Stock is rising for Berardino, Jacobucci

In this week's edition of All-State Stock Watch, we're looking at Connecticut football players who saw their potential value rise or fall over the past week. A player could have had a huge game, gotten a big-time scholarship offer, or broken a leg. Whatever the case, I chart all the data (in my head) and give you the biggest movers of the week.


UP — Aaron Berardino, Windsor WR

I know it seems like Berardino makes the Stock Watch as an UP selection every week, but it’s not my fault — he keeps playing better and better. This past weekend, it was five catches for 135 yards and three TDs in a 48-7 victory over Bristol Eastern. He also added a touchdown run, proving that defenses are no closer to solving him than they were last season, when he was an All-State selection as a junior. Berardino is still going UP.

DOWN — Northwest Catholic

It has to be a tough week in the Northwest Catholic locker room. The Indiana were up 14-0 over Bloomfield late in the first quarter on Friday night, but lightning caused the game to be suspended. When play resumed on Monday, Bloomfield came all the way back to win, 29-28 in overtime. The delay appeared to destroy Northwest Catholic’s momentum, so getting that mojo back will be tough. That’s why the Indians are DOWN this week.

UP — Ryan Jacobucci, Xavier WR

Jacobucci hadn’t made a lot of noise the first two weeks of the season, but that was mostly because Xavier didn’t have to throw the ball. Facing a tough test against Cheshire last week, Jacobucci became a featured part of the offense, catching seven passes for 98 yards. Most of his damage was done on quick screen passes, but Jacobucci’s emergence gives Xavier’s opponents another reason to worry.