- Coach: Todd Dowty (2nd year, 3-8)
- Conference: SCC Division I West
- Playoff Class: LL (954 boys enrollment)
- Home: Hamden High Turf Field
- 2013 Record: 3-8
- 2014 Kickoff: at Danbury, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.
- Captains: Bryan Kearney, Robert Lesane, Maliek Williamson
- Team website: MaxPreps page
- Maliek Williamson, 6-0, 190, Sr., RB/SS
- Bryan Kearney, 6-4, 206, Sr., TE/DE
- Robert Lesane, 5-11, 197, Sr., OL/LB
- Fran Bonadies, 6-1, 160, Sr., QB
- Spencer Thomas, 5-7, 175, Sr., FB
- Kishawn Delgardo, 5-9, 155, Sr., WR/CB
- Kwardir Delgardo, 5-7, 135, Jr., RB/CB
- Malik Granger, 5-9, 150, Sr., FB/LB
Vincenzo DiMonaco, OL/LB; Antonio Collins, OL/DL; Nate McCary, WR/DB.
The Green Dragons have installed a new offense (Wing-T) this season and will begin their second season using a 4-3 base defense. It may take some time for Hamden to adjust to the new system offensively, but Dowty, who officially assumed control of the team this summer, believes his team will be improved.
The Green Dragons have won just six games combined during the past four seasons. Hamden’s last winning record was in 2009 when it went 7-3. The Green Dragons finished 9-3 and advanced to the Class LL state semifinals in 2008. Hamden won its first two games last season, but won only one more time the remainder of the season.
Hamden should benefit from the return of several skill players. Bonadies saw action at quarterback last season, completing 20 of 37 passes for 194 yards. Williamson (145 carries, 740 yards, seven touchdowns as a junior) is expected to be the Green Dragons’ featured running back.
Lesane (30 tackles last season) , Kearney and Granger will lead the defense.
Hamden opens with three straight road games, including at Xavier, its first division game, on Sept. 26.
- Sept. 12 — at Danbury, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 19 — at East Haven, 7 p.m.*
- Sept. 26 — at Xavier, 7 p.m.**
- Oct. 2 — Law, 7 p.m.*
- Oct. 10 — Wilbur Cross, 7 p.m.*
- Oct. 17 — Cheshire, 7 p.m.*
- Oct. 24 — at West Haven, 7 p.m.*
- Oct. 30 — Shelton, 7 p.m.**
- Nov. 7 — at Fairfield Prep, 7 p.m. (at Fairfield Warde)**
- Nov. 14 — Amity, 7 p.m.**
- Nov. 27 — Notre Dame-West Haven, 10:30 a.m.*