2011 Class M Championship: Ansonia 38 Ledyard 0

The Ansonia Chargers won their 17th State Title! The Chargers defeated the Ledyard Colonels, 38-0, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

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Arkeel Newsome ran 42 times for 364 yards and three touchdowns as top-ranked Ansonia beat No. 3 Ledyard Saturday, 38-0, in the Class M final at Rentschler Field.

It was a state-record 17th state championship for the Chargers (14-0).

Newsome set the state's single-season record for rushing yardage (3,763). Former Ansonia tailback Alex Thomas had rushed for a record 3,596 yards in 2007.

Newsome also set state single-season records for touchdowns (62) and points (388).

Senior QB Elliot Chudwick threw a pair of touchdowns - Raeshaun Finney (7 yards) and Andrew Matos (8 yards).

Tyler Lester had 8 carries for 27 yards and scored on a 6-yard run.

And on defense, the Chargers were a force with Jake LaRovera (2 sacks), Tyler Wood (7 tackles), and Ryan O'Connor (9 tackles) as it pitched a shutout.

Ansonia is the first team in Connecticut High School football history to complete a 14-0 season.

Congratulations to the players and coaches for a phenomenal season!

Ansonia on Traditions TV

Ansonia Football was featured on a television show on Sports New York (SNY) called Traditions. The Traditions crew filmed the Chargers as they practiced leading up to the game versus Watertown. Past and present coaches and players were also interviewed.

Click here if you would like to purchase a copy of the show (DVD).

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