Boston High School: ESPN Boston Lineman of the Year

Lindstrom is ESPN Boston Lineman of the Year

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ESPNBoston.com and its high schools section announce today that Chris Lindstrom, senior offensive guard and defensive end of the Shepherd Hill Regional High School Rams, is the recipient of this year's ESPN Boston Lineman of the Year award.

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Courtesy of Linda FlibbertChris Lindstom was named ESPN Boston's Lineman of the Year after leading Shepherd Hill to the D4 Central title.
The Lineman of the Year award winner was chosen by a panel of experts made up of ESPNBoston.com staff and correspondents, as well as analysts from Scouts Inc. Lindstrom joins Duxbury’s Gordon Acha (2011), Everett’s John Montelus (2012) and Plymouth South's Shaun Duncombe (2013) among past recipients in the award's history. Lindstrom will be presented the award at a later date.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Lindstrom has been one of the most dominant two-way lineman in the Bay State the last two seasons, earning ESPN Boston All-State honors as a junior a year ago and coming into this season with plenty of hype. He more than lived up to the billing, as the Rams ran for 3,835 yards and 49 touchdowns as a team behind him in their vaunted "Double Wing" offense, capturing the MIAA Division 4 Central title in the process. It's the second straight year the Rams went over 3,000 yards rushing as a team.

Defensively, Lindstrom was a force off the edge, registering 66 tackles (14 for loss) and 5.5 sacks. He was named MVP of Central Mass.'s Division 4 for the second straight season.

Lindstrom will continue his career next fall at Boston College.

Snapshot: Duncombe gets his Lineman of Year jersey

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Last month, ESPNBoston.com named Plymouth South senior Shaun Duncombe the recipient of its third annual Lineman of the Year award, after helping lead the Panthers to the MIAA Division 3 State Championship at Gillette Stadium. Duncombe, who committed to Bryant University last summer, is expected to sign his National Letter of Intent with the Bulldogs next week.

Earlier this afternoon, ESPN Boston High Schools Editor Brendan Hall stopped by South to present Duncombe with his jersey, accompanied by his parents as well as South head coach Scott Fry:

Duncombe is ESPN Boston Lineman of the Year

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ESPN Boston and its High Schools section today announced that Plymouth South senior offensive/defensive lineman Shaun Duncombe has been named its Lineman of the Year award winner for 2013.

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Brendan Hall/ESPNBoston.comPlymouth South's Shaun Duncombe is ESPN Boston's Lineman of the Year after paving the way for a second straight 2,000-yard season by his running back.
The Lineman of the Year award winner was chosen by a panel of experts made up of ESPNBoston.com staff and correspondents, as well as analysts from Scouts Inc. Duncombe joins Duxbury’s Gordon Acha (2011) and Everett’s John Montelus (2012) among past recipients in the award's three-year history.

The 6-foot-3, 260-pounder was a three-year starter for the Panthers – Division 3 state finalists this year – and didn’t miss a down during his varsity career. An ESPN Boston All-State selection and Atlantic Coast League All-Star, Duncombe anchored a line which helped All-State running back Dylan Oxsen to consecutive 2,000-yard seasons and a state-best rushing touchdowns record (40) in 2012.

Duncombe has a verbal commitment in place to Bryant University.

Duxbury's Acha is our Lineman of the Year

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Gordon AchaBrendan Hall/ESPNBoston.comDuxbury senior tackle Gordon Acha, flanked by Hall of Famer Andre Tippett (left) and head coach Dave Maimaron was presented with ESPN Boston's inaugural Lineman of the Year award.
ESPNBoston.com and its High School section today announced that Gordon Acha, senior offensive tackle of the Duxbury High Green Dragons, is the recipient of its inaugural Lineman of the Year award, to be presented annually to the top high school lineman in Massachusetts.

The Lineman of the Year award winner was chosen by a panel of experts made up of ESPNBoston.com staff and correspondents, as well as analysts from Scouts Inc. Acha was honored this afternoon during a presentation at the school's gymnasium. On hand to present the award was Hall of Famer and Patriots Executive Director of Community Affairs Andre Tippett, as well as ESPN Boston High Schools co-editors Scott Barboza and Brendan Hall.

"We are honored that Gordon Acha will forever be associated with the first Lineman of the Year award presented by ESPN Boston," Hall said. "As much as the Dragons' skill players on both sides of the ball grab some well-deserved headlines, it was the offensive line that helped make it all click. Gordon's rise is a great story in itself, and as Matt O'Keefe's blind side he kept the kid's jersey pretty clean."

In his first season as the Dragons' full-time starter, the 6-foot-4, 255-pound Acha started all 13 games for the Dragons as they went undefeated and captured their second straight Super Bowl title at Gillette Stadium, shutting out Tewksbury 35-0 for the Division 2 championship. With Acha supporting both the run and pass, the Dragons amassed 4,480 yards of offense in 13 games, averaging 302 yards from scrimmage.

"So much credit in football goes to the skill position players that sometimes the efforts of the linemen are overlooked," Barboza said. "We hope this award will serve as a testament to the hard work put into playing the positions on a football field that are equally as important to the success of a football team as others. Gordon exhibited fine play all season and is no small part to Duxbury's Super Bowl success this season."

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