Week 4 football: Bell gets first Wolcott win; Crosby rolls to 3-1 start

Week 4 of the high school football season is nearly over already, but there’s already been some big developments.

First, Wolcott coach Tony Bell picked up the first win of his tenure, 35-14, over Wilby on Friday night on the home turf of Joe Monroe Field. Bell’s son Anthony ran for a touchdown and threw another to Michael McCormack. Matt LaMontagne rushed for three touchdowns for the Eagles, who improved to 1-3. The Wildcats fell to 1-3.

Second, Crosby is 3-1 after a 42-6 victory over Torrington at Jimmy Lee Stadium. The Bulldogs scored 14 points in the final minutes of the opening half to open up a 22-0 lead at the break. Crosby kept rolling from there.

Week 4 actually began on Thursday with Bristol Central hosting Enfield, so here’s how the week has gone so far:


Enfield 49, Bristol Central 7: It was not a good night for the Rams, who fell to 1-3.

Nik Salinas connected with Tre Blair for the only Central touchdown. The Rams have a difficult home test next Friday against Windsor at 6 p.m.


Crosby 42, Torrington 6: The Bulldogs got three touchdown passes from Jeremiah Febus, along with an interception return for a touchdown from Willie Redd.

Michael Scott and Michail Scott both scored rushing touchdowns while Febus found Michail Scott, Jashua Sanabria and Jireh Rawlison for the scoring passes. Redd also recovered a fumble.

Febus was 10 for 15 passing for 346 yards. Sanabria caught four passes for 91 yards, Michail Scott had two catches for 91 yards, John Herrington secured two passes for 72 yards, Rawlison had a catch for 34 yards and Steven V. Speaks Jr. tallied a reception for 12 yards. On the ground, Michael Scott ran eight times for 72 yards, Speaks toted the ball five times for 36 yards and Sanabria rushed three times for 28 yards.

Redd had six tackles to go with his interception return for touchdown and fumble recovery. Crosby will host WCA next Friday at 7 p.m.

GALLERY: Here are my photos from Friday night’s Crosby game.

Avon 24, Bristol Eastern 8: The Lancers (0-4) led at the half but couldn’t sustain the momentum in a road loss to the Falcons.

Jaiden Fore scored the lone Eastern touchdown. The Lancers have another tough game ahead of them next Friday at Berlin at 7 p.m. The Redcoats are coming off a 37-34 heart-stopping victory at Bloomfield where they scored the game’s final 17 points.

Watertown 28, St. Paul 0: The Falcons (1-3) couldn’t get in the end zone at home in a tough loss.

St. Paul hosts Kennedy (0-4) next Saturday at 1 p.m. at McPhee Field.

Naugatuck 48, Kennedy 0: The Eagles were shut out by the undefeated Greyhounds at Municipal Stadium’s Ray Snyder Sr. Field.


There are two games on the schedule today. Wilcox/Kaynor (1-2) hosts O’Brien Tech of Ansonia at 6 p.m. The big game, though, kicks off at 4 p.m. at Snyder Field. Holy Cross hosts WCA in a battle of 3-0 city teams. The Crusaders have outscored opponents, 114-39, and the Spartans have out-pointed their foes, 150-26. Holy Cross has defeated Kennedy (32-6), Watertown (54-12) and Seymour (28-21) while WCA has knocked off Wolcott (36-14), Derby (55-12) and St. Paul (49-0). The Crusaders have been led by the multi-faceted Tom Ligi (77 carries, 548 yards, 10 touchdowns rushing; 6 catches, 89 yards, 2 touchdowns receiving). The Holy Cross quarterback is Drew Caouette, and Roehn Maldonado has been a force on the defensive end. The Spartans are led by quarterback KaVaughn Canady, running back D’Vonte Lane, and the versatile Dasani Yates, who can lineup in multiple positions to either run or catch the football. WCA has also received solid kicking from Dylan Rossi. Rossi has the lone field goal in program history.

PHOTO CAPTIONS: Top – Tony Bell, far left, picked up his first win as Wolcott football’s head coach on Friday night against Wilby at Joe Monroe Field. (File photo, Sports on CT-69, copyright)
Middle Crosby quarterback Jeremiah Febus (7) catches the snap during Friday night’s game against Torrington at Jimmy Lee Stadium. At right is running back Michael Scott (3). (Copyright, Sports on CT-69)