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2012 Class LL Football

Bracket

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 Staples 42-20
8 West Haven
@Staples
11/27
6:30
1 Staples
5 NFA 30-28
@West Haven
12/2
12:30
5 NFA
3 Xavier 48-14
@Rentschler Field
12/7
7:05
4 Newtown
5 NFA 63-21
@Newtown
11/28
6:30
2 Southington
7 Glastonbury 23-14
@Southington
11/28
6:30
7 Glastonbury
3 Xavier 30-13
@Cheshire
12/2
12:30
3 Xavier 55-14
6 Greenwich
@Palmer Field
11/28
6:30

Rosters

Staples Football
2012 Staples Wreckers
Head Coach: Marce Petroccio
Assistants: Jesse McCray, Jack McFarland, Lou Socci, Mac DeVito, Tim Romano,
Jon Boone
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
Matt Jacowleff RB, DB 10 5-9 165 
Will Johnson DB, WR 11 5-10 172 
Teddy Coogan QB, LB 10 6-1 175 
James Frusciante WR, DB 12 6-0 170 
Nicholas Kelly RB, DB 12 6-2 185 
Joey Berger TE, DE 10 5-11 168 
Lance Lonergan WR, LB 12 6-2 190 
Jack Marsilio TE, LB 10 5-11 175 
Jared Levi TE, DL 12 6-3 215 
10 Jake Melnick WR, DB 10 5-10 150 
11 Nathan Luce WR, DB 10 5-7 155 
12 Jamie Onischuk QB, DB 12 5-9 130 
13 Nick Esposito WR, DB 10 6-4 170 
14 Jake Troelstra QB, DB 10 5-10 130 
16 Jack Massie QB, DB 11 6-1 185 
17 Nick Burchill RB, DB 10 5-9 147 
18 Richard Eldh TE, DL 12 6-2 210 
19 Trevor Shearer QB, LB 10 6-0 175 
20 Mike Gifford RB, LB 11 5-11 165 
21 Tyler Tsang RB, LB 10 5-7 169 
22 Joey Zelkowitz RB, DB 12 5-10 175 
23 Sean Driscoll RB, BD 10 6-0 145 
24 Charles Lomanto RB, DB 10 5-8 137 
25 Patrick Lesch RB, DB 11 5-10 170 
27 Owen Burke RB, DB 10 5-10 155 
28 Jack Greenwald RB, DB 11 5-10 175 
29 Eric Lederer DB, WR 12 5-10 160 
32 Greg Strauss RB, DB 12 5-10 180 
35 Quinn Mendelson WR, LB 12 6-1 180 
38 Kevin Watt TE, LB 10 5-8 170 
40 Zach Speranza RB, LB 12 5-7 165 
42 Kevin Kearney TE, LB 12 6-2 205 
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
44 Pieter Hoets TE, DE 12 6-2 225 
45 Bryan Porter TE, DE 11 6-3 230 
47 Ian Burns TE, DE 10 6-0 185 
50 Michael Terzian OL, DL 10 5-11 215 
51 Kyle Hackett TE, LB 10 5-9 160 
52 Adam Trdevaj OL, DL 10 5-5 150 
53 Brian Book OL, LB 12 5-11 205 
54 Spencer Warner OL, DL 11 5-8 190 
55 Austin Nicklas OL, DL 11 6-1 190 
56 Jack Dulsky OL, LB 10 5-10 185 
57 Henri Rizack OL, LB 11 6-2 190 
60 Will Patrick OL, DL 12 6-2 280 
62 Burim Trdevaj OL, DL 12 5-10 250 
64 Jackson Hoebermann OL, DL 10 6-2 185 
65 Nick Kveitaia OL, Dl 10 5-11 165 
66 Aidan Clarke OL, DL 10 5-7 170 
68 Tyler Teske OL, DL 10 6-1 200 
70 Kyle Vaughn OL, DL 12 6-4 265 
72 Chase Colasurdo OL, DL 11 5-11 200 
73 James Black OL, DL 10 5-8 186 
74 Chris Speer OL, DL 12 6-1 258 
77 Nick Ward OL, DL 11 6-1 255 
78 Conor Keenan OL, DL 10 5-10 215 
79 Umberto Pucci OL, DL 12 6-3 225 
80 Ryan Connors WR, DB 10 5-7 140 
82 Michael Bottone WR, DB 10 5-8 125 
83 Eddie Houseworth WR, DB 10 5-11 160 
84 Alec Yass WR, DB 12 6-0 180 
85 Liam Gilmore P, K 12 6-4 175 
88 Will Six WR, DB 10 5-9 160 
Southington Football
2012 Southington Blue Knights
Head Coach: Mike Drury
Assistants: Mike Forgionne, Dan Plant, John Pereira, Chuck Drury, Rob Thomson,
Nate Pryzbeck, Garry Coles, Jim Earl, Matt Kelleher
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
Peter Majchrzak WR/DB 10 5-8 142 
David DiNeno 12 5-9 165 
Austin Gentile 12 5-8 155 
Anthony Bonenfant WR 12 5-9 160 
Nathan Bonenfant WR 12 5-9 160 
Kyle Borawski WR 10 6-0 170 
Connor John WR 10 6-0 195 
Alexander Jamele WR 10 6-0 175 
10 Michael Lange CB 11 5-10 152 
11 Ryan Daigle CB 12 5-9 160 
12 Stephen Barmore QB 11 6-2 200 
13 Zachary Bylykbashi DB 10 5-6 130 
14 Matthew Pellet 11 5-10 150 
15 Preston Testa WR 10 5-3 130 
16 Luke Threlkeld WR 12 5-10 170 
17 Anthony Oliva CB 12 5-11 168 
18 Jasen Rose QB 6-2 195 
23 Steven Hamel RB/LB 10 5-10 180 
24 David Palladino 12 5-9 168 
25 Corbin Garry WR 12 5-9 167 
27 Nicholas Spitz LB 12 6-0 200 
29 Zachary Jamele LB 11 5-10 195 
30 Jake Thayer DB/WR 10 5-9 150 
31 Matthew Maxwell WR/DB 10 5-9 155 
32 Frederick Grimmett RB 11 5-11 200 
33 Andrew Barmore DB 10 5-10 155 
34 Justin Rose LB/WR 12 6-1 190 
35 Kyle Smick 11 6-1 150 
36 Matthew Pestillo LB 11 5-11 150 
40 Alessio Diana WR 5-8 140 
42 Tyler Hyde RB/LB 11 5-9 180 
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
44 Matthew Thomson LB 10 5-10 170 
45 Brian Cunningham DE 12 5-8 198 
50 Ethan Sioch OL 6-0 220 
53 Tyler DiTunno LB 10 5-10 185 
54 Zachary Maxwell DE 11 6-0 205 
55 Jimmy Nardi 11 5-11 220 
56 James Doyle DL 12 5-9 195 
57 Trevor Godston OL 6-3 220 
57 Zachary Spooner RB/LB 10 5-10 180 
58 Joshua Irizarry OL/OL 12 6-0 275 
59 Antonio Gil OL/DL 11 5-10 235 
60 Szymon Gorski OL 10 6-3 258 
62 Vincent Romano DE 12 6-1 210 
63 Noah MacDonald OL/DL 10 6-0 240 
64 Matthew Steeves DL 10 5-3 350 
65 Vincent Milardo DT 10 5-7 220 
66 Travis Daly OL/DL 12 5-10 275 
