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Andover High senior Mark Zavrl receives Courageous Award from state football coaches

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Just hours after undergoing surgery to repair complete tears to the anterior cruciate, medial collaterial, and posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, Mark Zavrl was wheeled out to midfield on Oct. 12 to join his fellow Andover High football captains, in the pouring rain, for the coin toss before their game against Lawrence.

On Thanksgiving morning, donning his blue and gold No. 33 Golden Warrior jersey, he walked out to midfield for the coin toss prior to Andover ‘s 22-19 playoff-clinching win over Central Catholic.

On Sunday evening, Zavril was one of four seniors to receive the Paul Costello Courageous Player award at the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame banquet in Randolph.

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