COVENTRY — Nick Pronovost returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown for the second-consecutive week and Jacob Carlson ran for a 70-yard score as Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton/Lyman Memorial defeated Stafford/Somers/East Windsor 24-7 in a Pequot Uncas battle of unbeatens Friday night.
Pronovost, who returned the opening kickoff for a score vs. Gilbert/Northwestern last week, started this game the same way. He took the kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown for a 6-0 lead.
Coventry added Carlson’s long touchdown run to give the Patriots a 12-0 lead in the third quarter.
“We weren’t the better team tonight,” Stafford coach Brian Mazzone said. “Coventry did a great job against us. They are pretty good. But tonight I didn’t have my team ready and that’s my fault. I let my team down.”
Sean O’Connell and Jason Smith added touchdowns for Coventry (7-0). John Kopek led Stafford with 12 tackles, two for a loss, and a sack. Colton Engle finished with 148 yards on 20 carries and threw a touchdown pass to Jeff Kology in the third quarter.
Stafford fell to 6-1.
Coventry 24, Stafford 7
STAFFORD 0 0 7 0 — 7
COVENTRY 6 0 12 6 — 24
C–Nick Pronovost 80 yard kick return touchdown (2 point no good)
C-Jacob Carlson 70 yard run 2 point no good
S–Colton Engel 7 yard pass to Jeff Kology Luke Phillips kick
C–Sean O’Connell 3 yard run 2 point run failed
C–Jason Smith 35 yard run 2 point failed