2017 Football and Cheerleading Season (Coach and Family Candids)

Fall 2017 was a fantastic season for the Barnstable High School Red Raiders Freshman Football, as well as our Junior Varsity and Varsity Football and Cheerleading Squads. Enjoy the following slideshow highlighting randomly ordered candid photos taken by coaches and families throughout the season. (Any omission of a submitted picture is not intentional.)

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Thanksgiving Day Highlights, Barnstable Turkey Day Players of the Game, and “The Season of Smashed Records”


Photography Courtesy of Sean Walsh

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Thanksgiving Day “Player of the Game”, Samuel Rosen

Overall Player of the Game: #8 SAM ROSEN, Wide Receiver/ Defensive Back 

“Sam Rosen collected 11 receptions for 144 yards and pulled down 3 touchdowns in his final Red Raider game and in the process set the all-time Barnstable High School single season receiving record for yards in one season with 1,225 yards and 93 receptions and 14 touchdowns (all new records).”


Offensive Player of the Game: #9 RYAN WELSH, Running Back

“Senior running back Ryan Welsh pulled in 2 catches for 100 yards including and 86-yard touchdown and added a rushing score. His 86-yard touchdown reception was the longest ever against Falmouth since 1895 and tied for 6th longest in school history.”


Defensive Player of the Game: #21 MICHAEL TURNER, Wide Receiver/ Defensive Back 

“Michael Turner collected 10 tackles (9 solo) in one of his best efforts of the season.”


Special Teams Player of the Game: #11 MATT FREDO, Wide Receiver/ Defensive Back 

“Matt Fredo had 10 total tackles on the day, including 8 solo.”



Though our Barnstable High School Red Raiders suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of the Falmouth High School Clippers, several football records dating back to 1893 were smashed this season. Players’ amazing team and individual accomplishments include…

1. Most points scored, single game, 102 (BHS vs. Pembroke)
2. Most yards receiving, season, Sam Rosen, 1,225
3. Most yards receiving, single game, Sam Rosen, 302
4. Most All-Purpose yards, game, Sam Rosen, 419 vs. Pembroke
5. Longest TD reception vs. Falmouth, 86 yards, Ryan Welsh (11-23-17)
6. Longest TD Pass vs. Falmouth, Matt Petercuskie, 86 yards (11-23-17)
7. Longest Interception return, Sam Rosen, 101 yards, vs. New Bedford
8. Longest two-point score, Sam Rosen, 101 yards vs. New Bedford
9. Longest Interception, Sam Rosen, 101 yards
10. Most Yards passed single game, Matt Petercuskie, 426 vs. Pembroke
11. Most Completions, Season, Matt Petercuskie, 214
12. Most TDs thrown single game, 7, Matt Petercuskie vs. Pembroke
13. Tied, Most TDs scored single game, Sam Rosen (5) vs. Pembroke
14. Most Yards Receiving vs. Falmouth, Sam Rosen, 144 yards (11-23-17)
15. Most receptions single game, Sam Rosen (18) vs. Dartmouth
16. Most Passing attempts, Season, Matt Petercuskie, 351
17. Most Interceptions single game, 3, TIED, Sam Rosen vs. New Bedford

Message of Appreciation

Our appreciation goes out to Sean Walsh, our outstanding team statistician, for his countless hours of volunteerism on behalf of the Barnstable High School football program!

Save the Date — End of Season Banquet



The 2017 Annual Red Raider Football Player and Cheerleading Annual Banquet is Fast Approaching!

When: December 10, 2017, 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: There is no admission cost. Donations gratefully accepted.

RSVP: To help us gauge how much food and refreshments to have on hand, please email blvonstaats@gmail.com and provide a count of your player, cheerleader and family/guests. RSVPs are requested, but no one will be turned away at the door.toys-for-tots-5kPlease 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.)

We need your help! Many hands make light work! If you are available on December 10th to assist with set-up, come on over! Please sign-up for a volunteer shift! Click the link to signup genius below. All are welcome!



Sam Rosen Named Varsity Team Captain


#8 Captain Samuel Rosen


Head Coach Chris Whidden announced this week that former Barnstable Silver Bullet and stand-out Senior Wide Receiver and Defensive Back Samuel Rosen will serve as a Team Captain of the Barnstable High School Red Raiders Varsity football team.

An Old Colony League All-Star and 3-year letterman in football, Captain Samuel Rosen holds the Barnstable High School records for most yards receiving in a single game (302), most all-purpose yards in a single game (418), and most receptions in a single season (82). Sam also is tied for most touchdowns in a single game (5). He is only the second receiver in school history with 1000 total yards, with 1081 yards and Thanksgiving still to play. In addition to Sam’s stellar accomplishments in football, he also played Red Raider basketball for the last three seasons.

Beyond Captain Sam Rosen’s stellar leadership on the football field, his off-field leadership includes internships with Cape Wild Care and the YMCA. Sam is a solid athletic scholar who provides community service in a variety of forums. He is very well known and respected for his active mentoring of younger athletes.

Sam has two older siblings, Hale Cole-Tucker (BHS 1997) and Reed Cole-Tucker (BHS 2001). His very proud parents are Isaac and Cynthia Rosen of Barnstable Village.


