The Day of New London has been flexing its digital might for some select games this year.
Now they’re going whole hog on the (relatively) big New London-Middletown match on Friday night.
After a couple of tough losses early in the year, New London (5-2) has rattled off four straight victories to get itself back into playoff contention.
The Whalers face a Middletown team that is having the best season in 21 years, when current junior quarterback Dario Highsmith’s father, Dario, Sr., and uncles, Doug and Demont, starred for the Blue Dragons.
In preparation for its blowout coverage of the game, which will air live on The Day.com Friday night, the Day sent videographer Peter Huoppi up to chronicle Middletown’s 21-7 victory over Farmington and feature the Blue Dragons’ star QB.
Above is the result: a short vignette on Highsmith, who, along with coach Sal Morello, talks about his father’s and uncles’ legacy. “I guess there’s a lot of pressure that comes with the name,” Dario Jr. said.
Watch the video, above.
Polecat Ned Griffen also wrote about Highsmith for the newspaper.