SW Bobcats Drop First Game of the Season to Hamden

Josh Hobbs

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The South Windsor Bobcats dropped their first game of the season on the road against the Hamden Green Dragons last Friday night. It was close for the majority of the game, but the Bobcats ultimately fell when the Green Dragons closed out the game with 14 points in the 4th quarter, sealing the win with a score 28-14. 

The Bobcats started off the season with a massive upset against the New Britain Hurricanes but were outplayed against a well-coached Hamden team. Hamden also came into Week 2 with a 1-0 record, when they defeated Bridgeport on their home opener by a score of 43-8. 

The Bobcats were faced with horrible luck when junior quarterback, Anthony Bellizzi sprained his ankle on a designed QB run play on the first play of the game. Bellizzi tried to make a comeback but was ultimately forced off and diagnosed with a high ankle sprain. Senior, Logan Daley replaced Bellizzi as the quarterback for the rest of the game and played fairly well. 

“When Bellizzi got hurt, my state of mind went down about our chances, but I still had faith in Logan to do his job,” senior linemen, Dan Kelly said, ”He is always preparing and practicing like he is starting every week, and everyone knows he is dedicated to what he does. “

For the majority of the game, the Bobcats failed to get a rhythm for the majority of the game, as they were given problems with Hamden’s pass rush, and good running game. Hamden also had two key interceptions that helped swing the outcome of the battle. One came in the first quarter when the Bobcats were in the red zone, and the other came when the Bobcats were marching down the field late in the game to tie the game. 

The Bobcats now sport a 1-2 record. They take the field next when they host Simsbury for a non-league challenge on Saturday, September 28th. South Windsor will meet a Trojans team coming off a 49-13 non-league win over Amity Regional (Woodbridge, CT). The Trojans record now stands at 3-0.