Football: Jonathan Law home to East Haven

The Jonathan Law football team will play host to East Haven High on Friday at 6 p.m.

Coach Erik Larka’s Lawmen went on the road and lost a dizzying 41-34 decision to SCC Tier III rival Guilford High on Friday.

“I liked our resiliency,” Larka said. “We fought back. Early, even when we weren’t scoring we were moving the ball. The kids can see the potential of what we can do. There is a lot to build on.”

Mitchell Smith threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns for the Lawmen. The senior quarterback ran for 94 yards and a two-point conversion. He passed for another two-pointer.

“Mitchell had a heckuva day,” Larka said. “Dean Pettway (two scores) and Ethan Saley (touchdown) both caught passes for more than one hundred yards total. Joe Mugford had a rushing touchdown.

“Joe Mola was all over the place making plays on defense. Justin Abe did a good job up front on defense.”

The host Indians were led by quarterback Aaron Korik, who rushed for four touchdowns. Ben Currier scored on a 4-yard run with 1:26 remaining with the winning touchdown.

Guilford took a 7-0 lead after one period. Law scored twice in the second quarter to trail 27-14 at the half. Law had the only score in the third period to cut the deficit to 27-20.

East Haven came back from a 13-0 deficit to outscore visiting Sheehan High 28-0 in the middle two quarters and win a 35-27 decision in its SCC Tier III opener.

The Easties’ Dominic Manna ran for scores of 7 and 1 yard in the second period.

Jay Donaldson added a 9-yard touchdown run. Mclay Marshall’s 66-yard scamper was the only score in the third quarter. Andrew Luzzin ran for a 3-yard touchdown in the final period. Evan Damian was perfect on his five conversion kicks.

Sheehan’s Zach Davis had scoring runs of 30, 91 and 64 yards. He also returned a punt 40 yards for a touchdown.

“We’ve seen East Haven in scrimmages and on film,” Larka said. “We’re expecting to meet a team that likes to run the ball. They have an aggressive line and we’ll have to gear up.”