Brattleboro football team loses home opener

Brattleboro quarterback Devin Speno completed 24 passes for 316 yards and three scores during Friday night's 7-on-7 varsity touch football game at Natowich Field.

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BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro varsity football team's 13-game winning streak came to a sudden end on Friday night.The defending state champion Colonels, who ran the table last season and were off to a 2-0 start this fall, fell to Windsor 27-21 in their home opener at Natowich Field.

Maison Fortin fired four touchdown passes for the Yellowjackets, who were coming off of a 26-19 loss to BUHS on Wednesday.

After a scoreless first quarter, the visitors built a 13-0 lead. Fortin connected with Jackson Davis for TD strikes of two and 10 yards early in the second quarter.

Devin Speno's 37-yard bomb to Alex Kendall got the Colonels on the board, Fortin answered with a short touchdown pass to Owen Abrahamsen, Speno came back with a post pass to Jordan Warner for six, Fortin found Logan Worrall open in the end zone, and Brattleboro's sophomore signal caller capped the scoring with an 11-yard dart to Aaron Petrie.

Speno completed 24 of his 38 passes for 316 yards and three scores. Trinley Warren (5 catches for 109 yards), Kendall (7 catches for 84 yards and 1 TD) and Warner (4 catches for 51 yards and 1 TD) were Brattleboro's leading receivers.

BUHS kicker Reed Sargent was a perfect 3-for 3 on extra point tries.

The Brattleboro linemen, who played in the first and third quarters, shut out Windsor while on defense. Their best series came early in the third quarter, with Josh Curtis blanketing Austin Gauld on first down, Trevor Morrison making a quick touch on second down after a Caden Lockwood catch, and Karson Elliot leaping high to break up a fourth-down pass.

Kendall would pick off a pass to end Windsor's next drive.

Brattleboro stats: Passing — Devin Speno (24 of 38 passing for 316 yards and 3 TDs). Receiving — Trinley Warren (5 catches for 109 yards), Alex Kendall (7 catches for 84 yards and 1 TD), Jordan Warner (4 catches for 51 yards and 1 TD), Aaron Petrie (3 catches for 26 yards and 1 TD), Cobe Mager (1 catch for 14 yards), Josh Curtis (1 catch for 11 yards), Tristan Evans (1 catch for 9 yards), Gavin Howard (1 catch for 6 yards), Elijah Isham (2 catches for 3 yards).

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