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Football 2017: HKHS Vs. Old Saybrook/Westbrook

Submitted by Barth Keck. Photos by Chad Giulini.

The Haddam Killingworth High School Varsity football team defeated Old Saybrook/Westbrook at home on Friday, November 10, 2017, with a final score of H-K 14, Old Saybrook/Westbrook 7.

US Navy veteran Pat Murphy leads the Cougars onto the field

[Editor’s Note: For Veterans Day, the HKHS Football team invited any veterans to come to the game, and be honorary captains with the football team. Eight veterans attended, and US Navy veteran Pat Murphy led the Cougars onto the field prior to the game. Mr. Murphy was a Petty Officer 2nd Class who served five years with two tours to the Middle East.]

Jake Frith rushed for 91 yards on 13 carries with one touchdown as the Cougars (6-3) defeated the Rams (7-2) in Higganum. H-K’s James Murphy intercepted a pass on his own 37-yard line with just over three minutes remaining to stop an OSW comeback effort.

#48 Kevin Dougherty, #68 Trey Callender, and #26 Jake Frith share a sack and forced fumble

The Cougars were able to frustrate the Rams by shutting down their running game. HK defensive lineman Trey Callender played a particularly strong game with several tackles for a loss.

“This was a big win for us,” said H-K Head Coach Mike Baklik after the game. “To beat a playoff caliber team like Old Saybrook/Westbrook is a credit to the hard work of our kids and the belief they have in themselves.”

Summary:

1Q: HK – Cody Ellex 1 run (kick failed)

3Q: HK – Jake Frith 1 run (Dalton Modehn run)

#14 James Murphy celebrates after coming up with a big fourth quarter interception

4Q: OSW – Victor Pascoe 29 pass to Vincent Dyer (Cooper Pavlovich kick)

OSW    0     0     0     7     7
HK       6      0    8      0   14

Team records: HK – 6-3, OSW – 7-2

Next game — Principals’ Cup: Home vs. Valley/Old Lyme, Friday, November 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

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