68 Travis Clark OL/DL 12 5-10 220 
70 Salvatore Conti DE 11 6-0 215 
73 Jake Castico OL 10 6-3 250 
74 Austin DeGumbia OL 10 6-1 255 
75 Jonathan Rauch OL 11 6-2 260 
77 Joseph D'Agostino OL/DL 11 5-10 235 
78 Tyler Chasse OL 10 5-11 260 
79 Arthur Sullivan DL 11 6-1 225 
82 Nicholas Cianci CB 11 5-8 145 
83 Joseph Daigle WR 11 5-8 165 
85 Zachary Blanchette WR 10 6-0 163 
95 Matthew Koczera OL/DL 10 5-11 190 
96 Daniel Williams DL 10 5-9 185 
Xavier Football
2012 Xavier Falcons
Head Coach: Sean Marinan
Assistants: Don Crescimanno, Andy Guyon, Dave Sterling, Dick Nobile, Robert Guyon,
Mark Congdon, Greg Jaskot, Joe Lentini, Kyle St. George, Ed Bartolotta,
Steve Crescimanno, Rich Murphy, Pat Murphy, Geoff Close, Greg Ferry,
Bill Keefe - Trainer
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
Andrew Meoli RB/FS 11 5-11 180 
Joseph Carbone QB/SS 11 6-2 201 
James Sullivan WR/CB 12 6-1 178 
Nathan Gonzalez WR/FS 11 5-11 171 
Michael Scherer QB/OLB  10 5-10 162 
Ricky Murphy WR/CB 10 5-10 135 
Tim Boyle QB 12 6-4 202 
Mark Bucior QB/FS 12 6-2 172 
Mark DelVecchio QB/FS 10 5-10 184 
Nicholas Bisio WR/CB 11 5-9 150 
10 Max Tylki TE/OLB 12 6-1 207 
11 Charlton Ortega WR/ILB 12 5-10 168 
12 Vincent Neri WR/CB 11 5-9 155 
13 Joseph Felton WR/SS 11 5-10 160 
14 Jacob Dobos WR/CB 10 5-9 152 
15 Paul Garrity WR/SS 10 6-0 177 
16 Ricky Verre 11 5-11 163 
17 Noah Palo WR/FS 11 5-9 162 
18 Casey Blank WR 12 6-0 153 
19 Christian Sienko WR/CB 10 5-10 144 
20 Kevin Tobias TE/ILB 11 5-7 150 
21 DeAngelo Berry RB/CB 12 5-7 182 
22 Kristopher Luster WR/CB 12 5-10 181 
23 Austin Guptel WR/CB 12 5-7 168 
24 Bobby Rose WR/CB 11 5-7 117 
25 Justin Fitzpatrick WR/CB 12 5-7 147 
26 Ted Duarte RB/ILB 10 5-10 172 
27 Connor Kuziak WR/CB 10 5-6 125 
27 Jake Rocamora RB/ILB 12 5-10 165 
28 Christopher Anderson RB/ILB 11 5-5 170 
29 Michael Epright RB/ILB 11 5-7 160 
30 Cyle Jones WR/FS 10 5-8 120 
31 Braxton Obi Etuka WR/CB 12 5-10 163 
32 Edwin Luster WR/CB 10 5-5 145 
33 Ian Scott WR/CB 10 6-0 143 
34 Eric Lee TE/OLB 10 5-10 170 
35 Garrett Fernstorm RB/OLB 11 5-9 170 
36 Tim Pearson WR/CB 11 5-10 150 
37 Jacob Corrone WR/FS 10 5-10 151 
38 Troy Christian WR/CB 10 5-10 150 
40 Brian Watson TE/ILB 11 5-9 190 
41 Andrew Verre WR/K 10 5-9 162 
42 Cole Thorburn WR/CB 10 5-8 150 
43 Jesse Bonner WR/SS 10 5-10 181 
44 McNeil Finnegan WR/FS 12 6-1 188 
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
44 Colin Morris TE/MLB 10 6-0 170 
45 John Almquist RB/DB 10 5-8 150 
46 Matthew Blanchard TE/OLB 10 5-11 140 
48 Robert Baldo RB/ILB 10 5-6 160 
49 John Sullivan WR/FS 10 5-7 145 
50 Kyle Wesner G/DE 11 5-9 159 
51 Matthew Murphy C/ILB 10 5-5 150 
52 Colin Cunningham C/ILB 11 5-7 172 
53 Joseph Prefitera TE/ILB 10 5-8 176 
54 Rider Doolittle G/ILB 12 5-7 170 
55 Derek Jones G/ILB 11 5-10 207 
56 Matt Manzione G/MLB 12 5-10 203 
57 John Corraccio G/ILB 12 5-8 210 
58 William Garrity G/ILB 11 5-10 204 
59 Thomas Vanacore T/DE 11 6-0 224 
60 Joe Depaolo-Boisvert T/DE 10 5-10 175 
60 David Field G/NG 11 5-9 205 
62 Zackery Creeron G/NG 12 6-0 287 
62 Domenic DeDomenico G/NG 10 5-8 226 
65 Julian Pereira T/DE 10 5-10 205 
66 Paul Marinan G/MLB 10 5-7 176 
67 Kevin Dean G/DE 12 6-0 232 
67 Earle Dupuis C/NG 11 5-10 198 
68 Andrew Griglun G/NG 10 5-9 222 
69 Michael O'Rourke T/DE 10 5-11 216 
70 Shorney Douet G/DE 10 5-5 161 
71 Riley Byrne T/DE 11 6-1 200 
72 Chidiebere Broderick T/DE 10 6-1 240 
73 Jordan Delsesto T/DE 12 5-10 223 
74 Cooper Clarkin T/DE 11 6-3 251 
75 Max Schumann C/DE 12 6-2 269 
76 Miguel dos Santos T/DT 12 5-9 227 
77 Benjamin Lisle T/NG 12 6-4 313 
77 Anthony Plochocki T/NG 10 6-0 240 
78 Tanner Kern T/DE 10 6-3 280 
79 Jonah Dorsey T/DE 12 6-5 273 
80 Peter Dovidaitis TE/SS 11 5-11 184 
82 Cole Bruni TE/OLB 10 5-11 170 
84 David Horvath WR/CB 11 5-5 145 
85 Andrew Masse TE/OLB 12 5-9 165 
86 Daniel Drabinski TE/OLB 12 6-0 168 
86 Anthony Parcesepe WR/CB 10 6-0 157 
88 Mitchell Rodd WR/CB 10 5-6 150 
Newtown Football
2012 Newtown Nighthawks
Head Coach: Steve George
Assistants: Robert Pattison, Doug Cotto, Mike Lago, Andrew Kirner, Carl Paternoster,
Kevin Bellinot, Matt Pellicone, Nick Tarantino
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
Justin Devellis WR, DB 12 5-10 160 
Chris Devaney WR, DB 12 6-2 170 
Andrew Tarantino QB 11 5-10 165 
Alec Arend WB, QB 12 6-0 150 
Jack Lago WR, DB 11 5-10 160 
Dan Hebert WR, DB 12 5-8 150 
Christian Mather 12 5-9 160 
Troy Frangione WR, DB 10 5-7 165 
10 Jacob Burden QB 10 6-0 175 
11 Cooper Gold RB, LB 11 5-9 175 
12 Nicholas Lotrecciano WR, DB 10 5-10 165 
13 Logan Walsh WR, DB 10 5-11 160 
15 Julian Dunn WR, LB 10 6-2 190 
16 Bryce Decker WR, DB 10 6-3 165 
17 Wyatt Depuy WR, LB 12 5-10 170 
18 Matt Bouton WR, DB 10 6-3 170 
23 Nathan Cabral WR, DL 11 5-10 165 
