ITHMA MIAA All-State Basketball Team (3/22/17)…

ITHMA All-State Basketball

1st Team:

 

Guard: Jakigh Dottin – Cambridge Rindge and Latin

Guard: Calvin Cheek – Boston Cathedral High School

Guard: Thomas Shaughnessy – Needham High School

Forward: Carl Pierre  – Boston College High School

Forward: Dimon Carrigan – Cambridge Rindge and Latin

 

2nd Team:

 

Guard: Colin McNamara – Arlington High School

Guard: Tyrone Perry – Brighton High School

Guard: EJ Dambreville – Bridgewater-Raynham High School

Forward: Ulyen Coleman – Catholic Memorial High School

Forward: Max Beati – Andover High School

 

3rd Team:

 

Guard: Ghared Boyce – Everett High School

Guard: Corey Olivier – Maynard High School

Guard: Alex Rivera – Lowell High School

Forward: Connor Peterson – Franklin High School

Forward: Ryan Reagan – Duxbury High School

 

4th Team:

 

Guard: Ethan Wright – Newton North High School

Guard: Charlie Campbell – Nauset High School

Guard: Nick Timberlake – Braintree High School

Forward: Colin Bradanese – Central Catholic High School

Forward: Sam Goldberg – Mansfield High School

 

5th Team:

 

Guard: Dajour Dunkley – Jeremiah E. Burke High School

Guard: Travis Evee – Boston College High School

Forward: Rivaldo Soares – O’Bryant High School

Forward: Spencer Kendall – Lexington High School

Forward: Thomas O’Neill – St. John’s Preparatory High School

 

Honorable Mention: Aidan Keefer, Charlie Mitchell, Charles Mitchell, Levar Williams, Alex Bradley, Oskar Coulter, Doug Alves, Patrick Mogan, Noah Neville, Chris Camille, Taelon Martin, Anthony Peacock, Josh Presley, Theo Zidor, Kevin Fernandez, Jordan McAfee, Nate Hobbs, Jake Dunkley, Joe Morrison, Matt Delahunt, Daniel Rymer, Cam Andrews, Michael Boyd, Emmanuel Exilhomme, Devaun Ford, Eli Harris, Chris Doherty, Dominic Black, Kareem Octavian.

 

2017 ITHMA Mr. Basketball: Dimon Carrigan/Jakigh Dottin – In what has been one of the best runs in state history, the Cambridge Rindge & Latin duo of Dimon Carrigan and Jakigh Dottin have won 45 straight games and back to back state championships. Carrigan and Dottin can both impact the game in many ways including scoring, running the offense and setting the tone defensively. Having led the Falcons to back to back state titles (along with beating a nationally recognized Crossroads California team) Carrigan and Dottin have firmly established themselves in Massachusetts high school basketball history.

