SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

September 17, 2013

Hidden Gems from Week 2 of the high school football season


The Salem News

---- — Editor’s note: “Hidden Gems” will take a look at a few of the weekend’s under the radar performers in North Shore high school football.

TOM QUINN, Danvers

Left tackle

Displayed textbook downfield blocking in Friday night’s upset win over Beverly when, rolling out in hopes of sealing off a lane, he crunched a Panther defender, freeing up teammate Alex Valles to take off down the left sideline untouched for a 95-yard touchdown run.

JACK LAMBERT, St. John’s Prep

Defensive end

With his team trailing Brockton by two points in the second half, the sophomore hit Boxers quarterback Patrick Burke, causing him to fumble; St. John’s recovered the football deep in enemy territory and scored to take the lead. Lambert also blasted Burke later in the game and caused another fumble, with the Prep scoring three plays later.

CONNOR McADAMS, Ipswich

Punter

Playing his first-ever varsity football game as a senior, McAdams’ booming punt pinned North Reading at its own 5-yard line. Then, on his final punt of the game, he ran downfield and made the tackle after a 10-yard return by the Hornets.