Barnstable High senior Nick Peabody received an offer recently from Princeton University to attend the prestigious Ivy League School and play football there – CONGRATULATIONS NICK !! A job well done and hard-earned !
We’ll have more news on the Red Raider football collegiate front shortly, but in the interim, a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to fellow Red Raider captain Ryan Litchman for his acceptance to Cornell University, yet another prestigious Ivy League school for one of our members of the Red & White ! Hurrah !!
This Sunday, 12/16 at 1:00 PM we would like any avaialbe players, cheerleaders, coaches and QBC memebers to meet at the Toys R Us parkng lot to donate the 120+ donated toys to the Suff-A Bus, Toys for Tots.!! It should only take a few minutes. Please be safe in the parking lot!
Also the QBC is having a quick end of seaon meeting on Tuesday, 12/18 at 6:30 PM at the Hardy’s. Please have all of your recipets to submit at this meeting. This meeting should not be very long. We just want to finish out the season!
Thank you again for a FANTASTIC season!
As they say, it’s never easy beating the same team twice in a season.
Thus, that’s how the chips fell for the Red & White at Gillette Stadium Saturday (Dec. 1), as the Everett Crimson Tide defeated the Red Raiders, 20-19, in the MIAA Div. 1A Super Bowl championship game.
Tedaro France scored all three of Barnstable’s touchdowns and finished with 19 on the season, giving him a lifetime point-total of 180 points. That mark ranks France as the third highest scorer in Barnstable Football history – tied with Class of 1981′s Brian Reid.
The Barnstable defense performed brilliantly, forcing five turnovers against the Tide. Andrew Ellis, Ryan Litchman, Bryan Hardy, Jon Eldredge, Jason Frieh (2 sacks), D.J. Gonsalves, Manny Dulak, Kevin Hardy, France (interception), Tom Grimmer, Marcus Cunningham (2 fumble recoveries), Dereck Pacheco (fumble recovery) and Derek Estes (interception) deserve a huge pat on the back for staying on the field for 75 plays.
All football players and cheerleaders going to Foxboro tomorrow are reminded to bring their ‘Gillette Stadium Release Agreement’ to their coach prior to departing for the Super Bowl. No one will be able to participate at Gillette without this signed form.
Players and Cheerleaders are to see their coaches for this form.
Depending on the games before us, Barnstable vs Everett can start as early as 1:00 – or as late as 2:00….you never know – if a prior game goes quick – or if there are overtime games….so plan accordingly!!!
Tonight, the QBC is making sandwiches at the Hardy’s house at 7:00 PM. If you would like to drop off any drink or snack donations, please do so at that time. Please remember we are feeding all of the players, cheerleaders, coaches, trainers, media personnel and bus drivers. Any donations will be gratefully accpeted.
Super bowl Saturday, game is at 1:30 PM. Please follow all of the MIAA Super bowl rules. Please check out the MIAA website at MIAA.net and click on the “Important Information Regarding Super bowl Games at Gillette Stadium” Leave plenty of time to arrive on time!
Monday, 12/3, there is a Banquet Meeting at Judy Lambert’s house at 6:30 PM. The banquet is Sunday, 12/9, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Knight Auditorium and the main cafeteria. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Players, cheerleaders and coaches will not be charged.
Yesterday, the Captains, Coach Whidden, Coach Harmon, Mr. Francis and Mr. Schroeter, the band director, are attending Media Day at Gillette and will receive MIAA information regarding the game and rules for everyone.
LET’S GO RAIDERS!!
History has an uncanny way of repeating itself.
Yes, Barnstable High won the 1999 Super Bowl versus BC High for its second such title in the span of five seasons, but it was in 1995 that the Red & White went 11-0 and captured the Div. 1A Super Bowl over New Bedford by a score of 11-0. And yes, that game was held where? At Taunton High School. Same field. Same record. One game to go for glory.
The number 11 seems to be lucky for the Red Raiders, who in 2012 are now 11-0, but it was not luck tonight that saw Barnstable avenge last year’s MIAA playoffs loss to Lincoln-Subdury. Tonight, Barnstable turned up its defense and turned its running attack on high speed as Barnstable defeated the Warriors on the same field as last year to the tune of a 28-7 whipping.
Thanks in large part to the offensive line led by senior center and captain Tom Grimmer, guards Chris Kennedy and Tom Harrington, and tackles Owen Murray and Allen Buckley. It was the offensive line that helped junior Hayden Murphy turn in his best varsity performance ever: 191 yards on 28 carries and three touchdowns. It was the most yards rushed in a single playoff game in Red Raider history.
