Football

Football - Fall 2017

Varsity and Junior Varsity

O'Bryant Football Coaching Staff

Kevin Gadson
Varsity Head Coach

Ed NealAssistant Coach
Donald Caisey
JV Head Coach

Craig Ransom
Assistant Coach
Mike Branch
Assistant Coach

Lyle Jackson
Assistant Coach





Need to reach a coach?  Contact Coach Gadson at kgadson@bostonpublicschools.org

Pre-Season 2017 Registration and Practices

Date/Times/Location
Event/Activity
Students Need to Bring
August 18
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
O'Bryant Football Locker Room
Registration and Collection of Physicals, Consent forms, etc.
Distribution of helmets and shoulder pads
Lock for locker

August 21 - 23
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
O'Bryant Football Field
Conditioning (No contact)
Shorts, t-shirts, cleats, sneakers, asthma inhalers (if needed)
August 24 - 25
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
O'Bryant Football Field

Limited Contact Practice

Shorts, t-shirts, cleats, sneakers, asthma inhalers (if needed)
August 28 - 
September 1
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
O'Bryant Football Field

Full Contact Practice

Shorts, t-shirts, cleats, sneakers, asthma inhalers (if needed)

Fall 2016 Season Coach's Highlights

The Fall 2016 season was a very rewarding one for our football program as far as achieving goals and exceeding expectations. Our record for the season was 9-2 which was not perfect, but it was successful in terms of getting the most out of our players and helping them achieve their full potential. The true measure for our team and season was not our league championship (BCL South), but the overall development and progress of our players from one year to the next. Last season (Fall 2015) was a challenging one, but we came together and  learned how to compete as a team. Through the hard work and dedication of our coaches and players, we had great team success this year, but we also had three of the most productive players in the history of our program - Ryan Kalayjian, Kobe Smith and Emmanuel Exilhomme who scored the most touchdowns in one season (23) in O’Bryant/Boston Tech history.

Post-Season: Boston City League South Champions; MIAA State Tournament #2 Seed - Division 4A North Finalist

Boston City League All-Stars: Emmanuel Exilhomme, Ryan Kalayjian, Kobe Smith 

Massachusetts Shriners Game All-Stars: Emmanuel Exilhomme, Kobe Smith

BSA Most Valuable Scholar-Athlete: Ryan Kalayjian

The JV team played hard all season and our young players improved with each game. During the season, our players learned a lot about football, competition, teamwork, teammates, ourselves and life. Our players represented O'Bryant in a positive manner and we look forward to building on the lessons we learned last year and expect a great season this fall.