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Overview

 

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 won four NEPSAC Super Bowl Championships and 2 ISL Championship in 2009 and 2016. Over that time, the Knights have sent over 65 players on to college programs, ranging from D1 to D3. Colleges such as Boston College, Wake Forest, Columbia, Duke, Northwestern, Yale, Cornell, 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 is one of the top IVY football feeder schools in the country.

 

2017 Season Preview

The standard is the standard and our core principles are our core principles. The 2017 Knights will strive to adhere to our 3 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!

This Senior group is both talented and experienced. That talent and experience starts with our captains. Captain Jay Symonds could not be more experienced, he has started since he was in 8th grade and is one of the most sought after FB/TE in the country already receiving multiple D1 Scholarship offers. Desi O’Mahony will anchor our 2017 knight defense from his Middle line backing spot, where he has started for 4 years. Fellow Captain Michael Bulman will bridge the gap from linebackers to secondary at his strong safety spot. The Offense will depend on 3 year starter and captain Kyle Peck who will line up at center and by his side will be also 3 year starter Brad Basham. Senior Running back Devin Marrocco will benefit most directly from Peck and Bashman leading the offensive line. Colin Lamphire is an anchor on the Dline and was an All-League player last year easily our most consistent player on the team. Brett McAllister with join Colin on the Dline and Peter Silva looks to have a break out year for the Knights at TE and Linebacker.

The Junior class has some really good depth. Tommy Maloney will return to start at his linebacking spot and looks to jump to an elite level. Anthony LaMonica returns to start for his third year at corner and is a seasoned veteran. Justin Albee also returns to start on defense and bolster the TE and Line positions. The offense will depend on many juniors starting with newcomer, junior QB Ryan Eamer. Eamer will be looking for seasoned receivers TJ Maley, Andy Elkins and Devonte Nurse. Dynamic newcomer Zack Cyr will certainly help the run game and the return game. Danny Matos and Ishaaq Ayyub have been very impressive in the preseason along the lines. Max Lichtenberger, and Adain Klein are making noise in preseason and will push for varsity time. New Comer Chris Chen is competing to handle the kicking duties.

Super Sophomore Sammy Malignaggi will be patrolling the knights secondary for the 3rd year in a row. Andrew Nee looks to start on the offensive line. Cam Impemba, Nick Johnson, Matt Bulman, and Eric Foster are all battling for starting jobs on the varsity and on special teams.

The future of BB&N Football certainly looks bright with a trio of varsity ready freshman: Jaden Young, Nathan Roach, and Russell Campbell along with arguably the best 8th grader in the state Tyler Martin all in the program ready to make a big impact!

Once again, the Knights will play the toughest schedule in the ISL, this is right where they want to be. The 2017 Knights understand that “IT TAKES WHAT IT TAKES” to climb the mountain and are excited to start that climb!

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 mwilley@bbns.org.

2016 Recap

The 2016 Knights football team completed their 2016 campaign as ISL Champions and capped the season with a win in the Ken O’Keefe Class A bowl game, finishing up with a final record of 7-2. This year marked the 13 straight season without a losing record and was the 4th bowl victory in the last 10 years. The lion share of the credit for this year’s accomplishments are because of the strength of the senior class. The senior class really did live by the 3 core principles of the Knights football program: Accountability, Mental and Physical Toughness and the Will to Work Hard. There was standout performance after standout performance and personal accolade after personal accolade but the adherence to the 3 core principles made the difference. This group of seniors will matriculate on to some of the greatest colleges and universities in the world and will be certainly missed but forever part of the BB&N community. The 2017 Knights Football team has a high bar to live up to but with a talented group returning, I know they will be up to the challenge!

