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2011 NHHS Weekly Recaps
  • Class L Semis
  • Week11
  • Week9
  • Week8
  • Week7
  • Week6
  • Week5
  • Week4
  • Week3
  • Week2
  • Week1

Class L Semi Final
11/29/11: #3 Masuk Varsity 28, #6 North Haven Varsity 14

Class L Semis

11/29: The North Haven Football team traveled to Jerry McDougall Stadium in Trumbull Tuesday night to take on the state's 2nd ranked team, the Masuk Panthers in a quarter final game for the State's Class L playoffs. Masuk, last year's undefeated Class L Champions were riding a 23 game win streak and had beaten all their opponents this season by no less than 39 points. North Haven, a heavy underdog in the eyes of most, won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. The game was played in a constant driving rain, but it was still at the time North Haven kicked off, and shortly therafter, the Indians stopped the high octane Panthers and forced them to punt, something they had only done 10 other times all season. North Haven then drove deep into Masuk territory before turning the ball over on downs.

Back and forth, the two teams competed in a clash of style with no results until Masuk finally scored with a little over 5 minutes to play in the first half when Thomas Milone caught a 14 yard pass from Casey Cochran for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead. The Panthers would add a second touchdown with about 30 seconds left when Jason Piontkowski returned Joe Schwab's punt 55 yards to take a 14-0 lead into the break.

Laying it all on the line, North Haven came out fired up and dominated the third quarter. They took the kickoff and marched down on a 17 play 80 yard drive that consumed most of the quarter. Joe Schwab culminated the drive with a 1 yard run to cut the Panther lead to 14-7. On the ensuing kickoff, Untereance Thomas shanked a bounding ball, and the Masuk return team couldn't handle it and the Indians recovered. 4 Plays later, Jalon White carried it around the right side for an 8 yard touchdown and the game was tied.

Masuk's offense finally got the ball back - after sitting idle for 45 minutes - and used the last 90 seconds of the 3rd quarter to move across midfield. Four plays into the 4th quarter, Masuk reclaimed the lead when Colin Markus ran it in for a touchdown to make the score 21-14. North Haven then marched all the way down to Masuk's 25 yard line but a bad snap caused the drive to lose 4 yards. On 4th down, the Indians tried to go for it as the clock indicated less than 4 minutes to play, but Jalon White could only gain 1 yard. The Panthers scored shortly thereafter to close out the scoring on a 48 yard run by Tom Milone to make the final 28-14.

North Haven's great season came to a close with team with a 9-2 record. Jalon White had a team high 110 yards on the ground and Joe Schwab added 77 for the Indians who proved they could slug it out with the best in the state.

Week 11 Game Schedule
11/24/11: North Haven Varsity 27, Amity Varsity 10

Week 11

11/24: North Haven High School's varsity football squad traveled to Woodbridge on a beautiful Thanksgiving morning to take on the Amity Spartans in their regular season finale.

After years of facing Cheshire on Thanksgiving Day, in 1996 the Indians began a new rivalry with Amity after their Southern Connecticut Conference realigned. Since, the Spartans have won nine of the first 13 matchups, with North Haven managing only three wins and a tie.

But in 2011, the Indians qualified for the Class L State Playoffs for the second consecutive year with a convincing 27-10 over Class LL Amity on Thanksgiving. The win marked the third consecutive year North Haven has beaten Amity, making the series record a more respectful 6-9-1.

The Indians took the opening kickoff and methodically moved down inside the Spartan red zone, but senior quarterback and co-captain Joe Schwab threw an interception in the end zone, halting North Haven's drive.

On their next drive, NHHS kept it on the ground, slowly working their way toward the goal line before Schwab carried the ball around the left side for a 4-yard touchdown run which gave North Haven a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.

At the second quarter started, Amity tried to respond but a pass by Spartan quarterback Tyler Vallie was dropped in the end zone and they had to settle for a 30-yard field goal by Lyle Luth to cut the lead to 7-3.

