2007 Football All-Stars

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JACK BISHOP, Manchester Essex So. FB/LB

ANDREW BOGOSIAN, North Andover, Senior, Lineman All-Cape Ann League. A two-year starter and three-year letterman. Rugged 6-foot-1, 225-pounder. Made 50 tackles, second on the team, and two sacks. Also a starting offensive lineman. Opened holes for 1,170-yard rusher Zac Iovanella. Intelligent lineman moved to tight end when Knights were shorthanded. "He always sealed off the edge for us," said coach John Rafferty. Quad-captain on the wrestling team.

JUSTIN BOLLA, Pentucket, Sr., Tight end Recipient of Pentucket's Daily News Sportsmanship Award ... Ranked eighth among area athletes with 167 receiving yards ... Caught 6-yard touchdown pass in closing seconds of Pentucket's 20-17 victory over Newburyport ... Had three catches for 54 yards in loss to Hamilton-Wenham.

COLBY BOULAY, Salem Senior QB/DB Transferred to Salem High as a senior after having starred previously at North Shore Tech ... A threat both passing and running the ball ... Threw for 774 yards and three scores ... Ran for 244 yards and another three TDs ... Holds 3.4 GPA ... Looking at both Syracuse and Bowdoin ... Credits former coach Paul Worth as his biggest influence athletically.

NATE BRAKELEY, St. John's Prep Senior OG/DE Named Catholic Conference Lineman of the Year after a stellar senior season on both sides of the ball ... Stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 225 lbs. ... Marblehead native uses quickness and strength as his best weapons ... Terrific 4.5 grade-point average ... Looking to play rugby in college, having picked up the sport for the first time at the Prep ... Says father has been his biggest influence.

DEMITRI BROWN, Lawrence, Junior, Wide Receiver Imposing 6-foot-1, 190-pounder caught 37 passes for 613 yards. Tied for second in the area with eight TD catches. Caught four passes in Thanksgiving upset of Super Bowl champion Greater Lawrence. Kicked 11 PATs and averaged 35 yards per punt. "He has very good hands and he goes up for the ball as good as anyone," said coach Mike Yameen.

JUSTIN BURL, Newburyport, Sr., Linebacker Led Newburyport in tackles (112), rushing attempts (196), rushing yards (1,021) and touchdowns (eight) ... Leader of a defense that allowed fewest points in the Cape Ann League (133) ... First Newburyport rusher to eclipse 1,000 yards since Sean Sullivan in 2000 ... Also served as team's kicker.

NATE BUNNELL, Pentucket, Sr., Fullback At 6-2, 205 pounds, Bunnell appears to be the most college-ready of any local athlete. He didn't disappoint in his senior season after making a declaration that he'd be impossible to stop during the preseason. True to his word, Bunnell led the area in rushing yards (1,309), rushing touchdowns (17) and total touchdowns (23). His 7.66 yards per carry led all rushers with more than 100 carries. The All-Cape Ann League selection closed his career with a three-touchdown day Thanksgiving morning in a victory over Triton. It was the fifth time this season he had three touchdowns in a game. He was perhaps the biggest reason for Pentucket's four-win improvement from last year's 4-7 squad. The power back started the season with 14 touchdowns in Pentucket's first five games and 16 touchdowns in its first six. His biggest days include a 138-yard, four-touchdown performance vs. Ipswich; a 165-yard, five-touchdown performance vs. Amesbury; and a 225-yard, five-touchdown performance vs. Lawrence. Bunnell has yet to decide on his plans for next season. He would consider attending a prep school for a year in hopes of transferring to a Division 1 school.

ASHLYN CALCAGNI, Newburyport, Sr., Wide receiver Led all area athletes in receiving yards (444) ... Was No. 1 receiving option in Clippers' offensive attack that led all CAL Small teams in points (244) and passing touchdowns (18) ... Started at quarterback in Thanksgiving Day loss to Amesbury ... Had four catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns vs. Triton.

