Fairfield Prep Football Ranks Among State's 'Fab Five'

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Fairfield Prep quarterback Colton Smith rushed for 29 touchdowns last season to lead the team to a 11-3 record.
Fairfield Prep quarterback Colton Smith rushed for 29 touchdowns last season to lead the team to a 11-3 record. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jim Stout/Max Preps

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield Prep has been named one of Connecticut’s “Fab Five” preseason football teams by Max Preps.

Prep ranked fourth on the list prepared by Max Preps, which had Southington listed as its top team. Hand High School of Madison was ranked second, and Ansonia High is ranked third.

Prep went 11-3 last year and lost in the semifinals of the Class LL Tournament to Southington. The Jesuits return quarterback Colton Smith (3,607 total yards, 29 rushing touchdowns) to lead the offense, which also includes standout receiver John DelliSanti (45 catches, nine touchdowns).

Linemen Arthur Mansolillo (6-1, 280 pounds) and Anthony Palazzolo (6-6, 323), a Boston College recruit, should help pave the way for Prep’s offense.

Fairfield Prep plays Stamford High in its first regular season game on Thursday, Sept. 11.

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