WEST HARTFOD - The home team kept it close in the first half, but the Southington High football team pulled away in the second to post a 49-13 victory on the road over Conard on Thursday night.
Quarterback Will Barmore was 20-for-28 passing for the Blue Knights for 227 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions. Tim O’Shea caught all three TD passes, making a total of 11 receptions for 115 yards. Tanner LaRosa led the running game with 11 rushes for 97 yards, including two touchdowns.
LaRosa got the scoring started with a 42-yard run in the first quarter, with Evin Johanns kicking the first of his seven extra points on the night. After Conard’s David Regan kicked a 25-yard field goal, Ian Agnew made it 14-3 with a four-yard run for Southington.
Regan kicked another 25-yard field goal to open the scoring in the second quarter, but O’Shea made it 21-6 with a 40-yard pass reception from Barmore. Later in the quarter, Conard’s Silas Bridges caught a 20-yard pass from Jack Moore, with Regan providing the extra point, to cut the gap to 21-13.
But O’Shea caught a 10-yard pass from Barmore to increase the Blue Knights’ lead to 28-13 at halftime.
Then the second half belonged to Southington.
In the third quarter, Joe Koczera scored on a 2-yard run and LaRosa drove the ball in from 1 yard out for 42-13 lead. O’Shea capped the scoring in the fourth quarter on a 2-yard pass reception from Barmore.
Southington improved to 4-0, while Conard fell to 2-2.