2018 Red Raider Football High School Grads Heading to College Athletics

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Head Football Coach Chris Whidden recently announced that the following 2018 Red Raider football high school graduates will be playing collegiate athletics…
Jack Kennedy — Football — Bentley University Falcons 
Chris Stiles — Football — Norwich University Cadets
Tahir Taylor — Football — Virginia State University Trojans
Bryce Conroy — Football — Worcester State University Lancers
Max Nichols — Lacrosse — Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buccaneers

BHS Football & Cheerleading at Prom 2017

Football Players and Cheerleaders… Do you have any prom pictures you want to share on the website? If so, pick your favorite and send it to Mrs. von Staats at blvonstaats@gmail.com. We will happily add to this wonderful collection! 









Class of 2018 BHS National Honor Society Varsity Football Players


Left to Right: Captain Lou Cocozza, Center; Joshua von Staats, Linebacker; Michael Turner, Cornerback; Jack Manoog, Safety; James Peabody, Defensive End; Ryan Welsh, Receiver; Alex Monteiro, Offensive Lineman; and Christian Fallen, Linebacker


The principle is competing against yourself.
It’s about self-improvement,
about being better than you were the day before.
-Steve Young


The Barnstable High School Quarterback Club would like to congratulate our outstanding athletic scholars — all Juniors who will lead the fall 2017 Red Raider Varisty Football Team — upon their induction into the BHS Chapter of the National Honor Society. We are proud of your scholastic accomplishments, leadership and community service!


Quarterback Club Gets Rolling for 2017 Football Season!! Come Get Involved!




The Barnstable High School Quarterback Club is holding it’s Initial Meeting for the 2017 football season on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 6:30 PM in the Main Cafeteria.

The Quarterback Club will be reviewing open Board of Director positions. If you are interested in volunteering, now is the time! Several Senior Parent Board of Directors are retiring, so there are several wonderful opportunities available.

Come join us! We work hard, but this is a fun group. Many hands make light work!


Alumni (2016) Nate Balthazard Signs on National Signing Day with Sacred Heart University Pioneers!



Sacred Heart University Head Football Coach Mark Nofri announced 20 commitments to the Pioneers’ Class of 2021 on National Signing Day Wednesday. Among those signing on to the SHU Pioneers football team is Barnstable High School Red Raider 2016 Alumni Wide Receiver Nate Balthazard. He will major in Finance.

Honored with the 2015 Kevin A. Houston Memorial Award and a 2014 and 2015 Old Colony League Football All-Star for his play as a Wide Receiver, Nate is also an accomplished basketball player. While at Barnstable High School, Nate was honored as a 2014, 2015, and 2016 Old Colony League All-Star for his outstanding play at Point Guard. Upon graduation, Nate attended his post-graduate year at Williston Northampton School where he was All-Erikson League selection for football.

At Sacred Heart University, Nate Balthazard will be in great company. His Wide Receiver Coach will be none other than Barnstable High School Red Raider alumni Andre Barboza-Penn.

Nate is the son of Karen Crocker of Centerville and Roy Balthazard of Osterville. Football is in Nate’s blood. His proud grandfather is Barnstable High School Red Raider Hall of Famer Carlton Crocker of Centerville.

Jack Kennedy Awarded Scholarship to Bentley University


Jack Kennedy


Jack Kennedy, Football Captain, Old Colony League All-Star, Jean G. Hinkle Memorial Athletic Award recipient, and three-year letterman has accepted a full athletic and academic scholarship at Bentley University. Jack will major in business and will become an offensive lineman for the Bentley University Falcons football team.

Jack is an outstanding defensive end and left tackle. A versatile and powerful lineman, he also played left guard and defensive tackle sophomore year.  Let’s just say this. Jack is a STRONG man. He is a member of the BHS Half-ton, yes HALF TON, weightlifting club, which combines the weight of the deadlift, bench press, and front squat.

Beyond Jack’s football accomplishments, Jack is a BHS Old Colony League baseball all-star, lettering every year since freshman year.  He also plays baseball for Team Cape Cod and played in the World Series in Ephrata, Washington this summer.

An excellent athletic scholar, Jack is a member of the BHS National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.

Jack’s older brother Chris is a former BHS Football Captain. His younger brother Max plays offensive and defensive lines for the BHS Freshmen team. Jack’s proud parents are John and Stacey Kennedy of Marstons Mills.

A Message of Hope to the Falmouth High School Clippers Family


Clip Art Credit: Teresa Hardy



Owen Higgins, Thanksgiving 2015 (Photo Credit: Sean Walsh)


The Barnstable Quarterback Club, along with our entire Red Raider Nation, extend our thoughts and prayers today to the families, friends, and all who love our Falmouth High School Clippers brethren James Lavin and Owen Higgins. May God be with you during this most trying of times and always.

