St. Mary’s, senior, OL/DL
A four-year starter, Rodriguez was the crux of a St. Mary’s defense that led them to the Super Bowl. The Catholic Central Large MVP was part of the Spartan offensive line at right guard. Rodriguez is uncommitted but plans on playing at the next level.
Andover, senior, QB
Scarpa threw for 2,640 yards and 32 touchdowns while rushing for eight more scores to earn Merrimack Valley (Large) MVP honors. He finished his career with 53 touchdown passes and 4,310 yards. Scarpa will play at Elon University in the fall.
Sharon, senior, LB
Schiff’s impact on defense played an extremely crucial part in Sharon’s championship season. The dedicated linebacker, Hockomock defensive MVP, had 154 tackles, and four forced fumbles. His coach called Schiff the best player in Sharon history.
St. John’s Prep, junior, RB
Thomas rushed for 1,794 yards and 15 touchdowns on 220 carries to help the Eagles capture the Division 1 Super Bowl title. The junior back also caught nine passes for 153 yards and three TDs. The honor roll student has rushed for 2,900 yards in his career.
Everett, senior, WR
The Crimson Tide’s 5-10, 170-pound running back led Everett to its third straight championship with 124 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the Division 1A Super Bowl. Washington was one of Everett’s main offensive weapons, scoring 23 touchdowns for an offense that averaged 32.6 points per game.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: St. John’s Prep
In his 29th season at the helm, O’Leary guided the Eagles to an 11-1 record and a Division 1 Super Bowl title, his first since 1997. O’Leary earned his 200th win against Andover in the Division 1 semifinals.
Division 1A: Barnstable
The second-year head coach led the Red Raiders to an 11-1 record, an Old Colony League title, and the Division 1A Super Bowl. Whidden, also the school’s lacrosse coach, is 19-6 in two years at Barnstable.
Division 2: Haverhill
Haverhill had gone 6-49 the past five years before O’Connor turned things around this season, his third as head coach. The Hillies snapped a 32-game losing streak last season and finished 8-3 this year, even making an appearance in the Globe’s Top 20.
Division 2A: Beverly
Bauer led Beverly to its second Super Bowl title in three years, directing this year’s squad to an undefeated season. Their motto this year was finish and they did just that, beating Natick for the title.
Division 3: Sharon
In his second season as head coach of the Eagles, the 26-year-old led the team to its first Super Bowl title in school history. Sharon, the Hockomock (Davenport) champs, finished the year 10-3. Morse now has a 14-9 overall record at the helm for the Eagles.
Division 3A: Bishop Feehan
After a 7-5 campaign in 2011, Smith led the Shamrocks to a 10-2 mark and the Division 3A Super Bowl title. Despite losing eight league all-stars to graduation, Feehan allowed a league-low 6.6 points per game and posted five shutouts.
Division 4: Abington
Kelliher has been at the helm of Abington’s football for 42 years. It has been speculated that the 2012 campaign will be his final, and if it were the case, what a way to go out. Kelliher’s squad was 13-0 and the champions of Division 4. Under Kelliher’s watch the Green Wave has won three Super Bowl titles (2002, 2005, and 2012).
Division 4A: Madison Park
With over 21 years of coaching experience and more than 100 career wins under his belt, the honor for the Dorchester grad is probably long overdue. His tough-love philosophy led the Cardinals to their second league title in three years and their first Super Bowl appearence since 1998.
Division 5: Dorchester
Moran led an undersized, scrappy group of players to an undfeated regular season, and the school’s first Super Bowl appearance since Olympian Calvin Davis donned a Bears jersey in 1989. Moran, a Cathedral grad, peached teamwork and unity all season long, and his players answered the call.
Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Liam Matheson, Matt Petterson, Spencer Tyler, Joe Tyo. Falmouth: Carmen Cifone, Devon Green, Ronnie Zampanti. Marshfield: Robert Keuther, Zach Tedford. Nauset: Dakota Girard, Bubba Kaplan, Jamie Law, Eric Marston, Connor Martin, Ethan McCullough, Jimmy Sullivan, Braden Wilson. Plymouth North: Christian Carr, Alex Potter. Plymouth South: Derek Anderson, Matt Bremis, Dillan Halpin, Brendan Harty, Jason Lamb, Dylan Oxsen, Anthony Schena. Sandwich: Tim Sullivan, Nick Tierney, Zack Wagner.Continued...