Student Athlete Profiles/Interviews

Oxford High players remember No. 69

The 2013 Oxford High football team talks about how the Wolverines are still coping with the loss of teammate Brandon Giordano and honoring their teammate, who died in March 2012.

Bloomfield High plays in memory of ‘The Bear’

Bloomfield High football players talk about the loss of former Warhawks defensive end Jamar Johnson, who died following a car accident in the summer of 2013. Johnson was entering his sophomore year at Central Connecticut, where he was on the football team.

Mighty Ansonia Looking For Just 1 More Win

Ansonia High star running back Arkeel Newsome and Coach Tom Brockett try to keep it simple heading towards the Class S final seen LIVE on CPTV Sports Dec. 13. Ansonia routed Woodland 51-12 to finish a 15-0 season and win its 19th state title. The Chargers were voted No. 1 in the 2013 final state coaches and media polls.

The ‘Hogs’ of St. Joseph-Trumbull

Coach Joe DellaVecchia explains why St. Joseph-Trumbull football team has taken the “Hogs” as a second nickname St. Joseph’s — usually known as the Cadets — defeated Brookfield 54=16 in the 2013 Class M football championship.

Woodland’s 11-Year Old Football Program Reaches 3rd Final

Coach Tim Shea and his Woodland Regional-Beacon Falls players tell us how far the school’s football program has come in such a short time. Woodland, in its 11th season, reached the 2013 Class S final, where they lost to their Naugatuck Valley League rival and perennial power Ansonia, 51-14 LIVE on CPTV Sports Dec. 13.

Coach Shea Builds Men at Fairfield Prep

Fairfield Prep coach Tom Shea talks about the seniors on his 2013 state Class LL football finalists and how they’ve grown since their freshman season, when Prep’s varsity went 3-7. Prep lost 52-34 to Southington in the LL championship game.

North Haven players remember Matthew Jacques’ famous run

In June 2013, North Haven High made 6-year-old Matthew Jacques, who had a congenital heart defect, a very memorable part of the Indians’ spring football scrimmage. Three months later, the youngster passed away. The players recall the emotion of that spring day.

They Run The Single-Wing In North Haven

Since becoming North Haven High’s football coach in 2009, Anthony Sangnella has used the throwback single-wing offense with great success, reaching the Class L semifinals in 2013.