- Coach: Dave Hodge (1st season)
- Conference: Central Connecticut Conference (Division I East)
- Playoff Class: Class L (667 boys enrollment)
- Home: South Windsor High School
- 2013 Record: 1-10
- 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 13 vs. Hartford Public, 11 a.m.
- Captains: N/A
- Team website: MaxPreps page, South Windsor Bobcat Football
- Chris Harris, Sr., TE/DL (6-4, 245)
- Deniro Edwards, Sr., RB/DB/LB (5-8, 200)
- Vinny Bacho, Sr., QB/FS (6-0, 181)
- Adam Leclerc, Sr., WR/FS/K (6-3, 167)
Ryan McDonald, QB; James Nyarko, RB/LB; Cody Filingeri, WR/CB; Mike Kelly, OL/LB/P; Austin Cassells, WR/S; Cody Zitkus, FB/LB
David Hodge, who won two state championships at Weaver and began the football program at Sports Medical Sciences Academy, takes over at the helm of South Windsor in 2014 to try and turn around a program that has won four games over the last three seasons.
The longtime South Windsor resident replaces Mike Bullock, who went 35-57 in nine seasons. Hodge was the offensive coordinator under Bullock for the last three seasons. He won state championships at Weaver in 1996 (L) and 1997 (M).
Senior quarterback Vinny Bacho will lead the South Windsor offense this year after being used sparingly as a running back and corner back a year ago.
Bacho will have some big receivers including Adam LeClerc, who had 13 catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns in 2013.
The rushing duties will be taken care of by the senior duo of Deniro Edwards and Derek Von Neida. Those two combined for 106 carries and 427 yards last season.
Hodge does not expect to turn things around in one year. “We’ll be working hard to become the best team we can be and that’s it,” he told Reminder News earlier this preseason,
The Bobcats have arguably the toughest schedule in the upper levels of the CCC. They open with Hartford Public and New Britain and then travel to perennial power Glastonbury. Two of their last four games are against Class LL playoff teams from a year ago in Hall and Southington and finish the season with Rockville on Thanksgiving, the only win for the Bobcats a year ago.
If the defense that gave up 36 points per game last year can hold some back, South Windsor might see a few more victories this season.
- Sept. 13 — vs. Hartford Public, 11 a.m.*
- Sept. 20 — vs. New Britain, 12 p.m.*
- Sept. 26 — at Glastonbury, 6:30 p.m.**
- Oct. 4 — vs. East Hartford, 2 p.m.**
- Oct. 10 — at Manchester, 6:30 p.m.**
- Oct. 18 — vs. Newington, 11 a.m.**
- Oct. 24 — at Simsbury, 7 p.m.*
- Oct. 30 — at Hall, 6 p.m.*
- Nov. 8 — vs. Conard, 2 p.m.*
- Nov. 15 — vs. Southington, 11 a.m.*
- Nov. 27 — at Rockville, 10 a.m.*