Ledyard, Valley/OL win H.S. football openers

JoJo Schumaker rushed for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Ledyard High School opened its 2013 football season with a 42-6 nonleague victory over RHAM on Thursday night at Bill Mignault Field.

The victory was the 100th of Jim Buonocore's coaching career.

Jordan Kowalski also had a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Colonels while quarterback Ty Ebdon was 7-for-13 in his debut for 134 yards and a 49-yard touchdown to River Thomas.

In other opening week action involving local schools:

Phil Cohen threw three touchdown passes and Chris Chiappa had three sacks and a fumble recovery to lead Valley Regional/Old Lyme to a 34-0 victory over Hyde in New Haven.

East Lyme trailed Middletown 7-0 just 1 minute and 12 seconds into the second quarter when heavy rain and severe lightning suspended play. The game will be resumed on Sunday in Middletown at 1:30 p.m.

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