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Joseph Edward Potter, 49, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. He was the dearest son of Sophie Potter and the late Laurence E. Potter. A graduate of Ansonia High School, Joe went on to Brown University where he excelled as quarterback on the football team, and graduated with a degree in economics. He went on to receive a master's degree in business administration from the University of California-Los Angeles. After a long career in finance in California and New York City, Joe returned to Fairfield University where he earned a degree in education.
The 2012 football schedule has been released. The Chargers have yet to find a Week 1 opponent. The schedule below shows Week 2 through Thanksgiving opponents.
Home games are shown in bold.
Fri., 9/21 Woodland
Fri., 9/28 Derby
Fri., 10/5 Holy Cross
Fri., 10/12 Seymour
Fri., 10/19 Watertown
Fri., 10/26 Crosby
Fri., 11/2 Wolcott
Fri., 11/9 Wilby
Thu., 11/22 Naugatuck
The 2012 Ansonia Chargers Captains have been named.
Several members of the 2011 Class M Championship Team were selected to the New Haven Register All-State Team. Congratulations to the following players.
Hakeem Martin, OL, Ansonia
Arkeel Newsome, RB, Ansonia (2011 NHR Most Valuable Player)
Dylan Vano, OL, Ansonia
Tyler Wood, LB, Ansonia
Jake LaRovera, DL, Ansonia
Tyler Williams, OL, Ansonia
Matt Hall, DL, Ansonia
A total of five members of the football team were All-State/Class M selections by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association.
Arkeel Newsome (RB)
Tyler Wood (LB)
Dylan Vano (OL)
Hakeem Martin (OL)
Jake LaRovera (DE)
The #1-seeded Chargers topped the #4 seed Berlin Redcoats, 48-14, in a dominating performance at Sheehan High School in Wallingford.
Game Highlight Video: 2011 - Ansonia 48 Berlin 14
Ansonia was led by sophomore RB Arkeel Newsome, who rushed for six touchdowns in the contest.
Ansonia wins the Class M Quarterfinal at Jarvis Stadium in dominating fashion, 35-6.
Game Highlight Video: 2011 - Ansonia 35 Bethel 6
Arkeel Newsome rushed for three touchdowns. Elliot Chudwick threw a 10-yard TD pass to Jake LaRovera and Tyler Lester rushed for a 10-yard touchdown.
The Chargers will face Berlin (10-1) on Saturday, December 3rd at 2 p.m. at Sheehan High School in Wallingford.
Ansonia improved to 11-0 with a win over Naugatuck on Thanksgiving morning at Naugatuck HS.
Game Highlight Video: 2011 - Ansonia 49 Naugatuck 14
The Chargers are the 2011 Naugatuck Valley League Champions!
Ansonia jumped to a 14-0 first-half lead over Holy Cross (8-2, 6-0) en-route to a 33-0 victory over the Crusaders. The Chargers were led by Arkeel Newsome on offense, who rushed for five touchdowns, and Tyler Wood on defense, who had many tackles-for-loss and a fumble recovery.
Elliot Chudwick went 4-5 for 64 yards passing while Newsome carried the ball 36 times for 293 yards on the ground.
The Chargers are now 9-0 overall, 6-0 in the NVL Brass, with a 51-22 win over the Wilby Wildcats.
Game Highlight Video: 2011 - Ansonia 51 Wilby 22
Ansonia led 32-0 after one quarter of play. Sophomore RB Arkeel Newsome had five touchdowns for Ansonia (3 rushing: 56, 7, 14 yards; 1 receiving: 35 yards; 1 punt return: 69 yards).
Ansonia captured the 2011 NVL Brass Division title with a 48-14 win over the Wolcott Eagles at Joe Monroe Field on November 4th.
The Chargers were once again led by sophomore RB Arkeel Newsome. Newsome ran for five touchdowns and tossed a touchdown to junior WR Andrew Matos. Jai'Quan McKnight also scored on a touchdown run for the Chargers.
Game Highlight Video: 2011 - Ansonia 48 Wolcott 12
The Chargers are now 7-0 after a 42-6 win over the Crosby Bulldogs. Ansonia was led by sophomore RB Arkeel Newsome who contributed with 118 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Senior QB Elliot Chudwick threw for 130 yards including a touchdown pass to junior WR Andrew Matos. Tyler Lester also tossed a touchdown pass to Jake LaRovera.
Sean Rowley had a 3-yard touchdown run for the Chargers.
Watertown scored the first touchdown of the contest and soon thereafter, the Chargers began the scoring barrage as they scored four touchdowns in the first half en-route to a 51-14 win at Jarvis Stadium. Arkeel Newsome rushed 15 times for 84 yards and 3 touchdowns in the first half.
Senior QB Elliot Chudwick was 4-for-6 for 108 yards. Chudwick tossed a 43-yard touchdown pass to Raeshawn Finney and hit Andrew Matos down the middle for a big gain.
After falling behind, 6-0, early in the first quarter, the Chargers are now 5-0, 2-0 with a 41-6 win at DeBarber Field over the Seymour Wildcats (3-2, 0-2). Arkeel Newsome rushed 17 times for 352 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Elliot Chudwick tossed a 33-yard pass to Newsome for a touchdown. Tyler Lester also contributed with a 75-yard run for touchdown.
The Chargers are now 4-0 overall, 1-0 in the NVL Brass with a win over visiting Holy Cross (3-1, 1-0). The Crusaders managed to get on the scoreboard first and led the Chargers 7-0 early in the first quarter. Ansonia responded with 45-unanswered points and cruised to a 45-13 victory.
Game Highlight Video: 2011 - Ansonia 45 Holy Cross 13
Position: Running back
A week in the life: Rushed 22 times for 401 yards and four touchdowns and scored a touchdown on a 75-yard screen pass in a 55-19 win over rival Derby.
The big picture: Ansonia (3-0) hosts Holy Cross (3-0) on Friday at 7.
The Chargers defeat the Derby Red Raiders by a score of 55-19 behind sophomore RB Arkeel Newsome's 22 carries for 401 yards and 5 TDs (4 rushing, 1 receiving). Arkeel rushed 22 times for 401 yards.
Quarterback Elliot Chudwick tossed three TDs.
Game Highlight Video: 2011 - Ansonia 55 Derby 19
Ansonia leads the all-time series 53-28-8.
Coach Brockett talks to Traditions TV about the city's football tradition what the high school game means to it.
Visit the following link for the video: Video of Coach Brockett on Traditions TV
The Ansonia Chargers defeated the Torrington Red Raiders by a final of 49-20 at Jarvis Stadium on Sept. 15, 2011.
Game Highlight Video: 2011 - Ansonia 49 Torrington 20
Big Blue was led by sophomore running back Arkeel Newsome, who carried the ball 24 times for 319 yards and six touchdowns. Tyler Lester also added a rushing touchdown for the Chargers.
Two members of the Ansonia Football Family have left us.
Allan R. Webb, son of the late Reed and Katherine Webb passed away on July 18, 2011 at the age 80. “Webber” as his friends and family referred to him was born in Washington D.C.
He later moved to Connecticut where he was raised and graduated from Arnold College.
As a former professional football player, Allan played for the New York Giants. Following his playing career he continued on with the Giants as an assistant coach under the direction of his close friend John E. McVay.
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Ansonia 18 Naugatuck 0
Mike Parks rushed for 122 yards. Gary Eaton rushed for 57 yards and Mark Goumas added 26 yards and a rushing touchdown. George Hokanson had an interception and a fumble recovery which led to 2 Ansonia scores.
Ansonia 28 Naugatuck 8
Fran Hendricks ran for 96 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a punt return for another score.