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!
|@ Waltham High School
|Waltham High School
|vs. Phillips Exeter Academy
|@ Choate Rosemary Hall
|Choate Rosemary Hall
|vs. Milton Academy
|@ Thayer Academy
|@ Governor’s Academy
|vs. Williston Northampton School
|vs. Noble & Greenough School
|@ Belmont Hill School
|Belmont Hill School
|vs. St. Sebastian’s School
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 9 and won 6 NEPSAC Bowl Championships (including 6 in the last 7 years) 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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2023 Season Preview
The Knights are fired up to attack their very challenging 2023 schedule. Once again the Knights will be tested every week competing against the very best in New England week in and week out. 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! 2023’s team will be led by the Seniors, as always with the Knights Football Program. The Defense will look to DOMINATE and will be led by 2 captains and linebackers Jack Kelley and Tyler Blum. It will be tough sledding with these two running sideline to sideline. The Dline is Deep and experienced and features 3 tough as nails seniors: >Kastriot Panariti (KP), Max Van Tassell, and Nic Matosic. In the secondary Kevin Winschel and Baron Langston look to step into starting roles. On offense, Captain Henry Machnik will direct the team from his QB position, a true duel threat. Captain Brian Brennan will anchor and lead the offensive line that will feature classmate Jimmy Marini. One of Henry’s favorite targets will certainly be Captain Brett Elliott. This versatile tight end will look to make big plays in the run and pass game! David Driscoll and Henry Rome look to become reliable receiving options from the wide receiver position.
The Junior Class is small in number but big on talent! All everything running back Bo MacCormack with certainly draw the attention of all opponents’ defenses. He will look to follow up his sensational sophomore year and has the added responsibility of being a Captain. Safety AJ Azuakolam looks to become one of the best around and Nate Bodden will return as a starter on the offensive line. Linebackers Carter Shaw and Alex Levitt look to break into the starting line up and lineman Phil Ellis will also push to get on the field consistently.
Returning starters and Sophomores, Sam Kelley and Vince Snoonian look to bring their play to the all-league level and will both be offensive weapons at the full back and wide receiver positions respectively. Snoonian will also handle the kicking and punting duties. Classmate Timmy Church will return as a starter on the Offensive line and has had a great offseason. Speaking of great offseasons, Ellis Barnes is looking to have a breakout season at DB. Newcomer Ethan Ortega looks to be a shutdown corner and tough dude Leo Albee will certainly contribute. New QB Damon Taylor can really throw the football and certainly has made noise in the offseason.
Freshman Liam Cunningham will return to start at center, a spot he locked down last year. Classmates Colin Hoffman, Dante Snoonian, Drini Panariti, and Andrew Knapp look varsity ready. Eighth Graders Owen Desalvo, Xzavier Chafin, and Colton Fischer will all be up with the Varsity.
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!
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 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.
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