Salisbury School: 2012 Jack Etter Bowl Champions
After 47 minutes and 57.8 seconds, the New England Championship came down to a field goal attempt by Charles Coccia. With 2.2 seconds remaining on the game clock, Coccia trotted onto the field and awaited the 7 yards snap from short snapper Hugh Bartlett. The football stadium on the campus of Williston Northampton School was deftly quiet as Bartlett’s snap spiraled to place holder, Nick Weston, who placed the ball perfectly onto a one inch kicking block. As Coccia approached the ball, the protection team stepped low and hard to protect their inside gap as Phillips Exeter’s defense pushed forward in a desperate attempt to block the kick. Coccia’s foot struck the ball and the ball powerfully flew, end over end, through the uprights as time expired. As both arms of the referee extended vertically into the night air, the Salisbury bench erupted as they rushed the field in celebration of their New England Championship. The 29-26 victory extends Salisbury’s undefeated record to 9-0 and the recipient of the Jack Etter Bowl Trophy as the 2012 New England Champion.
Suffield Tigers Beat Proctor 34-16 to Capture 2012 Norm Walker Bowl
Suffield Football Wins New England Title
The Suffield Academy football team won its fourth New England championship in five years with a 34–16 victory over Proctor Academy. The 9–0 Tigers used a stout defensive effort and an explosive offense to capture the Norm Walker Bowl in Belmont, Massachusetts.
After forcing a Proctor punt on the opening possession, the Suffield attack started with a bang. Captain Brice McAllister ’14 took a pass from captain Jake Lazarus ’13 and dashed 90 yards untouched to the end zone on the Tigers’ first play from scrimmage. Another Proctor possession gave way to another quick Suffield score as McAllister ran to paydirt through a huge hole from 45 yards out two plays into the drive. Proctor showed the resiliency that made them Evergreen League champions, though, blocking a Suffield punt through the end zone for a safety, then driving for a touchdown to make the score 13–9 going into the half.
Brothers Excel in Football and Basketball at St. George's School
Click here to read The Newport Daily News article on brothers Jaleel Wheeler and Tyshon Henderson from St. George's School.
Photo caption: Left to right, Wes Crowell, Sam Hutchings, John Robinson, Canaan Severin, Corey Majors, Jordan Lucas, and Steven Daniels. Standing is Head Varsity Football Coach David Dykeman.
Six Worcester Academy Students Sign Letters of Intent
February 1, 2012
Worcester Academy announced that seven seniors today signed Letters of Intent to attend at colleges and universities across the country during a special signing ceremony in the Daniels Gymnasium.
The student-athletes, six of whom with attend institutions with NCAA Division 1 athletics programs, will receive full athletic grant-in-aid scholarships from their respective colleges and universities. Grant-in-aid scholarships are given in recognition of athletic ability and performance. In this case, the students have all been recognized in football.
2011 Football All-New England Teams Named
Click here for the 2011 Class A All-New England Team.
Click here for the 2011 Class B All-New England Team.
Click here for the 2011 Class B All-New England Team.
Photo Credit: John Muldoon
Cheshire Academy Beats Choate for 2011 New England Championship!
On the evening of November 18, under the lights of Simosa field, Cheshire’s football team played Choate in a bowl game that would determine whether or not the Cats could complete their undefeated season and walk away with a New England Championship. The game, nicknamed the “Backyard Brawl,” pitted two local schools that had not played against each other in thirty years. Choate — a school three times the size of Cheshire — came into the game with a 7-2 record, hoping to spoil CA’s run at perfection. ..More Information
Pingree Wins 2010 Norm Walker Bowl
The Pingree fans came out in droves to witness the nail-biting game against worthy opponents from Rivers School on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Thanks to the generosity of the Kraft family, owners of the New England Patriots, the two teams were able to face off on the same field as their professional heroes. A play in the last few seconds put the Highlanders ahead to clinch the NEPSAC Class C Championship Bowl after their no-loss season. With less than a minute left and the game tied, Rivers set up for the goal kick which was blocked by Kyle Jamerson and then picked up by Nick Antenucci for an 80+ yard return and a touchdown. You don't get more exciting than that! The team was vying for their second NEPSAC title in the Norm Walker Bowl. Yeah, Highlanders!
KENT SCHOOL DEFEATS FILTON COLLEGE 27-6 IN GLOBAL BOWL BRISTOL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2009 - BRISTOL, ENGLAND - Kent School running back Marcel Pitre scored three rushing touchdowns and Tyler Harris added a fourth on the ground as the visiting prep school team from Connecticut defeated Filton College Pride 27-6 in Bristol, England. Filton running back Warren Thompson made it a memorable first-ever home game for the Pride with a late fourth quarter touchdown for the hosts.
2009 NEPSAC FOOTBALL ALL-NEW ENGLAND SELECTIONS
2009 NEPSAC – All New England Class A
Offensive Player of the Year
Alex Scyocuka, Exeter
Connor Scott, Deerfield
Cameron Sandquist, Loomis
Robert Holoman, Cushing
Dan Gnadagnoli, Exeter
Canaan Severin, Worcester
Matt Brown, NMH
Suffield Beats King 34-13, Takes 2009 DelPrete-Theobold Championship
In an inspired team effort, Suffield beat King School 34-13 to win the NEPSAC Football DelPrete-Theobold Championship. The Tigers raced to a 28-0 halftime lead and held off King with several key plays throughout the game.
This is Suffield's second straight New England Prep Super Bowl. The team finished the season with a 9-0 record.
News and photo from Suffield Academy website.