Season Final Family-Hosted Varsity Team Dinner Set for Thursday, November 16th — Thank You to All Our Host Varsity and JV Families!!!



Our season final family-hosted team dinner for all varsity football players will be provided by the Mousseau-Finnegan Family on Thursday, November 16th after practice. Festivities will take place at the Centerville Recreation Building, 524 Main St., Centerville.

Gentlemen, bring your appetites!



The Barnstable Quarterback Club would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our wonderful football families who hosted Varsity and Junior Varsity Team Dinners this season! It takes a village!

The Burke Family
The Cocozza Family
The Conroy Family
The Coombs Family
The Martir Family
The Monteiro Family
The Mousseau-Finnegan Family
The Our Family
The Petercuskie Family
The Rosen Family
The Ruth Family
The Saladino Family
The Thorne Family
The Tilton Family
The Turner Family
The von Staats Family
The Wardwell Family
The Welsh Family

Barnstable Red Raider “Players of the Game” for the Thursday, November 9th phenomenal offensively stellar HOME game of Barnstable vs. Pembroke have been announced by MAXPREPS

Barnstable Red Raider “Players of the Game” for the Thursday, November 9th phenomenal offensively stellar (for both teams) HOME game of Barnstable vs. Pembroke have been announced by MAXPREPS. Final score? Barnstable 60, Pembroke 42. Congratulations, gentlemen!!

It is through the commitment, research and detail orientation of our outstanding statistician Sean Walsh that we know the following to be factual truth. Many high school programs do not have the capacity and volunteer commitment that enables maintaining thorough team statistics through the years. We are truly blessed that Sean stepped forward to research records since 1893 to ensure the history of Barnstable High School Football is well documented for all!

Several Red Raider Team Records were SMASHED Thursday night….. Which ones??? Here we go!!!



#16 Record-Setting Quarterback Matthew Petercuskie (Photo: Beth Blazis)

Most yards passed in a single game, 426

Most touchdowns thrown in a single game, 7

Most completions in a season (with Thanksgiving still to play), 196 

Most attempts in a single season, 323



#8 Record-Setting Wide Receiver/ Corner Samuel Rosen (Photo: Beth Blazis)

Most yards receiving in a single game, 302

Most all-purpose yards in a single game, 418

Tied for most TDs in a single game, 5

Most receptions in a single season (with Thanksgiving still to play), 82

Only second receiver in school history with 1000 total yards, with 1081 yards and Thanksgiving still to play

97-yard kickoff return for a TD was 4th longest in school history 

Record holder for most receptions in a single game, 18 (vs Dartmouth)


Overall Player of the Game: #8 SAM ROSEN, Wide Receiver/ Defensive Back 

“Sam Rosen had a career night versus Pembroke in Barnstable’s 60-42 victory by shattering the record books. Rosen had 14 receptions for 302 yards, 4 touchdowns receiving, a 97-yard kickoff return TD, 419 all-purpose yards and 5 total scores. He also added 5 tackles on defense and recovered a fumble.”


Offensive Player of the Game: #16 MATT PETERCUSKIE, Quarterback 

“Matt Petercuskie went 26-36 in the air and threw 7 touchdowns for an incredible, record-breaking, 426 yards in the air, a new-all-time single game record for BHS.”


Defensive Player of the Game: #52 Isaac Dulak, Defensive Lineman

“Defensive lineman Isaac Dulak continued to lead the defense for the Red & White with yet another stellar game in the trenches. Dulak had 8 total tackles, a sack for a loss of six yards, two hurries and a fumble recovery.”


Special Teams Player of the Game: #29 Devary Gray, Defensive Back 

“Defensive specialist Devary Gray turned in his best performance of the season with five total tackles and two passes defended.”

Hot Cocoa, Anyone????



The Barnstable Quarterback Club would like to extend our most heartfelt appreciation to our dear friends at Compass Moving and Storage (John Hardy and Teresa Hardy) and B & B Pizza (Christian Boutiette and Aaron Boutiette) for their very generous and greatly needed donation of a spanking new hot cocoa machine! What a fantastic addition to our Concessions Stand for the enjoyment of Red Raider and Silver Bullets fans alike!

Varsity Team Dinner Set For Wednesday, November 8th



The Barnstable High School Red Raiders will face-off against the Pembroke High School Titans in a HOME game at W. Leo Shields Memorial Field on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 PM.

Due to the game having an unusual Thursday scheduling, the Varsity Team Dinner has been rescheduled.

VARSITY — This week’s Varsity Team Dinner is being hosted by the Burke Family on Wednesday, November 8th after practice.

Upcoming Varsity Dinner!

November 16th — The Mousseau-Finnegan Family (Happy Birthday Finny!)


Concessions Volunteers Needed for Thursday, November 9th Varsity Football Game vs. Pembroke


The Barnstable High School Red Raiders will face-off against the Pembroke High School Titans in a HOME game at W. Leo Shields Memorial Field on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 PM.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Are you wondering what you can do to support our football players and cheerleaders? Do you want to have fun, meet other football and cheerleader parents, and contribute towards ensuring our student-athletes have a fun and successful football and cheerleading season? We need volunteers to work the Concessions Stand at this Saturday’s Junior Varsity football game. Please do sign up by clicking the link below!!

BHS vs. Pembroke – Snack Bar Volunteers