The 89th New Haven Register All-State Football presented by GameTimeCT.com. Compiled by Pete Paguaga, Sean Patrick Bowley and Will Aldam. Written by Will Aldam. Designed by Sean Patrick Bowley. Portraits by Arnold Gold, Sean Patrick Bowley and Pete Paguaga. Video montages by Pete Paguaga. This is the presentation for the Register's all-state first team offense and defense. For second team, third team and honorable mention selections, click the links below. COMPLETE NHR All-STATE LINEUPS \u00a0| ALL-TIME NHR ALL-STATE TEAMS Running Back Player of the YearCAMRYN EDWARDS, Norwalk Arguably the most dynamic player in the state this year, Edwards rushed for 1,666 yards and 23 touchdowns for Norwalk (7-3). ...Edwards also caught 11 passes for 314 yards and five touchdowns. ...On defense, Edwards had three interceptions, a fumble recovery, a blocked field goal, a sack and 40 total tackles. ...Edwards\u2019 biggest game came against Wilton, where he rushed for 291 yards and five touchdowns in the 41-21 win, which knocked the Warriors from Class L playoff contention. ... Edwards is the first Norwalk player to be named the New Haven Register Player of the Year. Honors: All-FCIAC\u00a0First\u00a0Team. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp First\u00a0Team. Up Next: Edwards has received offers from multiple schools, including Central Connecticut, UConn, Sacred Heart, Maine and Rhode Island, among others. TIGHE\u00a0CUMMISKEY, Darien The battering ram for the state's top-ranked\u00a0team, Cummiskey ran for 1,877 yards and 19 touchdowns to help lead Darien to the Class LL title. ...He averaged 144.4 rushing yards per game and added four receiving touchdowns and 288 receiving yards on 22 catches. ...Cummiskey converted eight 2pt conversions on the ground. He had a touchdown in all but one game this season. Honors: All-FCIAC First\u00a0Team. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp First\u00a0Team. Up Next: Will play at Lafayette College. Wide Receiver CORBIN SMITH, Trumbull Smith was the leading receiver and rusher for Trumbull (7-3), which narrowly\u00a0missed the Class LL playoffs. ...Corbin totaled 1,723 yards from scrimmage, 1,073 yards in the air and 623 rushing. Smith reached the end zone 25 times\u00a0(13 rushing and 12 receiving), scoring over 60% of Trumbull\u2019s total touchdowns. ...Defensively,\u00a0Smith\u00a0was also a force with\u00a0five interceptions and 33 tackles. ...He scored a touchdown in all but one regular season game, and as the team's punter, he averaged 33.3 yards in 31 attempts. Honors: All-FCIAC First Team. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp First\u00a0Team. Up Next: A nationally-ranked rugby prospect, will play at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. SETH SWEITZER, Hand Senior receiver and defensive back was the top target for Class L\u00a0quarterifnalist Hand (7-4). ...He\u00a0hauled in 57 catches for 926 yards and 13 touchdowns. His biggest offensive game came against Bunnell when he caught four passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns. ...Defensively,\u00a0Sweitzer had 33 tackles, four interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. As a punter, he pinned five of his 17 punts inside the 20-yard line. ...He represents\u00a0his family's\u00a0third Register First-Team selection, following his uncle Ken Sweitzer\u00a0(the Player of the Year\u00a0at back in 1977)\u00a0and father Scott Sweitzer\u00a0(at WR in 1982). Honors: All-SCC\u00a0First Team. ...SCC Tier I Co-Player of the Year. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp Second\u00a0Team. Up Next: Undecided. MAXWELL WARREN, St. Joseph The speedster was the top target for St. Joseph (10-2) during the Hogs' Class L\u00a0run to the\u00a0semifinals. ...Warren caught 57 passes for 964 yards and 14 touchdowns, averaging 87.6 receiving yards per game. ...He added four more touchdowns rushing, along with 258 yards on 32 carries. ...Warren also had a kick return for a touchdown and even had a 24-yard passing touchdown this fall. ...In St. Joseph\u2019s semifinal loss to Windsor, Warren caught eight passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 75 yards and a touchdown. Honors: All-FCIAC\u00a0First\u00a0Team. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp Second\u00a0Team. Up Next: Has received a Division I offer from New Hampshire, but is still undecided. Quarterback DREW NYE, Morgan School The senior led Morgan (8-3) to its first playoff appearance since 2015. Nye rewrote the school record books, throwing for 3,482 yards and 46 touchdowns this season. ...In 10 regular season games, he had five or more passing touchdowns in six of them. ...Nye holds the career records for passing yards (5,060) and touchdowns (63) at Morgan, as well. ... Nye is the first Morgan QB to be named to the New Haven Register First Team since Tim Dunn (1975). Honors: All-Pequot\u00a0Sassacus First\u00a0Team... Pequot Sassacus Player of the Year... CHSCA Class\u00a0S All-State.