We are truly blessed with good men like Gerry deSimas Jr. and his website, the Collinsville Press, which is dedicated to the region surrounding the hamlet of Canton.
Once again, just before the stroke of midnight signaling the start of September, deSimas has published his annual opus: The Connecticut Football Record Book.
This is the 17th edition. You can thank Gerry at @collinsvilleprs on Twitter, or send him at note at CTwrestling7@yahoo.com. If you have any corrections or additions, you can also contact Gerry or our own Bob Barton, who was deSimas’ co-conspirator, at RbrtBarton@aol.com.
First things first: deSimas has added a section for career, single season and single game 2-point conversions, updated year-by-year state polls, Co-Op records, single season and single game sack records for teams. Update: deSimas says many of these were Bob Barton’s contributions.
What records fell last season? Here’s what deSimas says at Collinsville Press:
- New Canaan’s Michael Collins set a single-season record with 54 touchdown passes and tied for touchdown passes in a single game with nine vs. Trumbull.
- Darien’s Mark Evanchick set a career and single-season sack record. He finished with 66 1/2 for his career, breaking Dwight Freeney’s record of 60.
- Brookfield’s Dane Borges and New Canaan’s Peter Swindell setting the career field goal record with 20 apiece.(All of the above players were, of course, New Haven Register All-State first team players in 2015.)
- We also saw North Haven’s Sabrina Fronte set a state record for girls’ most point in a game and in a single season and in a career.
- Foran set a single-season record for most yards averaged in a season with 517.2, which toppled the mighty 1968 West Haven team record of 512.6 per game.
- Sheehan’s Zach Davis became the fourth player in history to score at least 50 points in a single game with his 50 against Lyman Hall on Thanksgiving.
You can read many more accomplishments, including the oldest-standing records at Collinsvillepress.com here.
As always, we present it to you here for your viewing pleasure and, of course, to use as a reference when you track an insane performance by one of our fine, young footballing men.