Weekend wrap-up (11/14/16)….

Here is a look back at this weekend’s results and a list of the ITHMA players of the week.

The Division 1 Super Bowl is set with two of the top teams in the state headed for a rematch as Xaverian will face off against Everett. Everett is coming off a big 62-33 win over Andover as their jack of all trades Mike Sainristil scored touchdowns as a receiver, as a kick returner and on a pick six as a defensive back. Xaverian beat Everett 17-14 earlier this year but this Everett team is peaking at the right time and if Everett QB Jordan McAfee can pass against the Xaverian defense this game could go either way.

In Division 1A King Phillip survived by a score of 33-28 against a tough Bridgewater-Raynham squad that played one of the most difficult schedules in the state this year. The Warriors now face Reading coming off a 21-7 win over Lincoln-Sudbury and are led by senior QB Corey DiLoreto.

In Division 2 Harvard bound WR Ryan Reagan returned from injury for Duxbury and caught two touchdowns to lead the Dragons to a 26-19 victory over North Attleboro. They will now face a tough defensive challenge in a Beverly team that limited Tewksbury to eight points and Billerica to eighteen points.  The winner of this game will face off against either Shrewsbury or Westfield who meet in the central versus west match-up.

Marblehead continued their dominance in a 28-7 win over North Reading and now wait for the winner of high flying Falmouth coming off a big win over Milton versus central Mass Marlboro.

In Division 3 Hanover routed Holliston 40-7 and now play Triton who beat Watertown while Grafton will play the Taconic Braves.

St. Mary’s beat Stoneham in Division 3A North while East Bridgewater beat Norwell 22-20 in an overtime thriller. In the central division Nipmuc beat Uxbridge so they will now face East Bridgewater with the winner headed for a showdown against St. Mary’s.

Brighton rolled in Division 4 action by hammering Mystic Valley 52-28 and now face high scoring Mashpee who dispatched of Seekonk by a score of 36-0. In central West Boylston beat Littleton 44-36 and now face Wahconah who survived over Palmer 20-14.

In Division 4A Latin Academy beat O’Bryant by a score of 30-12 while Millis beat St. John Paul II 28-16. In the central Maynard beat St. Bernard’s 6-0 and in the west Turners Falls beat My. Greylock 26-24.

ITHMA Players of the week:

Everett’s Mike Sainristil went off for three touchdowns in their rout over Andover. Only a sophomore, Sainristil shows great promise with his elite speed and playmaking ability.

Catholic Memorial’s Jack McGowan had twenty five tackles as the Knights beat a good Marshfield team 26-21.

King Phillip’s junior RB Shane Frommer had two touchdowns and 192 yards rushing in their big win over a very tough BR defense.

Duxbury senior WR Ryan Reagan caught two touchdown passes as he came back from injury with a strong performance. Look for the Harvard bound Reagan to continue to be a key player in the Duxbury offense as they march towards the Super Bowl.

Duxbury senior QB Bobby Maimaron threw for three touchdowns and ran for one as he continues to rewrite the state record books.

West Boylston’s senior RB / MLB Cole McCubrey scored four touchdowns while rushing for 307 yards on 41 carries. The U Mass bound McCubrey carried his team to the overtime victory against Littleton.

Penn State commit Pat Freiermuth did it all for Brooks in their 26-0 victory over Lawrence Academy. Freiermuth dominated on defense while rushing for 70 yards and catching four passes for 86 yards.



Top Mass HS Hockey Recruits – First Five….

It is very difficult to know when kids playing high school hockey will arrive on a college campus as many choose the Canadian major junior route or play additional years in the USHL. So here is a list of five student athletes that are currently playing high school hockey in Massachusetts at a very high level.

  1. Patrick Moynihan – Millis, MA – Nobles – F – Already committed to play for Jerry York at Boston College, Moynihan is 5’10” and 165 pounds with blazing speed and good hands. A terrific playmaker that can pass and play a physical brand of hockey when required.
  2. Sean Farrell – Hopkinton, MA – St. Mark’s School – F – Already committed to Harvard, Farrell is a bit undersized at 5’8″ and 160 pounds but is a very fast skater who can pass and cycle the puck very well.
  3. Jayden Struble – Cumberland, RI – Nobles – D – At 5’11” and 175 pounds Struble is an athletic and elite skating defenseman who moves the puck well. Also played baseball and went to the Little League World Series.
  4. Braden Doyle – Lynnfield, MA – Lawrence Academy – D – Already committed to Boston University, Doyle is an offensive minded defenseman who is a very good skater, has good vision and a hard shot.
  5. Joe Sharib – Natick, MA – Natick HS / Cushing – G – A bit on the small size for a goalie he stands 5’11” and 175 pounds. Despite his size he moves very well using his quick reflexes and squared up positioning to make saves.

