King Philip Football Team Celebrates at Season-Ending Awards Ceremony

King Philip Regional School District
Paul Zinni, Superintendent
18 King Street
Norfolk, MA 02056

For Immediate Release

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
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King Philip Football Team Celebrates at Season-Ending Awards Ceremony

WRENTHAM — Athletic Director Gary Brown and Varsity Head Football Coach Brian Lee are pleased to announce that the King Philip football program celebrated another successful season with an end-of-season awards ceremony.

The event was held in the KPHS auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 27. Over 100 varsity, junior varsity and freshman players, coaches and parents were in attendance to celebrate the team and individual accomplishments of the season.

“We had a really great year and it was awesome to be able to recognize all of the hard work and dedication that these kids had,” Coach Lee said. “I am proud of our team and all our players from varsity to junior varsity to freshmen. It was a privilege to coach these young men, who worked very hard all season, from camp to the championship game.”

With a regular season record of 6-2, the Warriors were the Division 2 South champions. They won three playoff games to advance to the state championship at Gillette Stadium, where the team lost a close game to North Andover High School.

During the awards ceremony, the freshman team was recognized for their undefeated season, going 11-0. Freshman Head Coach Shawn Gough gave the Freshman Award to Nick Viscusi.

The junior varsity team was recognized for their 9-2 record on the season and Junior Varsity Head Coach Greg Norris presented the JV Award to Dan Mullen.

Several other awards were given out, including:

Academic Awards

48 boys on the team were given an Academic Award for making the honor roll in the first term.

Additionally, KPHS Assistant Principal Tracy Knapp presented awards to each player with the highest grade point average (GPA) in each grade.

  • Freshman, Mark Tagerman
  • Sophomore, Will Martin
  • Junior, Jack Coulter
  • Senior, Jack Norgren

KP Chiefs Alumni Award

Presented by Gregg McCombs to Patrick Walsh

Team Awards

  • Offensive Player of the Year – Ryan Halliday – Presented by offensive coordinator John Sarianides
  • Defensive Player of the Year – David Morganelli – Presented by defensive coordinator Matt Wassel

All other awards listed below were presented by Head Coach Brian Lee

  • Special Teams Player of the Year – Cole Baker
  • Unsung Hero – Tyler Bartlett
  • Lineman of the Year – Terrell Jacobs-Baston
  • Grit Award – Shawn Conniff
  • Scout Award – Jack Norgren
  • Warrior Award – Jack Webster

“I want to congratulate Coach Lee on another successful and hard-fought season,” Athletic Director Brown said. “This team played with tremendous pride and all of the student-athletes exemplified the best values that King Philip has to offer.”