BB&N RB Derek Papagianopoulos runs against Lawrence Academy. (Jay Connor / Globe File)
BB&N coach John Papas passed along some summer news on a pair of the school's multi-sport standouts:
Derek Papagianopoulos finished fifth in the heavyweight class at the National Freestyle Wrestling Championships in Fargo, N.D., earning All-American status and producing the best finish of a Massachusetts grappler. Papagianopoulos, a 5-10, 245-pound RB/LB during the football season, remains undecided on his college choice, but Papas relays that he'd like to tackle both wrestling and football at at Ivy League school.
Alex Farkes verbally committed to a baseball scholarship at Penn State. Farkes is a 6-4, 215-pound catcher, who drew diamond interest from schools like Boston College, Virginia, and Vanderbilt. Farkes is also a standout outside linebacker for Papas and enjoyed gridiron interest from the likes of Rutgers and Duke.
"Derek and Alex are great examples of how the multi-sport athlete is still favored by college recruiters," Papas said via e-mail. "Both guys are outstanding athletes in two sports and, as a result, had numerous college options in either/or both sports. Alex has decided on a Big Ten program that he can play at right away. Derek still has some decisions to make, but they're all good. We're really proud of both of them."
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