City teams combine for pair of high-scoring games in Week 9 football

High-scoring games were the norm for four Waterbury schools that played during Week 9 of the high school football season.

The most insane of the two games was Saturday’s high-scoring affair between Crosby and Wilby at Jimmy Lee Stadium. When the game ended, the Bulldogs had won, 58-50, over the Wildcats. You read that score right…58-50.

The teams combined for the following: 108 points; 818 rushing yards; 1,259 all-purpose yards; five 100-yard rushers. Wow.

On the night before at Municipal Stadium’s Ray Snyder Sr. Field, Kennedy defeated WCA, 41-34. The score was nearly identical to the other Eagle victory of the season, 42-34, over Wilby a little over two weeks prior.

Here’s more on what happened in Week 9:


Kennedy 41, WCA 34: Sophomore Dan Rodriguez ran for nearly 200 yards (196) on 17 attempts and scored two touchdowns for the Eagles.

Kennedy (2-6) led, 27-13, at halftime and was able to hold off WCA (4-4).

Woodland 20, Holy Cross 7: Tom Ligi scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter to get the Crusaders on the board.

It had been a frustrating game for the Holy Cross offense before that fourth quarter scoring drive. Drew Caouette completed passes of 13 and 35 yards to Marquis Campbell, then hit Dylan Gray for a 27-yard gain to the Woodland 1. Ligi scored from there to make the score 20-7 in favor of the hometown Hawks (7-1).

It was the only score for the Crusaders. Holy Cross’ ensuing onside kick went out of bounds, and Woodland was able to run out the clock from there. The Crusaders fell to 6-2.

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

Oxford 40, St. Paul 6: Ryan Sapieha ran for 104 yards on 12 carries, including a 54-yard touchdown, for the Falcons (3-5) in their road loss to the Wolverines (4-4).

Seymour 37, Wolcott 9: The Eagles fell to 2-6 while the Wildcats improved to 6-2.

Bloomfield 61, Bristol Eastern 13: The Lancers (2-6) had a couple big-play touchdowns, but were overwhelmed by the Warhawks (6-2).

Rayshon Andrews returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown and Kyle Babin ran a kickoff back 80 yards for a score.

Wethersfield 28, Bristol Central 7: Tre Blair ran 43 yards for a touchdown for the Rams (1-7) in their road loss to the Eagles (7-1).


Crosby 58, Wilby 50: Three different Bulldogs rushed for over 100 yards as the home team piled up 531 on 54 attempts.

Michael Scott ran 18 times for 206 yards and two touchdowns. Michail Scott carried 14 times for 156 yards and a touchdown, and Jorge Sanchez had 17 rushes for 102 yards and a touchdown. Jaedan Cobb had 37 yards on three rushes, Syere Coleman carried once for 19 yards and Jeremiah Febus ran once for 11 yards. Febus threw just four passes and completed three, but two went for touchdowns. Jashua Sanabria had three catches for 76 yards and both of Febus’ touchdowns. Sanabria wound up with 251 all-purpose yards in the game (he had 175 kick return yards). Sanabria took a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.

A pair of Wildcats also broke the century mark on the ground. Aaron James ran 13 times for 158 yards and four touchdowns. James Richards carried 15 times for 116 yards. Both James and Richards factored in the pass game as well. James threw for 109 yards and a score while Richards tossed a 46-yard touchdown to James. Trenton Stevens caught two passes for 68 yards and a touchdown while Angel Suriel (21), Richards (11), Taileek Jefferson (5) and Jaremiah Coleman (4) each had one reception.

Crosby improved to 4-4 while Wilby fell to 2-6.

Wilcox/Kaynor 49, Platt Tech 20: Brandon Alvarado carried 15 times for 287 yards and four touchdowns, including an 88-yarder in the co-op’s win at Falcon Field in Meriden.

Malik Sanchez-Colon carried 15 times for 91 yards and a touchdown while Raysean Emrie ran 11 times for 35 yards for Wilcox/Kaynor (4-4). Antonio Mejil ran an interception back 99 yards for a touchdown while Brandon Monteiro toted a pick 27 yards for another score.

PHOTO CAPTION: Crosby’s Michael Scott (3) was one of five different players to eclipse 100 yards rushing in a 58-50 victory over Wilby on Saturday at Jimmy Lee Stadium. (Copyright, Sports on CT-69)