Building M Equipment Improvement Plan Donation Announced

7/12/18 – BHS Head Coach Ross Jatkola, BHS Class of ’90 Graduate Dave Rheingold  and QBC President Greg Dowling  

Barnstable Quarterback Club President Greg Dowling, announced that the QBC has received a significant donation from BHS Class of 1990 Graduate Dave Rheingold, to be used for the Building M Equipment Improvement Plan.

This donation, along with another significant anonymous donation, shall go a long way in improving the training facilities for all the student-athletes at Barnstable High School.

Thank You Dave for your support of BHS Athletics and the Barnstable Quarterback Club.

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Quarterback Club Class of 2018 Scholarships Announced…


Since 1893 ~ PRIDE – HONOR – RESPECT


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.

Class of 2018 Red Raider Football Players James Peabody and Ryan Welsh Heading to College Athletics



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!








RYAN WELSH — Lacrosse 




Ross Jatkola Named as Barnstable High School Head Football Coach



Scott Thomas, Barnstable High School Athletic Director


April 12, 2018




Ross Jatkola

Ross Jatkola


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.


Barnstable Football Honors the Memory of Officer Sean Gannon


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 


Meet Our Junior Red Raider Football Player and Cheerleader National Honor Society Members!



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!