ROCKY HILL - The Rocky Hill High School football team is no longer in the running for a state title after a 15-14 defeat against Hyde Leadership in the Class S quarterfinal last Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Despite the snow, which postponed several other games, the Terriers took to McVicar Field with a large crowd cheering on the home team. However, Rocky Hill fans left disappointed that the team would not move on to compete in the Class S semifinal game.
Terriers Greg Marzilli, Chris Young, Alex DeNardo and Troy Syme made up 14 points in the last quarter but it wasn’t enough to come back from Hyde Leadership’s 15-0 lead heading in.
A missed opportunity to make up an extra point against the fifth-seeded school with 17 seconds left cost Rocky Hill. Hyde Leadership’s Ezekiel Nixon and William Burroughs deflected Marzilli’s kick.
Rocky Hill finished the season 9-2-0, with its only other loss to Berlin early in the season.
Hyde Leadership was defeated 41-13 in the semifinal game of the Class S tournament Sunday against Ansonia. Ansonia will face-off against North Branford Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.