Red Raiders Put Clamp Down on Flutie, Natick Red Hawks

They didn’t know what hit them.

Undefeated and touting who some folks thought was the best offensive football player in the state, Natick found out just what the Barnstable High Red Raiders are made of Friday night as the Red Raiders eliminated the visiting Red Hawks from postseason contention, 27-13.

Enter senior co-captain Hayden Murphy.

Murphy, who carried the ball 21 times for 159 yards and scored three touchdowns on the night – including a 55-yarder in the 4th quarter to seal the win – eclipsed the 1,000-yards rushing mark for the second straight season to lead the Red & White to victory. Murphy now has 1,047 yards rushing on the season and Barnstable (8-1) advances next Friday night to play Mansfield (9-0) in the MIAA Division 2 South Sectional Championship. If the Red Raiders defeat Mansfield they will go to the Division 2 Super Bowl the week after Turkey Day.

But Murphy was not nearly alone in this cumulative, Herculean effort by the Red Raiders. Not by a long shot.

Struggling on offense – slightly – and tied at 6-6 with time running out in the second quarter, it was BHS senior outside linebacker Nathan Yingling who snared a Troy Flutie offering at the 50-yard line, broke a tackle and then took it all the way into the end zone to give the home team a 12-6 lead. Dereck Pacheco’s PAT kick was good and the Red Raiders led at halftime 13-6.

But Natick and the Flutie road show wanted none of that as the Red Hawks came out in the second half and scored (including the PAT) to tie it at 13-13.

But that was all she wrote for the visitors.

While Barnstable fizzled on offense and was forced to punt twice to open the second half, it was Murphy on a linebacker blitz who sacked Flutie for a 14-yard loss to set up his Red & White in prime field position. Senior quarterback Kristian Lucashensky – who eclipsed the 1,000-yards passing mark with a brilliant 14-15/113-yard performance on the night – took off running for gains of 7 and 4 yards, then found Murphy at the 1-yard line for a 20-yard gain. Murphy then barreled into the end zone for his second score of the night and a lead the Red Raiders simply refused to relinquish.

In addition to Yingling’s game-changing interception touchdown, Derek Estes and Colby Blaze also turned in interceptions. Blaze’s acrobatic pick-off on Natick’s last gasp to come back with time almost out was nothing short of amazing. The Red Raiders also posted four quarterback sacks on the night.

Lucashensky now has 1,047 yards passing on the season, matching Murphy’s output for rushing yards.

This Week in Red Raider Football Nation…

Good Evening Raider Nation:

Here is your week in Raider Football!!

Tuesday, 11/5, the Quarterback Club is meeting at 6:30 PM in the Senior Café. If you have not attended a meeting, please come join us.

Wednesday, 11/6, is OFFENSE practice with the Silver Bullets.

Thursday, 11/7, Freshmen play at Plymouth South at 4:00 PM. Please feel free to send food and drinks with your player.

Friday, 11/8, Varsity playoff game VS Natick at home. I’ll verify the kickoff time with the Athletic Department and will post. All volunteers will be needed for this game at the snack bar, please contact Janice Harrington at ape88@comcast.net to sign up.

Saturday, 11/9, JV plays at Plymouth South at 10:00 AM. Please feel free to send food and drinks with your player.

The Quarterback Club has been supporting Raider Football since 1967 and its mission is to provide our student-athletes with the best possible football experience. This club is made up of volunteers who spend countless hours making sure that our student-athletes receive just that. As our seniors graduate their parents also graduate. And this means that there will be board positions available and volunteers to continue supporting Raider Football. Please make that commitment to Raider Football to continue the tradition of supporting out team and attend our next meeting.

The Annual Parade and Pep Rally is on Wednesday, 11/27, at 1:00 PM and volunteers are need in order to make this event great. A parade meeting will be scheduled soon and that information will be posted.

Thank you, Meg Chaffee

Red Raiders Steamroll Marshfield

Hayden Murphy saved the best overall game of his four-year high school career for Friday night.

Murphy’s 195 yards on 20 carries and four touchdowns made for the most yards gained by him in his high school career in a single game and his four TDs were also a personal best.

Fellow senior running back Justus Chaffee was equally impressive. Chaffee carried the ball 10 times for 147 yards rushing and two touchdowns on runs of 50 and 48 yards. Chaffee’s 147 yards were a career high.

Senior QB Kristian Lucashensky scored as well. Clyde Perry Jr., a junior linebacker, notched his first career interception while playing for Barnstable High. Senior defensive end Conor Walsh notched his first career fumble recovery.

