STODDARD BOWL: Maloney 2021, game by game

Game 1 (Sept. 10): Southington 13, Maloney 7

Angel Arce and Austin Studley connected on a first-half touchdown, but the host Blue Knights rallied in the second half, scoring the winning TD with 1:14 to play. QB Angel Arce completed 18 of 33 passes for 178 yards. Ian Graham (10-119) was his principal target. The defense, led by linebacker Kuran Wiggins (6 tackles), allowed just 31 rushing yards.

Game 2 (Sept. 17): Maloney 33, Conard 14

The Spartans returned home to Falcon Field and shed a small early deficit against the Chieftains to score their first victory of 2021. Spencer Studley filled in for an injured Angel Arce at quarterback and threw for 102 yards, including a TD to Ian Graham. Kenny McMillan fueled the running game with 72 yards and three TDs. Kuran Wiggins picked off two passes.

Game 3 (Sept. 24): Maloney 21, Simsbury 14

Angel Arce’s 28-yard touchdown pass to Joziah Gonzalez late in the third quarter snapped a 14-14 and  proved to be the CCC Tier I game-winner at Falcon Field. It was Gonzalez’s second TD catch of the night. Arce had three TD tosses in all, throwing one to Tyree Flowers. Josh Boganski rushed for 150 yards. An end zone interception by Rashawn Shelton protected the lead in the fourth quarter.

Game 4 (Oct. 1): Maloney 28, East Hartford 21

Kenny McMillan rushed for the go-ahead TD with just over a minute to play and then registered a sack at midfield to bring this CCC Tier I clash in East Hartford to a close. Joziah Gonzalez, Tylee Flowers and Jack Fitzgerald picked off passes as the Spartans won their third straight. Angel Arce threw for a TD to Tylee Flowers and ran for a score.

Game 5 (Oct. 8): Maloney 28, Berlin 13

The Redcoats sprung for a pick-6 on Maloney’s first play from scrimmage and also burned the Spartans on a punt return. But that’s all Berlin could muster in a CCC showdown between 3-1 teams at Falcon Field. The defense didn’t allow any points and Josh Boganski led a ground-heavy attack with 230 yards and 3 TDs on 34 carries.

Game 6: (Oct. 22): Maloney 42, Xavier 13

The Spartans didn’t just pass their Alliance test against Xavier, they aced it. Angel Arce returned to form completing 15 of 18 passes for 230 yards and five touchdowns to four different receivers. The pivot point came early. Xavier was driving on its opening possession until Tylee Flowers picked off a pass at the Maloney 1. The Spartans took over and drove 99 yards for the icebreaking score.

Game 7 (Oct. 29): Maloney 42, New Britain 6

It took the Spartans a little over a quarter to get going in this CCC Tier 1 return to Falcon Field. Once they did, it was lights out. Aided by New Britain turnovers, Maloney scored on five straight possessions before halftime. Josh Boganski and Stone DeLeon rushed for scores, while Angel Arce ran for one and threw for two to Spencer Studley and Ian Graham. Johnny Rosado picked off a pass and Michael Reddick forced and recovered a fumble as the Spartans moved up to No. 2 in the Class L rankings.

Game 8 (Nov. 5): Maloney 49, Hall 18

Hall was undefeated, ranked in the top 10 in the state polls and No. 2 in the Class LL points. Maloney changed all that with four quarters of dominance in West Hartford. It was old-school stuff, with the Spartans serving up a diet of Josh Boganski. Running behind fullback Stone De’Leon and the O-line, Boganski carried 50 times for 320 yards and five TDs. In the Maloney record book, it was second to only Rahshon Spikes’ 331-yard game against Bristol Eastern in 1994.

Game 9 (Nov. 12): Maloney 48, Glastonbury 28

The Spartans were slow out of the gate in Glastonbury. It was scoreless after one quarter. Then, once Zakkai Moore scored his first of three touchdowns, the road show was rolling. Josh Boganski rushed for 210 yards, going over 1,000 for the season, and Ian Graham scored twice taking direct snaps out of the Wildcat. The defense came up with four interceptions, with Johnny Rosado pocketing two. With the win, Maloney secured at least a share of the CCC Tier 1 title.

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