Defensively, the performance was equally impressive. Led by senior linebacker and captain Andrew Ellis and fellow senior captain Ryan Litchman, Barnstable’s defense offered the Warriors just 16 yards in the first half and barely over 100 yards for the entire game. Jason Frieh (8.0 tackles), Jon Eldredge (interception), Kevin Hardy (Interception) and Tedaro France were equally impressive. It was Eldredge’s interception that literally proved to be the straw that broke the Warriors’ collective backs as it came at the L-S 26-yard line and was sandwiched between two 3rd quarter scores.
Barnstable heads to Gillette Stadium Saturday, December 1, at 1:30 pm to face the Everett Crimson Tide. Everett’s sole loss this season came at the hands of… the Barnstable High School Red & White !
Heading into today’s 10:00 am Turkey Day tilt at W. Leo Shields Memorial Field, Barnstable and Falmouth remained deadlocked at 59-59-8 in 126 previous meetings between the two teams (some years, Barnstable played Falmouth twice).
When the dust finally settled on what looked like an early barnburner, Barnstable rose victorious, having staged a 39-14 victory. Barnstable’s 39 points scored set a new all-time record for most points scored in a season with 376. The former mark was set in 2010 at 372. Kristian Lucashensky’s 4th quarter touchdown helped set the new single-season team mark.
Junior running back Hayden Murphy ran for 130 yards on the day and BHS QB Nick Peabody went 9-18 for 155 yards and two TDs and he also scored one from the one-yard line. Manny Perry, Dylan Morris and Tedaro France (2) also scored for the Red & White. BHS now awaits the time and place for Tuesday’s playoff game versus Lincoln-Sudbury.
QBC will have a brief meeting on Tuesday, 11/20 @ 6:30 PM in the Senior Cafe.
Players will have regular practice on Monday and Tuesday.
Wednesday’s practice is at 10:00 AM-11:15 AM or so. From practice, players will go to Veterans Beach for the PARADE/PEP RALLY! Please make sure your player has a ride and if he can, please bring other players. A small lunch will be provided to the players after practice.
WEDNESDAY is the PARADE/PEP RALLY and that begins at 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM.
Make sure you get to Main St to watch the parade and then meet us at the Village Green for the Pep Rally! It will be a great time!!
Thursday>>> THANKSGIVING DAY GAME VS FALMOUTH, kick off at 10:00 AM.
We are still in need of volunteers, please>please email Janice Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or just so up at the snack bar where any food/drink donations will gratefully be accepted.
Playoffs on Tuesday, 11/27 time and location TBA.
Banquet is Sunday, 12/9, 4:00-7:00 at BHS in the Knight Auditorium and the Main Cafeteria. Please donate any drinks and desserts. More info TBA on tickets.
LETS GO RAIDERS!!!!!!
The win last night versus Bridgewater-Raynham was just a tad more historically important than the continuation of a thus far unbeaten season.
- For the first time since the 1961 and 1962 seasons, Barnstable captured back-to-back league championship titles. John “Jack” Parker coached for three seasons (1961-63). Coach Chris Whidden now joins some pretty rare company. In addition to Parker, Whidden joins Barnstable High School Athletic Hall of Famers Leo Shields, Eliot MacSwan and William “Billy” Bangs as the only football coaches to win consecutive league championship titles since the program’s inception in 1893.
- Barnstable has attained a number one state ranking in all polls and has held onto it since defeating Everett High for the first time in school history back in September. The last and only other time Barnstable has ever been ranked number one in Massachusetts was in 1995 when it went 11-0.
- Contrary to published reports, Barnstable last defeated Bridgewater-Raynham on the road in 2002 when it went 9-3 and was Old Colony League champion under coach Spanky Demanche with captains Ryan Sifflard, Greg Hill and Bryan Sweeney.
- Nick Peabody’s 198 yards passing pushed him past the 2,000-yards passing mark with 2,047 yards passing thus far this year. He is only the second quarterback to eclipse that mark behind D.J. Crook who achieved it in 2010 and 2009.
- The last time Barnstable won eight (8) straight games in a season was 1995. Prior to that, Barnstable went 8-0-1 with a tie in 1987 under head coach Mark Titus before losing to Falmouth on Thanksgiving Day. Prior to those seasons, the last time Barnstable won eight straight games came in 1951 (9-0). In no other season in Barnstable’s 120 years of high school football has it won (or at least, not lost) eight consecutive games except in 2012, 1995, 1987 and 1951.
- Junior running back Hayden Murphy’s 101 yards rushing on 15 carries (which excluded a 17-yard run called back due to holding in the 4th quarter) was his first 100-yard rushing game of his career for BHS, although he’s had numerous games with 90-plus yards rushing and several 100-plus yard games of combined offensive yardage. Still, Murphy joined the rarest of Red Raider company: his father, James E. Murphy Jr., ran for 154 yards against Silver Lake on Sept. 27, 1980 making them the first father-son duo in Red Raider history to achieve that milestone.