High School Football

High School Championship Notebook: Fired-Up Montalvo Has Rocky Hill Ready

High School Championship Notebook: Fired-Up Montalvo Has Rocky Hill Ready

For those who haven't seen Rocky Hill linebacker Ricky Montalvo play, pay attention to what coach Mark Fritz says about No. 24: "He just jumps off the film with his aggressiveness and athleticism."

Montalvo's mindset is to meet and to put down any ball carrier.

He's the leader of the defense, which has allowed an average of 5.1 points in its past nine victories in a row. He and the rest of the fourth-ranked Terriers (11-1) will have to be stout on defense in their Class S championship matchup against No. 1 Ansonia (12-0) at Veterans Stadium in New Britain at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Ansonia, looking to increase its state record of titles to 20, averages a...

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