Local roundup: Velez finds plenty to do in victory for Montville football
Montville — Marcus Velez scored touchdowns three different ways to help the Montville High School football team beat CREC 53-22 on Friday night.
Velez opened the scoring for the Indians (3-5) with a 10-yard scoring pass from Ryan Douchette. Velez then added an 81-yard kickoff return and a 64-yard punt return for scores in the second half.
Douchette threw three touchdown passes all together, including a 10-yard pass to Emmanual Mayfield and a 5-yard pass to Nehemiah Owens, and rushed for an 18-yard score. Montville led 27-0 at the half.
Mayfield contributed a five-yard touchdown run to complete the scoring and was 5-for-8 on point-after attempts.
In other games:
• Noah Charron, Kennard Tate, James Deichler and Tyler Nelli all scored touchdowns in Fitch's 29-3 win over Capital/Achievement First.
Steve Cantres added an interception and Nick Helbig recorded a sack for the Falcons (5-3).
• Freshman Mason Rubino's overtime goal lifted second-seeded Mitchell College into the New England Collegiate Conference championship game with a 1-0 win over third-seeded Eastern Nazarene in a game played at Connecticut College.
Rubino's goal was the first of his career. Christian Urena — who, like Rubino, is a Griswold High School alumnus — dribbled into the 18-yard box before sending a short cross to the front of the goal. Rubino collected the cross and scored on a one-touch volley in the 97th minute. Mariners (9-8) goalie Seth Strader, a Norwich Free Academy graduate, made five saves as Mitchell was outshot 19-7.
The Mariners will play at top-seeded Newbury at 1 p.m. Sunday. Newbury beat New England College 2-1 in the other semifinal Friday.
H.S. cross country
• The Williams School boys' and girls' cross country teams each claimed the individual champion and finished second overall in the SENE Championship in Granby, Mass.
Sophomore Hartmut Doerwaldt finished first in the 5K race in 17 minutes, 47 seconds, to lead the boys' team to its runner-up finish with 62 points. Also scoring were Philip Knowlton, third in 18:47; Hunter Dolphin, 15th in 21:04; Colin Ladd, 16th place in 21:06; and Jackson Meisner, 27th in 22:31.
Mary Madaus, also a sophomore, won the girls' race in 20:33, as the Blues finished with a team total of 33 points. Also scoring were Grace Cassineri, seventh in 23:42; Helen Godshall, eighth in 24:14; Sydney Swann, 10th in 25:54; and Anna Terry, 11th in 26:22.
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