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2006 Class S Football Playoffs


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Class S Rosters: Ansonia | Bloomfield | Cromwell | North Branford*


Bloomfield vs. Ansonia
  1 2 3 4 OT Total
#2 Bloomfield (10-2-0) 0 0 6 6   12
#1 Ansonia (13*-0-0) 0 7 20 7   34

A - Taylor King 11 reception from Tristan Robers (Ron Bilodeau kick)
A - Alex Thomas 6 run (kick failed)
A - Thomas 44 run (Taylor pass to Dan DeGennaro)
A - Thomas Pitney 24 reception from Taylor King (kick failed)
B - Roderic Johnson 33 reception from Keenen Orie (run failed)
A - Thomas 39 run (Bilodeau kick)
B - Marcus Campbell 34 reception from Orie (run failed)

Game Story Courtesy of Waterbury Republican-American

NEW HAVEN - Alex Thomas and a stout defensive effort to a 34-12 victory over Bloomfield in the Class S championship game at chilly Jess Dow Field at Southern Connecticut State University.

In beating the Warhawks for the third time in five championship game matchups, the Chargers' captured a state record 15th state title in 21 championship game appearances.

Thomas lugged the ball 38 times for 257 yards, scoring three times on runs of 6, 44 and 39 yards. He bounced, bowled over and bruised his way to often tough yardage.

Indeed, most of Thomas' runs were of the 3-6 yard variety escape for several bolts. But aided by a front line led by 6-foot-3, 300 pound Eric Kuraczea, 270 pound Ryan Lawlor and 215 pound Corey Dubose and legs that never stop churning, Thomas found his openings.


North Branford vs. Ansonia
  1 2 3 4 OT Total
#4 North Branford (9-2-0) 0 7 0 7   14
#1 Ansonia (12*-0-0) 14 7 14 12   47

First quarter
A--Alex Thomas 19 run (Ron Bilodeau kick)
A--Alex Thomas 38 run (Bilodeau kick)
Second quarter
N--Matt Rossi 88 run (Ryan Lucey kick)
A--Tristan Roberts 2 run (Bilodeau kick)
Third quarter
A--Alex Thomas 16 run (Bilodeu kick)
A--Alex Thomas 56 run (Bilodeau kick)
Fourth quarter
A--Lorenzo Pittman 1 run (kick failed)
N--Ryan Lucey 3 run (Lucey kick)
A--Wilby Martin 64 run (no conversion attempted)

Game Story Courtesy of New Haven Register

ANSONIA - Junior running back Alex Thomas carried 26 times for 285 yards and four touchdowns to lead top-seeded Ansonia to a 47-14 victory over No. 4 North Branford in the Class S semifinals Tuesday at Jarvis Stadium.

Thomas scored on runs of 19 and 38 yards in the first quarter and scored from 16 and 56 yards in the third quarter before calling it a night for the Chargers (12-0), who will play Bloomfield in Saturday?s final. Ansonia, who is the top ranked team in both the state sports writers and coaches poll, is seeking their 15th state title.

The Chargers led 14-0 just three minutes into the first quarter before the Thunderbirds? (9-2) tried to rally. North Branford quarterback Matt Rossi scampered 88 yards to cut the lead in half.

However, on the ensuing series? Ansonia?s Tristan Roberts capped a 10-play drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to put the Chargers up 21-7 at halftime.

Lorenzo Pittman and Wilby Martin added touchdown runs in the second half for Ansonia.

Ryan Lucey scored on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter for North Branford. Rossi finished with 100 yards on 16 carries.

Cromwell vs. Bloomfield
  1 2 3 4 OT Total
#3 Cromwell (9-2-0) 7 7 0 0   14
#2 Bloomfield (10-1-0) 14 14 7 10   45

C - Austin Simmons 2 run (Alfredo Frausto kick)
B - Andre Delaire 48 run (kick blocked)
B - Marcus Cooper 36 pass from Keenen Orie (Andre Delaire run)
B - Andre Delaire 2 run (Peter Pecora kick)
B - Antionne Tyler 57 pass from Delaire (Pecora kick)
C - Tyshawn Prude 1 run (Frausto kick)
B - Delaire 7 run (Pecora kick)
B - Pecora 34 FG
B - Delaire 52 run (Pecora kick)

Game Story Courtesy of the Hartford Courant

BLOOMFIELD -- Andre Delaire rushed for four touchdowns and passed for a fifth as Bloomfield defeated Cromwell 45-14 in a CIAC Class S football semifinal Tuesday.

Delaire scored on a 48-yard touchdown run on Bloomfield's first possession in answer to Cromwell's 67-yard scoring drive with the opening kickoff.

Keenen Orie's 36-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Cooper on Bloomfield's second possession gave the War Hawks a 14-7 lead. On Bloomfield's next drive, Delaire scored from the 2 to make it 21-7.

Cromwell (9-2) made adjustments to stop Delaire's rushing game, but he dropped back on a halfback option and connected with Antionne Tyler for a 57-yard touchdown pass and a 28-7 second-quarter lead.

Tyshawn Prude's 1-yard rush cut the Panther's deficit to 28-14 with 12 seconds left in the half.

On the first possession of the second half, Delaire scored from 7 yards to give Bloomfield (10-1) a 35-14 lead.

Peter Pecora's 34-yard field goal made it 38-14, and Delaire ended the night the way it began, breaking loose for a 52-yard touchdown run behind Cooper's key block.