Stamford's football team is suddenly one of the hottest teams in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The Black Knights won their third straight game, 21-7, over Danbury on Friday night at Boyle Stadium. Quarterback Bryan Boderick threw for two touchdowns, and the Stamford defense held the Hatters to 27 yards of total offense.
"We really try to play a physical brand of football, and we did that on both sides of the ball,'' first-year coach Bryan Hocter said. "They were much bigger in person than they showed on film, and we had our hands full with them."
Stamford's Matt Corcoran capped an eight-play, 67-yard drive with a 2-yard run with 8:42 left in the first quarter. On Danbury's next possession, Chandler Foster set the Black Knight's up deep in Danbury territory with an interception and run back. Two plays later, Boderick hit his brother Barry on a 31-yard scoring pass.
Danbury's Michael Dennis returned the kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown, and the game stayed stuck at 14-7 until the Black Knights put it away late in the fourth. Boderick threw a 34-yard strike to Jake Demetros off a play-action fake with 3:35 left in the game. "I knew that play was going to work when it came in from the sideline,'' Bryan Boderick said. "I couldn't wait to throw it." Demetros was alone behind the secondary and waltzed into the end zone.
Boderick completed six of 16 passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 43 yards. Running back Guarien Horton rushed for 114 yards on 15 carries. Stamford's defense bottled up the Hatters. Steven Samela, Tarek Bruce and Corcoran had sacks, and the clinching score was set up by a fumble recovery by Bruce. Trevor Kane also had an interception.
Stamford can make a statement next week when it meets undefeated Trumbull.
"We have a hard week ahead of us,'' Hocter said. "They're a big team. We have our work cut out for us."
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