The Amity High School football
team this season usually has
had no trouble scoring points.
Against Fairfield Prep, Amity
scored 33 points, and against
Wilbur Cross, Amity put another
44 points on the scoreboard.
But Amity only won one of
those games. Amity defeated
Wilbur Cross 44-15, but lost to
Prep 46-33. In a game against
Cheshire on Nov. 8, Amity only
scored 13 points, so it’s no surprise
the team lost 34-13.
Against Prep, Amity quarterback
Dave Ryan threw four
touchdowns, and ran for another
score. Ryan completed a school
record 40 passes for 431 yards,
while Tyler Burns caught a
school record 19 passes for 176
yards and a touchdown.
“Dave Ryan had one of the
best efforts in the state with a
record 40 completions,” said Bert
Mozealous, who is the head football
coach. “We’re pleased with
him. I wish we had him one more
Against Prep, Amity had the
ball in scoring position four times
in the first half but scored just
“That really hurt us,” Mozealous
said. “During the second half
we played well.”
But Amity’s defense had a
chance to stop Prep and get the
ball back with a chance to tie, but
they yielded a touchdown.
“We couldn’t hold them,”
Mozealous said. “It was a backand-
forth game. They have very
good running backs.”
Mozealous said he’s pleased
with his team’s effort, but is disappointed
Amity dropped a
“We’re disappointed in the result
but not the kids effort,”
Against Wilbur Cross, Amity
blew the game open in the fourth
quarter. The coach said Amity
made fewer mistakes than the opponent.
Wilbur Cross incurred several
fumbles on snaps between the
center and quarterback that Amity
recovered. Mouzealous said the
final score makes it look like the
game was lopsided, but in reality
the game was much closer.
After nine games, the coach,
said the team continues to give
maximum effort. He said problems
remain on defense as the
team graduated its starting defensive
and offensive lines last year.
It’s been hard to replace those
players, the coach said.
“We haven’t been consistent,”
Mouzealous said. “We fall behind
and we haven’t put a whole game
together on offense and defense.”
Mouzealous said Ryan deserves
tremendous credit for
shouldering a brunt of the offense.
Against Wilbur Cross, Ryan
threw two more touchdowns, and
David Buono ran for 102 yards
and a touchdown. Spencer
Thomas and Joseph Choiniere
also had rushing touchdowns
against Wilbur Cross. Burns and
Thomas had interceptions in the
Against Cheshire, Thomas returned
a kick 85 yards for a
touchdown, and Ben Feola caught
a 19 yard pass from Ryan for a
touchdown. But it wasn’t enough.