Final ITHMA MIAA Hockey Poll (3/21/17)…


  1. Arlington High School – (22-2-2) – The Spy Ponders join 2008 Reading and 2010 Hingham as the only public high school teams to win the Super 8. A large group of high quality seniors showed that when talent stays home it can capture State championships. Jack Pinard was excellent in the Super 8 final while Mic Curran played hero with the overtime winner.
  2. Central Catholic High School – (17-6-3) – Matt Pasquale was superb between the pipes during the Super 8 and Central should contend next year if their younger players opt to stay.
  3. Malden Catholic High School – (15-5-3) – A decorated senior class including Justin Collins, Brendan Maloney and Tom Albert are set to graduate making room for another set of Lancers.
  4. Boston College High School – (16-4-4) – Sophomores Thomas Kramer and Luke Garrity  headline a strong core of underclassmen as BC High looks to be in the mix again next year.
  5. Walpole High School – (23-2-1)  – The Rebels proved they could compete versus anyone as they took BC High to the limit. Goalie James Corcoran had a GAA below .50 while Cam Martin led the Rebels in points.
  6. Marshfield High School – (19-4-2) – The Rams won their Super 8 play-in game in thrilling fashion but ran into a very tough MC team. Andrew Fithian and Aidan Connolly are set to leave Marshfield after a very successful year.
  7. Hingham High School – (16-6-2) – Jack Hennessy and Drew Hickey led the Harbormen on the offensive end while junior standout netminder Robbie Kornack played well in goal.
  8. Pope Francis High School – (16-6-1) – Makeem Deemers and Zac Roncarati return and they will look to make up for the loss of senior standout Cam Peritz in what should be a competitive year for the Cardinals.
  9. Catholic Memorial High School – (14-6-2) – Harry Morrill and Brendan Clancy brought CM back as a team that could compete with anyone this year.
  10. Austin Preparatory School – (17-4-3) – JJ Harding, Aidan Curran and Dylan Regan all played very well for the Cougars and they will form a very good nucleus for next year’s team.
  11. Saint Mary’s Lynn High School – (18-7-2) – Andrew LoRusso was spectacular in net with the Spartans capturing the Division 1 crown with Dante Maribito and Mike Zampanti providing the scoring.
  12. Shrewsbury High School – (23-0-1) –Matt Ward, Liam and Anthony Quinlivan led the Colonials to a State title while only letting two points get away from them the whole year which in itself is cery impressive.
  13. Framingham High School – (16-7-4) – Goalie Alex Moore was one of the best netminders in the tournament while Scott Swennes and the Flyers came up just short of the Division 1 crown.
  14. Andover High School – (15-6-2) – SJP transfer Zach Laramie did not disappoint for his hometown as they had a chance to win every game he played in.
  15. Braintree High School – (14-7-2) – The Wamps led by Shawn Leslie proved to be a great program running deep into the playoffs before falling in a thriller to Bay State Conference rival Framingham.
  16. Arlington Catholic High School – (12-8-4) – Led by Joe Bertolami, Mason Beecher and Anton Metelev the Cougars had a deep run in the playoffs before falling to eventual champion St. Mary’s.
  17. Saint John’s Preparatory High School – (12-8-2) – Ryan Farrow, Brian Carrabes and the Eagles were one of the hottest teams in the State over the second half of the season.
  18. Xaverian Brothers High School – (12-8-3) – Seniors Cam Dutra and Will Wolford along with junior Egor Borshchev all had strong seasons for the Hawks.
  19. Wellesley High School – (15-6-1) – The Raiders faced good competition all year long but lost 1-0 against a very strong Braintree team.
  20. Burlington High School – (16-5-2) – Drew Metzdorf and the Red Devils finished as an accomplished senior class having made it to the Super 8 last year.
  21. Lowell Catholic High School – (20-2-2) – Connor Doherty, Adrius Kulbis-Marino and Mikas Kulbis-Marino led Lowell Catholic to a Division 2 State championship. A young team graduating only a few seniors Lowell Catholic should be back in the mix next year.
  22. Scituate High School – (22-3-1) – Cam Francis and the Sailors were on the brink of a Division 2 State championship after being one of the best teams all year.
  23. Reading High School – (12-9-2) – Another decorated senior class as the Rockets made it to the Super 8 last year but could not replicate the same success this season. A large portion of the Rockets will now move on to the lacrosse field where they will be an extremely competitive team.
  24. Belmont High School – (10-8-4) – Goalie Kevin Dacey played extremely well in several big games and came up just short of knocking off SJP in the first round of the playoffs.
  25. Grafton/BVT – (17-6-1) – The Indians captured the Division 3A State title with a trio of sophomores leading the way in Cam Powell along with Josh and Tyler Baker.

