2015/2016 Quarterback Club Merchant Cards are in!! Get yours today!!

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The ever-popular Barnstable Quarterback Club Merchant Cards are now
Available for $10 each!

Please be sure to get your new cards before they are sold out. Here is how to get your Red Raider Discount Card:

1. Contact any current BHS Football Player or Cheerleader to purchase the new cards. They all have a supply to sell.

2.  Butler Sporting Goods on West Main Sreet in Hyannis. Cards available for sale at Counter.

3. Email Redraiderinfo@aol.com to process by mail.

Attention Football Players and Cheerleaders!

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PRIDE – HONOR – RESPECT

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Pops By The Sea

Football players and cheerleaders are needed to assist with breaking down and cleaning up after the annual POPS BY THE SEA Concert at the Hyannis Village Green on August 9th, 2015. Our volunteer shift begins at 7:00 PM and will conclude when all work is completed.

Volunteers are provided with a T-Shirt that must be worn at the event, and also two lawn passes for the concert. Gates open at 1 PM and the Pops Concert begins at 5 PM. Light snacks and drinks will be provided during the work shift. NO JEANS.

Those interested need to contact Mrs. Hardy by emailing her at Thardyrn@aol.com. Be sure to let her know your T-Shirt size.

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The Joe Cronin Fishing Tournament benefiting the Jimmy Fund is also looking for volunteers for their BIG EVENT! If you need volunteer hours for college or just want to help the world go round by volunteering your time HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!!! Volunteers are needed:
Thursday August 6th at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm OR 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm; OR

Friday August 7 th at 7:00 am to12pm OR 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm OR 4:00 pm-10:00 pm

ALL AT NAUTICUS MARINA in Osterville Village!!

Volunteer letters are given upon request. Please email Mrs. Hardy your name, contact information, and hours you can provide at Thardyrn@aol.com!! She will pass along our whole group to the volunteer coordinator.
Info regarding the tournament:

Hundreds of anglers participate in this day-long fishing tournament that kicks off at Nauticus Marina in Osterville, MA. Fishing gear and an on-board lunch are provided, as well as a boat that takes anglers out to top fishing spots off Cape Cod.

The tournament also offers participants a full day of children’s activities, dinner, entertainment, awards, and live and silent auctions. In 2014, participants raised more than $277,500, bringing the event’s cumulative fundraising total to more than $4.8 million.

Quarterback Club Offers Scholarships to Class of 2015 Football Players and Cheerleaders!!!

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The Barnstable Quarterback Club, Inc. Scholarship

The QBC Scholarship is a $500 scholarship given by the QBC to a graduating football player and a cheerleader. To be selected for this scholarship a graduating football must:

1. have been a member of the varsity football team in at least his junior and senior year;

2. demonstrate dedication to the Red Raider football organization;

3. be of strong moral character on and off the field and exhibit excellent sportsmanship;

4. be accepted to a 2 or 4 year college in the coming fall semester;

5. submit a written essay on the topic described below.

Essay Topic:

As part of your high school experience, you have been a member of the BHS Red Raider football team. Obviously, being part of the Red Raider tradition is important to you. Therefore in your own words please describe what it means to be a Red Raider and how does your definition relate to your own individual achievements, school spirit, community pride and future goals.

Upon completion of the application and submission of your essay and academic records, a student-athlete will be considered by the Scholarship Committee of the Barnstable Quarterback Club, Inc. Scholarship.

Submissions need to be submitted to the Guidance Office by March 20, 2015 for consideration. Pick up applications at your house office. 

The BHS Quarterback Club is Back in Business!!

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To all Barnstable Quarterback Club board members, fans and friends and any new people wanting to volunteer this year…

It is that time of year again!!!!

Our First Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday February 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM!! Come join us at the BHS Senior Cafeteria!!!

Our monthly meetings will be held on the last Tuesday of every month until the season begins, and increase to weekly thereafter!

Let’s go 2015 Barnstable High School Red Raiders!!!

BHS Red Raider Football Captain Owen Murray Heading to Stonehill!!!

