Boston Herald “Tewksbury denies late 2-point try to survive Danvers upset bid in Div. 3 North semifinals” Bob Albright Sunday, November 05, 2017
Danvers Herald “Tahg Coakley Speaks about Bitter Playoff Loss” (Joe McConnell)
Salem News “Danvers goes for win on two-point try, falls short against Tewksbury” By Matt Williams Staff writer
Danvers Herald “Danvers Football Falcons knock off host Lynn Classical, the three-seed, in first-round Super Bowl playoff game”
“Danvers Football Falcons lose heartbreaker to Marblehead on last-minute field goal” Danvers Herald
Phil Stacey/ Salem News : “Resiliency the key for Danvers in comeback triumph over Beverly”
Taking Care of Business Salem News 10/1
Strong effort on both sides of the ball gives Nolan shutout win in Danvers opener (By Phil Stacey Executive Sports Editor) Salem News 9/8
Former Danvers Football Falcon Nick Andreas acts as coach at Julian Edelman Camp
Danvers High School’s Cole Johnson, Rhianna Leslie chosen NEC Scholar Athlete award recipients
North stops South in final seconds to win Agganis Football classic
FALCONS CRUSH WAKEFIELD IN PLAYOFF ACTION
Danvers played fast and strong in the drizzling cold Friday night, beating Wakefield 28-0 under the lights at Dr. Deering Field. Zach Turner, left, caught a 5-yard TD pass from Dean Borders. Franco Abbatessa, center, picked up a blocked punt by Kyle Purcell and ran 26 yards to the endzone for a Falcons’ TD. Matt Andreas, right, had 124 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, and four catches for 58 yards and another score — a beautiful 27-yard pass from junior QB Justin Mullaney.
Danvers Football Falcons slams Wakefield to secure first home playoff win at the new Deering Stadium, By Joe McConnell, email@example.com
One Team, One Goal: Danvers begins playoffs by shutting out Wakefield, By Phil Stacey, sports editor
FALCONS IN THE NEWS
Senior ZACH SASSO is featured in the Salem News this week as one of its Gridiron Gems for his great game vs. Wakefield. http://www.salemnews.com/sports/gridiron-gems-from-week-of-the-high-school-football-season/article_20e76214-7805-55d3-9be6-a73eb5fe6d8a.html
Falcons Captain MATT ANDREAS was named one of the Boston Herald’s “high school stars of the week.” Andreas is the North Shore’s leading rusher, with 1,051 yards and 9 TDs through 7 games. http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/high_school
MATT ANDREAS was also the player-of-the-week for MSONewsSports, and also the Lynn Item.
Senior Linebacker MIKE DARAS is featured in the Salem News as one of its “Gridiron Gems.” The sports staff notes his great play vs. Peabody, especially a critical tackle as well as his catch for a 2-point conversion. http://www.salemnews.com/sports/gridiron-gems-for-week-of-the-high-school-football-season/article_22b5bcdd-9ad9-5682-a804-e1489aca6238.html
DANVERS DOMINATES PEABODY, WINS 22-7
DANVERS — The Falcons out-muscled rival Peabody Friday night with a win that gives them home-field advantage in first playoff game.Div. 2A Danvers — smaller in stature and school size but not toughness or heart — pounded the larger Div. 1 Peabody in a 22-7 victory. The Falcons dominated on both sides of the ball, playing physical defense and punishing offense.Senior QB Dean Borders passed for 117 yards and ran 55 yards for a score. Junior wideout Tahg Coakley hauled in a 41-yard strike from Borders for a TD. Senior captain Matt Andreas — the North Shore’s leading rusher — ran for 145 yards and a touchdown.Kicker David Dzebic went 2-for-2 on extra point attempts, while junior QB Justin Mullaney threw to senior Mike Daras for a 2-point conversion.Senior captain Kieran Moriarty hauled in a beautiful pop pass on a key drive, and also took down the Peabody QB on a dominating sack. Seniors Quintin Holland and Jack Anderson shared blocking responsibilities in the backfield, clearing the way for Andreas and the Falcons’ dominating running game.The offensive line dominated their physically larger opponents. With Bruno Abbatessa in the middle, seniors Jack Ackerly, Cole Johnson, Brad Anderson and Kyle Purcell handily won the battle in the trenches.Junior Matt Reidy hauled in a nice catch, while senior Zach Turner played well on both sides of the ball, with numerous key blocks on offense and a diving interception to stop a Peabody drive in the fourth quarter.The Falcons — 6 and 1 on the regular season — now ready for playoff action on Friday night, likely on the DHS home turf. The opponent will be named on Sunday after all weekend games are complete.
