By Seamus O’Reilly – Staff Reporter
The Law football team is preparing for the rest of season after getting off to a slow start.
The Lawmen had much success last season, winning five of their last seven games. This season they look to continue that success.
The Lawmen have 14 seniors on roster who are all contributing to the team. There a decent number of underclassmen who contribute a lot to the team as well.
“As an underclassman and starter on the team, the seniors are always pushing me to the best I can be,” sophomore wide receiver Dean Pettway said.
The Lawmen have six varsity captains on the team: Logan Danville, Tim Caldwell, David Patrick, Brandon Chiaraluce, R.J. Lynch, and Joe Coury, the majority of whom got playing time as a sophomore.
Head coach Derrick Lewis refers to the captains as “The Six Sons of Thunder.”
When asked about his personal goals Logan Danville said, “I hope to set an example for the future captains in leadership and go all-conference at middle linebacker.”
Law has a total of 36 players on its varsity roster this year, not including freshmen. Even when these seniors graduate Law will still have key players returning and 14 rostered sophomores. Some of the key juniors who will be returning next year are quarterback Mitchell Smith, linebacker A.J. Repollet, lineman Sam Rossi, and wide receiver Dennis Theis.
Law has some seniors who are new to high school football before but are doing exceptionally well. The two players are basketball standout Justin McFadden, who is starting at receiver, and Gabe Haynes who is a varsity sprinter on the track team.
The Lawmen are currently 0-3 but are looking to improve as the season continues.
“We want to be competitive in every game for the rest of the way,” senior Tucker Saley said. “We have the skill to, we just have to put it all together and try to start to gel. Then, and only then, will we be able to achieve that goal.”
“My goal for the team is to go 1-0 for every week and most importantly beat Foran on Thanksgiving,” said Chiaraluce.
Law hasn’t been able to get a “W” on Turkey Day since 2007.
The Lawmen have seven more games left in the season: they travel to Fairfield Prep this Friday, followed by two home games against East Lyme and Hillhouse. After that comes three straight road games against Branford, Sheehan, and Lyman Hall before their much anticipated crosstown rivalry game against Foran at home on Thanksgiving.