Division Final Locks of the Week (11/11/16)…

Let’s take a look at some of this weekend’s top match-ups…

Everett will put an end to Andover’s Cinderella run as they can score in bunches and also have a very tough defense that in their last three games has allowed an average of eight points per game. Give credit to QB EJ Perry getting Andover this far and especially their big upset over St. John’s Prep last weekend.

Xaverian over BC High which will set up an epic rematch between the Hawks and Everett (Xaverian beat Everett 17-14 back in early September) in the Division 1 Super Bowl.

King Philip over Bridgewater-Raynham in another defensive struggle where KP manages to score enough points at home to secure the win.

Duxbury over North Attleboro as Duxbury QB Bobby Maimaron outscores North Attleboro QB Chad Peterson in an offensive shootout.

Falmouth over Westwood. It will be a closer game than the one in September when the Clippers beat Westwood 34-8 but the Falmouth offense will be too much once again.

Hanover stays perfect with a big win over Holliston in another game that could be a high scoring affair.

Billerica over Beverly. Beverly took care of Tewksbury who were the only team that figured out Billerica this season. The Indians are a team that beat Andover and Everett earlier this season but they have not played their best football down the stretch. This should be a low scoring game with Billerica managing enough points to pull out the win.

Brighton over Mystic Valley as the Bengals offense is way too much to handle.

Marblehead over North Reading as the Magicians have quietly dominated in EVERY game they have played this season. Marblehead remains perfect on the season with another big win.

5 More 2017 Prospects (11/11/16)…

  1. TJ Rothmann- Boston College HS – MLB/FB – At 6’3” and 215 pounds, Rothmann is a big and athletic middle linebacker that diagnoses plays well and uses his speed to impact the opponent’s run game. On offense Rothmann is used as a FB often getting goal line carries and is a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield. Rothmann should get some interest after the season or prep for another year of development.  
  2. Devin DeMeritt- Duxbury HS – RB/WR- DeMeritt is an interesting case. He missed his junior season and now in his senior campaign is clearly one of the top offensive weapons in the state. DeMeritt runs well but he really excels in the receiving game where he has been huge considering the impact of Duxbury having lost Harvard commit WR Ryan Reagan to an injury. With a 40 time in the mid 4.5 range and a 6’1” frame, DeMeritt’s production should be something that draws interest from local colleges.
  3. Jack Barrett – Holliston HS – ATH – Barrett has been a constant presence in the Holliston offense for a while and has led his team to many wins along the way. Barrett has mostly played QB at Holliston but will have to translate to another position at the next level. At 6’3” and 200 pounds, an athletic Barrett could translate to either receiver or linebacker.
  4. Shawn Noel Jr.-Bridgewater-Raynham HS – RB / CB / ATH – Noel Jr. has been a work horse for BR’s offense this year and can be electric with the ball in his hands. At 5’9″ and 175 pounds Noel Jr. will likely not play RB but could move to a slot reciever or defensive back.
  5. Freddy Okito – Milton Academy – WR / CB / ATH – Okito is a bit small at 5’9″ and 170 pounds but he is a fast wide receiver that makes his presence felt. Okito is a player that is very good in space and has a solid set of hands to make catches and with 4.5 speed could find a place at a local college.

