“I spend a lot of time with the kids,” he said. “They know that I care about them, I care about their future, not just them on the field, and I think that’s paid off in terms of getting kids out.”
Concord-Carlisle has younger players rising up to fill gaps
Concord-Carlisle coach Mike Robichaud lost 19 seniors from last year’s undefeated Division 2 Super Bowl title team, and as a result he’s working with a young roster.
Six sophomores start on defense, including Will Blumenberg , who also is the team’s starting quarterback. Senior two-way starters and cocaptains Evan Boynton and Tom Crowley have provided leadership in droves as their young teammates learn on the fly. By working together, they have rolled off wins in back-to-back weeks.
“I think what we’re hoping,” Robichaud said, “is we’re seeing a pretty young and relatively inexperienced team — at least compared to our last couple of years — hopefully getting more comfortable with each other and the schemes and the things we’re trying to do. Hopefully it’s a trend that we’re getting better, but we’re not sure if that’s yet the case.”
Concord-Carlisle (3-2) will face a difficult test Friday against Dual County League Large Division power Westford Academy (4-1).
Weapon finally deployed
Acton-Boxborough Regional coach Bill Maver called his kicker Jack Perry “a real weapon” early in the season, but he did not have Perry attempt a field goal in his team’s first four games.
The senior picked a good time to make his first this fall, nailing a 22-yarder as time expired to beat Wayland last week, 18-17.
Phil Perry can be reached at paperry27@ gmail.com.