Murphy’s 195 yards makes his tally the 20th best all-time game for a running back in Barnstable High’s 121 years of varsity football. It was also a career-best performance for the senior co-captain. Barnstable’s 48 points also set a new school record for most points scored in a postseason game by the Red Raiders.

Time to Go Red Raider “Crazy”… More News & Updates!!

Wednesday, 10/30 is DEFENSE and OFFENSE practice with Silver Bullets. And don’t forget we are having a fundraiser at Panera Bread for the Eat Bread Make Dough at Panera Bread from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. (Click here for Panera Discount Flyer: Panera Bread Red Raider Discount Flyer)

You must print it out and bring it with you. We have been instructed not to hand them out on the property!! This bakery-cafe will donate 10%-20% of qualifying sales as a result of your participation when you present this flyer. Note: Panera Card® gift cards, Panera® catering and other retail purchases are excluded from the event….So while you are out getting your Halloween Costume and candy, stop by Panera Bread for a great cause.

Thursday, 10/31, Freshmen are playing Nauset at home at 4:00 PM.

For Friday’s playoff game the QBC is in need of your help, Raider Nation, with donations such as baked goods, Gatorade, water, soup, stews, etc. We will also need volunteers to help out in the snack bar, merchandise and 50/50. Please contact Janice Harrington at ape88@comcast.net about signing up and donations.

And remember that during the playoff game, horns, posters, noisemakers, confetti, pom poms, balloons, and banners are not permitted. Ticket Prices: Adults $10
Students $5. Please not: Students will not be allowed in with back packs or drinks(coffee, water-bottles, Gatorade bottles, etc)

On Saturday, 11/2, JV play at 10:00 AM at home at VS Nauset. And it the Houston 5K Run/ Walk on Saturday.

Daily Reminders from the Quarterback Club…

Good Afternoon Red Raider Nation:

Don’t forget tonight, Tuesday, 10/29, The Quarterback Club is meeting at 6:30 PM in the Senior Café.

Wednesday, 10/30 is DEFENSE and OFFENSE practice with Silver Bullets. And don’t forget we are having a fundraiser at Panera Bread for the Eat Bread Make Dough at Panera Bread from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The flyer is attached and you must print it out and bring it with you. We have been instructed not to hand them out on the property!! This bakery-cafe will donate 10%-20% of qualifying sales as a result of your participation when you present this flyer. Note: Panera Card® gift cards, Panera® catering and other retail purchases are excluded from the event….So while you are out getting your Halloween Costume and candy, stop by Panera Bread for a great cause.

More News on the Red Raider Front…

Good Evening Raider Nation:

Before we get to Friday’s playoff game, we still have our week in Raider Football.

Monday, 10/28, JV plays away at Dartmouth at 4:OO and will depart BHS promptly at 2:15.

Tuesday, 10/29, The Quarterback Club is meeting at 6:30 PM in the Senior Café.

Wednesday, 10/30 is DEFENSE and OFFENSE practice with Silver Bullets. And don’t forget we are having a fundraiser at Panera Bread for the Eat Bread Make Dough at Panera Bread from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The flyer is attached and you must print it out and bring it with you. We have been instructed not to hand them out on the property!! This bakery-cafe will donate 10%-20% of qualifying sales as a result of your participation when you present this flyer. Note: Panera Card® gift cards, Panera® catering and other retail purchases are excluded from the event….So while you are out getting your Halloween Costume and candy, stop by Panera Bread for a great cause.

Thursday, 10/31, Freshmen are playing Nauset at home at 4:00 PM.

For Friday’s playoff game the QBC is in need of your help, Raider Nation, with donations such as baked goods, Gatorade, water, soup, stews, etc. We will also need volunteers to help out in the snack bar, merchandise and 50/50. Please contact Janice Harrington at ape88@comcast.net about signing up and donations.

And remember that during the playoff game, horns, posters, noisemakers, confetti, pom poms, balloons, and banners are not permitted.

On Saturday, 11/2, JV play at 10:00 AM at home at VS Nauset.

Thank you.

Red Raiders Set to Tackle Marshfield: Again

It’s playoff time, baby.

In one of the toughest match-ups in the state, Barnstable (6-1) will face the Marshfield High Rams (4-3) for the second time this season on Friday night (November 1) at 6:00 pm at W. Leo Shields Memorial Field in Hyannis.

