Southington 35, Norwich Free Academy 22
SOUTHINGTON >> Vance Upham became his school’s all-time leading rusher with 225 yards on 35 carries and had a touchdown as Southington defeated Norwich Free Academy 35-22 and advance to Class LL semifinals for the fourth-straight season.
Anthony Plantamauro caught two touchdown passes from Will Barmore as Southington took a 14-0 lead and then beat back every NFA attempts to tie with a score of its own.
Jawaun Johnson ran for 179 yards on 11 carries and scored on a 63-yard touchdown pass from Shea McManaway for NFA. McManaway completed 18 of 24 pases for 230 yards.
Southington, ranked No. 4 in the GameTimeCT Top 10, improved to 11-0 and will face Darien in the semifinals at Boyle Stadium Monday for the second-consecutive season. Darien ended Southington’s 31-game win streak in last year’s semifinals with a 49-7 victory.
NFA 6 8 8 0 — 22
Southington 14 14 0 7 — 35
S—Vance Upham 27 run (Nick Daddona kick)
S—Anthony Plantamuro 22 pass from Will Barmore (Daddona kick)
NFA—Jawaun Johnson 63 pass from Shea McManaway (kick blocked)
S—Matt Gundersen 61 pass from Barmore (Daddona kick)
NFA—McManaway 23 run (Johnson run)
S—Plantamuro 19 pass from Barmore (Daddona kick)
NFA—Caleb Parker 18 pass from McManaway (Johnson run)
S—Upham 6 run (Daddona kick)
Darien 29, Greenwich 3
STAMFORD >> Finlay Collins and Nick Green each scored touchdowns and Darien’s defense didn’t allow a touchdown in its 29-3 victory over Greenwich in the Class LL semifinals at Boyle Stadium.
Darien advances to face Southington in the Class LL semifinals at Boyle Stadium. Darien, the No. 1-ranked team in the GameTimeCT/Register top 10, defeated Southington in the same game a year ago, 49-7.
Collins and Green both had sacks along with Quinn Fay. Greenwich had a touchdown run by Kevin Iobbi wiped out due to a penalty, leading to a 20-yard field goal by Zach Moore for the Cardinals’ only points.
Riley Stewart kicked a 26-yard field goal for the Blue Wave as it was running out the clock in the second half.
Greenwich 0 3 0 0 — 3
Darien 7 13 6 3 — 29
D — Finlay Collins 12 run (Riley Stewart kick)
D — Nick Green 23 pass from Brian Peters (kick failed)
G — Zach Moore 20 field goal
D — Green 26 pass from Peters (Stewart kick)
D — Collins 5 run (kick failed)
D — Stewart 26 field goal
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WINDSOR >> Jakhari Grant completed 13 of 24 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns as top-seeded Windsor rolled to a 52-0 victory over Harding in the quarterfinals at O’Brien Field.
Jason Pinnock added 5 catches for 160 yards and three touchdowns. Tim Gardner ran 12 times for 135 yards and a touchdown. He also caught a touchdown.
Windsor advances to Monday’s semifinals and will face Middletown in a rematch of their Thanksgiving eve finale, won by Windsor.
Harding 0 0 0 0—0
Windsor 26 19 0 7—52
W — Tim Gardner 2 run (Eric Foster kick)
W — Jason Pinnock 46 pass from Jakhari Grant (kick failed)
W — Pinnock 25 fumble recovery (Foster kick)
W — Gardner 2 run (kick blocked)
W — Jomal Mills 21 pass from Grant (kick failed)
W — Jerry Woodward 10 interception return (kick failed)
W — Pinnock 56 pass from Grant (Foster kick)
W – Gardner 25 pass from Grant (Foster kick)
Killingly 27, Bunnell 7
KILLINGLY >> Spencer Lockwood ran 39 times for 303 yards and scored three touchdowns and had an interception as Killingly rolled to a 27-7 victory over Bunnell at the Killingly Sports Complex.
