windsor 49-20, Fermi lost to Middletown 48-8, Hall defeated Simsbury 34-6, and Cromwell shutout Stafford 37-0.

Bud Kilmer Player of the Week

Joe Leslie of Ellington/Somers

Read the stats again: three rushing touchdowns, one passing, one receiving, two conversion runs, over 100 yards rushing, over 150 passing. Also, he played defense the majority of the night. Great effort, Joe.

One Comment

  1. Ellington Football

    October 7, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Nice running by Leslie and Schneider, all done behind the blocking of the offensive line.

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