Killingly - Stonington High School erupted for 24 points in the third quarter to wipe out a 26-13 halftime deficit and the Bears went on to secure a 43-34 Eastern Connecticut Conference Small Division football victory over Killingly on Friday night.
Harry Calmar was a big key, running for touchdowns of 43 and 57 yards in the third quarter for the Bears (4-1, 1-0) and adding a two-point conversion. He also scored on a 4-yard run in the first half.
Jay Nieuwenhuis scored Stonington's first points of the second half on a 10-yard run and the Bears made three straight two-point conversions (Calmar's run and a pair of passes from Divante White to tight end Kyle Woodworth).
Zach Poirier's 19-run in the fourth quarter gave the Bears a 43-26 lead and completed a 30-point run. Killingly (0-4, 0-1) had taken an early 14-0 lead before the Bears finally got on the board when White threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Woodworth.
In other games:
• Marcus Outlow rushed for 120 yards on nine carries and scored three touchdowns as unbeaten Norwich Free Academy cruised to 47-6 victory over East Lyme in the ECC Large Division.
Outlow scored on runs of 9, 19 and 30 for the Wildcats (4-0, 3-0) while Ryer Caruso caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Joey Paparelli and also returned an interception 99 yards for another score.
Paparelli and Khaleed Exum-Strong each added 4-yard touchdown runs for NFA in the second half.
East Lyme (0-5, 0-3) averted a shutout in the fourth quarter when Michael Morgan ran 37 yards for a touchdown.
• John Rainey threw two touchdown passes to help lift Ledyard to a 21-7 win over Griswold, snapping the Colonels' two-game losing streak.
Griswold (3-2) led 7-0 after one quarter on a 7-yard touchdown run by Adam Davis and an extra point by Joe Gregory but Ledyard (3-2) tied the score at halftime when Rainey threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Chevy Perry and Christian Alvis followed with the extra point.
Jordan Kowalski caught a 3-yard TD pass from Rainey and JoJo Schumacher ran 8 yards for another score in the third quarter. Alvis followed both scores with extra points. Darnay Gray rushed for 98 yards on 15 carries and Schumacher had 71 yards on 13 carries for Ledyard.
• Hyde-New Haven outscored Valley Regional/Old Lyme 14-0 in the second half to pull away for a 28-13 win over a Pequot Football Conference Sassacus Division game.
Hyde (5-0, 5-0) led 14-13 at halftime then, after a scoreless third quarter, took a 21-13 lead when it drove 40 yards after a Valley fumble. Kevin Jones capped the drive with a 1-yard run. Hyde iced the game when Ezekiel Nixon returned an interception 73 yards for a touchdown with 42 seconds left in the game.
Phil Cohen threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Chris Jean-Pierre and Tyler Jaynes had a 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter for Valley Regional (3-2, 3-2). Justin Cheverier rushed nine times for 89 yards and Cohen rushed for 58 yards and passed for another 81 for Valley.