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Week 7 Wrap Up
B, C and D team players and cheerleaders traveled to Rocky Hill High...
Cheer Competition Wrap Up
On Saturday, October 18th, Haddam Killingworth Youth Cheerleading...
Annual Banquet, Booster Book & Other Reminders
Save The Date! Our annual end of season banquet will be held on...
Week 6 Wrap Up
On October 12th, the Cougars hosted four different teams at the HK...
Saturday 11/1 is youth night at the HK High School football game. ...
Week 5 Wrap Up
On Sunday October 5th, Haddam Killingworth Youth Football and Cheerleading...

Week 7 Wrap Up

B, C and D team players and cheerleaders traveled to Rocky Hill High School on Sunday, October 19th to play the Terriers.  The Cougar A team had a bye this week as Rocky Hill does not have an A team.  It was the first set of games this season played under seasonably cold temperatures and with a brisk wind.  


In the first game of the day, the B team fell to the host and undefeated Rocky Hill by a final score of 36-0.    


In C team action, Rocky Hill took a 7-0 lead when Ethan Bessoni forced a Rocky Hill fumble on the 5 yard line that bounced into the end zone and was recovered by a Terrier player.  After a pair of Rocky Hill scores, the Cougars would have their best scoring opportunity of the half as quarterback Tate Callender ran down the sidelines to the Rocky Hill 15 yard line with under a minute left in the half. The HK offense could not muster a score as time expired and the team settled for a 20-0 halftime deficit.  The HK defense stepped it up in the second half to hold Rocky Hill scoreless but the Cougars were again unable to find the end zone.  Cam Hines had a number of solo tackles, Jackson Salafia had a tackle in the backfield and Justice Mangiagli had a sack on the day.  Callender and Hines had 66 and 65 yards on the ground respectively and Hunter DiStasio had a spectacular 19 yard pass reception while under pressure from a Rocky Hill defender.  With the loss the team falls to 2-4-1 on the season.  


The H-K D-squad battled the undefeated Rocky Hill team on Sunday at Rocky Hill High School.  The team fought through the cold autumn weather and a very resilient Rocky Hill team, but fell short by a score of 19-12.  After closing the deficit to 12-6 with less than a minute left in the first half, the Cougars gave up a 60-yd touchdown run at the end of the first half.  The team showed its strength in the 2nd half by shutting down the Rocky Hill attack, but could only muster one touchdown run.  Standouts for the Cougars included Mason Sulzbach on the offensive line, Zenon Kolcio running the ball, and Jake McGrath on the defensive line.  The Cougars put their 5-2 record on the line against South Windsor at home this Sunday at 3pm to conclude their 2014 season.


UP NEXT:  On Sunday, October 26th HKYFA hosts South Windsor for the final games of the regular season.  The A, B, C and D teams play at11am9am1pm and 3pm respectively.   

by posted 10/24/2014
Cheer Competition Wrap Up

On Saturday, October 18th, Haddam Killingworth Youth Cheerleading participated in the 2014 CTYFL Cheer Competition at the XL Center in Hartford. The A team took home the coaches award in the A team small division, the B team took 1st place in the B team small division and the C team received the creativity award in the C team large division. The D team received a participation award as there is not a competition at that level. 

by posted 10/24/2014
Annual Banquet, Booster Book & Other Reminders

Save The Date!

Our annual end of season banquet will be held on Sunday November 23rd.

Location : Middletown Elks Club, 44 Maynard St. Middletown, CT.

Time:  Noon to 3.  (please arrive at 11:30 for check in)

Cost:  $15 per ticket.  Coaches and players are free.

*Tickets will be on sale this Sunday at our home game.  Two tickets will be available for each family in addition to their player.  This includes families with multiple players.   You may request extra tickets which will be honored on a first come first serve basis.  Please see Diane Phipps or Jenn Stanford at the apparel table Sunday for tickets and info. 

