New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
FOOTBALL | TOP PERFORMANCES: WEEK 1
A look around the state at the top performances from Week 1 of the high school football season:
Will Anglin, East Lyme: Anglin completed 13 of 18 passes for 203yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 57 yards and a touchdown on four attempts. The senior also racked up six solo tackles, 13 total and a fumble recovery on defense.
Jason Caswell, New Fairfield: The senior running back rushed for 316 yards and five touchdowns in his first ever varsity game, leading New Fairfield to a 42-14 victory at Weston.
Vincent Cognetta, New Canaan: Cognetta had a rushing touchdown on offense and picked off two passes on defense. The senior also had six total tackles in New Canaan’s 49-0 win over Bridgeport Central.
Jack Cushman, Foran: The junior quarterback completed 16-for-22 passes for 225 yards and four passing touchdowns as Foran defeated Lyman Hall 43-18.
Ryan Delmonte, Southington: Delmonte sealed the Week 1 win for
Southington, scoring on a 42-yard catch-and-run touchdown with 1:14 left in the game to beat Maloney 13-7.
Cam Edwards, Norwalk: Edwards rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns and had one reception for 36 yards. He also added a pick and a fumble recovery in Norwalk’s 28-20 win over Fairfield Ludlowe.
Christian Garcia, Hartford Public: Garcia scored on a 99-yard fumble recovery, a pick-six, another fumble recovery for a touchdown, and a receiving touchdown in Hartford Public’s 43-7 win over NWC.
Ariel Hanley, Notre Dame-Fairfield: The sophomore lineman totaled 10 tackles and had four sacks in Notre Dame’s 34-17 win over Brookfield.
Charlie Howard, Staples: Howard sealed the Week 1 win for Staples, returning a 73-yard interception for a touchdown with 17 seconds left in the game. The senior’s score gave Staples a 27-20 lead.
Austyn Howe, Newington: Returned a kickoff for a touchdown, had two receiving touchdowns and
caught an interception in Newington’s 34-24 victory over Ellington.
Orion Inkel, Haddam-Killingworth: Inkel did it all in HaddamKillingworth’s 27-22 win over Old Saybrook/Westbrook. The junior rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown, caught two passes for 74 yards and a touchdown, returned a kickoff for an 81-yard touchdown. He also recorded 20 total tackles on defense.
James Marsden, Valley Regional/ Old Lyme: The senior recorded two rushing touchdowns and caught one as well, leading Valley Regional/Old Lyme to a 28-7 victory over North Branford.
Alex Marshall, Bristol Eastern: Marshall rushed for 244 yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries, leading Bristol Eastern to a 35-6 win over E.O. Smith.
Mark McLaughlin, Stafford: The quarterback completed 16-of-23 passes for 301 passing yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 123-yards and three touchdowns in Stafford’s 35-30 win over Gilbert.
Matt Morrissey, St. Joseph: The junior quarterback led St. Joseph to a 49-0 victory over Danbury, passing for 103 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 46 yards and a touchdown.
Aidan Patterson, East Lyme: The sophomore reeled in four catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns in East Lyme’s 41-18 win over Montville. Patterson also rushed for 56-yards and a touchdown.
Michail Scott, Crosby: The junior totaled 12 tackles while forcing and recovering a fumble for Crosby in its 38-27 loss to Woodland.
Danny Shaban, Joel Barlow: The junior rushed for 130 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries in Barlow’s 56-14 win over Bethel.
Jack Sharpe/Soren Rief, Killingly: Sharpe scored three touchdowns in the first half and totaled 142 yards on 27 carries while Rief rushed for two fourth quarter touchdowns and compiled 170 yards on 15 carries in Killingly’s 42-14 win over Waterford.
Jacob Shook, Sheehan: Shook ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns in Sheehan’s 49-6 win over East Haven.
Evan Wallace, Simsbury: The senior started his varsity career on the right foot, rushing for a pair of touchdowns and passing for another while also returning an interception for a 42-yard touchdown. Wallace completed 16 of his 23 pass attempts for 136 yards in Simsbury’s 37-0 win over New Britain.