Thursday, February 2, 2012
Four Catholic Memorial football standouts made it official Wednesday, with A.J. Doyle signing on with UMass, and Donovan Henry choosing to run track at Northeastern.
It's official. After months (and years) of speculation and build-up, Armani Reeves and Camren Williams will be shipping up to Columbus, Ohio next fall to play for Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Both Reeves and Williams signed their National Letters of Intent during a press conference Thursday afternoon at the Catholic Memorial School. "It’s definitely special," Reeves said. "I didn’t know if I was going to make it this far in football and it’s just been a blessing to go through all of this and go through the whole football experience with recruiting along with Cam and this has been really great. I can’t wait to start playing football in college." Reeves, a defensive back, and Williams, a linebacker, have been among the most …
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Easton native and Catholic Memorial football standout announced via Twitter that he would attend college at Ohio State.
Catholic Memorial football standout Armani Reeves will join friend and teammate Camren Williams at Ohio State next year. Reeves announced on his twitter account Sunday night that he will join Buckeye Nation in the fall. Both Williams and Reeves are Easton natives. Williams announced last week that he would attend Ohio State. I'm going......#BuckeyeNation#SilverBullets#GoBucks!!!!!! God led me here n in god I trust !! Lets go #BuckeyeNation !!!! Along with Williams, the defensive back originally committed to Penn State, which came under fire after sexual assault allegations involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The scandal led to the firing of head coach, Joe Paterno, who recently passed away. Reeves and Williams will make …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Williams to attend Ohio State, Reeves still undecided, Doyle headed to UMass, and Henry is headed to BC.
Next Wednesday, a quartet of Catholic Memorial football stand-outs will participate in a signing day, according to CM Director of Communications Joseph McGonegal. As of Wednesday, cornerback Armani Reeves was still undecided as to which Division I school he would attend. Linebacker Camren Williams tweeted last week that he would be attending Ohio State next Fall. Both players were verbally committed to Penn State before allegations of sexual abuse arose involving former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The scandal led to the firing of head coach Joe Paterno, who passed away over the weekend. According to the Detroit Free Press, Reeves could be eyeing Michigan, but Penn State is still an option. He is also considering joining …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Catholic Memorial stars are verbally committed to play football at Penn State.
The first of the month is approaching quickly for Catholic Memorial School football standouts Armani Reeves and Camren Williams. Both players need to make an official decision by Feb. 1 as to where they will attend college and play football next year. Currently, both players are verbally committed to Penn State. According to Sports Illustrated this week, New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator, and new Penn State head coach, Bill O'Brien has already reached out to the teammates, and both players could set up visits to Happy Valley by the end of the month. Catholic Memorial football coach Alex Campea told the Boston Globe last week that their original decision to attend Penn State was based largely on academics, and both were still …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Game took place yesterday with both CM standouts taking the field for the East squad.
Catholic Memorial's standouts Camren Williams and Armani Reeves were selected as two of the top 100 high school seniors to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. Both are committed to attending Penn State this coming fall. Williams as linebacker and Reeves as a defensive back, played for the East team yesterday. The bowl is put on by the Marine Corps and Junior Rank.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The 50th anniversary of the rivalry will also see the stadium's dedication to former coach Jim O'Connor.
What better way for the Catholic Memorial School to honor two-time Eastern Massachusetts Super Bowl winning coach Jim O'Connor than to dedicate the football team's stadium to him during a halftime ceremony on Thanksgiving, in the 50th annual rivalry game against BC High? Perhaps by earning their first trip to the playoffs since that third Super Bowl in 1978 on the very same day. Thanksgiving has loomed on the Knights' schedule all season. The two teams always seemed to be on a collision path, gelling as units in the first half of the season and running through Catholic Conference opponents in the second. Now, the teams will play for the Conference championship. By announcing the dedication, CM (7-1, 3-0) upped the day's stakes even more. …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Knights defeat St. John's Prep 26-7.
The Catholic Memorial Knights won their fifth straight game and advanced to 2-0 in the Catholic Conference with a 26-7 victory against St. John's Prep at home last night. The Knights (5-1, 1-0) had not defeated Prep since a hard fought 2008 win, and have won two conference games for the first time since that season. CM head coach Alex Campea, however, indicated the team had little time for reflection. "It feels good, it's wonderful, I'm happy for these guys," said Campea. "...It was a good win for us especially in the conference. But you know what? We move on to the next game." That attitude is a healthy, if not expected, one to hear coming from a coach after an impressive victory. The fact, however, is just that: this was an impressive …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Knights contest against Trumbull called off after lights malfunctioned in the second quarter.
For nearly 16 minutes of football on Friday night, the Catholic Memorial football team must have thought to themselves, This is more like it. With 6:25 remaining in the second quarter, the Knights – just one week removed from a humbling 24-0 loss to Marshfield in their season opener – held a commanding 14-0 lead against Connecticut powerhouse Trumbull High School. CM quarterback AJ Doyle and the Knights’ offense controlled the pace of the game, and the Knights’ defense was coming up with big play after big play. Then the lights went out. Literally. “It’s just crazy,” said CM head coach Alex Campea. “I’ve been coaching football for over 30 years and I’ve never been in a game where the lights just went out.” That’s just what happened, though…
Monday, September 5, 2011
With the team's four captains all Division I-bound next year, Knights will be under the spotlight in 2011.
In the fall of 2009, what could be called a three-year window opened for the Catholic Memorial football team. That fall, heading a young team, CM coach Alex Campea gave the offensive reigns to then-sophomore quarterback AJ Doyle. Also sophomores, long-time best friend Armani Reeves and Camren Williams claimed starting spots on defense and playing time in a receiving rotation on offense. A fourth featured sophomore, track star Donovan Henry, also took roles in both the offensive and defensive backfields. Fast forward to their third season as the team's featured players and the window, though set to close come late November or early December, rests wide open. Doyle, Reeves, Williams, and Donovan stand together as the team's captains. What's …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Reeves had been heavily recruited by elite D-I teams such as Notre Dame and B.C., but decided on the Nittany Lions.
Not every high school football player has a formal announcement to where he will attend college. On Friday Catholic Memorial School football phenom Armani Reeves got to live many young men's dreams by holding a press conference announcing his intentions to play for legendary Coach Joe Paterno's Nittany Lions. The senior cornerback said the decision was not an easy one. He visited more than a dozen of colleges, narrowing his decision down to Notre Dame, Michigan and Penn State. In the end, the decision was one based on academics, he said. "I want to study computer science... I felt like that fit me the best out of any school." Reeves will know at least one very familiar face next fall because fellow CM standout Cam Williams previously …