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Camp of Hard Knocks Holliston's Jack Love gts ready to take a hit from teammate Bill Dooley (37) during the Bay State Football Camp yesterday at Wayland High School. Dozens of local palyers worked under the watchful eye of longtime Camp director John Lee, The Walpole High Legend
Evers hits the big time: Holliston grad plays in Shriners Game tonight By Ryan G. Murphy / Metrowest Daily News Correspondent Friday, June 24, 2005 Bobby Evers is a big boy. He squats 450 pounds, dead lifts 500 and bench presses 260. "My bench is kind of weak," he says. "I need to work on that." Standing at 6-foot-1, Evers tips the scales at 275 pounds and is one of the area's most formidable offensive and defensive tackles. "I've always been big," he says. "I don't eat anything different than most people, just bigger portions." Evers' play for Holliston High in 2004 was just like his stature -- big. He was named Lineman of the Year in the Tri-Valley League and voted to the TVL and the Daily News first-team all-star squads. Tonight, Evers will trade his high school number, 68, for a leaner 51 in the 27th annual Shriners All-Star Football Classic at Bentley College (7 p.m). The Shriners Classic, which raises money for Shriners hospitals, is one of the big days on the Massachusetts high school football calendar, pitting the best of the North against the best of the South. Evers will suit up at offensive tackle for the South. "I'm wicked excited about this opportunity," Evers says. "It's a great honor to have been selected. It feels great to raise money and help out for the Shriners hospitals." Evers started playing football in third grade when, even then, he was one of the biggest players on the field. "I was always overweight," he says. "So when I was in third grade, I was playing with kids two and three years older than me. That really helped when I got to high school. I was prepared." This fall, Evers will begin his career at Worcester Polytechnical Institute, where he will play football while pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. "It was tough to choose a college," he says. "I was looking for a school that had engineering and football at the level I can play at. Worcester Poly was a good choice for me." Evers recorded a 720 on the math section of the SATs and compiled a 3.4 GPA at Holliston. "I'm all about math," he says. "But I guess if I had to choose, I would go for football. There's nothing like the feeling of getting all geared up and going out on the field." While suiting up for Holliston, Evers was an instrumental part of the program's turnaround in the last few years. "When I first started playing we were 2-9 and then the next season we went 1-10," Evers says. "This last season, we went 9-2 and were able to turn things around in the town. "All the kids are coming out again. The fan base is completely different. We used to get no one, now the whole town is coming out. For the Thanksgiving game, we had a couple thousand people there." This summer, Evers plans to lift, run and eat healthy every day to prepare for college football. "I'm excited to play in college," he says. "It's going to be a whole new experience."
Congratulations to Coach Kiles & his wife Becky on their marriage April 16, 2005
By Mike Reiss Monday, June 27, 2005 Metrowest Daily News With longtime Holliston resident Jack Martinelli entering what is likely his last year as a high school football coach, he's already been assured 2005 will be a special season. The reason is simple: He'll be joined on the sidelines by his son, Brian. "It's something I always wanted to do," says Brian, 21. They'll be paired at Foxboro High, where Jack has been the head coach for 24 seasons. He was at Norwood as an assistant for 12 seasons before that. Brian was a star at Holliston High, graduating in 2001. While they were seldom on the same field over the years, mostly by their own doing, they've always been connected by the sport. In good times and bad. One of the best times was the 2001 EMass Shriners Classic, when Jack was the coach and Brian played for his team. Brian picked off a pass and took it back for a score to secure the South's win. When he got to the sidelines, it had to be sweet that the coach, his dad, was there to greet him. Soon after came one of the bad times. Brian, a freshman at Saint Anselm in 2001, suffered not only a career-ending knee injury, but also artery damage that could have cost him much of his right leg. Throughout the grueling process, Brian was buoyed by the support of his father, who took extended time away from coaching. While his playing career ended due to the injury, Brian still has use of the leg and is as passionate about the game as ever, as a coach. That experience is a main reason why he made the tough choice to leave the Holliston High coaching staff after two seasons. "I saw how my father sacrificed, stopped doing what he loved -- coaching," he says. "This is a way I can pay him back, a way to say thanks." The thank you was received in a big way. "Emotionally, for me, it's a big thing to have him here," Jack says. Brian will work with the running backs and linebackers, the same positions he played at Holliston High. "We've always distanced ourselves from each other, to the point where I was going to go to Foxboro to play as part of school choice but we decided to make our own niches," Brian says. "Talking about this, though, I kind of realized I'm not only a Holliston kid, but also a Foxboro kid. Foxboro has always been a big part of our family. Come to our house and it's a shrine of Foxboro football stuff. "It's my father, too, and I think he's one of the best coaches around. I remember playing for him in the Shriners and realized it was unbelievable, so to coach with him, I would learn a great deal." Another nice twist is that Ed Buckley, Brian's coach at Holliston High, is a member of the Foxboro staff. "It's kind of exciting, with Coach Buckley, and Brian has basically grown up knowing all the other coaches, because they're all kids who played for me," Jack says. "They're all very familiar faces." Brian is currently enrolled at Framingham State and studying toward a sociology degree. He's on schedule to graduate next year, and is considering a graduate degree where he could also be an assistant football coach. He says his father once told him it would never hurt to coach under a few different people. Next up on the list is Dad himself. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Brian says. "I couldn't be more excited." Brian Martinelli (far left) and his father Jack (right) -- shown here speaking with Framingham High athletic director Gary Doherty in 2002 -- will coach football together at Foxboro High for the first time.
BOBBY EVERS Holliston In the small-school Tri-Valley League, a 6-foot-1, 275-pound athlete can dominate. And that's just what Evers did this fall. The TVL's Lineman of the Year was key to Holliston's high-scoring offense at tackle and was moved around on the defensive to match up with the opposition's best trenchman. Evers isn't just big, either, as the four-year starter's athleticism made him dangerous on the edges in pulling situations. The senior also throws shot put in indoor track and plays defense in lacrosse. He'll focus on football next year at WPI. TYLER PARRINO Holliston If there's one player who was most responsible for Holliston's meteoric rise back into contention in the Tri-Valley League, it is Parrino. The league MVP and offensive player of the year, Parrino threw for 1,350 yards and 18 touchdowns against just three interceptions. The senior captain also rushed for 611 yards and five scores in his second year as a starter. He's back for a second year at point guard on the basketball team, which he quarterbacked to the TVL title last winter, and pitches and plays the outfield for the baseball team. The National Honor Society member is looking to playing football next year at either Middlebury or Washington & Lee.