TRUMBULL — The good news for Danbury is the Hatters’ running quarterback is also a pretty good passing quarterback. The bad news was that Friday night they went up against an even better dual-threat in Trumbull’s Colton Nicholas.
Danbury’s Malachi Hopkins, one of the leading rushers in the FCIAC, threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns, but Nicholas passed for 244 yards and three scores while also rushing for two, including an amazing 59-yard tackle-shaking run on a fourth-and-1 quarterback sneak in Trumbull’s 37-26 victory.
“We knew we’d have to throw the football to beat Trumbull but we weren’t consistent enough,” Danbury coach Augie Tieri said. “Malachi is more likely to run for 300 yards than pass for 300, but at least he showed tonight that he can do both.”