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About us
2014 Pequot Conference Uncas Division champions
Previous seasons

2016 (0-10)
2015 (0-10)
2014 (10-2)
2013 (7-4)
2012 (7-3)
2011 (0-10)
2010 (3-7)
2009 (6-4)
2008 (2-9)
2007 (0-10)
2006 (6-2), club

Pequot 2014
Pequot 2013
Pequot 2012
Pequot 2011
Pequot 2010
Pequot 2009
Pequot 2008
Pequot 2007
Canton High football history
Team accomplishments
League championships (4): 
Pequot Conference Uncas Division -- 2014
North Central Football League -- 1958
Central Valley Conference -- 1951, 1952
CIAC Awards of Merit (3):
1958, 1952, 1951
Undefeated seasons (3):
1952 (6-0), 1945 (6-0), 1942 (4-0)

Team records
Biggest win: 46 points
Canton 46, Litchfield Jr. Republic 0, Oct. 4, 1935
Biggest defeat: 58 points
Gilbert 58, Canton 0, Sept. 19, 1953
Most points scored in a game: 54 points, Canton 54, Housatonic/Wamogo 23, Oct. 17, 2009
Most points allowed in a game: 62 points, Valley Regional/Old Lyme 62, Canton 22, Nov. 13, 2015

Most points scored in a year: 390, 2014
Fewest points scored in a year: 0, 1964
Most points allowed in a year: 423, 2016
Fewest points allowed in a year: 0, 1942*
*Connecticut state record

Individual team records
Single game
Most TDs: 4, Tom Calabrese (Farmington, 1958), Calabrese (Housatonic 1958), Roger Carter (Farmington 1954), Christian Plourde (Valley Regional 2007), Mike Frazer (Windsor Locks, 2009), Kyle Mullins (Coventry/WT/Bolton 2012), Dan Delos (Windsor Locks/Suffield/EG 2014), Cam Daley (Stafford/East Windsor 2014)
Most points: Calabrese 26 points (Farmington 1958); Mike Frazer, 26 points, (Windsor Locks, 2009); Kyle Mullins  26 pts. (Coventry/WT/Bolton 2012); Dan Delos 26 pts. (Windsor Locks/Suffield/EG 2014)
Most yards rushing: Carter Gavin, 235 vs. Morgan, 2016
Most yards passing: Nick Delvecchio, 212 vs. Housatonic/Wamogo, 2007
Most completions: Nick Delvecchio, 14 vs. Housatonic/Wamogo, 2007
Most receptions: Nick Quattro, 10 vs. Gilbert/Northwestern, 2010
Most yards receiving: Christian Plourd, 162 vs. Valley Regional/Old Lyme, 2007
Most TD passes:  4, Nick Delvecchio (Valley Regional 2007)
Most TD receptions: 4, Christian Plourde (Valley Regional 2007)
Longest TD run: 88 yards, Caleb McKane, Stafford/EW/Somers, 2017
Longest TD pass: 79 yards, Conor Mackin from Caleb McKane, Stafford/EW/Somers, 2017
Longest punt return for TD: 70 yards, Dick Griffin (Plainville 1953)
Longest interception return for TD: 93 yards, Ron Gavalis (Simsbury 1955)
Longest fumble return for TD: Mike Frazer, 65 yards (Windsor Locks 2009)
Longest kickoff return for TD: Vin Szamier, 100 yards (Berlin 1951)
Longest field goal: Jeff Nasson, 27 yards vs. Gilbert/Northwestern, 2008
Most interceptions made: Tyler Plourd, 4 vs. Stafford/East Windsor, 2008

Single season
Most TDs: Dan Delos 21, 2014
Most rushing TDs: Dan Delos 21, 2014
Most points: Dan Delos 130, 2014
Most TD receptions: Jim Emilio, 5, 1952; Nick Quattro 5, 2010; Jake Wood 5, 2013
Most TD passes: Eric Scott 11, 2013; NIck Delvecchio 10, 2007
Most 2 point conversions: Dan Delos 7, 2012

Most TDs: 41, Dan Delos, 2011-14
Most points: 266, Dan Delos, 2011-14
Most TD passes: 20, Eric Scott, 2011-13
Most TD receptions: 9, Jake Wood, 2011-13

Coaches records
Coach                    Years        Record
Dante Boffi             2017-18          2-18  
Mike Guy                2016               0-10
Chris Currier           2015               0-10
Paul Philippon        2012-14          24-9
Roger Pearl            2008-11          11-30 
Graham Martin        2007               0-10
Frank Wingate        1963-64           0-10
Joseph Leland        1959-60           2-6
Nick Soloway         1952-58        21-22-1
Guido Marino          1948-51       17-10-1
Weston Boyd          1944-47        15-11
Walter Niksa           1942              4-0
Howard Graham      1939-41        6-8-6
Harry Ashmore        1934-38     18-13-6