DANVERS — Slashing through a defense is one of Danvers High senior captain Matt Andreas’ favorite hobbies.
Last night, he did just that with dual fullbacks Quin Holland and Jack Anderson paving his way.
Andreas, his blocking pair, and the Danvers offensive line punished visiting Peabody and came away with an impressive 22-7 victory.
SALEM NEWS: Resilient on the Road; Gritty Danvers Football Wins Battle over Beverly, by Phil Stacey, executive sports editor
VIDEO posted on October 15, 2016 by Bill Newell of MSO Sports; the voice of the interviewer is Phil Stacey, sports editor of the Salem News
BOSTON GLOBE: Dean Borders, Matt Andreas lead Danvers over Beverly
BEVERLY CITIZEN PREVIEWS THE GAME:
Defensive Mentality: With back-to-back shutouts, Danvers flying high on ‘D’, By Phil Stacey Sports editor,
DANVERS SHUTS OUT LYNN ENGLISH, 26-0
photos by Jared Carney, for the Salem News
The Falcons put 26 points on the board and blanked opponent Lynn English in a romp at Manning Field in Lynn on Friday night, Oct. 6.Seniors Dean Borders and Matt Andreas led the explosive DHS offense, with Borders passing for more than 100 yards and Andreas adding 199 all-purpose yards.Read full coverage and view more photos from the Lynn Item and Salem News:DANVERS STIFLES ENGLISH, by Steve Krause, Lynn Item sports editor http://www.itemlive.com/sports/danvers-stifles-english/
DANVERS BLANKS LYNN ENGLISH FOR SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT VICTORY, by Matt Williams, Salem News assistant sports editor http://www.salemnews.com/sports/danvers-blanks-lynn-english-for-second-straight-shutout-victory/article_afde39ca-4061-5717-99e8-b1f38b2538f1.html
FALCONS SHUT OUT CLASSICAL
READ FULL GAME COVERAGE HERE:
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE, Danvers shuts out Lynn Classical http://www.salemnews.com/sports/rising-to-the-challenge-danvers-shuts-out-lynn-classical/article_3106293e-87c9-11e6-96b0-7b31fe344e56.html
PHOTO SLIDESHOW with 20 pictures: http://www.salemnews.com/sports/slideshow-danvers-vs-lynn-classical-football/collection_12727282-882f-11e6-939f-0786878ed8c9.html
MARBLEHEAD EDGES DANVERS BY A TOUCHDOWN
DANVERS — Tough loss for the Falcons Friday night against the Mablehead Magicians, whose halftime adjustments shut down DHS in the second half.
The score was tied 14-14 at halftime, with Falcons’ TDs from senior captains Matt Andreas and Quin Holland (11-yard rush for Andreas; 10-yard catch and run from junior QB Justin Mullaney to Holland.) Marblehead then answered in the third quarter with two TDs and a safety, making it 30-14.
Danvers senior Dean Borders took over at QB and scored from 1 yard out in the 4th. David Dzebic’s kick made it 30-23, final score. Dzebic was a perfect 3 for 3 on extra points.
READ FULL GAME COVERAGE HERE:
SALEM NEWS FEATURES QUIN HOLLAND, SENIOR CAPTAIN
TAKEDOWN SPECIALIST: Elite wrestling skills help Danvers’ Holland make an impact at linebacker http://www.salemnews.com/sports/takedown-specialist-elite-wrestling-skills-help-danvers-holland-make-an/article_eb95eae3-7bea-53ec-9805-0c07303c75f3.html
DANVERS EARNS ANOTHER ‘W’ IN WEEK 2
LYNNFIELD — The Falcons beat Lynnfield 30-14 under the lights on a perfect football Friday night at Pioneer Field.
Senior Captain Matt Andreas had two TDs and a game-high 192 yards rushing. Junior Tahg Coakley also had a terrific night with 106 yards rushing and a 14-yard TD from junior QB Justin Mullaney, who also scored on a 7-yard bootleg.