24 Joseph Santella WR, DB 10 5-8 165 
26 Connor Miller 10 5-6 150 
28 Josh Villa RB, LB 12 5-9 200 
30 Austin Babyak WR, DB 11 5-8 140 
31 Jack Kearney WR, DB 12 5-9 150 
32 Jaret Devellis RB, LB 10 5-7 160 
33 Nicholas Rubino RB, LB 10 5-10 200 
37 Andrew Cragin WR, DB 10 5-10 150 
39 Jimmy Leidlein WR, DB 11 5-11 170 
42 Gustavo Porto WR, DB 10 5-10 165 
44 Timothy Krapf WR, LB 10 6-0 215 
45 Nolan Fischer WR, DB 10 5-10 160 
46 Nick Samuelson LB 6-0 190 
48 Ethan Carpenter DB 5-10 155 
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
48 Anthony Paggett WR, DB 12 5-10 165 
50 Pat Thornberg OL, DL 12 5-11 210 
51 Carlo Fenaroli OT 5-11 223 
52 Nicholas Norberg WR, DL 11 6-0 205 
53 Markus Elken OL, DL 10 6-1 210 
55 Harrison Duffy OL, DL 10 5-7 190 
56 Scott Kelley OL, DL 11 5-7 160 
58 Steven Baye OL, DL 12 5-9 200 
60 Kevin Conte OL, DL 10 5-10 185 
62 Erik Street OL, DL 10 5-10 165 
63 Nick Landau OL, DL 11 6-3 210 
64 Josh Krapf OL, DL 11 6-1 200 
65 Dom Scarangella OL, DL 11 6-0 200 
66 Kent Willis OL, DL 10 6-1 225 
67 Jacob Lambert OL, DL 10 6-1 200 
69 P.J. Hickey OL, DL 12 5-9 215 
70 Branden Jackson OL, DL 10 6-0 305 
71 Patrick Carello OL, DL 11 5-8 205 
74 Matthew White OL, DL 11 6-0 210 
75 Stephen Grasso OL, DL 10 6-1 285 
76 Peter Manfredonia OL, DL 10 6-3 280 
79 Patrick Donnely OL, DL 10 6-0 285 
80 Andrew Svanda FB,LB 6-0 180 
81 Mike Long WR, DB 11 5-7 140 
83 Devin Luzietti DB 6-0 145 
85 Otto Kerler WR, DB 11 6-2 175 
86 Rob Hughes WR, LB 12 5-10 175 
88 Erric Byrd WR, LB 12 6-0 180 
89 Sam Czel WR 5-11 170 
90 Christian Morlock OT,DT 5-11 225 
Norwich Free Academy Football
2012 Norwich Free Academy Wildcats
Head Coach: Jemal Davis
Assistants: Darryl Mayer, Jason Bakoulis, Kevin Whittaker, Mike Murphy, Kevin Wilbur,
Chance Martin, Steve Francis, Clay Killingsworth, Matthew Spinelli, Jeff Brown,
Dave Walencewicz, Chris Winn
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
Elisa Formiglio 12 5-6 120 
Chris Johnson WR/DB 12 6-2 180 
Khaleed Exum-Strong RB/LB 10 5-10 187 
Charlie Jarmon DB/WR 11 5-8 150 
John Caruso WR/DB 12 6-0 170 
ramel Williams RB/DB 11 5-9 150 
Anthony Dipietro QB/DB 11 5-10 164 
10 Ramel Pires DB/WR 10 5-8 145 
11 Joey Paparelli QB/DB 12 5-10 180 
12 Albert Tulli QB/DB 10 5-11 165 
14 Simon Paulsen WR/DB 12 5-11 175 
15 Peyton Whittaker RB/DB 5-11 150 
16 Samuel Fontilus RB/DB 11 5-10 170 
18 Nicolas Cardelle TE/DL 12 5-11 180 
19 Tannor Fontaine WR/DB 10 5-10 150 
20 Airec Ricks DB/RB 11 5-10 170 
21 Marcus Outlow RB/DB 11 5-11 195 
22 Graciliano Garcia RB/DL 10 5-9 150 
26 Brandon Strickland DB/RB 11 5-9 170 
27 Tyler Bendixen RB/DL 10 6-0 180 
30 Steven Makowicki LB/RB 12 6-2 250 
32 Greg Turcotte RB/LB 10 5-8 175 
33 Kyle Konow DB/WR 12 6-0 176 
43 Trevon Holland LB/OL 11 6-0 200 
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
44 Calvin Green LB/RB 11 5-10 170 
49 Trevon Wiggins RB/LB 12 5-9 180 
50 John Crooks OL/DL 12 6-1 203 
51 Anthony Gomes LB/OL 12 6-0 215 
52 Zachary Verley OL/DL 12 6-2 230 
53 Jean Mathurin LB/RB 11 5-8 160 
54 Colby Britt OL/DL 11 6-0 205 
57 Ryan Stowe DL/OL 12 6-2 196 
58 John Patrick Kelly OL/DL 12 6-2 230 
60 Marc D'Elia DL/OL 10 6-2 202 
61 Jake Giannelli DL/OL 10 5-10 215 
62 Abdiel Hernandez-Mercado OL/DL 11 5-11 220 
65 Tyler Beauchesne OL/DL 12 6-2 200 
68 Cody Brown OL/DE 12 6-0 227 
70 Nick Jacaruso LB/OL 10 5-10 190 
71 Craig Maerkel DL/OL 10 5-10 240 
75 Noah Brown OL/DL 6-2 195 
77 J'Von Brown DL/OL 6-1 270 
80 Michael Fisher WR/DB 12 5-8 130 
81 Daniel MacLean WR/DB 10 6-1 174 
88 Angeluis Rosario WR/DB 12 6-1 165 
90 Tuzar Skipper DL/TE 12 6-2 205 
Greenwich Football
2012 Greenwich Cardinals
Head Coach: Richard Albonizio
Assistants: Bob Mata, Steve Murphy, Wayne Gioffre, Kerry Gavin
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
Vincent Ferraro wr 12 5-11 155 
Gardy LeBon lb 11 5-5 175 
Austin Longi rb 10 5-8 140 
Jose Melo qb/cb/wr 11 5-10 160 
Gary Lebon ml 11 5-5 178 
James Harris qb 10 5-11 160 
Griffin Tiedy ss 10 6-0 180 
Nick Pulitano cb 12 5-10 155 
Thomas Martins ss 11 6-0 195 
10 Jesse Adelberg 12 5-7 145 
11 Alex - Captain McMurray rb/cb 12 5-11 195 
14 Liam - Captain O'Neil qb 12 6-1 189 
15 Kent Whitaker qb 10 5-8 160 
16 Scott Atkinson wr/cb 12 6-0 152 
18 Stephen Lewis fs 11 6-2 165 
19 Jon Fischer de 11 6-2 173 
20 Shawn Dunster cb/wr 12 6-0 160 
21 Ryan Borchetta cb 11 5-8 135 
22 Christian Umana wr 12 5-9 132 
23 Zack Blechman rb 12 5-7 165 
24 Nick Schepis cb 11 5-10 160 
27 Adam Pearson rb 11 5-11 180 
28 Joseph Fedorko rb 11 5-10 180 
29 David Wright ws 12 5-11 160 
30 Nick Bancroft ws 12 5-10 155 
31 Thomas Rappa rb 11 5-6 150 
33 Sam Chung ws 11 5-9 150 
35 Mark Bernstein rb/lb 12 5-9 175 
36 Brechan Allison fs 11 6-0 173 
38 Dan Claroni rb/lb 12 5-9 195 
39 Jimmy Piotrzkowski fs 11 6-0 150 