A brief history of football at Canton High School
n 1900: Collinsville blanks Gilbert, 11-0 but falls to rival Unionville, 6-0.
n 1921: Collinsville High plays three games with Simsbury and Lyman Hall of Wallingford and is outscored by a margin of 159-0
n 1922: Lewis of Southington blanks Collinsville 19-0 on Sept. 22. ... Collinsville throttles Farmington, 72-0 on Oct. 6. ...CHS (2-4-1) beats Farmington again, 19-0.
n 1923: no team fielded.

n 1934: Football added as varsity sport.
n 1942: Despite World War II, Canton fields a team and goes 4-0, not allowing a single point.
n 1945: Canton finishes undefeated for second season at 6-0 under coach Weston Boyd
n 1951: Canton finishes 5-0-1, wins Little 3, Central Valley Conference title and CIAC Award of Merit under coach Guido Marino.
n 1952: Under first-year coach Nick Soloway, Canton is undefeated (6-0), wins Little 3 title, CVC title and CIAC Award of Merit.
n 1958: Canton (5-1) wins Little 3 title and CIAC Award of Merit.
n 1960: With opening of Lewis Mills and Avon High, Canton fields small team with just Canton players. Team folds after 2 games due to lack of players.
n 1963: Varsity football reinstated. Canton goes 0-6 in first year back.
n 1964: Varsity football eliminated due to lack of players after four games.
n 1973: Attempt to reinstate football as varsity sport voted down by Board of Education.
n Sept. 2002: Survey in school finds 88 boys interested in playing football.
n May 2003: Canton rejects offer from St. Paul to join co-op team with Goodwin Tech due to high cost.
n May 2004: Avon rejects offer to co-op with Canton due to increasing number of boys playing football
n May 2005: Lewis Mills chooses to co-op with St. Paul in Bristol instead of co-op with Canton. CIAC approves co-op with St. Paul, Goodwin Tech and Mills for 1 year.
n June 2005: Making no promises of future support, Board of Education gives fundraising booster group OK to solicit funds to field football team.

Recent media 
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Collinsville Press, June 3: Former Rockville assistant named football coach in Canton

Collinsville Press, April 10: Pequot Conference realigns into three divisions; Canton moves to the West

Collinsville Press, March 5: Canton continues search for football coach

Collinsville Press, Dec. 31: Canton has nine players on All-Uncas squad 

Collinsville Press, Dec. 19: Philippon resigns as head coach after three seasons 

Collinsville Press, Dec. 6: Capital Prep stands tall to end Canton's season in semifinals

Collinsville Press, Dec. 4: Canton set to face Trailblazers in Class S Small semifinals

Collinsville Press, Dec. 3: Canton to face Capital Prep in playoffs in Torrington

Collinsville Press, Dec. 1: Capital Prep searches for home field to play Canton in state semifinal

Collinsville Press, Nov 25: Canton tops Granby for 10th win and ticket to Class S playoffs

Collinsville Press, Nov. 23: Canton looks to punch ticket to playoffs with win over Granby

Collinsville Press, Nov. 15: Canton beats Avon in OT to win Uncas Division championship

Collinsville Press, Nov. 12: Canton and Avon meet for final time with much on the line

Collinsville Press, Nov. 13: Roots of the Canton, Avon rivalry in football date back to 1930s

Collinsville Press, Nov. 8: Record-setting performance from Gumbs helps Canton win eighth game

Collinsville Press, Nov. 1: Big plays help Canton beat Yellowjackets for seventh win

Collinsville Press, Oct. 24: Canton back on the winning track with big win over Enfield

Collinsville Press, Oct. 18: Morgan hands Canton its first loss of the season

Collinsville Press, Oct. 11: Canton forces six turnovers and runs over Windsor Locks

Collinsville Press, Oct. 3: Solid running attack carries Canton to fourth straight win

Collinsville Press, Sept. 27: Canton survives the heat to beat Ellington/Somers for 3rd straight win

Collinsville Press, Sept. 11: Canton marches past Tigerhawks to win season opener

Collinsville Press, Sept. 5: Talented core of players return for Canton, which hopes to be a contender

Collinsville Press, May 26: Pequot Conference moves to back to two divisions

Collinsville Press, Jan. 1: Sixteen players from Avon, Canton, Granby named to All-Pequot Western Division team

Collinsville Press, Nov. 27: Granby rallies to beat Canton in season finale on Thanksgiving Eve

Collinsville Press, Nov. 21: Canton dominates Enfield to win 7th game

Collinsville Press, Nov. 15: Canton dominates Lewis Mills in debut of new turf field at home

