Ansonia wins 20th State Championship!

The Ansonia Chargers beat the Rocky Hill Terriers 28-21 to capture their 20th
CIAC State Championship!!!

2017 Schedule

2017 - Varsity

Overall 9-0; 4-0 NVL Copper Division

Date/Time Opponent Result
Fri. 9/8 7:00pm Wolcott W 61-6
Fri. 9/15 7:00pm at WCA (Municpal Stadium) W 54-6
Fri. 9/22 7:00pm Oxford

Annual Recognition Dinner!

The Ansonia Gridiron Club has announced that their annual Recognition Dinner will be held on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. The event will be at the Adratic Marchegian Club, Hawthorne Avenue, in Derby.
The Gridiron Club will honor former players Pat, Tim and Terry McNamara and also the state championship teams of 1976 and 1977.
Reserved tables and also individual tickets for the prime rib dinner are $40 and can be obtained by calling Rob Lisi Jr. at 203-231-5197 or by emailing at or

2016 Schedule

2016 - Varsity

Overall 10-0; 4-0 NVL Copper Division

Date/Time Opponent Result
Fri. 9/9 6:30pm at Wolcott W 62-21
Fri. 9/16 7:00pm Waterbury Career W 44-0
Fri. 9/23 6:00pm at Oxford

State Semi-Finals: Ansonia 35, Windham 14

The Chargers beat the Windham Whippets 35-14 to advance to their 5th Straight Championship game.

The weather was awful - cold and very rainy. But that didn't stop running backs Tyler Bailey (110 rush yds., 3 TD's) and Tajik Bagley (124 rush yds). from controlling the football on the ground.

Bailey scored on runs of 9, 15, and 8 yards. Witold Gul caught a 29 yard TD pass from JaiQuan McKnight. Armani Rivera also scored on an 8 yard run,

Thanksgiving: Ansonia 47, Naugatuck 12

In the highly anticipated matchup between two of the NVL's top teams, Ansonia came out on top - convincingly.

Behind the running of Tajik Bagley (30 - 169) who scored rushing touchdowns of 3, 7, 8, and 1 yard and also threw a 43 TD pass to Witold Gul
- the Chargers dominated both sides of the ball.

The Defense - led by Tyler O'COnnell and Tyler Doy they sacked Naugatuck QB Jason Bradley 4 times, and also forced three turnovers, They also held Bradley (one of the top QB's in the state) to 10 of 23 passing with 1 TD, and 2 INT's.

2014: Ansonia 43, Kennedy 8

The Chargers moved to 9-1 on the season, beating the Kennedy Eagles 43-8 on Senior Night at Jarvis Stadium.

Tajik Bagley ran for 3 touchdowns, and ran for 259 yards, while Tyler Bailey caught 2 TD passes from Ja'Quan McKnight. Jevonne Lashley also scored for the Chargers, who led 43-0 in the 4th quarter.

With the win, Ansonia has almost clinched a playoff spot in class S, just needed a few bonus points to qualify.

The Chargers are off this week. Their next gam will be at home on Thanksgiving Day vs, Naugatuck at 10:30 am

Chargers scramble to down Woodland, 30-28

The Chargers rallied with 2 Touchdowns in the final 2 minutes to defeat Woodland, 30-28. Both of the the touchdowns cam on 4th & goal throws from MCKnight to Tyler Bailey.

2014: Ansonia 42, Holy Cross 6

The Chargers rebounded from their first loss in over 3 years by beating Holy Cross 42-6 at Nolan field.

Led by RB Tajik Bagley(4 rushing TD'S) and WR Witold Gul (2 TD catches), the Chargers respnonded after trailing early 6-0., putting up 42 unanswered points.

Bagley ran for 151 yards on 23 carries, and Gul caught 3 passes for 123 yards. QB Jai'Quan McKnight completed 5 of 7 passes for 176 yards in the win.

Check out the game photos Here

2014: Newtown 14, Ansonia 8

Ansonia saw their 48 game winning streak come to an end, losing a hard-fought defensive battle to #5 Newtown. Ansonia trailed 7-0 at halftime, then 14-0 before Tyler Bailey hauled in a 19 yard pass from McKnight, then McKnight ran in a 2 pt conversion.

The Chargers has their chance in the 4th qtr, twice driving deep into Newtown territory, but were just unable to finish.

