SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. -- Wednesday was team picture day for the Swampscott football team and ESPN Boston tagged along with the Big Blue for a photo shoot on the harbor.
You can look for the full gallery on Monday, Sept. 5. We've been scouring Massachusetts to catch up with some of the team and players you'll want to keep an eye on this fall.
While meeting up with the Big Blue, we checked in with two players represented on our preseason All-State team. Swampscott wide receiver A.J. Baker was on our offensive first team while quarterback and safety Mike Walsh was listed on our "Watch List" and could be a candidate for Mr. Football honors this season.
Even though the players are no stranger to personal accolades, both have just one goal in mind for the upcoming season.
"We want to get back to the Super Bowl," said Baker, who's received interest from Colby and Bentley. "That's our goal every year. But we're putting first things first, we have to win our conference, so we have to win all our conference games and we'll take it from there."
That potential run to a Super Bowl is forged in the preseason, when the Big Blue signal-caller has frequently huddled up with his talented corps of receivers.
Considering Swampscott took the title at the New England Patriots Under Armour 7v7 tournament last month, it looks like this year's group is off and running.
"Last year, with [Peter] Yasi and [Zach] Beerman, I knew exactly where they were going to be the second they broke," said Walsh, who has committed to playing defensive back at Brown. "Now, it's working with this new group. We had a great summer though. We threw in a few new things to the playbook and all that stuff, but it's been good."