- Coach: Ty Outlaw (5th year, 28-15)
- Conference: Central Connecticut Conference (Division III West)
- Playoff Class: Class S (279 boys enrollment)
- Home: Phil Rubin Stadium
- 2013 Record: 9-2 (Lost to Woodland in Class S Semifinals)
- 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. East Hartford, 7 p.m.
- Team website: MaxPreps page
- Russell Thompson-Bishop, Jr., WR (6-2, 185)
- Isaiah Colebrook, Jr., WR/CB (6-0, 185)
- Tahj McDaniel, Sr., LT/DT (6-3, 315)
- Paul May, Sr., OL/DE (6-2, 203)
- Dillon Harris, So., LB (6-0, 201)
- Lamar Baisden, Sr., LB (6-1, 220)
- Christian Hall-Gardner, Sr., WR/LB (6-1, 190)
- Emmanuel Jones, CB (5-9, 173)
- Andrell Pinnock, Jr. RB/SS (6-1, 200)
Norvel Stewart, QB/FS; T.J. Mitchell, WR/DB.
After losing 24 seniors from last season’s Class S semifinal team, coach Ty Outlaw is waiting to see who steps up for the Warhawks in 2014. “We’re a young team, but we’re talented,” he said.
Russell Thompson-Bishop and Isaiah Colebrook are two tall wide receivers that Outlaw is counting on to step up. Colebrook rushed 22 times for 225 yards last season while Thompson-Bishop is a first-year starter as a junior.
In order for the Warhawks to return to the playoffs, they will have to be strong on both sides of the ball, but especially on defense. “I always want my defense to be strong,” Outlaw said.
Last season the Bloomfield defense allowed 154 points in 13 games (including playoffs), but lost a combine 294 tackles from that team in Branden Callender, Hakeem Messiah and Jonathen Mumby.
Senior Paul May and sophomore Dillon Harris will take over those spots in the linebacking corps.
May and 6-foot-3, 315-pound Tahj McDaniel will anchor the offensive line, one that will be blocking for Andrell Pinnock a majority of the time. Pinnock, the son of former San Diego Charger and Bloomfield All-State back Andrew Pinnock, ran 71 times for 596 yards last season as a sophomore and is expected to have a big season as the feature back for the Warhawks.
Bloomfield opens with East Hartford at home and then hosts Berlin in week two. Then they travel to Northwest Catholic for a rare night game where they will bring in temporary lights. They then host Rocky Hill and after Rockville, the Warhawks travel to face Platt.
“There’s no easy schedule,” Outlaw said. “We have to play each and every day. Each and every week we have to come out and be at our best. They’re all going to give us a great test.
“We go through the gauntlet.”
- Sept. 12 — vs. East Hartford, 7 p.m.*
- Sept. 19 — vs. Berlin, 7 p.m.*
- Sept. 26 — at Northwest Catholic, 6:30 p.m.**
- Oct. 3 — vs. Rocky Hill, 7 p.m.**
- Oct. 10 — vs. Rockville, 7 p.m.*
- Oct. 17 — at Platt, 6:30 p.m.*
- Oct. 24 — at Tolland, 6:30 p.m.*
- Nov. 1 — at Weaver, 1 p.m.**
- Nov. 7 — vs. East Catholic, 7 p.m.**
- Nov. 14 — at Plainville, 7 p.m.*
- Nov. 21 — vs. Fermi, 7 p.m.*