Preseason Snapshot: Pope John Paul II Lions

August, 30, 2014
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BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- We continued our tour leading up to next week's fifth annual Preseason Football Gallery, this afternoon with a trip to the Cape Cod Canal to check in with the Pope John Paul II Lions.

The Lions are considered a favorite in Division 6 this year, in just their fifth season of varsity. Earlier this month, quarterback Ryan Barabe was named to our Preseason All-State Team. There are also high expectations for running back Diego Meritus, who has been building some potential Division 1 interest.

Look for the full gallery next week. Here are some highlights from today's shoot:

Brendan C. Hall

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com
Brendan C. Hall joined ESPNBoston.com as a high schools reporter/editor in May 2010, after four years covering high schools for The Boston Globe. The Westminster, Mass. native also served on the Globe's Bruins beat in 2009.
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