Took a ride up to Cronwell with former Trumbull coach Jerry McDougall to attend the annual Governor’s Cup press conference at the Radisson. Not a lot to talk about except to say that this year’s game will be held at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, June 28, 7 p.m.
Connecticut is once again going to be without a few key Division I players, who will be off to their respective colleges taking summer courses to get ahead before the 2008 season. How many? Pretty much all of them.
Greenwich’s Jonathan Meyers and Chris Bisanzo, Fairfield Prep’s Masengo Kabongo, Staples Ryan Sedlacek, Ansonia’s Erik Kuraczea, among others will not attend. But Torrey Mack and Octavias McKoy of Stratford will. So will Alex Thomas, the all-everything tailback from Ansonia. So it’s not an accurate representation of what CT has to offer, but it’s still a good roster.
Besides, we kinda have to take it easy on Rhode Island. The Ocean State has lost five straight and it’s coach, Keith Kenyon of North Kingstown, is very conscious of that dubious distinction and vowed to make an concerted effort to show up this year after losing 59-27.
Here are the rosters:
Derek Williams, WR, Xavier; Torrey Mack, RB, Stratford; Josh Maignan, WR, Stamford; Nathan Pagan, RB, Newington; Jonathan Jackson, DB, Bunnell; Lorenzo Baker, DB, Middletown; Matt Coyne, QB, Bristol Central; Ryan Katon, QB, Xavier; Alfredo Frausto, K, Cromwell; Ziggy Bailey, DB, Windsor; Joshua Hudson, DB, New Britain; Mike Escobar, DB, Danbury; Rob Moir, QB, Seymour; Bobby Shepherd, K/P, Fitch; James Hodges, DB, Wethersfield; Jack Cooper, LB, Berlin; Jamal Gaston, DB, Fitch; Johrone Bunch, WR, Maloney; Israel Burgos, DB, Southington; Nathan Tyler, LB, Northwest Catholic; Octavias McKoy, Ath, Stratford; Jim Desautels, TE, East Catholic; Louis “B.J.” Aponte, RB, New Britain; Geoff Schultz, LB, Shelton; Mike Easley, WR, Bunnell; Tim McNeil, RB, Ledyard; Mike D’Angelo, TE, Cromwell; Jaizz Nealy, LB, Bloomfield; Alex Thomas, RB, Ansonia; Mwamba Williams, LB, Windsor; Trevardo Williams, LB, Central; Julian Sanford, LB, Bloomfield; Hakeem Young, LB, Hartford Public; Matthew Delconte, OL, Berlin; Richard Perry, OL, Middletown; A.J. Tillman, OL, New London; Richard Boebel, DL, Bristol Eastern; Matt Walker, DL, Pomperaug; Earl Wilson, LB, New London; Mike Flynn, LB, Ansonia; Mike Mainiero, Shelton; Kyle Parrish, OL, Weaver; Keatric Redding-Hall, LB, Weaver; Kyle Duncan, OL, New Canaan; Benjamin Chapman, OL, Stonington; Rashaad Bass, DL, Ansonia; Dwayne Guscott, OL, Central; Bill Romaniello, DL, Masuk; Chris Willadsen, OL, South Windsor; Stanley Reshannon, DL, Weaver; Erik Matos, OL, West Haven; Efrain Rodriguez, WR, Hartford Public; Lorenzo Hemingway, WR, Capital Prep; Tristan Roberts, WR, Conard; Aaron Smith, LB, Hillhouse.
COACHES — Jim Buonocore, Fitch (head); Sean Marinan, Xavier; Bill Mella, Southington; Tom Brockett, Ansonia; Andy Guyon, Southington; Marc Romano, St. Bernard; Peter Cox, Central; Mark Condon, Xavier; Mike Tyler, Northwest Catholic; Roy Roberts, Bloomfield; John Ferazzi, Sheehan; Harry Bellucci, Hartford Public; Chris Fulton, Capital Prep.
Hershel Williams, RB, Shea; Jordan Monk, WR, St. Raphael; Josh Ponte, DB, South Kingstown; Stanley Dunbar, QB, St. Raphael; John Pedrotty, QB, Portsmouth; Hans Hall, DE, St. Raphael; Bryan Dewitt, RB, Rogers; Josh Perry, WR, South Kingstown; Rob Carbone, DB, Cranston West; Darren Williams, WR, Hendricken; Emmanuel Tutu, RB, Classical; Branford Sowah, RB, Bishop Hendricken; Alex Mendez, LB, Cranston West; Anthony Petrarca, WR, Warwick; Alex Loewenthal, DB Cranston West; Zak Gumkowski, LB, Cranston West; Roablas Lumpkins, DB, Mt. Pleasant; Ron Woodley, WR, East Providence; John Perrotti, DB, North Kingstown; Mark Laurito, LB, La Salle; Thomas Cole, LB, Classical; Joe Saunders, LB, Rogers; Howard Robinson, LB, Central; Dan Hayes, DE, St. Raphael; Geoff Gillson, DB, Cranston East; Tahj Eddington, RB, Juanita Sanchez; Brent Semple, DL, North Kingstown; Will Lopes, LB, St. Raphael; Matt Greenhalgh, OL, Ponaganset; Rob Maggiacomo, OL, LaSalle; Greg Dubee, OL South Kingstown; Bobby Booth, DT, Bishop Hendricken; Justin Rapp, LB, St. Raphael; Craig Argencourt, LB, St. Raphael; Brandon Sherratt, DL, St. Raphael; J.R. Whesu, DL, Classical; Tom Davis, LB, East Greenwich; Riley O’Brien, OL, North Kingstown; Jacob Burton, DL, East Providence; Patrick Onye, DL, Classical; Daniel Perkins, OL, Classical; Ray Bundy, OL, LaSalle; Ron Durfee, DL, Chariho; Ruben Gonzalez, RB, Central; Nick Rogrigues, TE, LaSalle; Josh Janes, DE, LaSalle; Jim Jaworski, DE, Bishop Hendricken; Neal Rooney, DE, LaSalle.
COACHES — Keith Kenyon, North Kingstown (head); Tom Centore, Cranston East; Dick Fossa, Narragansett.