Local Talent Fuels Bridgewater State Football Team

King Philip's Matt Monahan is a captain for Bridgewater State University football team, who will be playing in the NCAA Division 3 tournament Saturday.


For the first time since the 2000 season, the Bridgewater State football will be playing in the NCAA Division 3 tournament. The Bears earned an at-large spot after finishing with 9-1 record and will be playing Widener University, Saturday at noon in Chester, PA.

King Philip's Matt Monahan is a senior captain wide-receiver and has scored two touchdowns on 18 catches for 227-yards, while Mike Viola has made an immediate impact as a freshman wide-receiver with four catches for 51 yards.

Stoughton's Matt Green, a junior wide-receiver, is having a big year with 26 catches for 434-yards and six touchdowns. He has carried the ball 14 times for 112 yards and a touchdown and has four tackles.

Other locals on the Bears are:

Easton-Don Shanis, junior linebacker.

Foxborough-Chris Barrett, senior defensive back, who has made two tackles in eight games.

Mansfield-Bob Brunelle, sophomore linebacker, James Ridlen, junior offensive lineman, Michael Nordberg, junior center.

Norton-Mike Glassman, senior tight-end, Cameron Moitoza (Coyle-Cassidy), junior center, Ryan Fleming, junior defensive end.

Stoughton-Green, Anthony Ferzoco, senior linebacker, eight tackles and one assist.

Wrentham-Mike Viola, freshman wide receiver with four catches for 51-yards, Matt Gretchell (Norfolk), sophomore defensive back, Monahan.


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