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November 19, 2013

High School Football Hidden Gems

DOUG SANTOS, PEABODY

Sophomore, RB

Doug Santos had a monster game for Peabody in the 28-26 loss to Lawrence. A powerful running back, who slashed his way through the Lancers for 175 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown, Santos has kept getting better with every game.

He carried the ball five times for 31 yards and scored on an 11-yard run on the Tanners opening drive. He used his speed to get to the outside for long gains, including one 40-yard scamper.

DYLAN CRESSY, MARBLEHEAD

Senior, DB

It's impossible to stop the run without support from the secondary, and that's exactly what Cressy gave Marblehead Saturday against Tewskbury.

Cressy was adept on his angles of pursuit, and amassed three tackles-for-a-loss in Tewksbury's 34-21 win in the Division 3 Northeast championship game.

In coverage, Cressy leaped high in the air to snag a second quarter interception as well.

COLEMAN HEBERT, BISHOP FENWICK

Junior, LB

Bishop Fenwick was facing some minor injuries and illness on the defensive side of the ball Friday night in the Crusaders' Division 5 North final against Northeast Regional. Fenwick needed other players to step up and Hebert answered the call in the Crusaders' 43-6 victory.

Hebert filled in for senior linebacker James Traversey, who was limited due to sickness, and was flying all over the field from the opening whistle. He dropped Northeast running back Christian Perez on the game's first play with a loud hit after a 1-yard gain. He also teamed up with David Hurley to stop Avery Tango for no gain on a fourth-and-7.

Hebert's biggest play was falling on a Perez fumble that led to Fenwick's third touchdown, which really put the game away for the Crusaders.

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