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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 bye week came at the right time for the Falcons as after the first four games, the team was a little banged up. The Falcons had a pretty solid early part of the year going 3-1 in the first four games. Overall, the offense has looked pretty solid early on, but one thing that is concerning is that the point total has gone down each of the weeks. Barlow will need to find ways to continue scoring points so that they do not have to put as much pressure on the defense as they did in their win over Notre Dame. Defensively, Barlow has been pretty stout throughout the first four games and will need to continue this pattern with several tough opponents lurking in the second half of the season.

The Falcons will have two more out of league games right after the break before finishing their schedule in the SWC. This week’s opponent is Sheehan out of Wallingford. The Titans are very familiar with Barlow as the two teams have seen each other in the last two seasons, with each team having a victory. Sheehan is a very dangerous offensive team with several very good running backs and a big offensive line. Barlow will need to prevent the big play, which has been a tall task so far for all teams that have faced the Titans. Unlike some of the other out of league games, with Sheehan having had some experience with the option, Barlow will need to execute flawlessly to put pressure on their defense. The Falcons need to make sure they don’t have any turnovers and need to consistently move the ball to help the defense out.

When the Titans are on offense, they are going to use a run heavy offense. They like to use lots of formations, but run many of the same plays out of the different looks. They try to get a lot of bodies in front of their running backs and wear down defenses by pounding the ball play after play. They have two very good running backs in #34 and #27. Either of them can take it to the house on any given play. Barlow’s defense needs to make Sheehan earn every yard they get and prevent the big play. The mantra this week is to keep the game close into the fourth quarter to give the team a shot to win.

Defensively, Sheehan is a 3-4 team. They will probably be in some kind of a 5-2 look with the outside LBs up on the LOS. Sheehan traditionally likes to keep their box the same on defense and use their secondary to react to the different formations an offense uses. They have some big bodies on the Defensive line, and the linebackers are aggressive to stop the run. Barlow has to use its formations and time of possession to work the clock and help the defense by keeping Sheehan’s offense off the field.

After a good start to the year, Barlow needs to step their game up and beat a very good team. They need to bring a high level of intensity and play for a full 48 minutes. A win this week would be a major shot in the arm for the Falcons going forward. One advantage is this time it is the Titans that have the long bus ride prior to the game. Game time is Friday at 7 PM at Barlow.

by posted 10/14/2019
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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