2018: In one of the highest scoring opening day games in area history, Ipswich outlasted Essex Tech, 44-36, as senior quarterback Ben Yanakakis threw for two scores, ran for two more (including the game-winner) and had four 2-point conversion rushes.

On This Date in North Shore football history: Sept. 7

Ipswich's Ben Yanakakis accounted for 28 points (2 TD passes, 2 TD runs, 4 conversion rushes) on his own in his team's wild 44-36 opening day win over Essex Tech in 2018. 

Ben Condon (Essex Tech) and Isaiah Morrissey (Ipswich) had back-to-back kickoff returns for scores of 78 and 89 yards, respectively. 

2012: Quarterback Brian Santry ran for 142 yards and three touchdowns while completing 10-of-17 passes for another 134 yards as Swampscott opened up the season by outlasting Somerville, 34-32.

2007: St. John's Prep scored on seven of its first eight possessions in routing Peabody, 44-0. Derek Coppola had two scores for the Eagles, including a 33-yard punt return, and Andrew McTeague added a 30-yard field goal.

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