40 Taylor - Captain Olmstead fs/te 12 6-3 195 
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
41 Matt Catalano rb 11 5-10 170 
42 Robert Breck ss 12 5-10 180 
43 Mike Longo rb/db 12 5-9 160 
44 Patrick Callahan de/te 12 6-2 185 
45 Kendrick Pozo lb/rb 11 5-8 205 
50 James Doyle lb 12 6-0 175 
52 David Juarez de/ol 11 5-8 170 
54 Emmett Odegard ls 12 5-11 215 
56 Jack Wynne dt/ot 11 6-5 220 
58 Alex- Captain McGee dl/ol 12 6-1 210 
59 Luca Gabriele lb 11 5-6 200 
60 Alex Byrne dt 12 6-1 200 
62 Griffin Savio dt 12 5-11 212 
64 Justin Gaccione 11 5-11 215 
67 Lawrence Hedvat ot/de 12 6-4 200 
68 Andrew Del Carmine rg 11 6-0 250 
72 James Harnett ot 11 6-0 214 
73 Michelangelo Federici 12 5-10 195 
74 Nick Spano rt 12 6-0 235 
75 Damian Orellana rg 12 5-10 240 
77 Bob Decker 12 5-10 215 
78 Max Kelly dt 12 6-1 240 
79 Vinny Murphy 11 6-0 220 
80 Joe-Captain Kelly te 12 6-2 190 
81 Isaiah Nins de 11 5-11 170 
82 Jack Harrington de 11 6-3 210 
84 Philip Marella de 11 6-0 165 
85 Ross Milani wr 11 5-11 150 
87 Oscar Triana wr 11 5-9 180 
88 Sam Latto te/ss 12 5-10 185 
Glastonbury Football
2012 Glastonbury Tomahawks
Head Coach: Scott Daniels
Assistants: Scott Hurwitz, Bobby Skarvelas, Bob Tigno, Ryan Kelly, Brandon Dickman,
Noah Wrybek, Mark Alexander, John Pitkin, Rob Fagan, Nick Kretzmer
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
Anthony Anisimov DB/WR 11 5-11 190 
Charles Wooding DB/RB 12 5-7 185 
Kyran McKinney-Crudden DB/H 11 5-11 175 
Nicholas Hobert 5-10 160 
Grant Lewis WR/LB 12 6-3 210 
10 Donevin O'Reilly OL/DE 10 5-8 180 
11 Zach Malsky K/WR 12 5-10 170 
12 Jalen Ollie QB 11 6-0 190 
14 Joe Nuzzolo OL/DL 11 6-0 188 
15 Nick Karp LB/WR 12 5-10 190 
16 Joshua Hill DE/H 12 6-3 222 
18 George Silvester WR 12 5-10 178 
19 Ben Berey QB/WR 12 5-11 185 
21 Tyler Janssen RB/DB 12 5-11 186 
22 Romelle Jack OL/DL 10 5-10 178 
24 Alexander Grandchamp WR 12 6-1 184 
28 Kyle Wucherpfenning 12 6-0 178 
30 Mark Shettle LB 11 5-10 180 
32 Thomas Reardon DB/WR 10 5-7 160 
33 Andrew Carbone LB/RB 12 5-11 186 
34 Julius Brown RB/LB 12 5-10 180 
36 Ryan Marano WR/DB 12 5-5 165 
44 Kyle Cook LB 12 5-7 180 
44 Jack Kuzoian DB 11 5-8 188 
50 Justin Kretzmer OL/LB 11 6-0 219 
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
51 Benjamin Colasante OL 11 6-0 190 
52 Alexander Murray OL/LB 11 5-11 190 
53 Jacob Dotson OL/DL 12 5-8 178 
54 Caleb Hodgkins OL/DL 11 5-11 220 
55 Thomas O'Neil OL 12 5-10 200 
56 Stephen Treacy OL 12 6-0 225 
58 John Miroslaw LB 12 5-8 170 
60 Nathan Mandell OL 11 5-11 200 
64 Jeffrey Joyce OL 11 5-11 220 
65 Matthew Hill OL/DE 12 6-3 211 
70 Jordan Butler OT/DT 12 6-5 225 
71 Jacob Schena OL 11 6-2 242 
73 Austin Smith LB/H 10 5-10 230 
75 Andrew Cavanna DL/FB 11 6-0 224 
76 Shane McQuillan OT/DL 12 6-3 276 
78 Justin Barkley OL/DL 11 6-2 250 
80 Mason Grande DE 12 6-0 189 
81 Samuel Pirsig DL/H 5-11 188 
82 Xavier Gill WR 12 6-2 185 
83 Ryan Shiller DB/WR 12 5-8 186 
84 Callum Guinan WR/DB 11 5-11 185 
88 Ethan Ericson WR/DE 11 6-2 185 
89 Justin Aglieco DE/WR 10 5-7 180 
West Haven Football
2012 West Haven Blue Devils
Head Coach: Ed McCarthy
Assistants: Rich Boshea, Ron Luneau, Tim Nixon, Dennis O'Connell, Mike DeVito,
Dave Benoit, Rusty Dunne
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
Ervin Philips HB 11 5-11 176 
Javon Taylor QB 12 6-3 173 
Jawaun Manning SE 12 5-5 122 
Andre Gee HB 12 5-10 165 
11 Thomas Brim QB 10 6-0 148 
12 Bobby Sampson FB 12 5-7 150 
13 Aaron Haley QB 11 5-10 147 
14 Eric Lanziero SE 12 5-8 176 
20 Eddy Williams FB 12 5-11 193 
22 Robert Hayes HB 12 5-10 184 
23 John Brolet SE 11 6-0 178 
26 Kadialy Toure TE 12 6-0 182 
30 Alex DeVarez HB 10 5-7 145 
32 Jesse Ridgway TE 11 6-2 188 
33 Tayvon Gibbs TE 10 6-0 185 
34 Lonnie Jacobs RB 5-10 200 
36 Duane Gary HB 11 5-8 152 
37 Jeremiah Jeter HB 11 5-6 140 
40 Nyrell Moore FB 11 5-8 163 
41 Sigma McQueen TE 12 5-10 155 
43 Abdul Aziz 12 5-7 140 
44 Xavier Garcia FB 12 5-6 171 
45 Zak Aziz 11 5-9 150 
50 Elijah Gaskins 11 5-11 202 
51 Ivan Fidalgo 12 6-0 183 
#NAMEPOSGRHTWT
52 Juwan Rollins 10 5-11 265 
53 Adam Annunziato 12 5-7 225 
54 Jake Vasilescu 12 5-8 190 
55 Qusaan Hoskie 12 6-2 228 
56 Dave Cinti 11 6-3 265 
56 Sean McMillian 10 5-10 248 
58 Darius Bennett 10 5-6 258 
60 Russell Roberson 11 5-7 213 
61 Tyler Sullivan 10 5-4 192 
62 Norman Doss 11 6-1 195 
63 Steven McMillian 10 6-0 202 
64 Jairo Camacho 10 5-10 185 
65 Dante Emanuel 11 5-11 282 
66 Shaneal Thompson 12 6-0 228 
72 William Barrett 12 6-0 276 
74 Jason Chang 11 5-8 232 
75 Brandan Harrington 12 5-11 218 
76 Stephfon Mollette 12 5-10 257 
78 Matthew Jones 11 6-1 300 
80 Jason Wilkerson SE 10 6-2 181 
81 Thomas Wilkerson TE 10 6-2 153 
83 Paris Tavares HB 12 5-7 143 
84 Huey Miles HB 11 5-6 125 
85 Kevin Armstrong TE 5-10 180 

