Inside the huddle: Cromwell
Coach: Chris Eckert (1st year)
Last season: 7-4 (Class S quarterfinalist)
Anthony Morales (6-3, 175, Sr., QB)
Brett Director (5-9, 170, Sr., WR)
Mike Sullivan (5-10, 220, Sr., DL)
Ricky Feggins (6-1, 165, Sr., FS)
Strong senior leadership, team speed and athleticism
At a small school, depth is always a concern. Limiting injuries will be key.
Eckert, in his first year with the Panthers after being the head man at Wilby last year, feels confident that his team can be very competitive in the Pequot Conference Sassacus Division. Cromwell may be the favorite at this point. The Panthers should also contend for a Class S state playoff berth.
Morales is ranked No. 1 academically in his senior class. He's looking to attend an Ivy League school according to Eckert.