Published November 17. 2013 4:00AM
Old Saybrook - Phil Cohen completed 8 of 11 passes for 213 yards and four touchdowns as the Valley Regional/Old Lyme co-op beat Old Saybrook/Westbrook, 42-0, on Saturday to clinch both a CIAC Class M football playoff berth and a home game in the quarterfinals.
"That was kind of nice being able to qualify," Warriors coach Tim King said. "It's kind of special with these seniors. Three out of the last four years, they've been able to qualify, and a lot of them have been starting since their freshman year."
Evan Smith scored on a 34-yard touchdown catch and a 42-yard interception return and forced a fumble for VR/OL (9-0, 5-0 Pequot South). David Peck caught touchdowns of 59 and 12 yards and Chris Jean Pierre added a 17-yard touchdown reception.
Justin Cheverier scored on a 4-yard run early in the third quarter to give the Warriors a 42-0 lead. Jared Roche also made all six of his extra points.
• Waterford's Asia Langley had the top finish among Eastern Connecticut Conference swimmers in the State Open at Yale University in New Haven. Langley, a junior, placed fourth in the 100-yard butterfly and broke a school record with a time of 58.02 seconds. She also finished 12th in the 50 freestyle (24.78).
Fitch/St. Bernard, thanks to junior Meredith Hird, was the top local team finisher, placing 20th with 83 points. Hird was fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:09.72) and was part of two competing relay teams.
The 200 freestle relay team of Hird, Mikaela Dimaapi, Grace Moriarty and Jackie Kokomoor finished 10th (1:41.79) and the 400 freestyle relay team of Hird, Moriarty, Kokomoor and Michelle Campbell was 15th (3:44.30). Kokomoor added an 18th-place finish in the 50 free (25.18).