Owen Murray (Photo Credit: Sean Walsh)

Owen Murray
(Photo Credit: Sean Walsh)

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“When you win, say nothing, when you lose, say less.”– Paul Brown

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Sean Walsh, journalist from CapeCod.com, shared the exciting news today that Barnstable High School Red Raider Football Captain Owen Murray signed his NCAA commitment letter to play football this fall for Division 2 Stonehill College. To read more about Owen’s outstanding accomplishment, click the link below! Congratulations Owen!!! We are proud of you!

Murray Commits to Division 2 Stonehill on Football Scholarship 

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Owen Murray and Bo Delaney’s Accomplishments Highlighted by CapeCod.com!

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Seniors Owen Murray and Bo Delaney were recently highlighted for their outstanding accomplishments on and off the field in excellent articles written by Sean Walsh and published on CapeCod.com.  To learn more about the remarkable successes of these two young men, click on the links below! Congratulations gentlemen! We are proud of you!

Owen Murray, Senior — Captain, Offensive Tackle, Defensive Tackle

Murray Reaps Rewards of Stellar High School Career

Bo Delaney, Senior — Wide Receiver, Cornerback 

Delaney Commits to Play LAX at Lynchburg

Thank you Capecod.com for your support of the Barnstable High School Red Raiders!!! GO BIG RED!!

End of Season Banquet

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SAVE THE DATE!!! 

The  2014 Annual Red Raider Football Player and Cheerleading Annual Banquet is Fast Approaching!

When: December 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Where: The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Barnstable High School Knights Auditorium. A dinner will begin immediately thereafter in the Main Cafeteria!

Cost: $5 per person…..  Are you a football player, cheerleader or coach? If so, you are our honored guest, and there is no admission cost.

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Please consider bringing a donation along for TOYS FOR TOTS! (This is not required, but the QBC is collecting donations for this outstanding cause to benefit the children in need of Barnstable County.)

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Do you have some time to help decorate and set-up for the Awards Presentation and Dinner? Decoration of the cafeteria will begin at 1:00 PM and the Knights Auditorium at 3:00 PM. Please stop by and lend a hand.

BHS Red Raiders Keep the Selectman’s Cup Defeating Falmouth 34 – 27

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Sports journalist Sean Walsh shares a detailed analysis of the Barnstable High School Red Raider’s fifth consecutive Thanksgiving Day Game win over the Falmouth High School Clippers today at W. Leo Field’s Memorial Field. To read his excellent article and see several outstanding pictures of the game, click the link below.

Red Raiders Escape Clipper Comeback, 37 – 24

Sean Walsh also wrote a touching article about this morning’s retirement of Navy SEAL SOC Kevin Houston’s #46. To read the details of this emotional ceremony, click the link below.

An Emotional Homecoming: Late US Navy SEAL’s Red Raider Football Jersey Retired

Thank you Capecod.com for your support of the Barnstable High School Red Raiders!!! GO BIG RED!!

Navy SEAL SOC Kevin Houston’s Red Raider #46 Retired

Navy SEAL SOC Kevin Houston, Barnstable’s own national hero who was killed in Wardak Province, Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, received the honor of being the one and only Barnstable Red Raider athlete in any sport to date to have his number retired. The Number Retirement Ceremony was held this morning before the 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day game. Barnstable defeated Falmouth 34 to 27.

The following pictures of the Number Retirement Ceremony are provided courtesy of State Representative Brian Mannal and his wife Sara, both on hand to honor SOC Kevin Houston’s memory. The pictures are followed by a beautiful poem of thanksgiving composed by Janette Anderson, Gold Star Mother of Navy Seal SOC Kevin Houston.

Friends, family, and Red Raiders standing beside Kevin Houston's retired jersey.

Friends, family, and Red Raiders standing beside Kevin Houston’s retired jersey.

With respect BHS Red Raiders take a knee during the ceremony to retire Kevin Houston's high school jersey #46.

With pride, respect and honor,  BHS Red Raiders take a knee during the ceremony to retire Kevin Houston’s high school jersey #46.

State Representative Brian Mannal speaks in honor of Kevin Houston. As children, the two men were teammates with the Barnstable Silver Bullets.

State Representative Brian Mannal speaks in honor of Kevin Houston. As children, the two men were teammates with the Barnstable Silver Bullets.

Kevin Houston's former teammate and best friend Joe Kennedy formally announces the retirement of #46.

