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Connecticut Bowl as champions already

Posted Friday, November 28, 2008 by Anthony Della Calce, Sports Reporter
Windsor Gray and Windsor Locks entered the Connecticut Bowl as champions already. Both B squads had won their league titles - Windsor Gray in the Connecticut Youth Football League and Windsor Locks in the Northern Connecticut Football League - and had their eyes on capturing a state title by winning their equivalent of the Super Bowl.

Windsor Gray prevailed, winning 39-0 at Rocky Hill High School on an icy cold Saturday afternoon.

"I could not imagine it any better than this," said Scott MacGregor, Windsor Gray's head coach. "It was the culmination of a lot of hard work and a lot of fantastic effort on the part of the kids."
Philip Thomas, Windsor Locks' head coach, also commended the effort his players put forth in the game and all season. He said the team put in a new offense and the kids did a good job of learning it starting from day one.
"We put it together," Thomas said. "After the first game (of the season), we knew that we were a team to be reckoned with."

The Giants, though, proved to be too much for the Jets in the season's final game.
They were led on offense by their two-headed rushing attack of Jaylen Berry and Quaron Lawrence. The duo accounted for five of Windsor Gray's six touchdowns
"They've been our rocks all year," MacGregor said. "They're a tough one-two punch. You can't beat them."

On defense, the Giants were able to keep the Jets in check an even get in on the scoring. Evan Farrell returned an interception for a touchdown for the game's final points.
"We couldn't have played any better" MacGregor said
Both B squads received trophies after the game following what were two grade A seasons.
The Jets finished the regular season 6-2. In the playoffs, they beat Colchester and RHAM to reach the league title game, where they knocked off previously undefeated Tolland to earn a trip to the Connecticut Bowl. The Jets lost to Tolland when the two teams played in the regular season.

The Giants, who also finished the regular season 6-2, took an eerily similar path to the Connecticut Bowl. Following a win over Glastonbury White in the first round of the playoffs, they knocked off previously unbeaten Rocky Hill in the conference title game after having lost to the Terriers in the final week of the regular season. The Giants shut out Glastonbury Blue to win their league title.


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