SATURDAY, SEPT. 9: St. Paul, Holy Cross and Bristol Central football post victories

St. Paul football kicked off the season Saturday with a 38-0 victory over Sacred Heart/
Kaynor Tech at Ray Snyder Sr. Field. (Copyright, Sports on CT-69, file)

Saturday was a busy football day for area teams with five different squads in action, including two different head-to-head matchups.
St. Paul hammered Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech 38-0 in the evening game at Ray Snyder Sr. Field. Holy Cross claimed a 19-6 win over defending NVL Brass champion Kennedy in the first game of the day at Snyder Field. Bristol Central went on the road and defeated Hartford Public 26-6.

  • Damien Rabis ran for four touchdowns for St. Paul, which scored 24 second quarter points to take a 32-0 halftime lead. The Falcons scored on runs by Kevin Ashworth (15 yards) and Rabis (2, 45) in the quarter, and they also converted the two-point conversion tries. Rabis went 55 yards for the first score of the game in the opening quarter. Rabis went 45 yards again in the third quarter for the final score. The game was the first for Thomas Allen as head coach of Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech.
  • DeAndre Wallace had a big play for Holy Cross with his 67-yard touchdown reception from Corey Fappiano. Alex Ward ran for a six-yard touchdown and Jordan Robinson had a one-yard scoring run for the Crusaders.
  • Dathan Hickey ran for three touchdowns for Bristol Central, which trailed 6-0 after one quarter but scored 26 straight points. The Rams led 14-6 at halftime, then extended the lead by a score in the third and fourth quarters. Hickey totaled nearly 250 yards of offense. Darrell Payton scored the other touchdown for Central.
The Bristol Central boys finished fourth as a team in the large school varsity race at the 39th Haddad Windham Invitational at Windham High School. Matt Petrosky was 15th overall while Matt Roy took 22nd. The Rams were eighth in the boys large school junior varsity race. Central’s Nathan Deangelo took fourth in the freshmen race.