Stratford won its 2nd successive game Friday evening, defeating Bridgeport Central 34-6 at Penders Area.
“Certainly the confidence was there after winning a tough game (on Sept. 24). This certainly gives us some confidence, to play two hard teams in a row and come out with Ws,” Tyler said.
Stratford has won two consecutive games for the initial time because the 2017 season. The Red Devils snapped a 16-game losing streak last week against Law.
“A lot of individuals have stepped up to make large plays to assist us win these last two games,” Tyler said.
Currently the Red Devils head right into their bye week at 2-2. It’s a chance to heal up some injuries prior to facing SWC-rival Pomperaug on Oct. 15.
Bridgeport Central understands plenty about Stratford’s predicament: the Hilltoppers (0-4) are in the midst of the state’s lengthiest shedding streak that now stands at 25 games.
The Hilltoppers had a lead last week against Bassick, however could not hang on. They remained in the game against Stratford for the far better part of three quarters. However a handful of stumbled or mishandled snaps caused 3 turnovers. A lot of lengthy yardage situations.
“Snaps eliminated us on 2 drives, a fumble eliminated us on a drive,” Central coach Tom Broschardt said. “I have to do a better task of coaching them and obtaining them a lot more prepared.”
Among those turnovers happened deep in Central’s own area. Stratford recuperated the fumble at the 1-yard line and James Duhancik racked up on the following play to provide the Red Devils a 20-0 lead early in the 2nd quarter.
The Hilltoppers answered with their only goal, Semaj Williams on an 4-yard stroke from quarterback Justin Thomas.
“I’ll inform you this. The initial two weeks, we looked at times like we really did not understand what to do,” Broschardt said. “The last two weeks, we have revealed great enhancement, however it requires to be far better. It’s unqualified the level that’s acceptable, not yet. We are not where we should be to play winning football, and that’s where we ought to be.”
That 20-6 rating remained till late in the 3rd quarter. Stratford quarterback Joe Booska hit Connor Sixto for a 12-yard goal with 28.7 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.