East Lyme beats Waterford 34-13

Buy Photo Bob MacDonnell/Special to The Day East Lyme's Ben Keating, (20), at left, looks to grab a fumbled handoff by Waterford quarterback Seth Hoagland. Keating returned the fumble 48 yards for a touchdown that gave East Lyme a 12-0 lead en route to a 34-13 win.

East Lyme – East Lyme returned a pair of early fumbles for touchdowns to break the game open in the first half and the Vikings went on to defeat Waterford 34-13 in their annual Thanksgiving Day game.

After Ben Keating went 48 yards with a fumble recovery for a TD with 19 seconds left in the first quarter to make it 14-0, Zane Smallidge went 77 yards with a fumble just 13 seconds into the second quartedr to make it 20-0.

Eric Stirtan rushed for three touchdowns for the Vikings while Waterford's lone score came in the third quarter on Zach Hoagland's 5-yard touchdown pass to Donny Craig.

Waterford quarterback Seth Hoagland comes under pressure during first half action against East Lyme during the Thanksgiving game Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
Buy Photo Bob MacDonnell/Special to The Day Waterford quarterback Seth Hoagland comes under pressure during first half action against East Lyme during the Thanksgiving game Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
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