By Ron P. Coderre
Footballs filled the air on Saturday, Sept. 26 as local prep schools kicked off the 2015 season with mixed results.  Hyde School-Woodstock and Pomfret School hit the road for their initial games of the season.  The Hyde Wolfpack traveled to Maine and the Griffins of Pomfret School were in North Andover, Mass.
Hyde made the long trip home from the Pine Tree state enjoyable with a 40-7 romp over Kent’s Hill in the Maine woods.  Pomfret’s journey, though somewhat shorter, was less pleasant as they lost to Brooks School 47-26.
Hyde Rolls Over Kent’s Hill
Hyde School-Woodstock scored 40 points in the first three quarters of its victory over Kent’s Hill before it allowed the home team to score a touchdown late in the final period.  Coach Sean Saucier’s Wolfpack defense was a big part of its success but it was the running of Jordan Burney that was the highlight of the afternoon.
Burney and the Wolfpack D put 33 points on the scoreboard prior to intermission.  Burney opened the scoring early in the contest with a 28-yard run to paydirt.  He followed that with scoring runs of 42, 21and 10 yards to complete his days work.  He totaled 155 yards on 10 carries to account for his four tallies.
The Wolfpack closed out the first half scoring in the air when quarterback Reese Norton connected with Teddy St. Louis on a 35-yard touchdown toss.  Norton was 3-for-4 on the afternoon for 71 yards through the air.  Sean Duffy closed out the Hyde scoring with a fourth-quarter 18-yard touchdown run.
The defense, which was led by Daylen Wiggins who posted three interceptions, recorded a first-period safety.  Omri West and St. Louis were credited with the safety, helping Hyde to its first victory of the season.
Pomfret Drops Opener
Pomfret School fell behind host Brooks School 47-13 in the first half and was never able to recover from the Brooks blitzkrieg.  Brooks called off the dogs in the second half.
Papa Sekyere was one of the bright spot for Pomfret as he recorded touchdown runs of 80 yards on a kickoff return and 78 yards from scrimmage.  Sekyere had 140 yards on 16 carries on the day.
Pomfret’s other scores came from Chris Rovero (2-yard run) and Thos Kuffour, who scored from 12 yards out.  The small Pomfret squad accounted for 303 yards on offense but the effort went for naught as Brooks was just too much for the outmanned Griffins.
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