NFA routs Newtown 63-21 in Class L quarterfinals

Buy Photo Tim Cook/The Day NFA's Marcus Outlow celebrates with friends on the NFA sideline after NFA defeated Newtown 63-21 in the Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Newtown — Norwich Free Academy erupted for five touchdowns in the third quarter, three by Marcus Outlow, and the Wildcats went on to rout fourth-seeded Newtown 63-21 in the Class LL state football playoff quarterfinals Wednesday night.

The No. 4 Wildcats (11-0) will play No. 1 Staples (10-0) in the semifinals on Sunday at a site and time to be determine.

Outlow caught touchdown passes of 56 and 65 yards from Ryer Caruso and also ran 58 yards for a touchdown with 36 seconds left in the quarter.

In between, Joey Paparelli scored his third TD of the night on a 34-yard run and Ramel Williams returned a punt 47 yards for a touchdown.

Khaleed Exum-Strong and Paparelli scored two touchdowns apiece in the first half to help the No. 4 Wildcats open a 28-14 halftime lead.

Exum-Strong gave the Wildcats a 14-0 lead with touchdown runs of 2 and 35 yards in the first quarter before Paparelli ran 17 yards for a TD with 5:01 left in the half and returned an interception 39 yards for another score with 1:56 left in the half.

NFA's Tuzar Skipper, left, and Ramel Williams celebrate NFA's 63-21 defeat of Newtown in the Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
Buy Photo Tim Cook/The Day NFA's Tuzar Skipper, left, and Ramel Williams celebrate NFA's 63-21 defeat of Newtown in the Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
NFA's Khaleed Exum-Strong finds a hole running it in for the touchdown with 1:12 remaining in the first quarter as NFA faces Newtown in the CIAC Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
Buy Photo Tim Cook/The Day NFA's Khaleed Exum-Strong finds a hole running it in for the touchdown with 1:12 remaining in the first quarter as NFA faces Newtown in the CIAC Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
NFA warms up on the sideline before the start of the Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
Buy Photo Tim Cook/The Day NFA warms up on the sideline before the start of the Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
NFA's Quarterback Joey Paparelli blasts into the endzone on a quarterback keeper for an NFA touchdown putting NFA up 21-0 with 5 minutes remaining in the second quarter against Newtown in the CIAC Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
Buy Photo Tim Cook/The Day NFA's Quarterback Joey Paparelli blasts into the endzone on a quarterback keeper for an NFA touchdown putting NFA up 21-0 with 5 minutes remaining in the second quarter against Newtown in the CIAC Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
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