2014: Newtown 14, Ansonia 8

Ansonia saw their 48 game winning streak come to an end, losing a hard-fought defensive battle to #5 Newtown. Ansonia trailed 7-0 at halftime, then 14-0 before Tyler Bailey hauled in a 19 yard pass from McKnight, then McKnight ran in a 2 pt conversion.

The Chargers has their chance in the 4th qtr, twice driving deep into Newtown territory, but were just unable to finish.

Next game is Friday at 7:00 pm vs. Holy Cross - home at Nolan Field, Come out and support your Chargers!!

Ansonia 61, ST. Paul 35

The usually dominant Ansonia Defense got of to a shaky start in this one, but the offense and special teams picked it up. Jai'Quan McKnight scored on a long kickoff return, and ran fro another score, while Tyler Bailey score 4 TD's, 3 on the ground and one on a 61 yard punt return. Tajik Bagley ran for 2 scores.

Sorry, no photos this week.

Next game: Friday at Newtown at 7:00pm. Everyone, come out and support Big Blue as they attempt to tie Cheshire's state record for most consecutive wins at 49!!! Be there!!

Ansonia 43, Seymour 8

In a battle of undefeated teams, the Chargers came out and dominated rival Seymour en route to a 43-6 win.

Jr. Tailback Tajik Bagley - playing on an injured ankle, ran for 3 scores, and Sr. QB Jai'Quan McKnight ran for 2 scores, and threw for a 3rd to Witold Gul.

Ansonia's defense was dominant, holding Seymour running back Joe Salemme to just 70 yards in the game.

Check out the game photos Here

Next game: Friday at St. Paul

Week 3: Chargers 40, Wilby 0.

Missing two star players (RB Tajik Bagley and QB Jai'Quan McKnight), big blue scored early and often in a 40-0 rout of host Wilby. T

Tyler Bailey led the offense, scoring 5 TD's on the day (4 rushing, and one 50 yard punt return), while Armani Rivera also scored on a long run for Ansonia.

The defense was great once again, limiting WIlby to 1 first down in the entire first half.

Check out the game photos Here

Week 2: Ansonia 36, Derby 6

The Chargers defense was very strong, limiting what the Red Raiders coulld do, limiting Derby QB Mike Kreiger to only 5 of 15 passing, and only allowing
one score.

Offensively, Jr. tailback Tajik Bagely scored on a 43 yard run early, before leaving with an injury in the 2nd quarter. Tyler Bailey picked up some of the slack, scoring on runs of 9 yards and 4 yard in the 2nd half, while Sr, QB Jai'Quan McKnight scored on runs of 45 yards and 34 yards.

Next game is on the road at Wilby this Friday at 3:30 PM.

Week 1: Ansonia rolls over Oxford, 45-0

Welcome to the NVL Wolverines!

The Chargers dominated the young, inexperienced Oxford Wolverines last night, winning 45-0.

Ansonia cruised to their 44th straight win, as Tajik Bagley ran 11 times for 111 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Jai'Quan McKnight threw for a touchdown and ran for another. The defense got into the scoring as well, as Tyler Bailey scored on a pick-6, and Angel Falero scored on a fumble return.

Things should get tougher next week as the Chargers welcome their rivals Derby to Jarvis Stadium. The game is Friday, September 19th at 7:00pm

2014 Team Roster

Number Name Height Weight Position Year
1 Jai'Quan McKnight** 5'11'' 185 QB/DB Sr.
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Your 2014 Charger Captains!

From left to right:

Witold Gul, Tyler O'Connell, Tyler Reese, Paul Makinano, Laurence Cafaro, Jai'Quan McKnight

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Support the 2014 Ansonia Chargers by placing an ad in the football program booklet.

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2014 Schedule

2014 - Varsity

Overall 0-0; 0-0 NVL Brass Division

Date/Time Opponent Result
Thu. 9/11 6:30pm at Oxford WIN 45-0
Fri. 9/19 7:00pm./td> Derby WIN 36-6
Fri. 9/26 3:30pm. at Wilby WIN 40-0

Arkeel Newsome's record-setting career

Snapshot of Newsome by season. Incredible.
State record book re-written.

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Ansonia ranked #1 in the State

The Ansonia Chargers earned the states number 1 ranking in both the State Media & State Coaches polls! It's the 5th time Ansonia has finished the season ranked #1, and the first time since 2007!

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Class S State Champs! Ansonia 51, Woodland 12

The Chargers completed the 3-peat, beating Woodland 51-12, and in the process winning their 43rd straight game! Head Coach Tom Brockett also earned his 100th victory.

Arkeel Newsome carried 34 times for 259 yards and 4 TD's. He also threw an 11 yard TD pass to Tom Majchrzak.

Newsome finished this season with 333 carries for 3,867 yards and 68 touchdowns. He has career totals of 10,672 yards and 187 touchdowns, both state records.

Witold Gul returned a Hawk fumble for a score early on in the game, as the D forced 3 turnovers.

State Qtr. Finals: Ansonia 49, Rocky Hill 27!

The Chargers are headed back to the class S state championship game after their win over Rocky Hill Saturday!

Arkeel Newsome ran 36 times for 269 yards, and scored 5 touchdowns for Ansonia. Jai'Quan McKnight also threw 2 TD's passes, one a beautiful 71 yard bomb to Witold Gul, and the other a 15 yarder to Tom Majchrzak.

The Ansonia defense also caused a few big turnovers, included a great interception by Tyler O'Connell.

