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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Murphy impressed with local players

Masuk's John Murphy, the Team CT coach for the 13th Governors Cup (June 25, 4:30 p.m. at Southington High) was impressed with several New Haven area standouts on the roster.

Murphy on Ansonia RB Montrell Dobbs, the 2010 Register State and Area MVP:

"I saw him play a bunch of times and the kid's quite the talent. He really showed himself at the combine (held March 27 at the New Haven Athletic Center). You could just see his motor. The things he did on the field, sometimes kids don't bring that to the combine but he did. He had a great attitude about being there and working out and all that. It was exciting."

Murphy on Woodland safety Jack DeBiase

"I've got to see him for the last few years. He's been in our passing league in the summer. We knew what kind of talented kid he was. He has great cover skills. His coverage skills were excellent that day."

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Governors' Cup game finds a home

The 13th Governors' Cup football game is normally contested at UConn's Rentschler Field in East Hartford. However, this year's game (June 25, 4:30 p.m.) will be played at Southington High because new sod is being laid down at the Rent. John Fontana, the executive director of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association, says the game is expected to return to the Rent next year. Fontana says they tried to use Willowbrook Park in New Britain, a field the game used in the past, but the New Britain Rock Cats have a home stand that weekend. If they moved the game up or back a week, it would interfere with school graduations. They attempted to play at the Coast Guard in New London, but that site has insufficient parking. Central Conn. State University was another option, but that site will be unavailable due to various construction projects scheduled. The game has made a commitment not to interfere with the Hall of Fame Classic, pitting New Haven County against Fairfield County, and didn't want to push the game back into July. They also decided they wouldn't play at a site further south than Cheshire. So Southington it is. Southington can hold about 4,000 fans. 3,000 attended last year when Connecticut won 29-7. Connecticut has won eight straight games and holds a 9-3 series edge.


Video from today's Governors' Cup luncheon

Click here to see a video clip of Masuk's John Murphy, the Team CT coach, speak during Thursday's press conference for the 13th Governors' Cup football game.

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Connecticut Roster

Here is the Connecticut roster for the 13th Governors' Cup, which pits graduating seniors from Connecticut against Rhode Island. The game will take place on June 25 at 4:30 p.m. at Southington High.

Player School Position
Joe DellaVecchia St. Joseph QB
Kyle Nolan Branford QB
Erich Berzinskas Morgan QB
Montrell Dobbs Ansonia RB
Jonathan Esposito Conard RB
Max DeLorenzo Berlin RB
James Ward Wilbur Cross WR
Brian Kelly Brookfield WR
Tyler Dube Southington WR
Tirrell Young-Williams Notre Dame-W.H. WR
Mike Georgalas Shelton WR
Nainy Bah Morgan WR
Colin Smith Norwich Free Academy WR
Wynton Borders Capital Prep WR
Markey Desruisseaux Stratford WR
Brendan Coan Old Saybrook/Westbrook OL
Andrew Peters Manchester OL
Tom Linden Xavier OL
David Shainess Glastonbury OL
Dayquon Byrd Crosby OL
Dashon Riley Hillhouse OL
Robbie Goldstein Lyman Hall OL
Ryan Peloquin St. Paul OL
Peter Kelly NFA OL
Paul Sullivan South Windsor OL
Kashden Naraine Windsor OL
Tywan Jenkins New London OL
Matt Cassidy Manchester K/P
Jack DeBiase Woodland S
Carlos Lozada New London S
Seth Devalve Manchester S
Lucas Desouza Bridgeport Central S
Malcolm Crossen Glastonbury CB
Tyrell Holmes Bristol Eastern CB
Phil Terio Trumbull CB
Jason Manning Prince Tech CB
Shana Anane Hartford Public CB
Tyler Matakevich St. Joseph LB
Eric Mischke Xavier LB
Dean Tsopanides Torringon LB
Chris Lesure Wethersfield LB
Max Nacewicz Newtown LB
Mark Robinson Stamford LB
Kadeem Ward Glastonbury LB
Walter Auger Xavier LB
Maxx Frisco Sheehan LB
Tyre Pinder Hartford Public LB
Stephan Dance New London LB
Kevin Maxen Pomperaug LB
Willie Maxen Pomperaug DL
Tyrick Thomas Windsor DL
Desmond Grey Ledyard DL
Joe Dellaquila Berlin DL
Eddie Glenn North Haven DL
Chris Valenti Bethel DL

Player School Position
Dana Andrade East Providence TE/DE
Dylan Armstrong Burrillville WR/DB
Chad Bacon Cumberland ATH
Jared Battersby Tolman OL/DL
Rob Bell Cranston East WR/DB
Joe Boseman-Hinds Cranston East TE/DE
David Bubar Johnston QB/DB
Timmy Burnett Hendricken DE
Vito Capuano LaSalle RB/LB
Brent Champagne Cranston West RB/DB
Jessie Charette Woonsocket WR/DB
Jean Charles St. Raphael TE/DE
John Myles Coen Coventry OL/DE
Chris Cole Chariho RB/LB
Zach Conte Hendricken RB
Tevin Dale Mt. Pleasant RB/DB
Rob Delagado East Providence QB/DB
James Desmet Portsmouth OL/DL
Greg Doutre Johnston TE/DE
Michael Dublin Portsmouth TE/DE
Joe Faria East Providence RB/LB
Marquise Frazier Central TE/DE
Zachary Furtado Toll Gate TE/DE
Daril Geisser Moses Brown WR
Al Gregorio Exeter-West Greenwich RB/DB
Ryan Geraghity Johnston RB/LB
Fred Gobowele Shea RB/DB
Chris Gomez Cranston East DL
Sam Hutchings Barrington OL/DL
Zach Izzo Cranston West WR/DB
Marco Jones Chariho WR/DB
Mike Lippe Hendricken RB/LB
Mike Lucena Cumberland LB
Peter Mancini North Smithfield RB/DB
Rob Manning Hendricken WR/DB
Rico McCray Middletown RB/DB
Rory McEntee South Kingstown OL/DE
Ed McGrath Cranston East OL/DL
Ed Milazzo Barrington OL/LB
Tim Monteiro Shea RB/DB
Cody Nadeau Cranston West OL/LB
Zach Padula Hendricken WR/DB
Joe Pagnozzi Johnston DE
Ben Pillsbury St. Raphael TE/DL
Ricardo Pognon St. Raphael RB/LB
Vincent Porcaro, Jr. Moses Brown RB/LB
Gustavo Reynoso Classical OL/DL
Joseph Rodriguez Woonsocket OL/DL
Connor Ryan Chariho OL/DL
Stanley Sainterlien Hendricken RB/LB
Ousmane Samb Tolman RB/DB
Jerry Semelo Shea OL/DL
Newon Sendolo St. Raphael DB
Bret Simas Johnston RB/DB
Alex Spiess Barrington RB/LB
Jake Taft Chariho OL/DL
Mark Vargas Hendricken DE/LB
Trevor Vasey St. Raphael QB

13th Governors' Cup Game

Pitting graduating seniors from Connecticut against Rhode Island will take place on June 25 at 4:30 p.m. at Southington High.

UConn Coaches Clinic at Berlin, Ledyard


When: Monday, May 2
Where: Berlin High School - Cafeteria
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Cost: $10.00
To Register Contact: John Capodice at

At Ledyard
Date: April 28
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Ledyard High, Cafeteria
Cost: $5
Contact: Jim Buonocore at