- COACH — JEFF MOORE (1 year, 6-3)
- CONFERENCE — Independent
- PLAYOFF CLASS — NEPSAC B
- HOME — St. Thomas More School, Oakdale
- 2017 RECORD — 6-3
- 2018 OPENER — Sept. 8 vs Nordhein-Westfalen, 1 p.m.
- TEAM WEBSITE
- TYLER RUDOLPH, Sr. DB (6-1, 205)
- TAVORI ATKINS, Sr. RB/FS (5-8, 178)
- MILES FOERSTER, Sr. QB (6-3, 205)
- ANTHONY RED, Sr. OT (6-5, 292)
- CHARLES THOMAS, Pg. LB (6-0, 225) (IMG Transfer)
- LAMAR GOODS, Jr. DT (6-3, 296) (Canada Transfer)
- KENNY MESTIDOR, Jr. DE (6-2, 232) (Canada Transfer)
- MAURICE GAINES, Pg. DB (6-2, 190) (Capital Christian Transfer)
- MASAYA OZAKI, Sr. DE (6-2, 270) (Japan Transfer)
- THOMAS KUTCHMA, Pg. OT (6-3, 292) (Ward Mellville Transfer)
- TYRIK HENDERSON, Pg. DB (5-11, 180) (Glenbard North Transfer)
Nick Pravata OL/DL (Merrimack College), Dexter Lawson WR (CCSU), Austin Alexander WR (Fresno State)
Over the past decade, St. Thomas More has not had much success as a football program. Jeff Moore is hoping to change that quickly. Since taking over as the head coach last season, he has been heavily recruiting talented players, turning his team into a potential powerhouse.
St. Thomas More has its eyes on Choate Rosemary and Cheshire Academy. Coming off of a 6-3 season, Moore believes that his team has the potential to compete with the likes of those local NEPSAC giants.
“Both should be very close games for us.” Said Moore. “We have the potential to be one of the best teams in the NEPSAC.”
The Chancellors will be returning five starters on offense including senior quarterback Miles Foerster (Amherst, Mass.), senior running back Tavori Atkins and offensive tackle, Anthony Red who is committed to Syracuse.
The team will have to work around the loss of wide receivers Austin Alexander and Dexter Lawson.
Defensively, the team boasts a strong line and backfield filled with Division I talent. It is headlined by senior cornerback Tyler Rudolph, a Sacred Heart-Waterbury product who is committed to Penn State.
The Chancellors picked up junior defensive tackle Lamar Goods and defensive end Kenny Mestidor, who both transferred from Canada.
They also added post graduate linebacker and Michigan commit Charles Thomas from IMG Academy, Capital Christian (Sacramento, Calif.) defensive back transfer Maurice Gaines, who is committed to Arizona, and defensive end Masaya Ozaki from Japan (Niiza-shi, Saitama).
Five players are are ranked in the 247sports.com top recruits in Connecticut with Rudolph, Thomas, and Gaines making the top ten and Henderson and Red listed in the top 20. St. Thomas More will likely garner National attention with its high-caliber 2019 class.
The Chancellors have not had consecutive winning seasons in over a decade, but will look to end that streak despite the team’s difficult schedule, which features an intriguing game against St. Frances (Baltimore, Md.). St. Frances went 13-0 last season and was ranked No. 3 in the country for high school football by USA today in 2017.
The team opens its season against Nordhein-Westfalen of Berlin, Germany in a rare high school international matchup in the United States.
- Sept. 8 – NORDHEIN-WESTFALEN (Berlin, Germany) at Trinity College, 1 p.m.
- Sept. 15 – at Choate Rosemary Hall, 2 p.m.
- Sept. 22 – at Hun School of Princeton, 2 p.m.
- Sept. 29 –ST JOES OTTAWA 12 p.m.
- Oct. 6 – LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, 3 p.m.
- Oct. 13 – at Worcester Academy, 6 p.m.
- Oct. 19 – St Frances Academy at Trinity College, 6 p.m.
- Oct. 27 – CANADA PREP, 2 p.m.
- Nov. 3 – at Capital Prep Harbor, 2 p.m.
- Nov. 9 – at Cheshire Academy, 7 p.m.
Home games in CAPS.