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Football All-Scholastics 2021



Despite missing three games (two to injury, one to rest), Coulstring ran for 968 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Div. 6 Super Bowl champs. … Ran 174 times for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. … South Shore League All-Star also played safety. … Intercepted two passes against Abington in the Div. 6 final. … “Couly is the epitome of how we run: downhill, shoulders parallel and always falling forward,” said Rockland coach Nick Liquori.



A versatile weapon for the Div. 6 Super Bowl champs. … Played running back, receiver and cornerback. .. Ran for 719 yards and six touchdowns while hauling in 34 catches for 565 yards and seven TDs. … His yards per carry (8.6) and yards per catch (16.6) show he’s a big-play threat. … Junior captain is a two-time South Shore League All-Star. … “Lucas is a threat as soon as he steps on field,” said Rockland coach Nick Liquori.



Junior is dominant on the offensive and defensive lines. … Helped Bulldogs rush for more than 2,600 yards and hold opponents to 12.3 points per game.

Honorable Mentions:

Brett Armstrong

Gabe Pinheiro

RHS Students Talk About the Holidays

December 21, 2021

Last Friday the Journalism class asked students in the cafeteria some Holiday related questions.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Volleyball All-Scholastics 2021

From the Brockton Enterprise



This senior played all over for the Bulldogs (14-6), leading them to the Div. 4 state quarterfinals. … Three-time South Shore League All-Star. … Repeat All-Scholastic. … Averaged 6 kills, 4 aces and 11 digs per match. … Four-year starter. … Coach Emily Adams said: “She has become a very consistent back-row player setting up the offense, and she has become a dominant player in the front row.”



This senior middle hitter was a Division 4 All-State pick by the Massachusetts Volleyball Coaches Association. … South Shore League Tobin Division MVP. … Repeat All-Scholastic. … Averaged 10 kills, 2 aces and 2 blocks per match. … Two-year captain. … Led the Bulldogs (14-6) to the Div. 4 state quarterfinals. … Coach Emily Adams calls her a “versatile and smart player.”



Senior libero averaged 12 digs and 4 assists per match for the Bulldogs (14-6). … Repeat All-Scholastic is a two-time league all-star.


Football Team Wins D6 Super Bowl

Ollie Robinson and Veritas Staff

By now everyone knows that the Rockland Bulldogs won the MIAA Division Six football championship at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 3, but here’s our story that appeared in the December issue of the Veritas in case you missed it. 

The Dogs took down the Green Wave of Abington by a score of 23 to 13.  

Senior captain PJ Celestino was confident they would win. He said, “I knew we were going to win. Just the whole day I had that feeling. Especially through warmups we were all ready to go and you could feel it.”

So, how did the Dogs pull off this win? “We just played for each other, played our game, and had the belief in our coaching staff to put us in the right position to make plays and win,” said Celestino.

Celestino also said that beating Abington again was even more exciting for them.  “We’ve been playing those same kids our whole lives and it was pretty cool to cap off our senior year on the winning side of things against them. I don’t think the kids in this senior and junior class have ever started a football game against Abington and lost.” 

While Celestino’s scoring was key, it was also the defense that carried the Bulldogs in this game.

 Against Abington, Rockland forced five turnovers including two  fumble recoveries by Gabe Pinheiro, and one by Lucas Leander, and two interceptions by Jacob Coulstring.  

Reflecting on the whole experience Celestino voiced the feelings of the team, coaches and all the people of Rockland who went out to Gillette on Friday night.  “It was insane. Just to think of the history of that stadium and what’s been done there; it was pretty cool.”

It seemed like the entire school and the town were all out at Gillette.  “There were alumni from the 1982 Super Bowl team,” said Gary Graziano in a tweet, and players also from the other Super Bowl championship teams of 1992, 1998 and 2000.

PJ, who says he plans to continue to play football in college, had some final words for his teammates and coaches.  “Thank you to all my teammates and coaches for a great 4 years playing for this program and thank you all for your dedication this season.” 

He also had a prediction for next year. “But the craziest thing is the boys are gonna’ be going back next year.”

Hall of Fame Inducts Superfan, Jim Cahill

From left Gary Graziano, Carol Cahill, Ken Owen and Hall of Fame inductee, Jim Cahill. Our story on all the nominees can be found below on this website

December 17, 2021

Jax Leduc, Veritas Staff

This year the Rockland community welcomed several inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame. This is the single most prestigious honor a Rockland athlete or Rockland athletics fan can achieve. 

