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Trojans blast Danbury for 2-0 start

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Aug 31, 2018 at 11:15 PM

DANBURY TWP. — The Trojans scored early and often in Friday’s non-league game at Danbury, racking up big numbers in a 54-14 win over the Lakers at Biro Field.

South Central quarterback Evan Legg was 8-of-14 passing for 214 yards four touchdowns. He also ran the ball eight times for 56 yard and another two TDs on the ground.

Legg opened the scoring by finding David Lamoreaux for a 62-yard touchdown pass, but the kick failed for a 6-0 lead. After Danbury tied the score on a short TD pass, the Trojans went right back to work.

Legg connected with Cristiano Murphy on a 33-yard scoring pass, and the extra point by John Hale was good for a 13-6 lead.

Tycen Cooper then got in on the scoring with an 8-yard TD run in the second quarter, while Legg followed him after a defensive stand with a 5-yard scoring run to make it 27-6.

The Trojans then closed out the scoring in the first half with a 17-yard TD pass from Legg to Lamoreaux for a 35-6 lead at the break.

In the third quarter, the Lakers closed to within 35-14 after a scoring drive to begin the second half.

But South Central then shut the door with three straight scoring drives.

Legg ran in from 11 yards out to extend the lead to 42-14, then found Lamoreaux for a third scoring pass from 4 yards out to put the Trojans up 48-14.

The final score came on a 21-yard scoring run by freshman backup QB Carson Music.

Cooper ran 12 times for 66 yards for the Trojans, while Lamoreaux caught the three TD passes for 107 yards.

Off to a 2-0 start, the Trojans will look for their third win next Friday vs. Crestline.

 

Firelands 34, New London 7

HENRIETTA TWP. — The Wildcats fell behind early and never recovered in Friday’s non-league loss to the host Falcons.

The Falcons (1-1) scored on a 90-yard TD pass to set the tone for a huge night for QB Blake Ruffner, who was 13-of-17 passing for 291 yards and two touchdowns.

Trailing 19-0 in the third quarter, Norbert Sword got the Wildcats on the board with a 3-yard touchdown run. Alex Gaskill kicked the PAT to trim the deficit to 19-7.

But the Falcons countered with a pair of TD runs to cap scoring drives and pull away for the victory.

For New London, Sword ran the ball 47 times for 185 yards and the lone score. Josh Hess added seven attempts for 57 yards.

Peyton Wilson was 5-of-11 passing for 59 yards — with Parker Ruble catching all five passes.

New London (0-2) will look to bounce back next Friday at rival Wellington in another non-league game.

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