- COACH — FRANK ROBINSON III (14th year, 83-52)
- CONFERENCE — CCC Division I West
- PLAYOFF CLASS — LL (756 boys enrollment)
- HOME — Robert S. Chalmers Stadium, West Hartford
- 2017 RECORD — 2-8
- 2018 OPENER — Sept. 7 at Simsbury, 7 p.m.
- TWITTER — @HallWHAthletics
- TODD CRAVEDI, Sr. WR/CB (6-3 185)
- LEO DIONICIO, Sr. RB/CB (5-10 155)
- JACK MCHALE, Sr. WR/FS (6-1 175)
- YOVAN RIVERA, Sr. WR/OLB (6-0 166)
- NOLAN TIBBALL, Sr. WR/LB (6-1 175)
- HUGH WELLS, Sr. OL/DL (6-3 215)
- PIERCE NEWMAN, Jr. OL/DL (5-7 195)
- GABE SALOMONS, WR/OLB (6-3 180)
- TOM SULLIVAN, Sr. QB (6-2 170)
- GAVIN BAKER, Sr. OL/DL (6-4 312)
OT Brandon Beecher, CB Devin Richards, DE Justin Searls
Hall’s two-win 2017 season, which was salvaged by a glorious, 23-20 victory over rival Conard in the Mayor’s Cup, was the worst for coach Frank Robinson III’s program since 2009. The good news for Hall is that eight offensive and seven defensive players return.
The defense, in particular, should be a strength of the squad with returning starters, CB Todd Cravedi, LB Nolan Tibball, FS Jack McHale, OLB Yovan Rivera, OLB Gabe Salomons and DE Hugh Wells leading the way. McHale, Tibball and Wells were All-CCC picks last season.
Where the team is looking for answers is along both the offensive and defensive lines. If Hall can figure out the situation up front, and there’s plenty of size on both sides, it could hang with the better teams in the top division of the CCC and, perhaps, return to its place among the league’s best. Hall’s last qualified for the Class LL playoffs in 2014.
“Division I is extremely competitive,” Robinson said.
No question, the schedule is again loaded with Southington, South Windsor, Windsor and East Hartford back on the docket.
Last year, those four teams outscored Hall, 126-0. The stout defense can limit that output, but eventually the offense will need to get in the end zone against a quality opponent.
QB Tom Sullivan has some of the same talented players from the defense with him as the team looks to find the end zone more often this time around. Hall scored just 93 points last season.
Simsbury ripped Hall 42-7 in the opener last season and the two will kick off the 2018 campaign against each other once again.
- Sept. 7 — at Simsbury,** 7 p.m.
- Sept. 14 — ENFIELD,* 7 p.m.
- Sept. 21 — at Glastonbury,* 6:30 p.m.
- Sept. 28 — at Southington,** 7 p.m.
- Oct. 5 — EAST HARTFORD,* 7 pm.
- Oct. 19 — NEW BRITAIN,** 7 p.m.
- Oct. 26 — at Manchester,* 6:30 p.m.
- Nov. 2 — SOUTH WINDSOR,* 7 p.m.
- Nov. 9 — at Windsor,* 7 p.m.
- Nov. 17 — CONARD,** 1:30 p.m.
Home games in CAPS