Blue Dragons’ defense comes out to play in pivotal third quarter, holding Hilltoppers to seven points in eventual 77-61 victory.
The Blue Dragons, who won just seven times last season, have speed, scorers, size, depth and a desire to get back to the state tournament.
The quicker the Blue Dragons get used to not having their top player this season, “the better they will be,” coach Rob Smernoff says.
Three Middletown High players had big roles in Blue Dragons’ winningest season in five years, including first-place finish in Colonial Division.
The 10U Little League Softball All-Stars beat Coginchaug to win the District 9 title, while the 8U Monarchs captured the fall league crown.
The choices are a big-armed QB, a sophomore ballcarrier, a sure-handed receiver and a two-way lineman who led MHS in tackles and sacks.
Rose Cunningham will join Bryant’s swimming and diving team and Grace DeRita will play softball at the University of Bridgeport.
Every week, the NFL team recognizes a high school coach in the tri-state area who “best serves the interests” of football.
Middletown walks off with championship when Colin Loria doubles home two runs in the seventh to defeat Windsor/Windsor Locks 7-6.
Middletown High graduate also has stepped up his game at Bryant, where he’s put the school’s club golf team on a better track.