Monday, September 12, 2011
Mr. Football Watch: Week 2
Last week, we introduced our initial list of 15 players expected to be in contention for our annual ESPN Boston Mr. Football Award. After a wild first weekend, the running is decidedly wide open. Here's how we break it down this week:
HOW THE CONTENDERS FARED
Andrew Coke, Sr. RB, Andover - Carried the ball 21 times for 130 yards and score, and had a hand in the game-changing flea flicker, as the Golden Warriors beat rival North Andover 30-20.
Preston Cooper, Sr. RB, BC High - Ran for 98 yards and three scores in a 42-0 blanking of Brockton.
George Craan, Sr. RB, Concord-Carlisle - Ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns in a 26-7 win over defending Division 3 Super Bowl champion Beverly.
Jonathan DiBiaso, Sr. QB, Everett - Threw for 256 yards and four scores in a 47-12 win over Leominster.
Matt Montalto, Sr. QB, Dennis-Yarmouth - Was nearly perfect through the air, completing 12 of 14 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns, and added a fourth on the ground, in a 41-7 rout of Taunton.
T.J. Norris, Sr. RB, Longmeadow - Carried 10 times for 114 yards and two scores in a 35-6 win over Chicopee Comp.
Nick LaSpada, Sr. QB, Billerica - Threw for 189 yards and added 70 on the ground, totaling five scores, in a 49-28 win over Burlington.
Michael Walsh, Sr. QB, Swampscott - Completed 13 of 19 passes for 193 yards and two scores, and added 149 rushing yards and a score on 10 carries, as the Big Blue rolled to a 33-14 win over Somerville. He also had an interception on defense.
ON THE RISE
Khary Bailey-Smith, Sr. WR, Weymouth - Caught three of Cam McLevedge's six touchdown passes in a 48-6 rout of Milton.
D.J. Crook, Sr. QB, Barnstable - In a 65-0 rout of Durfee (the Red Raiders' first shutout since 2003), Crook was 18 of 27 passing for 247 yards and two scores, and added a third touchdown on the ground. That brings him to 67 career touchdown passes, 18 away from the state record.
Greg Finley, Sr. QB, Framingham - Threw for 196 yards and ran for 119 more, totaling three touchdowns in a 41-10 win over Wellesley.
Troy Flutie, Soph. QB, Natick - Darren's son threw for 270 yards and three scores, and added 101 yards on the ground, in a 21-7 win over Brookline. Also notable is the debut of freshman wideout Brian Dunlap, who had 11 catches for 240 yards and two scores.
Steve Flynn, Sr. QB/DE, St. Peter-Marian - Threw for 240 yards and two scores in the Guardians' 20-6 win over Fitchburg. He also made 11 tackles and batted two passes on defense.
Greg Heineman, Sr. QB, Minnechaug - Was 23 of 36 passing for 230 yards and a touchdown in a 33-14 win over Silver Lake.
Jermaine Kelly, Sr. QB, Lynn English - The Swampscott transfer made his presence felt in his first start for the Bulldogs, leading a 41-0 rout of Gloucester with 279 passing yards and six touchdowns.
Jordan Knowles, Sr. DE, St. Peter-Marian - Recorded two sacks and nine tackles in a 20-6 win over Fitchburg.
Eric LaCroix, Sr. QB, Methuen - Totaled 292 yards of offense and all four of the Rangers' scores in a 27-13 win over Plymouth North, avenging last year's season-opening loss.
Cam McLevedge, Sr. QB, Weymouth - Led a quick dismantling in a 48-6 rout of Milton, completing 11 of 15 passes for 267 yards and six touchdowns.
Jimmy Ryan, Jr. QB, Dracut - In his first start taking over for Matt Silva, Ryan threw for 113 yards and ran for 103, totaling one score, as the Middies upset St. John's Prep, 13-7.
Sean Wilson, Sr. RB, St. John's (Shrewsbury) - Carried 26 times for 179 yards and three touchdowns in a 22-21 thriller over Holy Name.