Week 9 recap: Windham loses first game, Berlin and SMSA remain undefeated

The game of the week may have been the Maloney-Southington football game Friday night, in which the Spartans used a game-winning field goal by Josh Scaramuzzo to beat Southington in overtime 31-28, but there were other games of note over the weekend.

SMSA and Berlin remained unbeaten with wins over Haddam-Killingworth and Farmington, respectively, while Windham lost its first game, 26-20 in overtime to Ledyard on Friday. Senior Victor Mejia rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns for the Whippets, who have had to play all their games on the road this season due to the construction of a new football field at Windham High.

Windham (7-1) had a couple of fumbles at key moments in the game, including one on the 1-yard line in overtime.

Lewis Mills opted to forfeit its Friday game against E.O. Smith - mostly due to illness, the Spartans did not have enough players to play the game safely. Lewis Mills (1-7) opened with a 25-14 win over Plainville but has since lost six games on the field, including a 42-7 loss to Rocky Hill Oct. 28.

“We don’t have a huge roster to begin with,” Lewis Mills athletic director Jay Pelchar said. “We had nowhere to put the game [on the schedule]. We’ll be back for Northwest Catholic next week.”

Here are some top performances from Week 9 of high school football:

Josh Boganski, Maloney: Boganski had an overtime touchdown for Maloney and rushed for 166 yards in the 31-28 win over previously unbeaten Southington.

Zack Donovan, Stafford/East Windsor/Somers: Donovan passed for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a 29-14 loss to Valley Regional/Old Lyme.

David De’Leon, Middletown: De’Leon had two touchdown receptions and one rushing touchdown, along with 93 yards on three catches, as Middletown beat South Windsor 55-20 Saturday.

Luke Magruder, Berlin: Magruder had an 11-yard run and a 44-yard run for two touchdowns and four carries for 102 yards in a 39-22 win over Farmington Friday.

Malachi Mapp, Rockville: Mapp had 26 carries for 175 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-20 win over Capital Prep.

Nate Palmer, Rockville: Palmer led the Rams’ defense with 12 tackles, a sack, a blocked punt, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the win over the Trailblazers.

Josh Scaramuzzo, Maloney: Scaramuzzo’s 21-yard field goal won the double overtime game for Maloney over Southington Friday night.

Russell Smith, SMSA: Smith had a 5-yard touchdown reception and an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a 34-9 victory over Haddam-Killingworth Saturday.

Lori Riley can be reached at lriley@courant.com.