No. 1 Ansonia makes quick work of Watertown on Halloween, wins 36th straight

ANSONIA >> Arkeel Newsome scored three touchdowns in No. 1 Ansonia’s 41-7 rout of Watertown Thursday afternoon at Jarvis Stadium.

It was Ansonia’s 36th consecutive victory, which tied a school record (set in 1975-78) and the second-longest win streak in state history. Cheshire won 49 straight from 1994-1997.

Newsome ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns on three carries and returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown before heading to the bench. Jai’Quan McKnight returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.

Tajik Bagley and Saiheed Sanders added touchdowns for Ansonia (8-0). Michael Marino caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Alexander Catanaalo for Watertown (1-7).

Ansonia 41, Watertown 7
(at Ansonia)
Watertown 0 0 0 7 — 7
Ansonia 20 21 0 0 — 41
First quarter
A—Jaiquan McKnight 85 kickoff ret (Gul kick)
A—Arkeel Newsome 7 run (kick failed)
A—Arkeel Newsome 79 punt ret
Second quarter
A—Tajik Bagley 15 run (Gul kick)
A—Arkeel Newsome 84 run (Gul kick)
A—Saiheed Sanders 42 pass from Jaiquan McKnight (Gul kick)
Fourth quarter
W—Michael Marino 38 pass from Alexander Catanaalo (Desaulniers kick)
Team records: Ansonia 8-0; Watertown 1-7




  1. new canaan is #1 though says

    wait, the starting QB plays special teams and returns kicks!!! My friend be mocked in his town for doing this! how dare they play there best athlete and put him in positions to be successful.

  2. ROY BRAWN says

    Another week on the top of the mountain. The view is breathtaking. The way I see it, in five years we will be talking about 100 straight wins and the rest of you will STILL be whining about your inferiority!

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