Aug 262013

About the Team

Home FieldJohn T. DeBarber Memorial Field
Home Surface: Natural grass
Class/Divison: S/NVL Brass
Head Coach: Tom Lennon (fifth season, 11-29)
OnlineWebsite | @SeymourFootball
@Seymoursports | @SHSWildcats
2013 SchedulesVarsityJVFreshman

2012 Results: 5-5 overall, 4-5 NVL, 2-4 NVL Brass
Returning Starters: 8 offense, 8 defense – Jack Briggs (Sr., RB/LB), Nick D’Agostino (Sr., DB), Dan Hink (Sr., OL/LB), Zack Sirowich (Sr., OL/LB), Christian Thurmond (Sr., TE/DE), Julian Falcioni (Jr., LB/TE), Joey Salemme (Jr., RB/DB), CJ Falcioni (So., OL/DL), Greg Chase-Patrick (Jr., LB/RB).

Chat with Coach

NVL Blog: What style of play on offense can we expect from Seymour this season with the types of athletes at its disposal?

Coach Yak: “We return three starting offensive linemen and a few others who played last season. We hope to run the ball on a more consistent basis.”

NVL Blog: Woodland has recently scored a lot of points in the Thanksgiving Eve games. With senior quarterback Tanner Kingsley returning for the Hawks, how do you expect the Wildcats to contain Woodland’s passing attack and win the game this season?    

Coach Yak: “Obviously we need to do a better job in getting to the quarterback. That will help our defensive backs. Put pressure on him!”

NVL Blog: What expectations are you setting for the 2013 Wildcats?

Coach Yak: “Improve every week, and be a football team that expects to win every week. Our team has to work, be focused and be physical. Expectations are high this season in Seymour.”

Jack Briggs could be one of the top two-way players in the league this season. Credit: Kyle Brennan

Jack Briggs could be one of the top two-way players in the league this season. Credit: Kyle Brennan

Seymour opens the season Sept. 11 in a nonconference matchup at Amity.

  10 Responses to “2013 Team Preview: Seymour Wildcats”

  1. the wildcat wren good yesterday vs shelton

  2. Steve Sanders

    Nice Job by the SHS Athletic Press Liason Jamie Yak. What doesn’t this guy do for SHS athletics? Should be an interesting week #1 vs Amity. In my humble opinion it is a big game for the league. SPB reported via twitter that the Cats had their hands full with Shelton; who in the spread is a tough team to match up with that early in the year. So I’m not gonna take much from that. See where they are at when they scrimmage Westhill on Labor Day, a team that gives you more of that NVL feel.

    • From Bowley’s comments, it seems like Ansonia is in for the fight of its life. Let me stop.

      The only Ansonia scrimmage I want to see is when Eddie Mac goes down to Wakelee Ave. Let’s be honest, are McKnight and Newsome playing against Shelton? Remember what happened last year to a few linemen? Can’t be afraid to get hurt, but I am sure this is in the back of each coach’s mind. Hope everyone stays healthy enough to start the season off right!

      • You have to figure keeping Arkeel Newsome fresh is a priority of the scrimmage season, considering the Chargers could well have to play 15 games this season.

        The West Haven and Shelton scrimmages could be very intriguing, considering both teams should be the best they’ve been in years. Like you said, though, not sure how much Newsome and McKnight will play against Shelton.

      • WH vs. Ansonia will be good.

        It’s HSfootball fan’s favorite game of the year.

      • I went to the Ansonia-NDWH scrimmage yesteday, but arrived late. Newsome, I think, played only the first series for Ansonia (he apparantly got loose for a 50+ yard TD) which I missed. I did see McKnight and Sanders play a series, so they played at least two series, as did most of the first team O-Line.

        Unfortunately, I will be out of town this coming weekend and will miss the WH-Ansonia scrimmage.

  3. Cautiously optimistic for this year. For the first time in 3 years, the Cats have some size up front. Looks like they put in some time in City Buffet the weight room. I hope they reap the rewards of having to play sophomores and freshmen for lots of snaps the past two years.

    Falcioni and Sirowich should bookend an improved line. Briggs could be poised for a big year running the ball.

    I’d still like to see some more numbers, but for a school with 300 boys, a 55-man roster may be all you can hope for.

    A win over Amity would be huge, but a Class S school taking out an SCC D1 team is a big ask. Still, a 6-5 season is definitely a realistic goal and 7-4 is not impossible if things break their way and some players develop.

  4. Great job Kyle with records and stat stuff. Will be out in West Haven to see the Chargers today .Should be fun Friday night when the Westies come up to Jarvis.

  5. Attended the Seymour-Newtown scrimmage today. Was a bit disappointed in some areas but there were some pros. Defensively, Seymour struggled greatly covering Newtown’s WR on the deep ball and when they did get a good stop, they went offside on a hard count during punt return. Offensively, they were without running back Joey Salemme so I believe they had a freshman running back in who ran exceptionally well. Seymour had one good offensive play to number 7, Thurmond, if Seymour wants to win games… they are going to have to get him the ball, he’s obviously their best athlete. Seymour also has the ability to kick field goals, which could come in handy if they can’t get the ball in the endzone.

    Newtown 41-10

    Hopefully Seymour can get a little momentum by beating O’Brien Tech before opening against Amity.