STODDARD BOWL: Platt 2021, game by game

Game 1 (Sept 10): Wethersfield 20, Platt 0

A rough return to action for the Panthers as the Eagles registered five sacks and two interceptions on opening night at Falcon Field. Junior Avery Robinson made his debut at quarterback for Platt.

Game 2 (Sept 17): Platt 43, Middletown 7

The Panthers wasted no time atoning for the Week 1 shutout. Platt chewed up the host Blue Dragons behind the three-headed running tandem of Amari Robinson, Zyair Coleman and Corey Ford. Robinson led the way with 127 yards, including a 52-yard TD, and a strip-and-go fumble recovery that he took 99 yards to the house.

Game 3 (Sept. 24): Platt 43, Enfield 14

Platt put up 43 points for a second straight week behind a dynamic game from Antwone Santiago and a breakout game from Avery Robinson. Santiago, the senior wide receiver, scored three times on a 60-yard punt return, 20-yard reception and 7-yard rush. Robinson, the junior QB, completed 12 of 18 passes for 206 yards. Zyair Coleman had a 100-yard rushing game with 110  yards on just six carries.

Game 4: (Oct. 1): Platt 33, Manchester 12

The Panthers scored on their first three drives and made defensive stops in their own territory on Manchester’s first three to post their third straight win. Platt also had two backs rush for 100 yards: Amari Robinson (15-150) and Zyair Coleman (10-109). Robinson also returned a punt 65 yards for a TD. RayQuan Bradshaw had an interception.

Game 5: (Oct. 15): Hall 39, Platt 38

The Panthers led for much of the night and were in position to pull off a major upset against undefeated Hall until the Warriors scored with just over five minutes to play and converted a two-point try to erase a 38-31 Platt lead. Platt’s field goal try from 44 yards out in the final minute was blocked. QB Avery Robinson rushed for three scores to lead the offense.

Game 6: (Oct. 22): Platt 22, Weston 21 (OT)

Dogged by turnovers, down 14-0 in the third quarter, the Panthers got it together, rallying to tie the game on Amari Robinson’s 33-yard run and Avery Robinson’s TD and 2-point conversion passes to Vittorio Church. In OT, Weston scored and kicked the PAT. Platt answered on Amari Robinson’s TD run, then went for the win and got it when Avery Robinson connected once more with Church on the 2-point try. 

Game 7 (Oct. 29): Windsor 47, Platt 31

The Panthers twice rallied from double-digit deficits to close within 3 points before the Warriors pulled away in a CCC Tier 2 showdown in Windsor that had heavy bearing on the Class L playoff race. Platt fell to 4-3 despite Avery Robinson’s 227 passing yards, including two touchdowns to Vittorio Church.

Game 8 (Nov. 5): Newington 39, Platt 22

The Nor’easters out-scored the Panthers in a CCC Tier 2 slugfest at Falcon Field behind QB Padraig Brown, who completed 23 of 32 passes for 338 yards — nine of them to Josiah Ross for 237 yards and 3 TDs. Antwone Santiago accounted for all 22 points for Platt. He hauled in TD passes of 37 and 34 yards, rushed for a short TD and converted a two-point try on a busted PAT attempt. The loss knocked Platt out of Class L playoff contention.

Game 9 (Nov. 12): Platt 24, Berlin 6

Relying heavily on the ground game on a fog-shrouded night at Falcon, the Panthers jumped on top of the Redcoats early and never let up. Amari Robinson (21-96) and Zyair Coleman (11-91) combined for 187 rushing yards, with Robinson scoring three TDs. Trent D’aniello connected on a 31-yard field goal, his fourth of the season. Andres Salas registered two sacks to lead the defense and RayQuan Bradshaw blocked a punt that led to a TD.

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