 

The Knightly News 2017:

Symonds signs with Stanford

Marrocco earns 3rd star of the week honors

QB Ryan Eamer Collects another Star of the Week Honor

BB&N Running back Devin Marrocco wins star of week honors again

QB RYAN EAMER EARNS STAR OF WEEK

BB&N Holds Off Milton

BB&N Runs Past Milton

Devin Marrocco Player of the Week

BB&N Beats Belmont Hill

BB&N Gets Piercing Win

BB&N O-Line Wins Star of the Week

 

The Knightly News 2016:

Knights Sign National Letters of Intent

Knights finish the season ranked #6 in the country!

BB&N bowls many strikes en route to NEPSAC victory

Jeff Costello and Graeme Davis stars of the week

Jeff Costello sparks BB&N win over Suffield

Jeff Costello Boston Globe Player of the Week

Marrocco Named Star of the Week

BB&N Ranked Best Team in ISL

Graeme Davis earns player of the week!

BB&N Ranked #9 in Prep Football

Jeff Costello '17 named Boston Globe player of the week!

Sweet 16: ISL-6 loaded with heavy hitters

Will Hurley named Boston Globe player of the week!

BB&N Routs Tabor in Football Opener

ISL football is better than ever

With heavy heart for late mother, BB&N's Will Hurley ready for inspired senior season

Top 10 Preseason Football Stories

Prep Schools: Preseason ISL poll, all-league team

Team Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Type Status
vs.
Dexter Southfield School
Dexter Southfield School Away
vs.
Worcester Academy
Worcester Academy Away Scrimmage
vs.
Phillips Academy, Andover
Phillips Academy, Andover Away Scrimmage
vs.
Location: TBA, Lawrence Academy
Home
vs.
Belmont Hill School
BB&N Home
vs.
St. Sebastian's School
St. Sebastian's School Away
vs.
Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy Away
vs.
Milton Academy
Milton Academy Away
vs.
Thayer Academy
BB&N Home
vs.
Governor's Academy
Governor's Academy Away
vs.
Brooks School
Brooks School Home

Coach Info

  • Head Coach

    Head Coach (@Coach_Willey_FB): Mike Willey is a 2002 Tufts University graduate who has been coaching at BB&N since 2008. Willey started his coaching career in 2002 at his alma mater, Dover-Sherborn Regional High School. Willey served in multiple different roles while at DS including Oline, Dline and Special Teams coordinator. Willey coached Oline/Dline and the special teams during the ’04 historic 9-2 season in which D-S won more games than any other team in their school history. In 2008 Willey joined the BB&N staff and coached Oline for the undefeated ISL/New England Championship Knights. Willey held various different roles while on the Knights staff including Oline, Linebackers, Run Game Coordinator, Defensive Coordinator, and Associate Head Coach before being promoted to Head Coach following the 2013 season. Overall record during Willey’s record as an assistant is 39-10 including 2 New England Championships and an ISL title. As a Head Coach Willey has posted a 16-8 record and added the Second ISL Title (2016) in school history. Willey’s 2016 team also won the Class A Ken O’Keefe Bowl notching the 4th Bowl Victory in the past 10 years. The common thread during Willey’s coaching career is the development of players and readying them for college programs. Players that Willey has coached have gone on to many different programs including but not limited to Bowling Green, Harvard, Wake Forest, Northwestern, Penn, Colombia and all of the NESCAC schools. Urban Meyer, while at Florida, commented that one of Willey’s players had “the best technic in the country.” Willey has also been a member of the BB&N faculty beginning in 2012, teaching Physics and Engineering. Willey’s coaching style is fast paced, enthusiastic and fun that prides itself in adhering to the three core principles of the knights football program: Accountability, Mental and Physical Toughness, and the Will to Work Hard.

    Playing Career: Willey was a four year starter on the offensive line while at Tufts and captain the 2001 6-2 team that set the overall individual rushing record. Willey’s overall record at Tufts was 19-13 and college career was capped by being elected captain of Team USA(Division 3 all-star team) that won the 2001 Aztec Bowl against the Mexican National Team. Willey also played professionally in the arena league following his college career.

