“Brendan’s a high profile kid in the community, but you’d never know it by the way he carries himself. He’s extremely blessed as an athlete, but the way he’s handled it with humility is what’s most impressive to me. He goes about his business without needing the attention.”
Now it’s down to one game, a contest the Panthers have been dreaming about since the end of the 2011 season but haven’t dared focus on until every other challenge had been conquered. Now that they have, Flaherty and his Beverly High teammates are set on making Garden City gridiron history.
“There’s nowhere I’d rather be than at Gillette with the guys I’ve played with since second grade. There’s nothing like it,” he said.
“To be in the position we are and have that opportunity in front of us ... we can’t let it slip away. It’s time for us to finish the journey we started on a long time ago.”