Monday, August 22, 2011
Catholic Memorial, Everett dominate All-State team
By By Mike Grimala
It's time to unveil our All-State football team, as featured in the September issue of ESPNHS (plus an additional 50 top players). It's no shock to see Everett with three players on the first team, but it is somewhat surprising that Catholic Memorial leads the way with four selections, most of any team. All four players (A.J. Doyle, Armani Reeves, Camren Williams and Donovan Henry) are Division I recruits.
The team is based on projected on-field performance and accomplishments, not necessarily recruiting potential. To see the state's top football recruits, click here. The first team quarterbacks are posted here, with the complete All-State team listed after the jump. Disagree with any of my picks? Unlikely, but let me know about it in the comments or on Twitter (@ESPNHSGrimala).
ESPNHS Massachusetts All-State Football
Jonathan DiBiaso, Everett, QB, Senior Looking for second straight state championship
A.J. Doyle, Catholic Memorial, QB, Senior Strong-armed passer is headed to North Carolina State
Nick LaSpada, Billerica, QB, Senior Most dangerous player in the state with the ball in his hands
Andy Coke, Andover, RB, Senior Also took snaps at quarterback last year
Preston Cooper, BC High, RB, Senior A real threat to catch the ball out of the backfield
George Craan, Concord-Carlisle, RB, Senior Ran for 1,914 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior
Armani Reeves, Catholic Memorial, WR, Senior 5-foot-10 athlete has committed to Penn State
Canaan Severin, Worcester Academy, WR, Senior Drawing D-I interest with his size (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) and speed
Don Webber, Duxbury, WR, Senior Racked up 921 receiving yards last year; also lines up at tight end
Jameson McShea, BC High, TE, Senior State's top tight end is headed to Temple next year
Eric Olson, BB&N, OL, Senior Dominant run blocker has committed to Northwestern
Dan Connaughton, BB&N, DL, Senior Also a dominant offensive lineman for the Knights
Ralph Jonathas, Everett, DL, Senior Coach John DiBiaso raves about his D-line leader
Vondell Langston, Everett, LB, Senior Athletic 'backer may move to safety in college
Abner Logan, Dexter, LB, Senior Could be the most productive defensive player in the state
Max McDaniel, Lexington, LB, Senior Racked up 97 tackles and seven sacks a year ago
Jason Sylva, Tabor Academy, LB, Senior Tackling machine is headed to UConn
Camren Williams, Catholic Memorial, LB, Senior Penn State recruit is top-rated player in Massachusetts
Casey DeAndrade, East Bridgewater, DB, Senior Returned four of his nine interceptions for touchdowns last year
Donovan Henry, Catholic Memorial, DB, Senior Track star will play at Boston College next year
Reilly Naton, Duxbury, DB, Senior Recorded 79 solo tackles and picked off five passes in 2010
Karl Sery, Hudson, DB, Senior Doubles as one of the most explosive running backs in CMass
Other Top Players
Ryan Anger, St. John’s (Shrewsbury), OL, Sr.
Khary Bailey-Smith, Weymouth, WR, Sr.
A.J. Baker, Swampscott, WR, Sr.
Brendan Battles-Santos, Nauset, DL, Sr.
Lucas Bavaro, St. John’s Prep, TE, Jr.
Corey Burns, Whitman-Hanson, LB, Sr.
Chris Calvanese, Xaverian, QB, Sr.
Luke Catarius, BC High, LB, Jr.
Chris Coady, BB&N, LB, Sr.
D.J. Crook, Barnstable, QB, Sr.
Tyler Dowd, Springfield Central, QB, Sr.
Frankie Elder, Longmeadow, RB, Jr.
Michael Forman, Newton South, RB, Sr.
Brent Harrington, Chelmsford, Dl, Sr.
Greg Heineman, Minnechaug, QB, Sr.
Maurice Hurst, Xaverian, DL, Jr.
Dino Hyppolite, Brockton, DL, Sr.
Timothy Joy, Chelmsford, LB, Sr.
Jake Lazarus, Longmeadow, QB, Sr.
T.J. Leeman, Andover, OL, Sr.
Tyler Loring, Catholic Memorial, OL, Sr.
Nick Lund, Rivers, TE, Sr.
Sacoy Malone, Springfield Central, RB, Sr.
Buck McCarthy, Everett, LB, Sr.
Obi Melifonwu, Grafton, DB, Sr.
Efrain Montalvo, St. John’s (Shrewsbury), WR, Sr.
Jesse Monteiro, Brockton, DB, Sr.
John Montelus, Everett, OL, Jr.
Paul Mroz, Brockton, QB, Sr.
Jules Murphy, Xaverian, K, Sr.
Nick Murray, Palmer, QB, Sr.
Anthony Nomakeo, Westfield, RB, Sr.
T.J. Norris, Longmeadow, RB, Sr.
Chuddy Mwachukwu, Dighton-Rehoboth, OL, Jr.
Tim O’Brien, East Bridgewater, QB, Sr.
Matt O’Keefe, Duxbury, QB, Sr.
Quinton Perkins, Fitchburg, RB, Sr.
Melquawn Pinkney, Putnam, RB, Sr.
Joe Previte, Brockton, OL, Jr.
Max Randall, Duxbury, LB, Sr.
Charles Ruffin, King Philip, RB, Sr.
Peter Salem, Dracut, OL, Sr.
Jesus Sanchez, Chicopee, RB, Sr.
Nick Schlatz, Bridgewater-Raynham, RB, Sr.
Kris Taylor, Somerville, RB, Sr.
Brandon Walsh, North Andover, QB, Sr.
Michael Walsh, Swampscott, QB, Sr.
Curtis Weaver, Pioneer, RB, Sr.
Dayvon Williams, Springfield Commerce, QB, Sr.
Matt Zalenski, Mohawk, RB, Sr.