Lynn Classical head football coach Brian Vaughan and his team will be tested right away in the 2019 season.
Classical’s opening night opponent at Manning Field will be Brockton High School. With 4,200 students, Brockton is the largest high school in Massachusetts. The Boxers are a perennial playoff contender in Division 1. The team, formerly coached by Armando Colombo and now coached by his son, Peter, was the powerhouse (think Everett High of today) in the 1970s.
“It’s going to be challenging,” said Vaughan. “We’re already studying and breaking down film on them. They play a tough schedule. I think it’s a huge opportunity for us. Our kids are excited.”
Vaughan said his program was looking for a non-league opponent and Brockton reached out to him. “We said, why not? It’s a win-win for us. Brockton is always a good team.”
Classical’s other opponents in the regular season are Revere, Danvers, Salem, Saugus, Winthrop, and Gloucester. Classical also plays Lynn English on Thanksgiving morning.
The Rams’ pre-season scrimmages are against Marblehead, St. John’s Prep, and Catholic Memorial.
“We feel those three scrimmages, plus Week 1 versus Brockton, will really have us ready for our conference schedule,” said Vaughan.