Submitted by Eric Anderson.
(Oct. 25, 2018) — Haddam Killingworth Youth Football Association was on the road in week 7 at Cromwell in cold and blustery conditions.
The HK A squad raced out to a 20-0 halftime lead over the host Lions of Cromwell and eased to a 32-7 win to improve to 5-2 on the season. With windy conditions, the Cougars opted for the ground game and found success, racking up 285 yards in a balanced attack. The HK defense kept the Lions in check save for a late TD as time expired.
In the first half Lee and Cary Harwood combined for 88 yards on 15 carries to anchor the HK run offense with Lee scoring 2 touchdowns and Cavin Napolentano adding a 2pt extra point kick. The Cougar defense disrupted the Lions first three offensive possessions when Nick Fox recovered a fumble, Carey Harwood blocked a punt and Jayden Fulton recovered an errant Cromwell backwards pass and ran in for the score. Aiden Griswold and Kevin Gamache teamed up for HK’s first sack of the day and Ben Cozean and Orion Inkel added solo sacks as the defense limited Cromwell to only 38 yards of offense in the first half.
Tate Callender ran for a 65 yard score in HK’s first possession of the second half and Inkel added a 53 yard run of his own to cap off the scoring on the day for the visiting Cougars. The defense remained focused after the break and were quick to close on the Lion runners. Highlights included Aiden and Collin Griswold teaming up for a tackle for a loss and Aiden and Connor Schipritt teaming up for a tackle. Tackle leaders on the day included Cozean (5.5), Callender (5), Inkel (4), Vincent Scileppi (3.5), Aiden Griswold (2), Carey Harwood (2.5) and Nick Fox (2). Also contributing on defense were Jason Maziarz, Anthony Maio, Kevin Harrison, Lee Harwood, Jacob Maier, Connor Schipritt, Kevin Gamache and Collin Griswold. Rushing leaders were Inkel (82), Callender (74), Lee Harwood (71), Carey Harwood (43) and Nick Fox (15).
The team faces Canton (1-5) on the road to finish the regular season. Game time is 11am.
The B squad beat Cromwell 38-18 to finish the season with a perfect 7-0 record. The team has a bye in week 8 of the season and will wait for playoff seeding’s to be finalized.
The C squad fell to undefeated Cromwell by a 24-6 margin and is now 5-2 on the season heading into Sunday’s final regular season contest at Rocky Hill (1-6). Game time is 1pm.
The D squad had a bye this week and will face Canton on the road on Sunday. Game time is slated for 9am on the turf.
Cheer photo courtesy of Eric Anderson. Football photo courtesy of Jen Jones.