JOHN CELATA, Gloucester Sr. DT

BRIAN CICCONE, Manchester Essex So. RB/LB

SAM COHEN, Manchester Essex Sr. WR

JUSTIN COOK, Haverhill, Senior, Wide Receiver All-MVC selection led the area in catches (53), receiving yards (937) and touchdown receptions (9). Caught 10 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns in Hillies' lone win of the year, over Lowell on Thanksgiving. Had four 100-yard receiving games and another with 98 yards. A big target at 6-foot and 170 pounds. First Haverhill player to be named first-team All-MVC in two years.

DEREK COPPOLA, St. John's Prep Senior RB Two-year starter at tailback for Eagles ... Finished the season as team's leading rushers with 849 yards and seven TDs ... Captain also caught eight passes for 143 yards and another score ... Had 172 yards and 2 TDs in win over Catholic Memorial ... Finished career with 2,442 yards and 20 total touchdowns ... 3.2 GPA ... Plans to play football and/or baseball in college.

JAKE COTTER, Hamilton-Wenham Senior RB/LB Started the year with a bang, rushing for 221 yards and five touchdowns in an upset victory at Pentucket ... Was the area's fifth-leading scorer with 84 points, coming on 14 TDs ... Despite missing several games due to injury, still rushed for 735 yards, averaging nearly seven yards per carry ... Looking at Endicott, UNH and Stanford.

JOE CLANCY, Newburyport, Jr., Quarterback Led all area quarterbacks in completions (83), attempts (149), passing yards (1,237) and touchdowns (17) ... Fell two touchdowns passes shy of Larry Russell's team record set in 1966 ... Had completion percentage of 55.7 (83 for 149), which was 3.3 shy of the school record set by Denis Stevens in 1976.

DEREK CLARK, Triton, Sr., Tight end Led team in receptions (18), receiving yards (242) and touchdowns (three) ... Ranked fifth in area in receptions and receiving yards on a team that ranked last among local teams in passing offense ... Had two catches for 43 yards and a touchdown in Triton's only victory | a 28-24 win over Ipswich.

SAM CLARK, Andover, Senior, Linebacker Repeat All-MVC selection. Led the Golden Warriors in tackles for the second year in a row with 71. Made 10 tackles in victory over Central Catholic on Thanksgiving Day. Two-year starter and three-year varsity player. Fast at 5-foot-11 and 207 pounds. Made defensive calls. Also played fullback and caught a pair of touchdown passes. Starting third baseman in baseball.

DALE CRISPIN, Bishop Fenwick Junior TE/MLB Transfer student from Stoneham had a huge impact on Crusaders' defense, leading the team in tackles ... Caught a pair of passes, good for 88 yards and a touchdown ... Recorded over a dozen tackles against Arlington Catholic ... Hopes to play Division 1 college baseball ... Lists his stepfather as his biggest influence athletically.

MIKE CRUPI, Pinkerton, Senior, Linebacker Didn't miss a beat in replacing 2006 Eagle-Tribune Defensive Player of the Year Jeff Ragoza. Made a team-high 98 tackles, 16 for a loss, in leading the Astros to their third straight Division 1 state title. Defended the pass well, picking off two passes. "He knows how to get to the ball. He was our leading tackler almost every game," said coach Brian O'Reilly. Also rushed for 340 yards and five touchdowns and kicked 16 PATs.

JORGE CRUZ, Greater Lawrence, Senior, Linebacker Etched his name in Reggies lore when he pulled down the interception that clinched the Eastern Mass. Division 3A Super Bowl victory. The 5-8, 180-pounder led the team in tackles with 90, including five in the Super Bowl, and batted down 14 passes, second best on the team. "He always took on fullbacks and pulling guards. He did what he had to," said coach Tony Sarkis. Also a feared blocker as a starting guard.

JONATHAN DELOSSANTOS, Greater Lawrence, Senior, Defensive Back All-CAC Large honoree was the leader of the Reggies' defensive backfield. Led the team with 15 passes knocked down and five interceptions and added 42 tackles. Only 5-foot-7 and 140 pounds. Excelled in playoff-clinching win over Shawsheen. Also started at quarterback and passed for 453 yards while rushing for 530 yards. " He's a great cover guy," said coach Tony Sarkis.

SCOTT DIEFENBACH, Peabody Senior FB/SS Tanners' captain moved around the offensive backfield selflessly for the good of the team ... Started at five different positions this fall (QB, RB, FB, LB and SS) ... With three rushing TDs and one passing, he accounted for half the team's total scores ... Scored fourth quarter TD as a fullback to beat Danvers ... two-time Peabody Player of the Week ... Holds a 3.2 GPA.