Senior Bruno Abbatessa anchored the OL/DL, which battled all game to open holes for the backs, including senior Captain Quintin Holland, who had numerous key blocks at full back as well as smashmouth dives up the middle.
Read full game coverage here:
SALEM NEWS: DOMINANCE IN THE LINE HELPS DANVERS RUN PAST LYNNFIELD http://www.salemnews.com/sports/dominance-in-the-line-helps-danvers-run-past-lynnfield/article_b5a24dc3-8fed-5d8d-8469-1514011c3a9e.html
DANVERS — Under the lights in the new DHS stadium, the Falcons powered by Winthrop 27-7 in the 2016 season opener. With many players visibly sick at game time, the team relied on its toughness, determination and will-to-win to get through the heat and humidity of the night. School officials say they are not certain whether a stomach virus hit the team — similar to what happened to girls’ Field Hockey — or whether the previous evening’s Team Dinner was the culprit. Nonetheless, the Falcons scored four TDs to defeat their first 2017 opponent. QB Justin Mullaney had the game’s first TD on a 10-yard keeper in the first quarter. Senior captain Matt Andreas had a game-high 174 rushing yards and a touchdown and junior Tahg Coakley scored on runs of 48 and 24 yards in the fourth quarter. Senior linemen Bruno Abbatessa, Jack Ackerly, Cole Johnson and Bradley Anderson played tough against a smashmouth Winthrop opponent. Quintin Holland had an outstanding day on both sides of the ball, relentlessly shooting gaps to pressure Winthrop’s QB. Holland and senior Jack Anderson were also keys to the Falcons’ win at the full back position.
Tom Condardo provides information, reports and updates on all things involving Lynnfield High Football
SALEM NEWS GAME COVERAGE, 9/9/16
LYNN ITEM, 9/7/16
ESPNBoston.com ranks Danvers 26th in the state
24. Danvers (Last season: 8-4): The Falcons won the first three playoff games in school history last year and return a lot with tight end Kieran Moriarty, quarterback Dean Borders, and all-around weapon Matt Andreas ready to work under new offensive coordinator Bruce Rich.”
ESPN BOSTON LISTS DHS in “TEAMS ON THE RISE”
Published 8/16/16, ESPN: “The Falcons made school history by winning not one, but two playoff games last year and they seem poised to take another step up this season. With a versatile offensive weapon and defensive quarterback at free safety returning in Matt Andreas, this team will be poised on both sides of the ball and ready to make noise in Division 2A North.” http://www.espn.com/blog/boston/high-school/post/_/id/43276/2016-miaa-high-school-football-primer
The Boston Herald named Falcons captains Kieran Moriarty and Matt Andreas two of its Div. 2-2A “players to watch” in 2016.
DIVISION 3 NORTHEAST CHAMPIONS!
DHS defeats Marblehead — in Marblehead — to take the trophy (posted 11/16/15)
By JOE BAKER, DHS BOOSTERS STAFF REPORTER
Defensive dominance leads Danvers to their first ever Division 3 Northeast title by defeating top-seed Marblehead, 13-6, at Marblehead’s Piper Field on Nov. 13.
It needed to be a total team effort after losing junior stand-out QB Matt Andreas to a high-ankle sprain early in the game. The team would march on and show just how well coached and prepared they are by not skipping a beat. The other piece of the Danvers one-two punch — senior Danny Lynch at RB — would step up in a monster way.
Behind the huge wall of Five Strong O-Linemen, Lynch carried the ball a staggering 38 times for 241 yards and two TDs. Lynch scored on a 33-yard run in the second quarter sprung by a huge block from Kieran Moriarty to put Danvers on top. His second touchdown, a 1-yard dive with 2:07 to play in the third quarter, gave the Falcons a 13-0 lead. The Magicians would answer the bell on four plays, with quarterback Garret Keough hitting Manning Sears for a 23-yard touchdown to the right corner of the end zone on a wheel route. The PAT was blocked by super sophomore Tahg Coakley who had his best game of the season at the right time for DHS.
Lynch, who operated out of a Wildcat formation for the majority of the night, saw only 4 plays in the second half where the ball didn’t see his hands, a pair of runs by senior Sam Vitale, and single carries for Dean Borders and Jeremy Koen summed up the second half.
