Norwich Free Academy falls to Wilton in football season opener

The NFA's Connor Gaughan gets past a Wilton defender to win on Friday during the NFA's 31-14 loss at Norwich.

NORWICH – Norwich Free Academy trailed by just three points to start the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats allowed two late touchdowns and fell 31-14 to Wilton in their season opener Friday night at NFA Turf Field.

“The children fought a lot. It was a tough loss,” said NFA coach Erik Larka. “We battled through injuries and some adversity, but at the end of the day they outplayed us. They made a couple more plays than us and we couldn’t execute on offense and it came back to bite us.”

The Wildcats were without starting quarterback Colby Ayuyu, who suffered a broken hand in a fight with Hall.

Wildcats backup quarterback Gage Hinkley tied it at 7 with a 35-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter.

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