The afternoon before one of the biggest lacrosse games of his high school career, a Division 1 East semifinal showdown against Acton-Boxborough with temperatures in the high 70s, John Sexton was far from sinking into a couch.
Choosing not to rest his legs, and forgoing a chance to relax his mind, Sexton was standing on the sidelines of a seventh-grade Town Pride League lacrosse game, holding nothing but a gallon jug of water.
“Great job; good work; finish strong,” were heard coming from him that morning.
Sexton, perhaps the best player in the state, was finishing out his commitment as a volunteer coach for middle school players.
He’s 5-foot-9, 182 pounds, and he’s ferocious with the stick-check, graceful on his feet and nearly unbeatable one-on-one. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Jason Mastrodonato can be reached at jasonmastrodonato @yahoo.com.