, Salem, MA


December 10, 2013

Salem News 2013 Football all-star team



North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie Junior


Tough, hard-nosed player was the heart and soul of Bulldogs’ defense ... Named Commonwealth Athletic Conference Small MVP ... Led Bulldogs in tackles in each of the last two seasons ... Singled out by head coach Paul Worth for being a huge contributor in holding Fenwick’s Rufus Rushins under 100 yards rushing in the team’s early-season loss ... Also a capable offensive player who was second on the team in rushing with 579 yards and five touchdowns ... Led the team in receiving with six catches and 90 yards.


Pingree Sophomore


First-year signal caller burst onto the scene and led the North Shore in both passing yardage (1,911) and touchdown passes (20) ... Completed 95 of his 155 passes (62 percent) ... Threw for 348 yards and 4 TDs, plus ran for 85 yards and 2 more TDs and added an interception in wild 53-48 win over Hamden Hall ... Evergreen League all-star ... Averaged better than 212 passing yards per game ... The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder wants to play college football ... Carries 3.3 grade point average.


Masconomet Senior


A tough, strong player who stood out on both sides of the football despite battling some injuries ... Solid blocker who helped open some holes for Masconomet’s running backs ... Excellent tackler with a nose for the football and a non-stop motor ... Finished the season with 47 carries for 299 yards rushing and three touchdowns ... Selected to the Cape Ann League All-League team for the second consecutive season.


Ipswich Senior

Middle linebacker/Fullback

Cape Ann League all-star ... Three-year starter ... A demon defensively who was constantly disrupting opponents’ plans with his attacking style ... Captain had a huge game on Thanksgiving against archrival Hamilton-Wenham ... Made transition from Tigers’ traditional Delaware Wing-T attack to spread offense this fall ... Led his team in rushing ... Would like to enter ROTC program at Norwich University ... Said legendary Ipswich head coach Jack Welch has been his greatest motivator.

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