Rankings

Final Official Playoff Point Rankings

Tiebreaker Notations:
  • * Head-To-Head
  • + Opponents Wins and Ties
  • % Highest Ranked Opponent Defeated
  • @ Winning Percentage
  • ^ By Lot
Team Record Opp.
W/T
Points
Point
Total
Point
Avg.
Tie
Breaker
Points
Results Detail
1.Staples9-0430/01330147.7886Wins Over: St. Joseph (M-8w), Bridgeport Central (LL-3w), Brien McMahon (LL-6w), Danbury (LL-3w), Trumbull (LL-5w), Darien (L-7w), Fairfield Warde (L-1w), Westhill (LL-2w), Greenwich (LL-8w) 
2.Southington10-0460/01460146.0092Wins Over: East Hartford (LL-1w), New Britain (LL-3w), Newington (LL-6w), Conard (LL-2w), South Windsor (LL-2w), Glastonbury (LL-9w), Hall (LL-5w), Simsbury (LL-6w), Manchester (LL-6w), Cheshire (LL-6w) 
3.Xavier9-1530/01420142.00126Wins Over: Notre Dame-West Haven (L-4w), North Haven (L-7w), Fairfield Prep (LL-6w), Hamden (LL-2w), Amity (LL-4w), Hillhouse (M-8w), Shelton (LL-6w), West Haven (LL-8w), Middletown (L-8w)
Losses To: Daniel Hand (L-10w) 
4.Newtown10-0380/01380138.0076Wins Over: New Milford (LL-2w), Pomperaug (L-4w), Stratford (L-2w), Brookfield (M-5w), Oxford (S-8w), Notre Dame-Fairfield (S-1w), Bethel (M-4w), Bunnell (L-3w), Immaculate (S-0w), Masuk (L-9w) 
5.Norwich Free Academy10-0370/01370137.0074Wins Over: St. Bernard/Norwich Tech (M-0w), Woodstock Academy (L-0w), Fitch (L-8w), Ledyard (M-7w), East Lyme (L-2w), Stamford (LL-2w), Bacon Academy (M-2w), Griswold (S-5w), Waterford (M-4w), New London (M-7w) 
6.Greenwich8-1330/01130125.5684Wins Over: Ridgefield (LL-8w), Bassick (L-1w), Trumbull (LL-5w), Fairfield Ludlowe (LL-5w), Bridgeport Central (LL-3w), Westhill (LL-2w), Brien McMahon (LL-6w), Danbury (LL-3w)
Losses To: Staples (LL-9w) 
7.Glastonbury9-1340/01240124.0088Wins Over: New Britain (LL-3w), Newington (LL-6w), Conard (LL-2w), Manchester (LL-6w), Maloney (L-3w), East Hartford (LL-1w), South Windsor (LL-2w), Hall (LL-5w), Simsbury (LL-6w)
Losses To: Southington (LL-10w) 
8.West Haven8-2330/01130113.00104Wins Over: Hamden (LL-2w), Guilford (L-5w), Notre Dame-West Haven (L-4w), Sheehan (M-4w), Amity (LL-4w), Cheshire (LL-6w), Wilbur Cross (L-2w), Fairfield Prep (LL-6w)
Losses To: Daniel Hand (L-10w), Xavier (LL-9w) 
9.Ridgefield8-2210/01010101.0070Wins Over: Fairfield Ludlowe (LL-5w), Stamford (LL-2w), Wilton (L-4w), Fairfield Warde (L-1w), Norwalk (LL-3w), Harding (L-0w), Bridgeport Central (LL-3w), Danbury (LL-3w)
Losses To: Greenwich (LL-8w), Brien McMahon (LL-6w) 
10.Manchester6-3250/085094.44100Wins Over: Hall (LL-5w), South Windsor (LL-2w), Simsbury (LL-6w), Hartford Public (LL-7w), Conard (LL-2w), New Britain (LL-3w)
Losses To: Glastonbury (LL-9w), Newington (LL-6w), Southington (LL-10w) 
11.Hartford Public7-3170/087087.0080Wins Over: Maloney (L-3w), RHAM (L-3w), E.O. Smith (L-3w), Wethersfield (L-6w), Fermi (L-0w), Bulkeley (L-2w), Weaver (S-0w)
Losses To: Manchester (LL-6w), Middletown (L-8w), Windsor (L-9w) 
12.Fairfield Prep6-4220/082082.0094Wins Over: Wilbur Cross (L-2w), East Haven (M-1w), Shelton (LL-6w), Cheshire (LL-6w), Hamden (LL-2w), Branford (L-5w)
Losses To: Xavier (LL-9w), Amity (LL-4w), Notre Dame-West Haven (L-4w), West Haven (LL-8w) 
13.Cheshire+6-4200/080080.00108Wins Over: Shelton (LL-6w), Branford (L-5w), Notre Dame-West Haven (L-4w), Wilbur Cross (L-2w), East Haven (M-1w), Hamden (LL-2w)
Losses To: Daniel Hand (L-10w), Fairfield Prep (LL-6w), West Haven (LL-8w), Southington (LL-10w) 
14.Newington6-4200/080080.00100Wins Over: East Hartford (LL-1w), New Britain (LL-3w), Manchester (LL-6w), South Windsor (LL-2w), Conard (LL-2w), Wethersfield (L-6w)
Losses To: Simsbury (LL-6w), Glastonbury (LL-9w), Southington (LL-10w), Hall (LL-5w) 
15.Shelton+6-4220/079079.00106Wins Over: Foran (M-6w), Amity (LL-4w), Notre Dame-West Haven (L-4w), Lyman Hall (M-0w), Hamden (LL-2w), Derby (S-6w)
Losses To: Cheshire (LL-6w), Fairfield Prep (LL-6w), Xavier (LL-9w), Daniel Hand (L-10w) 
16.Simsbury+6-4190/079079.00106Wins Over: Newington (LL-6w), Conard (LL-2w), South Windsor (LL-2w), Hall (LL-5w), New Britain (LL-3w), East Hartford (LL-1w)
Losses To: Manchester (LL-6w), Windsor (L-9w), Southington (LL-10w), Glastonbury (LL-9w) 
17.Brien McMahon%6-4190/079079.0096Wins Over: Fairfield Warde (L-1w), Harding (L-0w), Fairfield Ludlowe (LL-5w), Ridgefield (LL-8w), Stamford (LL-2w), Norwalk (LL-3w)
Losses To: Staples (LL-9w), New Canaan (L-8w), Wilton (L-4w), Greenwich (LL-8w) 
