HOW THEY BREAK DOWN
DIVISION 5 NORTH
DIVISION 5 SOUTH
DIVISION 6 NORTH
DIVISION 6 SOUTH
Greater New Bedford Voke
OVERVIEW FOR DIVISION 5-6
Bishop Fenwick nearly won the Div. 6 state championship in 2019 and David Woods has plenty of weapons back to ensure another successful campaign. Chrys Wilson is back at quarterback, while Angel Martinez and Stefano Fabiano are the top receivers. Matt Juneau is the top returning lineman.
Stoneham will be tough in the Middlesex Freedom as standout lineman Peter Godfrey and running Chris Dragone return. Winthrop returns running back Bobby Hubert and tight end Tyler Rockefeller and will be aided greatly by Everett transfer Duke Doherty at quarterback.
Austin Prep is slowly working its way back up the Catholic Central League chain. Linebackers Ronan Noke and Aidan Noke, running back Mike Gizzi and linebacker Brendan Walsh are back.
Shawsheen could be the team to beat in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. Quarterback Chris Disciscio, running backs Diondre Turner and Dylan Timmns, and linemen Jonah Varallo, Liam Kelley and Alex Newcomb are back along with kicker Randy Leavitt.
Div. 6 South certainly has a Tri-Valley League flavor. Ashland went on to capture the Div. 6 state title last year and will look to returning players such as running backs Gryffin Frink and Eddie Lopez as well as lineman Sean Harding.
Dedham and Medway both have key players returning to the fold. Old Rochester might be the team to beat in the South Coast Conference, while Middleboro, East Bridgewater and Rockland should be competing in the South Shore League.
Brian Morrill returns at running back for Cardinal Spellman as well as lineman Nick Walsh.
Holliston should be one of the top teams in Div. 5 South once again. The Panthers return two of the best players in the area in lineman Zack Athy and running back Tristan Benson. TVL rival Medfield will bank its hopes on defensive back James Wilder, linebacker Jackson Foscaldo and quarterback Ryan Murray.
Anthony Fallon takes over at Canton and he has some quality talents at his disposal. The top returnees for the Bulldogs are linemen Matt Connolly and Carson Campbell, running back Cam Sanchez and wide receiver Jack Albert.
Swampscott captured the Div. 5 state title last year and will look to returning talents such as wide receiver and lineman Jake Papazoglou. Amesbury returns one of the top linebackers in the Cape Ann League in Kyle Donovan, while Lynnfield will lean heavily on star wide receiver Jack Ford.
Bedford could be a surprise in the Dual County League Small. The Buccaneers have linemen Austin Phyliss, Gustavo Coto and Sebastian Sandoval in the trenches as well as wide receiver Adam Legere and linebacker Zack Poor.
DANDY DOZEN FOR DIVISION 5-6
Zack Athy, Sr., OL, 5-11, 256, Holliston: Two-time Tri-Valley League All-Star is one of the keys to his team’s successful running game.
Tristan Benson, Sr., RB, 5-7, 173, Holliston: Three-year starter ran for more than 1,200 yards last season.
Matt Connolly, Sr., OL/DT, 6-2, 290, Canton: The Assumption-bound Connolly excelled in the trenches for the Bulldogs last season.
Matthew DeVirgilio, Sr., RB/LB, 5-10, 195, Dedham: Two-way standout, the Stonehill-bound DeVirgilio averaged more than 8 yards a carry and also recorded 48 tackles.
Duke Doherty, Sr., QB, 5-11, 193, Winthrop: A starter at Everett before transferring to Winthrop, the dual-threat signal-caller has committed to the Naval Academy.
Kyle Donovan, Sr., RB/LB, 6-4, 225, Amesbury: Another Stonehill recruit, Donovan has played all over the field for Amesbury and excelled everywhere.
Jack Ford, Sr., WR, 6-1, 175, Lynnfield: Bentley recruit set program records for receiving yards (915) and touchdown receptions (15) last year.
Peter Godfrey, Jr., OT, 5-5, 280, Stoneham: Potential scholarship lineman worked his way into the starting lineup as a sophomore and the Stoneham run game was superb.
Nolan Starzell, Sr., PK, 5-7, 180, Scituate: The latest in a long line of kickers in the family, Starzell has proven to be a solid performer in his own right.
Diondre Turner, Sr., RB, 5-9, 165, Shawsheen: Speedy back ran for 1,028 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging more than 7 yards a carry.
James Wilder, Sr., WR/DB, 6-2, 180, Medfield: A returning TVL All-Star, Wilder accounted for 615 yards and nine touchdowns, while playing solid defense in the secondary.
Chrys Wilson, Sr., QB, 5-10, 190, Bishop Fenwick: Dual threat quarterback threw for 1,461 yards and 19 touchdowns, while rushing for 258 yards and six more scores.
