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!

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