BRATTLEBORO — An athlete named Jordan was the most valuable player in a championship game.
Jordan Place intercepted a pass, had a touchdown reception, and threw a couple of scoring strikes to lead the Windsor varsity touch football team to a 42-21 win over Brattleboro in Wednesday's Hartford Region title tilt on Natowich Field.
The Yellow Jackets ended up with five picks, as Ben Gilbert, Owen Abrahamsen, Jordan Hart, Kaleb Swett and Place all stepped in front of a BUHS pass.
The Colonels started off with a 10-play scoring drive, which ended with Devin Speno's eight-yard toss to Spencer Lawrence. The sophomore also connected with Alex Kendall, Thad Sawyer and Degan Gundry during the march.
Henry Thurber completed a 20-yard go pattern down the right sideline to Gavin Howard before the hosts went to the break trailing 21-14. And Speno hit Cobe Mager from four yards out for Brattleboro's lone score over the last 30 minutes.
Maison Fortin fired four touchdown passes for the champs, including a couple of one-yarders to Logan Worrall. Place led the Windsor linemen on scoring drives of 64 and 70 yards.
Aaron Petrie, Trinley Warren and Finn LaMorder all intercepted a pass for the Colonels, who had just defeated Bellows Falls in a thrilling semifinal. Reed Sargent was a perfect 3-for-3 on point after attempts.