Much like the , the North Branford continued to dominate the competition offensively and shut down opponents defensively.
The T-Birds earned their second shutout in as many weeks as they took a 40-0 victory over East Hampton/Vinal Tech on Oct. 21 to stand at 4-1. This followed a 39-0 on Oct. 15.
North Branford also put up big numbers against with a 55-12 win on Sept. 30 and with a 48-47 season-opening loss on Sept. 16. limited North Branford to 18 points in the Sept. 23 contest, but the T-Birds’ defense was stingy as they took an 18-7 win.
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Against East Hampton, after a scoreless first quarter, North Branford took a 20-0 lead into halftime. Joe Delucia’s 98-yard touchdown run put North Branford on the board with Ryan Magnotti’s extra-point kick. Brandan Basil then connected with Chis Caron on a six-yard score before Basil hit Alex McGuigan for an eight-yard touchdown pass.
Basil threw for two more touchdowns in the third quarter and one in the fourth. Magnotti received the first pass–a 33-yard TD with Onofrio being on the receiving end of the last two scores, for five and nine yards, respectively.
Basil continued to showcase his talent as he went 16-for-26 passing for 235 yards and five touchdowns. Onofrio had three receptions for 38 yards and two TDs. McGuigan’s three receptions were good for 28 yards and a touchdown; Magnotti had a 33-yard TD reception and Caron gained 36 yards and scored on three receptions to go along with a 27-yard carry.
Delucia had two carries for 112 yards and a touchdown to go with two receptions for 40 yards. Dale Hausman carried the ball nine times for 54 yards and had three receptions for 60 yards.
Anthony Franco led the defense with 11 tackles, while Damoy Hunter, John Burke and Mitch Mongillo each had six tackles. Falanga and Christian Sgro had four tackles apiece with Sgro adding two sacks. Falanga and Mongillo each had a sack as well.