WATERTOWN — Watertown was game early, but couldn’t match nor stop Ansonia’s blistering attack Friday night’s matchup of NVL unbeatens.
Ansonia, which hasn’t lost to a league opponent since 2010, scored on every possession in the first half en route to a 56-26 victory at John J. Mills Field.
Shykeem Harmon ran 10 times for 130 yards and a pair of touchdowns and also caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Sheldon Schuler on Ansonia’s first play from scrimmage.
That touchdown followed a defensive stand that saw two Ansonia sacks, a batted pass and a short punt.
Led by quarterback Xavier Powell, Watertown countered with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Owen Munson and, later, a 59-yard touchdown run by Powell.
But that only got the Indians within 16-13 — thanks to Ansonia’s perfect 2-point conversion rate (5-for-5) — after a quarter.
Ansonia blew the game wide open with 34 unanswered points in the second quarter.
Harmon scored on runs of 6 and 33 yards. Noah Wagnblas intercepted a pass to set up a Tyler Cararo touchdown run. Ian Gifford’s blocked punt led to a 2-yard score by Schuler.
Wagnblas tacked on a 26-yard field goal as time expired in the half. Ansonia led 50-13. Chicago Rivers scored Ansonia’s final points in the second half played under running time.
Watertown added a kickoff return touchdown and another score. Ansonia improved to 5-0. Watertown, which had last week’s game vs. Naugatuck postponed, fell to 3-1 heading into a bye week.
ANSONIA 56, WATERTOWN 26
ANSONIA 16 34 6 0 — 56
WATERTOWN 13 0 7 6 — 26
[AN] Shaykeem Harmon: 30-yard pass from Sheldon Schuler (Shaykeem Harmon run) , 1st QTR
[WA] Owen Munson: 4-yard pass from Xavier Powell (Sam Weidemier kick) , 1st QTR
[AN] Tyler Cafaro: 25-yard run (Shaykeem Harmon run) , 1st QTR
[WA] Xavier Powell: 59-yard run , 1st QTR
[AN] Shaykeem Harmon: 6-yard run (Shaykeem Harmon run) , 2nd QTR
[AN] Shaykeem Harmon: 33-yard run (Noah Wagnblas kick) , 2nd QTR
[AN] Tyler Cafaro: 28-yard run (Shaykeem Harmon run) , 2nd QTR
[AN] Sheldon Schuler: 2-yard run (Tyler Cafaro run) , 2nd QTR
[AN] Noah Wagnblas: 26-yard field goal , 2nd QTR
[AN] Chicago Rivers: 10-yard run , 3rd QTR
[WA] -yard kickoff return (Sam Weidemier kick) , 3rd QTR
[WA] -yard run , 4th QTR