Jenn will also have some apparel items for half price this Sunday. What a great way to purchase some early Christmas gifts!

Kristy Coon from the C squad has been working on a can and bottle drive.  She will be accepting redeemable cans and bottles this Sunday, 10/26 at our home game.  Items can be dropped off near the concession trailer or brought directly to M&M Redemption Center on Monday 10/27 from 9-5.  All profits will go to the league.  Thanks Kristy!

The 2014 program and booster books are here!!  They will be given to cheerleading coaches or football team moms over the next few days for distribution to league families.  Each league participant (player or cheerleader) will receive 1 copy and the family will receive 1 additional copy.  If a league family has both a cheerleader and football player the books will be given to the cheerleading coach.  If a league family has multiple cheerleaders or multiple football players they will be given to the older teams cheerleading coach or football team mom.

by posted 10/23/2014
Week 6 Wrap Up

On October 12th, the Cougars hosted four different teams at the HK High School field. The A team played Bloomfield, the B team played Glastonbury-w, the C team played East Hartford and the D team played Durham. 

James Bruder of the A team scored a late touchdown and Marin Stancuna scored the extra point on a quarterback keeper as the Cougars avoided the shut out, falling by a final score of 39-7. It was the second loss at home to a tough Bloomfield team in as many weeks. Great defensive efforts on the day were had by Collin Mack (10 tackles) and Nick Proto (6 tackles). The team drops to 1-5 on the season. 

The B team, locked into a tough defensive battle with Glastonbury and a 0-0 tie at the half, continued the strong defensive effort into the second half. Both teams were unable to score until under 1 minute remaining in the game when Glastonbury, aided by an HK penalty which spotted the ball at the 5 yard line, ran in for the game winning touchdown. The HK defense was led by John Bruder, Dalton Modehn and Andrew Wiese, the later two players both having interceptions in the game. Vince Fucci also caused and recovered a fumble. Dalton Brown caught a pair of James Murphy passes and Dylan Kasperzyk had a number of clutch runs for the Cougars. 

In C team action, Tate Callender scored on a long run from the quarterback position and then ran in for the extra point to give the host Cougars a 7-0 lead. Owen Lelko intercepted an East Hartford pass but the Hornets would strip the ball and regain possession. East Hartford would add a touchdown in the 2nd period and the teams would settle for a 7-7 tie at the half. The Hornets would add another score in the 3rd period to take a 13-7 lead. With time running out in the 4th period, the Cougar hurry up offense drove the ball into Hornet territory on runs by Cam Hines and Callender but could not convert and turned the ball over on downs. With the loss the team falls to 2-3-1 on the season. 

The Haddam-Killingworth D Squad played their rivals from Durham-Middlefield for the 2nd time in the regular season. This match-up was hard fought, as was the first, and the Cougars were able to earn another victory and move to 5-1 on the season. The first half saw the Cougars run 20 plays from scrimmage on two long TD drives – keeping the ball away from the Falcons offense. The first Cougar TD was scored by Clark Burleson on a 7-yard run (PAT good, Cooper Savoy run) after two long runs from Jacob Maier and Zenon Kolcio. The second TD was a 26-yard TD pass from Maier to Burleson on a 4th-and-15 play with time winding down in the first half. The Cougars went into halftime with a 13-0 lead.

In the second half, both defenses played very well. The Falcons first possession resulted in a punt. The Cougars offense and Falcons defense then engaged in a 15-play battle, resulting in another Maier-to-Burleson TD pass (PAT, Kolcio run). Durham-Middlefield did not give up, executing a 6-play 62-yard drive to narrow the deficit to 20-7. The Falcons then successfully executed an on-side kick. However, the Cougars defense held strong and forced a turnover on downs.

