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Premium Content The Day wins 2013 Eppy Award for high school football webcast

 October 30, 2013; Updated: 12:50 am

Theday.com won for its November 2012 livestream broadcast of the New London vs. Ledyard high school football game, the “Saturday Morning Showdown,” in the best webcast category for websites with under 1 million unique monthly visitors.

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Premium Content Saturday Morning Showdown - Open

 May 3, 2013; Updated: 11:29 am

Opening sequence for The Day's Saturday Morning Showdown football broadcast. New London at Ledyard 11/10/12.

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Premium Content Theday.com nominated for 3 New England Emmy Awards

 April 30, 2013; Updated: 7:52 pm

The Day was nominated for three Boston/New England Emmy Awards for its Saturday Morning Showdown webcast of the football game between New London and Ledyard Nov. 10, 2012.

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On the sidelines with New London and Ledyard

 November 19, 2012; Updated: 12:14 pm

We mic'd up coaches Duane Maranda and Jim Buonocore to give you an exclusive inside look at the Saturday Morning Showdown between the New London Whalers and the Ledyard Colonels.

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Ledyard's Singing Linemen

 November 12, 2012; Updated: 3:15 pm

Four members of Ledyard's offensive line also sing in the choir.

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Football Moms

 November 12, 2012; Updated: 2:52 pm

Mothers provide support to the New London and Ledyard football teams.

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Tommie Major: Voice of the Whalers

 November 12, 2012; Updated: 2:32 pm

Assistant coach Tommie Major is the heart and soul of the New London Whalers.

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Highlights: New London 7, Ledyard 0

 November 12, 2012; Updated: 11:36 am

Watch the full game at http://www.theday.com/showdown

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Premium Content New London beats Ledyard 7-0

 November 10, 2012; Updated: 4:07 pm

New London High School quarterback Ackee Barber, a transfer from Ledyard, entered the game in the third period and threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Jose Garcia, leading the Whalers to a 7-0 victory over Ledyard at Mignault Field on...

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Must-win Saturday morning for New London, Ledyard football

 November 10, 2012; Updated: 4:08 pm

Production trucks rolled into Ledyard High School early Friday afternoon, complete with all the gadgetry that will contribute to the uniqueness of the Saturday Morning Showdown, the latest rendition of the Ledyard-New London rivalry today at...

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Premium Content Football moms are 'special teams' of their own

 November 10, 2012; Updated: 12:15 am

When football season starts, the mothers of Ledyard and New London high school football players kick into overdrive.Ledyard vs. New London: Saturday Morning Showdown

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Premium Content Science, technology magnet school a New London success story

 November 9, 2012; Updated: 7:47 am

Zakkiyya Griffin leaves for school at 5 a.m. then rides the bus for an hour. It's not easy, she says, but whatever it takes to get to her destination - the Science and Technology Magnet High School - is worth it.

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Tommie Major on being a Whaler

 November 9, 2012; Updated: 10:04 am

Assistant coach Tommie Major, one of the all-time great players in New London football history, compares being a Whaler to being a member of a social club.

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Jim Buonocore on New London-Ledyard

 November 9, 2012; Updated: 9:25 pm

Jim Buonocore is in a unique position to comment on the New London-Ledyard football rivalry. He played for New London under his father, and took over the head coaching job at Ledyard in 2008.

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Premium Content Ag program lets students try what they love

 November 8, 2012; Updated: 12:06 am

At Ledyard's Agricultural Science program, Brittany Fuchs and 245 other students are putting their love of animals into practice. Ledyard vs. New London: Saturday Morning Showdown

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Whalers QB Ackee Barber: new school, new position

 November 8, 2012; Updated: 12:12 am

As a junior, Ackee Barber was a backup tailback at Ledyard. Since transferring over the summer, he has become New London's starting quarterback.

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2012 Whalers Schedule

Date Opponent Time/Score
9/14 Killingly W 39-6
9/21 Montville W 38-7
9/29 East Lyme W 45-7
10/5 North Haven L 20-34
10/12 @ Waterford W 38-14
10/19 @ Plainfield W 41-0
10/27 @ Woodstock Academy W 49-6
11/2 Fitch L 27-39
11/10 @ Ledyard W 7-0
11/22 Norwich Free Academy L 7-28
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2012 Colonels Roster

