Boston High School: Ryan St. Clair

Recap: Oliver Ames 24, Stoughton 14

November, 12, 2011

STOUGHTON, Mass. –- Jared Schneider ran for two and passed for one touchdown to lead Oliver Ames over Hockomock Davenport rival Stoughton 24-14 last night.

Down 7-3 at the half, Schneider attributes the second half play to coach Jim Artz’s halftime speech.

“Coach told us that he loved us,” Schneider said. “He didn’t want to give up on us and Thanksgiving, he didn’t want that to be our last game with this group.”

OA (5-4, 2-1) came out in the second half and scored in just over three minutes to take the first lead of the game, a 30-yard scamper over the left tackle by Schneider. He had a running back to option to on his left, but the field opened up and he went in.

After an illegal motion penalty and two plays that netted two negative yards, Stoughton’s Alex Fernandes threw a pass that was intercepted by Ryan St. Clair and brought to the Stoughton 14. Four plays later, Schenider scored again from two yards out.

At 17-7, the Black Knights (5-5, 2-1) were two scores down and needing to produce points on the next drive to keep some momentum.

Starting from their own 40, Stoughton looked as if they might get a first down, after two rushing plays set up third and 2 from their 48, but an Alex Tepper sack on Fernandes set up fourth and 5. A bad snap to Alex Calixte forced him to fall on the ball at the Stoughton 25, which Oliver Ames ate up. The Tiger then took just over three minutes to find the end zone with Tepper taking a 4-yard grab from Schneider at 9:14 in the fourth quarter.

Stoughton was able to come back on the following drive and score with 8:07 left to make the game 24-14. They recovered a fumble on their own 25 and scored on a 25-yard touchdown pass. However, the play was negated due to illegal motion before the snap (two players motioned simultaneously). OA gobbled the next three minutes running the ball and keeping passes in bounds, and even though Stoughton made it down to the Oliver Ames 34 with just under two minutes left, senior captain Brian Crosby got an interception that allowed the Tigers to take a knee, as Stoughton had used their last time out during Oliver Ames’s previous drive.


Alex Tepper is 6-2, 245, the size of most linemen, so when he goes out for a pass, with his speed and size, it doesn’t make for a good matchup with linebackers, who usually weigh in between 175-215 pounds.

“All the hard work in the offseason, putting on size, lifting, running, it pays off,” Tepper said. “I am a hard person to tackle over the middle.”

OA kicker Ryan McGrath missed one field goal (42) but made the second (37) on the following possession. Going in with points on the board was key for Oliver Ames, for when the scored in the second half, they already had the lead. The first one was not his fault, according to Artz.

“We accounted for the wind a little but too much,” Artz said.

Artz told McGrath to kick it and let the wind shift the ball through the uprights. McGrath did as he was told but the wind did not carry the ball the way Artz and staff had expected.

“He was like, ‘Coach, I put it where you wanted it.”


Although Schenider shared Artz's emotional halftime speech, telling the team that he loved them and wanted to see the team play past Thanksgiving, the coach did not want to recount any of his speech after the game.

“Nothing" was what Artz would divulge of the pep talk that turned his team on in the second half, he said with a smile.

O (5-4) 0 - 3 - 14 - 7 --– 24
S (5-5) 7 - 0 - 0 - 7 –-- 14

First quarter
S – Marcus Middleton 53 pass from Alex Fernandes (Fernandes kick)

Second quarter
O– Ryan McGrath 37 field goal

Third quarter
O – Jared Schneider 30 run (McGrath kick)
O – Schneider 2 run (McGrath kick)

Fourth quarter
O – Alex Tepper 4 pass from Schneider (McGrath kick)
S – Aaron Calixte 11 pass from Fernandes (Fernandes kick

Friday's Bay State Games results

July, 16, 2011
Courtesy Bay State Games media relations director Peter Cohenno:


