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Knights beat NFA in lopsided game for 2nd straight title

December 17, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Southington was pushed back to their own 20 yard line on the second possession of the game. A penalty had driven them back 10 yards on first down. Quarterback Jasen Rose scampered out of bounds for a 10-yard loss on the second down. Sure, the Blue Knight football team was enjoying…

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Jamele hauls in success

December 17, 2014
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Alex Jamele fights for extra yardage after a catch in Week 2.

BY ROGER CLEAVELAND REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN NEW BRITAIN—As adeptly as he eluded opposing tacklers Saturday night, Southington High senior co-captain Alex Jamele downplayed becoming the first player in state history to finish his career with 50 touchdown receptions. He modestly explained that the Blue Knights’ second consecutive state championship meant much more to him than his own…

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Football returns to the championship game

December 6, 2014
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Glastonbury recovered the game’s first fumble and quickly took a 7-0 lead, but that was as close as they would get to a win in the Class LL-Large semifinal match-up this afternoon. Heavy rain limited the passing attacks for both teams, but Southington’s running game was the difference. Vance Upham powered the Blue Knights with three…

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Saturday’s semifinal football game will be broadcast on-line

December 5, 2014
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CHESHIRE—The CIAC has announced that the Class LL-Large semifinal football game between No. 1 Southington and No. 4 Glastonbury on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m., will have a live internet broadcast at the NFHS network on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be among four live broadcasts on the web service. The network will…

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Local All Stars compete on state stage

December 4, 2014
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SP Briefs - Rodriguez and Nardi

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Southington football players Dylan Rodriguez and Tommy Nardi will be playing the FBU 6th grade CT Allstars in Fairfield for a chance to advance to the national championship in Naples, Fla. on the weekend of Dec. 21.

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The Perfect Finish: Knights elminate Rams in Apple Valley Classic

December 3, 2014
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SP Football - Matt Maxwell (SHS) and Colin Thorne (CHS)

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Blue Knight offense used a pair of runs to space out three passes on the opening drive as the Knights steamrolled 74 yards across the field in the opening two minutes. On the fifth play of the game, Jasen Rose connected a 51-yard pass to Alex Jamele, and Southington took…

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Tickets are available for Class LL football semifinals

December 1, 2014
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Tickets are available for the Class LL-Large school semifinal between top-seeded Southington High School (10-0) and No. 4 Glastonbury (8-3). The game is scheduled to kick-off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 on Fontana Field in Southington. Tickets are $10 for adults ($5 for students and seniors). Advance tickets are available for purchase at http://ciacsports.ticketleap.com.

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The brink of perfection: Knights blast South Windsor; Cheshire is next

November 21, 2014
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Jasen Rose stays steady in the pocket as Southington receivers scramble to get open. Rose completed 10 of 14 passes for 191 yards and five scores during a 48-0 win over South Windsor.

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Kyle Borawski ripped the ball from the air and surveyed the field in front of him as his teammates shifted into position like an army of chessmen preparing to strike. Austin Morin stumbled out of the backfield to throw the first block. Matt Maxwell swept another defenseman out of the…

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Conference champs; Penalties continue to spoil the celebration

October 31, 2014
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By John Goralski
Blue Knight defensemen Stephen Hamel and Matthew Koczera sack Conard quarterback Devon Pencz during a 41-6 win on Oct. 24.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Two blitzing linebackers tipped the football into the air, and Dan Williams slid underneath it for Southington’s second interception in the game. On Friday, Nov. 24, the Blue Knight football team was mired in penalties on both sides of the ball, but in between the flags, Southington players were putting…

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Redemption song; Knights blank Hall in battle of unbeatens

October 22, 2014
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By John Goralski
Blue Knight guard Tyler DiTunno clears the way for Alessio Diana during a 48-0 win over Hall on Friday, Oct. 17.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer On the second play from scrimmage, Jasen Rose connected with Alex Jamele for a 64-yard touchdown pass. On the next play from scrimmage, Zack Spooner pounced on a loose ball deep in Hall’s zone to set up a second Southington score just two plays later. Last season, Hall spoiled Southington’s…

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