SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 4, 2013

Football Friday: Area leaders and game to watch heading into Week 5


The Salem News

---- — RUSHING

Player, School Att. Yds. TD

1. J. Thomas, St. John’s 102 762 7

2. I. White, Beverly 66 675 6

3. B. Tyrrell, Marblehead 93 634 7

4. R. Rushins, Bp. Fenwick 58 453 9

5. R. Murphy, No.Shore 58 436 4

6. D. Santos, Peabody 55 408 5

7. M. Nuernberg, No. Shore 38 332 1

8. M. Tivinis, Masco. 34 294 5

9. A. Valles, Danvers 30 282 3

10. Nick Bona, Bp. Fenwick 40 262 3

PASSING

Player, School PC PA Yds TD

1. M. Millett, Marb. 48 66 655 9

2. B. McDonald, Swamp. 54 108 645 6

3. J. Clay, Ham-Wenham 31 59 442 5

4. M. Geaslen, St. John’s 34 65 403 3

5. K. Blomster, Ipswich 23 52 350 3

RECEIVING

Player, School Rec. Yds. TD

1. B. Daly, Marblehead 16 328 7

2. J. Gillis, Marblehead 16 241 2

3. B. Faulkner, Swamp. 18 236 2

4. N. Glaster, Ips. 12 211 3

5. C. Tines, Masco. 4 183 3

6. C. Ecker, Ham-Wen 14 156 1

7. I. White, Beverly 5 153 1

8. J. Burt, St. John’s 11 142 0

9. E. Razney, Bp. Fenwick 7 121 1

10. L. Mahoney, St. John’s 6 115 1

Note: Statistics are based on players from the Salem News coverage area only.

BY THE NUMBERS

Who are the North Shore’s true big-play threats so far this season? Taking a look at some of the area’s top scorers (players needed at least three TDs to be considered), here are the area’s five most dangerous home run hitters so far this fall:

Player, school Touchdowns Average yards per TD

1. Corey Tines, Masco 4 62

2. Chris Behen, Danvers 3 59

3. Robbie Carrillo, Fenwick 3 53.3

4. Alex Valles, Danvers 5 52.2

5. Isaiah White, Beverly 7 49.4

GAMES TO WATCH

Gloucester (3-1) at Marblehead (4-0), tonight at 7 p.m.: Can the Fisherman duplicate the defensive blueprint that Swampscott set in the first half against Marblehead last week? That’s the biggest question attached to this game. Marblehead has size, speed and athleticism all over the field and its spread offense is tough to slow down. Gloucester already owns impressive wins over Lynn Classical, Salem and Beverly so far, but none of Marblehead’s four opponents this season have been able to hang for a full four quarters.

---

Georgetown (0-3) at Ipswich (0-3), tonight at 7 p.m.: One of these two teams will pick up its first win of the season tonight. First-year coach Greg Brotherton would love for the Tigers to start picking up some momentum as they head into the second half of their regular season schedule. Ipswich has won the last three meetings, including a 40-6 victory last year.

---

Bishop Fenwick (3-0) at Cardinal Spellman (3-0), tonight at 7 p.m.: The Crusaders face their first big test this season in Brockton, which is always a tough place to play. Fenwick has split its last six road meetings with Spellman and dropped the last two. The Catholic Central League figures to be tough this season with Austin Prep and St. Mary’s also in the mix for the league title, so picking up a road win at Spellman would be huge for the Crusaders.