Top performances: The stars of Week 5


Nick Roberts, Trumbull QB: Completed just 10 passes, but those completions went for 362 yards and 6 TDs (73 and 11 yards to Eric Anderson, 90 to Thomas Hayduk, 13 to Quentin Brunetti, 95 to Hunter Wnukowski and 11 to Jamar Robinson) in 49-16 demolition of Westhill.

Nick Cascione, New Canaan QB: In just about 1 1/2 quarters, went 8 for 9 for 170 yards and 4 TDs while running for a fifth score in 49-7 rout of Danbury.

Ryan Dunn, Ridgefield QB: 15 of 20 passing for 234 yards and 4 TDs ( 5, 19, 47, 11 yards) in 48-22 rout of Stamford.

Andrew Tarantino, Newtown QB: 4 TD passes, 3 to Julian Dun, in 56-13 rout of New Milford.

Jordan Vazzano, St. Joseph QB: 284 yards and 3 TDs on 16 of 28 passing in 44-20 romp over Wilton.

Jake Kasuba, Foran QB: 13 of 17 for 197 yards and 3 TDs in 42-14 handling of Trinity Catholic.

Kyle Chudoba, Oxford QB: Threw for 2 TDs (9, 56 7ards to Chris Vankamerik) and rushed for a 2-yard score, all in the first quarter, as the Wolverines toppled Immaculate 34-12.

Billy O’Malley, Brunswick QB: 18 of 30 for 303 yards and 2 TDs in win over Trinity-Pawling.Also ran for two touchdowns


Arkeel Newsome, Ansonia RB: Playing into the fourth quarter for the first time this season, rushed for 317 yards and 5 TDs (77, 5, 48, 14, 21 yards) in 62-28 defeat of Derby.

Bobby Drysdale, Brookfield RB: Ran for 190 yards on nine carries and scored three touchdowns in a 48-7 win over Stratford.

Colton Smith, Fairfield Prep  QB: Rushed for 219 yards and accounted for 5 touchdowns — four on the ground (13, 10, 80, 49 yards) — in 38-28 victory over previously unbeaten Shelton.

Will Bonaparte, Ridgefield RB: 180 yards on 20 carries, including a 51-yard TD run, in victory over Stamford.

Jared Willsey, Bethel RB: 118 yards and 3 second-half TDs (32, 7, 3 yardss) as the Wildcats pulled away from Bunnell 41-14.

Patrick Lesch, Staples RB: 134 yards and 3 TDs (10, 1, 15 yards) on 17 carries in 52-23 rout of Fairfield Ludlowe.

Mufasha Abdul-Basir, St. Joseph RB: 161 yards and 2 TDs in win over Wilton.

Andrew Khon, Foran RB: 132 yards running  to lead 277-yard ground assault in victory over Trinity Catholic.

Timmy Hinton, McMahon RB: Filling in for injured star Trevon Forney, ran for 98 yards and 3 TDs in 41-13 victory over Harding. The Senators at 5-0 are off to their best start in 20 years.


Jai’Quan McKnight, Ansonia QB: 102 yards rushing and 3 TDs while completing 3 of 5 passes for 146 yards in victory over Derby.

Jack Shaban, Barlow QB: Rushed for 102 yards and 4 TDs on 17 carries ran for a 2-point conversion, threw for a 5th TD and recorded a sack of his counterpart, Mike McCourt.

Griffin Ross, Darien WR: 12 catches for 196 yards and 2 TDs on bombs of 48 and 43 yards from QB Silas Wyper in 31-6 victory over Fairfield Warde.

Austin Longi, Greenwich WR/RB: Returned a punt 62 yards for a TD, ran 59 yards from scrimmage for another score in 49-0 whitewash of Norwalk.

John DelliSanti, Fairfield Prep WR: Scored TDs on 11-yard pass from Colton Smith and an 11-yard run in win over Shelton. Caught 4 passes for 77 yards.

Tim Maher, Law QB: 3 running TDs (5, 10, 1) and threw 24 yards for another score in 34-0 win over East Haven, the Lawmen’s first victory of the season.

Zachary White, Foran KR: Set tone early with 83-yard TD return on opening kickoff against Trinity Catholic.

Peter Lummis, Weston: TD runs of 50, 2 and 2 yards, kickoff return of 80 yards for TD in 62-32 defeat of Notre Dame-Fairfield.


Foran defense: Led by Andrew Melendez, held Trinity Catholic to zero or negative yards on 18 of its first 26 rushing attempts.

Beau Santero, DL and Alex Dobbin, DT, New Canaan: Santero recovered 2 fumbles, Dobbins recorded team-high 7 tackles against Danbury

Mark Evanchick, DE, Myles Ridder, OLB and George Reed, DE, Darien: Evanchick and Ridder each had team-high 7 tackles against Warde.  Evanchick and Reed each had 2 sacks while Ridder added one.

Kenneth Keen, Brien McMahon: 2nd-quarter INT gave the Senators the ball at Harding’s 38-yard line. Three plays later, the Senators connected on a 37-yard TD pass, putting the game out of reach at 27-7.

Jimmy Knight, Brunswick LB:  2 sacks,2 tackles for a loss of yardage and was around the ball throughout in the Bruins’ 44-14 win over normally high-scoring Trinity-Pawling School Friday night.


Tyrae Small, Derby RB: Rushed for 185 yards and 2 TDs, also scored on 76-yard kickoff return in 62-28 loss to Ansonia.

Mark Piccirillo, Shelton QB: Threw for 401 yards to go along with 3 TDs and 2 INTs in loss to Fairfield Prep.

Marcus Fulton,  Notre Dame-Fairfield, RB: Rushing TDs of 59 and 17 yards, 70-yard TD pass reception, 75-yard kickoff return for TD in 62-32 loss to Weston.