St. Joseph has long win streak going into football opener with Danbury

Maxwell Warren, Matt Morrissey, Tyler Tortora and Mark Morrissey are team captains for the Hogs.

Maxwell Warren, Matt Morrissey, Tyler Tortora and Mark Morrissey are team captains for the Hogs.

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The St. Joseph football team will bring a 23-game consecutive game win streak into its season opener with Danbury on Saturday at 1:30 at Dalling Field.

“We expect to compete for a playoff spot. That is our goal every year,” Della Vecchia said. “This is probably the toughest schedule we’ve had. We play (2019 playoff teams) Darien, Greenwich, and Ridgefield in order. Right before we have Staples, Windsor and Xavier.”

Mark Morrissey, Maxwell Warren, Tyler Tortora and Matt Morrissey are team captains for the Hogs, who according to their coach do what they do well and don’t worry about anything else.

Della Vecchia said: “If we are good at one scheme, we will run it all game. We don’t force anything in just to do it. If our roll out game or run game doesn’t work, we won’t go with it.”

Matt Morrissey will start at quarterback.

“We have good skills kids,” Della Vecchia said. “Matt can throw or run the ball well. Riley Jordan is a good running back, who can also catch the ball. Maxwell Warren, Brandon Hutchison, Anthony Greco, Mickey Covino and Brendan Arroyo are fast wide receivers with good hands.”

Center Jack Snyder, guards Max Spies, Matt Silvestro and Will Joergensen and tackles Josh Yazdzik and George Hallas “are getting better every day, figuring out their schemes.”

Joey Sansone, Ryan DeMarco and Patrick Charles man the defensive line. Mark Morrissey, Tyler daSilva, Jack Kilmartin and Tommy Kramer are linebackers. Mario Solano, Ethan Long, Joe Adzima, Dhallas Morgan, Keenan Fraczek and Sam Rosa will play in the secondary.

Sept. 11 tribute

“We are going to wear our greys (uniform) and the logo on our helmet will be an American flag,” Della Vecchia said about the Sept. 11 ceremonies to mark the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. “Jimmy Sota, a Trumbull police officer, will do the coin toss. He played with us (1999 graduate) and then served in the U.S. Navy from 2000-2004. Twitter: @blox354