The Red Raiders need to win two playoff games to reach the Division 2 Super Bowl in December at Gillette Stadium. Down 20-7 at halftime on October 11, Barnstable scored three touchdowns in the second half and in turn shut the visiting Rams down on offense to take a 29-20 victory. Mike Bilodeau, Derek Estes and Hayden Murphy each scored in the second half, with Murphy scoring earlier in the first half, a 58-yard bomb from quarterback Kristian Lucashensky. Justus Chaffee also scored and all totalled, Murphy had three touchdowns on the night !

Marshfield fell to the D-Y Dolphins in a thriller Friday night (Oct. 25), 40-36, while the Red Raiders captured their third straight Old Colony League Championship title, devouring Dartmouth, 41-6.

Nathan Yingling, a senior outside linebacker, was named Maxpreps Defensive Player of the Game for his 11 tackles on the evening ! Kudos also go out to Johnny Hardy for his fumble recovery and Max Lambert for his blocked PAT kick…a tip of the hat to junior defensive lineman Henry O’Shaughnessy for his first-ever varsity sack !

Red Raiders Romp Over Dartmouth, Capture 3rd Straight OCL Championship

Boosted by Hayden Murphy’s 127-yard, three-touchdown performance, the Barnstable High School Red Raiders (6-1) devoured the visiting Dartmouth Indians (3-4), 41-6, last night at W. Leo Shields Memorial Field. Senior quarterback Kristian Lucashensky went 16-20 and 225 yards in the air and two touchdowns, including a 78-yarder to senior wideout Colby Blaze. It was the 10th longest pass play in Barnstable High School football history.

Nathan Yingling led the defense with 11 tackles on the night, including three solo tackles and a sack for a loss of 7 yards. Junior Bo Delaney and senior Justus Chaffee also scored touchdowns for the Red Raiders. Blaze had 83 yards receiving on two catches as well as his touchdown.

It appears that Barnstable will have to face Marshfield once again, still at home, next weekend in the MIAA Div. 2 quarterfinals. Stay tuned for more info.

Photos from the game by Ron Schloerb of the Cape Cod Times

Tonight is Senior Night & Teacher Appreciation Night

It’s GAME DAY!! Varsity plays at 6:00 PM at home and get there early… it’s Senior Night!! Freshmen play at 3:30 PM at Dartmouth! It is late October so layer up to keep warm!

Senior parents, escorts, and families we need you on the field by 5:30 PM to line up and escort your player on the field. Dress warm and no high heels please on the turf field!

Freshmen parents and families we hope to see you after your game in Dartmouth. Please drive back safe and feel free to either bring or send your player with food, drink and snack. Freshmen will be dismissed at 1:20 today for a 1:30 departure for Dartmouth.

JV will depart promptly at 2:15 on Monday, 10/28 for their 4:00 kickoff at Dartmouth!

LET’S GO RAIDERS!!!!

Red Raiders Ready to Take OCL… and Much More !

Red Raider fans … don;t forget ! Tonight the Barnstable High football team (5-1) is set to take on the Dartmouth Indians (3-3) at W. Leo Shields Memorial Field at 6:00 pm… Tonight is Senior Night and Teacher Appreciation Night…. 

Here are some important dates (besides football games)!

Mark your calendars for 10/30 for the Red Raider Football/Cheerleaders Eat Bread Make Dough at Panera Bread from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The flyer is attached and you must print it out and bring it with you. We have been instructed not to hand them out on the property!! This bakery-cafe will donate 10%-20% of qualifying sales as a result of your participation when you present this flyer. Note: Panera Card® gift cards, Panera® catering and other retail purchases are excluded from the event.

The 3rd Annual Kevin and Miranda Houston Memorial Run Walk is Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Kevin and Miranda Houston Memorial Scholarship Fund, in order to assist Barnstable High School graduating seniors with their education beyond graduation. Please visit the website at http://www.houstonmemorial5k.org/ for more details. In the past Raider football players have participated in this amazing cause and will again this year.

The annual Parade and Pep Rally is on Wednesday,11/27! Flyers will be available at tomorrow night’s game and the float entry form. There is a lot of preparation in order to make this a success as in previous years, please respond to me if you interested in being a part of the exciting event. All volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated in order to make this a huge success!!!

The Quarterback Club is diligently working on the date of the Annual Football and Cheerleaders banquet in December. More details will be released soon! And of course we are always looking for volunteers!

See you tomorrow night

Running in Loving Memory of Kevin and Miranda Houston. Proceeds to benefit Houston Memorial Scholars…