High School Football: Thoughts on Week 6

October 11, 2017

Paul Funk and the DY Dolphins will have their hands full with Marshfield on Friday night.  With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, league titles are on the line as we approach round one of the playoffs. Here are my thoughts on week five and this upcoming weekend. 1. B.C High and St. John’s Prep will battle this weekend to determine the winner of the Catholic Conference. The…


High School Football: 5 Thoughts from Week 2

September 21, 2017

Al Fornaro got his first win as Xaverian head coach on Friday night.  By John Sarianides Week two of the high school featured some big early season games with long term ramifications. Here are some thoughts on the week that was. 1. The X Bounces Back: Xaverian bounced back in week 2 with a 32-7 win over Bridgewater-Raynham on Friday night. The Trojans were banged but even if they were…


High School Football: Five Thoughts on Week One

September 13, 2017

Danny Abraham once again ran all over Andover.  By John Sarianides 1.Everett steamrolling the X was not a surprise. The Tide return a terrific core of skill players from last year’s Super Bowl team. Barring injury, there is a good chance they will be playing at Gillette Stadium in December. 2. Bridgewater-Raynham was impressive in their 20-10 win over Duxbury. The Trojans are physical and they took it to one…


High School Football: 5 Players to Watch at Each Position in 2017

August 18, 2017

By John Sarianides The Massachusetts high school football season kicks off today with the first three conditioning practices.  Coaches around the state will be meeting with their teams for the first time as they open up the 2017 season. There are several high profile, highly recruited players returning this season in Massachusetts. Here are my top five at each position. Quarterback:  Sal Frelick, Lexington, SR: Frelick is one of the…


Summer Scouting Series: Jake Bobo, WR, 6-4 175, Belmont Hill

August 7, 2017

By John Sarianides Bobo has verbally committed to Duke. He is long, lean and has terrific athleticism for his size. Bobo can line up as a Z or X receiver in a formation and create a match up.  Bobo has also played free safety on defense. He is fluid in his movements and shows an ability to plant, drive and change direction with ease.  Hands: Bobo has strong hands. He…


Summer Scouting Series: Jay Symonds, TE 6-4 252 BB&N

August 3, 2017

By John Sarianides Pittsburgh commit Jay Symonds is one of the most naturally gifted high School tight end prospects I have ever evaluated. He has good size, plus hands, runs good routes and is a strong blocker.  Symonds has the athleticism and the size to be an in line tight end or split out and play in space.  BB&N coach Mike Willey and his staff have done a great job…


Summer Scouting Series: Pat Freiermuth, TE, 6-6 240, Brooks School

July 21, 2017

By John Sarianides Brooks School tight end Pat Freiermuth was a man among boys last season. Freiermuth hauled in 25 passes for 527 yards and 6 touchdowns. He dominated on both sides of the ball and looked every bit like the FBS talent that he is. Here is my scouting report on Pat Freiermuth. Hands: Freiermuth has plus hands. He attacks the ball in the air and shows good concentration….


Summer Scouting Series: Danny Abraham, 5-11 190, RB, B.C High

July 19, 2017

B.C High running back Danny Abraham burst on the scene last fall after rushing for 1,301 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. Abraham had offers pouring in after a dominant start to his junior year, including an offer from Boston College. After receiving several other offers including an offer from Army, Abraham settled on Harvard this past spring.  Here is what Harvard is getting in Abraham.  Inside Runner: Abraham…


Summer Scouting Series: Ryan Betro, OT 6-4 280, Lawrence Academy

July 5, 2017

By John Sarianides We are going to stay at Lawrence Academy in this edition of the Summer Scouting Series and take a look at offensive tackle Ryan Betro. Betro is from Walpole, Massachusetts and transferred to Lawrence Academy last year. He verbally committed to Boston College this past spring.  Here is my scouting report on Ryan Betro.  Initial Quickness: Betro has above average get off. He has long arms and…


Summer Scouting Series: Finn Dirstine, 6-5 325, OT Lawrence Academy

July 2, 2017

By John Sarianides We start our summer scouting series by taking a look at Lawrence Academy offensive lineman Finn Dirstine. Dirstine verbally committed to Boston College in May. Here is our scouting report on Finn Dirstine. Initial Quickness: Dirstine has good initial quickness. He gets off the ball quickly, engages defenders and gets movement. Dirstine has the vertical quickness necessary to get to the second level and seal flowing linebackers….