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NFA routs Newtown 63-21 in Class L quarterfinals

By Chuck Banning

Publication: theday.com

Published November 28. 2012 6:00PM   Updated November 28. 2012 11:32PM
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NFA's Marcus Outlow celebrates with friends on the NFA sideline after NFA defeated Newtown 63-21 in the Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Newtown — Norwich Free Academy erupted for five touchdowns in the third quarter, three by Marcus Outlow, and the Wildcats went on to rout fourth-seeded Newtown 63-21 in the Class LL state football playoff quarterfinals Wednesday night.

The No. 4 Wildcats (11-0) will play No. 1 Staples (10-0) in the semifinals on Sunday at a site and time to be determine.

Outlow caught touchdown passes of 56 and 65 yards from Ryer Caruso and also ran 58 yards for a touchdown with 36 seconds left in the quarter.

In between, Joey Paparelli scored his third TD of the night on a 34-yard run and Ramel Williams returned a punt 47 yards for a touchdown.

Khaleed Exum-Strong and Paparelli scored two touchdowns apiece in the first half to help the No. 4 Wildcats open a 28-14 halftime lead.

Exum-Strong gave the Wildcats a 14-0 lead with touchdown runs of 2 and 35 yards in the first quarter before Paparelli ran 17 yards for a TD with 5:01 left in the half and returned an interception 39 yards for another score with 1:56 left in the half.

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