High School Football Top 5 Tour: No.4 Westfield sacking key offensive players ready to get to work in Fall II (video)
As the first matches of the Fall II high school football season approach, MassLive hits the road and preview the top 5 teams from its preseason standings. The # 5 West Springfield was the first stop on the tour – the next is # 4 Westfield.
The Bombers bring back a number of players from last year’s talented offense, including senior receiver Will Brewster and junior quarterback Matthew Adamites.
The program will be young in other areas, mainly on the offensive and defensive line, but he is excited to get back to work in preparation for his first game in a few weeks.
“I have never been so excited to start a football season in my life,” said Bombers coach Rob Parent. “As a coach you love your players and you want the best for them and make sure they have every chance in the world to be better, and for our guys that means being sure. field. I’m super grateful to be here with these guys, to coach them and to be back here with our coaches.
Westfield finished 6-5 last season and secured a berth in the Western Massachusetts Division III semifinals.
Most of the Western Mass. will only play five or six games this season, but the program is eager to see what its mix of enthusiastic young players and skilled seniors can do in these games.
“We have a lot of young guys here,” said senior Chris Barber. “Being able to play with the older guys is a great opportunity for them to improve and learn from us. For the older ones, it’s an opportunity to play. There are no playoffs but we still have games. It means a lot that we can still play.
“We’re pretty athletic compared to a lot of other teams,” Brewster added. “But when we meet someone who could be more athletic than us, we always outdo him. In the game, we always stay more focused than them.
Parent is keen to see how Adamites builds their solid second season in 2019 in Fall II.
“Our quarterback is one of the best in western Massachusetts, if not the state,” Parent said. “We have very good receivers and our job is to get the football through to the end zone for them. We are excited about the group of children we have.
It’s been over a year since no one in Massachusetts played high school football. During this time, however, the Bombers’ players have focused on maintaining shape and working on fundamental skills.
“We’ve all had a lot of time to train in the offseason,” said Adamites. “I feel like over the last year we’ve grown a lot more as a skill group on both sides.”