In addition, the Central Catholic (18-1) girls team was clearly one of the best in the area in years. On the boys’ side, Masconomet (23-1-1) won the Division 2 title and its toughest win in the tournament was over previously unbeaten North Andover (21-1). Somerville (21-2-1), meanwhile, lost on penalty kicks in the Division 1 finale and St. John’s Prep (17-3-1) had another terrific season.
Running it again
Page School of West Newbury teacher John Peterson is once again running the Boston Marathon for Team Go Kids Boston, which promotes good nutrition and fitness. Peterson finished shortly before the terrorist bombs last year. Anyone interested in donating to his cause should go to:
250th gridiron win
Austin Prep’s Bill Maradei, whose squad beat Whittier Tech twice this year, achieved a milestone last week when he became the 14th football coach in state history to win 250 games when the Cougars defeated Lowell Catholic, 46-6.
The win was also the 150th for Maradei at Austin Prep after winning 100 at Dom Savio.
Maradei is one of two coaches in state history to win 100 games at two schools, the other being Bill Broderick, who accomplished it at Haverhill and Salem.
There are a couple of head jobs open in New England college football after the announcement that Thom Boerman has retired at Bentley College and Rich Cavanaugh stepped down at Southern Connecticut. Boerman was at Bentley for 28 years, the last five as head coach posting a 33-17 record while Cavanaugh leaves after 29 years and 170 wins. He had 19 winning seasons and claimed three NE-10 titles.