The 2013 GameTimeCT / Register All-State Second, Third, Honorable Mention football teams

Compiled by Mike Pucci and the GameTimeCT sports staff. View the First-Team All-State offense here: OFFENSE | DEFENSE & SPECIAL TEAMS

Second Team


  • QB    Jordan Vazzano  (6-3    225    Sr.), St. Joseph
    Completed 189 of 356 passes for 3,065 yards and 41 touchdowns.
  • RB    Mufasha Abdul Basir (5-9    165    Jr.), St. Joseph
    Rushed 267 times for 2.481 yards and 30 touchdowns.
  • RB    Tyzhan Leatherwood    5-6    165    Jr.    Platt
    Rushed 194 times for 1,836 yards and 26 touchdowns.
  • RB    Chris Young    5-9    185    Sr.    Rocky Hill
    Rushed 196 times for 1,996 yards and 35 touchdowns.
  • WR    Shane Miller    5-11    160    Sr.    St. Joseph
    Caught 51 passes for 991 yards and 13 touchdowns.
  • WR    Cole Turpin    5-9    157    Sr.    New Canaan
    Made 39 catches for 661 yards and 10 touchdowns.
  • WR    Nick Weissauer    5-8    170    Sr.    Foran
    Caught 74 passes for 1,098 yards and seven touchdowns.
  • OL    Matt Simon    (6-3    260    Sr.), Ansonia
    Paved way for Class S champion Chargers to rush for 6,059 yards and 95 touchdowns.
  • OL    Pete Mestre (6-6    295    Sr.), St. Joseph
    Paved way for Class M champion Hogs to rush for 4,066 yards and 54 touchdowns.
  • OL    Jesse Ridgway    (6-2    211    Sr.), West Haven
    Helped the Westies rush a school-record 527 times for 4,351 yards.
  • OL    Colin McKeown    (6-4    290    Sr.), Fairfield Warde
    Was also a coaches all-state first-team and all-Walter Camp team selection.
  • OL    John Tondalo    (5-10    300    Sr.), North Haven
    Paved way for Indians to rush for 4,319 yards and 54 touchdowns.
  • K    Kyle Smick    (6-1    150    Sr.), Southington
    Made 9 of 13 field goals and 71 of 72 extra points for Class LL champions.


  • DL    Jack Wynne    (6-4    240    Sr.)    Greenwich
    Recorded 53 tackles and 10 sacks for the 8-3 Cardinals.
  • DL    Zach Allen    (6-6    243    Jr.)    New Canaan
    Made 81 tackles, 11.5 sacks and one interception for the Class L champions.
  • DL    Max Trudeau    (6-0    196    Sr.)    Fairfield Prep
    Made 126 total tackles and 11 sacks for Class LL finalists.
  • DL    Cal Daniels    (6-3    255    Sr.)    Bethel
    Made 83 tackles, nine sacks and recovered one fumble.
  • LB    Mike Jones    (6-1    235    Sr.)    Capital Prep
    Made 92 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one interception and recovered one fumble.
  • LB    Zak Jamele    (5-8    195    Sr.)    Southington
    Made 126 total tackles, four sacks and two interceptions.
  • LB    Will Garrity    (5-11    219    Sr.)    Xavier
    Made 44 tackles, two interceptions and 1.5 sacks.
  • DB    Mike DiCosmo    (5-11    152    Sr.)   New Canaan
    Made 51 tackles, six interceptions and caused one fumble.
  • DB    Brett Philips    (6-0    190    Sr.)    Wilton
    Made 61 tackles and caused three fumbles.
  • DB    Jose Garcia    (5-11    170    Sr.)    New London
    Recorded 40 tackles, three interceptions and deflected nine passes.
  • DB    Jai’Quan McKnight    (5-10    185    Jr.)    Ansonia
    Made 51 tackles and five interceptions for Class S champions.
  • UT    Harold Cooper    (5-8    185    Sr.)    Hillhouse
    Had 25 rushing touchdowns, and touchdowns on a punt return, interception and a reception.
  • P    Mike McNally    (6-1    180    Sr.)    Cromwell
    Averaged 51 yards per punt and landed 23 punts inside the 20.