After recovering an Amity fumble, the Indians scored again when Schwab busted in from three yards out with 2:30 left in the half. Senior Jake Scafariello's kick was blocked, so the lead stood at 13-3 going into halftime.

Things were pretty tenuous when North Haven fumbled in their own side of the field and Amity recovered and moved to the 25-yard line, but no damage resulted as the Spartans turned the ball over on downs. After exhaling, the Indians put together a nice 13-play, 75-yard drive on the ground and scored when Jalon White leapt up and over a pile of players and came down with a 6-yard touchdown to expand the lead to 20-3.

Schwab scored his third touchdown of the game from six yards out with about 5:30 to play to put the game away at 27-3, but Amity certainly did not quit. Vallie threaded a 20-yard pass on the run to Cole German with a minute to play, and the final tally was 27-10.

Schwab was the offensive player of the game, carrying the ball 30 times for 166 yards and scoring three touchdowns. Schwab's effort helped him finish the regular season with 1,006 yards rushing. Jalon White, too, eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark with a 12-carry effort for 82 yards to end the regular season with 1,061 yards. Senior Mark Zurlis earned defensive player of the game honors for his 11 tackles to go along with a sack and fumble recovery.

North Haven finished the regular season at 9-1 and was ranked 6th in the State's class L playoffs and will travel to Trumbull High School Tuesday night to play third-seeded Masuk (10-0).

Week 9 Game Schedule
11/11/11: North Haven Varsity 54, Lyman Hall Varsity 6

Week 9

11/11: North Haven High School's varsity football team inched closer to a state playoff berth last Friday with their biggest blowout win of the season, a 54-6 romp over Lyman Hall at Fitzgerald Field in Wallingford.

Once again, North Haven established their dominating run game from the very beginning.

Indian freshmen Untereance Thomas, playing in his first varsity game, took a handoff on the first play of the game, made it around the right side and took off like a streak of light for a 72-yard touchdown run. Unfortunately for the Trojans, it was a sign of things to come, as the Indians would go on to pile up 501 yards of rushing and seven more touchdowns on the ground.

Thomas scored another touchdown in the second quarter on an 8-yard run, and senior quarterback and co-captain Joe Schwab added touchdown runs of 25 and 5 yards. Junior Jalon White had touchdown runs of 14 and 66 yards to help North Haven build a 41-0 lead by halftime.

In the third quarter, senior Frank Daniele ran for a 27-yard touchdown to expand the Indian lead to 48-0. Then the Trojans finally got on the board just before the end of the third quarter when quarterback Kyle Upton connected with Joe DeSandre for a 65-yard scoring pass to cut the lead to 48-6.

Early in the fourth quarter, Sophomore Joe Lopez capped the scoring with a 59-yard touchdown run for North Haven to make the final score 54-6.

Thomas led all rushers with 129 yards, while teammates Jalon White added 103 and Frank Daniele had 65. Senior co-captain Mark Zurlis led the Indian defense with two interceptions and 10 tackles.

North Haven will travel to Woodbridge on Thanksgiving Day to take on the Amity Spartans at 10 a.m. The Indians are currently ranked 8th in the State in class L, which only accepts the top eight seeds into the state playoffs. North Haven needs to win in order to remain in the top 8 and advance for the second straight year.

Week 8 Game Schedule
11/3/11: North Haven Freshmen 21, Foran Freshmen 12
11/4/11: North Haven Varsity 49, Foran Varsity 20
11/5/11: North Haven JV def. Foran JV

Week 8

11/4: North Haven High School varsity football played their last regular season home game of the year on senior night and defeated the Foran Lions to continue their quest for a second consecutive trip to the state playoffs. Because of the immense amount talent in the State's Class L Division, the Indans would have to win their last two games and get some help to qualify.

