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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

Up Next for the Falcons


The Falcons flew high on opening day as they got off on the right foot with a 42-20 drubbing of the Bulldogs of Bunnell. The offense was firing on all cylinders as they rushed for 350 yards behind the solid blocking of the offensive line. Many Falcons touched the ball throughout the night, but the scoring was done by QB Brett Hugo and Fullback James Porter who had three touchdowns a piece. Mike Puglio had a very solid kicking performance as he went 6 for 6 on PATs.

Defensively, Barlow looked very solid for most of the game. Led by Josiah Mars and Phily Giorgianni, they were able to contain Bunnell for much of the game. Even on the plays where Bunnell made a big play, the Barlow defenders were in the right position. Experience will allow the young Barlow defenders to make those plays in the future. The key play of the game was an interception returned to the three yard by Aidan Gale just before halftime. This play allowed the offense to open up a two touchdown lead at halftime and they never looked back.

Coming up this week, the Falcons will be tested by an out of league opponent as the Lawmen of Jonathan Law (Milford) come calling to Redding. When you play out of league it is an opportunity to see teams which you don’t normally see and it gives you the opportunity to show the rest of the state how good SWC football is. Law is entering this game with a 1-0 record as the defeated Lyman Hall 50-40 in their opener.

When the Lawmen are on offense, they are a spread offense. They do a very good job of staying balanced in their attack, running it just about the same amount of times as throwing it. They like to use 2x2 or 3x1 sets most of the time, but they will mix in a few other formations as well. Players to watch for them are their running back #11 who is shifty and patient out of the backfield and #3 who is their top receiver. #3 has a lot of shake and speed when he gets the ball into his hands. They will try to throw a lot of screens and other quick passes to get the ball to the perimeter quickly. The defense will need to be stout in order to keep them in check.

Defensively, Law is a 4-2-5 team. However, that traditionally translates into a 4-4 look when they play run heavy offenses like the one Barlow uses. They do not like to be as active with their LBs as Bunnell. They are more of a sit and read style. They do have some decent size on their defensive line, which means that Barlow’s front five will need to be effective again this week in order to move the ball. The offense wants to continue churning up the clock and yardage to keep Law’s offense off the field. This will also hopefully wear down the Lawmen as many of their players seem to go both ways.

Now that the jitters of the first game are out of the way, teams look to fix the mistakes that they made and improve their craft. Things do get tougher now as your opponents have more film on your as well. Both teams will come in undefeated, but only one can leave that way. Game time is Friday night at 7 PM at Barlow.

by posted 09/08/2019
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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