Lockwood scored from 35 yards and 49 yards out to stake the Redmen to a 14-0 halftime lead. Jacob Gauthier caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Derosier to extend it to 21-0.
Jarrod Davis scored Bunnell’s only touchdown on a 12-yard run early in the fourth quarter. But Lockwood sealed it with a 64-yard run. Bunnell quarterback Mike Castelot was injured late in the game.
Killingly intercepted a pair of passses.
The Redmen advance to their second-consecutive Class M quarterfinal Monday where they will face Hillhouse at Bowen Field in New Haven.
Bunnell 0 0 0 7—7
Killingly 6 8 7 6—27
K—Spencer Lockwood 35 run (rush failed)
K—Lockwood 49 run (Kyle Derosier pass to Jacob Gauthier)
K—Gauthier 16 pass from Derosier (Luke Desaulnier kick)
B—Jarrod Davis 12 run (Avery Nunn kick)
K—Lockwood 64 run (kick failed)
St. Joseph 48, Wolcott 21
WOLCOTT >> Junior Jared Mallozzi caught 5 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns and freshman Jaden Shirden ran for 120 yards and four touchdowns as St. Joseph pulled away from Wolcott in a 48-21 quarterfinal victory at Monroe Field.
Wolcott’s Ray Iorio ran 38 times for 195 yards and scored a touchdown. Steve Urbanski caught two touchdown passes from Michael Polzella.
Mallozzi returned the opening kickoff 75 yards to set up Shirden’s first TD run. But Wolcott rallied to take a 15-14 after the first quarter.
St. Joseph QB Cory Babineau scored on a 1-yard run and threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Mallozzi to give the Hogs a 28-15 lead at halftime.
Wolcott got within 28-21 on an 8-yard touchdown strike from Mike Pozella to Urbanski in the third quarter. St. Joseph put the game away with 20 fourth-quarter points.
St. Joseph will face Valley Regional/Old Lyme in the semifinals at Blythe Field in Deep River on Monday. It’s the second meeting between the schools since the 2010 semifinals, a 44-7 St. Joseph victory.
St. Joseph 14 14 0 20—48
Wolcott 15 0 6 0—21
SJ—Jaden Shirden 8 run (Luke Kirby kick)
W—Safety (Bobby Stoeckert tackled Shirden in end zone)
W—Ray Iorio 8 run (kick blocked)
SJ—Cory Babineau 1 run (Kirby kick)
W—Steve Urbanski 37 pass from Michael Polzella (Dylan Prescott kick)
SJ—Shirden 1 run (Kirby kick)
SJ—Jared Mallozzi 61 pass from Babineau (Kirby kick)
W—Urbanski 8 pass from Polzella (kick blocked)
SJ—Mallozzi 25 pass from Babineau (Kirby kick)
SJ—Shirden 3 run (Kirby kick)
SJ—Shirden 1 run (kick failed)
Rocky Hill 56, Bullard-Havens 8
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ROCKY HILL >> Grant Nieves and Joe Catania scored two touchdowns apiece as Rocky Hill scored on its first seven possessions and amassed over 250 yards of rushing offense in their victory over Bullard-Havens.
Rocky Hill advances to face Seymour in the Class S semifinals Monday at McVicar Field.
Bullard-Havens 0 0 0 8—8
Rocky Hill 27 22 7 0—56
RH—Grant Nieves 51 run (Damon Lonero kick)
RH—Nieves 5 run (kick failed)
RH—Dante Baker 39 pass Daniel Cavallaro (run failed)
RH—Joseph Catania 5 run (Nieves run)
RH—William White 1 run (White run)
RH—Nieves 9 run (Lonero kick)
RH—Catania 40 run (Lonero kick)
RH—Jordan Jones 13 run (Lonero kick)
BH—Tyrese Wright 19 pass Steven Alvarez (Alvarez pass Wright)