Strapped with poor field possession early in this game, the Indains were still able to score in the first quarter on a four-yard pass play from Senior quarterback Joe Schwab to senior fullback Mark Zurlis, who made a diving catch. Senior Jake Scafariello kicked the extra point and North Haven had a 7-0 lead.

Near the end of the first quarter, North Haven started a time-consuming 98-yard drive which culminated with a nine-yard run for a touchdown by Schwab. The snap on the PAT was low but Spencer Oakes scooped it up and threw it to Zurlis in the end zone for a two-point play to open a 15-0 Indian lead.

Foran's next possession ended with an interception by Schwab, which he returned for a 43-yard touchdown. Scafariello's kick that followed made the score 22-0. Another failed Lion drive ended with a punt that pinned North Haven at their own two-yard line and the Indians responded with another 98-yard drive, which consumed most of the rest of the half.

Schwab scored his third touchdown with a two-yard run and North Haven took a 29-0 lead into the break.

The Indians started the third quarter with their starters intact for one more drive, and went down and scored on a 17-yard pass from Schwab to Senior Matt Manameit. Scafariello's kick made it 36-0. From this point, North Haven's junior varsity team got most of the action and backup Senior quarterback Frank Daniele was able to score his first touchdown of the season with a three-yard run which put the Indians up 42-0.

Foran finally got on the scoreboard when a bad Indian snap was picked up and returned the other way for a 45-yard touchdown by Michael Pitt. Preventing the NHHS shutout seemed to wake up the Lions, as they went on to score another pair of quick touchdowns to close within 42-20, but North Haven took the wind out of their sails when Joe Lopez capped the scoring with a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter for a touchdown.

Sophomore Fred Sanchez kicked the extra point to make the final 49-20.

Schwab led the Indians offense, scoring three touchdowns with 12 carries for 113 yards, an interception return and 5 for 7 passing for 86 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Junior Jalon White chipped in with 10 carries for 81 yards and also completed a 65-yard pass to Senior Spencer Oakes. Senior Mark Zurlis led the defense with 14 tackles and Schwab, Connor McDonald and Mike Halloran had interceptions for North Haven.

With the win, the Indians won the SCC Eastern Division II title and improved to 7-1 overall. They will travel up the road to Lyman Hall High School this Friday for a SCC battle with the Trojans at 7 p.m.

Week 7 Game Schedule
10/27/11: Bridgeport Central Freshmen 46, North Haven Freshmen 8
10/28/11: North Haven Varsity 53, Bridgeport Central Varsity 28

Week 7

10/28: The North Haven Varsity Football team hosted a non-conference game at Vanacore Field last Friday against the Bridgeport Central Hilltoppers (2-5) from the FCIAC. Shortly after kicking off, the Indians stopped the Hilltoppers, got the ball back and scored four unanswered first quarter touchdowns to open up a 28-0 lead. They then added a second quarter touchdown to open up a 35-0 lead before Bridgeport finally got on the board.

After pulling off a fake punt which netted a large gain and moved the ball inside the Indian's red zone, the Hilltoppers' passed to the left goal line for a touchdown, and then a passed back to the right goal line for the 2 point conversion to make the score 35-8. North Haven responded with a quick scoring drive to up the lead to 41-8, but the Hilltoppers proved they were not going to go away as they scored a touchdown and a 2 point conversion to close out the half with a 41-16 score.

In the second half, the Indians' JV players got plenty of action as the team played to a 12-12 tie with Bridgeport, to make the final score 53-28.

Senior co-captain Joe Schwabb ran 12 times for 102 yards and rushed for two touchdowns while throwing for two more to pace North Haven's offense. Junior Jalon White chipped in with 11 runs for 83 yards and had touchdown runs of 5 and 35 yards. Senior Jason Cancel had a sack and 10 tackles to lead the Indian's defense.

North Haven (6-1) will face Foran High School this Friday night for their last regular season home game of the season.