The line play on both sides of the ball once again was the key for Danvers. On D, Marco LaGambina, Isaiah Clark, Zach Shutz, Zach Turner and Kieran Moriarty controlled the defensive line of scrimmage, giving no ground for Magicians runners in the trenches. But in this game it was #5-STRONG that led the way. Clark, LaGambina, Bruno Abbatessa, Steve Goutzos, Schutz and Moriarty at TE had their way with Marblehead up front, creating monster running lanes for Lynch. Marblehead would have no answer for the Falcons up front and it would prove to be a deciding factor in the game.
Marblehead coach Jim Rudloff was quoted in the Salem News saying what we Falcons fans already knew — that Danvers has “the best line in the NEC.”
Quin Holland was another huge factor in the game, making one big play after another for Danvers. Marblehead would had no answer for arguably the toughest kid on the team. He along with Jeremy Koen, who had a monster sack to kill a Magician drive, seemed to be all over the field, stuffing plays and frustrating the Magicians’ offense. Sam Vitale had another great game at LB, stepping up to stop the run and dropping back into coverage. Just a monster effort out of these three kids.
With Andreas sidelined and so much of the offense depending on Lynch, the scrappy RB became a one-way player, focusing his monster effort on the offensive side of the ball. That, in addition to the Andreas injury, left the Danvers secondary depleted. Without skipping a beat, senior wideout and cornerback Mike Nestor dropped back to safety and Dean Borders came in to fill in the other safety spot.
Sophomore Tahg Coakley stepped in at cornerback and the Falcons marched on, shutting down the high powered Magician offense. Borders capped the win with an interception that closed the book on Marblehead’s playoff run with 2:32 left in the game.
After the game, DHS coach Shawn Theriault praised his team’s intelligence and resilience, noting that everyone’s hard work at practice has come to pay off.
The Falcons now move on to face Melrose, the Division 3 Northwest champs, in a game to decide who goes to Gillette Stadium for the Division 3 Super Bowl on Dec. 5. The game vs. Melrose will be played at Manning Field (formerly called Manning Bowl) in Lynn @ 7 pm on 11/20. Coach T. is familiar with Melrose, coming from the Wakefield system, so he knows a little something about the Middlesex League, and specifically Melrose.
“We had some great battles with Melrose over the years,” said Theriault of his time as a Wakefield Warrior coach. “I know [Melrose] always has a great program, and I know they have a great coach.”
Once Melrose coach Tim Morris found out his Red Raiders were going to face Danvers in the D-3 North Final, he had this to say immediately after the win over Concord-Carlisle: “I don’t know anything about Danvers, but they must be good, because they just beat Tewksbury and Marblehead.”
DANVERS FLEXES DEFENSIVE MUSCLE AGAINST TEWKSBURY IN 14-13 WIN (posted 11/2015)
BY JOE BAKER, DHS Boosters staff reporter
TEWKSBURY — Northeast semifinals at Cawley Stadium in Lowell, and the atmosphere was electric, the crowd amped and the players fired up. Great night for playoff football.
In what is arguably the biggest football win in school history, the Falcons — who have made a name for themselves with the division’s best defense — would be tested.
The Redmen would find themselves with the ball on Danvers 8 yard-line with 2:40 to play, trailing 14-13. Tewksbury had marched down the field on a 9-minute drive, keeping the Falcons D on the field for 18 consecutive plays, and without a single possession in the 4th quarter. But the Danvers D, which has been tested before, would dig deep! On fourth and 7, Tewksbury quarterback Brett Morris rolled out and tossed a floater to the end zone, but Mike Nestor was there to knock it away from the Tewksbury receiver.
Danvers then took over with 2:32 to play — still a lot of time. A first down was critical to continue to eat up the clock. With the mighty O-Line getting to work (#FiveStrong), QB Matt Andreas ran six straight times and picked up two first downs. The biggest came on the second possession, a 12-yard run on 3rd and 4.
And that was it. Time for Victory Formation. Danvers had locked down a 14-13 upset victory in the Division 3 Northeast semifinals at Cawley Stadium in Lowell.
“This group doesn’?t care who we play or where we play,” said DHS head coach Shawn Theriault. “They are just are so resilient.?”
