Panthers outlast New Milford in high-scoring battle

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Dylan Jackson hands the ball off to Jason Champagne during a home game this fall. Jackson, Champagne and the Panthers have a bye this week, and return home to face Bunnell Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m.

NEW MILFORD, CT — Masuk High’s football team outlasted host New Milford 36-28 in a battle of South-West Conference foes on Friday night. Both teams stand at 2-2 overall heading into the bye week.

“It’s a great win. It’s hard to get wins. Especially with what happened to us early in the season,” said Masuk Coach Steve Christy, referring to a pair of tough losses in which his team held late leads. “It’s great to get a win in a hostile environment.”

Quarterback Dylan Jackson completed 22 of 29 pass attempts for 230 yards. Shane Walker had 13 receptions for 181 yards. Jason Champagne rushed 19 times for 126 yards and Ryan Fidelli carried seven times for 23 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns.

Masuk totaled 186 yards rushing on 36 carries and racked up more than 400 yards of total offense.

The Panthers will host Bunnell on Friday, Oct. 14; kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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