COLCHESTER -- Dakota Navari rushed for 107 yards and backfield mate Will Ward ran for 129 more to lead the Colchester varsity football team to a 30-14 victory over visiting Brattleboro on Friday night.
BUHS quarterback Kyle Patno completed six passes for 66 yards, including a four-yard TD toss to Max Bostwick and a 17-yard scoring strike to Michael Rooney.
The Colchester defense registered five sacks and also added a safety. Kyle Shippee blocked a punt for the Colonels, and Colby McGinn forced a fumble that was recovered by Kevin Tao.
Brattleboro (1-6) will host rival MAU on Friday at 7 p.m. The Lakers improved to 2-5 overall with the victory.
Brattleboro’s Nevada Powers improved on her personal best by more than 1:30, finishing 12th in a time of 21:23, at Friday’s Connecticut Valley Conference championships.
Becca Freeman (23:48) was the fourth finisher for the BUHS girls after returning from a knee injury. Catey Yost (22:25), Gwen Harris (23:35), Eve Pomazi (24:35), Katie Reynolds (26:07) and Molly Schoales (27:30) all ran personal bests for the purple and white.
Ryan Gilligan took 27th in 18:39 to lead the Brattleboro boys. Running personal bests were: Dan Burdo (19:13), Tyler Clement (19:27), Jon Burdo (19:48), Josh Meachem (20:19) and Garrett Winchester (24:31).
Brattleboro will host the Marble Valley League large school division championships on Tuesday. The boys race will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by the girls race at 4 p.m. and the middle school race at 4:30 p.m.
Stratton 3, Twin Valley 1
STRATTON -- Savannah Nesbitt put away a first-half pass from Carly Wakoviak to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead, but the hosts scored three times in the second half to get the victory.
"We played very well in the first half. We just flat ran out of gas with about 20 minutes remaining," said Twin Valley coach Chris Walling.
The 7-5 Wildcats will host undefeated Black River (12-0) on Tuesday.