High-scoring Green Wave football found wins elusive
The tale of the New Milford High School football season could be summed up in just a few words.
The Green Wave found it challenging to stop the other teams from reaching its end zone while en route to a 3-8 record.
Coach Larry Badaracco's first edition of NMHS football might well have been the highest-scoring team in the program's 49-year history.
The Green Wave scored 337 points to average more than 33 per game.
Unfortunately, opponents scored 352, or nearly 35 per contest, and NMHS was unable to win its few close games.
The Green Wave took its lumps during its first three games on its way to September defeats to Newtown, Masuk and Stratford, but bounced back impressively to outplay Pomperaug, 46-2, Notre Dame of Fairfield, 53-10, and Kennedy of Waterbury, 48-8.
However, that was to be the end of NMHS' victories.
Bunnell, Joel Barlow, Bethel, Weston and New Fairfield each proceeded to score at least 34 points to close the book on the Green Wave campaign with a five-game losing skein.
Perhaps the local grid 11's best hope of victory during the second half of the season was during a 34-20 loss to Weston on Nov. 14 at NMHS, but the Trojans outscored Badaracco's crew, 34-20 (see photos).
The season closed Nov. 25 with a 36-14 defeat to host New Fairfield. The traditional Thanksgiving Day duel with the Rebels was played two days early due to the forecast of the following day's snowstorm.
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