A year ago, Derby suffered a 14-13 heartbreak loss to Naugatuck, one of a couple games that ultimately kept the Red Raiders from earning their first winning season in 16 years.
Last week’s rematch was equally heartbreaking. This time for Naugatuck.
The CIAC’s new broadcast partner, PlayOn! Sports, was at Lou DeFilippo Field to capture all the action. You can watch the game unfold as Derby takes a 21-7 lead in the third quarter, then as Naugatuck rallies to get within 21-20 with just over six minutes left.
Then watch as Tyrae Small makes the play of Derby’s young season by blocking the extra point.
Watch PlayOn! Sports’ replay right here.
Or, if you’re strapped for time, you can always catch The NVL Football Blog‘s highlight reel, which condenses the game into a neat, 9-minute package, including video interviews with star Matt Nicolari and coach George French . They also have a nice wrap on the league’s week.
NVL Football Blog reel
Derby faces arch-rival Ansonia on Friday night. Be there or be square, Daddy-Os.