Among the inductees was the brother of teacher, Carol Cahill, Jimmy Cahill. 

Ms. Cahill explained what it meant to Jimmy “Jimbo” Cahill to be inducted into the Rockland High Athletic Hall of Fame.

“It meant the world to him. He is a devoted RHS Bulldogs fan, and receiving their top honor meant the world to him.” She also said what this community has meant to Jimmy, 

“This community has meant the world to Jimmy. It has given him a link to things happening in the school and in the town.” 

Finally, what would be one thing she would want the people of Rockland to know about Jimmy that they may not already know? 

She said, “He’s got a great sense of humor and he is the most positive person on the planet… even when something horrible happens he has the ability to look past it and say ‘what’s next’, which is a lesson I think everyone could learn from him.”

This is a great tribute from Ms. Cahill about her brother, such a monumental figure in our community.

See our story on all the inductees here.

Drama Club performs Puffs on Dec. 3 and 4

December 17, 2021

Hailey Christianson, Veritas Web Editor

On Friday, December 3, and Saturday, December 4, the RHS Drama Club presented their play Puffs.  With Mr. Bergman directing the play, the show was a hit with just under 300 people in attendance.

Puffs is a parody of the Harry Potter books. The main characters are three of the Hufflepuffs who go to Hogwarts with Hannah (Harry) who is played by Leah Leonard. They include: Wayne Hopkins, played by Ben Quinn, Megan Jones, played by Allyson Leary and Oliver Rivers, played by Tri Nguyen. The trio forms a strong friendship as the play covers their seven years at Hogwarts.

McKenna Maher (who plays Leanne) gave some insight on how she thought the play went not only for herself but the whole cast.  

“The play was an amazing experience, especially considering it was the first performance with Rockland High School’s new musical director, Steven Bergman. We had a great ensemble cast with many new performers coming into the trade and they learned everything so amazingly and I think that we did great. I think that the play, especially considering its fast pace and confusing scene configuration, was a bit difficult to learn but executed well by our cast. Overall, I’m very pleased with the outcome and I can’t wait for the spring musical.”

Mr. Bergman also had some information about not just the play but about the students who performed.  

“I was very proud of the work the students did throughout the rehearsal process. Beginning with the initial read through of the script, the students worked every day to become more and more familiar with the lines and the stories that their characters would tell throughout the play. Several of the cast and crew had never participated in a play before, and it was great to watch their progress, and subsequent achievement with their production.”  

Of course, being a director is a difficult job considering all that goes into it as Mr. Bergman explained. “I’ve directed many shows, and every production brings different challenges. At the end of the day, figuring out the challenges that a particular show has, from casting to tech week rehearsals, all go into organizing the rehearsal schedule so that the cast and crew feel prepared for their performances.”

Mr. Bergman is now focused on the spring musical which is just around the corner.  Auditions were held on December 13 for the musical “Shrek”.  

For anyone who is wondering if they can participate, Mr. Bergman says, “Absolutely. Shrek is a very fun musical that has upbeat songs, and tells a wonderful story of acceptance and inclusion.  There are many roles for all skill levels, and we don’t have any cuts, so I hope that many students will want to participate.” 

Being a part of the RHS Drama Club would be a great experience for anyone who wants to be in any field involving acting, or even being on a crew.  


 Karen Araujo

Kaitlyn Brown

Nicole Cedrone

John Goncalves

Corinne Medford

Conor Quackenbush

Melindah Taylor


RHS Student            Character

Elias Carbone – J.FINCH FLETCHLEY (+ others)

Kelly Hamilton – SALLY PERKS (+ others)

Victoria Higgins – SUSIE BONES (+ others)

Seth Jesse – CEDRIC and MR. VOLDY

Allyson Leary – MEGAN JONES

Leah Leonard – HANNAH (+ others)

McKenna Maher – LEANNE (+ others)

Gustavo Noguiera – CLUMSY (+ others)



Joseph Quinn – NARRATOR (+ others)

Zachary Ryan – ERNIE MAC (+ others)

Front row (L to R) – Allyson Leary, Joey Quinn, Seth Jesse; Middle row – Leah Leonard, Kelly Hamilton, McKenna Maher, Elias Carbone;   Back row – Victoria Higgins, Gustavo Nogueira, Ben Quinn, Tri Nguyen, Zachary Ryan             photo courtesy of Mr. Bergman

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