A thrilling state football title is helping to dilute some grief in Newtown, Connecticut, on the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School

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The Associated Press

December 15, 2019, 2:58 AM

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community’s high school football team — with a shooting victim’s brother as linebacker — won the state championship Saturday in a last-minute thrill.

The Newtown High School Nighthawks won the Class LL state championship on a 36-yard touchdown pass as time expired, beating Darien 13-7. The title was the first

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