Newtown High School’s football team was held to just one touchdown until the midpoint of the fourth quarter, its lead in jeopardy late in a visit to Brookfield on November 2. The zero Newtown’s defense hung doesn’t even tell the whole story of how dominant Newtown was opposite the ball either.
The state tournament brackets are set for girls’ and boys’ soccer, field hockey, and girls’ volleyball. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced the seedings and pairings for these sports on November 2.
Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team proved to be the only squad to defeat perennial powerhouse Joel Barlow of Redding during the regular season, and Barlow was the only team to hand the Nighthawks a loss in South-West Conference action this fall.
After fending off a hard-working Pomperaug of Southbury squad for nearly ten minutes to begin the second half, Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team got one of the November 1 championship game’s rare golden chances, and the Nighthawks capitalized.
Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team reached the South-West Conference Tournament championship game for the second year in a row with a win over the team that last year defeated the Nighthawks in the pinnacle game.
To the casual fan, or even a more educated soccer eye for that matter, Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team may appear to be outplayed and over-matched — win or lose — in some games. But the Nighthawks are losing