MATT DUGAN, Methuen, Senior, Lineman All-Conference selection made 45 tackles, two for a loss, and two sacks. Two-year starter at 5-foot-9 and 230 pounds. Also started at center. Made all the calls and adjustments on the offensive line. Stood out against Division 1A Super Bowl champion Chelmsford. Tri-captain. "He will make a Division 3 school very happy. He just had a great year," said coach Pat Graham. Being recruited by Endicott and Bridgewater State.

NICK EATON, Amesbury, Sr., Offensive line May have been the biggest and strongest offensive lineman in the area ... At 285 pounds, opened holes for three of area's top 10 rushers | Marion Wilder (606 yards), Jared Flannigan (476 yards) and Kevin Johnston (325 yards) ... Run-blocking specialist helped Amesbury notch 17 rushing touchdowns on season.


JOE ESPOSITO, Georgetown, So., Quarterback Made late-season run for player of the year by leading Royals to seven consecutive victories ... Added running threat to his arsenal after setting school record for passing touchdowns as freshman ... Had 135 carries for 957 yards and 18 touchdowns ... Also completed 58 percent of his passes for total of 946 yards.

MATT FIORE, Pentucket, Jr., Offensive line Paved way for Bunnell's 1,300-yard season ... The Sachems' strongest offensive lineman stands 6-feet-tall and weighs in at 220 ... Was top offensive lineman on team that had more than 2,288 rushing yards | an average of 208 per game ... Joins Jordan Silva as Pentucket's two underclassmen Daily News all-stars.

JARED FLANNIGAN, Amesbury, Jr., Defensive back Had a knack for coming up with the clutch interception ... With team leading Newburyport 17-13 and less than a minute remaining on Thanksgiving Day, picked off pass in end zone to seal Amesbury victory ... Also had second-half interception in Indians' playoff loss to Greater Lawrence ... Was Amesbury's quarterback.

SCOTT FORSYTHE, Manchester Essex Sr. TE/DE


MIKE FUREY, Timberlane, Senior, Lineman All-Division 2 lineman. Three-year starter and four-year letterman. Stands 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds. One of the Owls' few two-way starters. Contributed 30 tackles and a sack. Starred for team with for two 1,000-yard rushers, his brother Derek Furey and James Dionne. "He plays hard and plays aggressive and lets his play speak for him," said coach Mike Pariseau.

PHIL GILLETTE, Manchester Essex Sr. C/LB

RYAN GRIFFIN, Londonderry, Senior, Defensive Back The 6-6, 220-pounder transferred in after three years at New Hampton and made an immediate impact. All-Division 1 pick had 28 solo tackles and 40 assists to go with a team-leading four interceptions. Was Mr. Everything in single-wing offense, rushing for 757 yards, recorded 154 yards receiving and passing for 146 yards. Scored 11 TDs. Committed to UConn. Also a standout basketball player.

NADJEE HARRIGAN, Georgetown, Sr., Defensive back Was a shut-down defensive back in the Commonwealth Conference Small ... Had one interception, which he returned 30 yards ... Had three fumble recoveries, which he returned a total of 19 yards ... Ranked third on team with 54 tackles | an average of 6.0 per game ... Starting playing football as a sophomore.

KEVIN JOHNSTON, Amesbury, Jr., Tailback Possibly the fastest player in the Cape Ann League Small ... Had 79 carries for 325 yards and four touchdowns ... Was at his best on kick returns where he tallied the highest average (25.9 yards per return) of any local player ... Returned two kicks for touchdowns ... Earned Daily News all-star selection in indoor track last winter.

PETER KINCHLEY, Swampscott Senior QB Signal-caller threw for 1,8756 yards and 19 TDs, connecting on 133 of 264 passes ... Also rushed for 407 yards and eight scores ... Had a rushing TD in Super Bowl win over Medfield ... Completed over 70 percent of his passes and had combined 300 yards in win over Beverly ... 4.0 GPA ... Wants to attend a small, academically-oreinted school to play baseball and football.

