WEEK 10 FOOTBALL: Kennedy on the verge of city history after fifth straight win

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The Kennedy football team is on the verge of making Waterbury history this season.

The Eagles won their fifth straight game, 29-12, over St. Paul on Saturday at Municipal Stadium’s Ray Snyder Sr. Field. Kennedy improved to 5-4 with the win and is currently eighth in the Class LL playoff rankings. If the Eagles beat city rival Crosby on Thanksgiving morning, they will make the playoffs. That would mark the first time that a Waterbury public school team has made the football state playoffs, according to WATR football radio play-by-play man Chris Saunders.

There were key victories in Week 10 of the high school football season, and I singled out WCA’s 41-36 triumph over Crosby for a special look given how absolutely wild that game. Other wins in Week 10 were Bristol Eastern and Bristol Central. Here’s more about what happened in Week 10.


The Eagles got a big-time rushing effort from Julius Caban, who carried 11 times for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Kennedy ran for a total of 308 yards and forced four St. Paul turnovers (3 interceptions, 1 fumble).

The Falcons fell to 1-8 with the loss. Jack Dennehy caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Brady McManama, and Max Cappetto ran for a one-yard score, according to results reported to the Republican-American.


The Lancers smoked the Falcons at home on Friday night and improved to 6-3. Eastern is 10th in the Class MM playoff rankings. The Lancers need to beat archrival Central on Thanksgiving morning, and probably get some help, to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2010 (Class L, lost to state champion Masuk in quarterfinal round).

Jaiden Fore had another big night for Eastern with 16 carries for 178 yards and four touchdowns (19, 3, 11, 8). Nelson Riley (4-66) added a 36-yard touchdown run, and Chase Dauphinee returned a fumble 31 yards for a score. The Lancers led the Falcons, 41-8, at the half.


Jayden Glasper carried 15 times for 87 yards and a touchdown while Donovan Rodriguez ran 20 times for 73 yards and a score for the Rams. Central improved to 4-5 with its third straight win, the second consecutive one that was by three points or less.

Anthony Paulino took a kickoff back 65 yards for a touchdown. Paulino also blocked a kick. Jack Jones led the defense with 13 tackles (2 for loss, 1 sack). Caleb Simard had an interception with Tashawn Cauley tallied four tackles (3 for loss, 1.5 sacks). Quincy Lawson also had four tackles (2 for loss, 1 sack) while Jayden Colon had two tackles (1 for loss, 0.5 sack).


GNH 14, Holy Cross 7

  • Drew Caouette threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Ronald Florian-Moreta, and Nate Craft kicked the extra point as the Crusaders fell to 6-3. They are sixth in the Class M playoff standings.

Platt Tech 22, Wilcox/Kaynor 0

  • Record: 3-5

Watertown 35, Wolcott 0

  • Record: 1-8

Torrington 54, Wilby 0

  • Record: 0-9