Eagles end football season on a high note

Joe Stafford '18, Sports Editor

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The BC High football team capped an amazing and controversial season with a 32-16 victory over Catholic Memorial in their annual Thanksgiving game at Fenway Park.

The Eagles went undefeated in one of the best regular seasons in program history. The team had ten players that were given All-Conference honors: Danny Abraham, Tommy Aicardi, Will Bowen, Zack Catarius, Bobby DeMeo, Francis Dooley, Tommy Joyce, Elijah Miranda, Luke Murphy, and Evan Ohuabunwa.

More impressively, BC High dealt with a number of injuries during the season, and still produced at the highest level. Senior Quarterback Matt Sullivan suffered a back injury before the season began, leaving the team in the hands of Thomas Grandon.

After the first game of the season, Grandon was replaced by Will Bowen, who had not played Quarterback since Freshman year. Bowen went on to win Offensive Player of the Year for the Catholic Conference, and was recognized with All-State and All-Scholastic honors.

Coach Bartlett commented on Bowen’s season, “Will is one of the top Quarterbacks in the state. He proved that he can be an all-league player. He is a tremendous athlete.”

Bowen combined with Danny Abraham and Bobby DeMeo for a triple threat that powered the BC High Offense. Danny was given the MVP award for the conference, and was probably the best Running-Back in the state. Bobby was a staple of the offense, used mostly on sweeps to the outside and on screen passes.

This stellar cast of skill position players was aided by a phenomenal offensive line that included Tommy Aicardi, Casey Roberts, and Evan Ohuabunwa. While the offense receives more attention, a stingy defense anchored by Zack Catarius allowed for the Eagles to rout their opponents with scores like 34-7 (at Andover), 42-18 (vs Brockton), and 42-6 (at Malden Catholic).

Watching this team this year and seeing their determination in the face of controversy, their drive to win, was inspiring.

It was a season in which they gave their all for our school—especially the seniors, who should be looking to the future with optimism, not in the past with anger. On behalf of the entire BC High community, I would like to thank this team for their dedication and effort, and for a tremendous season.

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Eagles end football season on a high note