SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 19, 2013

Marblehead's Tyrrell named NEC football Player of the Year


The Salem News

---- — Junior running back Brooks Tyrrell, who helped lead the Marblehead High football team to the Division 3 North championship game last weekend, was named the Player of the Year in the Northeastern Conference last night.

Tyrrell, who has rushed for 1,614 yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground in 10 games this fall. In leading the North Shore in carries (237), Tyrrell has scored 21 total touchdowns and has 138 points, good for fourth in the area.

In all, five Marblehead players were chosen for the 24-man NEC All-Conference team. Tyrrell was joined by Magician senior teammates Trevor Gelineau on the offensive line; linebacker Liam Gillis; wide receiver Brian Daly, whose dozen touchdown catches lead the North Shore (to go along with 26 catches for 557 yards) and quarterback Matt Millett, who has passed for 1,487 yards and 17 touchdowns this season.

Beverly High saw three of its players selected as All-Conference picks. Senior running back Isaiah White, who leads the North Shore in rushing yards (1,619) and total points (140) while scoring 23 touchdowns this year, was chosen. So were Panther senior teammates Zach Duguid on the defensive line and Sam Mulumba in the defensive secondary.

Peabody was represented by senior linebacker Cody Wlasuk, as well as junior offensive lineman Ethan Mercedes.

Danvers also had two players chosen: senior offensive lineman Tom Quinn and senior Alex Valles, a running back who has 1,070 rushing yards, 14 total touchdowns and 90 points.

Swampscott’s selection was senior defensive lineman Toby Hale.

The complete Northeastern Conference All-Conference team is as follows:

QUARTERBACK: Matt Millett, Marblehead Sr.

RUNNING BACK: Jordan Pallazola, Gloucester Sr.; Brooks Tyrrell, Marblehead Jr.; Isaiah White, Beverly Sr.; Alex Valles, Danvers Sr.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Brian Daly, Marblehead Sr.; Chris Lessard, Lynn English Sr.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Trevor Gelineau, Marblehead Sr.; Tom Quinn, Danvers Sr.; Trey Burris, Lynn Classical Sr.; Ethan Mercedes, Peabody Jr.; James Baxter, Winthrop Sr.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Drew Shairs, Gloucester Sr.; Chris Tinkham, Lynn English Sr.; Toby Hale, Swampscott Sr.; Zach Duguid, Beverly Sr.

LINEBACKERS: Liam Gillis, Marblehead Sr.; Cody Wlasuk, Peabody Sr.; Jordan Corbett-Frank, Winthrop Sr.; Romario Louidhon, Lynn Classical Sr.; Zach Lozzi, Lynn English Sr.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: Tom Portrait, Revere Sr.; Sam Mulumba, Beverly Sr.; Jordan Brown, Lynn Classical Sr.

NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brooks Tyrrell, Marblehead.

NEC NORTH CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR: Jim Rudloff, Marblehead and Tony Zerilli, Gloucester.

NEC SOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR: Sean Rogers, Danvers.