- COACH — JOHN FERRAZZI (14th year, 59-73-2)
- CONFERENCE — SCC Tier III
- PLAYOFF CLASS — M (379 boys enrollment)
- HOME — Riccitelli Field, Wallingford
- 2017 RECORD — 9-2, lost to Barlow in Class M quarterfinals
- 2018 OPENER — Sept. 7 at Law, 7 p.m.
- TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps | TWITTER: @JohnFerrazzi
- WESTON TERZI, Sr., QB, (6-1, 180)
- TERRENCE BOGAN, Jr, RB, (5-8 160)
- JORDAN DAVIS, Jr., WR/RB/DB, (5-10, 170)
- LUKE WILLETTE, Sr., OL/DL, (5-10, 280)
- JAKE SMITH, Sr., LB/WR/RB, (6-1, 190)
- BRAEDON McCARTHY, Jr,, TE/LB, (6-2, 240)
- WILLY SEAY, Sr., OL/DL, (5-11, 290)
- TYLER EKSTROM, Sr., WR/SS, (5-11, 175)
- AARON SIMMONS, Sr., WR/CB, (5-10, 170)
- MICKEY DEMING, Jr., DE/H, (6-0 235)
Stephen Zenisky (All State DL, SCC Tier 3 POY – UMass Dartmouth), Will Terzi (All SCC Tier 3 LB – Colby), Evan Mansfield (All SCC Tier 3WR/FS)
By the time this season concludes Sheehan could be Class M champions.
After going 9-1 during the regular season and reaching the postseason for the first time since 1995, the Titans are bringing back all but three starters.
This is easily the best squad coach John Ferrazzi has had at his disposal in his 14 years at the helm.
Wes Terzi is back under center for his third season as the Titans quarterback.
In his first season as the starting quarterback, the Titans offense ran through Zach Davis.
Davis rewrote the state record books during that season. Terzi was given time to learn the offense and wasn’t asked to do too much.
Last season, with the offense in his hands, Terzi threw for 23 touchdowns and 1,696 yards, leading an offense that scored 36.9 points per-game.
Back this season and joining Terzi in the Titans’ backfield are juniors Terrance Bogan and Jordan Davis.
“Thunder and Lighting” burst onto the scene last season rushing for a combined 1,946 yards and 25 touchdowns, forming one of the best rushing duos in the State.
Bogan used his speed and power to run through defenders, leading the team with 1,049 yards and 14 rushing scores. Davis ran around and past every defender en route to 1,295 all-purpose yards (900 rushing yards). Davis will play after surviving serious car accident in March with teammate Tre Childers.
At receiver, Jake Smith and Aaron Simmons will be counted on to replace the void left by Evan Mansfield, who made 44 catches for 596 yards and eight touchdowns.
“Team speed and athleticism with Terrence Bogan, Jordan Davis, Aaron Simmons, and Jake Smith should give the offense plenty to go to on the ground and in the air,” Ferrazzi said.
With the graduations of Stephen Zenisky, the SCC Tier III player of the year, and offensive lineman Will Terzi, the Titans will have two new faces on their offensive line. But the unit will be in good hands with Luke Willette and Willy Seay returning.
The same three players the Titans are replacing on offense, they will have to replace on defense.
Mainly, Sheehan will have to replace All-SCC linebacker Will Terzi and his team-leading 129 tackles as the defense attempts to improve upon the 229 points allowed last year (20.8 per-game).
Tasked to do that will be the linebacking group of Smith (81 tackles), Braedon McCarthy (86) and Tyler Ekstrom (83). The trio combined for 250 tackles last season.
Replacing Zenisky and his 11 tackles for a loss on the defensive line will be Willette and junior Mickey Deming, who led the Titans with 5.5 sacks as a sophomore.
“By the numbers, this is the strongest team we’ve ever had in my tenure,” Ferrazzi said. “The work put forth by our players in our strength and conditioning program has allowed us to be competitive in this league the last two seasons.”
Indeed, many coaches around the SCC have picked the Titans as the team to beat in Tier III.
The Titans open up the season with three-straight road games, including the season opener at division rival and fellow Class M playoff qualifier Jonathan Law. The Titans will also get another crack at Tier I power Fairfield Prep. Sheehan famously hung tough with the Jesuits last season. The game will be in Wallingford this season.
One game should be circled three or four times on the Titans schedule: the return of Joel Barlow to Riccitelli Field on Oct. 12. Barlow knocked the Titans out of the Class M playoffs, 47-34.
Should Sheehan reach the Class M playoffs, the road to a title might run through QB David Summers and St. Joseph. Due to the CIAC’s new tournament success modifier, the Hogs were moved up to Class M after winning the Class S championship last season.
- Sept. 7 at Law**, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 14 at Stratford, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 21 at Guilford**, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 28 FAIRFIELD PREP*, 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 12 BARLOW, 7 p.m.
- Oct. 26 GRISWOLD, 6:30 p.m.
- Nov. 3 at Bassick**, Noon
- Nov. 9 BRANFORD**, 6:30 p.m.
- Nov. 16 EAST HAVEN**, 6:30 p.m.
- Nov. 22 at Lyman Hall**, 10:30 a.m.
Home games in CAPS