Trumbull defeats Bridgeport Central, 20-12

The Trumbull High football team used its single-wing formation for ball-control offense and played rock-solid defense on Friday night to defeat Bridgeport Central, 20-12, in near freezing conditions at Bridgeport’s Kennedy Stadium.

The Eagles win brought its overall record to 4-6. They will close out their FCIAC campaign with their traditional Thanksgiving Day contest with St. Joseph.

Adam Angelucci rushed for 79 yards on 27 carries and scored once.

Quarterback Stephen Nagy passed for 164 yards and one touchdown, while carrying the ball 13 times for 80 yards and a score.

Trumbull compiled 336 yards of offense and allowed only 58 to the 2-8 Hilltoppers.

Trumbull scored on its first possession when Nicko Principi finished off a 58-yard, five-play drive with a 13-yard run at 9:41.

The Eagles then upped their advantage when Nagy completed a 10-yard scoring strike to Michael Miller at 10:18 of the second quarter. Dan Hoffmann second straight conversion kick gave Trumbull a 14-point lead.

The Hilltoppers cut the margin to 14-6 at 8:41 of the third quarter when Cael St. Fleur hooked up with Brian Ranger for a 25-yard pass completion.

But the Eagles took a two-touchdown lead again, this time with 6:35 left in the fourth quarter when Nagy ran it in from a yard out.

The PAT was no good but Trumbull led 20-6.

A 43-yard fumble recovery return for a touchdown by Central’s Brandon Jackson made it 20-12 with 47 seconds left in the game, before the Eagles were able to run out the clock for the win.

“We shouldn’t have made it that interesting near the end,” said Trumbull coach Bob Maffei. “Under the weather conditions, I thought we ran the ball pretty well tonight. Of course, our defense stepped it up and held them most of the time.”