Holliston ring ceremony to honor fallen teammates

This Saturday at 4:30 p.m., the Holliston High School football team will be hosting its Division IIIA Super Bowl championship ring ceremony at the Hall at Patriot Place.

The ceremony is being done in honor of former teammate Joey Larracey, who passed away during the 2008 preseason after collapsing during a scrimmage; and late honorary captain Tim O'Connell, who succumbed to leukemia just days following Larracey's untimely death.

Courtesy of the New England Patriots:

In honor of Joey Larracey, a 16-year-old junior lineman who passed away suddenly after a preseason game in 2008, the Holliston High School football program will host its Super Bowl ring ceremony at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.

The Panthers dedicated their last two seasons to Larracey, including the 2010 season, in which they defeated Cardinal Spellman at Gillette Stadium to win the 2010 Division IIIA Super Bowl. The team chose Larracey’s No. 73 jersey to hang in The Hall at Patriot Place’s Wall of Champions exhibit.

Each of the team’s Super Bowl rings bears Larracey’s No. 73 as well as No. 7 for Tim O'Connell, an honorary captain who lost his battle with cancer just five days after Larracey passed away. Approximately 150 people will attend the event, where a team photo will be taken in front of the Wall of Champions and a ring ceremony will be conducted in The Hall’s Raytheon Theater.