Compiled by Mike Pucci and Sean Patrick Bowley
Noah Cruz, Bristol Central: Rushed for 169 yards and four touchdowns in a 32-14 win over Platt.
Shelby Grant, Darien: Running back ran 24 times for 183 yards and scored six touchdowns in a 51-28 win over Greenwich.
Kyle Smith, Hamden Hall: Completed 20 of 35 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns in a 50-48 win over Kingswood-Oxford.
Zack Mancini, Torrington: Caught eight passes for 151 yards and scored three consecutive touchdowns in the third quarter to lead Torrington in a 50-point, second-half offensive explosion in a 57-28 victory over Naugatuck.
Zach Tuskowski, Shelton: Was 14-for-15 passing for 269 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-7 win over Guilford.
Kyle Godfrey, West Haven: Scored five touchdowns in a 42-14 victory over Cheshire.
Sean Kelly, Bacon Academy: Threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns while running for another in Bacon Academy’s 25-22 victory over Ledyard.
Parker Tregoning, Coginchaug: Ran 25 times for 295 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-29 win over Coventry.
Ethan Carpenter, Newtown: Caught four passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns to spark Newtown’s 41-14 victory over Brookfield. Also had an interception.
Jawaun Johnson, Norwich Free Academy: Rushed for 260 yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns, returned an interception for a touchdown and threw for another in NFA’s 54-12 win over East Lyme.
Nick Dellapiano, Masuk: Threw for 291 and 3 TDs and ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Barlow.
Ian McDonald, Avon: Scored four touchdowns in Avon’s 47-7 win over Tolland.
Add: Tyler Hansen, New Milford: Completed 17 of 28 passes for 272 yards and three touchdowns, ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-21 victory over Bunnell.
Add: Zach Mauro, Nonnewaug: Ran for 297 yards and five touchdowns in a 35-0 win over Canto.
Mark Evanchick, Darien: Had four sacks to pull within 11 of Dwight Freeney’s career record in Darien’s 51-28 victory over Greenwich.
Mike Montano, North Haven: Had two interceptions in a 42-21 win over Notre Dame-West Haven. Montano also rushed 25 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns.
Ben Mason, Newtown: Had eight tackles, two for a loss and two sacks in Newtown’s 41-14 victory over Brookfield. Also caught a touchdown pass.
Javon Johnson, Wilcox Tech: Scored on a 57-yard fumble return in a 9-8 win over O’Brien Tech.
Jawaun Johnson, NFA: Returned an interception for a touchdown in a 54-12 win over East Lyme. He also rushed for 260 yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns and threw for a touchdown.
Justin Lopez, Ansonia: Returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in a 48-0 victory over rival Derby.
Hillhouse: Intercepted three passes for touchdowns — by Terron Mallory, Terrence Mallory and Kyle Wilkins — in a 45-7 victory over Lyman Hall.
Finn Cahill, Conard: Kicked three field goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift Conard to a 23-20 victory over East Hartford
Mike Burns, Seymour: Scored on a 90-yard kickoff return in a 36-20 win over St. Paul.
Markeese Woods, Trumbull: The sophomore kick-started the Eagles’ 54-21 victory over Westhill with a 95-yard kickoff return touchdown. He also ran 18 times for 146 yards and three touchdowns on offense.
Anthony Stigler, E.O. Smith: Ran a kickoff 95 yards back for a touchdown in E.O. Smith’s 27-20 victory over Farmington. Also had two interceptions and ran for a touchdown.
Bacon Academy: Defeated Ledyard, 25-22, for the first time in program history (Bacon started its program in 2000).
East Haven: Improved to 3-0 for the first time in more than 30 years with its victory over Law. The last time the Easties were 4-0 was 1978, when they finished 6-3-1. They play host to 3-0 North Haven Friday.
Nick D’Angelo, Coginchaug: Earned his first win as head coach with a 56-29 victory over Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton.