BRIAN KURETA, Beverly Senior C/DT Finished the season with over 65 tackles as the leader of Beverly's defensive front ... Best game of the season came in a home victory over Peabody ... A talented blocker who opened countless holes for fellow all-star Pierce ... 3.3 GPA ... Will play football at Curry College ... Thanks his parents and coaches for their constant support.

MIKE LEAVITT, Central Catholic, Senior, Running Back Three-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star came back with a vengeance after missing the first three games with a hamstring injury. Rushed for 936 yards on 166 carries and added 10 touchdowns in only eight games. Had 154 yards against Andover on Thanksgiving. Finished as Raiders' career leader in rushing with 3,598 yards, according to coach Chuck Adamopoulos. Scored 44 career touchdowns.

ROBERT LOWE, Gloucester Jr. LB

T.C. MANNETTA, Masconomet Senior RB/OLB Captain helped lead Chieftains to their second straight Cape Ann League Large title and back to the playoffs ... Led team in rushing with 960 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Finished with 170 yards and a pair of scores vs. Lawrence ... Led team in sacks as a junior ... 3.1 GPA ... Credits his father, who coached him in youth football, for helping make him the player he is today.

CAM MARSTON, Gloucester Sr. TE/DE

CHRIS MARTIN, Danvers Senior FB/MLB Was heart and soul of the Falcons this season, keeping the team together and cohesive during a trying season ... Team captain called the plays on defense ... Had fine two-way game on Senior Night against Saugus ... Scored three touchdowns ... Among the team's top tacklers ... Plans on majoring in accounting or business in college.

NATE MASTERSON, Hamilton-Wenham Senior RB/MLB/K The power half of the Generals' two-headed monster out of the backfield led team in rushing with 775 yards ... Plowed his way ahead for 6 TDs ... Also led team with 15 catches and 202 receiving yards ... Booted two field goals ... Finished season with 64 total points ... CAL Defensive Player of the Year ... Looking at UMass Amherst ... Brother Phil is his biggest influence.

PETER MAZZOLA, Pinkerton, Senior, Defensive Back Made a convincing final statement when he knocked down four passes and had eight tackles in Division 1 title game. All-Division 1 selection finished the season with 54 tackles and a team-best three interceptions. "He's an excellent coverage kid and a good tackler," said coach Brian O'Reilly. Also started at quarterback and threw for 734 yards. Rushed for 311 yards and three scores. Two-year starter, three-year letterman.

SAM MELANSON, Newburyport, Sr., Defensive back One of the best open-field tacklers in the Cape Ann League Small ... Took away opportunities for big plays with his ability to cover large surface area in the secondary ... Led all Clipper defensive backs in tackles ... Created five turnovers in 10 games ... Had three carries for 78 yards against Ipswich.

JUSTIN MITCHELL, Swampscott Senior WR/LB/P Catch-and-run on a first quarter slant play led to 49-yard touchdown and sparked Swampscott's Super Bowl win over Medfield ... Also ran for a key 15-yard first down on fake punt in title game ... Grabbed team-high 31 passes, good for 494 yards and led team with 7 TD receptions ... Carries a 3.0 GPA ... Also a standout in baseball ... Says his mother keeps him level-headed at all times.

JON MORIN, Salem, NH Senior, Lineman May have been most improved player in the region. A reserve as a junior, he earned All-Division 1 honors this fall. A stellar drive blocker at 6-foot-2, 255 pounds. Also has the quickness (5.3 40-yard dash) to be a pulling guard. Also saw time as a defensive lineman. "He started at ground zero and was determined to be an impact player," said coach Jack Gati.


PETER NEAL, St. John's Prep Sr. WR/CB A standout in the Eagles' secondary who had four interceptions this season ... Caught six passes for a team-high 162 yards and two scores ... Also had a touchdown defensively ... Had a pick and a touchdown against Malden Catholic ... Lynnfield resident has 3.53 GPA ... Hopes to play college football ... Thanks football coaching staff at St. John's for their constant support.

JUAN-CARLOS O'DONNELL, Pingree Senior QB/K/P Salem native connected on 102 of 176 passes for 1,554 yards and eight TDs for the Highlanders ... Booted an area-high five field goals and finished the year with 38 total points ... Had 281 yards passing and 4 TDs vs. Holderness ... Cranked three field goals vs. Portsmouth Abbey ... Looking at Endicott, Salve Regina and Springfield College ... Carries 3.0 GPA.