Week 4 Game Schedule
10/21/11: Notre Dame Varsity 27, North Haven Varsity 12
10/22/11: Notre Dame Freshmen 21, North Haven Freshmen 0
10/22/11: Notre Dame JV 16, North Haven JV 15

Week 6

10/21: When this season began, the North Haven Varsity football team circled game number six on their calendar as their toughest test - an away game rematch with Notre Dame. Many thought last year a win over the defending State Champion Green Knights was an improbible task, but their 3 point victory helped propel North Haven into last year's state playoffs. The Indians won their first five games this year and had a 14 regular season games win streak heading into the affair. Notre Dame was 3-2, but their losses were to top 5 teams Xavier and Daniel Hand.

The Indians came out fired up and won the coin toss and in unusal fashion opted to receive the ball. North Haven then went on a 7 plus minute 76 yard drive that culminated with Jaon White's 6 yard run for a touchdown. The kick that followed was blocked, so North Haven's lead stayed at 6-0. But the fire was still burning and the defense came out with an intense furvor and forced the Green Knights to punt after 3 quick plays. A bounding kick appeared to hit a Notre Dame player at the 25 yard line, and then the ball rolled towards the goal line and was downed at the 1. The missed call put North Haven in an inauspicious position pinned in at their own goal line. On the first play that followed, Sophomore Ethan Suraci fumbled in the end zone and Anthony Masucci recovered it for the Green Knights for a touchdown. The PAT kick gave Notre Dame a one point lead at 7-6.

North Haven stayed with their game plan and marched right down and scored again when Senior co-captain Joe Schwab hit Spencer Oakes with a 13 yard touchdown pass. The try for two that followed was stopped so the lead stood at 12-7. Still sputtering on offense, the Green Knights turned the ball over on their next possession in their own end when Masucci dropped a fumble of his own and North Haven recovered. The Indains moved right down to the 6 yard line, but were called with a costly holding penalty and had to settle for a field goal try. Senior Jake Scafariello's kick appeared to go off the side of his foot and the ball squibbed its way down to the 1 yard line where it was downed. To this point in the game, North Haven led in total yards 207 to Notre Dame's 13 but only had a 5 point lead to show for it.

With only 3:14 to play in the half, the Green Knights took over the game from this point, putting together a 17 play, 99 yard drive and ultimately scored with 13 seconds left when their QB Nate Schambach fumbled at the goal line and Cameron Tucker recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. The PAT kick that followed gave Notre Dame a 14-12 lead at the half.

The teams played a scoreless third quarter as they traded punts until the Green Knights gained favorable field position and then worked a drive which ended with a 16 yard touchdown run from Tucker on the second play of the fourth quarter. The PAT kick was no good, so North Haven was still within reach - behind only 20-12. But the Indians could not put together a drive and ultimately were dealt a "knock out punch" when Green Knight Javon Grey took off for a 48-yard TD run with just under 3 minutes to play. The PAT kick that followed made the final score 27-12.

White led North Haven's offense with 16 carries for 85 yards and Schwab chipped in with 18 runs for 69 yards and completed 6 of 11 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. Seniors Mark Zurlis and Jason Cancel paced the defense with 11 tackles each. The Indians will host non Conference opponent Bridgeport Central (2-4) on Friday.

Week 5 Game Schedule
10/13/11: North Haven Freshmen 28, East Haven Freshmen 6
10/14: North Haven Varsity 47, East Haven Varsity 6
10/15: North Haven JV 53, East Haven JV 6

Week 5

10/13: The North Haven High Freshmen team traveled to East Haven and defeated the Yellow Jackets 28-6. East Haven ran back the opening kickoff for an 80 yard touchdown, but their try for extra point kick was blocked. North Haven came back and tied the score with a 15 yard by Tom Gallagher around the left side, and then Joe Corniello kicked the extra point for a 7-6 Indian lead. Cole Pecora had a 50 yard run for a touchdown in the second and Mike McKenna ran in a 2-point conversion to give North Haven a 15-6 lead. McKenna ran in an 80 yard touchdown on the last play of the half and Corniello drilled the extra point for a 22-6 lead. An interception, a fumble and several punts plagued the Indians in the second half, but Pecora took off for an 80 yard touchdown in the fourth. The kick that followed was no good, so the final was 28-6.