ITHMA Power Rankings 11/11/16…

  1. Xaverian (8-1) – A scare versus 4th seeded Catholic Memorial was more than enough to send a message to the boys in Westwood. Xaverian had to rally late with a quick scoring run game and a solid defense. Two things became apparent in the 1 verus 4 matchup: Xaverian’s defense has trouble versus the pass and on offense they are far better off running the ball. BC High is a re-match of a game where the Xaverian offensive line dominated so look for RB Piccinin to once again get his share of carries. Next Up:BC High at home Friday at 5:00PM.
  2. Duxbury (9-0) – Stoughton lived up to its billing as a team that could hang around and gave the Dragons a scare but in the end Bobby Maimaron proved to be too much. Five touchdowns for Maimaron saved their perfect season and they now face a red hot and high scoring North Attleboro offense. This game will be one with little defense being played and big numbers on the scoreboard. Next Up: North Attleboro at home Friday at 7:00PM
  3. Everett (7-2)-A new week and the same result for the Tide in a blow out win that was over before the half. QB McAfee has been getting the ball out fast to talented recievers who have broken off long touchdowns which has led to these blow out wins. With Andover standing between them and a Super Bowl date, the first quarter will be crucial to see if the Everett offense can keep up their fast starts and pull away. Next Up: Andover at home Saturday at 2:00PM
  4. King Phillip (9-0)- Junior running back Shane Frommer was a work horse with over 20 carries and over 100 rushing yards as the Warriors squeaked past Marshfield. KP will now face a tough BR defense in what should be a close low scoring game .Next Up: Bridgewater-Raynham at home Friday at 7:00pm.
  5. Boston College High School (6-2)- The Eagles ran all over Brockton for the second time this year and now face Xaverian again. Last time the BC High run game was shut down by Xaverian’s defensive line. Danny Abraham might be the most talented BCH offensive player but this will come down to QB Connor Cady. CM proved that in order to beat Xaverian you have to throw against them and if Cady has a good day passing BCH could try and steal a win. Next Up: At Xaverian Friday at 5:00PM.
  6. Bridgewater-Raynham(6-3)-A stout defensive game led to BR beating Wellesley 9-0 and we could be in for another slugfest versus KP. This will be a quick one with two running teams that rely on defense to win games. Shawn Noel Jr. is a difference maker and will have to play well for BR to advance. Next Up: At King Phillip Friday at 7:00PM.
  7. Saint John’s Prep-(6-3)- A not fully healthy QB Yarin and WR Rockett led to a defeat at the hands of EJ Perry and Andover. SJP is a solid team who can compete with anyone when healthy but EJ Perry and his recievers took advantage of a hampered SJP team and came away with the upset win. Next Up: Saturday Home versus Lexington at 2:00PM.
  8. Falmouth(9-0): The Clippers are for real as they beat a solid Milton team and scored 50 plus points in the process. With QB Nick Couhig at the helm of the Clipper ship the sky is the limit. Next Up: Home versus Westood Friday at 6:00PM
  9. Central Catholic(6-2)-Everett proved to be too much for Central Catholic. With junior Brett Edwards back next year, CCHS will be also be back. Next Up: At Acton-Boxoborough Friday at 7:00PM
  10. Marblehead (9-0)-The Magicians took care of business beating Gloucster 41-26. RB  Jaason Lopez and the Magican’s offense look to continue their high scoring versus a similar high octane North Reading offense. This will be one of the most entertaning games of the weekend. Next Up: North Reading at home Friday night at 7:00PM.
  11. Billerica(8-1)- Billerica now appears in the driver’s seat in Division 2 North as their only defeat came against a Tewksbury team that was eliminated by Beverly. The road now runs through Billerica and a trip to Gillette is within reach. Next Up: Beverly at home Friday at 7:00PM.
  12. Hanover(8-0)-The Indians took care of business versus an overwhelmed Ashland team and now face red hot Holliston. This game will be won in the trenches and will feature two of the state’s best linemen. Next Up: Holliston at home Friday at 7:00PM.
  13. Holliston-(8-1)-Holliston destroyed Dighton-Rehoboth after a dismantaling of Middleboro in the first round. The Panther offense is clicking on all cylinders and could be the favorite versus undefeated Hanover. Next up: At Hanover Friday at 7:00PM
  14. North Attleboro(8-1)-North Attelboro is in the same category as Holliston being red hot and having not lost in months. Duxbury versus NA will be an interesting game and a high scoring affair. First team to 40 points probably wins. Next Up: At Duxbury Friday at 7:00PM.
  15. Dartmouth (8-1) -The Indians took their first loss of the season to a red hot NA team in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year. It was a good story and they almost faced Duxbury in a battle of unbeaten in the divisional finals. Next up: At Stoughton Friday night at 7:00 PM.
  16. Lexington(8-1)- Took care of Lowell in a high scoring affair and now face SJP. This will act as Lexington’s Super Bowl to see if they can compete with one of the state’s elite teams. Next Up: at Saint John’s Prep Saturday at 2:00Pm
  17. Tewksbury (8-1)- Tewksbury finally beat Billerica in the regualr season and may have been looking ahead before facing Beverly. In a defensive struggle, Beverly came out on top and ended Tewksbury’s quest for a perfect season.Next Up: At Masconomet Friday at 7:00PM.
  18. Andover(5-4)-EJ Perry. Is there anything more to say. Next Up: At Everett Saturday at 2:00PM.
  19. Marshfield(7-2)-The Rams showed they can be in any type of game including a defensive battle verus KP. Although the Rams did not come out on top they competed well versus one of the best teams in the state. Next Up: At Catholic Memorial Friday at 7:00PM.
  20. Catholic Memorial(5-3)-CM gave Xaverian all they could handle and forced the Hawks to come from behind which is a place they have not been in  very often. Jack McGowan proved to be one of the state’s best players with his performance. Next Up: Home versus Marshfield Friday at 7:00PM.
  21. Haverhill(6-2)-The Hillies rebounded well from an Everett loss and beat Acton-Boxbourough. They now face an always tough Peabody team before their Thanksgiving match-up.  Next Up: at Peabody Friday at 7:00PM.
  22. Wellesley (8-1)-The Raider defense proved to be legit holding BR to one contested touchdown. They now face a Brockton team in a battle of teams that are almsot carbon copys of one another. Next Up: At Brockton Friday at 7:00PM.
  23. Grafton (9-0)- Another week, another win for Grafton behind a dominant run game and a strong defense. Grafton now faces St. Peter Marian with two games between themselves and Gillette. Next up: Saturday 6:00PM versus St. Peter Marian in Leominster.
  24. Brockton (5-4)-The Boxer were quite litterally run out of the stadium by Connor Cady and the BCH running attack. Brockton will now have the oppurtunity to play Wellsley in their last game before Thanksgiving. Next up: Home Versus Wellesley Friday at 7:00PM
  25. Beverly (7-2)- After beating previosly undefeated Tewksbury, the Panthers ride a four game win streak into their game versus Billerica. The Beverly defense has suddenly found its groove in the past two games and will need it once again versus a talented Billerica team. Next Up: At Billerica Friday at 7:00PM.

