It took almost four years and 33 consecutive FCIAC games, but Harding High School football finally has an FCIAC win.

For Fairfield Ludlowe, it is another case of offensive frustration.

Junior Taquan Broadway rushed for a touchdown and also received one as the Presidents stunned Ludlowe, 12-6, Saturday afternoon at Hedges Field in Bridgeport.

"The monkey is off our back," Harding head coach Jim Morris said. "I'm proud of my boys, I'm proud of my coaches and it's about time. We've worked very hard for this."

The win signified Harding's first of any kind since a 32-14 victory over Bullard-Havens Tech on Nov. 20, 2008. It was also Morris' first win as the program's head coach.

"This probably one of the worst losses," Ludlowe head coach Matt McCloskey said. "But there are worse things in life that happen. We've got a lot of football left to play and I've got all of the faith in the world."

Ludlowe's lone score came on a fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter by Collin Heun. The Falcons snapped a 15-quarter scoring drought with the defensive score.

"We've got to fix our offense," McCloskey said. "There will be some things that we're definitely going to change."

In a game that featured little offense, two key plays boosted the Presidents. Senior defensive lineman Alvin Garcia blocked a punt in the first quarter that set Harding up with first-and-goal at the Ludlowe 6.

"We were coming after it," Morris said. "We can never sit back on our heels."

Broadway blasted through the line on second-and-goal to put Harding up 6-0.

Broadway also converted an acrobatic reception on a fake punt from quarterback Julius McCord. Broadway skied over the Ludlowe defender came down with the ball and fell in the end zone for a 45-yard touchdown that put Harding up 12-0.

Ludlowe will look for its first win of the year when the Falcons take on Norwalk at Taft Field on Saturday at 3 p.m.