CANAAN — Wilcox Tech made a triumphant return to the varsity football stage Saturday afternoon, rolling to a 34-8 victory over MCW United at Housatonic High School.
The Indians prevailed behind monster games from running back Devario Reid, quarterback Derek Gendreau and linebacker Mike Mysatyukow. Reid rushed for 199 yards, Gendreau threw for 212 and Mysatyukow piled up 20 tackles, two sacks, a safety and a fumble recovery.
Jaheem Green added 10 tackles and Christian D'Agostino picked off a pass as the Indians held MCW United scoreless after the first quarter.
MCW United is a combination of Wolcott Tech, Housatonic and Wamogo. The tri-op led 8-6 at halftime before Wilcox reeled off 28 unanswered points in the second half, including 20 in the third quarter.
Reid broke free for three long touchdowns: a reception of 56 yards and runs of 75 and 51 yards.
The aerial TD was one of three thrown by Gendreau, who was an ultra-efficient 7-for-8 for 212 yards. His other TD passes went to Troy Mitchell (62 yards) and Jeremy Perez (20 yards).
The Indians play their home opener this Saturday against Thames River at Wilcox at 1 p.m.
The Hun School 16, Cheshire Academy 14: A fourth-quarter safety decided this season-opening prep game in Princeton, N.J.
The visiting Cats built a 14-0 lead by halftime only to see their hosts rally in the second half.
Jared Martino had a 1-yard TD for CA and Jack Brandon hauled in an 11-yard TD pass from Andre Carter. Jay Larose kicked both PATs.
Josh Henderson rallied The Hun School by scoring on a 10-yard run and then going 55 yards on a pass from Logan Clause.Cross country
Southington: The Blue Knights opened the season at the Big Red Invitational at Somers in Lincolndale, N.Y. Rookie Jackie Izzo ran in the freshman race and captured first place.
Cheshire: The Lady Rams finished seventh out of 21 teams as they opened the season at the Windham Invitational.
Hall captured the three-mile event behind overall winner Jenna Zydanowicz (18:25). Amanda Addesso (14th, 21:18) was the top runner for Cheshire.
The Rams also got scoring from Olivia Ferraro (47th, 23:02), Meghan Georgesco (52nd, 23:14), Rosie Marquez (66th, 24:12) and Brooke Daddio (67th, 24:21).
Lyman Hall: The Trojans opened the season at the Blue Dragon Invitational in Middletown.
The LH boys finished fourth led by Jack Murphy (12th, 17:14) and Aidan Weir (18th, 17:36). The Trojans also got scoring from Luke Horobin (31st, 18:08), Andrew Horobin (37th, 18:25) and Eric Lipka (44th, 18:42).
Top runners for the LH girls were Rachael Ruggiero (28th, 22:21), Kailey Lipka (30th, 22:23), Olivia Weir (50th, 23:34), Savannah Mangini (81st, 25:35) and Caitlyn Hughes (88th, 26:18).Boys soccer
Sheehan 9, East Haven 1: The Titans went wild in their season opener, waxing the Easties in a SCC crossover at Riccitelli Field.
Matt Marquis led the onslaught with three goals and one assist. Alberto Avila added two goals while Travis Christopher scored one goal and set up another..
The Titans also got goals from Tyler Jasinski, Mateo Ulloa and Andrew Saball. Luke Festa, Mark Amodio, Julio Serna and Noah Becker added assists.
Sheehan out-shot East Haven 21-2. Goalie Gabe Wells did not need to make a save.
Cheshire Academy 6, Wooster 1: Marco Barosi had the touch, scoring four goals for the Cats in their season opener at home.
Hazar Demirko and Luca Mazzella were the playmakers with three assists apiece. Owen Kempton had 11 saves in net.Girls Soccer
Southington 1, Conard 0: Natalie Verderame had the goal for the Lady Knights in their season-opening CCC West-Colonial win in West Hartford.
The strike came in the second half off an assist from Allison Carr. Olivia Sherwood posted five saves in the shutout.Field hockey
Cheshire 2, New Canaan 0: The Rams notched a big non-conference victory in New Canaan, blanking a fellow Class L contender behind goals from Annie Eddy and Mikayla Crowley and an eight-save shutout by Lexie Hemstock.
Eddy scored late in the first half off an assist from Nicole Salamone. Crowley connected for the insurance goal with 11:24 left in the second half.
Eddy added a defensive save as the Rams won their second game in as many days to get out to a 2-0 start and spoil New Canaan’s season opener.
Sheehan 4, North Haven 0: The Titans broke open a scoreless tie with four second-half goals in this SCC season opener under the Saturday night lights of Riccitelli Field.
Kyra Connolly scored two goals. Cait Velez and Marissa Galicia had one apiece. Kaylee Drobish chalked up two assists.
Darla Jagrosse tallied four saves in the shutout performance.