The Southington Blue Knights kept rolling Friday night, taking down the Conard Chieftains 41-6, and securing the CCC West Division Title.
The newly-crowned division champs, and No. 1 team in the state struck early and often and never looked back. Jasen Rose had a monster game for Southington throwing for 367 yards and 5 touchdowns, after starting the game 13-13 with 185 yards. Despite some early penalties, the Blue Knights dominated both sides of the ball as they cruised to victory.
“This got us our division title, the one that got away from us last year,” head coach Mike Drury said. “It was great. We talked about this being our first championship goal, and what it’s like to play in a championship. You have to bring your A-game, you have to execute and compete and they did a good job of that tonight. I know the kids did a great job and we’re all excited.”
Southington High School’s football team may have won the Class LL Championship last season, but starting September 12th the team will have to defend that title in the season opener against Glastonbury.
The team has a new quarterback, Jasen Rose, after Steven Barmore went off to Yale. The past glory is in the past, according to head coach Mike Drury, and the team now needs to focus on the present.