Unbeaten West Haven, the SCC champion, landed six players on the 2016 Levi Jackson team, which will be honored by the New Haven Gridiron Club next month. Notre Dame-West Haven’s Nico Ragaini was named to the team for the third straight season.
This year’s team consists of 28 members, selected by coaches from the eight SCC high schools in New Haven and adjoining towns.
West Haven’s delegation includes brothers Anthony and Kyle Godfrey as a running back and a defensive back, respectively. Joining them are offensive linemen Byron Dickens and Bobby Hawkins, kicker Jose Conde and quarterback Timothy McCarthy, picked as a utility player.
Besides Ragaini, Notre Dame landed three other offensive players on the team: Quarterback Chris Elias, running back Josh Witkowsky and lineman Justin Keish. Hillhouse also claimed four roster spots with offensive lineman Ronnie Morris, running back David Harris and defensive backs Byron Breland and Quintus Reid.
The Jackson team, together with top players at area colleges, will be feted at the club’s annual awards dinner in Hamden on Dec. 8, the Thursday before the state scholastic playoff finals. The name of the squad honors the memory of a Hillhouse and Yale standout of the 1940s who became the Ford Motor Co.’s first African-American executive.
The 2016 Levi Jackson All-Star Football Team
Quarterback – Chris Elias, Notre Dame-West Haven
Offensive line – Byron Dickens, West Haven; Elijah Frazier-Thigpen, Wilbur Cross; Bobby Hawkins, West Haven; Justin Keish, Notre Dame-West Haven; Ronnie Morris, Hillhouse; Rickqueal Warren, Wilbur Cross
Running backs – Colin Beaulieu, Amity; Anthony Godfrey, West Haven; David Harris, Hillhouse; Josh Witkowsky, Notre Dame-West Haven
Wide receiver – Nico Ragaini, Notre Dame-West Haven
Tight end – Jack Steinman, North Haven
Kicker – Jose Conde, West Haven
Utility – Tim McCarthy, West Haven
Defensive backs – Byron Breland, Hillhouse; Tom Dodge, North Haven; Kyle Godfrey, West Haven; Quintus Reid, Hillhouse; Nate Lastomirsky, East Haven; ; Matt Weidenfeller, Amity.
Linebackers – Andrew Luzzi, East Haven; Ryan Sabo, Amity; Alex Toupou, Wilbur Cross
Defensive line – Vin Anastasio, North Haven; Kamar Chambers, Hamden; Jose Campos, East Haven; Chris Tillman, Hamden.