OTHER PLAYERS TO WATCH IN DIVISION 5-6
Jack Albert, Sr., WR, 5-11, 165, Canton; Jack Applebaum, Jr., OT, 6-4, 295, Medway; J.D. Artz, Jr., OL, 5-10, 205, Norton; Andrew Augustin, Sr., WR, 5-10, 162, Swampscott; Dan Bader, Sr., OL, 6-3, 195, Sandwich; Darius Banaitis, Jr., G, 6-3, 225, Medway; Andrew Bossey, Jr., RB, 5-11, 190, Scituate; Heiser Cacho, Sr., RB, 5-8, 165, Greater New Bedford; Charlie Calahane, Sr., QB, 5-10, 150, Newburyport; Carson Campbell, Sr., OT, 6-0, 210, Canton; Anthony Capobianco, Sr., OT, 6-0, 235, Somerville; Sam Cavossa, Sr., DE, 6-2, 210, Falmouth; Tim Cofield, Sr., DE, 6-3, 195, Dover-Sherborn; Timmy Crowley, Sr., QB, 5-11, 195, Middleboro; Reese Curran, Sr., TE, 6-2, 230, Medway; Alex DeAlmeida, Sr., TE, 6-3, 185, Fairhaven; Chris Disciscio, Sr., QB, 5-10, 180, Shawsheen; Steven Donnelly, Jr., RB, 6-0, 185, Northeast; Chris Dragone, Sr., RB, 5-11, 180, Stoneham; Tommy Durocher, Sr., WR, 6-3, 185, Old Rochester; Stefano Fabiano, Sr., WR, 5-11, 180, Bishop Fenwick; Oliver Ferrari, Sr., DE, 6-0, 185, Dover-Sherborn; Jacob Figueiredo, Sr., RB, 5-6, 190, Bishop Stang; Jackson Foscaldo, Sr., LB, 5-8, 195, Medfield; Sal Franco, Sr., RB, 5-7, 190, Saugus; Gryffin Frink, Sr., RB, 5-7, 160, Ashland; Taylor Frye, Sr., WR, 5-9, 170, Falmouth; Tommy Gale, Sr,, C/DE, 5-8, 200, Essex Tech; Mike Gizzi, Sr., RB, 5-10, 175, Austin Prep; Shane Graham, Sr., QB, 5-9, 160, East Bridgewater; Paul Hammond, Sr., QB, 6-1, 190, Arlington Catholic; Sean Harding, Sr., OL, 6-0, 300, Ashland; Grayson Hawthorne, Sr., LB, 6-5, 220, Norwell; Francisco Hernandez-Manon, Sr., DB, 5-6, 180, Bishop Stang; Bobby Hubert, Sr., RB, 5-8, 186, Winthrop; Kevin Hughes, Sr., RB, 6-0, 190, Apponequet; Chase Huntley, Sr., RB, 5-11, 160, Ipswich; Matt Juneau, Sr., OL, 6-0, 205, Bishop Fenwick; Julian Kendricks, Sr., RB, 5-8, 175, Falmouth; Dylan Kerrigan, Sr., LB, 5-11, 195, Foxboro; James Kraus, Sr., WR, 5-9, 160, Foxboro; Michael Landolfi, So., QB, 6-0, 170, Hanover; Cameron LaPierre, Sr., OL, 6-0, 220, Middleboro; Nick Leander, Sr., LB, 5-10, 210, Rockland; Connor Lehman, Sr., RB, 5-10, 170, Weston; Eric Lindstrom, Jr., TE, 6-4, 195, Medway; Eddie Lopez, Sr., RB, 5-8, 160, Ashland; Michael Mammone, Sr., RB, 5-11, 200, Dedham; David Manoukian, Sr., LB. 5-7, 170, Watertown; Angel Martinez, Sr., WR, 5-10, 175, Bishop Fenwick; Chris McNamara, Sr., RB, 5-8, 170, Foxboro; Connor McRae, Sr., LB, 5-10, 220, Salem; Ryan Monahan, Sr., WR, 6-4, 185, Hamilton-Wenham; Antone Moreis, Jr., RB, 5-9, 184, Martha’s Vineyard; Brian Morrill, Sr., RB, 5-9, 170, Cardinal Spellman; Jahvon Morson, Sr., CB, 5-9, 160, Norton; Ryan Murray, Sr., QB, 6-3, 208, Medfield; Aidan Noke, Jr., LB, 6-2, 210, Austin Prep; Ronan Noke, Jr., LB, 6-2, 200, Austin Prep; Kyle Odoy, Sr., QB, 6-0, 175, Triton; Jake Papazoglou, Jr., OL, 5-10, 215, Swampscott; Austin Phyliss, Sr., OL, 220, Bedford; Darnell Pierre, Jr., CB, 5-9, 180, Somerville; Zack Poor, Sr., LB, 5-9, 205, Bedford; Joseph Powers, Sr., WR, 6-1, 170, Dedham; Ryan Quinlan, Sr., LB, 6-1, 190, Old Rochester; Alvin Rivera, Sr., DE, 5-9 205, Northeast; Tyler Rockefeller, Sr., TE, 5-11, 200, Winthrop; Raymond Rodriguez, Sr., OL, 5-10, 220, Norton; Adam Romero, Jr., RB, 5-10, 165, Somerset Berkley; Cam Sanchez, Sr., RB, 5-9, 175, Canton; Sebastian Sandoval, Sr., DT, 6-1, 260, Bedford; Braden Sayles, Sr., TE, 6-4, 200, Martha’s Vineyard; Drew Schlegel, Sr., OL, 5-10, 210, Dennis-Yarmouth; Israel Silva, Sr., FB, 5-8, 245, Northeast; Keegan Sullivan, Jr., DB, 5-10, 170, Scituate; Cole Terry, Sr., RB, 6-0, 190, Ipswich; Dylon Thomas, Sr., WR, 6-0, 175, Old Rochester; Ryon Thomas, Sr., QB, 5-11, 175, Old Rochester; Owen Thornton, Sr., LB, 5-11, 205, Pentucket; Dylan Timmons, Jr., RB, 6-0, 180, Shawsheen; Jacob Trzcienski, Sr., QB, 5-8 150, Greater Lowell; Jonah Varallo, Sr., OL, 6-2, 255, Shawsheen; Logan Verhaegan, Jr., OL, 6-3, 270, Middleboro; Nikhil Walker, Sr., OL/DL, 6-5, 240, Ipswich; Brendan Walsh, Jr., LB, 5-10, 205, Austin Prep; Nick Walsh, Jr., OL, 6-4, 265, Cardinal Spellman
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