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The Newtown (CT) varsity football team won Tuesday's home playoff game against Darien (CT) by a score of 26-16.

This game is a part of the "2018 Connecticut High School Football Playoff Brackets: CIAC - Class LL" tournament.

Q1Q2Q3Q4Final
Darien0201416
Newtown7120726
Final score provided by S. Fisher.
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Game Stats

Darien

Passing

#Athlete NameCompAttYdsC %AvgTDIntLngQB Rate
Team Totals2233254.66711.5212897.3
10Cooper Hancock (Sr)2233254.66711.5212897.3
Newtown

Passing

#Athlete NameCompAttYdsC %AvgTDIntLngQB Rate
Team Totals1024158.41715.803264.2
10Luke Melillo (Sr)1024158.41715.803264.2

Rushing

Darien has not entered any rushing stats.
Newtown

Rushing

#Athlete NameCarYdsAvgLngTD
Team Totals411844.5293
7Dan Mason (Sr)22974.4293
10Luke Melillo (Sr)14765.415
17Tucker Garrity (Sr)284.05
31Jeffrey Garrity (So)111.01
33Jared Dunn (Jr)221.02

Receiving

Darien has not entered any receiving stats.
Newtown

Receiving

#Athlete NameRecYdsAvgLngTD
Team Totals1015815.832
2Joseph Pagett (Sr)25628.032
7Dan Mason (Sr)2168.014
13Riley Ward (Jr)23015.024
17Tucker Garrity (Sr)12929.029
27Shea Talbot (Sr)3279.016

All Purpose Yards

Darien has not entered any all purpose yards stats.
Newtown

All Purpose Yards

#Athlete NameRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Team Totals184158625409
2Joseph Pagett (Sr)563288
4Jack Zingaro (Jr)55
7Dan Mason (Sr)9716113
10Luke Melillo (Sr)7676
13Riley Ward (Jr)303060
17Tucker Garrity (Sr)82937
27Shea Talbot (Sr)2727
31Jeffrey Garrity (So)11
33Jared Dunn (Jr)22
Darien

Total Yards

#Athlete NamePassRushRecTotal
Team Totals254254
10Cooper Hancock (Sr)254254
Newtown

Total Yards

#Athlete NamePassRushRecTotal
Team Totals158184158342
2Joseph Pagett (Sr)5656
7Dan Mason (Sr)9716113
10Luke Melillo (Sr)15876234
13Riley Ward (Jr)3030
17Tucker Garrity (Sr)82937
27Shea Talbot (Sr)2727
31Jeffrey Garrity (So)11
33Jared Dunn (Jr)22

Tackles

Darien has not entered any tackles stats.
Newtown

Tackles

#Athlete NameSoloAsstTot TcklsTFL
Team Totals389475.0
1Griffin Cross (Sr)33
2Joseph Pagett (Sr)112
3Will Swierbut (Jr)22
4Jack Zingaro (Jr)33
5Jack Mulligan (Jr)44
9Easton Ricks (Sr)4261.0
11Miles Ricks (Jr)11
17Tucker Garrity (Sr)11
21Matt Dubois (Sr)2131.0
26Tyler Griffin (Fr)2131.0
33Jared Dunn (Jr)7181.0
51Zach Loomis (Jr)314
95Joe Zeller (Sr)2131.0
99James Knox (Jr)44

Sacks

Darien has not entered any sacks stats.
Newtown

Sacks

#Athlete NameSacksYdlHurs
Team Totals2.0151
26Tyler Griffin (Fr)1.05
95Joe Zeller (Sr)1.010
99James Knox (Jr)1

Interceptions

Darien has not entered any interceptions stats.
Newtown

Interceptions

#Athlete NameIntInt YdsAvgPD
Team Totals155.02
2Joseph Pagett (Sr)2
4Jack Zingaro (Jr)155.0

Fumbles and Blocks

Darien has not entered any fumbles and blocks stats.
Newtown

Fumbles and Blocks

#Athlete NameFmb RecFR YdsCausBlk PntsBlk FGs
Team Totals201
2Joseph Pagett (Sr)101
11Miles Ricks (Jr)10

Kickoffs

Darien has not entered any kickoffs stats.
Newtown

Kickoffs

#Athlete NameKOYdsAvgLngTB
Team Totals631151.858
18Devin O'connell (Jr)631151.858

Punts

Darien has not entered any punts stats.
Newtown

Punts

#Athlete NamePYdsAvgLngIn 20
Team Totals724935.650
5Jack Mulligan (Jr)724935.650

Kickoff Returns

Darien has not entered any kickoff returns stats.
Newtown

Kickoff Returns

#Athlete NameRetsYdsAvgLng
Team Totals46215.532
2Joseph Pagett (Sr)23216.032
13Riley Ward (Jr)23015.017

Punt Returns

Darien has not entered any punt returns stats.
Newtown

Punt Returns

#Athlete NameRetsYdsAvgLngFCKR Yds
Team Totals62
2Joseph Pagett (Sr)32
13Riley Ward (Jr)30

Points

Darien has not entered any points stats.
Newtown

Points

#Athlete NameTDTD PtsConvSKick PtsTot Pts
Team Totals318826
7Dan Mason (Sr)31818
18Devin O'connell (Jr)88

PATs and Field Goals

Darien has not entered any pats and field goals stats.
Newtown

PATs and Field Goals

#Athlete NamePATAtt%FGAtt%LngTot
Team Totals23.7221.0328
18Devin O'connell (Jr)23.7221.0328

Touchdowns

Darien has not entered any touchdowns stats.
Newtown

Touchdowns

#Athlete NameTDRushTDRecTD FRTD IRTD PRTD KORTD Tot
Team Totals33
7Dan Mason (Sr)33

Recap Video

Game Story

Connecticut High School Football - Darien beaten by Newtown

November 27, 2018: Newtown, CT 06482

The Newtown Nighthawks topped the visiting Darien Blue Wave football team by a final score of 26-15 in Tuesday's non-league outing.

