, Salem, MA


October 5, 2012

Moving The Chains: Revival of the running backs

Rushing attack back on track on North Shore


The senior captain ran for a touchdown, threw for two others, caught a two-point conversion pass and threw two others. That means he was involved in all 24 of his team’s points (in addtion to throwing for 309 yards) in a 37-24 setback to the Indians.

“I’d say that’s a pretty rare occurence,” said Hamilton-Wenham head coach Andrew Morency. “Trevor did it all.”

There was actually an instance during the game when Lyons, while playing defense, got banged on his right (throwing) shoulder, the same one that forced him out of last year’s Super Bowl. The Generals got him out of the game and checked him out, but Lyons was ultimately fine ... as his offensive stats will attest.

On the year, Lyons leads the Generals in rushing with 283 yards and four touchdowns. He’s also completed 35 of 68 passes for 579 yards and a half-dozen TDs.

If there’s ever a good time for a team to be off, this would be it for the Generals. Morency said they’ll be able to nurse some of their bumps and bruises as they prepare for their next contest at Bishop Fenwick a week from tonight.

Hamilton-Wenham is hoping to get defensive tackle Alex Rogers back; the 220-pound junior has been a beast in his team’s two victories, but has been out of action in both of their losses. At the very least, Morency expects to have him back when H-W starts NEC/CAL Tier 4 play later this month.

A star in the making has been 6-foot-3 sophomore Jimmy Campbell, who plays center on the Generals’ basketball team but is out for football as a first-timer. He had six grabs for 115 yards and two scores vs. Amesbury and leads the North Shore with 14 catches and three touchdowns while placing second in receiving yardage (228). Alongside 6-foot junior Christian Ecker (6 catches for 159 yards and 2 TDs), they are a pair of formidable ends for opposing defensive backs to cover.

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