Top 2018 Recruit Database – Another 5 (11/9/16)…

We look at another five top local high school football prospects from the class of 2018. This list is not necessarily in order as we will rank the prospects in the future.

  1. Bryce Shaw – Bridgewater-Raynham – MLB/FB – Shaw stands 6’1″ and 205 pounds and leads the Trojans into the D1A South finals after playing a brutal regular season schedule against some of the top teams in the state. Shaw is productive playing in a three back run system but really excels on the defensive side of the ball as a stay at home linebacker that fills gaps and makes plays. He often uses his quick first step to stuff the run or pressure the quarterback. Has had interest from Duke and Navy with more schools likely interested after a solid all-around junior season.                                                                                      http://www.hudl.com/video/3/6374146/580d40cd11fa7f32f85756bb
  2. Alec Beesmer – Kingston HS (NY) / Milton Academy – A 6’2″ and 185 pound pro style quarterback he started as a sophomore at Milton Academy. A pocket passer that has benefitted this season from the MA rushing attack led by Harvard bound RB Mike Silva. A patient quarterback who stands in the pocket, lets plays develop and executes passes well. Beesmer has received interest from U Mass, U Conn, Old Dominion, Rutgers and Syracuse.                                                                    http://www.hudl.com/video/3/6408727/57e9ae06bd75202108ad04de
  3. Trumayne Guy – Braintree HS – OL / DL – A physical presence who goes 6’6″ and 285 pounds he plays on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Wamps. Playing with Bryant bound Greg Wood it is likely that schools will notice Guy as he has received interest from Boston College and should receive interest from schools around the northeast.  http://www.hudl.com/video/3/3945818/57fb14ea11fa7f2ad8657c55            
  4. Hunter Ferreira – Mansfield HS – WR / FS – A big play wide receiver with good hands, Ferreira stands 6’2″ and 200 pounds. Played as a linebacker in his sophomore season before switching to free safety this year to help keep him healthy as a receiver. He runs a 4.7 forty so he can outrun linebackers while being too big for cornerbacks. With two brothers who both played college football look for Ferreira to receive interest over the next year.                                                                           http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4315644/hunter-ferreira
  5.  Ryan Betro – Walpole HS / Lawrence Academy – DT / OL – A force on the defensive line Betro stands 6’4″ and 285 pounds. An aggressive and disruptive defensive lineman he has the speed to play inside or on the edge and can can also act as a pulling guard on the offensive line. He has been offered by Sacred Heart and has received interest from Boston College and will likely hear from other schools.



