Vitti, Kohl score twice as Southington football holds off late Hall rally

Published on Saturday, 5 October 2019 21:19


WEST HARTFORD - After having its matchup against Hall pushed back a day, the Southington football team viewed a Saturday game as a positive, some extra time to prepare.

Perhaps it was a good thing, perhaps not. If anything, the Blue Knights Saturday afternoon game against the Warriors, especially late, was anything but easy.

Southington saw a three-touchdown lead drastically shrink by the time the fourth quarter played out before holding on to beat Hall 28-21.

The Blue Knights (3-1) started well, scoring on their first three possessions and it looked like the rout was on from there.

Josh Vitti caught a 27-yard touchdown from Brady Lafferty, Dillon Kohl broke free for a 74-yard run and Lafferty found Vitti for a 13-yard strike to build a 21-0 lead before the second quarter even started. But the Warriors (2-2) cut it to 21-7 before the hall on 6-yard run by quarterback Matt Keller.

Kohl put Southington up by three touchdowns on the team’s first possession of the third quarter on a 10-yard run. Kohl finishes with 221 rushing yards. That’s when Hall made its move.

The Warriors scored on their next two possessions on runs by Keller. A 47-yard pass to Julian Baker set up the quarterback’s 1-yard run in the third, while a 28-yard reception by Gabe Salomons put Keller in position to score for the third time on the afternoon.

But that’s as close as the Blue Knights allowed it to get.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington on Saturday, 5 October 2019 21:19. Updated: Saturday, 5 October 2019 21:22.