DANBURY — The Westhill football team was both lucky going into halftime against Danbury with a 4-point lead and kicking itself for not being ahead by much more.
Westhill (3-0) was able to gather itself in the second half, wearing down Danbury on the way to a 34-10 win Friday night.
Danbury intercepted three Westhill passes inside the 20-yard line, including one in the end zone as time expired in the half.
Add to that, a 45-yard touchdown pass called back on a procedure penalty and it was a frustrating half for the Vikings.
It was nearly four picks by Danbury but an AJ Laconna pass went right through a Danbury defender’s hands, bouncing right to Wyklend Turenne who caught it in the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown late in the first quarter.
Danbury would get on the board with 1:31 left in the half on a 15-yard field goal by Lucas Amaral.
That field goal was a result of the Westhill defense holding the Hatters after a first-and-goal from the 4-yard line.
Westhill came out flat in the second half, allowing a long Danbury drive and losing the lead in the process.
Danbury would take a 10-7 lead midway through the third quarter on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Diante Vines to Malachi Hopkins.
On the next possession, Danbury would force Westhill to punt but a player blocking tried to catch the short punt unsuccessfully, fumbling and giving the ball back to the Vikings.
Westhill would capitalize, scoring two plays later on a screen pass to Noodles Metayer from Laconna late in the third.
Westhill would add two more quick scores starting the fourth quarter.
Turenne caught his second touchdown, this one for 28 yards followed on the next drive by a 7-yard touchdown run by Saquan Kelly.
Kelly would get in again, scoring on a 7-yard run with 6:06 remaining.
WESTHILL 34 DANBURY 10
WESTHILL 7 0 7 20—34
DANBURY 0 3 7 0 —10
W—Wyklend Turenne 12 pass AJ Laconna (Jose Regio kick)
D—Lucas Amaral 15 field goal
D—Malachi Hopkins 28 pass Diante Vines (Amaral kick)
W—Noodles Metayer 38 pass Laconna (Regio kick)
W—Turenne 28 pass Laconna (Regio kick)
W—Saquan Kelly 7 run (kick failed)
W—Kelly 17 run (Regio kick)
Records: W 3-0; D 0-3