Nighthawks Head To Shelton High Coming Off Shutout Win
Coming off a 35-0 shutout of the host Pomperaug Panthers in a South-West Conference battle on October 4, Newtown High School’s football team faces its third Southern Connecticut Conference foe of the campaign in an October 11 visit to Shelton; kickoff is at 7 pm.
Newtown is unbeaten at 4-0, including a pair of wins over SCC teams Fairfield Prep and West Haven. The Shelton Gaels are 3-1, including a win over West Haven. Both teams got past West Haven in a close contest with the Nighthawks prevailed 21-14 and the Gaels winning 21-13.
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. Zach Loomis finished the game with a QB sack as the NHS defense posted its second shutout of the campaign.
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.
Street completed ten of 12 pass attempts for 119 yards, and Lombardo completed eight of 11 passes for 118 yards. Riley Ward had eight catches for 105 yards, and Zingaro caught four passes for 66 yards. Ricks carried 11 times for 95 of Newtown’s 151 rushing yards.
Loomis had eight tackles, and Jack Mulligan and Dunn both had seven tackles.