Third Team


  • QB    Nick Cascione    (6-0    187    Sr.)    New Canaan
    Completed 168 of 290 passes for 2,740 yards and 33 touchdowns.
  • RB    Will Bonaparte   (5-10    190    Sr.)    Ridgefield
    277 times for 1,938 yards and 19 touchdowns.
  • RB    Bobby Drysdale    (6-1    200    So.)    Brookfield
    Rushed 231 times for 2,096 yards and 27 touchdowns.
  • RB    Marcus Outlow    (5-11    180    Sr.)   NFA
    Led Wildcats to Class LL quarterfinals. Has orally committed to play at Boston College.
  • WR    Griffin Ross    (5-10    170    Jr.)    Darien
    Made 80 catches for 1,061 yards and six touchdowns.
  • WR    Tom Wilson    (6-0    155    Sr.)    Hand
    Made 52 catches for 807 yards and 10 touchdowns.
  • WR    Alex LaPolice    (6-0    184    Jr.)    New Canaan
    Made 35 catches for 619 yards and 10 touchdowns.
  • OL    Louie Rodrigues  (6-4    296    Sr.)    Brookfield
    Paved way for Bobcats to rush for 4,326 yards and 53 touchdowns.
  • OL    Ryan McKenna    (6-1    271    Sr.)   New Canaan
    Paved way for Rams to rush for 2,936 yards and 43 touchdowns.
  • OL    David Bednarz    (6-7    280    Sr.)    Middletown
    Helped lead potent Blue Dragons rushing attack to Class L semifinals.
  • OL    Tony Fox    (6-2    254    Sr.)    Fairfield Prep
    Helped the Jesuits, the Class LL finalists, gain 5,658 total yards.
  • OL    Nick Ward  (6-5    300    Sr.)    Staples
    Paved way for Wreckers to gain 4,204 total yards.
  • K    Daly Hebert   (6-0    165    Sr.)    Darien
    Made 43 of 51 extra points and 9 of 14 field goals, including a long of 47 yards.


  • DL    Tuzar Skipper    (6-3    230    Sr.)    NFA
    Led Wildcats to the Class LL state quarterfinals.
  • DL    Ian Dieli    (6-0    270    Sr.)    Hand
    Made 54 tackles, three sacks and recovered one fumble.
  • DL    Corey Barrett  (6-2    255    Sr.)    Norwalk
    Made three sacks and recovered two fumbles.
  • DL    George Reed  (6-0    219    Jr.)    Darien
    Made 85 tackles and five sacks for Class L finalists.
  • LB    Saiheed Sanders  (6-1    190    Sr.)    Ansonia
    Recorded 91 tackles and seven sacks for the unbeaten Chargers.
  • LB    Andrew Chuma  (6-3    210    Sr.)    Ridgefield
    Made 94 tackles, recovered two fumbles and made one interception.
  • LB    Isiah Thompkins (6-1    200    Jr.)    Middletown
    Led team in tackles for the second straight season.
  • LB    Mike Halloran  (6-3    195    Sr.)    North Haven
    Made 66 tackles, four sacks and one interception.
  • DB    Kyran McKinney-Crudden (6-1    195    Sr.)
    Glastonbury    Made 108 tackles and nine sacks.
  • DB    Tony Ortiz  (5-10    185    Sr.)    Gilbert/Northwestern
    Made 69 tackles and one interception. Also rushed for 1,833 yards and 18 touchdowns.
  • DB    Jimmy Murphy (5-6    175     Sr.)    Avon
    Excelled on defense, but did just about every thing for the Falcons this season.
  • DB    Chris Jean-Pierre (6-0    200    Jr.)    Valley Regional/Old Lyme
    Made 101 total tackles and five interceptions.
  • UT    Brandon Gauthier (5-11    165    Sr.)    Sheehan
    Made 62 receptions for 1,205 yards and had 86 tackles and six interceptions. 

Honorable Mention

QB: Ty Ebdon, So., Ledyard; Ryan Dunn, Jr., Ridgefield; Tom Honyotski, Sr., Hall; Jake Kasuba, Jr., Foran; Tanner Kingsley, Sr., Woodland; Logan Marchi, Sr., St. Paul;  Jalen Ollie, Sr., Glastonbury; Nick Roberts, Sr., Trumbull; Colton Smith, Jr., Fairfield Prep; Andrew Tarantino, Sr., Newtown; Brad Westmark, Sr., Brookfield; Silas Wyper, Sr., Darien.

