WCA football looks good, improves to 3-0

The WCA football team had to chance to showcase its talents on Thursday night at Municipal Stadium’s Ray Snyder Sr. Field. The Spartans were playing St. Paul, and they were the only game in the area. WCA showed off a potent running game and a rock-solid defense in a 49-0 win. The Spartans improved to 3-0 on the season. It’s the first time a WCA team has started a season with three straight wins. Senior Dasani Yates erupted for four touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 receiving). Yates touched the ball nine times on offense and totaled 191 yards (169 rushing, 22 receiving). His best run of the night came in the second quarter when he busted through a hole in the middle of the field, then took off down WCA’s sideline. Yates stiff-armed a St. Paul defender at the end just before going into the end zone. WCA led 42-0 at halftime. D’Vonte Lane rushed for 126 yards and scored twice, and KaVaughn Canady tossed a touchdown to Jordan Williams. On defense, Zyaire Ettson and Julian Snead each intercepted a pass, and Tracy Graves recovered a fumble. Former coach and now WCA vice principal Pete Flammia left first-year coach Jonas Rousseau with a talented roster. Rousseau has his team playing well, but a big challenge awaits next Saturday. The Spartans will be the road team at Snyder Field for Holy Cross’ homecoming weekend game. The kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. For St. Paul, Ryan Diaz ran for 91 yards and recovered a fumble on defense. Jason Mathews also recovered a fumble for the Falcons, who fell to 1-2. GALLERY: Here are my photos from Thursday’s game. PHOTO CAPTION: WCA’s Zyaire Ettson intercepts a pass during Thursday night’s game against St. Paul at Municipal Stadium’s Ray Snyder Sr. Field. (Copyright, Sports on CT-69)