PAT ORLANDO, Manchester Essex Jr. QB/DB

BRIAN PALANGI, Swampscott Senior OG/DT Helped lead Big Blue to its first Super Bowl championship in 35 years with dominant play on both sides of the ball ... Two-time Northeastern Conference all-star ... Proficient at both pass protection and run blocking ... Had monster defensive game in Super Bowl triumph over Medfield ... Nahant native carries a 3.4 GPA ... Says father taught him about hard work and determination.


GREG PIERCE, Beverly Senior RB/DB Broke Beverly's single-season rushing record with 1,648 yards ... Finished with 16 TDs ... Had huge game on Thanksgiving vs. Salem with 206 rushing yards and two TDs while also throwing a 50-yard pass for another score ... Eastern Mass. football all-star ... Accepted early decision at Bowdoin, where he'll continue his football career ... Ranked 20th in senior class with 4.03 GPA.

MIKE PIERCE, Andover, Senior, Quarterback All-Scholastic. Two-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Rewrote the Andover season and career record books. Was 146-of-260 passing for 2,179 yards and 20 TDs this fall. Those numbers are among the gaudiest in area history. Also scored school record 133 points this fall including 13 TDs and a school-record seven field goals. MVC Offensive MVP. Being recruited by 1-AA schools.

MAX QUIRK, Manchester Essex Jr. G/LB

MATT RAYNER, Andover, Senior, Wide Receiver Favorite target of record-setting quarterback Mike Pierce in wide-open spread offense. Caught 33 passes for 629 yards and eight touchdowns. Also returns kicks and plays defensive back. Recorded only touchdown in 10-7 Thanksgiving win over Central. Two-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Eagle-Tribune All-Star in lacrosse. Plays forward on hockey team. Lived in Texas as a sophomore.

TEDDY REED, Masconomet Senior LT/DE Anchored left side of Chieftains' line and helped team rush for over 2,500 yards this fall ... Finished with 6<1/2> sacks ... Boxford native stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 255 lbs. ... Natural strength allowed him to shed would-be blockers with ease on defense ... Looking at Northeastern, UNH, Delaware, Bentley and Trinity for football ... Credits all of his success to his mother.

JEFF ROLLINS, Georgetown, Sr., Offensive line Best offensive lineman on a team that averaged 27.7 points per game ... Equally strong in run blocking and pass protection as is evidenced by Esposito's 957 rushing yards and 946 passing yards ... Georgetown backs rushed for 1,761 yards and a 6.31 yards per carry average ... Also had 18 tackles and a sack.

MAX ROTH, Pelham, Senior, Lineman All-Division 5 lineman. Three-year starter. The unquestioned leader on the line for the unbeaten Division 5 champions. Co-captain. Tremendously quick at 6-foot, 190 pounds. Also a three-year standout at linebacker, finishing second on the team in tackles this fall. "He just does everything," said coach Tom Babaian. "He is in charge of everything on the offense and defense."

MIKE ROTTLER, Pinkerton, Senior, Lineman All-Division 1 selection. Three-year starter at all-important center position. The 5-9, 235-pounder anchored the line with Josh Lane. Outstanding in state championship game, solo-blocking Nashua South's noseguard. Was perfect on shotgun snaps for the season. "He was just a solid center for three years," said coach Brian O'Reilly. Also stepped up and played key moments late in the season on defensive line.

KEVIN RYAN, Newburyport, Sr., Defensive line Led all area defensemen in sacks (10 <1/2>) ... Was the primary edge rusher for a team that allowed the fewest points in the CAL (133) ... Equally strong against the run as only two backs went for over 100 yards on Clippers this season ... As offensive lineman, opened holes for Port's first 1,000 yard rusher since 2000.

MIKE SAHAGIAN, Marblehead Senior RB/CB Played full-out all the time for Magicians, setting an example for the rest of his teammates ... Tireless worker led team in rushing with 626 yards and scored three TDs ... Also caught seven passes for 76 yards and another TD ... Team captain ... Heading to James Madison University in Virginia ... Says father is his biggest influence.

