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Redmen celebrate Senior Night with rout of St. Bernard

St. Bernard Saints - 2009 Season
Posted Sunday, November 22, 2009 by By Ron Codere
 It was Senior Night at Killingly High School and the Redmen football team celebrated in spectacular fashion, dominating St. Bernard/Norwich Tech, 45-14, on Friday night.

The four senior captains showed their appreciation to the Killingly faithful, all contributing in a big way.

Colin Beloin, who led a strong defensive effort, took a short opening kick on the Killingly 45-yard line and brought it to the Saints’ 25-yard line, where quarterback D.J. Grimes took over and ran in for a 20-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.

The play of Beloin and Grimes ignited the Killingly offense, which piled up 39 first-half points while holding the Saints scoreless.

Killingly scored three more times in the first quarter. The next tally came on a two-yard run by Anthoney Tetreault (11 rushes for 86 yards), the first of three touchdowns on the night for the senior captain.

He had another score at the end of the first quarter on a brilliant 65-yard run, and closed out his night’s work in the second period with a 12-yard touchdown, sending the Redmen to the locker room at intermission.

Josh Fortin (four catches for 81 yards) and Grimes hooked up for a pair of scores, the first touchdown coming on a 12-yard pass and the second on a 15-yard hook-up.

“It was Senior Night and the kids responded very positively,” said Killingly coach Chad Neal said. “We set the tone early with some great execution and early scoring. Our all-around play was very good.”

The second half belonged to the Killingly subs, who took advantage of their time on the field. T.J. Stucke carrying the ball 13 times for 63 yards and capped the scoring for the Redmen when he hit pay dirt on a two-yard run in the third quarter.

St. Bernard (0-9, 0-5) got a pair of scores late in the game. The first came on a Phil Jenkins-to-Will Gazlay 38-yard connection through the air, and the second came on a 36-yard run by sophomore Matt Derosier.

With the victory — their second straight — the Redmen (5-4) improved to 3-1 in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Small Division. Griswold and Stonington (4-1) in the conference have already clinched a share of the division crown.

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