\u00a0 Up Next: Will play football at Oberlin College. Offensive Line NED BRADY, New Canaan The 6-5, 240-pound senior anchored a New Canaan offensive line that amassed 4,364 total yards for an average of 363.7 per game. New Canaan ran 410 times for\u00a01,930 yards and 21 touchdowns and added 1,626\u00a0yards and 14 touchdowns passing.\u00a0...Also a standout defensive player with three sacks and 36 tackles and two blocked field goals on the defensive line. Honors: All-FCIAC\u00a0First\u00a0Team. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp First\u00a0Team. Up Next:\u00a0Will play at Army. BRENDAN GILCHRIST, Norwalk The\u00a06-2, 230 pound junior was a key member of Norwalk\u2019s offense and defense, paving the way for teammate Cam Edwards's 1,666 rushing yards on offense and leading the team \u00a0in tackles with\u00a067, including 38 solo and 22 for a loss. He also made 11 sacks. ...Also had an interception, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. Honors: All-FCIAC\u00a0second\u00a0team. Up Next:\u00a0Will be a senior at Norwalk. MICHAEL SINISI, Greenwich The 6-0, 195-pound senior was the linchpin in the Greenwich offensive-line,\u00a0which enabled the Cardinals running game to put together 19 rushing touchdowns and 1,257 yards on 230 carries. ...Greenwich also passed for 1,764 yards and 21 touchdowns. Was pressed into service on defense for half of the season.\u00a0In five games on the defensive line, Sinisi had 13.5 tackles, four sacks, and 4.5 tackles for a loss and played a majority of the time\u00a0with a broken right hand. Honors: All-FCIAC 1st team.... Walter Camp All-Connecticut second team. Up Next: Undecided. KYSHAWN TOGBA, West Haven The 6-foot-1, 332-pound lineman was a rock for West Haven's resurgent,\u00a08-2 season which just missed out on a state playoff berth. ...He\u00a0anchored the line on both sides, but especially paving the way for the\u00a0Westies' offense at left tackle. ...The Blue Devils\u00a0amassed 3,041 rushing yards and almost 3,500 yards of total offense. ...Defensively, he had 15 solo tackles and two sacks. ...He'd previously made a name for himself back in July when he won Berlin's Lineman Challenge, benching 185 pounds for 34 repetitions, which set an event record. Honors: All-SCC First Team. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team. Up Next: Undecided. MATT WEINER, Shelton The 6-3, 315-pound senior is the latest of standout first-team offensive linemen from Shelton... Led an offensive line that opened the way for the Gaels to amass\u00a01,992 rushing yards (an average of 181 per game) and 23 touchdowns. ...Was also a force on the Gaels' defensive line with\u00a050 tackles, 5.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal. ...In Shelton\u2019s 31-28 win over Newtown, Weiner had six tackles and two sacks. ...Weiner\u00a0is also a Class LL\u00a0champion wrestler (as a sophomore in 2019)\u00a0and a\u00a0standout rugby player. Honors: All-SCC\u00a0First\u00a0Team. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team. Up Next:\u00a0Undecided. Athlete VICTOR ROSA, Bristol Central One of the most prolific players in the state, Rosa almost single-handedly led Bristol Central to its first playoff appearance since 1987. ...As the quarterback, Rosa threw for 871 yards and eight touchdowns, but he did most of his damage on the ground with 2,730 yards and 41 touchdowns. ...He averaged 248.2 rushing yards per game. On Oct. 22, Rosa set the school record for yardage in a game with 406 yards and eight touchdowns on 25 carries in a 68-50 victory over Tolland. ...On defense, Rosa had 50 tackles, three for a loss. His tackle of Christian Garcia inside the 5-yard line preserved a victory over Hartford Public. Honors: Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year.... CHSCA Top 26.... Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team. Up Next:\u00a0Signed his letter of intent to play at UConn. Place Kicker TY GROFF, New Canaan The junior led the state in field goals with 11, including one from 44 yards out to help the Rams eke out a handful of victories during their 10-2 Class L\u00a0semifinal run. ...Groff hit at least one from beyond 30 yards\u00a0in six games, while finishing the season 39-for-39 on PATs. ...He contributed a total of 72 points worth of kicks and even added a 17-yard rushing touchdown. ...Groff averaged 51.8 yards on kickoffs and added 12 punts inside the 20. Honors: All-FCIAC\u00a0First\u00a0Team. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut second team. Up Next: Will be a senior at New Canaan. \u00a0 Defensive Line DAVID EVANCHICK, Darien The Class LL champion Blue Wave allowed just 13.5 points per game and Evanchick was a big reason for it. The 5-10, 220-pound senior had 74 tackles, 15 sacks and 25 tackles for a loss. ...Accounted for 107 yards lost on sacks and averaged 5.4 tackles per game. ...Also forced three fumbles and had a fumble recovery. ...In Darien\u2019s 49-21 victory over Norwalk, Evanchick had 10 tackles, 5 \u00bd sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Honors: All-FCIAC first Team. