High School Football: Fabulous 15

Each week during the high school football season, beat writer Sean Begin evaluates the top individual performances in the area and selects his Fabulous 15. The best from Weeks 11 & 12:

Sam Attianese, Granby: The sophomore entered the Bears' game against Canton on Thanksgiving Eve following an early injury to starting QB Jackson Rome, getting his first varsity snaps. He led the team to a 19-8 win, rushing for 63 yards and three touchdowns, returning two kickoffs for 35 yards, and helping the defense hold Canton to 136 yards of offense.

Lavarey Banton, Hartford Public: Banton finished his high school career by rushing 15 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns en route to being named MVP in a 46-6 win on Thanksgiving Day over city rival Bulkeley/HMTCA/Weaver.

Stone Belzo, Middletown: Belzo's final numbers weren't eye popping (10-for-14 for 73 yards and a touchdown with 43 yards and two more TDs on 10 carries) but they were essential in a 24-7 win over Windsor that gave Middletown its first undefeated season in 32 years.

Terrance Bogan and Jordan Davis, Sheehan-Wallingford: The sophomore duo was at it again. Bogan rushed for 184 yards and four touchdowns to be named offensive MVP of the Carini Bowl on Thanksgiving. Davis rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns as Sheehan topped Lyman Hall, 49-20.

Ian Butler, Hand-Madison: The Tigers dominated Guilford on Thanksgiving, 49-7, that began with a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown by Butler. It was his ninth pick of the season, setting a new school record. He also caught a touchdown pass.

Zac Conrad, Farmington: On senior night in his final home game of his high school career, Conrad was 13-for-15 for 318 yards and five touchdowns through the air while running for a sixth on the ground in a 43-6 win over the CREC co-op on Nov. 17.

Colton Engel, Stafford/East Windsor/Somers: Engel rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns and added a fourth through the air in a 27-6 win over the Windsor Locks co-op to help send Stafford into the playoffs. The scoring brought his season total to 23 rushing TDs, tying a school single-season record.

Jevin Frett, Manchester: The senior didn't go quietly in his final high school game. He caught four passes for 80 yards and a touchdown, ran a kickoff 85 yards for a score, and hauled in two punts for 109 yards, including one 87-yards for a TD, as Manchester nearly upset East Hartford in a 26-25 loss.

Dathan Hickey, Bristol Central: In his final high school game, Hickey ran 27 times for 331 yards and four touchdowns, including two fourth-quarter 75-yard TDs to help Central win 33-27 in a city rivalry game with Bristol Eastern.

Pat Ladas, Coginchaug/Hale-Ray: Ladas ran for 251 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries to help lead the Blue Devils over North Branford, 28-27, and end the season with a winning record.

Cruz Lenhart, Maloney-Meriden: The senior was all over the field during the Stoddard Bowl on Thanksgiving as he earned MVP honors. Lenhart had two interceptions and a forced fumble, all of which led to Maloney touchdowns. He also caught a touchdown and recovered the onside kick that sealed the win.

Jackson Masters and Ralph Gilliard, Simsbury: It was a record-setting day for both seniors in a 42-0 win over Avon on Tuesday. Masters finished with 342 yards (a school game record) and four touchdowns (he had a fifth on the ground) to set the single-season school record for passing TDs (19) and yards (2,305). Gilliard hauled in 14 catches for 172 yards, breaking the school's single-season mark for catches (86) and yards (1,009) and finishing with 2,246 for his career, also a school record.

Ryan Montalvo, Southington: Montalvo rushed 24 times for 179 yards and a touchdown and added seven tackles on defense to earn MVP honors in the Blue Knights' 30-22 win over Cheshire in the Apple Valley Classic on Thanksgiving Day.

Matt Osgood, Rocky Hill: The Terriers love to run but on Thanksgiving eve they aired it out, with Osgood hauling in two touchdown catches and throwing for a third TD on a fake field goal play to help Rocky Hill beat Cromwell/Portland, 35-7.

Kobe Stigler, E.O. Smith: The junior running back helped lead E.O. Smith to a 51-0 shutout of Tolland on Tuesday, rushing seven times for 203 yards and four touchdowns.

Follow The Courant's coverage of the high school football season at courant.com/varsity247 and on Twitter @CTHSFB.

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