Video: Newtown wins title on final playJack Street hits Riley Ward for touchdown as time expires.
Of all the high school football state championship games played around the country this season, none will have more meaning than Connecticut's Class LL state championship game.
It certainly delivered in terms of drama, with the winning touchdown being scored as time expired.
But it goes a little deeper than that.
Saturday was the seventh anniversary of the second-deadliest mass school shooting in United States history. On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman killed 26 people –
most of them small children – at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Perhaps the 2019 Newtown
football team will be remembered for playing a small part in the long-term healing process for the community as it won the school's first state title since 1992 on Saturday in Trumbull.
As seen in the video above, Newtown quarterback Jack Street
connected with Riley Ward
on a 36-yard touchdown pass as time expired to give the Nighthawks a 13-7 win over Darien.
Ryan Lacey was on site to cover the game for the Gametime
. Click here
for a full recap of the championship contest.
After trailing 7-0 for much of the contest, Newtown tied the game with seven minutes to go on another connection between Street and Ward.
Newtown finished the season 13-0.