Wreckers defense drops Wilton
WILTON — During the preseason, Staples coach Marce Petroccio raved about the explosive talent his team had on the offensive side of the ball.
That same talent was on display Friday night as the Wreckers knocked off Wilton on the road 49-3 .
“Like I said, we’ve got some weapons on offense,” Petroccio said. “And this offensive line is beginning to come together. We’re starting to jell.”
Senior running back Harris Levi followed up his stellar Week 1 performance with four more touchdown runs — the longest of which, a 40-yard scamper, gave the Wreckers their first points of the game.
While Levi and the offense continued to rack up the points, the Wilton offense — which gained over 350 yards in Week 1 — struggled to find its footing against a Wreckers defense that hasn’t allowed a touchdown this season.
Wilton coach Bruce Cunningham said his team was unable to dictate the line of scrimmage against the stout Wreckers line, and that is what lead to the frustrating offensive woes.
“Their defensive line dominated our offensive line,” he said. “If we can’t get the running game going, with what we do, then we’re going to struggle.”
Senior quarterback Danny Thompson, behind an offensive line that was making only its second start as a group, led the offense through the air, connecting with sophomore Jake Thaw for a 60-yard touchdown in the first half.
And again, to Max Lonergan in the second half from 13 yards out before finishing his night from the sidelines.
Thompson said with the the weapons this offense has, the sky is the limit.
“We’ve just got great athletes,” he said. “We go so deep. I think our depth has made us a lot better.”
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Former UConn standout and Connecticut native Marcus Easley was in attendance visiting former coach and current Staples assistant Craig Bruno.
Staples takes on Brien McMahon next week.
“We just can’t settle. We can’t be content with this. We’ve got to just keep putting up points.” — Staples senior quarterback Danny Thompson.
STAPLES 49, WILTON 3
STAPLES21 14 7 7—49
WILTON3 0 0 0—3
S—Harris Levi 40 run (Ben Van Der Mwere kick)
S—Levi 10 run (Van Der Mwere kick)
W—Will Sullivan field goal
S—Danny Thompson 60 pass Jake Thaw (Van Der Mwere kick)
S—Levi 5 run (Van Der Mwere kick)
S—Thompson 13 pass Max Lonergan (Van Der Mwere kick)
S—Levi 4 run (Van Der Mwere kick)
S— Michael Thompson 1 yard run (Van Der Mwere kick)
Records: Staples 2-0, Wilton 1-1.