    Information: BB&N is always looking for qualified student athletes. If you are a dedicated student athlete who wants a high level of academics along with a high level of athletics please contact coach Willey ASAP either by email (mwilley@bbns.org ) or by phone (508-740-4505). Applications for enrollment are due every year in January so it is never too early to start the process of applying to BB&N.

     

  • Assistant Coach

    Dave Bunton is the Defensive Coordinator for the BB&N Varsity Football team and has been with the team since 2008. Prior to coaching at BB&N, Coach Bunton was the Head Coach at Harbor High School, Watsonville High School, and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School. 

    Coach Bunton received his Bachelor Degree and Master Degree from Springfield College, where he was a Defensive Back during his undergraduate years and a graduate Assistant Coach after completing his Bachelors.

  • Assistant Coach

    Coach Paquette is entering his Sixth season as an Assistant Football Coach at BB&N. He is current duties include coaching Defensive Ends, Tight Ends, Punters, Holders and Kickers. 

    Paquette coached college football for 18 years. 

    University of Maine 1981-1982   Running Backs

    State University of New York at Albany 1983   Tight Ends/Receivers

    Edinboro University 1984   Outside Linebackers

    Colby College 1985   Tight Ends/Receivers

    William Paterson College 1986-1988   Defensive Coordinator

    Boston College 1989-1996   Defensive Backs (1989-1990), Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator (1991-1996)

    Harvard University 1997   Linebackers

    Northeastern University 2004   Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coordinator

    Coach Paquette Graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Business Administration. He later earned a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Boston College.

  • Assistant Coach

    Jake Nagy is the running backs coach for the Knights.  In his second year with BB&N, Jake is also an upper school chemistry teacher and junior varsity baseball coach.  Prior to BB&N, he coached in similar roles and taught at the Hun School of Princeton, NJ.  Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Jake played football and baseball through high school in the Belle Vernon Area SD. Jake received his bachelor's degree from Washington & Jefferson College and his master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Assistant Coach

    Eric Bertino ’11 is a former standout BB&N Quarterback the led the Knight to a NE Championship. He rejoins the coaching staff this year to coach the quarterbacks for the Knights. This will be his second season coaching at BB&N.  Coach Bertino graduated from Middlebury College in 2015, where he played quarterback. 

  • Assistant Coach

    2013 graduate of Columbia University in New York

    4 year starter for the Lions. Graduated 5th All-time in the Ivy League for All-Purpose Yards,

    10th All-Time Ivy League Passing Yards, 11th All-Time Ivy League Passing TDs and Completions.

    2-Time All-Ivy QB. 2010 1st Team All-Ivy

    3 year veteran of the Arena Football League.

     

  • Assistant Coach

    Tim Fledderjohn coaches the Offensive Line and serves as the Run Game Coordinator for the Knights. Coach Fledderjohn has coached with BB&N since 2013 after stints at Springfield College, Maine Maritime and Dover-Sherborn High School. Coach Fledderjohn played Tight End for Springfield College where he earned his Bachelor and Master's Degrees.  

  • Assistant Coach
    Howie Rock is the Special Teams Coordinator and Wide Receiver's Coach for the BB&N Varsity Football team and has been with the team since 2014. He is also an Assistant Coach for the BB&N 3rd's Basketball team and an Assistant Coach for Waltham High School's JV baseball team. Coach Rock received his Bachelor's Degree from Tufts University, where he played cornerback and also handled the kicking and punting duties.  Coach Rock obtained his law degree from Suffolk University.

Results

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Result Score
vs.
Dexter Southfield School
Dexter Southfield School Away
vs.
Location: TBA, Lawrence Academy
Home
vs.
Belmont Hill School
BB&N Home
vs.
St. Sebastian's School
St. Sebastian's School Away
vs.
Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy Away
vs.
Milton Academy
Milton Academy Away
vs.
Thayer Academy
BB&N Home
vs.
Governor's Academy
Governor's Academy Away
vs.
Brooks School
Brooks School Home