10, 11, 12
10, 11, 12
10, 11, 12
Class of 1979
A three-sport standout who was a league all-star in football, hockey and lacrosse, Scott Angell was an integral part of the Patriots' only Super Bowl title, a 1978 win Over Shawsheen Tech at Nickerson Field.
The oldest of three boys, Scott grew up a "playground rat" in the shadow of Emerson Field on Everett Street and attended Alcott and the Middle School before arriving at CCHS in the fall of 1975, a time of great prosperity for Patriot athletics. In football, Scott was part of a class that included fellow Hall of Famers Bill Barrett, John Daniel and Carl Hume. An offensive guard and defensive tackle for long-time coach Al Robichaud, Scott was a standout on the freshman team and earned time as sophomore thanks to his intensity and strength. As a junior, Angell earned the starting nod on both sides of the ball and never came off the field, finishing among the team's leading tacklers defensively while Opening holes for the Patriot backs.
Things came together in the fall of '78 as Angell co-captained the Patriots to a perfect 10-0 regular season, defeating Bedford on Thanksgiving to capture the program's first-ever Dual County League title and a spot in the Division III Super Bowl. Playing in front of more than 3,000 fans at Boston University's Nickerson Field, Angell and the Patriots Steamrolled Shawsheen Tech, 34-0, to cap a remarkable run to glory. Angell was named as the Patriots' most valuable offensive lineman and earned DCL All-Star honors for his play.
"Scott was a great football player and a super co-captain senior year on the Super Bowl team" said Robichaud, who coached the Patriots for 19 years. "I remember Scott was the prototypic football player who went hard from the start of the play right to the whistle all the time. He provided a great example for all the younger kids On the team, and his leadership was a big reason we pulled some close games out and went undefeated his senior Season."
In hockey, Angell continued the tradition of the great Patriot teams of the mid-70's, earning three letters for coaches Dan Bova and Dave Pekins. After earning a regular shift on defense as a sophomore and junior, Scott converted to wing as a senior and was the team's leading scorer with over 30 points. A co-captain of the 197879 team, Scott was named to the DCL all-Star team for his efforts.
Spring found Angell with a lacrosse Stick in his hand as part of the great dynasty built by Hall of Fame coach Jim McLellan. A three-year varsity letter winner on attack, Scott was a two-time Eastern Mass. All-Star and led the Squad in Scoring as a Senior.
Recruited by numerous Division II schools to play football and hockey, Scott chose to attend the University of New Hampshire, where he was a three-year starter for the Wildcat lacrosse team. Scott played two years at UNH with Hall of Famer John Fay 77, generally considered the greatest lacrosse player in CCHS history. As a senior co-captain, Scott was named a Northeast All-Star and helped the squad achieve a #9 ranking in the Division I polls.
"My favorite memories are of being part of the Super Bowl championship team, and especially defeating Bedford that year on Thanksgiving to clinch the DCL title," said Scott. "In hockey, playing rival Acton-Boxboro in front of packed houses was a thrill, and in lacrosse, playing Lincoln-Sudbury was a real highlight."
Currently a sales and marketing executive living in Littleton, Scott and wife Patricia have three sons: Billy, Tommy and Danny. Scott has remained active as a youth hockey and baseball coach for all of his kid's teams.