10/14: North Haven High School varsity football improved its 2011 season record to 5-0 with a dominating 47-6 victory over East Haven at home on Oct. 14. Six different players scored during the romp.

In the first quarter, the Indian offense racked up 28 points on four touchdowns to put this game out of reach early. Senior quarterback Joe Schwab ran in North Haven's first touchdown from 10 yards out, and then junior Jalon White returned an interception 50 yards for a quick 14-0 lead.

Sophomore Ethan Suraci broke through the middle on the Indians' next possession and took off for a 57-yard touchdown to up the score to 21-0. After another failed East Haven drive, White exploded through the line and scampered 60 yards for his second touchdown of the quarter to give North Haven a 28-0 lead.

In the second quarter, Schwab connected with senior Spencer Oakes for an 11-yard touchdown pass and White followed on the next possession with an 81-yard touchdown sprint down the far right sideline to open the margin to 41 points.

Junior Quincy Pecora added a 39-yard touchdown run later in the third to end North Haven's scoring at 47-0. As the rain began to intensify, a snap from center was mishandled by the Indians and Rob Panella recovered it and returned it the other way for a 50-yard touchdown for East Haven to prevent a shutout.

White led North Haven's offense with 175 yards on only four carries, and had three touchdowns. Suraci added 81 yards and a touchdown on just three carries. Seniors Mark Zurlis (10 tackles), Jason Cancel (eight tackles) and Matt Manemeit (interception) led the Indians' defense.

10/15: The JV Indians took the opening kickoff and quickly fumbled it away but after quickly stopping East Haven and forcing them to punt, John Spencer ran it back for a 50 yard touchdown. The kick that followed was no good so North Haven was up 6-0. After an East Haven fumble, Johntavious Jones ran a sweep around the right side for a 30 yard touchdown and the Indians were up at the end of the first 13-0.

In the second, Jones ran to his right, found a wall, spun and redirected to come back around the left side and in for a 12-yard TD. Joe Corniello was good on the kick for a 20-0 lead. Cole Pecora followed with a 15 yard touchdown run and another Corniello kick made it 27-0 at the half.

The second half opened with North Haven kicking off to the Yellow Jackets, but the Indians stopped East Haven cold, and then Christian Black ran in a 55 yard touchdown and after another Corniello kick, North Haven was rolling with a 34-0 lead.

I was told that the Indians outscored East Haven 19-6 in the fourth so the final score was 53-6 - and amazing and dominating performance by North Haven's JV team to improve to 4-1.

Week 4 Game Schedule
10/5/11: North Haven Freshmen 27, Sheehan Freshmen 6
10/6/11: North Haven Varsity 41, Sheehan Varsity 7
10/7/11: North Haven JV 41, Sheehan JV 22

Week 4

10/6: North Haven High School varsity football improved their 2011 season record to 4-0 with a road win over Sheehan High School on Oct. 6.

The victory enabled the Indians to improve their school record of consecutive regular season victories to 13. Along the way, they racked up 482 yards of rushing led, by junior Jalon White who had 14 carries for 129 yards.

