- Coach: John Acquavita
- Conference: SCC Division I East
- Playoff Class: L (672 boys enrollment)
- Home: Wilbur Cross Athletic Complex, New Haven
- 2013 Record: 4-7
- 2014 Kickoff: McMahon, Sept. 11, 4 p.m.
- Team page: Max Preps page
- Tyvon Bradley, 6-2, 207, Sr., FL
- Wali McKelvey, 6-1, 187, Sr., SE
- Stevie Swinson, 5-6, 141, Sr., RB
- A.J. Consiglio, 6-2, 171, Sr., QB
- Kolbe Hartman, 6-3, 202, Sr., TE
- J.L. Gomez-Stafford, 5-10, 175, Sr., WR
- Duane Rogers, 6-3, 245, Jr., OL
- Zachary Washington, 6-2, 210, Sr., OLB
- Devin Myles, 6-1, 240, Sr., ILB
- Dior Alston, 6-1, 235, Sr., DE
- Corey Lewis, 6-1, 318, Sr., DT
- Mi-Cha-El West, 6-1, 188, Sr., DB
- Jason Atterberry, 5-9, 153, Jr., DB
Jaelin Robinson, OL/DL (now at Temple); Michael Brehon, OL/DL (now at Western Conn. State); Jaylin Fuller, RB/SS; Elijah Long, RB/OLB; Bruce Stiles, OL/DL; Armand Ward, OL/DL (now at Western Conn. State).
The Governors have the talent to improve on last season’s record. Cross, though, needs to stay healthy and catch some breaks, something it hasn’t been able to do in recent seasons.
The Governors return some key players, but must replace their entire offensive line. Among the returnees is Swinson, who rushed 216 times for 1,526 yards and eight touchdowns last season. Swinson just may be the most underrated running back in the SCC. Despite his size, he’s a tough runner. He’ll be called upon again to be Cross’ featured back.
Consiglio returns at quarterback after passing for 813 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. Bradley, McKelvey and Hartman should give Consiglio plenty of options in the open field.
Defensively, Bradley (65 tackles, 4.5 sacks), McKelvey (69 tackles, two interceptions) and Washington (82 tackles) all return on that side of the ball after posting solid seasons a year ago.
The schedule is again daunting. It plays in arguably the state’s best division, with division games against Hand, West Haven, Notre Dame-West Haven and Cheshire. It then must also face fellow SCC Division I teams Hamden, Shelton and Amity.
- Sept. 11 — McMahon, 4 p.m.
- Sept. 19 — at Law, 7 p.m.*
- Sept. 26 — Hand, 4 p.m.**
- Oct. 4 — East Haven, noon*
- Oct. 10 — at Hamden, 7 p.m.*
- Oct. 17 — at Shelton, 7 p.m.*
- Oct. 24 — Amity, 2:30 p.m.*
- Oct. 31 — at West Haven, 7 p.m.**
- Nov. 7 — Notre Dame-West Haven, 3 p.m.**
- Nov. 14 — at Cheshire, 7 p.m.**
- Nov. 27 — Hillhouse, 10:30 a.m.*
* — conference game
** — division game