Mark Hickman, Ellington: Scored three touchdowns in a 34-20 win over Cromwell/Portland to become Ellington’s all-time leading scorer.
Nick van Dell, Hand: Completed 19-of-24 passes for 305 yards and a single-game school record five touchdown passes in a 42-16 victory over Wilbur Cross.
ADD: New Milford: Won its first SWC game of the season with a 35-21 victory over Bunnell, the first New Milford win over Bunnell since 2001.
157 — Number of points scored by Southington, the most of any team so far this season.
50 — Number of points scored by Torrington in the second half vs. Naguatuck, which erased an 18-7 third-quarter deficit. Torrington scored six consecutive touchdowns to make it a 51-18 game en route to a 57-24 victory.
11 — Sacks Darien’s Mark Evanchick needs to tie former NFL All-Pro Dwight Freeney’s career sack record in Connecticut. Freeney finished his career at Bloomfield with 60. Evanchick has 59 after a four-sack day vs. Greenwich.
3 — Number of teams in the SWC Colonial Division still unbeaten: Masuk, Newtown, Stratford.
2 — Number of teams who have not allowed a point this season: Ansonia (2-0) and St. Joseph (1-0).
It feels great. There’s one more powerhouse in the ECC we want to beat and that’s NFA. That’s what we marked off before the season. If we want to make the state playoffs we’ve got to beat them.
—Sean Kelly, Bacon Academy quarterback after leading the Bobcats to victories over New London and Ledyard in consecutive weeks:
We held a high-power offense to 22 — no — 22 minus-6. They didn’t score that last touchdown.
— Norwalk’s Sean Ireland, to Dave Ruden, on the disputed final score of Trinity Catholic’s 22-20 victory over the Bears.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
— Scott Ericson (@EricsonSports) September 26, 2015
A new feature in which we look at teams serving their CIAC mandated bye (or otherwise).
Who was off last week?
Amity, Bassick, Branford, Bullard-Havens, CREC, Danbury, Fairfield Prep, Holy Cross, Stafford/Somers/East Windsor
Who is off this week?
Darien, Cheney Tech, Fitch, Killingly, Lyman Hall, Old Saybrook/Westbrook, Oxford, Prince Tech, Sheehan, Vinal Tech/East Hampton/Goodwin Tech, Waterford, Woodstock,
Southington (3-0) at Glastonbury (3-0), Friday, 6:30 p.m.: Southington defeated Glastonbury twice last season, including in the Class LL-Large state semifinals.
Ellington (3-0) at Stafford/Somers/East Windsor (1-1), Friday, 7 p.m.: It’s a family reunion (or is it feud?) when Ellington faces its old Somers co-op teammates and Brian Mazzone, their former assistant, at Stafford/Somers/East Windsor.
North Haven (3-0) at East Haven (3-0), Friday, 7 p.m.: Raise your hands if you thought East Haven would be 3-0 heading into its SCC Division II East bout with the Indians? Liars.
Hillhouse (3-0) at West Haven (2-1): The former fierce Thanksgiving Day rivals haven’t played since 1997.
Wolcott (3-0) at Naugatuck (2-1), Friday, 7 p.m.: Naugatuck’s loss to Torrington last week took some luster off this NVL Iron Division clash, but expect an exciting contest.
Shelton (3-0) at Notre Dame-West Haven (2-1), Friday, 7 p.m.: Notre Dame, which lost to North Haven last week, plays host to Shelton this week and then travels to Xavier (2-1) and Hand (3-0).
Bassick (0-2) at Harding (3-0), Saturday, 1 p.m.: Former FCIAC foes meet for the first time as members of the CSC.
Xavier (2-1) at St. John’s-Shrewsbury (Mass.) (2-1), Saturday, 7 p.m.: In case you’re wondering, it’s 82.5 miles (one way) from Xavier High in Middletown to Assumption College in Worcester.