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A Full Moon On Friday the 13th Brings Good Fortune To Amity

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Sep 132019
 

A full moon is said to bring out the crazy in people. But what will this Harvest Moon on Friday the 13th bring?

It was a beautiful fall-like day and a lucky one for Amity athletes. The Varsity Field Hockey team shut out Joel Barlow 3-0 at Amity.

Girls Volleyball Amity over Hamden 3-0. Boys Soccer Amity over Shelton 1-0.

And it was an amazing season opener for the Amity Football Team. They defeated Harding 34-20. This is a great start for the season, keep it up Spartans!

It’s a lovely clear night, so take a look at the moon before you turn in for the evening.

 

 

Football: Weidenfeller Makes Spectacular 99 Yard TD For Amity

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Oct 292016
 

Matt Weidenfeller (4) and Colin Beaulieu (11)

Matt Weidenfeller (4) and Colin Beaulieu (11)

On Friday night, Amity (1-5) took on Wilbur Cross (4-1) in Woodbridge.

After a very strong game — and near win [27-28] — last week in Branford, Amity hit the field with confidence, in spite of the odds.

In the first quarter, Amity was ahead 6-0, then in the second quarter with 5:07 left on the clock, another goal and 2 point conversion to bring their lead to 14-0.

After the Amity Dance Team gave a spirited halftime show, the Spartans came out onto the field with the same winning attitude that carried them through the first half.

In the third quarter, just as it appeared that the Governors were going to get onto the scoreboard, Amity Junior Matt Weidenfeller (4) intercepted a pass near the goal line and ran 99 yards to make a touchdown for the Spartans. Jordan Conn’s (27) kick was good and the Spartans had a solid 21-0 lead over the Governors.

Soon after, Amity Junior Luke Smith (10) crossed the goal line, but there was a flag on the play for holding, and the TD did not count.

When it seemed like Amity would enjoy a shut out, Kwane Taylor (1) made a move along the sideline and scored for Wilbur Cross with 6:44 remaining in the game. A 2 point conversion narrowed the margin but the Governors couldn’t do any better than that and the Amity Spartans won its second game of the season 21-8.

Records: Amity 2-5; Wilbur Cross 4-2

Here’s a shout out to all the fans from both sides who braved the cold to watch this game. Your support means a lot.

Next week, Amity is home again, this time against the evenly matched Hamden (2-5) High School

Football: Oh Yes They Did

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Sep 242016
 

spartan footballThe Amity Spartans Football team got off to a slow start this season with two losses, but Friday night, with seven players on the injured list, they came alive and showed fans that they could come out on top.

It was one of those confusing match-ups, where the opposing team had the same school colors – black and gold/yellow (Daniel Hand shares this color combination). So Jonathan Law wore its black uniforms and Amity opted to wear its “away” white uniforms help spectators keep things straight.

The Lawmen were first to get on the scoreboard with 7 points at 10:54 in the second quarter.

Amity fans hearts sunk, having seen this happen in past games and the Spartans weren’t able to catch up. But at 9:18 Colin Beaulieu (#11) made a powerful run and touchdown. Kicker Jordan Conn (#27), a Junior scored the extra point and tied the game.

Less than a minute later Beaulieu was at it again with a beautiful run and touchdown at 8:05.

The Spartans worked some magic for an extra 3 points making the score 16-7

With just :57 remaining in the first half, Beaulieu scored again, and Conn also was successful going into the half with a comfortable 23-7 lead.

Second Half

The Spartans had a phenomenal third quarter too, starting with a spectacular interception by junior Matt Weidenfeller (#4) on the 1 yard line and the jaw dropping 99-yard Touchdown run halfway through the quarter. This brought the score to 29-7.

Less than three minutes later, senior Al Pacelli (#85) made a touchdown but the kick was not good. Score: 35-7.

But wait, they weren’t done yet, with just 24 seconds left in the quarter, senior Paul Buda (#13) scored for the Spartans bringing his team to a 41-7 lead.

The fourth quarter belonged to the Lawmen so they could try to catch up.

At 6:45 they scored, narrowing the deficit to 41-14.

Then, with just 2:42 left in the game, they scored another touchdown ending the game with a 41-21 victory for the Spartans.

The Thrash of the Titans

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Sep 212013
 

Football 9-20By Nick Mirto

Orange Live Sports Writer 

After coming out chucking the football on the opening night of the season, the Spartans took to the ground in Week 2. And the game plan worked, as Amity steamrolled Sheehan 48-13 last night at William E. Johnson Field to advance to 2-0.

“We said ‘let’s try to run the ball,” Head Coach Burt Mozealous said.  “We got our offensive line going. To do that you have to have a good running attack.”

The running attack wasn’t good. It was unstoppable. To wit, Amity rushed for 307 yards on 33 carries – that’s a whopping 9.3 yards per carry.  Senior David Buono was the bell cow, running for 118 yards on 21 carries and 5 touchdowns. Junior Spencer Thomas rushed 8 times for 130 yards, including a 66-yard TD scamper. Senior captain Joe Choiniere ran 4 times for 59 yards and a TD.

“They looked for the right holes,” Mozealous said. “They had some jitters in the first game.”

Amity dented the scoreboard with 5:04 to go in the first quarter on Buono’s one yard plunge.  After getting the ball back after one of many Titan three and outs, Thomas caught a 19-yard screen pass and then ran for 20 more before Buono hit pay dirt again with a 24-yard scamper. Just 1:53 into the game, the trash of the Titans was on.

“We want to win games early,” Mozealous said.  “The games get tougher down the road.”

Defensively, senior linebacker Ben Feola sacked Sheehan quarterback Justin Lange and pressured him relentlessly.  Defensive lineman Michael Butler, who added three sacks in the second half, including two on back-to-back plays, was a constant force.  Junior defensive back Tyler Burns and Senior Cory Ricks were both ball hawks, closing quickly on Lange passes.   Defensively, Amity held Sheehan to 35 total yards in a first half that ended with Amity leading 27-0.

“That was a really good team effort on defense,” Mozealous said.  “We attacked, attacked, attacked.  They completed 17 screen passes last game. We didn’t let that happen this time.”

Lange was just 3-8 for 13 yards in the first half.  Conversely, Senior quarterback David Ryan was efficient, going 4-4 for 50 yards in the first half dominated by the Spartans.  Before intermission, Amity ran 27 plays for 233 yards and 10 first downs and controlled the time of possession.

Down big, Lange was 6-12 for 120 yards in the second half, mostly in garbage time. The Titans added 77 yards on the ground. However, Amity sealed the one-sided contest on an electrifying 55-yard punt return from Burns with 4 minutes left in the third quarter which set up a 5 yard Buono TD run to make the game 41-6.  Buono added a 26-yard TD – his fifth – on a 26-yard spring with 10:45 left in the 4th quarter to cap the scoring.