Published August 22, 2019

Wakefield sophomore running back Aidan Sweeney was recently named to the Boston Herald’s 14th annual preseason MIAA football watch list.

Sweeney was one of 16 running backs listed as an honorable mention. He was the only sophomore running back on the list.

He was one of just two sophomores on the entire watch list, joining Everett wide receiver Ismael Zador who made the second team.

Sweeney led the Warriors with 11 rushing touchdowns last year. His best game came against Boston Latin on Nov. 9 when he rushed for 200 yards and four touchdowns.


Wakefield’s first scrimmage of the season is this Saturday against Pentucket, 3:30 p.m. at Landrigan Field. The Warriors also scrimmage North Reading Aug. 30.

Wakefield opens their regular season on Sept. 6 at home against Greater Lawrence Tech.

Other members of the Middlesex League to make the Herald’s preseason watch list were:

OL: Dom DeCrescenzo, Jr., Reading (First Team Offense)

OL: Chris Belliveau, Sr., Stoneham (Second Team Offense)

LB: Dan DiMare, Jr., Reading (Second Team Defense)

DB: Jeremy Rosh, Sr., Reading (Second Team Defense)

DB: Chris Cusolito, Sr., Melrose (Second Team Defense)

QB: Tommy Degnan, Sr., Winchester (Honorable Mention)

QB: Khyle Pena, Sr., Burlington (Honorable Mention)

RB: Seth Russell, Sr., Stoneham (Honorable Mention)

OL/DL: Chris Jones, Sr., Burlington (Honorable Mention)