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team Up Next: Will play lacrosse at Villanova. PRINCE SAMUELS, Windsor The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior was a big part of Windsor's 11-2 season, including an upset of St. Joseph in the Class L semifinals, which avenged the Warriors' only regular season loss, and the program's first state championship appearance since 2016. ... At defensive line, Samuels amassed 70 tackles, had 14 sacks and made 21 tackles for a loss. He caused four fumbles and recovered one. ...Samuels also became a good offensive option, with a rushing touchdown and 178 receiving yards on eight catches for two touchdowns, including the winner vs. St. Joseph. Honors: CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team. Up Next: Undecided. \u2026Has received an offer from UConn. JACK MULLEN, Fairfield Prep The 6-5, 215-pound senior was the first line of Fairfield Prep\u2019s strong defense, which spurred the Jesuits to an 11-2 record and a spot in the Class LL championship game. \u2026Mullen racked up 76 tackles, made 18 tackles for a loss and racked up 15 sacks \u2026Made 11 tackles and two sacks in the Class LL semifinal win over Shelton and finished with eight tackles and three sacks in the quarterfinal victory over Greenwich.\u00a0 Honors: All-SCC First Team. ...CHSCA Class LL first Team. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut second Team Up Next: Undecided. Linebacker TEDDY WILLIAMS, Cromwell\/Portland The 6-foot, 180-pound Portland senior turned in a strong regular season and then dialed up his performance in the state \u00a0playoffs, turning in one of the state\u2019s all-time best postseason performances and leading Cromwell\/Portland to its second state championship. \u00a0...He scored 30 touchdowns. He caught 60 passes for 1,396 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for 289 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries. ...On defense, Williams made 110 tackles, including 16 for a loss. He also forced six fumbles, had six fumble recoveries, and had four interceptions. ...In the Class S semifinal win over Ansonia, Williams caught nine passes for 332 yards and five touchdowns. In the state championship victory over Bloomfield, he scored all three of Cromwell\/Portland\u2019s touchdowns on a fumble recovery, a catch and a interception.\u00a0 Honors: All-Pequot first team. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team. Up Next: Undecided CHAD RUSSO, New Canaan The 6-foot, 200-pound senior was the linchpin of a dominant New Canaan defense, which allowed just 10.33 points per game during the Rams\u2019 11-2, Class L semifinal season. \u2026Russo had 71 tackles, including 12 for a loss and made 14.5 sacks in nine games. \u2026Was a major factor in the Rams\u2019 12-7 victory over rival and eventual Class LL champion Darien on Thanksgiving, making six solo tackles and eight overall with three sacks. \u2026Russo caused 92 yards lost via the sack and averaged over seven tackles per game before injury curtailed his season before the state playoffs. Honors: All-FCIAC first team. ...CHSCA Class LL first team Up Next: Undecided. RYAN O\u2019CONNELL, Fairfield Prep The captain, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior, was the emotional and leader-by-example for the stout Jesuits defense during its 11-2, Class LL runner-up season. \u2026He compiled 80 tackles, five for a loss and had five sacks. \u2026Also recovered three fumbles and averaged over seven tackles per game. \u2026In Prep\u2019s 35-20 regular-season victory over Xavier, O\u2019Connell had nine tackles and three sacks. \u2026He contributed on the offensive side of the ball as well, rushing for five touchdowns, two in the 21-14 Class LL quarterfinal win over Greenwich.\u00a0 Honors: CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut first Team Up Next: O\u2019Connell will play football at the University of Pennsylvania. MICHAEL REDDICK, Maloney The senior linebacker\/defensive end helped Maloney win the first state championship in program history, 35-21 over Windsor in the Class L final. ...Reddick, a transfer from Xavier, compiled 50 tackles, including six for a loss, two sacks and had a fumble recovery to set the tone for a Maloney defense that allowed 15.6 points per game and 203 for the season en route to the first state championship in program history. Honors: CHSCA Class L. Up Next: Has received an offer from Pace University, but remains undecided. TYMAINE SMITH, Fairfield Prep The 6-foot-2, 196-pound senior captain was a sparkplug on the Fairfield Prep defense en route to its runner-up finish in Class LL. \u2026Smith totaled 99 tackles, including 16 for a loss, and had five sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. \u2026Smith also made contributions offensively, catching 10 passes for 173 yards and a score. \u2026Smith also totaled 308 kickoff return yards with an average of 28 yards per return. Honors: All-SCC first Team. ...SCC Tier I Co-Player of the Year. