- COACH — KEITH HELLSTERN (4th year, 19-12)
- CONFERENCE — SCC Tier I
- PLAYOFF CLASS — LL (826 boys’ enrollment)
- HOME — Rafferty Stadium, Fairfield University
- 2017 RECORD — 8-3 (lost to Greenwich in Class LL quarterfinals)
- 2018 OPENER — Sept. 7, vs. Notre Dame-West Haven, 7 p.m.
- TEAM WEBSITE —
- J.P. IAROPOLI, Jr., QB (6-0, 180)
- DOUG HARRISON, Sr., RB (5-9, 205)
- CONNOR BOYLE, Sr., RB/LB (6-0, 195)
- FINN DURAN, Sr., WR/DB (6-0, 170)
- OWEN CIRILLI, Sr., WR/DB (6-0, 180)
- PETER KAVANAUGH, Sr., WR/DB (5-10, 175)
- HENRY HOUGHTON, Sr., TE/LB (6-2, 215)
- CAMPBELL HALLORAN, Sr., OL/DL (6-2, 245)
RB Justin Keith, C/DE Tommy Donahue, RB/LB Anthony Mastroni, CB/WR Tairese Somers, QB Will Lucas, C/T Matt Trez, WR/LB AJ Valus
The Jesuits’ fortunes in 2018 will ride on the surgically-repaired knee of senior running back Doug Harrison, who tore his ACL in Week 2 against Amity and was lost for the rest of the season.
Harrison rushed for 1,018 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore (in just seven starts) and went for 211 in the 2017 opener against Notre Dame-West Haven before the injury.
In addition, Prep will rely on what head coach Keith Hellstern calls the best receiver depth the team has had since he first arrived at the school as an assistant nine years ago with Finn Duran, Owen Cirilli and Peter Kavanaugh and TE Henry Houghton.
Junior QB JP Iaropoli, who made four starts last season, gets the job full-time. He threw for over 700 yards last season. Hellstern needs to find replacements “for key members defensively” if the Jesuits look to be competitive in the always tough SCC.
Sept. 7 — NOTRE DAME-WEST HAVEN,** 6 p.m.
Sept. 14 — NORWICH FREE ACADEMY, 6 p.m.
Sept. 21 — SHELTON,** 6 p.m.
Sept. 28 — at Sheehan,* 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 — at Cheshire,** 7 p.m.
Oct. 20 — at Xavier,** 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 — at Hamden,* 7 p.m.
Nov. 2 — HARDING,* 6 p.m.
Nov. 9 — NORTH HAVEN,** 6 p.m.
Nov. 21 — at West Haven,** 6:30 p.m.
Home games in CAPS