The building project at Carroll is an ongoing process.
Under the direction of former Snider offensive guru Doug Dinan, the Chargers' football program was showing signs of life with a 2-1 record, but took maybe a small step backward in a 35-7 loss to New Haven on Friday.
"This is a tough conference, and if we want to win it, we have to compete every week," Dinan said. "With one loss in the conference, it is not over, and that's what our kids have to understand.
"We didn't play the way we are capable of, and I have to give New Haven all the credit, they did."
Carroll, 1-1 in the NHC, trailed 14-7 at halftime before the Bulldogs blew things open with a 21-0 advantage in the second half.
"Getting the ball to start the second half, we have to take the ball down the field, and we didn't do that," Dinan said. "In the previous weeks, we had done that. Anything we had talked about or mustered up at halftime had gone away."
Carroll hasn't finished above .500 since a 6-4 record in 2004 under current South Side coach Mike Cheviron.