RB: Jaylen Berry, Sr., Windsor; Frank Cognetta, Jr., New Canaan; Jeremiah Crowley, Sr., Montville; Khaleed Exum-Strong, Jr., NFA; Bennie Fulse, So., Capital Prep; Cooper Gold, Sr., Newtown; Tyler Hyde, Sr., Southington; Pat Lesch, Sr., Staples; Andrew Meoli, Sr., Xavier; Zach Poirier, Sr., Stonington; Joey Salemme, Jr., Seymour; Jake Ward, Jr., Morgan.

WR: Cameron Byrd, Sr., East Hartford; Khary Childs, Sr., Ledayrd; Liam Clancy, Sr., Brookfield; Ryan Duclos, Sr., Bacon Academy; Jack Gilio, Sr., New Canaan; T.J. Hayduk, Sr., Trumbull; Tyrik Henry, Jr., Enfield; P.J. Kokkoros, Sr., Masuk; Reid Morin, Sr., St. Paul; Rob Parra, Jr., Hall; Chris Van Kamerik, Sr., Oxford; Creme Watford, Sr., Platt.

OL: Joe Allyn, Sr., Fitch; Charles Baldwin, Sr., Windsor; Otilio Berrios, Sr., Hartford Public; John Burke, Sr., North Branford; Nick Casagrande, Sr., Law; Joe Fraccaroli, Sr., Wilton; Zach Hubler, Sr., Foran; Jake Laliberte, Jr., Woodland; Antone Mack, Sr., Ansonia; Ian Melvin, Sr., Bethel; Anthony Palazzolo, Jr., Fairfield Prep; Kyle Porter, Sr., Bristol Eastern; Elijah Riley, Jr., Northwest Catholic; Zach Sirowich, Sr., Seymour; Andrew Starr, Sr., McMahon; Mike Siwek, Sr., North Haven.

DL: Peter Barry, Sr., Valley Regional/Old Lyme; Anthony Bednarz, Sr., Middletown; Keith Benjamin, Sr., Windsor; Andy Cavanna, Sr., Glastonbury; Julian Falcioni, Jr., Seymour; Alex Gallaer, Sr., Barlow; Derek Hawkins, Sr., Bloomfield; Matt Houpert, Sr., Hall; Zach Kastenhuber, Jr., North Haven; Josh Krapf, Sr., Newtown; Jordan Lytle, Sr., Sheehan; Austin Mahon, Sr., North Haven; Jon Mumby, Sr., Bloomfield; Tyler O’Connell, Jr., Ansonia; Gerron Pendarvis, Jr., Holy Cross; J. Hunter Roman, Jr., New London; Mike Schuchmann, Sr., St. Joseph; Nick Seis, So., Brookfield; Kenny Smith, Sr., Bristol Eastern; Cole Souza, Sr., Hall; Tarrol Stafford, Sr., Hillhouse; John Wells, So., Hall.

DB: Tyler Burns, Sr., Amity; Bryan Coney, Jr., Naugatuck; Brian Gayle, Sr., McMahon; Duane Gary, Sr., West Haven; Nate Gonzalez, Sr., Xavier; Will Hamernick, Jr., Darien; Joey Hicks, Sr., New Fairfield; Andrew Jenkelunas, Sr., Rocky Hill; Will Johnson, Sr., Staples; Kenny Jones, Sr., Farmington; Tim Maher, Sr., Law; Liam Moore, Sr., Trumbull; Jason Nelson, Sr., Platt; Sam Olsson, Sr., Foran; David Peck, Sr., Valley Regional/Old Lyme; Hassan Penn, Sr., Prince Tech; Michael Pingree, Sr., Shelton; Nico Ramos, Sr., New London; Nick Silva, Sr., Bethel; Ramel Williams, Sr., NFA.

LB: Andrick Bernadel, Sr., Bunnell; Harrison Bernard, Sr., Griswold; Nick Carducci, Sr., Rocky Hill; Levi Fancher, Sr., Woodland; Kevin Gazley, Sr., St. Bernard/Norwich Tech; Steven Griffin, Sr., Avon; Brad Helmkamp, Sr., Simsbury; Kenny Keen, Sr., McMahon; Ford Linell, Sr., Guilford; Vincent Marciano, Sr., Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton; Austin Reich, So., Brookfield; Jeff Ziegenhagen, Sr., Plainville.