 Players
No. Name Pos Grade
2 Ackee Barber QB/S 12
3 Anthony Hodges RB/LB 11
4 Troy Gray QB/S 10
5 Jose Garcia WR/CB 11
6 Joquin Riley RB/LB 12
7 Sammy Miranda WR/S 12
10 Olajuwan Chau WR/CB 12
12 Niko Ramos WR/CB 11
15 Ahmond Gomez WR/CB 12
17 Hakeem Dannett WR/CB 11
18 Jose Pereyra WR/CB 11
19 Danny Maranda QB/S 10
21 Orin Parke RB/CB 11
22 Leo Clinton WR/LB 10
23 Jelani Lucas WR/S 10
25 Tre Scott WR/S 10
27 Caleb Camacho WR/S 12
28 Kevin Shaw WR/LB 10
30 Mike Commander WR/LB 10
32 Rakim Seales RB/CB 10
33 Olguy Joseph RB/LB 10
35 Clayton Potter WR/S 11
35 Kevonte Westley OL/DL 10
37 Dave Davila WR/CB 10
43 Ashi Harkness OL/LB 11
44 Jonathen Rivera RB/LB 10
45 Robert Thomas OL/LB 10
46 Anthony Hamlin OL/DL 11
48 Hunter Roman WR/DL 10
50 Matt Baird OL/DL 12
51 Donte Alston OL/LB 11
51 Stanley Serra OL/DL 10
55 Lamont Waites OL/LB 12
56 Grant Pezzolesi OL/LB 12
58 Junior Cuevas OL/DL 12
59 Isaias Cruz OL/DL 12
59 Bobby Maynard OL/DL 9
60 David Perry OL/DL 11
63 Zac Allen OL/DL 11
64 Damian Jones OL/DL 11
65 Malik Surney OL/DL 10
67 Caleb Jackson OL/DL 11
72 Greg Newkirk OL/DL 9
73 Dwayne Sablon OL/DL 12
78 Mike Rosenbeck OL/DL 10
80 Doug Foy WR/S 10
82 Spencer Brown OL/DL 11
84 Jesse Bostick WR/CB 11
84 Christian Pederson OL/DL 10
88 Jacob Epps WR/CB 10
89 Dimitry Exceus K/P 9

Ledyard High School 

2012 Colonels Schedule

Date Opponent Time/Score
9/13 Waterford W 35-0
9/20 @ Killingly W 35-18
9/29 @ Windham L 14-21
10/5 Norwich Free Academy L 14-39
10/12 Griswold W 21-7
10/19 @ East Lyme W 48-7
10/26 @ Montville W 26-21
11/2 Bacon Academy W 47-7
11/10 New London L 0-7
11/22 @ Fitch W 28-27
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2012 Colonels Roster

 Players
No. Name H/W Pos Grade
2 Khary Childs 6-0/185 RB/DB 11
3 Chevy Perry 6-1/205 FB/LB 12
4 Kyle Perry 6-1/205 TE/DL 12
5 River Thomas 5-11/185 WR/DB 10
7 Ryan Wade 6-1/190 WR/LB 12
8 Darnay Gray 6-2/240 RB/LB 11
10 Adam Hildebrandt 5-10/165 QB/DB 11
11 Evan August 5-11/180 WR/DB 11
12 Kavan Jakuba 5-11/175 WR/DB 11
14 Fredrick France 5-10/170 QB 10
15 John Rainey 6-0/185 QB 12
16 Ty Ebdon 6-0/175 QB 9
17 Daniel Carrington 5-10/180 TE/DL 10
18 Andrew August 5-10/175 WR/DB 10
20 Phyllip Thomas 6-2/195 WR/DB 10
21 Trevor Bolduc 5-11/160 QB 9
25 Colin Grim 5-10/185 FB/DL 12
28 Jordan Kowalski 5-11/190 RB/DB 11
29 Devin Conde 5-5/165 RB/DB 9
30 Kevin Ma 5-9/170 FB/LB 10
31 Michael McDowell 5-11/185 RB/DB 10
32 Joseph Carter 5-11/175 WR/DB 11
35 Joshua DeSouza 5-8/175 RB/LB 12
40 Kevin McDonald 6-1/215 FB/LB 11
41 Calton Karpi 5-10/185 WR/LB 12
42 Christian Alvis 6-2/225 K 12
43 Peyton McGill 5-9/160 WR/DB 10
45 Kyle Zeppieri 5-8/170 OL/LB 10
51 Dwayne Brown 6-0/230 OL/DL 10
52 Benjamin Morales 5-11/255 OL/LB 12
53 Evan Vrabel 5-11/190 OL/DL 10
54 Jacob Bennett 5-10/190 OL/DL 12
55 Alec Gabriel 5-11/240 OL/LB 12
56 Nicholas Gordon 5-9/175 OL/DL 11
57 Tyler Woods 5-10/210 OL/DL 10
58 Gregory Cochran 6-0/210 OL/DL 10
59 Evan Stockmon 6-3/195 OL/LB 12
60 Alex Hintz-Valdez 6-1/205 OL/DL 12
65 Erik Thompson 6-0/195 OL/DL 10
66 Noe Serna 6-0/240 OL/DL 12
67 Tyler DeCosta 5-10/180 OL/DL 10
68 Michael Russak 5-10/255 OL/DL 12
74 Tyler Nelson 6-1/220 OL/DL 10
75 Kyle Wilson 6-3/245 OL/DL 12
76 Brandon Chesnut 6-3/255 OL/DL 11
77 Robert Bozym 6-1/260 OL/DL 12
78 Joshua Throop 6-2/230 OL/DL 11
82 Robert Church 5-11/160 K 10
84 Jeremy Baron 6-1/195 TE/LB 10
85 Christopher Turner 6-3/205 WR/LB 12
86 Zachary San Juan 5-10/165 WR/DB 10
87 Jeffery O'Hanlon 6-0/195 TE/DE 9
88 Christopher Gill 6-5/220 TE/DE 12

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