The Granby Bears are in their fourth season and even though they are 0-2, senior quarterback, Curtis Field and wide receiver, Ian Downey are paving the way for a bright future of the program.
“They are our two go to guys,” said Granby head coach Rich Gadoury.
In Granby’s last game, a 48-21 loss to Gilbert/Northwestern, Fields and Downey hooked up for seven times for 170-yards and a touchdown.
“Ian is a gamer,” said Field, who threw for 235-yards in the loss. “I put all my faith in him.”
Field was able to find Downey even with Yellowjackets draped all over him.
On his touchdown catch from Field, Yellowjackets Seth Dayton was playing great defense on Downey, yet he was able to come down with the catch for an 18-yard touchdown catch.
“Credit to Field,” said Downey. “He has to put it where it needs to be.”
Gilbert/Northwestern’s quarterback and safety John Lippincott talked about how hard the two of them were to stop.
“They’re great players,” said Lippincott. “Field makes good throws and Downey has great hands, on his touchdown we had perfect defense on him, but there was better offense.”
With both Field and Downey playing in their last season some of the younger players on the Bears roster will have to take the baton and continue to help the Bears continue to grow as a program and reach the top of the Pequot Conference.
The Bears have 24 sophomores on the roster and one is already on his way to a great career, running back Dominic Pagano, who rushed for 89-yards with a 36-yard touchdown.
“He is the legs of our future,” said Gadoury. “Pagano is the running back we needed to step up from last years team.”
But without looking to far ahead into the future and keeping his concentration on this season, Gadoury is very excited for the end of the year.
“I am very excited for the next nine games,” he said.
The Bears will continue the quest for a win when they will host Hyde Leadership on Friday under the lights at 7 p.m.