Deerfield’s Cole Geer commits to Virginia

December 4, 2023

Deerfield Academy quarterback Cole Geer announced last night that he is committing to the University of Virginia. Geer made the announcement on his social media pages. Geer held offers from UConn, Boston College, UMass and Virginia Tech but he ultimately chose Virginia because of his relationship with Cavaliers coach Tony Elliott and quarterbacks coach Taylor Lamb. I spoke with Geer this morning and asked why he ultimately chose to commit…


Cheshire Academy 28, Deerfield Academy 22 – Cats claw to big road win

October 6, 2023

By Owen Hart NEFJ Correspondent DEERFIELD MA – Cheshire Academy fought off a late comeback from Deerfield and was able to secure a 28-22 win on the road Friday night. Hanging on to a one score lead, Cheshire was set to receive a kickoff and look to put the game away. However, on the kick things bounced Deerfields way, literally and figuratively. A ball that looked destined for the endzone and……


Recruiting Roundup: Deerfield Academy

May 30, 2023

It was a bit of an off year for Deerfield Academy in 2022. The Big Green went 3-6 and found themselves in a lot of shootouts. But there are plenty of reasons for optimism, as Barbato has established a winning culture. The Big Green won NEPSAC bowls in both 2019 and 2021 (there was no 2020 NEPSAC season due to Covid). “The kids have bought in,” Barbato said over a…


Recruiting Round-Up: Deerfield Academy

May 22, 2022

For a while, athletically, Deerfield Academy was known mostly as an elite boys lacrosse school. Football-wise, it was known as a competitive, but not dominant, program. That is starting to change. Under the guidance of coach Brian Barbato, Deerfield has grown into a gridiron power in the ever-competitive NEPSAC Class A division. In 2019, Deerfield beat a previously-unbeaten Milton Academy team in a NEPSAC bowl. Then, in the next NEPSAC…