The Berlin Redcoats faced the Bloomfield Warhawks on Friday, winning convincingly on the road, 37-0.
Despite the lopsided final score, the stage was set for a close matchup, as both teams entered the night undefeated at 7-0.
As the game began, the hype looked to be warranted, as neither team was able to score for the first nine minutes.
But as the game clock ticked below the 3-minute mark, the Redcoats struck first, with Alex Halkias running in a 22-yard touchdown.
And it wasn’t long before Halkias found the end-zone again, scoring on a similar rushing TD just two minutes later.
“Winning against a very good team by that margin is huge in terms of momentum for us going into future big games,” Halkias said.
The Redcoat defense was simply smothering against the Warhawks, including the pass protection from the Redcoat secondary.
Tony Undercuffler had two interceptions, one which likely prevented a Bloomfield TD.
Marco Scarano and Larry St. Pierre each also intercepted a pass. St. Pierre returned his pick for six.
Meanwhile, Scarano came through with eight tackles, including a sack.
Scarano also had a touchdown; a 44-yard run late in the first half.
“It’s up to us to execute and do what we do best, which is to just play Berlin football,” Scarano said.
Zach Hrubiec and kicker Giancarlo Tufano also scored for the Redcoats, who return to Sage Park Friday. They will face the Rocky Hill Terriers before coming up against neighboring rival New Britain the following week.