Warmest Blessings,

John Hardy, President



#56 James Lavin, Thanksgiving 2016 (Photo Credit: Sean Walsh)

Old Colony League Accolades

All Star Banner

Coach Chris Whidden announced the following 2016 Barnstable High School Old Colony League All-Stars, as well as the OCL Sportsmansip Award recipient at the Annual Awards Banquet held on December 4th at the Knight’s Auditorium. 


Old Colony League Sportsmanship Award — Zach Morgan


Zach Morgan (Photo by: Cal Morgan)


Old Colony League All-Star #17 Bryce Conroy


#17 Bryce Conroy (with ball) (Photo by: Sean Walsh)


Old Colony League All-Star #22 Zeb Tilton


#22 Zeb Tilton (Photo by: Sean Walsh)


Old Colony League All-Star #30 Sam Rosen


#30 Sam Rosen (Photo by: Sean Walsh)


Old Colony League All-Star #51 Lou Cocozza


#51 Lou Cocozza (Photo by: Sean Walsh)


Old Colony League All-Star #73 Jack Kennedy


#73 Jack Kennedy (Photo by: Sean Walsh)


Old Colony League All-Star #81 Gui Bezzera 


#81 Gui Bezzera (Photo by: Sean Walsh)



Red Raider 2016 Varsity Football Award and Lettermen Jacket Recipients


BHS Football Raiders Club Award Winners: (left to right) Crawford McCabe, Tahir Taylor, Chris Weber, Rory Dwyer and Jack Kennedy (Photo Credit: Jessica Dwyer)


Coach Chris Whidden announced the following 2016 Barnstable High School award recipients for excellence in football at the Annual Awards Banquet held on December 4th at the Knight’s Auditorium. 


The Quarterback Club President’s Award – Rory Dwyer

  • This award is given annually to the player who best exemplifies team spirit and sportsmanship, selected by the President of the Quarterback Club.

Heart & Drive Offensive Linemen of the Year – Lou Cocozza

  • This award is given annually to the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman

Red Raiders Coaches’ Award – Gui Bezzera

  • This award is given annually to the “unsung hero” of the Red Raider varsity team

Joseph Borsari Award – Chris Stiles

  • This award is given to the Red Raider football player who best exemplifies the level of dedication it requires to wear the Red & White

Ronald Hosie Sportsmanship Award –Keaton Bergal

  • Awarded annually to an individual player who best exemplifies the spirit and demeanor of good sportsmanship on and off the BHS gridiron

Raymond E. Hostetter Jr. Award – Lou Cocozza

  • This award is given each year to the player who best demonstrates a superior level of competitiveness and leadership

BHS Football Raiders Club Award – Tahir Taylor, Crawford McCabe, Rory Dwyer, Chris Weber, and Jack Kennedy

  • Each season, a select player is recognized for attaining a superior level of performance against their opponents during the football season. This year the entire Defensive Line is recognized for their joint superior play.

Jean G. Hinkle Memorial Athletic Award –Jack Kennedy

  • This award is given each year to the senior member of the football squad who during his high school career, has shown the finest school spirit, the most willing cooperation with coach and team, and the highest degree of sportsmanship both on and off the field

Kevin A. Houston Memorial Award – Keaton Bergal

  • A version of this award has been presented since 1959 to the Barnstable most valuable player in the Thanksgiving Day game versus Falmouth



Lettermen Jacket Recipients

Will Cooke
Ryan Welsh
James Peabody
Jack Kapanke
Zach Hallam
Christian Ostine
Regan Cullen
Parker Baird
Joshua von Staats
German Hercules
Michael Turner
Carl Turner-King
Sanjeev KC
Lucas St. Jean
Brian Fogarty
Christian Colon
Carl Mueller
Max Nichols
Zeb Tilton
Jack Manoog
Hunter Doherty
Eric Martir
Alex Monteiro
Bailey Curcio

Appreciation and Commendation to the BHS Red Raider Football Coaching Staff




“The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel, are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.”

— Vince Lombardi —


The Barnstable Quarterback Club, along with the parents of our high school football players, would like to take this opportunity to commend the outstanding coaching staff of the Barnstable High School Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Football Teams:

Chris Whidden – Head Coach

Ryan Tremblett – Offensive Coordinator

Greg Hil – QBs/JV Head Coach

George Kostinas – Offensive Line

Kyle Cocozza – Offensive Line/JV Assistant

Willie Ford – Defensive Backs

Mike Dwyer – Defensive Line

Matt Bentivegna, Varsity Assistant

Lee Andrews, Varsity Assistant

Julian Smith – Varsity Assistant

Kris Dumas – Freshman Head Coach

Gibby Guimond – Freshmen

Paul Bentley — Freshmen

Joe Bentley — Freshmen

Thank you for your willingness to teach our teenagers the values of teamwork, selflessness, delayed gratification, overcoming obstacles, preparation and hard work, discipline, controlling emotions, overcoming fear, being part of something greater than oneself, rules and boundaries, dependability and trust, commitment and follow through, dealing with losses and disappointment, and winning with graciousness.