Mike Pucci’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback: Week 3

A look at the top performances and teams of Week 3.

OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome: Carried 11 times for 309 yards and three touchdowns and also caught a touchdown pass in a 62-13 win over Holy Cross on Friday.
  • Hamden Hall’s T.J. Linta: Completed 16 of 22 passes for 322 yards and six touchdowns and scored two rushing touchdowns in a 54-12 win over St. Luke’s on Friday.
  • Hillhouse’s Harold Cooper: Rushed 15 times for 341 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-14 win over Law on Friday.
  • Montville’s Jeremiah Crowley: Rushed for a state-record 526 yards and seven touchdowns in a 49-37 win over Stonington on Friday. Crowley broke the single-game record of 518 yards held by Ansonia’s Alex Thomas since 2007.

DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • Derby’s Tyrae Small: Made three interceptions in a 44-33 win over Wilby on Thursday.
  • Fairfield Prep’s Nick Crowle: Returned a fumble 24 yards for a touchdown in a 49-14 win over Notre Dame-West Haven on Friday.
  • Hillhouse’s Tarrol Stafford: Made 10 tackles and a sack in a 41-14 win over Law on Friday.
  • O’Brien Tech’s Jason Diotalevi: Made 20 total tackles, including eight solo and two for a loss, and recovered a fumble in a 36-30 win over Wilcox Tech on Saturday.

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • Farmington’s Anthony Carpenter: Scored on a 68-yard punt return in a 42-12 win over Maloney on Friday.
  • Masuk’s Chris Rubis: Made a 31-yard field goal and kicked five extra points in a 44-20 win over Bunnell on Friday.
  • Weaver’s Mark Jennings: Returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in a 37-0 win over Rockville on Saturday.
  • West Haven’s Zatrell Lyons: Scored on a 75-yard kickoff return in a 48-20 win over Cheshire on Friday.

TEAMS OF THE WEEK

  • Fairfield Warde: Snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 13-7 victory over Trinity Catholic on Friday.
  • O’Brien Tech:┬áTrailed 24-0 at halftime before rallying for a 36-30 victory over Wilcox Tech on Saturday.
  • Weaver: Snapped a 23-game losing streak with a 37-0 victory over Rockville on Saturday. The Beavers last win came in November of 2010.
  • Wolcott: Overcame a 34-6 deficit to defeat Seymour 48-41 on Friday. Vincent Gambino connected with Jay Pelletier on a 21-yard touchdown pass for the game-winner.

PLAYS OF THE WEEK


ON THE AIR

  • North Haven (3-0) at Hand (2-1), Friday, 7 p.m.: 960WELI, 960WELI.com, iheart radio

GET OUT AND GO

  • Bloomfield (3-0) at Rocky Hill (3-0), Friday, 7 p.m.: OK, so this might decide the CCC Division III West title.
  • North Haven (3-0) at Hand (2-1), Friday, 7 p.m.: Hand has improved since being blown out by New Canaan in Week 1.
  • NFA (2-0) at Glastonbury (2-1), Friday, 6:30 p.m.: NFA has been impressive in both of its victories. Glastonbury lost a squeaker to unbeaten Southington in Week 1 but has performed well since. Could be the state’s best game this weekend.
  • Darien (3-0) at St. Joseph (3-0), Saturday, 2:30 p.m.: Or will this one be? Both teams can score. Should be an exciting contest.

High School Football Beat: O’Brien Tech starting to believe in itself

Link to original article

Comments

  1. Just Sayin says

    Can Hamden Hall play some High School teams? And don’t they have a running back somewhere that could get those two rushing touchdowns? …Just Sayin…

Leave a Reply