Published: Jul 17, 2021 07:00 AM
Representatives from the Newtown High School football team competed in the Berlin Lineman Challenge on July 10. The Nighthawks finished fifth among 24 teams and were top-ten in eight of the nine events. Newtown placed among the top five in five of those events.
The linemen showed their strength in events such as the Tire Flip Relay, Heavy Bag competition, Move The Mountain, Obstacle Course, and others.
All of Head Coach Bobby Pattison’s team members are working out and participating in conditioning activities at the high school throughout the summer as they prepare for the much-anticipated return to traditional 11 on 11 tackle football.
Newtown’s season opener is Friday, September 10, when Pomperaug of Southbury comes to Blue & Gold Stadium for a 7 pm kickoff.
Noah Clark and Mike Carbone compete in the Tire Flip Relay during the Berlin Lineman Challenge on July 10. Standing behind them are, from left, Matt Lasorsa, Jack Chappa, and Julian Crone.
Kevin Murray participates in the Move The Mountain event, in which he carries heavy weights to a designated spot.
—photos courtesy Kyle Tobin
Noah Clark competes for the Nighthawks.
Kevin Murray works on his agility and footwork as he stutter-steps over pads.
The linemen who lifted Newtown to fifth place among 24 teams are, from left, Matt Lasorsa, Kevin Murray, Brady Fodor, Mike Carbone, Julian Crone, Jack Chappa, Noah Clark, and Sean Gordon.