Celebration of Watertown High School’s football team’s successful season continued this week when the players and coaches were honored by the School Committee.
Watertown Football Coach John Cacace said the success started well before the season.
“It has not been just since Thanksgiving 2013, but when these guys were freshmen,” Cacace said. “These guys have bought into the program and do all the all the offseason program. What made them successful this year is they bought into themselves.”
Athletic Director Michael Lahiff said the success came against some of the best teams in the Middlesex League. The league split into two divisions and Watertown is in the small school division, but some of the tope teams come from the Raiders’ division.
“Many years, recently, the team representing the Middlesex League in the Super Bowl was from the small school division,” Lahiff said. “This year Watertown beat Melrose, who went on to play in the Super Bowl.”
Cacace said he is glad that success went along with the hard work, but he would be proud of the team no matter what.
“It is great to be rewarded for the work – it doesn’t always work out that way,” Cacace said. “Thank you for the support we got from the schools, the town and everyone. We hope to be back.”