Warriors sights set on state title
By Colin Rajala - Staff Writer
Windsor - posted Thu., Aug. 23, 2012
The 2011 Windsor High School Warriors were 11-0 going into their Class L state semifinal game versus New Caanan and could smell a berth in the state championship game before a last-second field goal ended their perfect season and run to the championship. The Warriors graduated 17 seniors after that memorable run to the semi-final and come into the 2012 season in an even better position; the roster features 23 seniors, many of whom are starters or have seen significant playing time.
“We have a lot of kids returning with a lot of experience, and I believe that we can have a great repeat of what we did last year,” said head coach Robert Fleeting. “We have a good coaching staff and we have good kids and I expect great things this year. I think that as a whole we may be a better team than last year.”
The Warriors will rely heavily on the arm of senior quarterback Quinn Fleeting. Quinn Fleeting completed 66 percent of his passes last season on his way to 30 touchdowns and more than 2,800 yards. His top target will be senior wide receiver Ryeime Moore, who hopes to build on his 2011 campaign, in which he caught 36 passes for more than 900 yards and nine touchdowns.
“We are a way better team than last year,” said Quinn Fleeting. “We are like a family and we work hard as a team. By the time the season starts, there will be no weaknesses; there is no room for that.”
In order to become state champs, coach Robert Fleeting believes the team will need to continue improving their running game as well as stay tough and disciplined on defense. The defense will be bolstered down by senior defensive end Cole Ormsby. Ormsby had 64 tackles last season and was fourth in the state with 13 sacks for a loss of more than 100 yards.
“Our goal this year is to be state champs,” Ormsby said. “We are working harder than ever and using last year as motivation to build up momentum for this season.”
The Warriors' quest for a state title starts on Friday, Sept. 14, on the road as they play at Wethersfield High School.