FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, December 15th, 2019
NEWTOWN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM TO BE FEATURED DURING HALFTIME OF SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Newtown High School Football Team to be Featured during Halftime of Sunday Night Football following Yesterday’s Last-Second TD to Win State Title on 7th Anniversary of Sandy Hook Tragedy
Players and Coaches Will be In-Studio with Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 – The Newtown High School football team will be featured during halftime of tonight’s Sunday Night Football broadcast on NBC.
Yesterday, Newtown defeated Darien, 13-7, to win the Connecticut Class LL state championship, seven years to the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Quarterback Jack Street connected with receiver Riley Ward for a 36-yard touchdown pass as time expired to win the game and cap an undefeated season for Newtown (13-0). It was the team’s first state championship in 26 years. Click here to see the play.
Newtown players and coaches will join Football Night in America’s Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, and Rodney Harrison in-studio at NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., for a segment that will air during halftime of tonight’s game between the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers. Coverage begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.