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Football 2017: HKHS vs. Valley Regional/Lyme Old Lyme

Submitted by Barth Keck.

The Haddam Killingworth High School Varsity football team was defeated by Valley Regional/Lyme Old Lyme football team in Higganum on Friday, November 17, 2017, with a final score of HK 7, Valley/LOL 22.


Photo above: Senior players and cheerleaders:  Football (L to R):  #5 Colin Ellsworth, #58 Trevor Hines, #26 Jake Frith, #65 Eric Giulini, #19 Ricky Carson, #3 Cody Ellex, #9 Alfonso Torres, #48 Kevin Dougherty, #42 Finn Miller.  Cheer (L to R):  Taylor Conklin, Samantha Briggs, Rebecca Salerno, Kelsey Shipman

Valley stopped H-K on fourth down at the one-yard-line late in third quarter to preserve a one-touchdown lead, and then put the game away on a Mike Cullina touchdown run with under four minutes left in the game. Cullina was 11 of 22 for 197 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Warrirors (9-1) over the Cougars in the annual Principal’s Cup game. Kevin Dougherty led all Cougar rushers with 44 yards on the ground, while Dalton Brown had an interception for H-K. “The kids played hard,” said H-K Coach Mike Baklik. “We didn’t finish drives or take advantage of our opportunities. You have to capitalize on your breaks.” The Cougars won four of their last five games, ending the season with a winning record of 6-4.

#19 Ricky Carson sacks the Valley quarterback


1Q: HK – Cody Ellex 1 run (Jordan Callahan kick)

2Q: V/LOL – Jaelen Arnum 14 pass from Mike Cullina (Brian Funk kick); V/LOL – Arnum 8 pass from Cullina (Funk kick)

4Q: V/LOL – Cullina 1 run (Cole Ensinger pass from Cullina)

V/LOL    0   14    0    8    22
HK           7     0    0    0      7

Photos by Chad Giulini.