Trumbull Eagles Off To Best Start Since 2010

Chris Rzasa
Senior Sports Editor

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The Trumbull Eagles football team is off to their best start since 2010. Through the first half of the season they are 5-1, losing only the first game of the season to Shelton by a whopping score of 20-57, but that was no indication of what was to come. Since then they have defeated Fairfield Warde 28-21, Stamford 42-6, Norwalk 28-6, and Westhill 49-16, and then defeating Greenwich in their most recent game, 50-44. Starting quarterback Nick Roberts may only have a 56% completion rate (97-173) he has thrown for 1,601 yards and 20 touchdowns. That’s about 266.8 yards a game and about 3 touchdowns a game.  Roberts also has 15 rushing yards on 9 carries. Roberts’s main target has been #7 TJ Hayduk who has 26 receptions for 472 yards. Roberts had this to say on why this year is so much better than the past two “The experience that we have on both sides of the ball. Zach Thompson, Phil Reardon, and myself have started since we were sophomores and Tj Hayduk and Nick De Rosa and Andrew Marino started last year. The experience is a big part. We’ve also been unhappy with where we were the past two years so we were eager for change”

One of the most important aspects of this team has been their defense. They have allowed an average of 25 points a game, but since Shelton they have allowed 18 points a game and only allowing 6 points twice. Another big component of their team has been the running back M.J. Cesare, who has rushed for 496 yards on 95 carries, averaging a very nice 5.22 yards per carry.

As of right now the Eagles are number 4 in the FCIAC behind Staples, New Canaan, and St. Joes. They play Staples in two weeks at home in a very important match up that could decide their playoffs fate.  Roberts has this to say on the Eagles plan for the rest of the season “Keep winning and keep getting better week to week. Practice has been great so far so we just need to continue and stay focused” Make sure to come out and support your Eagles football team for the rest of the season!

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