Holliston, senior, RB/LB
Athy was named the Tri-Valley League Large MVP after a terrific senior season. The speedy running back collected 1,175 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was a two-time TVL all-star and a three-year starter for the Panthers.
Millis, junior, OL/DL
6-foot-3-inch, 300-pound Jon Baker dominated both offensive and defensive lines for Millis-Hopedale, leading them to their second consecutive playoff appearance. Baker was the Tri-Valley League Small Lineman of the Year and is being recruited to play at the next level.
Haverhill, senior, RB/LB
Brady’s Division 2-leading 29 touchdowns powered the Hillies to their first winning season since 2001. Haverhill averaged 36.2 points per game behind the versatile running back, who was named the MVC Division 2 Player of the Year. He’ll continue his career in college.
Cathedral, senior, OL/DL
The 6-3, 228-pound Braimah dominated up front for the Division 4A champion Panthers. He racked up 19.5 sacks and 94 tackles, including 22 for a loss. Named the Catholic Central League Small MVP, Braimah finishes as Cathedral’s all-time sack leader with 35.
Reading, senior, OT
The 6-5, 265-pound league All-Star played a significant role on the Rockets’ offensive line and contributed to their unbeaten championship season. The captain’s size benefited Reading and allowed quarterback Drew Belcher to gain 2,500 total yards this year.
Burlington, , RB/LB
A three-year starter, the 5-9, 175-pound back ran for 1,300 yards and 23 touchdowns for the Red Devils. The Middlesex (Freedom) League MVP was the core of a Burlington team that finished 10-2. The captain also played at linebacker on defense.
DePlacido was the tone-setter for the Rams. The senior running back led Shawsheen into the postseason by rushing for 1,421 yards and 17 touchdowns. DePlacido threw for three touchdowns and played stellar defense as he corralled a pair of interceptions, collected 51 tackles, and recovered two fumbles.
Wayland, senior, OL/LB
Devlin was the anchor of a Wayland defense that allowed under 10 points per game. The senior middle linebacker was named the Dual County League Defensive MVP and is a two-time all-star
Beverly, senior, OT/DT
Beverly’s 6-foot, 250-pound two-way lineman was a crucial part of the Panthers’ unbeaten championship season. Dooling, the CAL/NEC Division 2 co-Defensive Player of the Year, finished with 40 tackles and two sacks.
Natick, sophomore, WR
The Redhawks wide receiver had another great year, finishing with 86 catches for 1,550 yards and 23 touchdowns, including two in the Division 2A Super Bowl. Dunlap pushed his two-year total to 155 catches, 35 for touchdowns, for more than 2,700 yards and 41 touchdowns.
Beverly, senior, RB/DB
The CAL/NEC Division 2 MVP rushed for 1,400 yards and 27 touchdowns, leading the Panthers to a Super Bowl title. He is the career leader in touchdowns for Beverly. He contributed in all aspects this season, scoring on two interception returns and two punt returns.
Natick, junior, QB
Flutie passed for 3,168 yards and 35 touchdowns for a Redhawks offense that averaged 31.8 points per game. He also rushed for more than 1,000 rushing yards, with his longest being a 76-yard touchdown run in a win over Weymouth.
Barnstable, senior, WR
The senior receiver had 39 catches for 950 yards and 19 touchdowns this season and added seven interceptions on defense. At 5-10, France used dynamic speed to help Barnstable score 35 points per game. He has yet to decide on college.
Lincoln-Sudbury, senior, RB/LB
Giorgio was a two-way machine for the Warriors, carrying 140 times for 850 yards and 16 touchdowns while making 96 tackles at linebacker. He finished his career with 37 rushing touchdowns and 263 tackles. Giorgio will lacrosse at Fairfield University.
Andover, senior, WR
The senior had 67 catches for 1,160 yards and 9 touchdowns to help the Golden Warriors reach the Division 1 semifinals. He also had six interceptions at defensive back. Heikkinen finished with 114 catches, 1,935 yards, and 22 touchdowns.
Foxborough, senior, RB
The Hockomock League MVP rushed for 1,750 yards and 25 touchdowns, the most in Division 3. The senior running back finished his career with 2,650 yards and 38 touchdowns. He also is a standout for the Warriors’ track team.
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