Wethersfield captain Cooper Moreau stares in at Glastonbury quarterback Drew Curto
Wethersfield football shutout Glastonbury in the second half, erasing a 10-7 halftime deficit, winning 21-10 last Friday night at GHS.
Louie Montalvo scored two rushing touchdowns and quarterback Wil Bankowski added a third on the ground.
“Any time he has the ball in his hands he can make a play,” WHS head coach Matt McKinnon said about Montalvo, “He’s playing like an all-state player, he’s opening a lot of eyes.”
Running back had Jova’n Hill was electric, racking up 151 yards from scrimmage on only seven touches. The speedy sophomore ran for 131 on the ground, including a dazzling 89-yard dash to set up Montalvo’s first touchdown late in the first quarter.
McKinnon said, “Jova’n is a great kid. It’s his first year of real football and he’s rising to the occasion. When he joined the program last spring we looked at him as coaches and knew that he could do something on the varsity if he put in the time in the weight room. He did, he didn’t miss a workout over the summer.”
Defensively, the Eagles were solid from start to finish. Senior captains Holden Speed, Cooper Moreau, and T.J. Smith limited the Guardians' run-heavy attack, along with defensive standouts Kaleb Garcia and Tyler Burgos, who each came up with drive-killing plays. Cornerback Tanner Healy cemented the victory by intercepting a Drew Curto pass in the closing minutes.
“Glastonbury is a great team and we made too many mistakes in the first half,” added McKinnon, “But we picked it up in the second half and our offense got going.
Wethersfield's #1 Tanner Healy and #8 Ben Caulfield celebrate Healy's game-clinching interception
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