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Red Devil Football Week #5 Primer

Up Next for the Red Devils      

Stratford thoroughly handled Pomperaug in all facets of the game on Saturday afternoon to improve its record to 4-0 on the year.  It is the first time the program has seen a 4-0 team since 2007.  The offense produced a well balanced attack, which rushed for 141 yards while passing for 165.  Three of the four touchdowns were scored by different players and Stratford even showed that if the situation arises they have a little bit of a kicking game.  Defensively, the Red Devils snuffed out all of Pomperaug’s attempts to get anything going.  They have been solid all year and continued that effort this week.

          This sets up probably the biggest game in the program’s history since it was in the state championship about 8 years ago.  This week the Red Devils will be taking on the defending class M state champions and longtime nemesis Brookfield.  The Bobcats will come into this game with a 3-1 record after handling Barlow last week.  Their lone loss is to league powerhouse Newtown.  Brookfield also has a solid win over New Fairfield another one of the league’s better teams.  The Red Devils will be looking to avenge some savage defeats over the past couple years at the hands of Brookfield.

           Offensively the Bobcats show an array of different sets.  They will be in some wing-T looks.  They will go shotgun but have three backs in the backfield.  They will go to traditional spread looks as well.  The biggest challenge is that Brookfield has always had a very tough running game.  They like to pull lineman and just try to overpower you.  They have several options of whom to hand the ball to.  This will be a big test for the stout Red Devil Defense.   The D-Line will need to be very tough and the Linebackers really have to wrap up and gang tackle.  Missed tackles could spell disaster against a team like this.

           Defensively Brookfield likes to use a four man front.  The will rotate between a 4-3 and a 4-4 look.  They often like to bring pressure with #9.  They occasionally will bring both middle backers and try to get extra pressure.  Up front they have some decent size in the middle and are pretty quick on the outside.  The Red Devils will again have to utilize many different people and the skill sets that they have to get good matchups.  They need to be efficient and effective when they have the football.  Just as they did this past week they will look to mix up the run and the pass to keep the defense off balance.

          Obviously one game does not make a season and the Red Devils have several big games after this one, but this is a big one and Stratford needs your support.  Brookfield is one of the toughest places to play in the league and it would be great to have a great cheering section there to support the squad.  Game time is 7 PM on Friday night.  Come out and cheer your Red Devils on to a 5-0 start.

Pomperaug    3    0    0    2    —    5
  Stratford       7   14  10   0     —    31

First quarter
P—Alfredo Mondragon-Velazquez 29 FG
S—Mar’quess Daniels 5 run (Anstis kick)
Second quarter
S—Devon Davidson 3 run (Anstis kick)
S—Marquess Daniels 83 pass from Connor Anstis (Anstis kick)
Third quarter
S—Fred Clark 30 pass from Connor Anstis (Anstis kick)
S—Connor Anstis 25 FG
Fourth quarter
P—penalized in end zone  safety
Team records: Stratford 4-0; Pomperaug 0-4


Girls Volleyball is having a Bottle and Can Drive on October 10th, from 11am-2pm at SHS, in the King St. parking lot, across from the softball field.

Post-Prom Committee is selling T-Shirts and anyone who buys a Post Prom T-shirt will be entered into the drawing for a $50 Visa Gift Card.  The Tees are $10 each and any orders or questions should be directed to Nina Chambers at nchambers143@yahoo.com.

Post Prom Committee is having a Clothing Drive on Saturday, October 17th from 10am - 2pm at the King Street Parking Lot.  Help them reach their $1K goal – we get paid for every pound of goods donated!  Plus, every donation also helps Big Brothers Big Sisters local mentoring program.

Items accepted: Clothes, handbags, shoes, and linens.  Let’s get together and stuff that truck!  If you have any questions please contact Nina Chambers at nchambers143@yahoo.com.  Thank you for your support!


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