Waterbury Career Academy, Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech football set state record for points

The game between Waterbury Career Academy and Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech turned out to be a state record-breaking football fireworks display.
The Spartans had to dodge a last-second pass into the end zone to escape with a 72-70 victory.
No typo there. WCA beat SH/KT 72-70. This game, placed on the Ray Snyder Sr. Field turf at Municipal Stadium, is the highest scoring game in state history. It replaces St. Joseph of Trumbull’s 84-49 win over Ledyard in 2013.
The WCA-SH/KT game played out more like a souped-up version of Madden. There were only three lead changes — believe it or not — but the Spartans had the most important one, on a five-yard touchdown run by Josiah Rivers, to make the score 72-64 with 4:26 left in the fourth quarter. From there, WCA had to hold off SH/KT.
The co-op didn’t go without a fight. A touchdown with 2:03 to play put SH/KT down 72-70 and set the new mark for points in a game.
SH/KT remarkably got the ball back with a chance to win, but a pass into the end zone fell incomplete, and WCA escaped with the win.
WCA improved to 3-3 and upped its season point total to 218 scored.
SH/KT dropped to 3-3 and saw its season point total rise to 233.
What a crazy game.