The Barnstable Athletic Department and the Barnstable Quarterback Club are hosting a “Meet & Greet” with BHS Head Football Coach Ross Jatkola this Saturday April 28th at 10 am in the BHS Main Cafeteria.
The event is open to players and parents and will give all a chance to get to know Coach Jatkola.
We hope to see you there!!!
It was recently announced by Quarterback Club President Gregory Dowling that the following Class of 2018 Red Raider football players have plans to play athletics at the collegiate level. Make us all proud, gentlemen!
JAMES PEABODY — Football
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Division 1
MAJOR: POLITICAL SCIENCE
RYAN WELSH — Lacrosse
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY, Division 3
MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Scott Thomas, Barnstable High School Athletic Director
April 12, 2018
ROSS JATKOLA NAMED AS BARNSTABLE HIGH SCHOOL HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
It is with great excitement that Barnstable High School announces that Ross Jatkola has been selected as its new Head Football Coach. Coach Jatkola most recently served as the varsity offensive coordinator at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, CT, where he also coached varsity girls’ basketball and track and field. Jatkola also has served as a history teacher during his two-year stint in Cheshire.
Prior to his time Cheshire, Jatkola was the head varsity football coach at Monomoy Regional High School in 2015 and a varsity assistant at Dennis Yarmouth from 2010-2015 winning a Super Bowl in 2011. He also spent two seasons as an assistant football coach at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island from 2007-2009.
A 2003 graduate of Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School, Jatkola was a 2 year starter at tight end at Division 1 SUNY Albany, graduating in 2007 from the University.
Coach Jatkola will be meeting with the returning players in the near future to introduce himself, discuss off season conditioning, and establish goals for the 2018 season.
Officer Sean Gannon, Yarmouth Police Department
Our Barnstable High School Red Raider Family was stunned, horrified and saddened to learn last night of the unexpected death in the line of duty of Yarmouth K-9 Police Officer Sean Gannon.
Officer Sean Gannon died as he lived — with his K-9 partner Nero at his side, protecting the citizens of Barnstable, Yarmouth, and the Cape Cod Community at large.
As we remember Officer Gannon, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, the Yarmouth Police Department, our Cape Cod Community, and all who loved him.
A Police Officer’s Prayer
Lord, I ask for courage~
Courage to face and conquer my own fears …
Courage to take me where others will not go …
I ask for strength~
Strength of body to protect others,
and strength of spirit to lead others …
I ask for dedication~
Dedication to my job, to do it well,
Dedication to my community, to keep it safe …
Give me, Lord, concern for those who trust me,
and compassion for those who need me …
And please, Lord, through it all,
be at my side …
– Author Unknown
Barnstable High School Quarterback Club President Greg Dowling is privileged to announce that the following Red Raider student-athletes from our football and cheerleading squads were recently inducted into the National Honor Society.
Pride ~ Honor ~ Respect
Football – Craig Coombs
Football – Joe Yalmokas
Football – Liam Capra
Football – Matt Fredo
Football – Matt Petercuskie
Football – Matt Turner
Football – Max Farrar
Football – Myles Kristofferson
Football – Sean Dowling
Football – Trevor Blaze
Football – Zeb Tilton
Cheer – Emma Barrett
Cheer – Kalyani Clarke
Cheer – Taylor Harmon
Congratulations, one and all! We are so proud of you!