The 83rd Annual New Haven Register / GameTimeCT All-State Football Second, Third and Honorable Mention teams as selected by the New Haven Register staff. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Photos by Arnold Gold except where noted.
Note: The All-State team will be published in the New Haven Register print edition on January 25.
QB Colton Smith Fairfield Prep 6-1 183 Sr.
Passed for 1,547 yards and 16 TDs. Rushed for 953 yards and 15 TDs.
RB Bennie Fulse Windsor 5-11 200 Jr.
Rushed 122 times for 1,435 yards and 14 TDs for Class L-Small champions.
RB Andrew Yamin Cheshire 5-11 205 Sr.
Carried 200 times for 2,402 yards and 31 TDs.
RB Khaleed Exum-Strong Norwich Free Academy 5-10 205 Sr.
Helped Wildcats reach the Class LL-Large state championship game.
WR Zatrell Lyons West Haven 6-1 165 Sr.
Made 49 catches for 840 yards, both school records, and scored eight TDs.
WR Bryan Coney Naugatuck 6-3 190 Sr.
Committed to UConn as a preferred walk-on.
OL Cullen Clairmont Cheshire 6-1 280 Sr.
Helped Rams rush for 3,593 yards and 41 TDs.
OL Jack Griffiths Darien 6-1 270 Sr.
Paved way for Blue Wave to gain 4,836 total yards.
OL Noah MacDonald Southington 6-0 250 Sr.
Helped Blue Knights gain 5,434 total yards.
OL Troy Vazzano St. Joseph 6-2 255 Sr.
Paved way for Hogs to rush for more than 3,000 yards.
OL Lucas Niang New Canaan 6-6 295 Jr.
Helped Rams gain 4,390 total yards en route to Class L-Large state title.
K Paul Tricarico Staples 5-10 150 Jr.
Made 37 extra points and 12 field goals.
ST Enyce Walker East Hartford 5-11 185 Sr.
Scored on three kickoff returns and tallied 2,778 all-purpose yards.
DL Chidi Broderick Xavier 6-1 240 Sr.
Made 50 tackles, including 13 for a loss. Had 3.5 sacks and deflected three passes.
DL Matt Kozcera Southington 6-0 206 Sr.
Recorded 96 tackles, seven sacks and caused two fumbles.
DL Sidney Jones Capital Prep/Achievement First 6-2 313 Sr.
Made 79 tackles and seven sacks for the Class S-Small champs.
LB Tim Krapf Newtown 6-0 230 Sr.
Made 101 tackles, five sacks and recovered one fumble.
LB Owen Tyler Northwest Catholic 6-4 240 Sr.
Recorded 97 tackles and two interceptions.
LB Isaiah Thompkins Middletown 6-1 220 Sr.
Finished with 118 tackles, four sacks and an interception.
LB Matt Thomson Southington 6-2 205 Sr.
Made 104 tackles, 3.5 sacks and three interceptions.
LB Germaine Everett-Welcome Windsor 6-0 225 Sr.
Recorded 97 tackles and five interceptions for the Class L-Small champs.
DB Jarvis Miller Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby 6-2 205 Sr.
The Penn St. commit made 80 tackles and six interceptions.
DB Wadson Petithomme Shelton 6-1 180 Sr.
Had 51 tackles, four interceptions and recovered two fumbles.
DB Jelani Lucas New London 5-9 165 Sr.
Made 49 tackles, seven interceptions and deflected four passes.
DB Donevin O’Reilly Glastonbury 5-10 186 Sr.
Was also a Class LL coaches all-state selection for the Class LL-Large semifinalist.
P Austin Meeker Middletown 5-10 170 Sr.
Averaged 44.1 yards per punt, including a long of 60.
QB Matt Sanzaro Wethersfield 6-0 192 Sr.
Passed for 2,150 yards and 31 TDs against just three interceptions.
RB Jake Ward Morgan 5-10 190 Sr.
Rushed 291 times for 1,888 yards and 28 TDs.
RB Tyzhan Leatherwood Platt 5-7 165 Sr.
Rushed 274 times for 2,134 yards and 26 TDs.
WR Jakai Gill Capital Prep/Achievement First 5-7 160 Jr.
Made 50 catches for 1,083 yards and 13 TDs for Class S champs.
WR Kyle Borawski Southington 6-2 185 Sr.
Made 45 catches for 671 yards and 13 TDs.