STEVE SERWON, Amesbury, Jr., Linebacker Led Amesbury in tackles (84) ... Returned a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown in Amesbury's Thanksgiving Day upset of Newburyport ... Second year in a row with a defensive touchdown on Thanksgiving ... Was also Amesbury's leading receiver (10 catches, 165 yards, two touchdowns) ... Also plays baseball.

JORDAN SILVA, Pentucket, Jr., Defensive back Leader of Sachems' secondary that allowed only four passing touchdowns all season ... Opponents completed just 34 percent of passes against Pentucket ... As team's quarterback, completed 50 percent of passes (37 for 74) for 759 yards and seven touchdowns ... Also rushed for 308 yards and six touchdowns.

CHRIS SPLINTER, Masconomet Sophomore QB/DB Remarkable sophomore season for the fleet-footed quarterback, who ran for 830 yards and a team-high 12 TDs ... Very dangerous rolling out in the pocket ... Sees the field extremely well ... Passed for 921 yards and 11 more scores ... Rushed for a season-high 175 yards in win over Hamilton-Wenham ... Said his father taught him how to play the game and stay motivated.

JIM STEWART, Salem, Senior, Linebacker All-Division 1 linebacker. Led Salem in tackles with 140, 53 of which were solo. Also had a team-high four sacks. Only 6-foot, 180 pounds but he's a big hitter. Also a two-year starting fullback. Rushed for 561 yards and four touchdowns this fall. "He was always around the ball and is a very good form tackler. He led us in tackling every game," said coach Jack Gati.

SAL TAORMINA, Gloucester Sr. C

BOBBY TARR, Bishop Fenwick Sr. RB It was the question that many football people were asking during the preseason: how on earth could Tarr top his season-for-the-ages as a junior in this, his final year of high school football at Fenwick? In what should have come as no surprise, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Tarr topped even his own otherworldly statistics. In the process, he ended his career not only as a two-time winner of The Salem News' Player of the Year (having shared the honor last year), but also as one of the most prolific running backs in state history. The Byfield resident broke his own school (and North Shore) single season rushing record by rambling for 2,544 yards this fall, an average of nearly 9.7 yards per carry. He also scored 31 touchdowns and finished with 192 total points, rushing for better than 200 yards on seven separate occasions. That includes two games over 300 yards rushing, highlighted by a 325-yard performance vs. Arlington Catholic. Tarr ends his brilliant career as the third-leading rusher in Massachusetts state history, finishing with a mind-boggling 5,598 rushing yards. He holds the all-time North Shore records for rushing yards, carries (593) and touchdowns (69) in a career | and he did it in just three seasons.

ALEX THEODHOSI, Londonderry, Senior, Running Back Finished the season with 2,041 rushing yards, becoming the second area back to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season since The Eagle-Tribune began keeping rushing statistics in 1994. Nate Adames hit the mark on the same day. Previous record was 1,843. Scored 28 touchdowns, third best in the area. Rushed for 332 yards in playoff loss to Nashua South. All-Division 1 selection.

CORBIN TOGNONI, Phillips, Senior, Defensive Back Andover resident came out of nowhere to grab starting job and average seven tackles a game. Intercepted six passes to help lead Big Blue to playoffs. Also a standout on special teams. Two-year letterman. At 6-foot-2 shut down star 6-foot-5 Cushing receiver. "He just had a meteoric rise," said coach Leon Modeste. "He just started getting better and never looked back."

BRYAN TRICKETT, Whittier, Junior, Linebacker All-CAC Large selection. Recorded a team-high 116 tackles and three interceptions. Also picked up the slack after entire 2006 backfield graduated. Rushed for 1,132 yards on 166 carries and added 14 touchdowns. Returned kicks and occasionally filled in at quarterback, too. Played through a painful hand injury. Groveland resident made high honor roll last term.

MELIKKE VAN ALSTYNE, Salem Junior TB/DB Speedy back is a two-time Salem News all-star ... Followed up super sophomore year by rushing for 1,052 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Has 2,229 yards and 23 TDs in two years ... Has the speed to get to the outside and the power to run between the tackles ... Says win at Fitch (Conn.) H.S., in which he ran for 198 yards and a TD, was his favorite game ... Hopes to play college ball.

