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December 7, 2012

2012 Salem News Football All-Stars

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MACKENZIE CASHIN

Masconomet Junior

Linebacker/Full back

Home run hitter at fullback helped Masconomet pull away from Salem and Lynn Classical with long TD runs ... Scored seven times while rushing for 457 yards and averaging 7.0 yards per carry ... Equally valuable at linebacker, with 45 tackles and an interception on the season ... NEC/CAL Tier 1 all-star helped the Chieftains win the league title and reach the playoffs.

DUNCAN D’HEMECOURT

Danvers Senior

Middle Linebacker

Ferocious ball-hawking defender was Northeastern Conference/Cape Ann League’s Tier 2 co-Defensive Player of the Year ... The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder had perhaps his best game of the season in a blowout win over long-time nemesis Swampscott ... Great at stuffing the run while also adeptly dropping back into pass coverage ... Excellent lateral movement ... Outstanding 96.5 average in the classroom ... Said linebacker coach Mike McDonough has been terrific in teaching him how to read offenses properly.

MIKE DOOLING

Beverly Senior

Offensive line/Defensive line

Anchor of the Panthers’ O-line that rushed for a school record 4,392 yards this fall ... Two-time Northeastern Conference all-star ... A 6-foot, 245-pound member of two Division 2A Super Bowl teams ... Named NEC/CAL’s Tier 2 co-Defensive Player of the Year ... Assistant coach Roger Day graded him out with the highest grade he’s ever given to a lineman in 30-plus years of coaching football after Beverly’s huge win over Marblehead clinched league title ... Applied plenty of pressure from his spot at defensive end by sealing off the outside runs ... Hopes to keep playing football in college.

CHRISTIAN DUNSTON

Salem Senior

Quarterback/Defensive back

Team captain threw three touchdowns and had 206 yards passing against Gloucester ... One of the best open field runners in the area makes more out of broken plays than any other QB on the North Shore ... Led the team with 700 yards rushing and eight touchdowns while throwing for over 1000 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Led a miraculous last-second win over Marblehead with a last-minute TD pass and subsequent two point conversion pass ... Will PG a year after graduation.

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