Final ITHMA MIAA State Basketball Poll (3/20/17)…

    1. Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School – The Falcons capped off back to back State title campaigns with the dual threat play of Jakigh Dottin and Dimon Carrigan along with a strong supporting cast.
    2. Brighton High School Jordan Galloway, Tyrone Perry and the Bengals captured a Division 2 State title in dominant fashion.
    3. Needham High School Thomas Shaughnessy and the Rockets gave Cambridge all they could handle and will be back as a favorite next year.
    4. Central Catholic High School– The Raiders had a great run in the playoffs behind Colin Bradanese, Bret Edwards and Sam Lara.
    5. Franklin High School – The Panthers made a run at the Division 1 crown knocking off Springfield Central in thrilling fashion and they should be a contender again next year behind Connor Peterson, Jalen Samuels, Chris Edgehill and Paul Mahon.
    6. Everett High School – The Tide came up just short of a dream match-up versus Cambridge. Returning for Everett next year is star guard Ghared Boyce along withIsaiah Likely leading the way.
    7. Boston College High SchoolCarl Pierre and the Eagles were one of the state’s bes teams throughout the season and return several key pieces in Travis Evee and Jordan Minor.
    8. Mansfield High SchoolSam Goldberg and the Hornets ran into a hot Needham team in the Division 1 South sectional ending their season.
    9. Lowell High SchoolAlex Rivera and the Red Raiders gave Cambridge all they could handle before falling to the eventual Division 1 champions.
    10. Springfield Central High School– Central lost in heartbreaking fashion versus Franklin after they had appeared to hit a game winning shot at the buzzer in regulation.
    11. Lynn Classical High School – Classical flew under the radar for the majority of the season despite knocking off several high profile teams.
    12. Bridgewater-Raynham High SchoolEJ Dambreville and Doug Alves formed a talented guard combo for the Trojans but ran into a very good Mansfield team.
    13. Saint John’s Shrewsbury High SchoolAlex Bradley and the Pioneers made it all the way to the Central Mass Division 1 finals before falling to Franklin in overtime.
    14. Catholic Memorial High SchoolUlyen Coleman departs but Kani Glover looks to carry the Knights as Coleman passes the torch.
    15. Maynard High SchoolCorey Oliver and Eric Kiley led Maynard to a dominant win over St. Mary’s Lynn with Kiley pouring in 21 points in the victory.
    16. Braintree High SchoolNick Timberlake was one of the best players in the state all year long and always gave the Wamps a chance to win.
    17. Saint John’s Preparatory SchoolNate Hobbs and Tommy O’Neil are both back for SJP which should bode well for the Eagles next season.
    18. Hanover High SchoolMatt Delahunt and Pat Flynn helped Hanover dominate the Division 3 State title game over Palmer.
    19. Saint Mary’s Lynn High School –  Jalen Echevarriaand Stephen Fama  led the Spartans to back to back State Division 4 finals appearances.
    20. Newton North High School – The Tigers look to be a favorite next year returning Ethan Wright and Noah Neville.
    21. Arlington High School – A top seed in Division 2 that lost to Brighton 71-64 but were led by junior Dominic Black and senior Colin McNamara.
    22. Boston Cathedral High School –  Calvin Cheek carried Cathedral on his back and will move on after a great senior season.
    23. Nashoba Regional High School – The Chieftains made a deep run in their tournament before falling to Brighton in the Division 2 State final.
    24. Whitman-Hanson Regional High School – WH won the Division 2 South sectional but fell to a red hot Brighton team in the State semifinal.
    25. O’Bryant High School Rivaldo Soares will again be one of the most talented players in the MIAA but they lose Emmanuel Exilhomme to graduation.

James Hanafin – Bridgewater-Raynham HS (OLB – Class of 2018) – ITHMA (3/19/17)…

ITHMA Player Profile – James Hanafin

 

Contact Information: jhanafinbr2018@gmail.com

Twitter: @James_hanafin78

High School: Bridgewater-Raynham High School

Grade: Junior – Class of 2018

GPA / SAT: 3.3 GPA

Position(s) Played: Outside Linebacker

Height – Weight: 6’0” and 195 pounds

Hudl

Speed: 4.8 Forty Yard Dash

2016 Football Stats: 98 Tackles and 5 Forced Fumbles. Week Two Against Xaverian 12 Tackles and 2 Forced Fumbles.

Gym Stats: Bench – 235, Squat – 365, Deadlift – 265

Other Sports Played: Varsity Lacrosse (Midfielder)

Notes: Boston Globe Old Colony All-Star, Taunton Gazette All-Scholastic

College Interest: Stonehill, Assumption, Harvard, Central Connecticut, Hobart

College Offers:

Links:

Drew Callahan – Thayer Academy (DE / TE – Class of 2018) – ITHMA

Drew Callahan -ITHMA Player Profile

 

Contact Information: callahandr@thayer.org

Twitter: @drewcallahan74

High School: Thayer Academy

Grade: Junior – Class of 2018

GPA – SAT: 2.96

Position(s) Played: DE / TE

Height – Weight: 6’3’’  and 210 pounds

Hudl Highlights

Stats: 7 REC, 90 Yards, 9 Sacks, 11 TFL

Speed: 

Gym Stats: 220 Bench, 375 Squat

Other Sports Played:

Notes: ISL Honorable Mention

College Interest:

College Offers:

Links:

 

Seth Kourtesis – Tabor Academy (OLB / TE – Class of 2018) – ITHMA

Seth Kourtesis – ITHMA Player Profile

 

Contact Information:

Twitter: @skourtesis26

High School: Tabor Academy

Grade: Junior – Class of 2018

GPA – SAT:

