Football: Foran drops high-scoring game to Sheehan
The Foran High football team took on Sheehan High on Friday night, and as expected the SCC matchup of state playoff contenders was a high-scoring affair.
In the end it was the Titans from Wallingford that came out on top, winning a 41-27 decision from the Lions at the Vito DeVito Complex in Milford.
Sheehan improved to 5-1 with the victory.
Foran is now 3-3.
The Titans’ Terrence Bogan ran for 234 yards, including touchdown runs of 44 and 1 yard.
The second came following his 38-yard run set up the insurance TD with 45.8 seconds remaining.
While Bogan’s ability to break off long runs keyed the Sheehan attack, Foran counted on quarterback Jared Hubler to grind out the yardage.
Hubler rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns,
Foran smartly moved 58 yards after the opening kickoff and Hubler scored on the eighth play of the drive with a 7-yard run. Zac Cleary added the PAT.
Max Tavitian returned an interception on Sheehan’s second possession 29 yards for a score and a 13-0 lead with 4:31 remaining in the opening period.
Jordan Davis took a counter play 48 yards on the third play of Sheehan’s next series and Wes Terzi’s PAT made it 13-7.
After an exchange of punts, and on the second play of the second quarter, Bogan ripped off a 44-yard TD run.
The PAT failed and the game was tied with 11:25 remaining in the half.
Sheehan intercepted three passes in the half, but couldn’t turn any of the takeaways into points and the teams went into intermission deadlocked at 13.
Sheehan took the lead on Terzi’s 11-yard waggle pass to Davis.
The extra point gave the Titans a 20-13 lead midway through the third.
Foran answered with a 77-yard drive that took eight plays to find the end zone.
Matt Kennedy and Matt Cruz powered the ground game and Hubler scored on a 2-yard run.
Cleary’s PAT tied the game with 3:21 left in the period.
The rivals kept changing the numbers on the scoreboard.
Braedon McCarthy took a shovel pass from Terzi and scored from a yard out to complete a 10-play drive with 34 seconds left in the third quarter.
Foran’s Cruz bulled in for a 1-yard score to finish a 56-yard march that took 12 plays and nearly six minutes off the clock.
Sheehan took possession with 6:54 left in the game and garnered three first downs, before Terzi threw to Davis for an 8-yard score with 4:01 on the clock.
Foran had the ball on its 46 to start its next possession.
A fleaflicker pass down the middle was incomplete and a pair of Hubler runs netted five yards.
On 4th-and-five, Hubler looked for Cleary at the yard marker, but the defense collapsed quickly and the ball came loose.
Sheehan scored its insurance touchdown on three runs by Bogan.