Last Season: The Lexington High School football team went 9-2 last season with their only two losses coming at the hands of Andover High School and St. John’s Prep. The 54-48 overtime loss to Andover knocked the Minutemen out of the Division 1 North playoffs but it also showed that the high powered Lexington offense could keep them in just about any game. Many of the key players that led Lexington in 2016 will return this season and their offense should be one of the highest scoring in the state with the dynamic senior duo of quarterback Sal Frelick and running back Ben Quint leading the way.
Last Season Record: 9-2
ITHMA 2017 MIAA Preseason Ranking: # 11
2017 Schedule – Key Games: (10) Brockton (9/9/17) – This could be a very fun game to watch with two of the best offensive backfields in the state going head to head. Winchester High School (9/28/17) – Lexington hung on for a 28-27 win over Winchester last season and look for another rematch of quarterbacks as Sal Frelick for Lexington and Liam Fitzpatrick for Winchester will go head to head.
2017 – Full Schedule – (10) Brockton High School (9/9/17), @ Concord-Carlisle High School (9/15/17), Reading Memorial High School(9/22/17), Winchester High (9/28/17), Arlington High School (10/7/17), @ Belmont High School (10/13/17), @ Woburn High School (10/20/17), @ Burlington High School (11/23/17)
Key Returning Players – Offense: Sal Frelick (QB), Ben Quint (RB), Josiah Fleming (RB), Jimmy Lane (WR), Anthony Bianchi (WR), Max Khozozian (OL), Will Thomas (C)
Key Returning Players – Defense: Tenzin Pharachesur (DT), Anthony Bianchi (DB), Josiah Fleming (DB), Max Stevens (LB), Luke Butler (DL)
Key Returning Players – Special Teams: Josiah Fleming (KR)
Breakout Players To Watch – Quarterback Sal Frelick receives most of the attention but look out for playmaking running backs Ben Quint and Josiah Fleming who should both have breakout seasons in 2017. Quint stands 5’10” and 175 pounds but runs extremely well and is very productive with the ball in his hands. Fleming is a 5’7″ and 165 pound jack of all trades who can run the ball, catch the ball out of the backfield, plays well as a defensive back and is a very dangerous kick returner on special teams.
Biggest Team Strength – Lexington should have a dynamic offensive backfield featuring a combination of quarterback Sal Frelick and running back Ben Quint. Look for wide receivers Jimmy Lane and Anthony Bianchi to also be key contributors in the up-tempo and very innovative Lexington offense. A solid offensive line will make things easier for all of the Lexington playmakers and the Minutemen should be a very fun team to watch play this season.
Biggest Team Weakness – The Minutemen lose top receiving target Spencer Kendall to graduation but return the vast majority of players from last season’s 9-2 team. Opposing teams did put up points against the Lexington defense last season so they will need to try and keep things in check and let their offense do what they do best. Lexington’s first game of the year against tenth ranked Brockton will be a very early test as to how good this team can be in 2017.
Overall 2017 Outlook and Season Prediction: Lexington will score a lot of points against the vast majority of teams they play this season. The big question is can they play with the truly upper tier teams as when they played St. John’s Prep last season they lost by a lopsided score of 55-19. If they can beat Brockton early on the rest of the Lexington schedule is winnable with key games against Reading High School and Winchester High School. Quarterback Sal Frelick will move on to play baseball at Boston College after his senior season at Lexington but before he does he should help lead one of the top offenses in the state and this Minutemen team could be a real threat come playoff time.