UT: Vachon Fowler, Sr., Bassick; Jeremy Gannon, Sr., Sheehan; Timmy Hinton, Jr., McMahon; Joseph Piatnik, Sr., Bethel; Norvel Stewart, Sr., Bloomfield.

ST: Garrett Burdick, Fr., New London; Sean Deegan, Sr., Foran; Juan Gomez, Jr., Barlow; Ivan Guadalupe, Sr., Farmington; Lyle Luth, Sr., Amity; Greg Marzilli, Sr., Rocky Hill; Mike McNally, Sr., Cromwell; Donny O’Reilly, Sr., Glastonbury; Tyler Phan, Jr., Hand.

The GameTimeCT / New Haven Register All-State Team: OFFENSE

The GameTimeCT / New Haven Register All-State Team: DEFENSE & SPECIALISTS

The GameTimeCT / New Haven Register All-Area Team


  1. andy 80 says

    it’s great so many kids get recognized for their contributions, but it’s hard for some(me) to understand how it works, a player is third in the entire state in sacks(15), over 90 tackles, 2 blocked punts and a blocked extra point, player of the game against the then #2 team in state and gets honorable mention, fine but then you look at numbers listed of 1-3rd team players and I don’t get it, is it the coaching staffs? ? numbers don’t count? how can numbers not count if voters haven’t seen every team? because he didnt weigh 230 lbs?, but he beat alot of OL on this list!
    I know it’s a team sport and some don’t think individual recognition is important but it helps, Thank you for honorable mention it is a honor to be on the list.

    • Coach says

      list the player you are talking about and open up the discussion. Many good players don’t always have the top stats due to the 50 pt rule, beating their opponents so soundly they rarely play a full game, etc. New Canaan mercy ruled hand week 1. Do you think their starters were in the whole game? therefore they won’t have the same stats. Stats don’t always tell the whole story.

      • andy 80 says

        The player I question played for a very good team that unfortunately had 2-4 games that were blowouts and he was pulled like all the other kids on list.
        Stats tell enough of a story when you can’t compare side by side , how do you rate 50 tackles vs 90 and 15 SACKS VS 3, thats all in the SCC,
        they are all good players, I do not mean to diminish any accomplishments, I just want to help my guy understand what he could have done better to get to the top lists, again 94 true tackles, 15 sacks 2 blocked punts, 1 blkd extra point
        how does that stack against 1-3rd team DL. He will practice harder, play better and hope for the best next year.

  2. Trevor says

    These all state teams are a joke now. Half of the kids make it! What’s with third team? Why nkt just a first and second team? Then throw in honorable mention it totally waters being an “all-stater” down.

    • Coach says

      not at all, first team is the first team. For the rest of the players it is nice to be in the conversation of top players in the state of CT. It’s not as bad as the lacrosse “all – american” teams. Do people know that every state has their own all-american team!! talk about a joke.

      • says

        Please Coach Andy 80 does not need to name players read the question he ask in his blog.And Trevor you are SPOT ON, I wonder like ANDY 80 HOW THE SELECTION WORKS

  3. John says

    So then how are the players selected if not by stats? Do you watch all the games or films? Do you speak to each coaching staff and ask who truly are your best most reliable players?

  4. Mike PucciMike Pucci says

    A combination of ballots received from coaches and input from a panel of writers from the Register are how players are selected.

    • Sean Patrick BowleySean Patrick Bowley says

      Including me. …And don’t think I didn’t see a crapload of film this year. That was basically my whole week, watching film.

      • says

        The late GREAT football coach/AD TOM HUNT had a theory unless u made the REG AII STATE SELECTION a banner would not hang 4 any other award. Now i know that was some years ago but 4 some of us he made us believe the honer that the REG AS meant thats why i fell frustrated by the error at the SCC award night and the non selection this year.although i thank u 4 the honorable mention i find it hard to take that there is 15 OL/DL PLAYERS on both sides of the ball greater then my boy.2 year 2 way starter VARSITY letter soph year 96 tackles 5 sacks at NG THIS YEAR. Thanks men 4 letting an old school dad vent

  5. fciac jr says

    you guys did a great job. Don’t let it get corrupted like the LL or M for the coaches poll. You would think the SWC is the SEC of high school football just looking at those 2 all state teams, but that is what you get with block voting and not caring about doing the right thing.

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