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Football 2022: HKHS 15, North Branford 14

The Cougars celebrate their decisive score against North Branford on Oct. 21. (photo credit: Cindy Wilcox)

By Barth Keck, Assistant Coach, HKHS Football

(October 24, 2022)— Alex Phipps threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Tate Callender and a 5-yard touchdown pass to Wyatt Solosky in Haddam-Killingworth High School’s win over North Branford (2-4) in a Pequot Conference-Sassacus Division game on October 21, 2022. North Branford’s scores came from Jack Meehan on a 17-yard run and an Ian Kamienski 27-yard pass reception from AJ Sigel. The Cougars (3-2) stopped the Thunderbirds on 4th down on their own 10-yardline with just under a minute remaining.

The game was tight throughout, but HK was able to open up a 15-6 lead halfway through the fourth quarter. North Branford responded with a quick touchdown and followed it by a recovering an onsides kick, setting up the final showdown with the Cougars, thwarting the Thunderbirds’ last-ditch effort at the end of the game.
“I’m proud of our kids tonight,” said Head Coach Tyler Wilcox after the game. “They could have packed it in after North Branford recovered that on-sides kick and drove down the field. But they tightened up when it counted. This was a big step forward.”
Head Coach Tyler Wilcox addresses the team after the North Branford win. (photo credit: Barth Keck)
HK  0   7   0   8     15
NB  0   6   0   8     14
2Q: HK: Tate Callender 39 pass from Alex Phipps (Wyatt Solosky kick)
      NB: Jack Meehan 17 run (run failed)
4Q: HK: Solosky 5 pass from Phipps (Callender run)
       NB: Ian Kamienski 27 pass from AJ Sigel (Tommy Hansen run)
NEXT GAME: Coginchaug, at home, Friday, October 28, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.

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