Position(s) Played: OLB/TE

Height – Weight: 6’3’’  and 215 pounds

ITHMA Player Write-up :  At 6’3’’ and 215 pounds Kourtesis has great size for an OLB while also playing at the tight end position on offense. Kourtesis transferred and reclassed from Saint Andrews in Rhode Island where he had previously focused on basketball. Kourtesis is a very fluid athlete on defense where he is capable of dropping into coverage and also rushing the passer playing as a hybrid defensive end / linebacker role. On offense he has good hands and can catch passes while also being a solid blocker in the running and passing game. Kourtesis is someone who has lots of upside with a good physical frame, athletic ability and a physical style of play.

Hudl Highlights

Stats:

Speed: 4.88

Gym Stats: 295 Bench, 365 Squat

Other Sports Played: Basketball

Notes: All-New England Class C , All Conference

College Interest:

College Offers:

Links:2018 Prospects

 

Mass Class of 2018 Tight Ends Committing To Top College Football Programs (3/17/17)…


Jay Symonds of BB&N became the second Massachusetts class of 2018 tight end to commit yesterday when he announced he will play football at the University of Pittsburgh. He joins Pat Freiermuth of the Brooks School who previously committed to play at Penn State (where he will join Marshfield 2016 tight end Danny Dalton). Let’s take a quick look at some other 2018 tight ends who could also go on to play at the college level. Lawrence Academy has multiple tight end prospects that have already received interest from college programs. Cam Reddy is a physical, blocking tight end who like Symonds could end up as an H-back in college but can also be used as a slot receiver. Joey Luchetti is a 6’6’’ tight end prospect offered by Boston College and he looks to project as a basketball transplant that has had success at the tight end position. Hunter Gorgas of St. John’s Shrewsbury is another tight end who has received an offer from URI, has received interest from FBS schools and he should pick up more college offers. Brighton’s Jerrod Clark is another name to consider in a deep 2018 tight end class as he has already received an offer from Coastal Carolina and he has also received interest from ACC schools. Marblehead’s Andy Clough and Franklin’s Connor Peterson are also names to watch as tight ends that can be split out as wide receivers and cause damage with a combination of height and great athleticism. Massachusetts has a long history of producing top tight end college football prospects and the class of 2018 looks to be no different with players already committed to top programs including Pittsburgh and Penn State. Look for a number of other top tight end prospects from Massachusetts to also receive college football offers and to play at a high level as either an H-back or as a traditional tight end at the next level.

Mass Hoops and Hockey Championship Schedule For This Weekend (3/16/17)…


Mass State Basketball Championship Schedule @ MassMutual Center – Saturday March 18th

 

11:00 AM – Division 3 – Hanover High School vs. Palmer High School

 

1:15 PM – Division 2 – Brighton High School vs. Nashoba Regional High

School

 

5:45 PM – Division 1 – Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School vs. Franklin High School

 

@ Springfield CollegeSaturday March 18th

 

5:45 PM – DIvision 4- Saint Mary’s Lynn High School vs. Maynard High School

 

 

Mass State Hockey Championship Schedule  @ The TD Garden – Sunday March 19th

 

1:00 pm  –  Division 3 –  Old Rochester High School  vs. Shrewsbury High School

 

3:15 pm  –  Division 2 –  Lowell Catholic High School vs. Scituate High School

 

5:45 pm  –  Division 1 –  Saint Mary’s Lynn High School vs. Framingham High School

 

7:45 pm  –  Division 1A (Super 8) –  Arlington High School vs. Central Catholic High School

NCAA Tourney Starts Today – What If There Was A Mass High School Football Tourney? (3/16/17)…


The biggest unknown in the Public vs. Private High School debate is how these teams might match-up against one another in head to head play? Having seen many of these teams play in person we decided to do a hypothetical tournament featuring seventeen (with one play-in game) of the best football teams in Massachusetts following last year’s playoff games. Let’s see how things might play out.

