Connecticut high school football saw quite a few state records fall last season.
- Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome became the state’s all-time leading rusher and then went on to become the state’s first 10,000-yard rusher. He also set the state’s single-season rushing record and scored the most touchdowns in a season.
- Tanner Kingsley of Woodland broke Casey Cochran’s career touchdown record.
- Montville’s Jeremiah Crowley broke Alex Thomas’ single-game rushing record with 526 yards vs. Stonington.
- Pomperaug’s Wade Prajer and Amity’s Dave Ryan both set the record for most completions in a game.
- Amity’s Tyler Burns caught the most passes in a game, breaking a 44-year old record held by the great Peter Demmerle of New Canaan.
- Cromwell’s Mike McNally became the state’s all-time best statistical punter with an average of 51.2 per game.
- New Canaan’s Peter Swindell earned the most kicking points in a season.
- West Haven coach Ed McCarthy became the state’s all-time winningest coach.
- St. Joseph and Ledyard combined to score the most points in a single game in Connecticut’s modern era.
We know all this because of the great and tireless work from the record keepers, Gerry deSimas Jr. of the Collinsville Press, who, we’re told did a bunch of the grunt work in making this possible for another year, and Bob Barton of the New Haven Register.
They’ve poured through statistics and vetted reports throughout the season to give us the latest edition of the Connecticut High School Football record book.
We present it to you here for your viewing pleasure and, of course, to use as a reference when you track an insane performance by one of our fine, young footballing men.