It’s not too late to sign up! Barnstable Youth Football Camp Starts Monday, July 24th!




Barnstable Youth Football Camp is being held July 24 – 27th from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Led by Raider Head Coach Chris Whidden and coached by the Barnstable High School Coaching Staff and past and present Varsity players!

Learn the fundamental skills of football and arrive at Bullet practice in shape and ready to compete!

Click Here for More Information: BHS Camp Brochure

Coach Whidden Announces 2017 Summer Work-Out & Pre-Season Schedule



2017 Barnstable Football

Summer Workout


Starting Monday, June 26

Day Weight Room Beach Workout
Monday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Wednesday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

*Helmet stickers will be given for every 10 weight room appearances, every 5 beach workouts, any football camps you attend and for being a member of the Iron Raiders*

*Helmet stickers will also be given for weight lifting landmarks in hang clean, squat, and bench press*

*On August 11, 14 or 16 you will be able to test prior to the first day of practice*

*You will be tested in hang cleans, front squats, bench press, and 40-yard dash*

** In order to be elected a captain of the 2017 Barnstable football team, you must have accumulated at least 65 points during the school year competition, AND a total of 80 points throughout the school year and summer.

  • Weight Room = 1 Point (23 Weight Room Dates)
  • Beach Workout = 2 Points (14 Beach Workout Dates)
  • Football Camp = 1 point per day
  • Iron Raider = 10 points (2 tomahawks & a t-shirt)
  • In order to be an Iron Raider you must complete at least 18 of the Iron Raider workouts and at least 11 Beach Workouts



 “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” — Coach Whidden

2017 Barnstable Football

Pre-Season Schedule

Aug 18 – 1st Day of Practice (Helmets Only)             8:00 – 11:00

  • 10th – 12th –Meet in front of Practice 9:00 – 11:00

the locker room @ 8:00

  • 8th & 9th – Meet in front of 10:00 – 1:00

the locker room @ 10:00                Practice 11:00 – 1:00

Aug 19 – Practice (Helmets Only)                         10th – 12th – 8:00 – 10:00

8th & 9th – 10:00 – 12:00

Aug 21 – Practice (Helmets Only)                         10th – 12th 8:00 – 10:00

Aug 22 – Practice (Uppers Only)                             8:00 – 10:30

Aug 23 – Practice (Uppers Only)                             8:00 – 10:30

Aug 24 am – Practice (Full Pads)                             8:30 – 11:00

Aug 24 pm – Chalk Talk                                             12:30 – 1:30

  • Walkthrough (Helmets Only) 1:30 – 2:30

Aug 25 am – Practice (Full Pads)                               8:30 – 11:00

Aug 25 pm – Chalk Talk                                              12:30 – 1:30

  • Walkthrough (Helmets Only) 1:30 – 2:30

Aug 26 – Scrimmage                                                    8:00 – 12:00

  • Multi-School Jamboree

Aug 28 – Practice (Full Pads)                                     3:00 – 5:30

  • First Day for Teachers

Aug 29 – Practice (Full Pads)                                     3:00 – 5:30

Aug 30 – Practice (Full Pads)                                     3:00 – 5:30

  • First Day of School

Aug 31 – Practice (Full Pads)                                     3:00 – 5:30

Sept 1 – Scrimmage                                                    5:00 – TBD

  • @ Taunton

Sept 2 – Practice (Dress TBD)                                    8:30 – 11:00

Sept 4 – Practice (Full Pads)                                       8:30 – 11:00

  • Labor Day

2018 Red Raider Football High School Grads Heading to College Athletics

Barnstable B
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 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)