The results: a 4-0 start. Andover has outscored its foes, 142 to 55.
Senior quarterback C.J. Scarpa (1,000-plus yards, 13 TD passes) has a plethora of targets in 6-foot-4 wide receiver Will Heikkinen (25 catches, 370 yards, 2 TDs), Cam Farnham (15 catches, 283 yards, 5 TDs), and 6-foot-2 tight-end Andrew Deloury (4 TDs).
“Heikkinen is double-covered every game and he has 27 catches,’’ Perry said. “Farnham has done a tremendous job, and he’s electrifying when he gets loose. And the biggest surprise is our tight end Andrew Deloury, who has four touchdown receptions.
“The kids have bought into the offensive spread, and it’s exciting.’’
Andover opened the season with a 50-35 win over North Andover, charging back from a 35-21 deficit with 29 points in the final seven minutes.
“That set the tone this year,’’ Perry said. “[North Andover] Coach [John] Rafferty had a great game plan, but to have the resolve to come back emphatically builds confidence.’’
Last Friday, the Golden Warriors beat Xaverian, 15-13. The Hawks are just 1-3, but two losses came against St. Joseph’s (N.J.) and Brockton.
“That team is still very good,’’ Perry said. “If you look at their defensive line, you won’t find many in the state like theirs with [University of Michigan recruit] Maurice Hurst . That was a tremendous accomplishment.’’
So where will the Golden Warriors finish in the MVC?
“All we’re talking about is [our game against] Tewksbury [Saturday, 2:30 p.m.],’’ Perry said.
Here and there
Chelmsford High will be without quarterback Bobby Sullivan after he broke his left wrist (non-throwing hand) in his team’s 35-27 win over Dracut Saturday. Sullivan, a senior, has six TD passes this season. . . . Phillips Exeter quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso (Exeter) will miss at least three weeks after separating his shoulder in a 23-16 win over Choate Saturday. DiBiaso threw for three touchdowns in his first start of the season, a 34-13 win over Worcester Academy. . . . Former Billerica QB Nick LaSpada lined up at wide receiver and caught the game-winning touchdown in Taft’s 27-26 victory over Deerfield Saturday. . . . Everett’s 28-game win streak was snapped with a 13-7 overtime loss to Barnstable Friday; its last loss was Dec. 5, 2009, a 29-0 defeat to Xaverian in the Division 1 Super Bowl.
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