Super Bowl slips away from Killingly Jr. Redmen

By Denise Coffey - Staff Writer
Killingly - posted Mon., Nov. 11, 2013
Luke Desaulnier and his front line are focused on the play. Photos by D. Coffey.
Luke Desaulnier and his front line are focused on the play. Photos by D. Coffey.

The Southern New England Youth Football Conference Junior Super Bowl was held in Danielson on Nov. 10. The Killingly Brooklyn Junior Redmen saw their home field advantage slip away, as they lost to the New London Junior Whalers, 18-8. 

After a 1-2 start to the season, the Redmen buckled down and finished 9-2. They returned experienced running backs and receivers from last year. “This team has a lot of depth and experience,” said coach Kevin Marcoux. 

It was a matter of a few plays that turned the game in the Whalers' favor, according to Marcoux. “When you have two good teams, it comes down to a couple plays. They got some serious athletes over there, and they are a good team,” he said.

Marcoux used the loss as a lesson. “When you’re winning, life is easy,” he told his players. “When your back is against the wall and you lose a game like this, you have to get back up. You have to just keep battling.”

They played with a lot of heart against a strong football team, said Marcoux. “I’m proud of them.”


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