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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Blowout Scrimmage Saturday: Masuk, Southington, Berlin

We took a day off Saturday, the last real day off of the summer. But the teams around the state continued to gear up and fall in for the 2013 season.

There were scrimmages galore, with various reports filtering over via Twitter.

The most intriguing scrimmage occured up at Fontana Field in Southington between Southington, Berlin and Masuk.

Once again, YouTuber Rick Volk was on the scene the night after we checked out Ansonia-West Haven.

Perusing the video, Masuk, which has made a couple dubious headlines of late, looked pretty darn good, thank you, against two other 2012 state playoff participants.

Since we weren't there, we can only go by what we see. What we see is Masuk running a pretty effective attack and a solid defense behind QB Malik Cummings, among others.

Masuk did more than hold its own, it pretty much looked like its old self. Perhaps the feelings of impending demise is far from accurate, eh?

That's what coach Dave Brennan and members of the team told Connecticut Post's Michael Fornabaio in a Sunday story from the scrimmage.

From the article:

"We had a team meeting, and (Brennan) basically told us we've all got to come together," senior running back Joe DaMota said. "We've got him the rest of the year. We've got a journey. We improved from the Shelton scrimmage (Wednesday)."

According to RickVolk, the scrimmage was via 10-play format.  Also featured is Southington QB and Yale recruit Stephen Barmore.

Again, these are scrimmages, take from them what you will.

Here's a short vid with highlights from all three teams.

Here's a more comprehensive package between just Masuk and Southington.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous PrepFan said...

Maxpreps has Masuk at #25 in the Tri-State ranking. As the only CT team listed, ergo Maxpreps considers Masuk #1 in the state.

September 2, 2013 at 3:30 PM 
Anonymous PrepFan said...

Not sure if I forgot to post but here is the link to Maxpreps tri state ranking:

http://www.maxpreps.com/new-york.htm

Mods please add to prior post.

September 2, 2013 at 3:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PrepFan, no offense, but you must be new to this CT high school football stuff. Maxpreps rankings likely only have meaning in the football powerhouse states. For CT, usually no semblance of reality. This ranking just proves it. Masuk may turn out to be good, but no CT based poll will have them in the Top 25 (in CT),at the start of the season. On the other hand, your Prepsters could be in the Top 10.

September 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM 

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