Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Marblehead will take on the Warriors tonight at Manning Field and the winner will move on to the Super Bowl.
It was back to class at a pumped up Marblehead High School for members of the varsity football team Monday morning. Signs from the student body saying, "Go Headers," were plastered all over the school and the principal made a special announcement for the team. The players we spoke with said they have been hard at work preparing for the game and understand that Wakefield will be the strongest opponent they've faced all year. The team's coaching staff has been game planning since the big win over Swampscott, preparing their squad for Tuesday night's playoff game against the Wakefield Warriors - a team that's big and very fast. "We're ready, this is very exciting," lineman Jefferey Peras said. "The coaches have worked hard to prepare us and …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Five members of Marblehead High School's varsity football team were named NEC All-Stars.
Cape Ann League Northeast Conference 2011 Football All-Stars Michael Walsh, Sr. QB/DB, Swampscott Oliver Gregory, Sr., LB, Marblehead
Friday, November 25, 2011
Marblehead used a stiff defense and two touchdowns from Will Quigley to win the NEC/CAL Tier II title with a 21-7 win over the Big Blue Thursday morning.
To win big football games, teams have to have their best players rise up, and on Thanksgiving morning, Marblehead High School’s best player certainly rose to the occasion. Senior co-captain Will Quigley powered his way to the endzone for two touchdowns and the Magicians find themselves preparing for a playoff run after whipping Swampscott 21-7 on a chilly, sun-drenched Piper Field Thursday. “Amazing kid, amazing athlete, what more can you say about Will,” head coach Jim Rudloff said. “You don’t need speeches to get the kids ready for this game, Will played great, the team played great today.” Marblehead took to the field in some sharp new red jerseys, a surprise to all the players. “Coach pulled the captains aside and told us about the new…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Marblehead torched Swampscott 21-7 in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game this morning.
The Marblehead Magicians ran past the Big Blue this morning at Piper Field and right into the first round of the playoffs. Will Quigley scored twice for the home team, and earned high marks from his coach, Jim Rudloff, after the 21-7 victory. “The kid’s amazing, everyone in the place know he’s going to get the ball and he still does what he does,” Rudloff said. “He’s an amazing kid and an amazing athlete.” The opposing quarterbacks, Ian Maag and Swampscott’s Mike Walsh both had praise for Quigley. “He’s our guy, our offense runs through him,” Maag said. “I’m confident every time I give him the ball.” “Will played a good game for them, he came up big for them today,” Walsh said. Walsh scored the only touchdown for Swampscott, making the …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Magicians' offensive line has paved the way for a record-breaking season for running back Will Quigley and helped lead the team into the playoff hunt.
Marblehead High School’s super back Will Quigley is now the all-time leading scorer in the storied history of Magician football, and he knows he didn’t get there by himself. “The offensive line has been great, I can’t hit the holes if they don’t make them,” Quigley said before practice Wednesday afternoon. “I’m very proud of the record, but this team is more concerned about winning the NEC.” Quigley now stands alone with 228 points, passing the previous record holder Jake Healey. “We were pretty green when we started camp in the summer,” head coach Jim Rudloff said. “The line has improved each week, really started to gel as we’ve moved along this season.” The company line for athletes is always “one game at a time,” but this week’s game is…
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Marblehead High School's varsity football team destroyed Danvers Friday night 48-6.
Marblehead High School's varsity football team moved into first place in NEC/CAL league play at 3-0 after crushing the Falcons 48-6 in Danvers Friday night. Marblehead (6-2) came out of the gate fast, scoring the first three times they had the ball before Danvers was able to get on the board. Will Quigley took the ball in from the three-yard line, capping a nine-play drive that ate up 4:44 seconds to open the scoring. Marblehead’s defense, led by pressure up front from Bing Bial, Joel Katz and Jeffery Peras, stopped Danvers on fourth and two at the Marblehead 42, giving Ian Maag and the offense the ball back. Maag led the visitors down the field and hit Philip Coughlin in the end zone at 8:37 of the second quarter, and the Red & Black …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Marblehead needs to play their game if they want to remain unbeaten in league play.
Marblehead High School's varsity football team will take the field tonight at Dr. Deering Stadium, looking to remain unbeaten in league play. The Magicians may be fully focused on Danvers, but it’s difficult to ignore what Beverly and Swampscott are doing this fall. “We know that Beverly and Swampscott have good teams, we’re aware of that,” running back Will Quigley said after last Friday’s night’s knockout of Salem at Bertram Field. “It’s not a cliché, but we really have to play one game at a time and focus on this week’s opponent, we had a good game against Salem, now we focus on Danvers.” The Falcons have been struggling over the past few weeks, Swampscott wanted to establish the running game against them last Saturday afternoon at …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Check out these video highlights from Marblehead's 22-6 win over Gloucester Friday night.
Marblehead High School's varsity football team traveled to Gloucester Friday night and earned a big 22-6 win over the Fishermen. Magician running back Will Quigley rushed for three touchdowns and the team played well on both sides of the football.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Marblehead High School's varsity football team managed to blow a 26-7 fourth quarter lead over Newburyport Thursday night at Piper Field.
If you were among the local sports fans who left Marblehead High School's varsity football game against Newburyport early Thursday night, you missed one of the most improbable comebacks in Piper Field history. Although the Magicians led 20-0 at halftime and 26-7 late in the fourth quarter, the Clippers put 21 straight points on the board and found the end zone with just 21 seconds left to steal a win on the road. Marblehead falls to 3-2 with the loss last night, and will have to wait until Oct. 21 to get that bad taste out of their mouths when they take on the Fishermen in Gloucester. “We wasted a great game by Quig (running back Will Quigley) and Brian (sophomore Brian Daly),” quarterback Gus Percy said. Quigley scored twice on the ground…
Monday, September 26, 2011
Winthrop ended a seven-game home losing streak with a 29-12 win over the Magicians Friday night at Miller Field.
Marblehead High School's varsity football team hit a speed bump Friday night in Winthrop, losing to the Vikings 29-12 after jumping out to an early 12-7 lead. Winthrop scored 22 straight points Friday and earned their first win of the season. Marblehead lost for the first time since Thanksgiving Day 2010. Marblehead (2-1) came into Friday night’s game with momentum gained from a close win over Pentucket in week one and a blowout victory over Ipswich last week. The Vikings lost to Swampscott last week 34-14, and were desperate to stop their seven-game losing streak at Miller Field. Winthrop led early on a Jimmy Barker touchdown, which he punched in from the one yard line. Ian Maag and Gus Percy rotated at quarterback for Marblehead, a …