Woolie Football – Season Preview

Woolies are loaded with seniors on both sides of the ball

Back to Article
Back to Article

Woolie Football – Season Preview

James Crossman, Staff Sports Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Woolies football team is coming off of a big season last year looking to live up to the hype this year. They are returning 17 seniors from last year’s team, including 9 of 11 starters on both offense and defense. Including the three captains James Crossman, Charlie Mitchell, and Anthony Greenwich. Also adding a captain this year in Senior Jack Bazydlo. Last year the Woolies went 6-2 in the regular season only losing by only a combined 3 points. This year they look to face a harder schedule than last year including many playoff teams from last year including West Boylston, Northbridge, Leicester, Blackstone-Millville, and Grafton. With these hard opponents the Woolies look to fight for another playoff spot. In the Pre-Week 1 power rankings the Woolie football team is ranked 10th in all of Central Massachusetts among teams such as Saint Johns, Doherty, Wachusett, and Marlboro. Also they were picked to win their division by Kevin Shea and Andy Lacombe (Local channel 3 news anchors). They look to lean on the help of star running Xzavier Robles who finished with 16 touchdowns and 1,321 yards, among the top 5 in Central Massachusetts. Also on the offensive side of the ball they look to lean on senior quarterback and captain Anthony Greenwich who amassed 19 touchdowns and 1,882 yards on the ground and in the air. The Woolies return an all-senior offensive line in tackles Charlie Mitchell and Matt Marden, guards Jack Bazydlo and James Crossman and center Luke Beauchemin. On the defensive side of the ball, 3 out of the top 5 tacklers return including. Xzavier Robles (44 tackles), James Crossman (42.5 tackles). The defensive line is looking strong as ever for Millbury, returning 3 out of 4 starters, Edwin Cochran, Mike Girard and Charlie Mitchell. The defense line also adds a newcomer to the starting line up in Max Kolifrath who looks to pick up some slack after the big loss of last years SWCL MVP Matt Leroux. Kolifrath looks to be a big addition to the defensive line and both help out on the offensive side of the ball at tackle. The Woolies open up their season against West Boylston on September 13th at 4 pm at Millbury High. 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email