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Joel Barlow High School Football

Mission Statement



Here at Joel Barlow High School we look to develop players and affect four vital aspects: their life, their academics, their athletic ability, and their future. With these considerations in mind, our mission is to:

1) Establish a culture in the program where we mold young people so that our community would be proud to call them their own


2) Ensure that we have done everything in our power to get our athletes to succeed academically so they have the choice of what they want to do after their time in high school is done



3) Teach these young men the skills that will allow them to be successful in every phase of their life


4) Help each athlete reach their maximum potential on the field and build a program that competes year in and year out

Up Next for the Falcons 


We have reached the halfway point in the season and the Falcons have made it there with a winning record of 3-2. This past week they ran into a buzz saw in the form of Sheehan. The Titans took it to the Falcons right from the first whistle and dominated the game in route to a 47-14 final. Barlow showed grit throughout the game and did not give in which made the coaching staff happy, but there are still things that must be cleaned up going forward. Barlow has now gotten to a stretch in their schedule where they need to start dominating their opponents and putting up some victories. With only five games guaranteed in their high school careers, the seniors will need to lead this bunch going forward. 

The Falcons will be playing their last out of conference game of the year this week as they travel to Branford to take on the Hornets. The Hornets are coming into the game with a 2-3 record. They have had a disappointing first half of the season, after coming into the 2019 campaign with high hopes. The Falcons need to come into the game focused and play more consistently than they have over the last few weeks in order to get another mark in the win column. 

When the Hornets are on offense, they are going to spread you out to try to run and the pass when they need to. Their quarterback is pretty big and has a nice arm. They moved the ball against Sheehan on a few drives and just beat Bethel 27-0. For the most part, they will use 3 and 4 wr sets. They definitely do not have the dynamic threats that Sheehan had, so Barlow’s defense needs be balanced. They cannot sellout for the run and leave themselves open to have the ball thrown all over them. On the other hand, they cannot be so concerned with the pass that they allow Branford to run all over them. 

Defensively, Branford is a 4-3 team. After just shutting out Bethel, Branford will probably keep the same look as Bethel’s offense is similar to that of Barlow. On film, they sat in this defense all night and were not aggressive with their two safeties or three LBs. They pinched their DEs to try to take away the fullback and trusted their safeties and LBs to flow to stop the QB and the pitch. Barlow has to get back to basics and tighten up their assignments. They also need to get back to dominating the game with their run. This week’s game gives them a great opportunity to do that. 

After a taking a licking like the one they got Friday night, Barlow, if it wants to be considered a good team, will respond by tightening their chin straps and digging down inside of themselves and finding another level to their game. One week does not define a season and Barlow still has many possible Ws ahead of them. A win this week would set the Falcons up to be close to guaranteeing at least a .500 season. This could be a major stepping stone to some of the goals that they have set for the year. Game time is Friday at 7 PM in Branford.

by posted 10/21/2019
Froshmore Team
As a staff we just wanted to update everyone about the Froshmore schedule. We were upset to find that the Froshmore team would not play for several weeks, just as I'm sure many of you were. However, some of the circumstances were beyond our control. First, due to the Triple E threat, the Tolland game got moved from Friday night to Saturday afternoon. This meant that the extra Froshmore game that we had scheduled with Bethel was now in conflict with the varsity game and had to be cancelled. We then were informed about Notre Dame not having any teams under the Varsity level. After finding that out we tried to pick up a game for that week. We reached out to several teams, but all of the teams were either already scheduled or could not play when we were able to. Mr. Santangeli even went as far as to try to petition the state to allow our froshmore team to play during our bye week. The state unfortunately rejected out request and therefore we could not schedule a game for this week. It is truly our intention to make sure that we give our players every opportunity to practice and to play in order to make sure that they are getting better each and every day. Mr. Santangeli and I have already been in discussion about ensuring that the remaining froshmore games are played as scheduled or at least are rescheduled if need be to make sure that the boys will have no less than 8 games. Just as a quick note, there was a change to the Branford froshmore game, it will now be played at 2:30 on the 26th of October. We look forward to continue working with the boys and giving them every opportunity to get better.
Coach Cav

by posted 10/07/2019
Registration 2019

Registration link for Fall of 2019




The suggested donation this season is $250.00. Checks should be made out to JBHS Football

Mail checks to

Paul Francoletti 

348 Newtown Turnpike

Redding, CT 06896

by posted 06/02/2019
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