Manchester 14, Newington 9
High School Football
Manchester 0 0 14 0 - 14
Newington 0 3 6 0 - 9
LAST SCORING PLAY: Manchester's Jamie Vega scores on a 9-yard pass from Junior Vasquez.
N-Kyle Armour 36 field goal, 1:10
M-Lisandro Maysonett 45 interception return (conversion failed), 10:53
N-Armour 14 pass from Jake Hedberg (kick failed), 4:30
M-Jamie Vega 9 pass from Junior Vasquez (Demetrius Evans pass from Vasquez), 3:05
FOURTH QUARTER: Newington drops to 2-2 on the season after a tough loss to Manchester and former coach Roy Roberts. ... Newington's Jake Hedberg bobbles the snap and is sacked by Manchester, ending the game. ... Newington takes over at Manchester 47 with 10 seconds to play after Manchester punt. ... Newington stops Manchester and forces a punt with 19.5 seconds to play. ... Manchester stuffs Newington on fourth and goal from the one and Manchester takes over at own 1 with 3:55 to go. ... Newington is facing a fourth and goal from the one with 4:02 to go. ... Manchester punts and Newington takes over at own 48 with 6:37 to go. ... Newington's Jake Hedberg is sacked on fourth and three and Manchester takes over at own 15 with 7:04 to play. ... Newington has a fourth and three on the Manchester 9. Newington calls timeout with 7:10 to go. ... Newington's Kyle Armour returns a Manchester punt 80 yards for a touchdown, but it's called back by a holding penalty. Newington takes over at Manchester 41 with 9:20 to go. ... Manchester has possession and the lead heading into the fourth quarter.
THIRD QUARTER: Newington punts and Manchester takes at own 26 with 1:16 to go. ... Manchester answers with a 9-yard touchdown pass from Junior Vasquez to Jamie Vega with 3:05 to go. After the two-point conversion, Manchester leads 14-9. ... Newington takes the lead on a Jake Hedberg 14-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Armour with 4:30 to go, 9-6. ... Manchester punts it back and Newington has it at own 26 with 7:40 to go. ... Newington punts and Manchester takes over at own 34 with 9:46 to go. ... Manchester's Lisandro Maysonett intercepts Newington and returns it 45 yards for a touchdown and 6-3 lead with 10:53 to go. ... Newington starts with the ball at own 37 with 11:49 to go after kickoff.
SECOND QUARTER: Manchester drove to the Newington 10, but with :3.6 seconds to go, its pass fell incomplete to end the half. ... Newington gets on the board with a 36-yard field goal by Kyle Armour with 1:10 to go. ... Andrew Grenier having a big day on defense for Newington, with two sacks and six quarterback hits. ... Manchester punts and Newington has it back at Manchester 33 with 4:30 to go. ... Both offenses struggling mightily in this game. ... Newington punts and Manchester has it at own 6 after great punt with 6:49 to go. ... Manchester punts and Newington takes over at own 19 with 8:28 to go. ... Newington punts and Manchester takes over at Newington 49 with 9:47 to go. ... Joram Sanchez intercepts Manchester and Newington takes over at own 20 with 10:50 to go. Both teams throwing away chance after chance to take control.
FIRST QUARTER: Newington punts and Manchester has the ball at own 42 as the first quarter closes. ... Mathias Smith intercepts Manchester and Newington takes over at own 3 with 1:57 to go. ... Newington turns ball over on downs and Manchester has it at own 47 with 3:01 to go. ... Manchester snaps the ball into the ground and Newington recovers at own 33 with 5:53 to go. ... Newington's Jake Hedberg is intercepted by Rashad Leggett and Manchester has the ball at Newington's 32 with 7:47 to go. ... Manchester punts and New Britain takes over at Manchester 44 with 9:06 to go. ... Manchester starts with the ball at its own 17.
GAME NOTES: Newington is 2-1 this season with wins against Fitch and Conard and a loss to Hall. Manchester, led by former Newington head coach Roy Roberts, is 0-3, with losses to Windsor, Southington and New Britain. Our open thread for comments and questions is back, so make sure to connect with fellow fans and us at the game below. Full preview coverage at newbritainherald.com/sports