FOOTBALL: Southington thumps Glastonbury, hoping injuries to QB, RB not serious

FOOTBALL: Southington thumps Glastonbury, hoping injuries to QB, RB not serious

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Quarterback Will Barmore threw for 300 yards and two TDs to lead Southington to a 35-6 CCC Division I victory over Simsbury at Falcon Field. | Justin Weekes, For the Record-Journal

GLASTONBURY — The Southington football team was dominant in a 34-7 CCC Division I crossover at Glastonbury High’s turf field on Friday night.

But the Blue Knights are hoping it doesn’t come at a cost. Starting quarterback Will Barmore (head) and starting running back Brandon Kohl (leg) left the game with injuries and did not return.

Barmore looks to have dodged a major injury. The senior signal-caller left the game with 9:26 left in the fourth quarter after taking a big hit on a Glastonbury roughing-the-passer penalty.

Southington coach Mike Drury said after the game Barmore’s departure was precautionary.

“It was more of my head just hitting the turf,” Barmore said. “I just got dinged up a little bit but I’m fine.”

Barmore was spot-on in the first half. He was 14-for-19 for 197 yards with two TDs and finished the game 15-for-23 for 211 yards and the two scores.

Barmore was a spotless 5-for-5, mixing in a few Kohl carries on the opening possession.

Barmore darted a pair of strikes to Tim O’Shea and Will Downes, then capped the 10-play drive in 3:36 on a 14-yard connection with Downes (6 catches, 98 yards).

In the midst of the first drive of the second quarter, Kohl went down with an apparent leg injury and did not return. It was a non-contact injury.

“We’ll see,” Drury said of Kohl’s status right after the game. “They are looking at a knee. We aren’t exactly sure what it is, but he was in good spirits.”

Junior Ian Agnew (18-69, 2 TD) came off the bench stepped in with three straight runs, the last a 1-yard TD plunge to give the Knights a 14-0 lead. It was Agnew’s first of two TDs on the day.

Sammy Thomson thwarted the next Glastonbury drive by intercepting quarterback Drew Daniels. It was his first of two picks on the day. On the previous play, Thomson was flagged for pass interference.

On the first drive of the second quarter, Barmore capped a TD scoring drive with a 13-yard pass to O’Shea (5 catches, 53 yards, with 10:08 left in the first half to make the score 21-0.

Tanner LaRosa was the featured back on the drive. He added a four-yard TD run for Southington with 2:21 left in the second quarter as the Blue Knights extended the lead to 28-0.

The Tomahawks’ highlight of the first half came from Ryan Molinari who took a reverse 90 yards for a kickoff return.

LaRosa countered with a 81-yard kickoff return down to the Glastonbury 4-yard line. Agnew plunged in for second TD of the game two plays later, this score was from two yards. Evan Johanns was 4-for-5 on PATs. A heavy rain slowed both offenses down considerably in a scoreless second half. This was the second season in a row the Southington defense didn’t surrender a point in Week 1.

Joe Koczera, Ian Hall and Ryan Montalvo had strong days as the Southington linebacking corps.Jacob Drena was the Southington quarterback for the final three offensive series.


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