No late heroics for NFA in season opener

NFA's Jake Kenney gets by Xavier's Alec Pawlowicz for a gain after getting a hand off from quarterback Jayden Desilus, right, Friday during their game in Middletown.

MIDDLETOWN – There were no late game heroics for Norwich Free Academy in their first real football game in two years on Friday night.

No hook-and-lateral on the final play of the game to beat Killingly in 2019. No 10-yard touchdown toss with just six seconds left to tie Bacon Academy in an eventual overtime win also in 2019. And no clutch touchdown throw in the closing moments of a memorable win against Xavier on this same field in 2017.

Nope. There was no late magic for the Wildcats in a 31-19 season opening loss against the Falcons at McHugh Field.  

Xavier senior quarterback Drew Kron and senior running back DJ Wright were as good as advertised while making enough big plays to dampen NFA’s spirits.

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