Collinsville Press, Nov. 14: Canton hosts first night football game against Lewis Mills on Friday night

Collinsville Press, Oct. 26: Ortiz runs away from Canton in Pequot West showdown

Collinsville Press, Oct. 19: Canton takes care of business in win over Nonnewaug

Collinsville Press, Oct. 5: Hyde gets late score to beat Canton

Collinsville Press, Sept. 28: Canton takes care of business with dominating win over Housatonic

Hartford Courant, Sept. 28: Hard work pays off for Canton football team

Collinsville Press, Sept. 12: Canton scores on final play to beat Avon for first time

Collinsville Press, Sept. 6: Experienced Canton grid team faces challenging schedule in 2013

Collinsville Press, March 21: Pequot Conference to split into three divisions for 2013; Some schools look to SCC

Collinsville Press, Nov. 22: Warriors dominate Granby for record seventh victory

Collinsville Press, Nov. 16: Canton earns sixth win by topping Tigerhawks

Collinsville Press, Nov. 14: Canton football team looks to finish season with a school-record 7 wins

Collinsville Press, Oct. 20: Canton rallies and holds off Coventry for fourth win in five games

Collinsville Press, Oct. 13: Big win for Canton over Enfield

Collinsville Press, Oct. 6: Moore helps Avon remain undefeated with a win over Canton

The Register Citizen, Sept. 30: Canton overwhelms Housatonic/Wamogo

Collinsville Press, Sept. 22: Warriors show heart on both sides of the ball in win over Windsor Locks

Collinsville Press, March 29: New coach lays out his agenda for players and parents

Collinsville Press, Oct. 26: Playing time isn't the issue anymore for Latvis with Warrior football team

Collinsville Press, Oct. 6: Avon pulls away from Canton in second half

The Register Citizen, Oct. 2: Mountaineers take advantage of mistakes in win over Canton

Collinsville Press, Sept. 24: Late drive by Locks beats Canton at the final gun

Collinsville Press, Dec. 16: Canton has too many players to form co-op team with Wolcott Tech

Collinsville Press, Dec. 11: Canton, Wolcott Tech considering fielding co-op football team together

Collinsville Press, Oct. 16: Falcons dominate Canton under the lights in Simsbury

WFSB-3, Oct. 15: Canton beats Stafford for first win of the season

The Register Citizen, Sept. 25: Mountaineers take charge in second half to beat Canton

Canton Football Online, Sept. 26: Coventry keeps the ball away from the Warrior offense in victory

Canton Football Online, Sept. 19: Despite campus buzz, mistakes hurt Canton’s chances for win

The Register Citizen, Aug. 22: Lippincott ready for the season

Canton Football Online, Nov. 22: Warriors beat Gilbert for second win of the season

Waterbury Republican American, Nov. 23: Turnovers doom Yellowjackets in loss to Canton

The Register Citizen, Nov. 23: Turnovers hurt Gilbert in stunning loss to Canton

Canton Football Online, Nov. 1: Canton plays better despite a shutout loss to Avon

The Register Citizen, Oct. 19: Housatonic runs past Warriors, 43-21

New York Times, March 2: Latest trend for CT football is pay for play

Middletown Press, Nov. 22: Vinal Tech tops Canton for its first win of the season

Canton Football Online, Nov. 10: Warriors continue to improve in loss to Avon

The Herald Press, Sept. 30: Cougars work hard to avoid suspension for coach

Tri-Town Post, Sept. 28: Canton puts on a show in varsity rebirth

Canton Football Online, Sept. 21: Canton falls in thriller to Stafford

WFSB-TV (Ch. 3), Sept. 21: Football returns to Canton after long absence 
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Hartford Courant, Dec. 1: Canton BOE approves football as sanctioned sport

Hartford Courant, Nov. 30: BOE to consider adding football

Hartford Courant, Sept. 8: Football gets new induction in Canton

Tri-Town Post, June 22: Former Bulkeley mentor hired to coach Canton team

Tri-Town Post, June 15: Board of Education adopts dancing Warrior image as official district symbol

Tri-Town Post, June 1: Club interviewing coaches for 2006 season

Tri-Town Post, May 5: Parents group decides to field club team this fall

Tri-Town Post, March 9: Board of Education ponders Title 9 implications of adding football

Tri-Town Post, March 2: Vote on football program postponed.

Tri-Town Post, Feb 9: Raffle nets $16,000 for football booster club

Tri-Town Post, Oct. 16: Golf tournament to help boost football fundraising

Tri-Town Post, June 16: Boosters get green light to fund raise

Farmington Valley Post, April 28: Canton focuses on forming its own football team