Weekend wrap-up (11/7/16)….

Here is a summary of the Massachusetts high school divisional playoffs and a listing of some of the ITHMA Players of the Week:

Led by QB Jordan McAfee and WR Anthony Norcia, Everett rolled over Central Catholic in D1 North and now face an upstart Andover team led by QB EJ Perry and WR Joe Rockwell. RB Devon Piccinin had five rushing touchdowns and the Xaverian line dominated against Catholic Memorial and now have a rematch against BC High with the winner going to the Division 1 Super Bowl.

In Division 1A South, King Phillip and Bridgewater-Raynham had strong defensive performances with KP holding high powered Marshfield to seven points while BR shut out Wellesley. In D1A North Lincoln Sudbury beat Peabody 12-0 and Reading beat Chelmsford 28-0 and will now play for a chance to go to Gillette for the D1A Super Bowl.

In Division 2 South, Duxbury rallied past Stoughton behind strong QB play from Bobby Maimaron and now face QB Chad Peterson, RB Bobby Mylod and a stingy North Attleboro defense. In Division 2 North Beverly upset Tewksbury 9-8 and Billerica beat Masconomet 23-14 to set up what should be a great defensive match-up.

In Division 2A South, unbeaten Falmouth ran all over Milton 53-19 and now face Westwood who beat Silver Lake 36-20. This should be a high scoring and fun game to watch. Division 2A saw undefeated Marblehead beat Gloucester 41-26 and now face North Reading who beat Danvers 35-14.

Division 3 South saw Hanover beat Ashland 28-14 and Holliston took down Dighton-Rehoboth 41-8 while in Division 3 North Watertown beat Newburyport 27-10 and will now face Triton who beat Bishop Fenwick 42-34.

In Division 3A South East Bridgewater beat Wareham 42-12 and Norwell beat Archbishop Williams 8-6 while in Division 3A North seventh seeded Stoneham upset Ipswich 46-14 and St. Mary’s beat Lynnfield 44-24.

In Division 4 South, Seekonk beat previously unbeaten Nantucket in overtime 19-13 and now face Mashpee who beat Diman 44-8. In Division 4 North, Brighton rolled over Lowell Catholic 64-0 and now play Mystic Valley who prevailed over previously unbeaten Cathedral.

In Division 4A South, Millis beat Abington 29-8 and St. John Paul II beat Old Colony Regional 36-13. In Division 4A North Latin Academy beat New Mission 14-12 and O’Bryant beat Tech Boston 38-36.

Players of the week:

Everett WR Anthony Norcia had three touchdowns on four catches and executed an end of the half hook and ladder to teammate WR Jalil Martinez for a 58 yard touchdown in their big win over Central Catholic.

Mike LaFrange of Falmouth ran for five touchdowns and returned a fumble for another touchdown to help Falmouth remain unbeaten with a win over Milton.

QB EJ Perry of Andover threw for four touchdowns and 335 yards while running for 100 yards and a touchdown in their upset win over St. John’s Prep.

Senior RB Zach Levy of Bellingham ran for 546 yards and seven touchdowns in their win over Case. Levy now has almost 900 yards rushing in his past two games.

RBs Kevin and Erick Brown of Brighton combined for over three hundred and sixty yards rushing with six touchdowns to lead the Bengals over Lowell Catholic.

Subbing for Michigan bound AJ Dillon, Lawrence Academy RB Glenn Smith rushed for 308 yards and three scores as LA beat Belmont Hill 33-16.

RB Michael Silva of Milton Academy ran for 395 yards and five touchdowns as MA ran past Governors Academy 42-18.



Public vs. Private in D1 MIAA Football…

Andover and EJ Perry shocked the world with their win over St. John’s Prep (SJP was hamstrung by a few of their top players being injured) and now face a very solid Everett team. BC High goes to Xaverian again to face a D1 Line on both sides of the ball. Look for an Everett vs. Xaverian final which could be a very competitive game featuring a top public high school versus a top private high school in the D1 final.