Boys Scholastic 11/12 Grade
Wentworth Institute of Technology – Boston, MA

Metro 86, Northeast 75

Central vs Coastal
Results not available

West 91, Southeast 89
West beat Southeast in a nail-biting 91-89 overtime thriller. The game was close throughout with West holding a slim 15-11 lead after the first quarter and an even slimmer 35-34 lead at the half. However, at the end of the fourth quarter West found itself down by one with just a few second left on the clock. With one shot left, Jose Allen (Amherst, Amherst HS) drilled a shot at the buzzer to tie the game at 74-74 and send them into overtime. Allen, who led West with 15 points, added another six points in overtime to seal the win. Southeast’s Sayvonn Houston (Brockton, Brockton HS) led all scorers with 25 points.

Coastal 100, Metro 91
Coastal drained nine 3-pointers as they defeated Metro 100-91. Coastal jumped out to an early 30-18 lead at the end of the first quarter. By halftime Metro had cut the lead down to 54-47. However, Coastal regained a nine point lead going into the fourth quarter and never looked back. Leading the charge for Coastal was guard Chris Green (Taunton, Taunton HS) who scored 22 points, 18 of which were in the first half while Andrew Kenyon (Swansea, Case HS) added another 20 points.

West 124, Northeast 85
West had seven players score in double digits as they demolished Northeast, 124-85. Northeast kept the game close in the beginning, and were within three points, 50-47, at the half. However, in the third quarter West erupted for 41 points. West’s Phil DePhilips (Orange, Mahar HS) led the team with 21 points, 10 of which came during the second half explosion. Jose Allen (Amherst, Amherst HS) added 19 points for the winners.

Central vs Southeast
Results not available

Boys Scholastic 9/10 Grade
Reggie Lewis Center – Boston, MA

Metro 77, Northeast 48
Metro sailed past Northeast Friday morning with a score of 77-48. Northeast’s Jordan Mendez (Salem, North Shore Tech) netted a game-high 20 points in the victory. His teammate, Jack Jimenez (Salem, Salem Academy Charter), contributed 11 points. Metro’s leading scorer was Tyler Sullivan with 16 points, though Matt Woods was close behind, scoring 15.

Coastal 83, Southeast 76
In one of the tightest games so far in the tournament, Coastal defeated Southeast, 83-76. Coastal’s sophomore guard Ryan St. Clair (Easton, Oliver Ames) put up a team-high 22 points. His teammate sophomore guard Tony Pires (Carver, Carver) scored 16 points. Despite being on the losing squad, freshman forward Dave Harrison (Weymouth, Weymouth HS) netted a game-high 22 points. His teammate sophomore forward Paul Preziosi (Abington/Hull, Cardinal Spellman HS) contributed 15 points.

West 65, Central 62
West snuck past Central on Friday by a narrow three-point margin, 65-62. Sophomore forward Justin Crosby (Westfield, Westfield HS) posted 13 points toward his West squad’s win, while his teammates, freshman Corey Baker (Granby, Granby HS) and sophomore Andy Gifford (Granby, Granby HS) each scored 11 points. Central’s sophomore guard Colin Richey (Upton, Whitinsville Christian) netted a game-high 16 points. His teammate, sophomore guard Mark Deuris (Uxbridge, Uxbridge) contributed 11 points.

Southeast 72, Northeast 48
Southeast defeated Northeast, 72-48, Friday afternoon. Southeast’s freshman guard Dave Harrison (Weymouth, Weymouth HS) led the charge, notching 16 points. His teammate, sophomore Ridge Francisque (Brockton, Brockton HS), was close behind with 13 points. Northeast sophomore Jordan Mendez (Salem, North Shore Tech) managed to net a game-high 18 and his teammate, sophomore Jack Jimenez (Salem, Salem Academy Charter), scored 13 points.

Metro vs Central
Results not available.

Coastal vs West
Results not available.