Both the Cougar running attack (32 carries, 139 yards, 1TD) and passing game (3-for-3, 50 yards, 2 TDs) looked strong. Blocking from Jake McGrath, Alex Karber and Mason Sulzbach kept the offense moving. On the defensive side of the ball, the Cougars limited the Falcons to 5 first-downs and 128 total yards. Strong tackling by Cooper Savoy, Ryan Wiese and Wyatt Solosky led the Cougar defense. With the win the team improves to 5-1 on the season. 

UP NEXT: The B, C, and D teams travel to Rocky Hill High School on October 19th to play the Terriers. The teams play at 9am11am and 1pm respectively. The A team has a bye this week.

by posted 10/19/2014

Saturday 11/1 is youth night at the HK High School football game.  We play Old Saybrook at 6:30.  All of our football & cheerleaders are invited to go on the field at halftime.  They all also get a free hot dog, chips and a drink.


by posted 10/17/2014
Week 5 Wrap Up

On Sunday October 5th, Haddam Killingworth Youth Football and Cheerleading traveled to Glastonbury to take on the host Tomahawks in week 5 of the regular season.

In A team action, Glastonbury jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and added a touchdown in the second half for the 34-0 victory. Contributing on the defensive end for the Cougars were James Bruder, Zachary Marciniec, Nick Proto, Aiden Maher, Colin Mack, Chaz Martone and Michael Sonski. Marciniec also had a fumble recovery. With the loss the team drops to 1-4 on the season.

B team quarterback James Murphy connected on a 78 yard touchdown pass to Dalton Brown in the 2nd quarter of play as the visiting Cougars avoided the shutout and lost by a final score of 42-6. Despite the loss and remaining win less in the regular season, the team is confident that they can return to the competitive early season form that saw them lose the first three games by an average of only 6 points.

An early touchdown gave the Glastonbury C team a 6-0 lead but the Cougars would score the apparent equalizer on their next possession only to have it taken away due to a penalty. After taking over deep in their own territory, the Tomahawks would orchestrate a time consuming 19 play drive deep into HK territory. During the drive, the Cougars showed strength and patience on defense, forcing Glastonbury to finally turn the ball over on downs and keep the team to within a touchdown. Despite another outstanding defensive effort in the second half, the Cougar offense could not score and fell by a 6-0 margin. The defense was led by Vinnie Scileppi (6 tackles), Jackson Salafia and Cam Hines (5 tackles each) and Chaz Cosenza and Ethan Bessoni (4 tackles each). With the loss the team drops to 2-2-1 on the season.

Trailing 14-13 at the half, the Cougar D team defense and special teams played strong in the 2nd half of the game. As Glastonbury was moving the ball down the field on their first drive of the 2nd half, Bryce LaCoss made a tackle and forced a fumble that was recovered by the Cougars on the H-K 14 yard line. The Cougars then engineered a 9-play touchdown drive, keyed by a big 3rd down completion from Jacob Maier to Clark Burleson, and capped-off by a 39-yd run from Zenon Kolcio. After converting the PAT (Jacob Maier run), Kolcio angled the kickoff to an unoccupied area of the field and the kick was recovered by Connor Forman. Cooper Savoy finished an 8-play Cougar drive with a 14-yd run (PAT good, Maier run). The Cougar defense held until time expired for a final score of 27-14. Kolcio (11 carries, 179 yards) and Savoy (7 carries, 41 yards) each had 2 touchdowns on the day. The Cougar defense held Glastonbury to 51 yards on 15 plays in the 2nd half, led by LaCoss, Hunter Roth, Ryan Wiese and Gunnar Howes. The Cougar ground attack was terrific, racking up 242 yards on 22 carries. Blocking by Mason Sulzbach and Chris Rosario helped open holes for Cougar runners. With the win the team improves to 4-1 on the season.

UP NEXT: On October 12th, the Cougars host four different teams at the HK high school field. The A team plays Bloomfield (11am), the B team plays Glastonbury-w (9am), the C team plays East Hartford (1pm) and the D team plays Durham (3pm).

by posted 10/11/2014

by posted 08/21/2014
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