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Nighthawks Blank Panthers On The Gridiron



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Newtown High School’s football team shut out the host Pomperaug Panthers 35-0 in Southbury on October 4.

The Nighthawks remain unbeaten at 4-0 heading into an October 11 visit to Shelton at 7 pm.

Miles Ricks opened the scoring on a 25-yard rush with 7:44 left in the first quarter, and the Nighthawks carried their one-touchdown edge into the second.

Pomperaug’s defense limited Newtown to just a single score in the second stanza as well as Riley Ward ran the ball in from eight yards out less than a minute into the quarter.

Newtown’s Jared Dunn and James Knox combined on a quarterback sack late in the quarter and the Hawks maintained a 14-0 lead heading into the break.

Second-half scoring included a Ricks nine-yard run for six and TD passes from each of Newtown’s quarterbacks as Jack Street connected with Jack Zingaro from 28 yards out and Brandon Lombardo hit Jeffrey Garrity for a 14-yard score.

Jeffrey Garrity finds room to run in Newtown's 35-0 blanking of Pomperaug. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
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