Despite turning in a solid 7-3 campaign, the 2019 Coginchaug co-op football team fell short of the Class S playoffs.
The team’s stellar play was not overlooked, however.
For the first time in the team’s history, the co-op had six players named to the All-Pequot League team. They are: quarterback Aaron Faiella, wide receiver Jackson Moore, offensive lineman Zak Cunningham from Hale-Ray, defensive back Evan Faiella, linebacker Tyler Garretson and defensive lineman Eli Ripper from East Hampton.
In addition to scoring a spot on the All-Pequot team, Evan Faiella and Moore earned Hartford Courant and New Haven Register All-State recognition. Faiella was a first- and third-team selection on defense and Moore earned honorable mention for offensive players.
“Aaron, Evan and Jackson have broken numerous school records this year with their performances,” said Nicholas Faiella, president of the Coginchaug Football Club.
He added that since most of the postseason awards went to juniors –with the exception of Ripper and Cunningham – the future looks bright for Coginchaug football.
Head coach Erik Becker echoed that. “We had a great season. We were 7-3, which is the best record that we’ve had in the past six or seven years,” he said. “We had a really positive year, and only had three seniors, so it speaks well of the future.”