Seniors JP DeVeglia (12 carries for 127 yards) and Joe Schwab (18 for 93) made significant contributions from the backfield as well. Five different players scored touchdowns, and senior place kicker Jake Scafariello was 4 of 5 on extra points. Sophomore Ethan Suraci kicked the final extra point in the fourth quarter. North Haven's defense was suffocating in this game, limiting the pass heavy Titans to only two completions for negative-two yards. Moreover, Indian defenders allowed just 83 yards of rushing. Schwab intercepted a pass in the first quarter as the Indians scored twice in the frame, the first by JP DeVeglia from seven yards out and the second on Senior Brian Erickson's 44-yard pass reception down the far left sideline to open up a 13-0 lead. In the second quarter, North Haven put together a nice drive and closed out the half with a 20-0 advantage after Schwab made it around the right side and in for a two-yard touchdown. It was all Indians in the second half. DeVeglia scored his second touchdown of the game with a 21-yard run. Freshmen Johntavious Jones ran in a 12-yarder to up the lead to 34-0 at the start of the fourth quarter and junior Eric Calafiore added a final score with 1:29 to play to increase the margin to 41-0.

On the ensuing kickoff, Jeremy Gannon took it the other way for an 83-yard touchdown run for Sheehan to make the final score 41-7.

10/5: Tom Gallagher led the North Haven Freshmen team to a 27-6 win over Sheehan with 3 touchdown runs. The Indians took the opening kickoff and moved right down in close before Gallagher, within a pile of players, moved across the line for a touchdown. The run for conversion was stopped and North Haven had a 6-0 lead. Sheehan retaliated with a quick drive that consisted of mostly passes and tied the score, but their pass attempt for 2 failed and the score remained at 6-6. Gallagher took off an a 50 yard run and Joe Corniello kicked the extra point to make it 13-6 at the end of the first. Gallagher scored on a short run in the second and Corniello made his second kick to make the score 20-7 at the half. Sheehan took the second half kickoff and quickly fumbled it away. Gallagher picked up the loose ball and returned it the other way for 60 yards before being stopped near the goal line. North Haven fumbled it right back on the next play and the teams remained scoreless for most of the second half after that. Cole Pecora ran in a short touchdown in the fourth and Corniello made his 3rd kick to make the final score 27-6.

Week 3 Game Schedule
9/29/11: Branford Freshmen 42, North Haven Freshmen 41
9/30/11: North Haven Varsity 21, Branford Varsity 6
10/1/11: North Haven JV 41, Branford JV 0

Week 3

9/30: Sophomore Christian Black had a 9 yard touchdown run in the first quarter to help the Varsity Indians build a 7-0 lead on Branford. In the 2nd period, Justin Blood scored on a 9-yard touchdown run for the Hornets (1-2) but the snap on the extra point kick was bad and the kick was never attempted. Jalon White had 13 carries for 88 yards and scored on a 20-yard touchdown run in the 3rd quarter. Senior QB Joe Schwab had 17 carries for 75 yards, and added a 3-yard touchdown run in the 3rd quater, and was 4-for-7 passing for 81 yards for the Indians. Mark Zurlis led the defense with 15 tackles and an interception for the Indians (3-0). 10/1: Christian Black ran for a 10 yard touchdown and Michael Halloran threw for two more as the JV Indians opened up a 22-0 first quarter lead on Branford. Ryan Morcaldi added a short run for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter to give North Haven a 28-0 lead at the half. Johntavious Jones had a third quarter touchdown and North Haven added another to make the final score 41-0.

Week 2 Game Schedule
9/22/11: North Haven Freshmen 0, Hamden Freshmen 0
9/23/11: North Haven Varsity 28, Hamden Varsity 25
9/24/11: North Haven JV 28, Hamden JV 20

Week 2

9/23: The Varsity Indians played their first home game of the year and improved to 2-0 with a 28-25 win over a much improved Hamden team. Each team scores a touchdown in each quarter, but Jake Scafariello was successfull on all four of his extra point kicks, while Hamden was only 1-4. Joe Schwab ran 13 times for 110 yards and had a 63 yard TD run in the 1st quarter while Jalon White ran for 115 yards and 2 TDs. for North Haven. 9/22: The Freshmen Indians traveled to Hamden High School to take on the Green Dragons on the turf and came away with a 0-0 tie. Each team found it difficult to gain yards and each team turned the ball over on downs inside the other's 10 yard line multiple times.

