New Watertown Football Coach Works to Bond With Team, Build Excitement Around the Program

Contributed PhotoNew Watertown Football Coach Joe Carroll took over the program in February and has been busy preparing for the first game in September. The first official football game is more than four months away, but new Watertown High School football coach Joe Carroll has been busy trying to bond with players, prep them for the upcoming season, and create a team culture. Since he was hired in February, Carroll has been making the most of the time he has with the team in preparation for his first season as a head coach. He takes over the Raiders after serving as assistant coach at Waltham High School for five years. Carroll has put together a schedule and to-do list to keep him focused, and each day he tries to check a few things off the list.

19 Watertown Athletes from 8 Sports Named Middlesex All-Stars

Watertown senior Molly Driscoll Molly was named the Middlesex League Field Hockey MVP, along with being an All-Star in 2023. Here she celebrates scoring against St. Mary’s State Tournament. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

Watertown High School had 19 athletes from eight sports named Middlesex League All-Stars during the Fall 2023 sports season. The Watertown field hockey team, which won its third straight state championship, led the way for the Raiders with seven All-Stars.

Belmont Rolls Over Raiders in 101st Annual Thanksgiving Game

A Watertown defender gets pressure on the Belmont quarterback in the 2023 Thanksgiving game. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

The 1o1st edition of the annual Thanksgiving game was a one-sided affair, with Belmont celebrating a 47-0 win over Watertown at Victory Field on Thursday. The Raiders tried different combinations of quarterbacks and running backs to try to get the offense going, but when the ball fell incomplete in the end zone as time expired, Watertown remained scoreless in the rivalry game. Even though there was no doubt about the game’s outcome, Watertown fought for points until the final moments of the game. As the final minute disappeared off the clock, the Raiders moved the ball down field with a pair of passes from Gnai Concannon-Garvin to Lucas Pizzuto.

Watertown Playing Belmont for the 101st Time on Thanksgiving: Belmont Wins 47-0

Watertown and Belmont will play for the 101st time on Thursday at Victory Field. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

Watertown and Belmont will renew their football rivalry for the 101st time on Thanksgiving at Victory Field. After a special 100th edition in 2022 played at Fenway Park, where Watertown won 21-7, in 2023 the annual Thanksgiving game returns to Watertown 10 a.m. on Thursday. Return to this post for live updates from the game! LIVE UPDATES

Fourth Quarter

Final: Belmont 47, Watertown 0

0:00 – Pizzutocatches it at the 6.

WHS Sports: Football Wins 2nd Straight; Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball & Cross Country in Post Season

Watertown senior Molly Driscoll and the Raiders will play in the State Semifinal on Wednesday. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

The Watertown High School football team has rediscovered its winning ways, defeating Arlington Catholic this week 33-7. The Raiders won their opening game before dropping seven straight. A week ago, Watertown defeated Greater Lowell 30-24 in a non-playoff, non-league game. Thursday Watertown made it two straight.

UPDATED: Three Watertown High School Teams Heading to the State Tourney, Other Athletes Competing in the Postseason

The Watertown field hockey team seeks a third straight State Championship in 2023, after setting a new national record for consecutive shutouts. (Courtesy of Watertown Field Hockey)

While the Watertown High School field hockey team has made headlines with a national record setting effort and an undefeated record, two other teams made the MIAA state tournament, and other individual Raiders are competing at the State Level. Volleyball

Watertown’s girls volleyball team finished 7-15 and made the State Tournament for the second time ever. The Raiders are ranked 31st in the MIAA Div. 3 State Tournament and be the home team in a preliminary round game against St.

Watertown High School Sports Teams Using Alternate Facilities During 3 Years of Construction

Natalie Nigito PhotographyWatertown High School’s football team begins the 2023 season with a road game in New Hampshire. They finished the 2022 season playing Belmont on the home field of the Boston Red Sox. Moving to a temporary school and dealing with a field undergoing a turf replacement has required Watertown High School’s athletics program to be creative. Watertown High School moved out of the old building on Columbia Street into the temporary modular school at PFC Richard Moxley Field for the start of the 2023-24 school year. WHS will also make use of facilities at the nearby Watertown Middle School, including for some of the sports programs. The new high school is expected to take three years to be constructed, and will be built on the same site as the old school.

Nearly 2 Dozen Watertown Athletes Named League All-Stars

Natalie Nigito PhotographySenior running back Billy McHugh was one of the Watertown High School athletes named Middlesex All-Stars. The Watertown Public Schools announced that 23 Watertown Raiders athletes have been recognized by the Middlesex League as All-Stars for the Fall 2022 sports season. See the announcement below:

The state champion Raiders field hockey team saw five players pick up honors. Senior co-captains Lizzie Loftus and Maggie Driscoll were named to the All-Conference team and were crowned Co-MVPs of the Freedom Division. Junior Molly Driscoll also earned All-Conference honors.