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Top performances: The stars of Week 3

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GUNSLINGERS

Michael Kreiger, Derby QB: 16 for 20 for 207 yards and 3 TDs in 44-33 victory over Wilby.

Jake Kasuba, Foran QB: Passed for 289 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-14 win over Sheehan. Ran for 74 yards on 12 carries.

Mark Piccirillo, Shelton QB: Threw for 258 yards and three TDs in 49-30 win over Amity. Ran for 2 TDs, each from 1 yard out

Nick Roberts, Trumbull QB: Threw four touchdown passes in a 42-6 win over Stamford.

Nick Cascione, New Canaan QB: Completed 14 of 27 passes for 220 yards and 2 TDs. Also ran for 44 yards and two scores.

Jordan Vazzano, St. Joseph QB: Threw for 331 yards and 3 TDs — 73 and 58 yards to Lars Pedersen and 55 yards to Shane Miller – and ran 21 yards for a fourth score in 41-12 rout of Ridgefield.

Andrew Tarantino, Newtown QB: 13 of 19 passing for 202 yards and 3 TDs.

Wade Prajer, Pomperaug QB: TD passes of 39 and 38 yards in 52-21 romp over New Milford. Ran 17 yards for another score.

Jack Massie, Staples QB: Playing only the first half, threw for 87 yards and 4 TDs and ran 22 yards for a fifth TD in 63-14 rout of Westhill.

BULLDOZERS

Joe Ganim, Fairfield Prep RB: Rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-14 win over ND-West Haven.

Steve Persson, Oxford RB: Rushed for 141 yards and 3 TDs and also caught atTD pass in a 47-7 win over ND-Fairfield.

Jason Thompson, Shelton RB: Rushed for 231 yards and two scores in a 49-30 win over Amity.

Cliff Joseph, Norwalk RB: 178 yards and 2 TDs on 25 carries in 35-28 victory over Harding.

Mufasha Abdul Basir, St. Joseph RB: 149 rushing yards and TD runs of 6 and 53 yards in victory over Ridgefield.

Timmy Hinton, McMahon RB: 157 yards and TD runs of 5 and 80 yards in 21-7 victory over Danbury.

Tajik Bagley and Arkeel Newsome, Ansonia: Bagley rushed for three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass. and Newsome rushed for 309 yards and three scores and caught a touchdown pass in a 62-13 win over Holy Cross.

Cooper Gold, Newtown RB: 131 yards and 2 TDs on 31 carries against Brookfield. Caught a 2-yard TD pass from Tarantino.

Zachary Farrell, RB, and Joe Piatnik, QB, Bethel: Farrell ran for 240 yards and 3 TDs (87, 4 and 2 yards) on 15 carries in 48-14 rout of New Fairfield. Piatnik ran for 179 yards and 1 TD on 12 carries. He also threw a 37-yard TD pass.

Chris McNamara, Bullard-Havens RB: 211 yards and TD runs of 38, 54 and 49 yards in 40-14 over Vinal Tech/East Hampton.

T.J. Gallagher, Fairfield Warde RB: 121 rushing yards, including a 47-yard TD run that gave the Mustangs the lead for good in 13-7 victory over Trinity Catholic.

Matt White, Fairfield Ludlowe QB: 121 yards and 3 TDs — 1, 12, and 6 yards — on 16 carries in 46-20 victory over Central.

Erik Dammen-Brower, Weston QB: Ran 1 and 3 yards for TDs and passed 23 yards for another TD in 42-20 victory over Immaculate.

Patrick Ryan, Wilton RB: 152 yards, including 56-yard TD run, on 13 carries in 35-0 beating of Branford.

GAME BREAKERS

Sal Frosceno, Derby WR: 4 catches for 93 yards, including TD grabs of 48 and 5 yards, against Wilby.

P.J. Kokoros, Masuk WR: Caught six passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-20 win over Bunnell.

Julian Dunn, Newtown WR: TD receptions of 14 and 55 yards in win over Brookfield.

Nick Lombardo, Darien WR: 59-yard catch-and-run of a screen pass from Silas Wyper to start a run of 41 unaswered points in 51-16 rout of Bassick. Added a 4-yard TD reception and a 1-yard scoring run.

Brett Phillips, Wilton QB: Eight completions for 83 yards; 35 yards running and 1 TD; returned a punt 41 yards for a TD in victory over Branford.

BRICK WALLS

Tyrae Small, Derby DB: 3 interceptions against Wilby in addition to running 26 yards for a TD.

Zachary Kaufman, Masuk: 2 interceptions against Bunnell

Kentrell Snider, McMahon: Momentum-turning interception in the end zone that prevented Danbury from scoring a potential game-tying interception. Also ran 6 yards for a TD.

Cole Harris, New Canaan LB: Returned an interception of Greenwich pass 24 yards for a TD.

Hakeem Fletcher, Bullard-Havens: 11 tackles in stopping Vinal Tech/East Hampton.

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