By Barth Keck
(October 23, 2023) — Thomas Hansen scored six touchdowns to lead North Branford (4-1) to a win over Haddam-Killingworth (1-5) 48-36 on October 20, 2023. HK featured a balanced offensive attack getting touchdowns from Josh Frith (2), Bryce Lacoss, Tyler Napierkowski, and Scott Hosney.
The Cougars posted a strong offensive showing for the second consecutive game — the team scored 41 points against Windsor Locks on October 13th — but surrendered several long touchdowns on defense that sealed their fate.
“Our mantra this year has been ‘so close, yet so far,’ and that was certainly the case tonight,” said HK Head Coach Tyler Wilcox. “We committed a handful of mistakes in key situations on defense that proved our downfall. Meanwhile, we moved the ball successfully on offense the entire game. I’m proud of the way the kids have improved on offense as the season has gone on.”
The team next travels to Cromwell on Friday, October 27, 2023 for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff at Pierson Park.
HK 0 14 6 16 36
NB 0 22 14 12 48
NB – Thomas Hansen 1 run (Hansen run)
HK – Tyler Napierkowski 8 run (Wyatt Solosky run)
NB – Hansen 59 run (pass failed)
NB – Hansen 7 run (Hansen run)
HK – Josh Frith 3 run (run failed)
NB – Hansen 70 run (run failed)
NB – Hansen 28 run (Hansen run)
HK – Bryce Lacoss 1 run (run failed)
NB – AJ Sigel 47 run (run failed)
HK – Frith 6 run (Frith run)
NB – Hansen 55 run (kick failed)
HK – Scott Hosney 30 run (Lacoss run)