Football: Lions corral Mustangs in Challenge

Fueled by five touchdowns from Jake Kasuba, the Foran High football team sailed past visiting Fairfield Warde, 39-20, in the season-opening SCC-FCIAC Challenge at DeVito Sports Complex on Wednesday night.

Kasuba threw four long touchdown passes to lead the Lions to victory— two apiece to senior wide receivers Nick Weissauer (60 and 33 yards) and Sean Deegan (50 and 65 yards). The junior quarterback added a five-yard rushing down in the first half, as the Lions opened up a 24-7 advantage and never looked back.

Warde quarterback Brendan Bisack fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Ryan Brown to pull the Mustangs within 8-7 in the first quarter. That was as close as the Mustangs got, as Foran pulled away for the win.

Colin Ventura accounted for Warde’s other touchdowns, punching in a 3-yard run in the third quarter and returning a punt 72 yards for a score in the fourth quarter.

Anthony Kopatch and Dave McLenithan intercepted passes for the Lions.

Foran takes on fifth-ranked West Haven High next Friday at 4 p.m. at Ken Strong Stadium. Warde hosts league rival Trumbull High at Tetreau/Davis Field on Thursday at 7 p.m.

For the full game story, check out next week’s issue.