With the win, Newtown improves its record to 11-0 on the season. The Nighthawks travel to Greenwich (Greenwich, CT) to confront the Cardinals in a non-league outing on Sunday, December 2. The Cardinals go into the outing with a record of 11-0. Greenwich won 49-13 in their recent non-league outing against New Britain (New Britain, CT)

With the loss, Darien moves to 9-2 on the season. The Blue wave travel to Greenwich (Greenwich, NY) to confront the Witches in a non-league outing on Sunday, December 2. The Witches go into the outing with a record of 2-8. Greenwich lost 8-7 in their recent non-league outing against Tamarac (Troy, NY)

H LNighthawks Reporter
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  1. Check In

    1st Quarter
    0 - 7 The scorer has checked in. Darien 0, Newtown 7
    Posted @ 7:03p
  2. Game Attendance

    1st Quarter
    Attendance Hundreds
    Posted @ 7:03p
  3. 0 - 13

    Rushing Touchdown

    Newtown1st Quarter ~10 minutes to go
    Newtown - Rushing TD. Darien 0, Newtown 13
    Posted @ 7:04p
  4. 0 - 13

    Missed Point After

    Newtown1st Quarter ~10 minutes to go
    Newtown - PAT Missed. Darien 0, Newtown 13
    Posted @ 7:04p
  5. 0 - 13

    End of 1st Quarter

    2nd Quarter
    Darien 0, Newtown 13
    Posted @ 7:05p
  6. 0 - 7

    Score Correction

    Newtown2nd Quarter
    Score correction for Newtown in 2nd Quarter. Darien 0, Newtown 7
    Posted @ 7:06p
  7. 0 - 13

    Score Correction

    Newtown2nd Quarter
    Score correction for Newtown in 2nd Quarter. Darien 0, Newtown 13
    Posted @ 7:06p
  8. 0 - 16

    Field Goal

    Newtown2nd Quarter ~7 minutes to go
    Newtown - Field Goal. Darien 0, Newtown 16
    Posted @ 7:09p
  9. 2 - 16

    Safety

    Darien2nd Quarter ~3 minutes to go
    Darien - Safety. Darien 2, Newtown 16
    Posted @ 7:20p
  10. 2 - 19

    Field Goal

    Newtown2nd Quarter Under a minute
    Newtown - Field Goal. Darien 2, Newtown 19
    Posted @ 7:32p
  11. 2 - 19

    Halftime

    Halftime
    Darien 2, Newtown 19
    We noticed it's halftime, please enjoy this video while you wait for the action to resume.
    Posted @ 7:35p
  12. 2 - 19

    Start of 3rd Quarter

    Newtown3rd Quarter
    Newtown to kick off to Darien.
    Posted @ 7:59p
  13. 2 - 19

    Interception

    Newtown3rd Quarter ~11 minutes to go
    Newtown intercepts a Darien pass. Darien 2, Newtown 19
    Posted @ 8:01p
  14. Scorer Dropped Out

    3rd Quarter
    Posted @ 8:24p
  15. Check In

    3rd Quarter
    2 - 19 The scorer has checked in. Darien 2, Newtown 19
    Posted @ 8:27p

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Rankings & Records

Darien (18-19)

NationalCTClass
56564
OverallLeagueHomeAwayWin %League %PFPA
9-28-05-04-2.8181.000346104

Newtown (18-19)

NationalCTClass
43053
OverallLeagueHomeAwayWin %League %PFPA
11-15-06-05-1.9171.000450116

Team Scoring Averages

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Darien
2.88.57.86.031.5
Newtown
10.811.67.47.037.5

Darien

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Newtown

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Team Stat Comparison

DarienNewtown
94.9Rushing Yards Per Game209.8
205.6Passing Yards Per Game130.7
300.5Total Yards Per Game340.5
57.4Tackles Per Game41.4
2.7Sacks Per Game2.2
28.1Points Per Game36.5

Team Leaders

DarienNewtownNational Avg.
#28 Andrew Lucas64.8Rushing Yards Per Game#7 Dan Mason118.121.1
#10 Cooper Hancock192.2Passing Yards Per Game#10 Luke Melillo134.047.3
#10 Cooper Hancock192.4Total Yards Per Game#10 Luke Melillo171.636.3
#54 Connor Fay8.8Tackles Per Game#9 Easton Ricks5.32.9
#52 Will Bothwell0.7Sacks Per Game#51 Trevor Hislop1.00.2
#21 Will Kirby11.4Points Per Game#7 Dan Mason16.92.2

Record Breakdown

Darien (18-19)

Newtown (18-19)

9-2
Overall
11-1
8-0
League
5-0
1-1
Non-League
5-0
0-1
Head to Head
1-0
0-0
Common Opponent
0-0
5-0
Home
6-0
4-2
Away
5-1
0-0
Neutral
0-0
0-1
Playoff
1-1
9-2
In-State
11-1
0-0
Out-of-State
0-0