The high school fall sports season has begun, and that means the start of America’s great passion, football. Unfortunately for the Waterford High School team, things started badly with a 35-0 loss to Ledyard Friday.
The loss was not as bad as the score indicated, with Waterford down only 7-0 in the fourth quarter and driving to tie the game, according to The Bulletin. But on that drive the team channeled its inner Earnest Byner and fumbled at the Ledyard 19-yard line, a play that would swing all the momentum away from the Lancers, according to The Bulletin. The team plays again this Friday at Griswold, and then will play its first home game since 2010 against Plainfield on September 28th.
Then there was soccer, were Waterford fared much better. The boys’ high school team opened up the season with wins over Killingly and New London, and plays Ledyard in Ledyard this evening. The girls’ team started its season with a 7-1 win over Wheeler, and also plays Ledyard at home this evening at 6:30.
The Waterford High School field hockey team lost the first game of its season on Thursday at home to Old Saybrook, 4-2, but responded with shutout victories over Killingly and East Lyme. The team plays again on Saturday, where they will take on Stonington at 2 p.m. at home.