- TYREICE DOMINIQUE, Sr., QB/DB (6-0, 180)
- SAL SIGNORELLO, Sr., G/DL (5-10, 195)
- RYAN BOZZI, Sr., H/LB (6-2, 200)
- SEAN ASANTE, Sr., RB/LB (5-8, 185)
- GATOR SJOBLOM, Sr., T/DL (5-11, 260)
- BRODY TROIANO, Sr., QB/DE (6-2, 220)
- DESMOND CONNOLLY, Sr., C/DL (5-10, 225)
- FRANK GUERRERA, Jr., WR/DB (6-1, 185)
- ALEX PERUTA, Jr., H/LB (5-7, 180)
- M.J. TORRES, Jr., RB/LB (5-7, 175)
This season marks Rocky Hill coach Richard Dance’s second official season with the Terriers.
After back-to-back seasons of 2-8, the team looks to continue rebuilding following its playoff run in 2017. And despite a lack of returning starters from 2019, the team is starting off with a promising sign by having 50-plus players already committed to playing this season for the third-consecutive year.
Rocky Hill’s pre-season scrimmage at South Windsor on September 2 will help Dance figure out starting spots along with defined position groups after replacing majority of the team from 2019.
The starting quarterback job remains open following the graduation of 2019 starter Konnor Wash. With none of his current players having any previous varsity QB experience, Dance said he’s looking at seniors Tyreice Dominique and Brody Troiano to potentially fill the position. Dominique ran a 4.45 40-yard dash this summer and could be a dual-threat option that Rocky Hill has yet to see in years, whereas Troiano has also put in time on the field and in the weight room to prepare for the role.
M.J. Torres will provide strong performances in the run game this season. The Terriers’ wide receiver group on the other hand has more depth options including juniors Frank Guerrera and Alex Peruta.
Dance said Guerrera “is a natural athlete with incredible hands,” and expects him to lead the position group with Peruta either in the slot or backfield position. Dominique is the top receiver returning from the 2019 team, recording eight receptions for 62 yards that season.
Senior Sal Signorello will be Rocky Hill’s lone offensive lineman with previous varsity experience this season. Dance said he expects senior Desmond Connolly and Nick Miceli to also anchor the offensive line.
On the defensive side of the ball, seniors Ryan Bozzi and Daniel ‘Gator’ Sjoblom are the only returning starters from 2019. As sophomores that season, Bozzi tied for 6th on the team with 22 total tackles while Sjoblom tied for 9th with 18 tackles. This season Dance also expects Peruta to play inside with Dominique playing more coverage.
Troiano and Dominique return as the players with the most previous special team experience this season. In 2019, Dominique led the team with 18 kickoffs returns for 231 yards, while Troiano led with 17 kick offs for 814 yards and two touchbacks. Troiano also made six of 13 extra point attempts that season.
Since its playoff run in 2017, Rocky Hill has an overall 4-16 record, including two wins over the former Bulkeley co-op in both of the last two seasons. With a handful of returning vets in crucial positions, the Terriers look to earn their first winning season in four years.
- Sept. 11 – at East Catholic, noon*
- Sept. 17 – AVON, 7 p.m.*
- Sept. 24 – HARTFORD PUBLIC, 7 p.m.*
- Oct. 1 – NOTRE DAME-FAIRFIELD, 7 p.m.#
- Oct. 9 – at Farmington, 2 p.m.*
- Oct. 22 – BLOOMFIELD, 7 p.m.*
- Oct. 29 – NORTHWEST CATHOLIC, 7 p.m.*
- Nov. 6 – at Lewis Mills, noon*
- Nov. 12 – TOLLAND, 7 p.m.*
- Nov. 24 – CROMWELL/PORTLAND, 6 p.m. (The Shunpike Showdown)
Home games in CAPS
# CT HS Football Alliance game
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