- COACH — ROBERT RUBIN (2nd year, 5-5)
- CONFERENCE — CCC Division III East
- PLAYOFF CLASS — M (556 boys enrollment)
- HOME — RHAM High School Athletic Complex, Hebron
- 2017 RECORD — 5-5
- 2018 OPENER — Sept. 7 at Tolland, 7 p.m.
- TEAM WEBSITE — RHAMSachemsFootball.org | Maxpreps TWITTER — @RHAMfootball
- CAL REDMAN, Sr., QB/LB (6-5, 230)
- KEVIN CLARK, Sr., TE/LB (6-2, 220)
- DYLAN DESPERSIA, Sr., WR/DB (5-9, 175)
- DREW SMITH, Sr., OL/DL (6-0, 240)
- ANDREW KEENE, Jr., TE/DL (6-1 190)
FB/LB Evan Rodehger, G/LB Shane Houston
Since fielding its first varsity team in 2004, RHAM has notched one winning season — 6-4 in 2010. Last year, the Sachems were 4-4 and needed victories in the final two games to complete a second winning season.
But a 25-21 loss at Bloomfield left RHAM short. RHAM did end the season with an overtime win over Bacon Academy to finish .500, but hopes are high for even more as 2018 begins.
Coach Robert Rubin, who took over at RHAM at year after coaching Prince Tech-Hartford, welcomes an experienced core of players back.
The seven returning starters on offense includes 6-foot-5, 230-pound quarterback Cal Redman (446 yards passing, 1,441 rushing), who already has offers from Bryant, Sacred Heart and Central Connecticut State.
“With his second year, we are expecting big things” Rubin said.
Redman has a strong supporting cast, including three returning offensive line starters and a nucleus of skills players. Junior Seamus Queen rushed for 403 yards on 63 carries while senior Dylan Depersia ran for 263 yards and four touchdowns.
Defensively, Depersia led the team with four interceptions and senior linebacker Kevin Clark had a team-high 90 tackles.
“We return a strong nucleus on defense,” Rubin said of the seven returning starters.
RHAM was 18-44 in six seasons before 2017. But Rubin’s first season was step in the right direction and the experienced roster has a opportunity to continue an upward trend.
“RHAM has had only one winning record in school history,” said Rubin, who was 37-17 in five seasons at Prince Tech. “We went 5-5 last year and are looking to improve on that number this year.”
- Sept. 7 — at Tolland**, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 14 — at Northwest Catholic, 6:30 p.m.
- Sept. 22 — AVON**, 1 p.m.
- Sept. 29 — at Bulkeley/HMTCA/Weaver**, noon
- Oct. 6 — PLAINVILLE, 1 p.m.
- Oct. 19 — at Berlin**, 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 26 — at Rocky Hill, 7 p.m.
- Nov. 3 — EAST CATHOLIC, 1 p.m.
- Nov. 10 — BLOOMFIELD, 1 p.m.
- Nov. 21 — BACON ACADEMY, 6 p.m.
Home games in CAPS