BRUCE VIEIRA, Pelham, Junior, Running Back Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. The driving force in unbeaten Pelham's run to its first championship. Rushed for 1,419 yards and scored 31 touchdowns. Scored 200 points exactly. Had 132 yards and two touchdowns in championship game. Also an explosive kick returner. Averaged a team-best 6.6 tackles per game at safety. Finalist for State Player of the Year award.

BRANDON WADE, Georgetown, Sr., Wide receiver Led area in receptions (30) and ranked second in receiving yards (407) ... Also had 48 carries for 408 yards and six touchdowns ... Ranked third in area in scoring with 91 points (nine touchdowns, a field goal and 34 extra points) ... Set school records for scoring (119 points) and touchdowns in a game (six) as a junior.

ZACK WELCH, Triton, Sr., Offensive line Triton's lone All-Cape Ann League Large selection ... Paved way for area's fifth-ranked runner, first-year tailback Billy Tindle (464 yards) ... Team captain was most consistent offensive player on team that rotated two quarterbacks and two running backs ... Also Triton's top wrestler at 160 pounds.

CAMERON WHITE, North Shore Tech Junior WR/RB/LB Swampscott resident pulled off a rare feat by leading the Bulldogs in both rushing yards and receiving yardage ... Snared 48 passes for 808 yards, good for 10 touchdowns ... Finished the season with 11 TDs and three 2-point conversions, good for 72 total points ... Team MVP ... Commonwealth Conference all-star ... Hoping to land either a football or baseball scholarship.

8 Story Comments

1         ppierce365

Does the lack of a "blurb" next to the name have any bearing as to the legitimacy of the all-star pick? Clearly, Andrew Fulford had a better season than Derek Coppola or Greg Pierce. He led a team who was one of the top in the state (despite being D-2A) and that won a Super Bowl. I don't know if this has any bearing to it, but if it does, it is wrong.

Report! #1 12/31/2007 02:45 PM

1         footballguy

i can not belive that Fulford (gloucester) and Pratt (pingree(from gloucester) were not in this group. Fulford was the NEC MVP and Pierce was in it over him? and Pratt who is getting D-1 looks as a JR and has been an evergreeleague all-star since freshman year had over 1,000 total yards on over 25 yards per touch running and reciving and also had 15 touchdowns in 8 games. you gotta be kidding me.

Report! #2 12/31/2007 07:18 PM

0         MrHighSchoolHockey

no Nate Adames either

Report! #3 01/01/2008 12:15 AM

0         frybeer23mj

NO Ramon Heredia or Alex "Primetime" Andrews or Harvey Blanco come on wats wrong wit rallynorth

Report! #4 01/01/2008 08:12 PM

0         Flying Chair

Wtf? How did Jorge and Jay-D BOTH make it on here when Nate didn't. He's the only reason we won the Superbowl

Report! #5 01/11/2008 09:13 PM

0         andrews2

I dont believe any wide reciever in the cape ann league can do what I doima problem on offense and defense but its ok i dont need recognition here I have the all cape ann league plaque arranged nicely on my wall next to my favorite picture of myself and all my varsity letters and one post script #2 from lawrence is back for the third time next year and this time its serious

Report! #6 01/14/2008 10:46 PM

0         footballman1

well im dissapointed ipswich tigers shutdown defensvie back fabbri wasn't an allstar. he was all-league his freshman and sophomore year.

Report! #7 02/13/2008 09:57 PM

0         cantlivewithoutbrennan

dear rallynorth, i find the absence of Michael Brennan on this list is, to say the least, a travesty. Michael Brennan lead the JV Pentucket football team to an undefeated year for the second consecutive year as a mere sophomore. Check Out his statline and tell me what you think 2006 2007 Rushing Yards 1,734 2,356 Passing Yards 387 3,490 Rushing TD's 15 32 Passing TD's 21 76 I don't know the requirements for making a list such as this but i certianly believe he has surpassed some of these average varsity players as the single greatest JV quarterback in the history of the sport, thank you for your consideration P.S. Also look into Peter Creamer as the best Backup TE in the league for a four game span

Report! #8 08/23/2008 04:50 PM