Welcome to RedRocketeers.com, the official web site of North Attleboro (MA) High School football, produced by the
North Attleboro Monday Night Gridiron Club.|
Here you will find many useful links including the current team roster, players of the week, a history of one of the
Bay State’s premiere scholastic football programs, schedules, and directions to away games for the upcoming season.
Please check back often for updates and enhancements.
Also, you can click on any of our sponsor's banner ads to visit their web site.
National Football Foundation
Nicholas Rajotte holding his Scholar Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation, EMass Chapter.
Nick was honored along with 32 other student athletes at the Newton Marriott last night. He is pictured below
with several coaches who were in attendance.
National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete
Senior Nicholas Rajotte has been selected as a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete. He will be
honored along with 32 other scholar athletes at a banquet at the Boston Newton Marriott on May 21st.
The High School Scholar-Athlete awards are given to those graduating seniors who have achieved excellence on
the gridiron, in the classroom, and in the community. Nick is the 14th player from North Attleboro to receive
this award since it's inception in 1976.
The Monday Night Gridiron makes a donation to the North Attleboro Athletic Community Fund in support of
fundraising efforts for a new turf field at North Attleboro High School.
Head Coach Don Johnson and Gridiron President Ray Lang present NAACF President Derek Folan with a check For
those interested in learning more please visit their website at
Meet the 2017 Captains
#7 Chad Peterson
#33 Zach DeMattio
#62 Sam Bullock
Senior Captains Bobby Mylod (LB) and Thomas Reynolds (Lineman) have been selected to play in the 2016-17 Shriner's game
#31 - Bobby Mylod
#54 - Thomas Reynolds
North's Johnson earns state sideline honor
North Attleboro High assistant football coach Jack Johnson, defensive co-ordinator for the Big Red, has been
selected by the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches association as one of
the recipients of the Assistant Coach of the Year Award. Coach Johnson will be one of a half-dozen honored at
the annual MHSFCA Awards Banquet in April in Westborough.
Click here to read about the MHSFCA All-State Team
Members of the Big Red Football team, along with a couple of special olympians, participated in the Fire
Truck Pull this past Saturday at the Xfinity Center. This event raised funds for the Special Olympics. The
team was organized and led by senior Cam Crosman.
(Click on an image to see the full size version.)
Seniors of the Week
Check our our new feature which highlights selected Seniors for each home game...
Seniors of the week
Aug. 30, 2016 – Senior football players and cheerleaders, along with selected juniors, pose outside the
Patriots Hall of Fame at Gillette Stadium. The group was invited to serve as the studio audience for the
filming of two segments of "Pats Chat". Pats Chat is a segment of the "Totally Patriots" show that involves a
question and answer period with a Patriots player. The show will air at a later date.
(Click to see the full size version.)
Click here to read the Gridiron Club's 2016 Summer Newsletter.
Submit an Ad
If you would like to support Big Red Football and place an ad in our Program Book, please click on the
following link, print the document, and mail it back to the Gridiron Club with your check enclosed.
Click here to read about former Rocketeer Alex Jette being awarded the NEFWA Golden Helmet.
Click here to read about three former Red Rocketeers on the Bentley football team.
Alex Beaupre Fundraiser at http://www.gofundme.com/xb33fd5w
In November of last year, Alex (14) awoke one morning for school and suddenly was unable to move her legs. She
was taken to Hasbro Hospital and the doctors were initially unable to make a definitive diagnosis, other than
to confirm that she was essentially paralyzed from the waist down. After multiple tests and an 11 day stay at
Hasbro Hospital, doctors eventually diagnosed her with a condition called "Acute Flaccid Myelitis". She was
transferred to Spaulding Rehab in Boston for five weeks. She is now home and remains in a wheelchair. Doctors
are uncertain about her prognosis at this point. She continues to receive outpatient physical and occupational
therapy 3 days per week. She is working very hard and we are all proud of her. The goal of the fundraiser is to
help purchase specialized equipment for Alex and find ways to enhance her new lifestyle.
The North Attleboro Coaches recently watched Patrick Munley play in the Shriner's Bowl
Click here to read about Andrew Hanwell on BostonGlobe.com.
Click here to read about Coach Johnson being named the "New England Patriots Coach of the Week" after the team's win over Mansfield.
Click here to see some of the new photo's added to the Scrapbook
Go BIG RED!
Support Big Red Football
If you would like to support Big Red Football with a membership to the Gridiron Club, please click on the following
link, print the document, and mail it back to the Gridiron Club with your nominal membership fee enclosed.
Click here to make a donation to support Big Red Football
Submit a Personal Message
In 2011 for the first time parents and relatives were offered the opportunity to place personal messages in the
football program book at a special reduced rate. The program book has always been a nice memento of the
season for players and their families. The inclusion of individual messages provides an added personal touch
and has been well received.
If you would like to support Big Red Football and place an personal message in our Program Book, please click
on the following "Personal Messages/Well Wishes" link, print the document, and mail it back to the Gridiron
Club with your check enclosed. Please also submit by August 22nd to
Personal Messages/Well Wishes
Click here to read about the Gridiron Club Scholarship Program.
Three Rocketeers receive recognition from HockomockSports.com as "Hock 5" at their position; James
Kummer (QB), Kyle Rodrigues (LB), & Jake Lang (DB).
Click here to read more.
Click to read the following stories about the North Attleboro vs. Attleboro Thanksgiving tradition
Click here to read about North Attleboro's Alex Jette ('13) being named to the All-Ivy League Team
Click here to read about James Kummer in the The Sun Chronicle
Click here to see the full Division 3 Southwest Playoff Schedule
Click here to read about North Attleboro's Anthony Sherman ('07) on the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs
Click here to read about North Attleboro's Alex Jette ('13) being named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
MONDAY NIGHTS WITH THE COACH
Head Coach Don Johnson has agreed to continue a North Attleboro Football Tradition. Monday nights at 7:00 PM
at the high school (room 160) Coach Johnson will be reviewing the prior week’s varsity game film with all those
interested. All North Attleboro football fans and supporters are welcome.
THIS IS NOT LIKE WATCHING THE GAME ON CABLE. Coach Johnson breaks down the play, highlights matchups, explains
the strategy, shows opponents adjustments. and reviews results; good and bad.
This is a great opportunity to learn directly from the coach about the game and see what is really happening on
the field. Please join us and gain some insight into thought process, preparation, strategy, execution, and
results that make up a Rocketeer Football Game.
We hope to see you there.
Monday Night Gridiron Club
Red Rocketeers lose a heralded member of the Long Red Line.
The North Attleboro Community along with the Red Rocketeer football program wish to pass along our heartfelt
condolences to the family of Kyle Van De Giesen. The tragic news of his passing has left a void in many lives,
as not only was he a tremendous football player that wore the Big Red uniform proudly but more importantly he
was a tremendous leader that stoically wore our country's uniform. Kyle's younger brother Ryan (above, right)
will carry on the Van De Giesen name as he now prowls the sideline as an Assistant Coach for the Red Rocketeers. Our prayers
and thoughts are with Ryan and his family as they begin the healing process.
Kyle will be missed but never forgotten!