FOOTBALL: Sheehan rides new playmakers to winning 41-point performance

FOOTBALL: Sheehan rides new playmakers to winning 41-point performance


WALLINGFORD — So how is the Sheehan offense going to be now that record-setting running back Zach Davis is off to Fordham University?

If Week 1 is any indication, the Titans are still going to put up big points. And they’ve got another Davis wearing No. 27 to help them along the way.

With junior quarterback Wes Terzi taking firm grip of the reins and sophomores Jordan Davis and Terrence Bogan having big nights, Sheehan beat Jonathan Law 41-26 at Riccitelli Field on Friday night to open the 2017 season and the defense of its SCC Tier III title.

The Titans led 34-0 by halftime and weathered a Law rally in the second half that cut the margin to 34-20 before Terzi applied the topper with a 10-yard TD run with 2:18 to play.

Bogan rushed for two touchdowns, including a 74-yard back-breaker late in the first half, while Davis, the younger brother of Zach, scored twice, once on a run and once on a pass from Terzi. Russell Rutkowksi also scored.

Sheehan’s new offense flexed its muscles immediately. Terzi connected with Davis on a 56-yard pass play that led to a 4-yard touchdown run by Rutkowski. The drive covered 70 yards and it took the Titans less than three minutes to make the march.

A fumbled punt recovered by T.J. DiPasquale gave Sheehan the ball on Law’s 17 and Terzi delivered a 12-yard scoring pass to Davis for a 13-0 lead with three minutes left in the opening quarter.

From there, Sheehan kept surging. Terzi connected with Aaron Simmons on a 54-yard pass to move into Law territory in the second quarter and Davis capped the drive with a 1-yard run.

In the wake of another Law 3-and-out, Davis took a screen pass and explosed for a 53-yard gain. Bogan finished the fourth Sheehan scoring drive with his first TD run, this from 12 yards, and Sheehan led 27-0 with 5:18 left in the first half.

Then came the crushing blow, delivered by Bogan: the 74-yard scoring burst right up the gut. A gut punch indeed. The Titans were up 34-0 at halftime

Law scored three straight touchdowns, two by Mike Plaskon, to get off the mat in the second half. Terzi’s TD run turned the final tide.


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