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Football – Varsity

In order to be successful the knights will fall back on their core principles: Accountability: We will be accountable to our school, our community, and most importantly to each other. Tough: Knight football players will be mentally and physically tough. Hardworking: We will always work hard, there is absolutely no substitute for putting in the work!


  • 5x NEPSAC Super Bowl Champions
  • All ISL Honors: Bo MacCormack ’25, Brett Elliot ’24, Brian Brennan ’24, Isaiah Kacyvenski ’23, Leo Sarzana ’23
  • 3x ISL Champions
  • ISL Honorable Mentions: Isaiah Ohuabunwa ’23, Jake Berglund ’23, Henry Machnik ’24
  • Over 100 students in college programs
  • Schedule
  • Results
  • Coaches
Date Opponent Time Location Type Status
9/22/23 vs. Milton Academy 7:00 pm Home Regular Scheduled
9/30/23 @ Thayer Academy 12:00 pm Away Regular Scheduled
10/7/23 @ Governor’s Academy 5:00 pm Away Regular Scheduled
10/14/23 vs. Williston Northampton School 4:30 pm Home Regular Scheduled
10/21/23 vs. Noble & Greenough School 12:00 pm Home Regular Scheduled
10/28/23 @ Belmont Hill School 2:00 pm Away Regular Scheduled
11/3/23 vs. St. Sebastian’s School 2:00 pm Home Regular Scheduled
11/11/23 @ Lawrence Academy 12:00 pm Away Regular Scheduled
Date Opponent Location Result Score
9/2/23 @ Waltham High School Waltham High School
9/9/23 vs. Phillips Exeter Academy Home
9/15/23 @ Choate Rosemary Hall Choate Rosemary Hall

Mike Willey

Science Teacher

Terry Cox

Science Faculty

Tim Fledderjohn


Alan Paquette


Eric Olson

Davidson Barthelmy


Howie Rocke


Bill Samko


PJ Bandini


Program Overview

BB&N’s football program has been one of the most successful football programs in New England in recent years. Since 2007, the Knights have gone to 8 and won 5 NEPSAC Super Bowl Championships and 3 ISL Championship in 2009, 2016. and 2018. Over that time, the Knights have sent over 100 players on to college programs, ranging from D1 to D3. Colleges such as Stanford, Boston College, Wake Forest, Columbia, Duke, Northwestern, Yale, Cornell, Princeton, Penn, Brown, Harvard, Amherst, Williams, Middlebury, Tufts and Bentley have welcomed former Knights to their programs. The combination of an outstanding education and high level athletics has made BB&N one of the top IVY, NESCAC, and High Academic D1 FBS feeder schools in the country.   

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If you are a student-athlete who has interest in attending BB&N and playing football, please feel free to contact Head Football Coach, Mike Willey, at

2022 Season Recap

The 2022 football season is one to be remembered. Our Varsity Program posted a winning record, the 18th straight without a losing record. The Knights competed in the very tough group of 7 within the ISL in which they posted a 4-2 record. The Knights also squared off against out of league NEPSAC opponents. The Knights were led by the seniors: Jay, Isaiah, Jake, Ronan, Tommy, Finlay, Leo, Jake, Tyler, Isaiah and Christian. Highlights included beating a strong Nobles team where Tommy really stepped up, shutting out a Belmont Hill team on our new turf. Then facing St. Sebs and LA, both of which were sitting at the top of the league. The Knights beat Sebs by a point in a wild game on a Friday afternoon where the special teams really stepped up. Then running over the top ranked LA team where the passion for knights football was on full display. This resume was strong enough to qualify them for a Bowl game, the 9th in the last 17 years and 5th in the last 6 seasons. This group gave it everything they had and should be proud of their efforts, they are knights for life!

