Fischer, a Livingston High School graduate, connected on all three touchdowns, a 14-yarder to sophomore tight end David Clapp (Point Pleasant, NJ), a 34-yard scoring toss to freshman Dan Keegan (Fairfield, NJ) and a 20-yard TD to freshman flanker to Byron Lewin (Carteret, NJ) before the Red Hawks went into the locker room with a 24-0 advantage at intermission.
Junior kicker Marco Capozzoli (Bloomfield, NJ) sandwiched
a 41-yard field goal around the aerial barrage with 4:29 remaining in
the second quarter. He was a perfect five-of-five on extra-point
attempts for a total of eight points on the afternoon.
would not surrender and came out of the locker room throwing. Junior
quarterback James Williams (Wolcott, CT) found Keith Rosedom (Stamford,
CT) open in the flat for a six-yard score with 9:07 remaining in the
third quarter. That completion capped off an 11-play 72-yard drive to
begin the second half. Williams connected with Allan Bowen (Hamden,
CT) for the two-point conversion and WestConn trailed, 24-8.
Williams finished the day completing 17 of 35 passes for 181 yards and was picked off once.
State, 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference
clamped down on defense and went on to score two unanswered touchdowns
the rest of the way. Jason Scott (Bayville, NY) recovered a blocked punt on WestConn’s 11 yard line and marched in untouched and Jeff Bliss (New Milford, NJ) capped off a busy day with a 10-yard touchdown run with 9:04 remaining in the game to wrap up the scoring for the Red Hawks.
Bliss finished the day with 23 carries for 78 yards and the one score. He had 15 carries and 61 yards before the recess.
WestConn’s ground attack depleted by injuries, Lionel Assie
(Bridgeport, CT) had a solid performance with 60 yards on 10 carries.