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December 10, 2013

Salem News 2013 Football all-star team

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AUSTIN CONNOLLY

Salem Senior

Defensive back

Known throughout the Northeastern Conference as a ballhawk defensively ... Captain registered 74 solo tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception ... Three-year starter for the Witches ... Starting quarterback as well this fall ... Caught the only pass thrown to him for a 14-yard touchdown ... Injured knee on first play of game vs. Danvers, yet stayed in and threw for over 100 yards while rushing for 50+ ... Wants to study pre-law or political science in college and continue his football career ... Holds 3.4 GPA.

ZACH DUGUID

Beverly Senior

Offensive guard/Defensive end

Panther captain was All-Northeastern Conference selection ... Two-year starter in the trenches ... Designated as Beverly’s ‘quick’ guard who could easily play either side of the line depending on the play being called ... Finished the season with five sacks ... Undersized (6-1, 185 lbs.) for his position, but used quickness and technique to constantly frustrate foes ... Ranked 4th in his senior class with spectacular 4.6 grade point average ... Lists Beverly’s win over previously unbeaten Marblehead at home his favorite memory from this past season.

CHRISTIAN ECKER

Hamilton-Wenham Senior

Tight end/Safety

Finished his senior campaign with 33 receptions, 75 tackles and four touchdowns ... Holds a 3.8 GPA and hopes to play either football or lacrosse in college ... Scored a touchdown and made 12 tackles in a loss to Amesbury ... A physical receiver whose blocking was crucial in the Generals’ run-heavy offense ... Team captain was two-time All Cape Ann League honoree ... Credits his brother Cam as his big influence for teaching him everything he knows about football.

MIKE FAVREAU

Danvers Senior

Defensive end

Defensive endThe 5-foot-11, 190-pounder caused headaches for offensive coordinators all over the Northeastern Conference with a motor that never stopped running on every play ... Quick off the edge with excellent football instincts ... Huge reason why Falcons won six straight games to capture NEC South championship for first time in eight seasons... Had a dozen tackles in big win at Lynn Classical ... Applying to Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, WPI, Stony Brook, UMass Amherst and UMass Lowell ... Carries 90.006 weighted average in classroom.

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