Football Team Topples New Milford
It didn't take Newtown High School's football team long to seize control in its visit to New Milford, on a damp September 30 night. The Nighthawks scored early and often in the first half en route to a 54-8 triumph over the Green Wave in the Boot Game.
The South-West Conference rivals battle for the Boot Trophy every time they meet, and this one wasn't much of a battle. Newtown led 27-0 after one quarter of play and 47-0 at halftime.
Hunter Cobb got the scoring started on a 38-yard rush into the end zone. Ben Mason ran it in from 15 yards out to help Newtown to a 14-0 lead.
After a Ryan Brello quarterback sack led to a turnover on downs, the offense got back to work. Quarterback Justin Dunn connected with Mason on a bootleg play from seven yards out. A Tommy Long interception set up Cobb's second score, a 31-yard run, to cap the opening-quarter tally.
Newtown's Mark Hall picked off a pass late in the first, but the Green Wave negated that interception with a pick of its own on the next play.
In the second quarter, Cobb scored on a nine-yard rush for a 33-0 cushion, and again from ten yards out, helping make it 40-0. After another Hall INT, the Hawks got into the end zone again as Mason took the ball in from the 21-yard line.
Ryan Kost took over under center in the second half and scored on a quarterback keeper.
Newtown will have a bye week then return to action on October 14 with a visit to Bethel, beginning at 7 pm.