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Football Team Topples New Milford



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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.

Newtown's defense, including an airborne Ben Mason, dominated in a 54-8 win over New Milford. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Alex Morganti makes a tackle from the ground. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Hunter Cobb looks for open space as he rushes toward the end zone. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Ben Mason carries the ball. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Hunter Cobb gets off the ground to deflect a pass on defense. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
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