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‘About Last Night…’ Week 8: Showdown? Showcase in Ansonia

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In Football Friday’s only big game played in the region, Ansonia mopped the Jarvis Stadium turf with 7-0 Wolcott in a 41-12 NVL Brass Showdown. Showcase.

Did we really think it would be anything but?

Arkeel Newsome ran for 200 yards, Andrew Matos flexed his big-play muscles and the Ansonia defense stifled Wolcott’s gamebreakers, Mike Nicol, Joe Lynch and Co.

Granted, the 20-6 halftime score was Ansonia’s closest of the year. Wolcott’s good enough. It wasn’t going to lay down. This was a 13-6 game in the second quarter.

But after Ansonia took a 14-0 lead on its first two possessions, the general feeling on the sidelines was, ‘This game’s over.’

Took another quarter and change to make sure, but yes… yes it was.

And so Ansonia is your NVL Brass Division Champions (yeay!) and will play in the NVL title game for the umpteenth season.

They await the winner of the Holy Cross-Woodland game tonight.

ELSEWHERE, the only other big result of the night was that Platt-Meriden ‘upset’ No. 10 Berlin pretty handily in a game that has significant CIAC playoff ramifications. Justin Potts ran for 202 yards as Platt (6-2) scored 27 unanswered points and moved to No. 9 in Class L. Berlin (7-1) dropped to No. 4 in Class M.

Here’s Mr. Polecat’s view of the events at Sage Park.

Glastonbury won, Windsor won, Manchester won. Ledyard won. NFA won. …All’s well.

Hillhouse also mopped up Lyman Hall in the SCC’s only game.

Real strange not seeing any Fairfield County games played. We’ll get one tonight when Shelton hosts Xavier (and that really isn’t a Fairfield County game), but that’s it.

Friday Results

  • CCC: Glastonbury 47, South Windsor 0 | E.O. Smith 40, Fermi 26 | Windsor 49, Maloney 7 | Plainville 41, Rockville 12 |  Platt 34, Berlin 14 | East Hartford 35, Conard 29 | Manchester 32, New Britain 8 | Rocky Hill 55, Bristol Central 21
  • CSC: Capital Prep 42, Cheney Tech 0 | Prince Tech 36, Putnam/Tourtellotte/Ellis Tech 14
  • ECC: Ledyard 47, Bacon Academy 7 | Killingly 66, St. Bernard/Norwich Tech 36 |  Norwich Free Academy 40, Griswold 14
  • NVL: Ansonia 41, Wolcott 12 | Wilby 46, Crosby 14
  • PEQUOT: Hyde Leadership 56, East Hampton/Vinal Tech 6 |  Canton 42, Stafford/East Windsor 22 | Avon 26, Enfield 6
  • SCC: Hillhouse 46, Lyman Hall 0

Saturday Schedule

  • SCC: Wilbur Cross at West Haven, 6:00 p.m.| Xavier at Shelton, 7:00 p.m.|  East Haven at Cheshire, 6:30 p.m.
  • NVL: Torrington at Kennedy, 11:00 a.m. | Sacred Heart at St. Paul Catholic, 5:00 p.m. | Holy Cross at Woodland, 6:00 p.m. | Watertown at Naugatuck, 7:00 p.m.
  • CSC: Abbott Tech at Whitney Tech, 1:00 p.m. | Platt Tech at Wilcox Tech, 6:00 p.m.
  • CCC: Southington at Simsbury, 4:00 p.m. | Wethersfield at RHAM, 2:15 p.m. | Bulkeley at Hartford Public, 6:30 p.m. | Middletown at Farmington, 6:00 p.m. | Bloomfield at Weaver, 2:00 p.m. | Newington at Hall, 2:00 p.m. | Bristol Eastern at Northwest Catholic, 3:00 p.m. | East Catholic at Tolland, 3:00 p.m.
  • ECC: Fitch at New London, 7 p.m. | Montville at Stonington, 2 p.m.
  • PEQUOT: North Branford at Coginchaug, 2:00 p.m. | Valley Regional/Old Lyme at Lewis Mills, 3:30 p.m. | SMSA/University at Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby, 1:30 p.m. | Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton at Housatonic/Wamogo, 2:00 p.m. | Gilbert/NW Regional at Granby Memorial, 2:00 p.m.
Sean Patrick Bowley

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