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Local Football Players Earn All-SCC Honors

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The SCC named several local football players to its All-Conference Team for the 2021 season. Pictured are (front) Shea Carasone (East Haven), Mekhi Morrison (East Haven), Nate Mathis (Branford), Nate Chieffo (Branford), Nate Florio (Branford), John Frawley (Branford), Cameron Paleski (Branford), and David McDonald (Branford); along with (back) Jack O’Brien (Guilford), Aiden McBrierty (Guilford), Eric Dolmus (Guilford), Eddie Barlage (Guilford), Mike O’Brien (Guilford), Luke Carignan (Guilford), Patch Flanagan (Hand), Brandon Walsh (Hand), Ethan O’Brien (Hand), and Seth Sweitzer (Hand). Photo courtesy of Bill O’Brien

The SCC named several local football players to its All-Conference Team for the 2021 season. Pictured are (front) Shea Carasone (East Haven), Mekhi Morrison (East Haven), Nate Mathis (Branford), Nate Chieffo (Branford), Nate Florio (Branford), John Frawley (Branford), Cameron Paleski (Branford), and David McDonald (Branford); along with (back) Jack O’Brien (Guilford), Aiden McBrierty (Guilford), Eric Dolmus (Guilford), Eddie Barlage (Guilford), Mike O’Brien (Guilford), Luke Carignan (Guilford), Patch Flanagan (Hand), Brandon Walsh (Hand), Ethan O’Brien (Hand), and Seth Sweitzer (Hand). (Photo courtesy of Bill O’Brien)

Several football players from local high schools were recently selected to the All-Southern Connecticut Conference Team based on their performances during the 2021 fall season. The athletes included students who attend Branford, Daniel Hand, East Haven, and Guilford high schools.

Branford had six players selected to the All-SCC Tier 3 Team this season. Senior Nate Mathis made the team as an offensive lineman for Branford. The Hornets’ other All-SCC selections were senior David McDonald (defensive line), senior Cameron Paleski (linebacker), senior John Frawley (defensive back), and sophomore Nate Florio (defensive back).

Four athletes from the Daniel Hand football team earned All-SCC Tier 1 accolades on the offensive side of the ball. Seniors Seth Sweitzer (wide receiver), Patch Flanagan (quarterback), Ethan O’Brien (running back), and Brendan Walsh (offensive line) were the All-SCC selections for the Tigers this year.

Senior Shea Carasone and junior Mekhi Morrison of East Haven made the All-SCC Tier 3 Team this fall. Carasone made the team as a punter, and Morrison earned All-Conference honors as a defensive lineman on behalf of the Yellowjackets.

Six athletes from the Guilford football squad garnered All-SCC Tier 3 accolades. Senior Eric Dolmus (wide receiver), junior Mike O’Brien (running back), and junior Luke Carignan (offensive line) were the Grizzlies’ selections on offense. Seniors Jack O’Brien (defensive back), Aiden McBrierty (defensive line), and Eddie Barlage (linebacker) were named to the team on defense.

—Chris Piccirillo


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