 

  1. Everett High School – The Tide are the undoubted number one seed heading into tournament play as they were red hot down the stretch. Everett is extremely talented up front with great line play but especially on the D-line with Duval Paul and Gerrell Boyce along with great linebackers and secondary play. On offense Everett is the most talented team with quarterback Jordan McAfee handling the reins along with several talented playmakers including electric WR/ return man Mike Sainristil. Everett also has a three headed monster in the backfield with Marvens Fedna, Charles Jenkins and Jacob Miller all getting carries.
  2. Lawrence Academy – With AJ Dillon the Spartans have a transcendent talent at the high school level and he has carried his team over his career on both sides of the ball. Strong line play from the likes of Ryan Betro, Finn Dirstine, Austin Pyne and Stephen Olive make the Spartan line a formidable force. Playmaking athletes Sherron Dailey Harris and Glenn Smith are two players capable of changing the course of a game.
  3. Xaverian Brothers High School – The Hawks have the state’s best line with Dan Gioioso up front at both center and defensive tackle. The Hawks defense also have AJ Ryan, Colin Lama and Matt Drouillard in the linebacker core with Mekhi Henderson in the defensive backfield. Up front on the defensive front Cal Flanders is a man among boys getting to the quarterback. Devon Piccinin is a very good running back who follows his blocks extremely well and leads one of the state’s best running games.
  4. Catholic Memorial High School – The Knights have a star in all-around athlete Jack McGowan capable of making an impact anywhere he lines up on the field.  McGowan impacts the game on offense and on defense where he locks down the middle of the field. Quarterback Matt Marcantano also has multiple weapons including Kyle Sonnie and McGowan on offense to spread the ball to along with Peter Scibilia to run the ball.
  5. King Philip Regional High School – A solid KP Warrior team that excelled at playing fundamentally solid football as a team. Brett Mazur was a very good tight end and also played linebacker while Shane Frommer was also a standout in the run game, being thrown to out of the backfield and being a disruptive force from the outside linebacker position.
  6. Boston College High School – A talented and physical football team with running back Danny Abraham and quarterback Connor Cady running the show on offense for the Eagles. On defense TJ Rothmann was a physical linebacker presence along with Elijah Miranda who played on the edge. Jarod Mockus also provided a very good kicking game on special teams giving the Eagles an advantage in the battle for field position.
  7. Saint John’s Preparatory School – The Prep led by quarterback Mike Yarin is surrounded by weapons including tight end Declan Burt and receiving playmakers Hayden and Wes Rockett. On defense Hunter Brown anchors the Eagles up front while Justin Masterson is a solid OLB/SS hybrid capable of setting the tone of the game while also making big plays.
  8. Buckingham Browne and Nichols – Quarterback Jeff Costello is an all-around great football player for the Knights who is capable of passing, running, making plays on defense and kicking on special teams. The Knights also have a slew of running backs and tight ends capable of keeping their attack on the ground. On defense Graeme Davis is a playmaking linebacker along with Desi O’Mahony who provides a physical presence on defense in the middle.
  9. Central Catholic High SchoolDavid Onyemem is a great athlete for the Raiders as he can line up at virtually any position and is the favorite target of quarterback Brett Edwards. Carlos Cabrera anchors both the Raiders offensive and defensive lines being a physical presence in the trenches.
  10. Duxbury High School – The Dragons have arguably the most impactful player in the State in Ryan Reagan who is a physical wide receiver and playmaker who will not back down against anyone. Devin DeMeritt is another playmaker for the Dragons along with quarterback Bobby Maimaron who runs the offense. Quinn Murphy and Chris Chaisson anchor the Duxbury line making a formidable presence at the two tackle positions.
  11. Falmouth High School – Quarterback Nick Couhig leads the Clippers triple option running attack and is the trigger man who showed that he could be a key difference maker. Jean Vasquez is a dangerous threat for the Clippers and is capable of taking the ball to the house any time he touches the ball. Gates Kelliher is a dynamic linebacker who sets the tone on defense.
  12. Hanover High School – Hanover is led by its line and is a formidable opponent capable of grinding opponents down. Brad Rogers is an All-State running back capable of making people miss and creating scoring plays.
  13. Belmont Hill School  – Quarterback Mike Piazza and the Hillies have a tremendously talented team that also boasts lineman Nate Miller. Wide receivers Jake Bobo along with Blake Brooks and Zach Geddes lead a Belmont Hill offense that is capable of putting up points through the air in a hurry.
  14. Marshfield High School  – The Rams are an extremely talented young team that found its groove towards the end of the season. Jack McNeil, Neil Parry and Brendan Ward are all playmakers out of the backfield and on special teams and are capable of making an immediate impact whenever they touch the ball. Jackson Phinney is a sophomore quarterback who is improving every week with the Rams passing attack becoming more formidable.
  15. Andover High School – A team built around its passing game and EJ Perry who is their star quarterback and record holding passer. With receivers Dan Gemmell, Cedric Gillette and Joe Rockwell the Warriors may have the best group of wide receivers in the State.
  16. Milton Academy / Bridgewater-Raynham – In the first game of the Mass Football Tournament, MA takes on BR in a play-in game of two teams who run the ball exceptionally well. Running back Michael Silva is the focal point of the Mustang offense while Shawn Noel is the lead back for the Trojans. In a low scoring game in which possessions are limited due to both teams run heavy offense, BR grinds out a low scoring win. The toughness and run stopping ability of Bryce Shaw and James Hanafin allow for the Trojans to squeak out a close win as they prevail by a touchdown.

