GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

October 4, 2013

Football Friday


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Weekend Schedule

Friday

Swampscott at Lynn English (5 p.m.)

Gloucester at Marblehead (7 p.m.)

Revere at Danvers (7 p.m.)

Peabody at Lynn Classical (7 p.m.)

Masconomet at North Reading (7 p.m.)

Hamilton-Wenham at Amesbury (7 p.m.)

Georgetown at Ipswich (7 p.m.)

Bishop Fenwick at Cardinal Spellman (7 p.m.)

Saturday

Winthrop at Salem (2 p.m.)

Manchester Essex at Lynnfield (3 p.m.)

Malden Catholic at St. John’s Prep (3 p.m.)

North Shore Tech at Lynn Tech (7 p.m.)

Area Rushing Leaders

Player, School Att. Yds. TD

1. J. Thomas, SJP 102 762 7

2. I. White, Bev. 66 675 6

3. B. Tyrrell, Marb. 93 634 7

4. J. Pallazola, Glo. 65 484 7

5. R. Rushins, BF 58 453 9

6. R. Murphy, NST 58 436 4

7. D. Santos, Peab. 55 408 5

8. C. Dumont, ME 39 342 3

9. M. Nuernberg, NST 38 332 1

10. M. Tivinis, Masco 34 294 5

Area Passing Leaders

Player, School Att. Comp. Yds. TD

1. M. Millett, Marb. 48 66 655 9

2. B. McDonald, Swamp. 54 108 645 6

3. J. Clay, H-W 31 59 442 5

4. M. Geaslen, SJP 34 65 403 3

5. K. Blomster, Ips. 23 52 350 3

Area Receiving Leaders

Player, School Rec. Yds. TD

1. B. Daley, Marb. 16 328 7

2. J. Gillis, Marb. 16 241 2

3. B. Faulkner, Swamp. 18 236 2

4. N. Glaster, Ips. 12 211 3

5. C. Tines, Masco 4 183 3

6. C. Ecker, H-W 14 156 1

7. I. White, Bev. 5 153 1

8. J. Burt, SJP 11 142 0

9. E. Razney, BF 7 121 1

10. J. Mahoney, SJP 6 115 1

Note: Statistics are based on players from the Gloucester Times and Salem News coverage area only.

BY THE NUMBERS

Who are the North Shore’s true big-play threats so far this season? Taking a look at some of the area’s top scorers (players needed at least three TDs to be considered), here are the area’s five most dangerous home run hitters so far this fall:

Average yards

Player, school Touchdowns per TD

1. Corey Tines, Masco 4 62

2. Chris Behen, Danvers 3 59

3. Robbie Carrillo, Fenwick 3 53.3

4. Alex Valles, Danvers 5 52.2

5. Isaiah White, Beverly 7 49.4

GAMES TO WATCH

Gloucester (3-1) at Marblehead (4-0), tonight at 7 p.m.: Can the Fisherman duplicate the defensive blueprint that Swampscott set in the first half against Marblehead last week? That’s the biggest question attached to this game. Marblehead has size, speed and athleticism all over the field and its spread offense is tough to slow down. Gloucester already owns impressive wins over Lynn Classical, Salem and Beverly so far, but none of Marblehead’s four opponents this season have been able to hang for a full four quarters.

Georgetown (0-3) at Ipswich (0-3), tonight at 7 p.m.: One of these two teams will pick up its first win of the season tonight. First-year coach Greg Brotherton would love for the Tigers to start picking up some momentum as they head into the second half of their regular season schedule. Ipswich has won the last three meetings, including a 40-6 victory last year.

Manchester Essex (2-1) at Lynnfield (3-0), Saturday at 3 p.m.: The Hornets and Pioneers both won their respective Cape Ann League Small openers and first place in the league is on the line. Lynnfield is on fire offensively scoring 76 points over the last two weeks but Manchester Essex is on fire defensively allowing 12 points in each of the last two games. Something’s gotta give.