18.Naugatuck6-4190/079079.0096Wins Over: Wilby (L-5w), St. Paul Catholic (S-2w), Sacred Heart (S-3w), Torrington (L-6w), Watertown (M-2w), Kennedy (LL-1w)
Losses To: Derby (S-6w), Holy Cross (S-6w), Woodland (S-7w), Ansonia (S-10w) 
19.Trumbull5-5200/070070.00116Wins Over: Westhill (LL-2w), Fairfield Ludlowe (LL-5w), Darien (L-7w), Danbury (LL-3w), Bridgeport Central (LL-3w)
Losses To: Branford (L-5w), Greenwich (LL-8w), Staples (LL-9w), New Canaan (L-8w), St. Joseph (M-8w) 
20.Hall5-5140/064064.00106Wins Over: East Hartford (LL-1w), South Windsor (LL-2w), New Britain (LL-3w), Newington (LL-6w), Conard (LL-2w)
Losses To: Manchester (LL-6w), Middletown (L-8w), Simsbury (LL-6w), Southington (LL-10w), Glastonbury (LL-9w) 
21.Fairfield Ludlowe5-590/059059.0086Wins Over: Harding (L-0w), Stamford (LL-2w), Danbury (LL-3w), Norwalk (LL-3w), Fairfield Warde (L-1w)
Losses To: Darien (L-7w), Ridgefield (LL-8w), Trumbull (LL-5w), Greenwich (LL-8w), Brien McMahon (LL-6w) 
22.Amity4-6170/057057.00118Wins Over: Sheehan (M-4w), Guilford (L-5w), Fairfield Prep (LL-6w), Wilbur Cross (L-2w)
Losses To: Daniel Hand (L-10w), Shelton (LL-6w), West Haven (LL-8w), Xavier (LL-9w), Hamden (LL-2w), North Haven (L-7w) 
23.Norwalk3-650/035038.8984Wins Over: Danbury (LL-3w), Westhill (LL-2w), Harding (L-0w)
Losses To: Stamford (LL-2w), Trinity Catholic (S-8w), New Canaan (L-8w), Ridgefield (LL-8w), Fairfield Ludlowe (LL-5w), Brien McMahon (LL-6w) 
24.Danbury3-770/037037.00104Wins Over: Hamden (LL-2w), Bridgeport Central (LL-3w), Westhill (LL-2w)
Losses To: Norwalk (LL-3w), Darien (L-7w), Staples (LL-9w), Trumbull (LL-5w), Fairfield Ludlowe (LL-5w), Greenwich (LL-8w), Ridgefield (LL-8w) 
25.Bridgeport Central3-630/033036.6780Wins Over: Westhill (LL-2w), Bassick (L-1w), Harding (L-0w)
Losses To: Wilton (L-4w), Staples (LL-9w), Danbury (LL-3w), Greenwich (LL-8w), Trumbull (LL-5w), Ridgefield (LL-8w) 
26.New Britain+3-750/035035.00112Wins Over: East Hartford (LL-1w), Conard (LL-2w), South Windsor (LL-2w)
Losses To: Glastonbury (LL-9w), Southington (LL-10w), Hall (LL-5w), Newington (LL-6w), Simsbury (LL-6w), Manchester (LL-6w), Berlin (M-9w) 
27.Bristol Central3-750/035035.00106Wins Over: Bulkeley (L-2w), Fermi (L-0w), E.O. Smith (L-3w)
Losses To: Windsor (L-9w), Farmington (L-8w), Wethersfield (L-6w), Maloney (L-3w), Middletown (L-8w), Rocky Hill (S-9w), Bristol Eastern (L-5w) 
28.Hamden2-880/028028.00104Wins Over: Jonathan Law (M-4w), Amity (LL-4w)
Losses To: West Haven (LL-8w), Danbury (LL-3w), Xavier (LL-9w), Wilbur Cross (L-2w), Fairfield Prep (LL-6w), Shelton (LL-6w), Cheshire (LL-6w), Notre Dame-West Haven (L-4w) 
29.Westhill2-860/026026.00104Wins Over: Wilton (L-4w), Stamford (LL-2w)
Losses To: Trinity Catholic (S-8w), Trumbull (LL-5w), Norwalk (LL-3w), Bridgeport Central (LL-3w), Franklin (MA) (LL-7w), Danbury (LL-3w), Greenwich (LL-8w), Staples (LL-9w) 
30.Conard2-850/025025.00102Wins Over: South Windsor (LL-2w), RHAM (L-3w)
Losses To: Simsbury (LL-6w), Glastonbury (LL-9w), Southington (LL-10w), New Britain (LL-3w), Manchester (LL-6w), East Hartford (LL-1w), Newington (LL-6w), Hall (LL-5w) 
31.Stamford+2-830/023023.00116Wins Over: Harding (L-0w), Norwalk (LL-3w)
Losses To: Ridgefield (LL-8w), St. Joseph (M-8w), Trinity Catholic (S-8w), Norwich Free Academy (LL-10w), Fairfield Ludlowe (LL-5w), New Canaan (L-8w), Brien McMahon (LL-6w), Westhill (LL-2w) 
32.South Windsor2-830/023023.00100Wins Over: East Hartford (LL-1w), Rockville (L-2w)
Losses To: Conard (LL-2w), Manchester (LL-6w), Hall (LL-5w), Simsbury (LL-6w), Southington (LL-10w), Newington (LL-6w), Glastonbury (LL-9w), New Britain (LL-3w) 
33.New Milford2-820/022022.00112Wins Over: Immaculate (S-0w), Stratford (L-2w)
Losses To: Newtown (LL-10w), Masuk (L-9w), Brookfield (M-5w), Pomperaug (L-4w), Bethel (M-4w), Oxford (S-8w), Joel Barlow (M-8w), New Fairfield (M-6w) 
34.East Hartford1-820/012013.3392Wins Over: Conard (LL-2w)
Losses To: Southington (LL-10w), Hall (LL-5w), New Britain (LL-3w), Newington (LL-6w), E.O. Smith (L-3w), South Windsor (LL-2w), Glastonbury (LL-9w), Simsbury (LL-6w) 
35.Crosby1-920/012012.0098Wins Over: St. Paul Catholic (S-2w)
Losses To: Holy Cross (S-6w), Wolcott (M-9w), Watertown (M-2w), Sacred Heart (S-3w), Seymour (S-5w), Ansonia (S-10w), Wilby (L-5w), Derby (S-6w), Kennedy (LL-1w) 
36.Kennedy1-910/011011.00100Wins Over: Crosby (LL-1w)
Losses To: Wolcott (M-9w), Wilby (L-5w), Seymour (S-5w), Woodland (S-7w), Holy Cross (S-6w), Sacred Heart (S-3w), St. Paul Catholic (S-2w), Torrington (L-6w), Naugatuck (LL-6w) 