Girls Scholastic
Emmanuel College – Boston, MA

Southeast 66, Metro 52
Southeast got 15 points from sophomore center Ashley Snyder (Foxboro, Foxboro HS) to help them to victory over Metro, 66-52. Senior guard Katelyn Sousa (Hopkinton, Hopkinton HS) contributed 11 points to the offensive effort. Despite the loss, both sophomore Gena Restiano (Revere, Revere HS) and junior Colleen Kane (Arlington, Arlington HS) managed to put up 11 points each for their Metro squad.

Northeast 68, Central 37
Northeast put on an offensive showcase as they defeated Central, 68-37. They came out hard, outscoring Central 22-8 in the first quarter alone. Senior Amy Pelletier (Beverly, Bishop Fenwick HS) scored a game-high 11 points to propel her team to victory. Her teammate, Nicole Catizone (Woburn, Arlington Catholic HS), contributed nine points to the effort. Central’s leading scorer was Sammie Battaini (Leominster, St. Bernard’s Central Catholic), with seven points.

West 58, Coastal 43
West defeated Central Friday by a 58-43 margin. Junior Jill Ritrosky (Pittsfield, Pittsfield HS) contributed a game-high 12 points to the win. West sophomore Alyssa Darling (Palmer, Palmer HS) scored 10 points. The leading scorer for the Coastal squad was sophomore Angelique Martinez (Taunton, Taunton HS), who netted 10 points. Her teammate senior Jennifer Rock (Byfield, Triton), scored eight.

Central vs Southeast
Results not available.

West vs Metro
Results not available.

Northeast 73, Coastal 36
Northeast was too strong for an undermanned Coastal squad as they walked away with a 73-36 win. Kaitlyn Lipka (Peabody, Bishop Fenwick HS) led all scorers with 15 and Carlene Kluge (Reading, Reading HS) added 12 points for the winners. Coastal’s Rachel Camara (Fall River, Durfee) gave strong effort, collecting 13 points.

Waltham High School – Waltham, MA

Metro/Northeast 2, West 1
Whitney Jones (Sudbury, Brooks School) and Erika Kelly (Watertown, Watertown HS) each scored a goal to help Metro/Northeast edge West, 2-1. Morgan Mazanec (Selburne, Mohawk Trail Reg. HS) collected the lone tally for West.

Southeast 6, Coastal 1
Southeast got goals from six different players to blow past Coastal, 6-1. Katy Cronin (Franklin, Franklin HS), Kayla Garczynski (Norwood, Norwood HS), Meghan Pini (Natick, Natick HS), Meghan Murphy (Walpole, Walpole HS), Emily McColgan (Walpole, Southfield HS), and Mackenzie Hudson (Stoughton, Stoughton HS) each found the net. Meghan Carroll (Mansfield, Mansfield HS) broke up the shutout with a goal for Coastal.


Boys Scholastic
Wentworth Institute of Technology – Boston, MA

Northeast 14, Metro/Southeast 3

West 10, Coastal 8

Northeast 16, Central 4

Metro/Southeast 11, West 10

Girls Scholastic
Waltham High School – Waltham, MA

West 14, Northeast/Central 6
West was too strong for Northeast/Central as they cruised to an easy 14-6 victory. Nicole Beliveau (Westfield, Westfield HS) notched four goals, Alicia Busco (Agawam, Agawam HS) potted three and Emily Allcroft (Northampton, Northampton HS) tallied a pair to pace the West offense. Northeast/Central’s Isabella Gitto (Leominster, Leominster HS) netted three goals in a losing effort.

Southeast/Coastal 15, Metro 10
Southeast/Coastal’s strong finish helps secure 15-10 win over Metro. After a slow start, Metro pulled within a goal midway through the second half before Southeast/Coastal scored four unanswered goals to come out on top. Natalie Devine (East Walpole, Fontbonne Academy) led her team with three goals, and four others chipped in with a pair of markers. Freshman Shannon Fitzgerald (Newton, Newton North) was terrific for Metro with six goals.