Newtown HS Wins State Title in Dramatic Fashion on Anniversary of Sandy Hook

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December 15, 2019 - 9:42 am
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Saturday marked the seven-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Vigils and church services were held throughout the day as the town continues to heal from one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

At night, the Newtown High School football team turned what was a somber day into a joyous one.

The anniversary of the tragedy coincided with the Connecticut Class LL state championship football game, which featured an undefeated Newtown team going up against Darien.

With the game tied at 7 and three seconds remaining on the clock, it appeared destined to head to overtime. But on the final play, Newtown quarterback Jack Street connected with wide receiver Riley Ward on a 36-yard touchdown pass to win the state championship in dramatic fashion.

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