Top 2017 Mass HS Basketball Recruits – First Five…

Five of this year’s top Massachusetts high school basketball recruits. This list is not necessarily in any order as we will do rankings at a later date.

  1. Jermaine Samuels – Rivers School – F / Wing – An explosive 6’6″ and 190 pound wingman who is committed to defending national champion Villanova. Effectively uses his size to make mid-range shots but can also shoot from outside and make three pointers. Also can penetrate from the wing to the basket for easy layups and dunks. A solid rebounder with long arms. Samuels also had interest from top national programs such as Duke, Georgetown, Indiana and Kansas as well as many others. Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright once again goes out of state and gets a top recruit to play for him.
  2. Wabissa Bede – Cushing Academy – PG – A 6’1″ and 185 pound point guard, Bede has already committed to Virginia Tech. Using a quick first step he drives to the basket well but can shoot from all over the floor and shoots off the dribble very effectively. Bede also had interest from BC, Texas A&M and Oklahoma as well as others.
  3. Azar Swain – Rivers School – PG/SG – A 6’1″ and 160 pound guard who has committed to play basketball at Yale. Swain uses a quick first step and his athletic speed to blow by defenders. Swain is a very talented athlete who can shoot and score from all over the court and was receiving interest for football and basketball before choosing to play basketball at Yale.
  4. Kellan Grady – Catholic Memorial / Northfield Mt. Herman – PG – A combo guard type who stands 6″4 and 160 pounds and is committed to Davidson. Grady can play the two guard as he can shoot the lights out and put up points in a hurry. Grady led Catholic Memorial to the 2015 MIAA state title before re-classing to 2017 and transferring to Northfield Mt. Herman. Also had offers from Creighton, Northwestern and St. Joseph’s.
  5. Jakigh Dottin – Cambridge Rindge & Latin – G – A 6’1″ guard Dottin was named ESPN Boston’s Mr. Basketball last year as a junior and led his team to the 2016 MIAA state title. A dynamic player he runs the Cambridge offense with the poise of a quarterback. He has picked up offers from Siena and Sacred Heart and has had some interest from Virginia Tech and Michigan State. After a very successful summer with AAU power BABC, Dottin now looks to lead Cambridge to another MIAA state title in his upcoming senior season.

Top 2017 Recruit Rankings – Another 5 (11/5/16)….

  1. Sharif Harris-Legree – Cardinal Hayes HS (NY) / Deerfield Academy – QB- Harris-Legree is lanky at 6’3″ and only 188 pounds but is a solid pocket passer that uses his feet well. Avoids pocket pressure well and an accurate passer that can put the ball on his receivers hands. Harris-Legree has an offer from Grambling University and has had interest from U Conn, Rutgers and Boston College.
  2. Brian Espanet – Millis HS – WR / CB – Espanet stands tall at 6’4″ and 185 pounds and is a solid WR that runs good routes and has good hands. Also playing on defense he is a good cornerback who uses his size and quickness to defend receivers. Committed to University of Maine and with the ability to add size to his frame he should be a very productive FCS receiver.
  3. Kevin Crabtree – Milton Academy – C / LS – Crabtree is good size for a center as he goes 6’3″ and 250 pounds and helps clear the way for the very productive MA running game. Also a very talented long snapper, Crabtree had picked up an offer from U Mass before committing to Villanova where he should contribute immediately on special teams.
  4. Dallas Hobbs – Cedar Rapids (IA) / Deerfield Academy – DE / TE – Standing 6’5″ and 240 pounds Hobbs is an athletic defensive end with both size and speed. Hobbs sets the edge well and can track down running backs or put pressure on the quarterback with excellent hand and arm technique. Hobbs has offers from Army, U Conn, Toledo, Dartmouth, Brown, Fordham, Holy Cross and Lafayette while also receiving interest from Columbia, Pitt and UNH.
  5. Griffin Burke – Barnstable HS / Cheshire Academy – DE / TE – Burke re-classed from the 2016 class at Barnstable HS and joined the 2017 class at Cheshire Academy. A good athlete who also plays baseball, Burke played QB at Barnstable but his size at 6’4″ and 245 pounds led to him playing very effectively at the defensive end position at Cheshire. Burke holds an offer from Princeton.