Next game is Friday at 7:00 pm vs. Holy Cross - home at Nolan Field, Come out and support your Chargers!!

Ansonia 61, ST. Paul 35

The usually dominant Ansonia Defense got of to a shaky start in this one, but the offense and special teams picked it up. Jai'Quan McKnight scored on a long kickoff return, and ran fro another score, while Tyler Bailey score 4 TD's, 3 on the ground and one on a 61 yard punt return. Tajik Bagley ran for 2 scores.

Sorry, no photos this week.

Next game: Friday at Newtown at 7:00pm. Everyone, come out and support Big Blue as they attempt to tie Cheshire's state record for most consecutive wins at 49!!! Be there!!

Ansonia 43, Seymour 8

In a battle of undefeated teams, the Chargers came out and dominated rival Seymour en route to a 43-6 win.

Jr. Tailback Tajik Bagley - playing on an injured ankle, ran for 3 scores, and Sr. QB Jai'Quan McKnight ran for 2 scores, and threw for a 3rd to Witold Gul.

Ansonia's defense was dominant, holding Seymour running back Joe Salemme to just 70 yards in the game.

Check out the game photos Here

Next game: Friday at St. Paul

Week 3: Chargers 40, Wilby 0.

Missing two star players (RB Tajik Bagley and QB Jai'Quan McKnight), big blue scored early and often in a 40-0 rout of host Wilby. T

Tyler Bailey led the offense, scoring 5 TD's on the day (4 rushing, and one 50 yard punt return), while Armani Rivera also scored on a long run for Ansonia.

The defense was great once again, limiting WIlby to 1 first down in the entire first half.

Check out the game photos Here

Week 2: Ansonia 36, Derby 6

The Chargers defense was very strong, limiting what the Red Raiders coulld do, limiting Derby QB Mike Kreiger to only 5 of 15 passing, and only allowing
one score.

Offensively, Jr. tailback Tajik Bagely scored on a 43 yard run early, before leaving with an injury in the 2nd quarter. Tyler Bailey picked up some of the slack, scoring on runs of 9 yards and 4 yard in the 2nd half, while Sr, QB Jai'Quan McKnight scored on runs of 45 yards and 34 yards.

Next game is on the road at Wilby this Friday at 3:30 PM.

Week 1: Ansonia rolls over Oxford, 45-0

Welcome to the NVL Wolverines!

The Chargers dominated the young, inexperienced Oxford Wolverines last night, winning 45-0.

Ansonia cruised to their 44th straight win, as Tajik Bagley ran 11 times for 111 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Jai'Quan McKnight threw for a touchdown and ran for another. The defense got into the scoring as well, as Tyler Bailey scored on a pick-6, and Angel Falero scored on a fumble return.

Things should get tougher next week as the Chargers welcome their rivals Derby to Jarvis Stadium. The game is Friday, September 19th at 7:00pm

2018 Team Roster

Number Name Height Weight Position Year
2 Sheldon Schuler Jr. 6'2" 225 QB/DB So.

Your 2014 Charger Captains!

From left to right:

Witold Gul, Tyler O'Connell, Tyler Reese, Paul Makinano, Laurence Cafaro, Jai'Quan McKnight

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Support the 2014 Ansonia Chargers by placing an ad in the football program booklet.

Support the 2014 Ansonia Chargers by placing an ad in the football program booklet.

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2015 Schedule

2015- Varsity

Overall 0-0; 0-0 NVL Brass Division

Date/Time Opponent Result
Thu. 9/27 7600pm at Kennedy
Fri. 9/15 7:00pm. Derby
Thu. 10/1 6:00pm at Seymour

Arkeel Newsome's record-setting career

Snapshot of Newsome by season. Incredible.
State record book re-written.

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Ansonia ranked #1 in the State

The Ansonia Chargers earned the states number 1 ranking in both the State Media & State Coaches polls! It's the 5th time Ansonia has finished the season ranked #1, and the first time since 2007!

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Ansonia on Traditions TV

Ansonia Football was featured on a television show on Sports New York (SNY) called Traditions. The Traditions crew filmed the Chargers as they practiced leading up to the game versus Watertown. Past and present coaches and players were also interviewed.

Click here if you would like to purchase a copy of the show (DVD).



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