Newsome, Filippone win Walter Camp honors
Ansonia sophomore running back Arkeel Newsome was named the state Player of the Year at the High School “Breakfast of Champions” Saturday morning as part of the 45th annual Walter Camp Football Foundation weekend festivities.
Newsome rushed for 3,763 yards and 58 touchdowns and led the Chargers to the Class M state championship.
Newsome, the Register State Player of the Year, was nominated along with Masuk senior QB Casey Cochran and Hand senior WR Nick Vitale.
Hand's Steve Filippone was named the state Coach of the Year. Xavier's Sean Marinan and Ansonia's Tom Brockett were also nominated.
Filippone led the Tigers to a 13-0 record and the Class L title.
The 2011 Walter Camp All-Connecticut Team was also announced.
QB: Casey Cochran (Masuk)
RB: Arkeel Newsome (Ansonia), Alex Manwaring (Ledyard)
WR: Aaron Berardino (Windsor), Nick Vitale (Daniel Hand)
TE: Ryan Murphy (Xavier)
OL: Rennick Bryan (Hillhouse) Hakeem Martin (Ansonia), Michael Money (Fairfield Warde), Dylan Vano (Ansonia). Austin Wezenski (Xavier)
DL: Joe Demichele (Daniel Hand), Sean Marinan (Xavier), Cole Ormsby (Windsor), Ludovic Richardson (Notre Dame)
LB: Shane Nastahowski (Greenwich), Matt Walsh (Daniel Hand), Tyler Wood (Ansonia), Mark Zurlis (North Haven)
DB: Jawad Chisholm (Bunnell), Jimmy Fairfield-Sonn (Valley Regional), Brenden Lytton (Torrington). Ryan Jacobucci (Xavier)
Kicker: Matt Paola (Pomperaug)
Punter: Jon Heil (Staples)
Returner: Kyle McKinnon (New London), Thomas Milone (Masuk)
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