TORRINGTON — Jalen Gopie ran for all three Spartan touchdowns in a 24-14 WCA win at Torrington High School on Friday night.
Gopie broke loose for 68 yards in the first quarter, 5 yards in the second and returned an interception 73 yards in the third, while the Spartans defense added two more points on a safety early in the second period.
“It was a great team win,” said WCA coach Pete Flammia. “We finally put four quarters together. We’ve been waiting for this all year.”
Nothing went right for Torrington, with two long would-be touchdowns called back on penalties and four interceptions adding to the Red Raiders’ misery.
“They gave us a lot of defensive pressure,” said Torrington coach Gaitan Rodriguez. “It was difficult to run on them. Our focus wasn’t there on offense.”
Torrington slips to 2-3; WCA is 3-2.
WCA 24, TORRINGTON 14
WCA 8 8 8 0 — 24
TORRINGTON 6 0 0 0 — 6
WCA — Jalen Gopie 68-yard run (Savion Ettson run)
T — Christian Estefani 1-yard run (run failed)
WCA — Safety
WCA — Gopie 5-yard run (run failed)
WCA — Gopie 73-yard interception return (Tyrese Gallant pass from Ettson)
Records: WCA 3-2; Torrington 2-3.