Independent School League (ISL) 2017 Preseason Football Rankings (6/16/17)…

  1. Lawrence Academy – (6-2) –  The Spartans have been one of the best teams in the ISL the past few years behind the dominating play of AJ Dillon. With Dillon now a running back at Boston College, the Spartans will rely on the Boston College bound trio of Ryan Betro, Finn Dirstine and Joey Luchetti to provide solid blocking on offense and backfield pressure on the defensive side of the ball. Spencer Aronson will be a huge addition along with wide receiver/safety Justin Barron as both are talented playmakers on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Cam Reddy will look to be one of the best tight ends in the ISL while Thomas Greaney will be a reliable receiver and could help out at quarterback along with Brady Martin.
  2. Brooks School – (7-2) – Brooks is coming off a successful season making a bowl trip and being co-ISL Champions. Quarterback Seamus Lambert will look to lead one of the most dynamic offenses in the northeast with Penn State bound tight end Patrick Freiermuth, wide receiver Terrell Brown, wide receiver Preston Santos and wide receiver Justin Connolly. Defensive back Jaylen Cromwell will look to take away the other team’s top receiver in the Bishop’s secondary.
  3. Belmont Hill School – (7-2) – The Hillies had a great turnaround in 2016 as they improved drastically over a one win campaign in 2015. Belmont Hill will look to Duke bound wide receiver Jake Bobo to lead a talented group of playmakers along with sophomore wide receiver Blake Brookes, running back Jaylen Bailey and quarterback Mike Piazza. Linebackers Shane Rockett,  Ugonna Anuonyemere and Bailey will look to anchor the Belmont Hill defense during the 2017 season.

  4. Milton Academy – (6-2) – The Mustangs graduate a talented class of 2017 and they will now look to keep up their winning tradition this coming season. With the departure of AJ Dillon, Milton Academy sophomore running back/linebacker Kalel Mullings is the heir apparent to becoming the most dominant player in the ISL over the next three seasons. Quarterback Alec Beesmer and recent transfer addition Eddie Duggan should give the Mustangs a vertical passing threat that they have not had in recent years.

  5. Noble and Greenough School – (4-4) – In 2016 the Bulldogs had several talented pieces and they will look to put it all together in the 2017 season. The Bulldogs should have a dominant offensive line anchored by Mike Sullivan and Dan Monaghan along with running back Jason Medeiros and transfer quarterback John Grady. On defense Uche Nduwke, Will Welch, Cam Large and Medeiros have the makings of a top front seven.

  6. Saint Sebastian’s School – (3-5) – The end of the 2016-17 school year has the Arrows saying goodbye to star Blake Gallagher as he will continue his football career at Northwestern after being a dominant running back and linebacker over the past few years. Leading the St. Sebastian’s offense in 2017 will be quarterback Billy Seidl, receiver/linebacker Bryce Gallagher and wide receiver Alex Cherry. Top lineman Jonathan Pace looks to anchor the Arrows’s offensive and defensive lines.

  7. Governor’s Academy – (4-4) – An up and down 2016 campaign should lead to the Governor’s team putting it all together in 2017. A talented pass rushing group of Cam Gagnon, Kevin Lemieux, Pat Flaherty and Shane Smith should once again cause trouble in the opposing team’s offensive backfield. Quarterback Jared Dupere will lead a dynamic offense with running back Quinn Stott, receiver DJ Frechette and tight end Shane Smith.

  8. Buckingham Browne and Nichols School – (7-2) – Sadly for both BB&N and their fans (but not opponents), star quarterback Jeff Costello has graduated and will move on to play baseball at Northeastern. Trying to fill Costello’s shoes will be transfer quarterback Ryan Eamer who will have to lean on talented players including Pittsburgh bound tight end Jay Symonds, linebacker/fullback Desi O’Mahony and center Kyle Peck. In the defensive secondary the duo of Anthony LaMonica and Sammy Malignaggi will look to hold down opposing passing games while linebacker Tommy Maloney will look to pressure the quarterback.
  9. Saint George’s School – (7-2) – Saint George’s looks to stay at the top of the ISL again with continued solid play that led to a bowl berth last season. The loss of Isaac McCray will lead to Tristan Edwards stepping up looking to be the top running back with huge target Joey Everett on the outside. Transfer quarterback Quinn Cleary will have a number of weapons to work with on offense. On defense linebacker Tegue Tilo looks to man the middle of the Saint George’s defense where he will look to set a physical tone.
  10. Saint Mark’s School – (3-5) – Saint Mark’s returns several talented playmakers looking to improve on last year’s record. Laquan McKever looks to lead on offense from the running back position while Nick Murray looks to be one of the best receivers in the ISL this year. Tyreese James will look to lockdown the offensive line while Tommy MacNeil and Murray should also team up for a dynamic pass rushing duo at opposing ends of the defensive line.

One thought on “Independent School League (ISL) 2017 Preseason Football Rankings (6/16/17)…”

  1. Let’s c what happens when unranked Tabor meets St Marks. Tabor has some serious talent on an offense that will b directed by new head coach Rorke. Should b interesting

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