By: Brandon Francisco
Masuk appears to be unstoppable as they return home from their three game road trip to kick off the season. With a point differential of 148-43, the Panthers offense has been nearly perfect, paired with a defense on the same level. Following wins against Bunnell, Stratford, and Hillhouse, Masuk is seeking to continue their winning streak at home against Daniel Hand this Friday, Oct. 1. Hand, who was recently bumped out of the GametimeCT top 10 rankings for the first time since Nov. 27, 2017, is still fighting for their first win of the season. The Panthers are led by senior captain and starting quarterback Nick Saccu, who through three games has 11 rushing touchdowns and five passing touchdowns. Wide receivers Jake Dellapiano and Ryan Saccu are both playing large roles in the Panthers passing game success. While the offense is gaining most of the attention, Masuk’s defense has been rock solid, allowing only 43 points through three games. As Daniel Hand comes in hungry for a win this week, the Panthers’ defense will need to maintain this level of play.
Masuk will be hosting Daniel Hand this Friday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m in what is sure to be a hard fought game between two of the best teams in the state.