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November 23, 2012

Masco, Beverly big winners in NEC/CAL all-stars

Two local players and a pair of local coaches brought home the big awards as the Northeastern Conference/Cape Ann League Tiers 1 and 2 announced the 2012 football all-stars.

Masconomet swept the MVP and Coach of the Year Awards in Tier 1, while Beverly did the same in Tier 2.

The Chieftains earned nine all-stars, including Tier 1 MVP Dylan Mann. Jim Pugh was also named Coach of the Year.

Meanwhile, Beverly’s Brendan Flaherty was selected Tier 2 MVP with Panther coach Dan Bauer taking home the top coaching honor. Beverly assistant coach Roger Day was also named the Assistant Coach of the Year.

In Pugh’s latest campaign, the Chieftains finished the regular season at 9-2 and will play Everett at Manning Field in Lynn on Tuesday. Masco dominated the NEC/CAL Tier 1, going 4-0 while outscoring the opposition by a whopping 152-37.

Isaiah Davis (Lynn English) and Brad Scuzzarella (Lynn Classical) were dubbed the two best offensive players in the league while Chris Tinkham (Lynn English) took home the defensive player of the year honors, but it was Mann who was deemed to be the best all-around player. And for good reason.

Mann finished the season with a team-high in rushing yards (615), rushing touchdowns (seven), receiving yards (260) and receiving touchdowns (four).

This season, Mann was the NEC/CAL Tier 1 version of Ed Reed scoring touchdowns in almost every imaginable way from punt returns to rushing and receiving as well as a big interception return for a score against Wilmington.

The senior captain was also a defensive game-changer, making big hits and crucial interceptions all season long.

Joining Mann as Tier 1 all stars were teammates Chris Schleer (senior QB), Corey Tines (sophomore WR), Sean Antonuccio (senior, OL), Casey Guerrero (senior, OL), John Tivinis (senior, OL), Mackenzie Cashin (junior, LB), Mike McKay (junior, LB) and Harry Cwik (junior, DB).

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