2021 Season Recap

The 2021 Football season was a very successful one. Our Varsity Program posted a 7-1 record, the 17th straight without a losing record while competing in the very tough group of 6 within the ISL. This is good enough for 2nd place. These Knights had plenty of success highlighted by a huge win over Governors in our opener, a decisive win over rival Belmont Hill on our home turf and a come from behind win over St. Sebs under their lights! But I thought the real highlight was at practice the Monday after Milton when our team, led by our seniors reacted so strongly in the face of adversity. Those seniors really displayed our core values of Accountability, Hard work and certainly mental and physical toughness. How they reacted propelled us to a dominating win over a 6-1 at the time LA team and earned us a Bowl game, our 8th in the last 16 years. We are proud of this group and they have certainly left their mark. Our seniors will graduate but never stop being a part of the BB&N Football Family! We are so proud of this group and know they will go on to great things in the future!

2019 recap:

The 2019 Football season was a very successful one. Earning a record of 6-3 in the very competitive ISL group of 6 is solid, and good enough for 3rd place in the ISL. This marks the 16th straight season without a losing record. Including a nice season ending win over Avalon (Maryland).  More important than the wins and losses, this team grew. They played their very best football in the last game and demonstrated our core values throughout that game and the events leading up to the game. They showed great mental and physical toughness, they held each other accountable, and they certainly worked hard. I am proud of this group and they have certainly left their mark. Our seniors will graduate but never stop being a part of the BB&N Football Family! We Wish them the very best. 

2018 Recap

2018 was a historic year for the Knights football team, for the third time in history, and the second time in three years, the Knights have won both the ISL championship and the New England Championship. The Knights finished with an impressive 8-1 record which was capped off with and definitive 21-0 shutout win in the class A Kevin Driscoll Bowl against a very strong Avon Old Farms team. The knights have been to back to back to back New England championship games, the 7th in the last 14 years This year also marked the 15th straight season without a losing record, no easy task in the ISL group of 7. More important than the win loss records and the championships, this group of young men lived by our core principles. Accountable, Hard-Working, and Mentally and Physically Tough is what defined this group of young men. Led by the group of 12 seniors these student athletes are prepared for life well beyond the playing fields and our community is nothing but proud of them. The seniors will once again matriculate to some of the very best colleges and universities in the world and many will continue to play the game they love.

Video: Symonds signs with Stanford

The Knightly News 2022:

Bo and Kaz earn stars of the week

BBN turns it around

Leo Sarzana Herald star of the week

Jack Kelley leads BB&N to victory over Nobles

BB&N hold of Nobles to Victory

Tommy Berentes Star of the Week

Bo Maccormack earns star of the week

Bo Maccormack star of the week

Bo leads BB&N Win over Thayer

Maccormack, BB&N run over Thayer

BB&N senior Ronan Hanafin catching on

The Knightly News 2021:

4 knights earn Herald All Scholastics

Martin and Ciaffoni are honored with all state “Super 26” selection

Herald piece on Martin

Martin earns globe all- scholastic

Bo Maccormack earns star of the week status for 3rd time

Tom Porell wins star of the week

BB&N Special Teams Fuel Rout of Nobles

Freshman RB lifts BB&N past Governor’s Academy

BBN lifts powerful performance over Governors

Bo Maccormack star of the week

The Knightly News 2019:

Michael Diplacido Earns Star of the Week!

The Knightly News 2018:

Zack McLeod and Inspirational Knight


Herald Player of the Week

BB&N Takes Down Milton

Globe Player of the Week

Zachary Cyr helps Buckingham Browne and Nichols ground out Belmont Hill

Buckingham Browne & Nichols grinds out win over Belmont Hill

Stars of the Week

BB&N Rolls Over LA

BB&N Runs Wild Against LA

Star of week, Zack Cyr

Big Time Colleges look to ISL for Football Talent

How the Eastern Mass. Prep Football teams stack up for 2018

ISL Players to Watch

ISL Preview

8 Named To The Preseason All ISL First Team

Michigan Offers BB&N 8th Grade Football Player

Zinter Piles up Offers