DiBiaso on hold
Former Everett quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso, who holds the state record for career touchdown passes with 103, will be red-shirting this year at Dartmouth. DiBiaso recently had his second elbow surgery within a year and is looking at a 12-week recovery period.
Last year’s success on the gridiron seems to have sparked greater interest for Haverhill High football. There have been upwards of 135 players in the preseason including 60 freshmen. The reduction of the user fee to $100 is also credited for the high turnout.
UMass Amherst may be questioning its decision to go Division 1 in football and play games at Gillette Stadium (capacity 68,756). The NCAA announced last week that UMass must average 15,000 in attendance at Gillette this year or face a 10-year probation. The Minutemen averaged 10,901 fans last year.