Teddy Williams- Cromwell/Portland (Football): Williams scored three more touchdowns, two receiving and one on a fumble return, as the Panthers improved to 6-0 with a 48-6 demolition of Granby/Canton last Friday. The Portland senior has been a frequent endzone explorer this fall, totaling 13 touchdowns, including eight over the last two games.
M.J. Torres- Rocky Hill (Football): Torres has been a consistent force between the tackles, running for 100+ yards in two of the last three games, including a 100-yard rushing performance as Rocky Hill defeated Northwest Catholic last Friday. The junior also scored a touchdown and only needed 10 carries to reach the century mark as Terriers improved to 4-2 with the victory. Quarterback Tyreice Dominique ran for two scores and threw for another, while Brody Troiano added a rushing touchdown and starred defensively, tracking up 10 tackles (two for loss) and two sacks.
Alanna DePinto- Wethersfield (Swimming): DePinto celebrated Senior Night with four wins last Thursday (Oct 28) as the Eagles defeated East Lyme 96-87 in the team’s final home meet of the season. The senior won the 50 and 100 freestyle, and was also part of the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams that won. DePinto was one of five seniors—along with Brooke Arnold, Jaime Condon, Emily Sardo, and Madeline Wickens—that were recognized on the special night.
Austyn Howe- Newington (Football): For the second time this season, Howe accomplished the touchdown trifecta. The multi-dimensional senior ran for a touchdown, caught a touchdown, and threw a touchdown as Newington outlasted Berlin 43-33 last Friday night to improve to 5-2. Howe has scored in a variety of ways this season, including defensively, and this latest effort helped point the Nor'easters in the right direction again after two straight losses.
Griffin Ladd- Middletown (Football): Ladd made a 22-yard field goal in overtime as Middletown came from behind to defeat Manchester 37-34 last Friday night. Ladd’s game-winning kick was prompted by a touchdown catch from Chace Pregrave to send the game into overtime. Ladd’s kick and Petgrave’s fourth touchdown catch in two weeks gave the Blue Dragons a second straight win after the team started the season with five straight losses.
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