Quarterfinals

#1 Newtown Nighthawks (12-0)
vs.
#8 Ridgefield Tigers (9-2)
at Newtown, 6:30 on December 3
#4 Southington Blue Knights (9-1)
vs.
#5 NFA Wildcats (8-2)
at Southington, 6:30 on December 3
#2 Glastonbury Tomahawks (10-1)
vs.
#7 Ffld.Prep Jesuits (9-2)
at Glastonbury, 6:30 on December 3
#3 Hall Warriors (9-1)
vs.
#6 West Haven Blue Devils (9-2)
at Hall, 6:30 on December 3

Semifinals

#1 Staples 28
#5 NFA 30
at West Haven, 12:30pm on December 2
By Ned Griffen
Special to CIACsports.com


West Haven -- The Norwich Free Academy football team continues to convert the doubters into believers.

Joey Paparelli ran 22 times for 102 yards and a touchdown and completed 3 of 7 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown as fifth-seeded NFA knocked off No. 1 Staples of Westport Sunday, 30-28, in a CIAC Class LL semifinal played at Ken Strong Stadium.

The Wildcats (12-0) will be making their second state championship appearance. It played in the 1998 Class LL final.

NFA has beaten the South-West Conference champion (Newtown) and Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Champion (Staples) in succession.

"Nobody gives us a chance because we play in the ECC (Eastern Connecticut Conference)," Wildcats coach Jemal Davis said, "but we proved it today. Nobody can say anything now."

The Wreckers (10-1) were the Class LL runner-ups last season.

Marcus Outlow ran 12 times for 113 yards for the Wildcats and Ryer Caruso added two catches for 81 yards and a score. Ramel Williams scored on a 32-yard run for NFA and Khaleed Exum-Strong added a 2-yard touchdown run.

Jack Massie completed 10 of 18 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns for Staples and also ran 18 times for 71 yards and a score. Patrick Lesch ran 10 times for 111 yards and a touchdown for the Wreckers and James Frusciante added six catches for 105 yards and two scores.

The score was tied, 21-21, with over seven minutes left in the game when a bad snap on a punt gave NFA a safety. Paparelli ran 63 yards down to the Staples' 8 moments into the fourth quarter. Exum-Strong's 2-yard run gave the Wildcats a 30-21 lead.

The Wreckers had a second-and-goal at the NFA on their next possession. The Wildcats' Airec Ricks ended the drive by deflecting the option pass, which was recovered by teammate Ryan Stowe. Staples had a chance to get the ball back with less than three minutes left in the game, but a punt hit one of its players heels, and Ricks recovered the ball.

"You can't do the things on special teams that we did today," Wreckers coach Marce Petroccio said, "and you can't put the ball on the ground. That's what happened. (NFA is) a good football team. They're some tough kids."

December 2, at West Haven 1 2 3 4 Total
(1) Staples (10-1) 7 14 0 7 28
(5) Norwich Free Academy (12-0) 7 14 2 7 30
First quarter
S--James Frusciante 34 pass from Jack Massie (Mike Gifford kick)
N--Ramel Williams 32 run (Elisa Formiglio kick)
Second quarter
N--Joey Paparelli 1 run (Formiglio kick)
S--Patrick Lesch 29 run (Gifford kick)
N--Ryer Caruso 38 pass from Paparelli (Formiglio kick)
S--Massie 6 run (Gifford kick)
Third quarter
N--Safety, Staples snap out of the end zone
Fourth quarter
N--Khaleed Exum-Strong 2 run (Formiglio kick)
S--Frusciante 16 pass from Massie (Gifford kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING--NFA, Marcus Outlow 12-113, Joey Paparelli 23-102, Ramel Williams 2-33, Khaleed Exum-Strong 4-9, Ryer Caruso 1-(minus-5). Staples, Patrick Lesch 10-111, Jack Massie 18-71, Joey Zelkowitz 10-64, Zach Speranza 1-(minus-1), James Frusciante 1-(minus-2).

PASSING--NFA, Paparelli 3-7-0-87, Outlow 0-1-0-0. Staples, Massie 10-18-1-199.

RECEIVING--NFA, Caruso 2-81, Williams 1-6. Staples, Frusciante 6-105, Lesch 3-64, Will Johnson 1-30
#7 Glastonbury 13
#3 Xavier 30
at Cheshire, 12:30pm on December 2
By Paul Rosano
Special to CIACsports.com


CHESHIRE -- DeAngelo Berry rushed for 156 yards on 33 carries and scored two touchdowns to help No. 3 seed Xavier-Middletown pull away from No. 7 Glastonbury for a 30-13 victory in a Class LL semifinal game Sunday at Cheshire High School.

Glastonbury took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter but Xavier (11-1) tied in the first and went into halftime up 16-7. The Tomahawks (10-2) wouldn't score again until the final second of the game as the Falcons ground game took over in the second half.

"We challenged the kids. Our defense was playing very, very well, but we weren't doing anything offensively (in the first half)," Xavier coach Sean Marinan said. "We just had to get our act together and score some points. Finally we did that."

Glastonbury scored on a 2-yard run by quarterback Joshua Hill with 5:37 left in the first quarter to cap an eight-play, 80-yard drive that was keyed by two long passes. The first was a 35-yard completion from Glastonbury's second QB in its two-quarterback system, Ben Berey, to Nick Karp that got the T-Hawks into Xavier territory at the 46.

The second was from Hill to Berey for 26 yards, setting up first-and-10 at the Xavier 23. Three plays later Glastonbury scored for a 7-0 lead.

Xavier came right back with a nine-play 65-yard drive ending with Berry taking it in from the 6 to tie it at 7 with 2:15 left in the first.

The Falcons got a break when Glastonbury snapped the ball out of its end zone on an attempted punt from its 13 to give Xavier a 9-7 edge with 4:41 left in the half.

Xavier struck again later in the second quarter when quarterback Tim Boyle (11-for-21, 157 yards) found Kris Luster over the middle on a post pattern for a 22-yard touchdown and a 16-7 halftime lead.

Glastonbury's offense did little in the second half (106 yards total offense) as Xavier shut down the T-Hawks' ground game and passing game until the last play from scrimmage.

"We went into it wanting to throw the ball. We did throw the ball quite a bit but we just didn't execute," Glastonbury coach Scot Daniels said. "We talked about opportunities. We just didn't take advantage of those opportunities."

Glastonbury lost one of its quarterbacks, Hill (3-for-4, 40 yards) in the first half on a sack at its 20-yard line. Hill came back sparingly as a receiver. Berey (14-for-37, 133 yards) took the rest of the snaps from center.

Xavier took advantage of a 7-yard Glastonbury punt in the third quarter to take over at the T-Hawks' 42. The Falcons ran Berry seven straight times with the senior going in from the 1 with 6:34 left in the quarter to give Xavier a 23-7 lead.

