Monday Morning Quarterback Club to induct 6 into Pittsfield Football Hall of Fame


Berkshire Eagle Staff

PITTSFIELD -- The Monday Morning Quarterback Club will induct six new members into the PIttsfield Football Hall of Fame at its annual awards dinner on Monday at Berkshire Hills Country Club.

In addition to the induction of the 2013 Hall of Fame Class -- Bob Chiaretta, Joe DiFilippo, Mark Haadad, David Kearns, Joe Simonetta and Mike Rohlfs -- the dinner will include the awarding of scholarships to 13 local student athletes, the outstanding lineman trophy for each city team and the Jim Clark plaque.

The dinner is open to the public and the food will be served at 7 p.m. The cost to attend the dinner is $30 per person. For mor information, call Joe Woitkoski at (413) 443-0058.

A look at this year’s inductees:


Pittsfield High School,
Class of 1978

n Defensive end

n Member of the 1977 PHS team that advanced to the Super Bowl before losing to Minnechaug.

n Won multiple Lineman of the Week awards.

n All-Berkshire and All-Western Mass. his junior and senior seasons.

n Attended Western New England College, playing all four years at defensive end.

n Team captain as a junior and senior.



Taconic High School,
Class of 2003

n Offensive lineman, defensive lineman and kickoff team.

n Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior.

n Big, dominating player on defense.

n Passed away from after a courageous battle with cancer at a very young age.



Pittsfield High School,
Class of 1957

n Running back and defensive back for three years.

n Coached by
the legendary Nick Morris.

n Led the team
in scoring and rushing as a senior.



Taconic High School,
Class of 1976

n Fullback, linebacker and punter for four years. Co-captain as a senior.

n All-Western Mass. first team linebacker as senior. Running back in senior year.

n Member of 1974 of Western/Central Mass. Super Bowl championship team.

n All-Western Mass. first team linebacker and All-Class A first team linebacker.



St. Joseph High School,
Class of 1965

n Offensive running back and defensive back for three years.

n Member of 1965 undefeated Western Mass. championship team.



Pittsfield High School,
Class of 1964

n Running back for three years, earning second-team All-Berkshire honors as a senior.

n Western Mass. champion in
400-yard dash and second in
the state.

n Attended Springfield College and played running back, defensive back and returned punts the kickoffs.

n Named athlete of the year for the sophomore class at Springfield for his contributions in football and track. Ran the 400-yard dash, 400-yard intermediate hurdles, the 120-yard hurdles and the mile relay.

n Member of undefeated Springfield (9-0) team that was voted the best small college team in New England by New England sportswriters.

n In 2005, voted to the All-Decade Team of the 1960s as the kickoff and punt return specialist.


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