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team. Up Next: Has received offers from several programs, including Central Connecticut, Colby and Saint Anselm. He will compete in track and field for Fairfield Prep. Defensive Back JACK COUGHLIN, Amity The 6-foot-1, 190-pound \u00a0senior safety was a persistent threat for the Amity defense and one of the state\u2019s top defensive backs. His four interceptions for touchdowns in a single season tied him for the state record with New London\u2019s Jamal Johnson (1987) and Torrington\u2019s Phil Bresson (2011). \u2026In total, Coughlin had seven interceptions and 91 tackles for the 5-5 Spartans. \u2026. Offensively, Coughlin rushed for 380 yards and had 543 receiving yards for 13 touchdowns. ... He represents his family's third Register First-Team selection, following his uncle Steve Coughlin (1994 and the Player of the Year in 1995) and his grandfather John Coughlin (a center in 1961). Honors: All-SCC first team. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team. Up Next: Will play lacrosse at the Naval Academy. PARKER WOODRING, Wilton The 6-3, 200-pound senior was a dual threat for Wilton, which finished 7-3. \u2026He set the single-season school record for receptions with 49 and totaled 753 receiving yards and six touchdowns. \u2026In the regular season finale against Pomperaug, Woodring caught 11 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns. \u2026Defensively, he had four interceptions, three forced fumbles and 55 made tackles.\u00a0 Honors: All-FCIAC first team. ...CHSCA Class L first team. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team Up Next: Will play football at Cornell. NICK SACCU, Masuk Among the most dynamic athletes in the state, Saccu starred at multiple positions and led Masuk to a 9-3, SWC championship season and a spot in the Class L semifinals. \u00a0...Complete defensive statistics were not available as of press time. \u2026As a running back and quarterback, Saccu rushed for 1,850 yards while catching 16 passes for 310 yards and 28 total touchdowns. He caught the 40-yard game-tying pass with 16 seconds remaining in Masuk\u2019s 29-28 comeback victory over New Fairfield.\u00a0 Honors: All-SWC first Team. ...CHSCA Top 26. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team. Up Next: Undecided. AUSTYN HOWE, Newington The senior athlete was, perhaps, the state\u2019s most versatile player, leading the Nor\u2019Easters at multiple positions to a 7-3 record. \u2026 Defensively, Howe compiled 35 tackles with one sack, one interception and a forced fumble. \u2026 Howe passed for three touchdowns, rushed for six touchdowns and caught 14 touchdown passes. He rushed for 370 yards on 71 carries and caught 47 passes for 801 yards. Honors: All-CCC first team. ...CHSCA Top 26 Up Next: Undecided, has received an offer from Franklin Pierce. Punter CHRISTIANO ROSA, Shelton The senior kicker\/punter was a crucial part of Shelton\u2019s special teams, both as a punter and place kicker. As a punter, he averaged 33.1 yards and had seven punts inside the 20-yard line. \u2026 As a place kicker, was 8-for-10 in field goal attempts, many in critical moments, to help the Gaels\u2019 offense score from long range. \u2026 His longest field goal was 43 yards, he also went 30-for-31 in PAT attempts and contributed 54 points overall.. \u2026He was a big factor in Shelton\u2019s 31-28 win over Newtown, going 3-for-3 on field goal attempts. Also had 30 touchbacks. Honors: All-SCC first team. ...CHSCA Class LL first Team. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team Up Next: Undecided. Has received an offer from Central Connecticut. Coach of the Year RANDELL BENNETT, Cromwell\/Portland The fifth-year coach and Cromwell alumnus, who played on the school's first state finalist back in 2003, guided his program from a 2-8 finish in 2019 to a 13-0 season and its first state championship as a co-op program and second for Cromwell. ...After massive coaching turnover several years ago, Bennett hired young, former players like Jack Wilson and Ethan Roy and, with a strong core of seniors like Ted Williams,\u00a0 scripted one of the season's best turnarounds. ...The Panthers scored 497 points and allowed just 97 over 13 games, winning by an average of 38-7, and won the Class S championship, 21-6 over Bloomfield. ... Offensively, Cromwell\/Portland amassed 4,759 total yards (366.1 per game) while making 31 sacks, 19 interceptions and recovering 17 fumbles on defense. Honors: Connecticut Minority Coaches Association's Head Coach of the Year. ...Walter Camp All-Connecticut Coach of The Year Finalist.