KO won its third straight Fairchester Athletic Association title at home in West Hartford on Nov. 14.
Submitted by Kingswood Oxford School
Kingswood Oxford’s Varsity Football team claimed its third straight Fairchester Athletic Association title by beating Rye Country Day School, 43-24, at home on Nov. 14. The Wyverns share the championship with Hamden Hall; it is also the third year in a row that the title is shared.
Captain Isaiah Wright ’16 again started the scoring for the day, running for a 62-yard touchdown. After a 6-yard TD run by Rye Country Day running back Ryan Wolitzer, KO quickly responded with a 30-yard touchdown run by quarterback and captain Jacob Hallenbeck ’16.
Wright found the end zone again in the second quarter, this time on an acrobatic 81-yard touchdown run. Jared Bolden ’16 rounded out the first-half scoring for the Wyverns, catching a 10-yard touchdown pass from Hallenbeck, and a two-point conversion made the halftime score 29-6.
The second half was ruled by captain Koby Quansah ’16, who ran like a man on a mission en route to two touchdown runs of 11 and 15 yards. The Wildcats scored three more times in the second half, with two more TD runs by Wolitzer and a 13-yard connection from QB Reed Connor to Evander Jackson, but the KO offense proved too much for RCDS.
The Wyverns finished the day with 547 yards of total offense, 466 of which came on the ground on the backs of a strong offensive line performance and the three-headed-monster rushing combination of Wright, Quansah, and Hallenbeck (242, 163, and 61 yards, respectively).
Hallenbeck threw only five times on the day, but completed four of those attempts for 81 yards and the touchdown to Bolden, who finished the day with 63 yards receiving.
The Wyverns end the regular season at 6-1, riding a six-game winning streak to the Mike Atkins New England Championship Bowl on Nov. 21 against Berkshire School, which has a 6-2 record. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
KO is hosting an Athletics Open House on Thursday, Dec. 3, 6pm, for students who wish to learn more about the school’s interscholastic sports program. Coaches from each of the 33 sports will be on hand to meet student-athletes and answer questions. Space is limited; to register, please call the Admissions Office at 860-727-5000.