1960 Championship Football Team
Under coach Joe Brosley, the 1960 team finished 10-0 with six shutouts and was Prep’s first state championship football team. Prep also won the MBIAC title with a 7-0 league record. Quarterback Ed McCarthy, tackle Gene Skowronski and end Frank Grywalski were all-state performers and were selected to play in the annual Nutmeg Bowl (showcasing the top seniors in the state) in 1961. Skowronski captained the victorious West team.
The co-captains were fullback Don “Ducky” Moran and end Bob Fritz. Pete Frigon and Jerry Niedermeier were the halfbacks, and among the linemen were tackle Don Lynch, guards Win McLaughlin and John Chiota, and center Ron Miazga.
Similar to teams of that era, starters were expected to play both offense and defense. Brosley had his co-captains switch positions before the season started and it paid big dividends. Fritz went from the backfield to end/linebacker and the 5-foot-11,180-pound Moran from end to fullback.
Eight starters (5 linemen and 3 backs) and two substitutes went on to play college football. Future head coach Earl Lavery was the junior varsity coach that season.
Several team members were in attendance at Alumni Field in 2010 when the school commemorated the 50th anniversary of their historic accomplishments.