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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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Football overcomes a slow start: Lopsided score only tells part of the story

October 29, 2015
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Alessio Diana strong arms a Conard defender during a 53-29 win.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose took the snap deep in Southington’s zone, turned, and looked for a running back to hand the ball off to. He found himself alone in the backfield. Rose rolled out to the left as the line started to disintegrate. Red jerseys closed in on the Southington quaterback as he…

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Football pulls away from Hall: Knights improve to 5-0 with another lopsided victory

October 14, 2015
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Anthony Plantamuro zeroes in on a pass during a 61-26 win at Hall of Oct. 9.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose dropped took a second look as his target streaked down the middle of the field, and he launched the ball deep, looking for a big play. Austin Morin looked up at the last minute, cradled the football in his arms, and fell into the end zone in front of…

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Knights out-gun Glastonbury in battle of unbeatens

October 8, 2015
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Alessio Diana charges into the Glastonbury secondary during a 61-41 victory on Friday, Oct. 2. Southington runners combined for 500 yards in the victory.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose snapped the ball. He looked downfield, but nothing was available. His receivers were covered. The defense was closing in, so he rolled out of the pocket and took off down the sidelines. Rose sidestepped one defender, stiff-armed another in the red zone, and ran untouched the rest of the…

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Knights surge past Simsbury

October 1, 2015
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Blue Knight quarterback Jasen Rose scrambles around a defender during a 55-13 win over Simsbury on Friday, Sept. 25.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Simsbury’s quarterback barked out his signals to his offense, and scrambled to get in the play with under two minutes to go in the first quarter, but when the snap came, it sailed right over his head. He made an attempt to reach for the ball, but couldn’t even get a…

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Rose heads for the Huskies: Blue Knight star headed for UConn

September 24, 2015
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Jasen Rose announced his commitment to play football at the University of Connecticut next year at a media event on Sept. 17.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington quarterback Jasen Rose stepped to the podium in workout shorts and a white Southington football shirt, surrounded by multiple news outlets, friends, family, and fellow teammates packed into the Southington High School library. On Thursday, Sept. 17, Rose announced that he will remain in blue and white as he will…

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Scoring at will: Knights unload against Public

September 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It didn’t take long for the Blue Knights (2-0) to make a statement on Friday, Sept. 18. On the very first play from the line of scrimmage, the Knights’ defense swarmed the winless Hartford Public (0-2) quarterback, Shamar Richards, and stripped him of the ball. Logan LaRosa snatched up the ball…

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Charge continues: Defending champions surge past Manchester in the season opener

September 16, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With 5:06 to go in the fourth quarter, Jasen Rose hiked the ball from under center. He handed the ball off to Alessio Diana and sat back and just watched the show. Diana sidestepped two defenders and shook another loose as he streaked down the sideline for an 87-yard dash to…

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Three in a row?: Football looks to defend the championship crown…again

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The Southington Blue Knights football team is entering the 2015 season as kings of the throne for a second straight year after shutting out NFA, 49-0, in the 2014 Class LL Large state championship game, giving the program its third win in a championship game and their 10th undefeated season…

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Football kicks off with Veteran’s Appreciation Night on 9-11

September 8, 2015
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  On Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 the Southington High School football program will be hosting a Veteran’s Appreciation Night on Fontana Field. This is an opportunity to acknowledge all those veterans, whether active duty, National Guard, or Reserve who have served on behalf of the United States of America. Veterans should arrive by 6:45 p.m.…

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