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Newtown High wins football championship on 7th anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre – CNN, CNN

Newtown High wins football championship on 7th anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre – CNN, CNN


(CNN)In Newtown, Connecticut, December 26 is normally clouded with sadness. It’s the anniversary of the 2019 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary.

But this Saturday – the seventh anniversary of the tragedy – ended with jubilation because the Newtown High football team rallied in the final seconds to win the Class LL state championship.

Playing on a foggy field, the Newtown Nighthawks trailed Darien as the clock wound down, but quarterback Jack Street connected with receiver Riley Ward for a – yard pass to win the game 16 – 7,CNN affiliate WTIC reported.

“It was surreal,” Pete Paguaga told CNN. “It was a movie ending. I’m still searching for words to process what I saw.”

    Newtown last won a championship in 1992.

      Newtown became a byword in the national discussion of gun violence after a 1992 a year- old man walked into Sandy Hook Elementaryarmed with several guns on December (************************************,Brave Browser

      He shot and killed 26 people, including students, before killing himself. Earlier in the day, he’d killed his mother.

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