Ansonia will be looking for their 3rd straight State Championship next Friday vs. old foe the Woodland Hawks 7:00 PM at Arute Stadium!

2013: Ansonia 49, Coginchaug 21 - State Quarter FInals

The Chargers, playing without their starting quarterback Jai'Quan McKnight (ankle) turned the keys to the offense over to Senior Arkeel Newsome to run the WIldcat Offense.

All Arkeel did with the opportunity was to run the ball 26 times, gaining 492 yards, and scored 7 touchdowns in the Chargers 49-21 win. In doing so, he became the fist player Connecticut High School Football history gain over 10,000 yards in his career.

Newsome found the endzone 7 times for the second straight game, and also managed over 400 yards in two straight games as well.

Thanksgiving! Ansonia 66, Naugatuck 28

The Chargers moved to 12-0 on the season, beating Naugatuck 66-28 on Thanksgiving morning. They won their 40th straight game, and now lead the overall series with Naugatuck 69-35-11 in a rivalry that dates back to 1900.

Senior Arkeel Newsome, playing in his final regular season game, had a day to rememeber. He carried the ball 40 times, gaining 406 yards, and scored 7 rushing touchdowns. Junior QB Jai'Quan McKnight also scored for big blue.

Chargers win NVL Championship over Woodland, 48-7

The Ansonia Chargers won their third straight NVL Championship Wednesday night, beating Woodland 48-7.

Senior Arkeel Newsome ran 21 times for 222 yards, and scored on TD runs of 24, 28, 7, and 50 yards. He also scored on 29 yard pass from Jai'Quan McKnight.

Sophomores Tajik Bagley (scored on a 62 yard run), and Tyler Bailey (scored on 37 yard pass from McKnight) added TD's for the Chargers (11-0).

The Charger defense played a strong game, limiting Woodland Tanner Kingsley to 10-29 passing, no touchdowns, and intercepted him 3 times.

NVL Championship Game: Ansonia vs. Woodland

The Chargers will play the Woodland Hawks for the NVL Championship on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30pm at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury.

Come out and cheer for Big Blue!

Senior Night! Ansonia 50, Crosby 8

Ansonia improved to 10-0 on the season with the 50-8 win Thursday night.

Jai'Quan McKnight threw for two TD's, one to Tyler Bailey (28 yds), and another to Thomas Majchrzak (38 yds) to get the Chargers started.

Arkeel Newsome also ran for three scores (10, 40,16 yards), and Senior Jack Williams added two touchdowns on a 2-yard, and a 1 yard run, and Tyler Bailey scored his 2nd TD of the game on a 7 yard run.

The defense held the Bulldogs scoreless through halftime, and allowed a rushing TD mid-way through the 3rd quarter.

Ansonia survives Seymour, 21-20 for 37th straight win

The Chargers won their 37th straight game Thursday night, setting the school record for consecutive wins with a 21-20 win at Seymour.

The Chargers trailed the scrappy Wildcats at halftime, 14-7. Arkeel Newsome scored on a 14 yard run in the 3rd quarter to cut the deficit to 14-13. Then he scored again early in the 4th quarter to give the Chargers the lead. After successful 2 point conversion pass fro McKnight to Bagley, the Chargers led 21-14.

Week 8: Chargers 41, Watertown 7

The Ansonia Chargers continued their winning ways, running their record to 8-0 on the season with the win on Thursday. They have also matched the school record for consecutive wins at 36 (set back in the 1975-78 seasons).

Arkeel Newsome carried just 3 times in this one, for 103 yards and scored three touchdowns. One on a 7 yard run, another on an 84 yard run, and a third on a 78 yard punt return.

Jai'Quan McKnight got things started early for the Chargers, returning the opening kick off 85 yards for a touchdown.

Week 7: Ansonia 62, Wolcott 27

The Chargers ran their record to 7-0 with a 62-27 victory over Wolcott on Friday night.

Arkeel Newsome tied his own state record (shared with others as well) by rushing for over 300 yards in his third consecutive game. Newsome ran 34 times for 327 yards, and 4 touchdowns on runs of 9, 16, 51, and 15 yards, an also scored on a 78 yard punt return.

Jai'Quan McKnight ran for two score, and also threw a 36 yard TD to Witold Gul in the win. Siaheed Sanders also scored for the Chargers.

Next game: Friday, November 1st vs. Watertown at Jarvis Stadium.

Newsome becomes the CT State all-time Rushing leader!

Heading into the 2nd half of play against Masuk, Arkeel Newsome needed 43 yards to eclipse former Charger Alex Thomas' state record for rushing yards in a career.

On the first play of the 3rd quarter against Masuk, McKnight handed the ball to Newsome. Newsome went left, then broke right - and clear down the sideline for a 57 yard touchdown -and a new State Record!

For his career, Newsome now has 8,385 yards!

Congratulations on yet another Record!!

Week 6: Ansonia 56, Masuk 21

In the first NVL-SWC challenge, the Chargers dismantled the Panthers 56-21 before an estimated 1500 fans at Jarvis Stadium.

Led by Arkeel Newsome (26 carries, 391 yards, 6 touchdowns) as he broke Alex Thomas' career rushing yards record to become the all-time leading rusher in state history! Newsome scored on runs of 28, 18, 46, 11, 57, and 66 yards.

Jai'Quan McKnight also tossed a 53 yard pass to Tajik Bagley for an Ansonia TD, and Tyler Bailey also scored on a 1 yard run.

The Chargers improved to 6-0 on the season!

Next up: At Wolcott Friday, October 25th at 7:00pm

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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