Boston High School: Matt King

Scituate's King commits to Mass. Maritime

February, 16, 2012
Scituate High two-sport star Matt King has committed to Massachusetts Maritime Academy for both football and baseball, for the 2012-13 season.

King was a captain this past fall for the Sailors, and was a force at both linebacker and fullback. In the past two seasons, he ran for 1,053 yards and 15 touchdowns, while also compiling a school all-time record 287 tackles.

On the diamond, King is a three-year starter at catcher for Scituate. Over the past two seasons, he has appeared in 46 games, hitting .398/.497/.695 totals, with an OPS of 1.192. He also hit 44 RBI and scored 43 runs in his career.

ESPN Boston's Preseason All-State Team

August, 22, 2011
Below is our Preseason MIAA All-State Football Team, along with some other players to watch. Returning All-Staters are bolded.


QB – Nick LaSpada, Sr., Billerica
QB – Jonathan DiBiaso, Sr., Everett
QB – Brandon Walsh, Sr., North Andover
RB – Andrew Coke, Sr., Andover
RB – Preston Cooper, Sr., BC High
RB – George Craan, Sr., Concord-Carlisle
RB – Sacoy Malone, Sr., Springfield Central
TE – Jameson McShea, Sr., BC High
TE – Lucas Bavaro, Jr., St. John’s Prep
WR – Khary Bailey-Smith, Sr., Weymouth
WR – Efrain Montalvo, Sr., St. John’s (Shrewsbury)
WR – Don Webber, Sr., Duxbury
WR – A.J. Baker, Sr., Swampscott
OL – Tyler Loring, Sr., Catholic Memorial
OL – Peter Salem, Sr., Dracut
OL – Ryan Anger, Sr., St. John’s (Shrewsbury)
OL – T.J. Leeman, Sr., Andover
OL – John Montelus, Jr., Everett
ATH – Armani Reeves, Sr., Catholic Memorial
ATH – Karl Sery, Sr., Hudson
K – Jules Murphy, Sr., Xaverian


DL – Ralph Jonathas, Sr., Everett
DL – Dino Hyppolite, Sr., Brockton
DL – Brendan Battles-Santos, Sr., Nauset
DL – Brett Harrington, Sr., Chelmsford
LB – Tim Joy, Sr., Chelmsford
LB – Max McDaniel, Sr., Lexington
LB – Vondell Langston, Sr., Everett
LB – Max Randall, Sr., Duxbury
LB – Buck McCarthy, Sr., Everett
LB – Camren Williams, Sr., Catholic Memorial
DB – Jesse Monteiro, Sr., Brockton
DB – Reilly Naton, Sr., Duxbury
DB – Casey DeAndrade, Sr., East Bridgewater
DB – Obi Melifonwu, Sr., Grafton
RET – Chucky Ortiz, Sr., Woburn

Watch List:
Chris Burke, Sr. LB, Gloucester
Drew Burnett, Sr. QB, Needham
Chris Calvanese, Sr. QB, Xaverian
Luke Catarius, Jr. LB, BC High
D.J. Crook, Sr. QB, Barnstable
A.J. Doyle, Sr. QB, Catholic Memorial
Donovan Henry, Sr. RB/DB, Catholic Memorial
Kurt Hunziker, Sr. RB/LB, Masconomet
Maurice Hurst Jr., Jr. DL, Xaverian
Damion Johnson, Sr. WR, Dennis-Yarmouth
Matt King, Sr. RB/LB, Scituate
Jake Lazarus, Sr. QB, Longmeadow
Matt Montalto, Sr. QB, Dennis-Yarmouth
Paul Mroz, Sr. QB, Brockton
Terry Norris, Sr. RB, Longmeadow
Chuddy Nwachukwu, Jr. OL, Dighton-Rehoboth
Marcus Odiah, Jr. RB, Burlington
Matt O’Keefe, Sr. QB, Duxbury
Quinton Perkins, Sr. RB, Fitchburg
Joe Previte, Jr. OL/DL, Brockton
Bartley Regan, Sr. QB, BC High
Charles Ruffin, Sr. RB, King Philip
Nick Schlatz, Sr. RB/LB, Bridgewater-Raynham
Mike Walsh, Sr. QB/S, Swampscott

Flaherty leads Beverly in thrashing Scituate

December, 1, 2010
LYNN, Mass. -- Brendan Flaherty took 11 carries for 80 yards and added one 33-yard reception for a touchdown, leading the Beverly Panthers to a 41-14 win over Scituate in a Division 3 playoff semifinal.

“We were well prepared on defense,” said senior captain George Kallas of keeping Scituate scoreless until the third quarter when Beverly was up 34-0. “We knew what they were going to try to do to us and we came out on fire.”

Beverly opened up the scoring on a 25-yard run by Kenny Pierce less than five minutes in the game. After three plays brought the Panthers down to the Scituate 25, Flaherty took a handoff from quarterback Joe Wioncek and ran right, but stuffed the ball in Pierce’s gut who took the ball outside left and scampered to the end zone.

Scituate got the ball and completed a first down on fourth and two, taking advantage of a bad kick by Beverly’s George Kallas.

The next play, Beverly’s George Kastrinakis (three tackles) ripped the ball from Scituate’s Matt King as he was running and Beverly’s Tony MacDonald (three tackles, sack) fell on the ball at the Scituate 46. Flaherty took the first play to the left for 13 yards. On the next play, quarterback Wioncek (106 passing yards, 2 TDs) dropped back into the pocket and launched a pass to Flaherty which he pulled in for Beverly’s second score with 4:11 to go in the first.

Scituate took over from their 30, and faced with third and 13 from the 50, quarterback Tyler Park tried to complete the team’s first pass on the day, but Blake Sullivan (three tackles) had different plans, intercepting the pass at the Scituate 40 with nine seconds left in the first quarter.

Beverly put some more space between themselves and the Sailors on an 8 play, 4:25 drive, capped by a 10-yard toss from Wioncek to Mark Giles in the back of the end zone.

Looking for a shutout, and to show their offensive might, Beverly scored one more touchdown in the first half, a Flaherty 25 pitch outside the left end, and another on their first possession of the second half, a 2-yard left jab with 5:44.

Flaherty finished his day of scoring with a 25-yard pitch left with 51 seconds left in the first half. Wioncek’s kick made it 28-0.

Scituate went on to score twice in the second half, much to the chagrin of Beverly’s defense.

“We need more intensity,” added Kallas, looking to Saturday’s matchup against Somerset. “We went up, but they scored because they kept their intensity. We need to do that.”

B 13 15 6 7 -- 41
S 0 0 7 7 -- 14

1st quarter

B - Kenny Pierce 25 run (Joe Wioncek kick)
B - Brendan Flaherty 33 pass from Wioncek (kick failed)

2nd quarter
B - Mark Giles 10 pass from Wioncek (Giles pass from Wioncek)
B - Flaherty 25 run (Wioncek kick)

3rd quarter
B - Blake Sullivan 2 run (kick failed)
S - Wes Hawkins 11 run (Caleb Duvoisin kick)

4th quarter
B - Nick Theriault 1 run (Wioncek kick)
S - Matt King 3 run (Duvoisin kick)