Varsity Football 2021

Program Overview

Danvers High School fields football teams at the varsity, junior varsity and freshman level. Competing in the Division III Northeastern Conference, we are in the NEC North Division playing Beverly, Peabody, Marblehead, and Malden.  The Fisherman of Gloucester remain our long-time rival played on Thanksgiving morning.

Varsity games are typically played on Friday nights (6:30pm) from September through November.  JV games are played either on Saturday mornings (10am) or Monday afternoons (4pm) depending on field availability.  Freshman football is played on Thursdays at 4pm, typically.

The football program prides itself on providing its athletes with a competitive atmosphere with an emphasis on character, leadership and teamwork. Danvers High School believes that some of the greatest lessons are learned beyond the classroom. On the field, our athletes display commitment and sportsmanship to themselves, their coaches and their teammates. As student-athletes, our football players learn to balance their various responsibilities, and ultimately become well-rounded individuals and reliable teammates.

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Coaching Staff

Head Coach
Ryan Nolan

Assistant Coaches
Bryan Ibbitson
Neal Weidman
Pete Spiros
Steven Hennessey
Andrew Barton

Jeff Smith
Tom Ladd

Coach Nolan took over the Danvers program in 2017 after several years as the intense and innovative defensive coordinator for the Falcons.  After attending Stoneham HS, coach was an All-New England selection as a linebacker at the Salisbury School (CT). He moved on to become a four year starter and two year All-League linebacker at Hamilton College, majoring in Government.  Coach Nolan remains the 5th all-time leading tackler for the Continentals.

2021 Achievements

Season Record: 5-6

Made it to the MIAA Division 4 Round of 8

2021 Awards and Accolades

NEC All-Conference: Colin Kelter, Mike Leon

NEC All-Star: Aris Xerras