A new cast of stars, led by seniors RB Justin Stergos and lineman Marc Dufresne, will see to create their own identity after the program suffered heavy graduation losses. Justin Stergos takes over at QB for graduated Bryce Karstetter.
The two Thanksgiving Day rivals have joined forces in a co-op. And perfect timing since coach Erik Shortell has a veteran squad with its eyes on the Pequot title and a state playoff berth. Jackson Rome, Sam Attianese and Dylan Disabella return to lead the Bears’ charge.
Mike Zingarella takes over at QB for the departed JP Nye. He’ll have the luxury of four returning linemen. But the Huskies will have to replace a handful of skill players in their pass heavy offense if they want to improve on last year’s 3-7 season.
After a surprising playoff run in coach Erick Knickerbocker’s first season, top receiver Jaquan Dufour, back Jon O’Coin and the rest of the Rams have work to do in their ongoing quest to ‘Restore the Rock’.
Seven starters return on offense and six on defense from last year’s 6-4 squad, giving SMSA a good core, despite losing top WRs Hayden Jordan and Naseim Harrison. Devin Hill and Mark Boyer will continue to rotate at QB while Jordan Rivera will be the team’s battering ram.