Eastern, Crosby the lone area football winners in Week 2

It was a rough couple of days for area teams in Week 2 of the high school football season.

Just two out of 10 area teams, Bristol Eastern and Crosby, picked up victories, and both of those came on Friday night. The Lancers knocked off Hartford Public, 27-13, at home. The Bulldogs ran past Derby, 37-12, on the road.

For Eastern, it’s the second 2-0 start in the past three seasons. For Crosby, the wait has been much, much longer. The Bulldogs are 2-0 for the first time since their terrific 2008 campaign, when they were 9-2. That was the year that Crosby won an 18-14 stunner over Ansonia at home.

Here’s more on how the Lancers and Bulldogs got to 2-0:


For the second straight week, senior Adam Zavecz came up big for the Lancers. He ran for two fourth quarter touchdowns, including a 73-yard burst, that increased Eastern’s lead from 13-6 to 27-6. His first touchdown came from seven yards out.

Both Zavecz (102) and Jaiden Fore (29-156) went over the century mark on the ground for Eastern. Fore scored the game’s first touchdown from four yards out. Kamden Laprise got in on the action with a six-yard touchdown pass to Zion Otero, who was a defensive hero last week.

Laprise’s main target was Chase Dauphinee, who hauled in four of Laprise’s six completions for 120 yards.

Bristol Eastern is at Hillhouse this coming Friday as part of the Connecticut High School Football Alliance. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Bowen Field.


Jeremiah Febus had a monster night overall for the Bulldogs in their win over the Raiders at the Ryan Athletic Complex.

Febus was 4 for 4 for 112 yards and a touchdown passing, and he ran for 64 yards on 10 attempts with two touchdowns. For good measure, Febus tallied three two-point conversions. On defense, Febus recorded 11 total tackles, including 1.5 for loss.

Will Rogers had the other two touchdowns and ran for a team-high 105 yards on 15 carries. Jaedon Cobb (9-55), Steve Dunbar (9-54), Rickie Nieves (3-50) and Kalib Shaw (3-13) also got in on the rushing attack. Jireh Rawlison hauled in two passes for 72 yards, Courdel McLarty caught one for 25 and Tobia Agba had one reception for 15.

On defense, Rawlison and Agba tallied interceptions while Nieves had a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Jose Rivera had nine tackles, including one for a loss while Cobb added five tackles, including 1.5 for loss.

Crosby plays Woodland (1-1) in its home opener this coming Saturday at 10 a.m. at Jimmy Lee Stadium.


Friday, Sept. 15

New Britain 13, Bristol Central 6

Oxford 12, WCA 6

GNH 21, Kennedy 7

Naugatuck 42, Holy Cross 7

Woodland 46, Wolcott 6

Torrington 44, St. Paul 12

Watertown 41, Wilby 6

Saturday, Sept. 16

Thames River 33, Wilcox/Kaynor 0

PHOTO CAPTION: Wolcott football played at home for the second straight game to open the season. The Eagles lost to Woodland, 46-6, and fell to 0-2. (Copyright, Sports on CT-69)