WR Courtney Rush Windsor 6-2 190 Sr.
Made 39 catches for 906 yards and 11 TDs.
TE Scooter Harrington Greenwich 6-5 230 Jr.
Should be one of the state’s top recruits next season.
OL Jim Keneally New Canaan 6-0 262 Sr.
Helped Rams gain 4,390 total yards.
OL Ryan Rogers Avon 5-11 265 Sr.
Was also a Class M coaches all-state and an all-Walter Camp team selection.
OL Kyle Cullen Notre Dame-WH 6-4 252 Sr.
Helped the Green Knights gain 4,604 total yards.
OL Matt Steeves Southington 6-4 310 Sr.
Helped the Class LL-Large state champs gain 5,434 total yards.
ST Austin Calamita North Branford 6-0 178 Sr.
Scored on four punt returns and two kickoff returns.
K Dane Borges Brookfield 5-11 180 Jr.
Made 60 extra points and eight field goals.
DL J. Hunter Roman New London 6-6 220 Sr.
Made 68 tackles. Will play at Yale.
DL Paul Marinan Xavier 6-0 200 Sr.
Made 77 tackles, including 13 for a loss, and three sacks.
DL Will Newman Staples 6-2 205 Sr.
Made 99 tackles, five sacks and recovered two fumbles.
DL Nick Seis Brookfield 6-1 185 Jr.
Finished with 78 tackles, 13 sacks and recovered three fumbles.
LB Jeremy Eliades Berlin 6-2 185 Sr.
Recorded 80 tackles, nine sacks and recovered two fumbles.
LB Troy Vasilescu Shelton 5-11 205 Sr.
Made 80 tackles and six sacks.
LB Pierre Moudourou Danbury 6-1 190 Jr. S
cored on two fumble recoveries and on an interception.
LB Tim Jambor Notre Dame-W.H. 5-9 190 Sr.
Made 118 tackles, three sacks and recovered three fumbles.
DB Gabe Pompette Brookfield 5-11 175 Sr.
Had 75 tackles and four interceptions.
DB Sterling O’Hara New Canaan 6-2 180 Sr.
Made 53 tackles, one sack, five interceptions and deflected 13 passes.
DB Mike Kraus New Canaan 6-0 178 Sr.
Made 47 tackles, six interceptions and deflected eight passes.
P Cam Ryan St. Joseph 6-3 197 Jr.
Averaged 38.9 yards per punt and landed 10 inside the 20.
UT Chris Kanios Shelton 5-11 160 Jr.
Caught seven TD passes, scored one rushing TD, one on a punt return and another on a kickoff return.
QB — Brandon Bisack, Sr., Fairfield Warde; Jason Bradley, Sr., Naugatuck; Jalen Brown, Sr., Stamford; Mike Collins, Jr., New Canaan; Brandon Desautels, Jr., E.O. Smith; Ty Ebdon, Jr., Ledyard; Vincent Gambino, Sr., Wolcott; Tim Graham, Jr., Darien; Jake Hedberg, Sr., Newington; Jake Kasuba, Sr., Foran; Michael Kreiger, Sr., Derby; Danny Maranda, Sr., New London; John Nolan, Sr., Windsor; Rayshawn Phillips, Jr., Capital Prep/Achievement First; Taisun Phommachanh, Fr., Harding.
RB — Mike Audibert, Sr., Wolcott; Tajik Bagley, Jr., Ansonia; Dante Correa, Sr., Plainville; Jose Cotto, Sr., Bullard Havens; Dan Delos, Sr., Canton; Jaret Devellis, Sr., Newtown; Connor Field, Jr., Granby; Max German, Sr., Law; Sean McAllen, Jr., Woodland; Vernon McAlmont, Jr., Prince Tech; Elijah Parks, Sr., St. Paul; Khalil Patterson, Sr., Hartford Public; Delano Robinson, Northwest Catholic, Sr.; Joey Salemme, Sr., Seymour; Stevie Swinson, Sr., Wilbur Cross.
WR — Andrew Antoine, Sr., Stamford; Ryan Brown, Sr., Fairfield Warde; John DelliSanti, Sr., Fairfield Prep; Pat Fitzgerald, Sr., Foran; Todd Herget, Sr., Darien; Wali McKelvey, Sr., Wilbur Cross; Colin Minicus, Jr., Darien; Rob Parra, Sr., Hall; Robert Peckham, Sr., Ridgefield; Randy Polonia, Sr., Trinity Catholic; Bailey Raymond, Sr., Fermi; Kevin Robinson, Jr., Shelton; Griffin Ross, Sr., Darien; Kyle Smith, Jr., New Canaan; Phyllip Thomas, Sr., Ledyard.
