President Gregory Dowling announced tonight that in recognition of their commitment to Barnstable High School Varsity Football and Varsity Cheerleading, strong moral character on and off the field, and excellent sportsmanship, the following Class of 2018 college-bound athletic scholars are being awarded Barnstable Quarterback Club Scholarships.
Lou Cocozza: Football Captain Lou Cocozza will be attending Springfield College. He plans to major in Sports Management and play football.
James Peabody: Football Captain James Peabody will be attending Cornell University. He plans to major in Political Science and play football.
Samuel Rosen: Football Captain Samuel Rosen will be attending the University of Southern Connecticut. He plans to major in Sports Management and play football.
Katelynn Tivey: Cheerleading Captain Katelynn Tivey will be attending Dean College. She plans to major in nursing and cheerlead.
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.
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!
It was recently announced by Coach Christopher Whidden that the following Class of 2018 Red Raider football players have plans to play football at the collegiate level. Make us all proud, gentlemen!
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE, Division 3
MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT
SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT UNIVERSITY, Division 2
MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
JOSHUA VON STAATS
FITCHBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, Division 3
MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, MUNICIPLE POLICE 4+1
“We are not worthy of being a championship team unless we work hard to earn it.” — Coach Lee
Our Barnstable High School Red Raider Family was stunned and saddened to learn last night of the unexpected death due to sudden illness of our beloved manager, mentor, coach, and friend Lance Andrews-Rose, affectionately known to all as “Coach Lee”.
A steadfast, hardworking, and committed mentor of Barnstable youth throughout his managing and coaching career, Coach Lee was a man with a mission — to teach boys and young men the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, drive, passion, and commitment through excellence in athletics. In doing so, Coach Lee also unknowingly taught everyone he touched the potential giftedness in all people.
Beyond his contributions to Barnstable High School Football, Coach Lee was a manager and assistant coach of the Red Raider Lacrosse and Hockey teams. Through his exhaustive work ethic, Coach Lee also coached basketball at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. In short, Coach Lee committed his entire life to benefit the children of Barnstable.
In addition to Coach Lee’s exhaustive volunteerism, he was a valued and hardworking employee at the Veteran’s Affairs offices in Hyannis where he worked on the cleaning crew. Coach Lee took his job very seriously, recognizing the importance that the building be spotless for the benefit of our honored veterans served there.
As we remember Coach Lee, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and all who loved him. When we learn of support efforts to assist Coach Lee’s family and memorial information, we will be sure to pass it along.
Barnstable Quarterback Club President Greg Dowling announced the 2017 Barnstable High School recipients of the “Quarterback Club President’s Award” are Cheerleading Captain Katelynn Tivey and Football Captain and OCL All-Star Lou Cocozza.
This award is given annually to the player or cheerleader who best exemplifies team spirit and sportsmanship, embodying the principles of the QBC — volunteering their time and stepping up when needed for the good of the program and being a good teammate.
Congratulations Katie and Lou!