Week 1 Game Schedule
9/14/11: North Haven Freshmen 42, Hillhouse Freshmen 12
9/16/11: North Haven Varsity 20, Hillhouse Varsity 19
9/17/11: Hillhouse JV 12, North Haven JV 6

Week 1

Indian football opens 2011 with upset win over Hillhouse

By blocking a last-minute field goal attempt, North Haven High School varsity football opened the 2011 regular season with a 20-19 upset of Hillhouse, Connecticut's fourth ranked team and last year's Class M Champion.

On their first possession on Sept. 16 at New Haven's Bowen Field, North Haven moved deep into the Hillhouse Academics' territory, but junior running back Jalon White was hit hard and lost a fumble. The Indians forced a quick punt, which was short, and then moved right back into scoring position, but missed a field goal.

Academic Andre Anderson then ran it 80 yards for a touchdown to give Hillhouse a 6-0 lead. The home team recovered an onside kick and moved down to the goal line for what looked like a sure-fire second score, but the Indians defense stuffed a fourth down attempt and North Haven took over on downs just inches from their own end zone.

The Indians ate up most of the second quarter by pounding the ball up the middle, moving 65 yards into Academic territory before turning possession over on downs. Hillhouse used the half's final moments to move back onto North Haven's side of the field and then scored on Anderson's second touchdown run, this one from 36 yards out to take a 13-0 lead into halftime.

North Haven scored first in the third quarter after senior quarterback Joe Schwab busted through the middle and scampered 11 yards for a touchdown. Senior place kicker Jake Scafariello kicked the extra point to cut the Hillhouse lead to 13-7. The Academics responded with a swift score on a 57-yard touchdown pass from Je'Vaughn Moore to Mike Washington to up thier lead to 19-7. The two-point conversion by Hillhouse was stopped, which eventually proved to be very critical at the end of the game.

North Haven's next drive ended with a long punt by Schwab, as the Indians' special team unit pinned Hillhouse back at their one-yard line.

After forcing a punt, North Haven capitalized by converting multiple fourth down opportunities before White appeared to be trapped behind the line of scrimmage inside the red zone. On third-and-goal from the 16, White threw up a wild pass while being tackled. The ball fell into the hands of Senior Joe Burr, who was wide open, and he ran it into the end zone to cut the Academics' lead to 19-13.

On the ensuing drive, the Indians' forced Hillhouse to punt and then ate up most of the rest of the fourth quarter on the ground before White broke through the middle and scored his second touchdown on a 15-yard run to tie the score at 19-19. Scafariello drilled the extra point to put North Haven up 20-19 with 1:44 to play.

But the game was far from over. Hillhouse took over on their 38-yard line and moved down to the Indians' 25-yard line before coming up against a fourth down and long. Athletic Je'Vaughn Moore zigzagged his way for 21 yards and spiked the ball to stop the clock and set up a last ditch field goal attempt with three seconds left on the clock. The Indians, however, stood tall and blocked the kick to preserve the one-point win as players, coaches and fans poured onto the field to celebrate.

Schwab had 30 carries and 144 yards and White had 24 carries for 110 yards for North Haven. The win puts the Indians at 1-0 and drops the Academics to 0-1. Today, North Haven will stage its first home game of the season, taking on the Green Dragons from Hamden.













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Week 2

9/19/13: Vanacore Field, North Haven 7:00 pm

Xavier Varsity 0 13 8 7 - 28
North Haven Varsity 7 14 0 21 - 42

425 Action Photos

9/19/12: Xavier HS, Middletown 4:00 pm

North Haven Freshmen 0 22 6 6 - 34
Xavier Freshmen 0 7 0 7 - 14

422 Action Photos

Week 1

9/13/13: Kennedy Stadium, Bridgeport 4:30 pm

North Haven Varsity 14 14 7 7 - 42
Bridgeport Central Varsity 0 0 0 8 - 8

392 Action Photos

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