On its next possession, Xavier struck quickly with an 80-yard TD pass from Boyle to James Sullivan on its second play from scrimmage to make it 30-7.

Glastonbury scored with 1 second left when Berey hooked up with Karp for a 10-yard TD.

December 2, at Cheshire 1 2 3 4 Total
(7) Glastonbury (10-2) 7 0 0 6 13
(3) Xavier (11-1) 7 9 14 0 30
First quarter
G--Joshua Hill 2 run (Kyle Wucherfenning kick) 5:37
X--DeAngelo Berry 6 run (Andrew Verre kick) 2:15
Second quarter
X--Safety (snap out of the end zone on punt attempt) 4:41
X--Kris Luster 22 pass from Tim Boyle (Verre kick) :30.9
Third quarter
X--Berry 1 run (Verre kick) 6:34
X--James Sullivan 80 pass from Boyle (Verre kick) 4:09
Fourth quarter
G--Nick Karp 10 pass from Ben Berey (pass failed) :01

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING--Glastonbury, Charles Wooding 8-35, Ben Berey 7-27, Tim Janssen 3-3, Joshua Hill 7-(minus-14). Xavier, DeAngelo Berry 33-156, Andrew Meoli 5-44, Tim Boyle 5-31, Kris Luster 2-5.

PASSING--Glastonbury, Joshua Hill 3--4-0-40, Ben Berey 14-37-0-133, George Silvester 0-0-0-0. Xavier, Tim Boyle 11-21-0-157.

RECEIVING--Glastonbury, Charles Wooding 6-75, Nick Karp 2-25, Tyler Janssen 4-19, Ben Berey 2-24, Grant Lewis 1-9, Anthony Anisimov 1-4, George Silvester 1-(minus 3). Xavier, James Sullivan 3-89, Kris Luster 5-48, Andrew Meoli 2-14, Nathan Gonzalez 1-6.

Championship Game

CIAC Class LL Football Final
#3 Xavier 48, #5 Norwich Free Academy 14

By John Nestor
Special to CIACsports.com


EAST HARTFORD - DeAngelo Berry and Tim Boyle both played their last game for Xavier on the state's biggest stage and made sure that they went out on top.

Berry ran for 260 yards and three touchdowns and Boyle ran for a score and threw for another to lead third-seeded Xavier to a 48-14 victory over No. 5 Norwich Free Academy in the CIAC Class LL Championship game Friday night in front of a crowd of 4,576 at Rentschler Field.

Xavier (12-1) was playing in its third straight LL final while NFA (12-1) was making just its second appearance in the title game and first since 1998. It took a while, but the Falcons eventually imposed their will and earned their third straight LL crown.

"It's a testament to our players and my assistant coaches they do a fantastic job, Xavier coach Sean Marinan said. "It's everybody's goal to get here and for us to be able to do it speaks to the work ethic of the players we have."

That Xavier work ethic was embodied by Berry, the offensive line and the defense. The Falcons ran for 408 yards and had six rushing touchdowns while averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Boyle, who is headed to Boston College next fall, had to throw only five times all night.

The Falcons defense did its part, limiting NFA to 169 total yards and shutting the Wildcats out in the second half.

"They were the better team," Norwich Free Academy coach Jemal Davis said. "The main thing was how they came out and were able to run the ball. That was something we thought we were going to be able to stop."

What the Wildcats thought was one thing, the reality turned out to be something different entirely.

Berry found hole after hole and was never brought down by first contact. Boyle also found running room on the option and opened the scoring with a 4-yard run with 4:54 left in the first quarter to make it 7-0.

Boyle then helped the Falcons double-up their advantage, throwing a beautiful ball on a pump and go and hitting James Sullivan in stride around midfield and Sullivan did the rest, racing in for a 94-yard score and a 14-0 lead.

Berry made it 20-0 with 3:19 left in the first half and then the Wildcats woke up.

Ryer Caruso hauled in a 49-yard TD pass from Joey Paparelli to get NFA on the board. Placekicker Elisa Formiglio then made history, converting the extra-point to become the first female player to appear as well as score in a CIAC Football Championship game.

Xavier mishandled the ensuing kickoff and NFA was back in business on a short field. Paparelli capped the 20-yard drive with a six-yard scoring strike to Caruso and all of a sudden the game had gone from blowout to an actual contest.

It concerned Marinan, who felt like he had seen this movie already this season and it didn't turn out well for the Falcons.

"I was concerned because they had all the momentum going into the half and I was getting flashbacks to the Hand game," Marinan said. "That's exactly what I talked about in the locker room."

The message got through to the Falcons, who came out and dominated the second half, outscoring the Wildcats 28-0. Berry scored on a 4-yard run to make it 28-14 and added a 25-yard run in the fourth to put Xavier on top 41-14 with 10:21 to go.

Kris Luster and Andrew Meoli also ran for scores in the second half for Xavier, which did not attempt a pass in the second half. They didn't need to.

"It's a surreal feeling. The fact that we won three state championships in a row is a great accomplishment," Berry said. 'It's a great way to end my high school career. We had the advantage up front with the offensive line and it was great getting all those touches with the holes the offensive line was opening."

With Berry and the ground game rolling, Boyle finished 2-of-5 for 109 yards and a TD. He didn't have to do too much but he added 35 yards rushing and capped his career with another title.

"I'm just going to enjoy this, this is a great time for out team. We won states three years in a row and I couldn't be happier," Boyle said. "I'm just so proud of our guys. It was DeAngelo's night and our offensive line, they all played great."

Especially in the second half, when the Falcons truly asserted themselves and made sure Marinan wouldn't have to watch a sequal of the Hand game, Xavier's only loss this season.

"I said you've got 24 minutes to go out there and earn this one and we have to get a stop, get our offense the ball and we've got to score some points," Marinan said.

"One thing I said is this is exactly where we were with Hand and we didn't come out of the locker room. I said remember that feeling because there are no next weeks, whatever happens, that feeling is going to last for the rest of your lives."

And thanks to Berry and Boyle, it's a championship feeling.


December 7, at Rentschler Field, East Hartford 1 2 3 4 Total
(5) Norwich Free Academy (12-1) 0 14 0 0 14
(3) Xavier (12-1) 14 6 14 14 48
First Quarter
04:54 XAV Tim Boyle 4 yd run (Andrew Verre kick)
02:13 XAV James Sullivan 94 yd pass from Tim Boyle (Andrew Verre kick)
Second Quarter
03:19 XAV DeAngelo Berry 3 yd run (Andrew Verre kick failed)
01:56 NFA John Caruso 49 yd pass from Joey Paparelli (Elisa Formiglio kick)
00:01 NFA John Caruso 6 yd pass from Joey Paparelli (Elisa Formiglio kick)
Third Quarter
05:38 XAV DeAngelo Berry 4 yd run (Kristopher Luster pass from BOYLE)
00:41 XAV Kristopher Luster 22 yd run (Andrew Verre kick failed)
Fourth Quarter
10:21 XAV DeAngelo Berry 25 yd run (Ricky Verre kick)
05:53 XAV Andrew Meoli 19 yd run (Ricky Verre kick)

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