Law put it all together in victory over Trojans

Jonathan Law defeated Lyman Hall, 30-7, in an SCC road football game in Wallingford on Friday, Nov. 13. The Lawmen’s first victory of the season came because of a balanced performance against the Trojans.

“We got great field position because of our special teams, led by the punting of Roland Foerster,” Law head coach Derrick Lewis said. “Our defense played as well as we could have imagined. On offense we took some of the pressure off (quarterback) Mitchell Smith with better ball control.

“Our o-line played much better. Brandon Chiaraluce was back from a concussion at one guard and Vin Sementelli was at the other. Joe Coury was at right tackle, Brendan Ahearn at left tackle and Andrew Paulus was our center. They did the job creating holes to run through.”

Those holes were a coach’s-wish being answered, because Lewis wanted to limit some of the throws being made by Smith.

“He is a 16-year-old kid playing for the first time,” Lewis said. “He has done very well, but it doesn’t help him having to carry the offense and throw twenty-five passes a game. Tonight he did a good job setting the tempo and managing the game.”

Smith completed a crisp 8 of 12 passes for 158 yards.

Dennis Theis opened the scoring with a 4-yard run and David Patrick rushed for a 2-yard touchdown. Cole Egersheim booted the second of his four conversion kicks for a 14-0 advantage.

Logan Danville found the end zone on an 11-yard run, as Law broke on top 21-0 before Lyman Hall cut into the lead before the half.

Law’s defense took over in the final two periods and accounted for all the scoring.

“Joe Coury is the MVP of our team,” Lewis said. “He had eight tackles and three were for losses. He returned an interception for a touchdown. Logan Danville made some great stops and had the tackle for the (two point) safety.

“Those scores were set up by Foerster. He had three punts inside the five and that flipped the field for us,” Lewis said. “We talked all week in practice about this game being an opportunity to right some wrongs.”

Law will take a 1-8 record into its Thanksgiving Day 10:30 a.m. home game with Foran High, who will bring with it a 6-3 record.