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December 7, 2012

2012 Salem News Football All-Stars

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DOM ABATE

Beverly Senior

Running back/Strong safety

Shook off early season injury to become a major contributor in the Panthers’ second Super Bowl championship season in three years ... Team captain was a shutdown defender, both knocking away passes and preventing his opponents from coming down with the catch ... Ran for 274 yards and five scores ... Also caught five passes for 68 yards and two more TDs ... Completed the only pass he threw this season ... Three-sport captain, including basketball and lacrosse ... Two-time Salem News lacrosse all-star ... Owns impressive 3.4 GPA.

TIMOTHY ANDERSEN

North Shore Tech Senior

Quarterback/Linebacker

Enjoyed best offensive game in a loss to Shawsheen where he threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns while rushing in another score ... Had his best defensive game in a big win over Blue Hills coming up with an interception and a strip, fumble recovery ... Captained Bulldogs to the CAC Small crown and the playoffs ... Is in the top 20 of his class with a 3.9 GPA ... Will attend Southern Maine Community College.

NICK ANTENUCCI

Pingree Senior

Linebacker/Running back

Tough, two-way player gave Pingree stability in the backfield and at linebacker ... Finished with 565 yards rushing and seven touchdowns ... A dangerous threat in the passing game he had three receiving touchdowns and 201 yards ... Blends his speed and shiftiness with a tough, downhill running style where he can elude defenders or bowl them over.

SEAN ANTONUCCIO

Masconomet Senior

Offensive line/Defensive end

Dominant force on the line for a Masconomet defense that posted two straight shutouts to win the NEC/CAL Tier 1 title ... All-League selection had 65 tackles and five sacks ... Anchored an offensive line that rushed for 1,985 yards on the season and kept QB Chris Schleer upright ... Helped Chieftains beat D1 Catholic Memorial ... Hopes to play football, possibly in the NESCAC.

TYLER BATES

Marblehead Senior

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