Football: Foran High loses to North Haven

The Foran High football teams' Class M state playoff hopes were given a severe jolt Friday night, as the Lions dropped a 60-14 Southern Connecticut Conference road game to North Haven at Vanacore Field.

The Indians, who improved their record to 6-2, and are in contention for the Class L playoffs.

They jumped out to a quick lead, scoring three times in the first quarter before taking a 28-0 lead early in the second period on a 39-yard run by Noah Pasture.

Foran's Mark Wootton returned the following kickoff 74 yards for a score and the Lions trimmed North Haven's lead in half, at 28-14, when quarterback Jared Hubler hooked up with Victor Rios on a 51-yard TD pass completion.

Following a fumble recovery on North Haven's next series, Hubler had his team moving again before North Haven came up with an interception.

The Indians used two big plays on the next series to open up a 34-14 lead.

Zack Orth ran 23 yards from his own 10 out to the 33, before Mark Montano threw a short pass to Steven Erbe who ran it the rest of the way to complete a 77-yard play.

Orth's 56-yard TD run with 1:32 left in the half gave North Haven a 41-14 halftime lead.

North Haven rushed for over 400 yards and scored six touchdown on the ground.

The loss evened Foran's record at 4-4 and the Lions will meet Hillhouse next Friday night.

"We're not out of it yet," said Foran coach Jeff Bevino. "But we're going to have to win our last two games and we'll need some help from a few other teams."