 

Playoff Games – Round 1:

 

#16 Bridgewater-Raynham High School @  #1 Everett High School – BR has been a giant killer all year including knocking off Xaverian in the second week of the season. The Tide are on a different level and although the Trojans keep it close through three quarters, Everett lives to play another game.

 

#9 Central Catholic High School @ #8 Buckingham Browne and Nichols SchoolJeff Costello takes over versus a very good Raider team and is the difference in all three phases as the Knights also recover an onside kick that puts them over the top.

#12 Hanover High School @ #5 King Philip Regional High School – Two teams that win with solid football up front that leads to good play on the rest of the field. KP is able to grind out a close game leading to the Warriors surviving and living to play another week

 

#13 Belmont Hill School @ #4 Catholic Memorial High School – A high scoring affair that does not have many stops on defense and comes down to a key stop in the fourth quarter. Jack McGowan comes up with a fumble and seals the game for a Knights victory.

 

#14 Marshfield High School @ #3 Xaverian Brothers High School – The Rams get their feet wet in the playoffs a year before all of their talent is fully brought together and fall to a veteran Xaverian defense.

 

#11 Falmouth High School @ #6 Boston College High School – The Clippers play great defense and both running attacks bleed the clock so offensive possessions are scarce. The Eagles have the size advantage but the Clippers triple option attack allows them to steal a game versus a more talented team with Nick Couhig being the difference.

 

#10 Duxbury High School  @ #7 Saint John’s Preparatory School – A battle of two very good teams with great skill position players and linemen. The line play allows for the game to remain close but SJP will not have anyone to cover Ryan Reagan who is the difference in the game.

 

#15 Andover High School @ #2 Lawrence Academy – A game in which the defenses do not show up and the combined scores will blast through triple digits. EJ Perry and Andover make plays but future teammate AJ Dillon is too much and will guide LA to a victory.

 

Round 2 – Elite 8:

 

#8 Buckingham Browne and Nichols @ #1 Everett High School – The Knight offense makes some plays and keeps the score relatively close but a few timely stops by the Tide defense and an offense that can move the ball in chunks leads to the Tide pulling away from the Knights.

 

#5 King Philip Regional High School @ #4 Catholic Memorial High School – The Knights try and push the Warriors around in a close game but the score remains very close until KP makes a play to take the lead in the waning seconds of the game.

 

#11 Falmouth High School @ #3 Xaverian Brothers High School – The Clippers Cinderella run comes to an end on Clapboardtree Street as defensive captain AJ Ryan and the Hawks adapt and shut down a tough triple option attack.

 

#10 Duxbury High School @ #2 Lawrence Academy – Two of the states more physical players face off in Ryan Reagan and AJ Dillon with the LA defensive line being the difference in a Spartan victory.

 

Round 3 – Final Four:

 

#5 King Philip Regional High School @ #1 Everett High School – The overall sound play of King Philip keeps the game close but the Tide pull away as their talented skill position players end up being more than KP can handle.

 

#3 Xaverian Brothers High School @ Lawrence Academy – A battle of elite physical teams that excel in the run game but are challenged throwing the ball. Xaverian running back Devon Piccinin has a record day behind the Hawks offensive line but Dillon keeps up with the pace. Cal Flanders is the difference as he can force mistakes off the edge causing a late interception to seal the Hawks win.

 

Round 4 – State Championship Game:

 

#3 Xaverian Brothers High School @ #1 Everett High School – A re-match of the MIAA State Championship game where Everett won handily behind strong defensive play by Duane Binns and Duval Paul. The Hawks come out rejuvenated but the Tide’s special teams play of Mike Sainristil and Jason Maitre are the difference in a Everett win.