SWC Weekly Awards

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Congrats to Matt Paola (Pomperaug) and Sam Hooker (Immaculate) on taking home some digital SWC hardware this week. Hooker, a junior field hockey player who has been on an absolute tear, received 740 votes (48.65 percent) to edge Bunnell volleyball star Jana Kmec (648 votes) for SWC Athlete of the Week. Hooker scored three goals […] [Read More]

SWC Athlete of the Week

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SWC Athlete of the Week is open to all sports. Here are the nominees for the week of Sept. 18-25. Voting closes Tuesday night at 11:59 p.m. SWC Athlete of the Week [Read More]

Around the SWC: Week 2

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By now, you’ve probably already read about Saturday’s classic between Weston and Brookfield. If not, here you go. I couldn’t squeeze everything into that article (or inject my opinion), but that’s why we have The Duffle Bag. Basically, this was the most bizarre game — of any sport — that I’ve covered in my 23 […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC Football

Game of the Week: Bethel at Pomperaug

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You know what you’re getting with this one:  at least 90 rushing plays and an extremely physical game up front. Pomperaug ‘hammered’ Brookfield in Week 1 and Bethel used its triple-option to narrowly avoid an upset at New Milford. Both teams head into Friday’s matchup with 1-0 records and very realistic state playoff aspirations. So, […] [Read More]
Categories: General, SWC Football

Bethel’s Serencsics named SWC Player of Week

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After recording 16 tackles in a win over New Milford, Bethel defensive end Pete Serencsics was voted as the SWC Player of the Week. Serencsics received 210 votes, beating out teammate Brandon Schmidt, who had 177 votes. Third place went to Pomperaug tailback Andrew Reel, my personal choice for the award. Reel totaled 143 yards […] [Read More]

The Duffle Bag SWC Athlete of the Week

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With the new fall season, it’s time for a new feature here on The Duffle Bag. In addition to voting for the SWC Football Player of the Week, I’ll be conducting a weekly poll for the “SWC Athlete of the Week.” The award will encompass all sports, not just football. I’ll post the nominees every […] [Read More]

Masuk is No. 1

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One week after Casey Cochran became the all-time leading passer in Connecticut history, his Masuk Panthers surpassed Xavier and became the No. 1 team in The New Haven Register state poll. Masuk, which blew out Oxford 49-14 in its first game, hosts New Fairfield (1-0) on Friday night. Poll results are below. 1. Masuk (1-0) […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC Football

Around the SWC: Week 1

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OFBK. It’s a Pomperaug football saying. It’s embroidered on some Pomp T-Shirts. It’s written a few times under the “comments” section of the previous blog post. It means “Old Fashioned Butt Kicking” — and Brookfield found that out Friday. The Panthers, playing the first game of the post-Chuck Drury era, dominated the Bobcats in all […] [Read More]