Bauer named Patriots Coach of the Week


Beverly High football head coach Dan Bauer was named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week in recognition of his team’s 28-20 come-from-behind victory over previously unbeaten Somerset in the Eastern Mass Division 3 Super Bowl.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will donate $1,000 to Beverly High School’s football program in Bauer’s name in recognition of his Coach of the Week selection. Bauer and captains, quarterback Joe Wioncek and offensive and defensive lineman George Kallas, were guests at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday to receive the award and will be featured on the team’s weekly television magazine show, Patriots All Access, which will air at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 on WBZ-TV in Boston.

The Panthers recovered from an 0-5 start to the season to finish the year with a 6-6 record.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” Bauer said in the release. “I’m so proud of our kids. They showed great perseverance. For us to come back and do what we did says something very special about our kids and their character.”