Posts Tagged ‘ football ’

Knights steamroll Simsbury

September 22, 2016
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Vance Upham breaks through the backfield during a lopsided rout in Simsbury on Friday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Vance Upham received the handoff as the offensive line collapsed quickly around him. A tackler tried to wrap him up in the backfield, but Upham bounced off him like a super ball. The Blue Knight running back hit the open gap and charged down the sidelines for a 75-yard score,…

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Housewarming gift: Football delivers shutout for Enfield’s first home game

September 15, 2016
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Zack Smith sacks Enfield quarterback Mason Dumas during a first half blitz. The Knights held the Eagles to negative yardage at the half and just 7 total yards for the game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER When the Blue Knight football team prepared for their season opener against the Eagles at Enfield, there was no game film to review from the new co-op team. Southington didn’t know what they were going to get when they traveled north to the state’s border. All they knew was that…

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Knights will refocus to make another run

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights went 10-0 for the second-straight year, including a 61-41 victory at Glastonbury and a 36-29 nail biter at Cheshire on Thanksgiving to close out the regular season, but No. 3 Southington’s bid for a third straight state title came to an end against No. 2 Darien in the…

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The man behind Southington’s stats: SHS statistician recognized by local chapter of the National Football Foundation

July 28, 2016
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SHS statistician Steve Daniels was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Football award by the National Football Foundation’s local chapter. (File photo circa 2001)

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER You can see him high above the bleachers in the press box of Fontana Field at every football game during the fall. You find him right behind the Blue Knights’ bench at every basketball game during the winter, and you can spot him out in the dugout wearing his white Southington…

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Rose makes it official: UConn bound

February 12, 2016
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Jasen Rose announced his intentions last fall, but on Wednesday, Feb. 3 he made it official by signing his National Letter of Intent to play football at the University of Connecticut. The former Blue Knight quarterback hopes to make an impact with the Husky offense. Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS

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Knights fall short of 3rd title game: Ousted by Darien in semifinals; winning streak ends at 31 games

December 9, 2015
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Jasen Rose scrambles to elude a sack during a 49-7 loss to Darien in the Class LL semifinals in Stamford on Dec. 7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The road to a third straight Class LL title reached its final destination for the Blue Knights football team on Monday, Dec. 7 at Boyle Field in Stamford when No.3 Southington fell to No.2 Darien (11-0), 49-7, in the Class LL semifinals. The Knights received the opening kickoff, but the Blue…

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The great escape: Knights survive Rams on Thanksgiving, improve to 10-0

December 2, 2015
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Jasen Rose leapfrogs a defender during a first half touchdown drive. The Knights trailed late in the game but capped a 10-0 regular season with a 36-29 win over Cheshire in the annual Apple Valley Classic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With just under two minutes left in the game, the two-time state champion Knights were trailing a sub-.500 team. Southington was mired in penalties throughout much of the first half. The top-ranked Knights coughed up the ball an unprecedented five times, but Southington still managed to dominate the first three quarters…

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Knights split the annual powder puff series: Girls rebound from New Britain loss with a win over Cheshire

December 2, 2015
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Kelsea Allen plunges into the Cheshire secondary during the second game in the annual powder puff football series. Southington was shut out by New Britain in the first game but bounced back with a 10-0 win.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was still a scoreless game in the beginning of the second half and the stadium was getting restless. Southington received a Cheshire punt on their own 38-yard line with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter. After a loss of one yard on first down, Allen decided to…

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Knights blank Hartford: Thanksgiving and Powder Puff previews

November 19, 2015
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Jasen Rose looks for an open receiver during a 48-0 win over the Bulkeley Co-op on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Hartford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hartford players were backed up to their 20-year line when the Blue Knight defense poured into the backfield. The Bulkeley co-op quarterback looked downfield, but nothing was open. He looked to his left and saw his running back parallel to him as an outlet. The football caught a sudden gust of…

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Knights blank New Britain: Football scores first shutout of the year

November 4, 2015
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Jasen Rose holds off a sack to throw his second of three touchdown passes during a 35-0 shutout over New Britain on Oct. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER New Britain (4-3) had possession of the ball on Southington’s 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter. The quarterback took the snap and handed the ball off to his running back, slashing right up the gut. Keanu Cummings stood back for a moment and waited patiently for the play to develop…

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