The keys to the game for Danvers will be containing the Rams rushing attack. Linebackers Michael Favreau and Marco Lagambina will have to play well for the Falcons, as Classical loves to use both power runs and misdirection to break big gainers.
A request for the folks at Peabody High: Yard lines. The grass at Coley Lee Field is only painted with markers every five yards, meaning there are no “dash marks” in between to indicate the individual yard lines. Thus, if the football is spotted between the 20 and the 25, it’s left to the reporters, statisticians, announcers and fans to guess if the ball is on the 22-yard line, or perhaps the 23.
Moving the Chains, a column on high school football, appears in The Salem News every Friday during the fall sports season. Contact assistant sports editor Matt Williams at 978-338-2669, MWilliams@salemnews.com and follow him on Twitter @MattWilliams_SN.
MASCO’S UNBEATEN 1963 SEASON
Lynn Tech 40-12
Essex Aggie 42-12