OL — Eric Almonte, Jr., Bethel; Noah Brown, Jr., Norwich Free Academy; Jack Dulsky, Sr., Staples; Luke Edmondson, Jr., Foran; C.J. Falcioni, Jr., Seymour; Mike Gugliotti, Sr., Holy Cross; Jake Laliberte, Sr., Woodland; A.J. Mansolillo, Sr., Fairfield Prep; Mike Masnato, Jr., North Haven; Mike Moscato, Sr., Sheehan; Kevin Murtha, Jr., Montville; Jake Parsell, Sr., Pomperaug; Eric Peterson, Sr., Morgan; Elijah Riley, Sr., Northwest Catholic; Jack Stafstrom, Sr.; Berlin.
DL — J’Von Brown, Jr., Norwich Free Academy; Larry Cafaro, Sr., Ansonia; Tyler Cheverier, Sr., Valley Regional/Old Lyme; Julian Falcioni, Sr., Seymour; Tom Gallagher, Sr., North Haven; Jalen Gardner, Sr., Hillhouse; Joey Inturri, Sr., Berlin; Mike Kaiser, Sr., North Branford; Brendan MacIntyre, Sr.,; Bethel; Matt Melby, Jr., Brookfield; Gerron Pendarvis, Sr., Holy Cross; Wes Sekelsky, Sr., Shelton; John Tapia, Sr., Wethersfield; Cory Walsh, Sr., Hand; Cyrick Watford, Sr., Platt.
LB — Ricky Bartone, Jr., Derby; Joe Capodagli, Jr., Masuk; Leo Clinton, Sr., Ledyard; Thomas Costigan, Sr., Trinity Catholic; Kharon Daniels, Sr., Manchester; Cole Davis, Jr., Bunnell; Nick Esposito, Sr., Staples; Dan Figuenick, Sr., Valley Regional/Old Lyme; Hakim Fleming, Jr., Notre Dame-Fairfield; Steve Hamel, Sr., Southington; Timothy Hinton, Sr., McMahon; Peter Lummis, Sr., Weston; David Mikos, Jr., North Haven; Greg Radovic, Jr., New Fairfield; Gilberto Torres, Sr., Windham.
DB — Will Daniels, Jr., Bethel; Anfreny Ith, Sr., Danbury; Steven Jankowski, Sr., Plainfield; Jon McCray, Jr., Montville; Jai’Quan McKnight, Sr., Ansonia; Jeremy Meccarielo, Sr., Bristol Eastern; Ramel Pires, Sr., Norwich Free Academy; Joseph Santiago, Sr., Windham; Dave Sevigny, Sr., Rocky Hill; Anthony Sisti, Sr., Berlin; Kentrell Snider, Sr., McMahon; John Sullivan, Sr., Xavier; Scott Sweitzer, Sr. Hand; Elijah Young, Jr., Wethersfield; Abdul Hafeez Yussuf, Sr., Brookfield.
K/P — Garrett Burdick, So., New London; Sam Dobbins, Sr., Hall; Pat Egan, Sr., Bacon Academy; Ryan Fitton, So., Staples; David Jackson, Sr., Griswold; Marc Mrozek, Sr., St. Joseph; Ethan Opsahl, Sr., East Lyme; Dan Parzych, Sr., Southington; Petros Papadopoulos, So., Ridgefield; Jared Roche, Jr., Valley Regional/Old Lyme; Austin Stefano, So., Wethersfield; Peter Swindell, Jr., New Canaan; Russell Thompson-Bishop, So., Bloomfield; Stephen Walker, Sr., Darien; Joe Zoppi, So., Shelton.
Athlete — Isaiah Huff, Windsor, Jr.; Jawaun Johnson, So., Norwich Free Academy; Jordan Knight, Jr., Windsor; Austin Longi, Sr., Greenwich; Tysheen McCrea, Sr., Danbury; Joseph Mwamba, Jr., Platt; Cole Pecora, Sr., North Haven; Joey Potenza, Sr., Fairfield Warde; Ben Slowik, Sr., Derby; River Thomas, Sr., Ledyard.