Kevin Houston’s former teammate and best friend Joe Kennedy formally announces the retirement of #46.

Jan Anderson hugs John Hardy after being presented with the actual jersey that her son wore as a Barnstable Red Raider. She also holds a flag gifted by the United States Senate through Senator Elizabeth Warren to honor her son. The flag was flown over United States Congress building.

Kevin Houston’s mother, Jan Anderson, hugs Quarterback Club President John Hardy after being presented with the actual jersey that her son wore as a Barnstable Red Raider. She also holds a flag gifted by the United States Senate through Senator Elizabeth Warren to honor her son. The flag was flown over the United States Congress building. Kevin’s Houston’s BHS Red Raider Head Football Coach, Paul “Spanky” Demanche, stands applauding in the background.

Jan Anderson graciously thanks Barnstable High School, the Barnstable Quarterback Club, and others for retiring her son's jersey on Thanksgiving Day.

Jan Anderson graciously thanks Barnstable High School, the Barnstable Quarterback Club, and others for retiring her son’s jersey on Thanksgiving Day.

Kevin Houston's wife, Meiling, and their three children stand proudly beside his retired #46 jersey that will be displayed prominently at Barnstable High School. Meiling was presented with a jersey and flowers at the ceremony in honor of her late husband's heroism.

Kevin Houston’s wife, Meiling, and their three children stand proudly beside his retired #46 jersey that will be displayed prominently at Barnstable High School. In honor of her late husband’s heroism, Meiling was presented with a #46 jersey and flowers at the ceremony.

Joe Kennedy, Jasen O'Neil, Justin Cazeault and Brian Mannal stand beside an amazing shadow box created by  Joe Kennedy to house Kevin Houston's retired jersey.

Joe Kennedy, Jasen O’Neil, Justin Cazeault and Brian Mannal stand beside an amazing shadow box created by Joe Kennedy to house Kevin Houston’s retired jersey.

Photography Courtesy of Sara Mannal

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“FLASHBACK”, by Janette Anderson, Gold Star Mother

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To the years of bleaching the socks and pants
To the hours of practice and coaches rants!
To scrubbing the jerseys with a brush,
And getting off Cape in a hurry and rush!
To the years of cheering til I lost my voice…hey, the kid was good; I had no choice!
From the young boy who found he was fleet of foot to the young man who defended his goal no matter what…
To the memories that lay on the fields of BHS, and to the goose poop that lays on the field at FHS…
To the huge flag that welcomed us as we returned home
Hungry, filthy and exhausted to the bone.
Silver Bullet Saturdays were the best!
BHS Fridays were better than ALL the rest!
Every moment spent in Kevin’s football “career”
Are DEFINITELY moments that I hold VERY dear.
Thank you QBC-you all rock!
Thank you Hall of Fame committee-a tremendous honor!
Proud Gold Star Mom,
Janette Anderson

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Navy Seal SOC Kevin Houston Red Raider Football Captain 1993 9/20/1978 to 8/6/2011 Killed in Action

Navy SEAL SOC Kevin Houston
Red Raider Football Captain 1993
9/20/1978 to 8/6/2011
Killed in Action

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Rest in Peace, Navy SEAL SOC Kevin Houston

Barnstable High School Red Raiders Football Captain, 1993

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URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

by Robyn Kipnes, BHS Assistant Administrator

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The Barnstable Quarterback Club has decided due to the impending forecast, the annual parade on Main Street and Pep Rally on the Village Green set for tomorrow has been canceled. However, the Pep Rally will now move inside, @ the BHS Main Gym @ 1:00pm tomorrow (Wednesday). Hope you can be there to enjoy the rally, get into the spirit and cheer our Red Raiders on!

The annual Thanksgiving Day game between our Red Raiders and the Falmouth Clippers is scheduled for a 10:00am kick off on Thursday morning. At 9:30am, join us as the Jersey (#46) of former Navy Seal and BHS Graduate Kevin Houston is retired. As many of you know, Kevin lost his life in 2011 while serving overseas in Afghanistan. Help us Honor this Hero! Pre-sale Tickets are available at Butler Sporting Goods for $7 per ticket. ALL tickets for everyone on game day are $10.

Go Red Raiders!!! Sink the Clippers!!!
…and happy Thanksgiving to ALL!!!