Ledyard remains unbeaten with 39-20 victory over Lyman Hall
Wallingford — The Ledyard football team won again Friday night. The Colonels are 4-0 and off to their best start in years.
They weren’t full satisfied with their performance, however, because they knew they should have played better.
Ledyard dominated the first half against Lyman Hall but didn't play anywhere near as well in the second half of a 39-20 win.
The Colonels led at halftime, 27-8.
“You hear a lot about we’re a second half team, we’re a second half team,” Colonels head coach Mike Serricchio said. “Right now we’re a first half team. I think that comes with playing together for the first time. We have a young team. We’ve got kids who are playing for the first time. It’s the first football season in two years.
“All those excuses go out the window because we’ve got to get a lot of stuff fixed and we’re going to be going up against some really good teams here.”
Junior Ryan Outlow ran 24 times for 214 yards and three touchdowns for the Colonels.
“We tend to get a little slow as the game goes on,” Outlow said. “That’s due to us playing both sides. We just have to work on it.”
Junior James Green ran seven times for 112 yards and two touchdowns and had an interception for Ledyard. Sophomore quarterback Justin Outlow had five carries for 76 yards and a score.
The Colonels combined for 40 carries for 432 yards.
Outlow dove through the middle on the Colonels second play and ran for a 50-yard touchdown with 8 minutes, 20 seconds left in the first quarter. The extra point failed.
Outlow scored again on Ledyard’s second play of its next possession breaking from the middle of the formation and down the Colonels’ sideline for a 59-yard touchdown. He then caught a two-point conversion pass from Justin Outlow to put Ledyard ahead, 14-0, with 3:36 remaining in the first quarter.
Outlow scored his third touchdown on a 21-yard run with 9:56 left in the first half. The extra point was wide, but the Colonels pushed their lead to 20-0.
James Green took a pitch from Justin Outlow around the right side and drove himself into a Trojans’ defender at the goal line for a 15-yard touchdown. Jonah Eddy’s extra point extended Ledyard’s lead to 27-0 with 3:03 left in the half.
The Colonels got the ball back at their own 39 with 1:18 left in the half. They attempted a pass on first-and-10 from their 45 but Jake Seamans picked it off and returned it for a 57-yard touchdown. Senior Aiden Coratelli threw a two-point conversion pass to junior CP Pragano as Lyman cut its deficit to 27-8 with 21 seconds remaining in the half.
Lyman Hall scored twice in the fourth quarter.
“There’s going to come a time when those mistakes end up costing us,” Serricchio said. “(Tonight was) definitely not pretty, but a win is a win.”
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