The Falcons went down a TD early in the game but would answer the bell. Danvers pounded back with a 60-yard kick return by Andreas, who capped a 12-play drive with an 8-yard run, bouncing off two defenders on the way to the end zone. The PAT — which would play a pivotal role in this game — was hit by kicker David Dzebic to make the score 7-7 after 1 quarter.
The Redman were not done yet and Tyler Ward put Tewksbury back out in front on a halfback pass to Morris, but the PAT hit the upright, leaving the score at 13-7.
Not to be out done, the Danvers offense would get to work. Andreas would drive the Falcons down to the Tewksbury 1 yard-line with 2 seconds left in the half. On fourth and 1, Tewksbury — on a very close call — stuffed Andreas at the line, but a timeout from the Redmen sideline before the snap gave the Falcons new life. Andreas would make them pay, finding the end zone on his second try behind great blocks by Steve Goutzos and Quin Holland. Again, kicker David Dzebic would hit the PAT, which proved to be the game-winning point. Danvers was up, 14-13, at the half.
The Defense, led by Marco LaGambina who was playing the second half on pure grit and determination after being sick at half time, would shut the door in the second half. Big games came from Isaiah Clark — who dominated both sides of the ball — Zach Schutz, Quin Holland and Zack Turner, who all registered sacks for the Falcons stingy D.
Andreas had a huge game on offense. The junior ran for a pair of scores and finished with a remarkable 161 yards on 28 attempts, putting him over 1,000 yards for the season. He also threw for 64 yards, including two completions to standout Mike Nestor (52 yards) and another to versatile Danny Lynch (12 yards).
“I’m so grateful to the coaches and my line (Zach Schutz, Isaiah Clark, Steve Goutzos, Bruno Abbatessa and captain Marco LaGambina); they opened the holes and I followed them,” said Andreas.
VIDEOS FROM MASSACHUSETTS PREP STAR ATHLETES
MassPreps video spotlight: Matt Andreas, posted 11/20/15 http://massprepstars.com/news-events/mass-preps-video-spotlight-matt-andreas-17-danvers-football
Video recap of Danvers vs. Marblehead conference-title game; posted 11/13/15 http://massprepstars.com/news-events/2015-gridiron-video-recap-danvers-13-marblehead-6
ON FOOTBALL: It’s something bigger than football that motivates Lynch, SALEM NEWS: By Phil Stacey, sports editor, 11/14/15
- SALEM NEWS,11/14/15:
ESPN GAME COVERAGE: LOWELL, Mass. — When Danvers stepped off the team buses and made its way through the cavernous underbelly of Edward D. Cawley Memorial Stadium, there were no signs of jitters…just belief. Yes, the Falcons have navigated their way through uncharted waters these past couple of weeks. But you have to begin somewhere, right? With last week’s victory over Revere in the opening round of the Division 3 Northeast football tournament, decades of comeuppance were served. It marked the first time in school history Danvers won a postseason game. Could the Falcons make it two for two? Facing Tewksbury, the defending two-time sectional champions, it was a task which proved vaunting. But no one explained that to the Falcons. Playing with house money, No. 3 seed Danvers did what few have done this season — stymying the potent Redmen rushing attack. On the other side of the ball, quarterback Matt Andreas ran roughshod over the Tewksbury defense all evening long en route to a 14-13 victory Saturday night. Read the full story: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/high-school/post/_/id/39465/d3-northeast-danvers-14-tewksbury-13
SALEM NEWS GAME COVERAGE: LOWELL — From here on out, let’s just refer to this as what it actually is: the greatest victory in the history of the Danvers High School football program. Behind 161 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns from junior quarterback Matt Andreas, combined with some timely defensive plays and 44 minutes of grit, attitude and snarl, the Falcons defeated the two-time sectional champions from Tewksbury Saturday night, 14-13, in the Division 3 Northeast playoff semifinals at Cawley Stadium. “This group, they don’t care who they play, when they play. They’re just so resilient,” said head coach Shawn Theriault as his players whooped and celebrated on the turf around him. Read the full story: http://www.salemnews.com/sports/andreas-yards-rushing-tds-helps-carry-danvers-past-tewksbury-into/article_926462ac-56f7-5dc8-be14-ed55d8f98950.html
BOSTON HERALD COVERAGE: LOWELL — Third-seeded Danvers continued its new-found postseason success by knocking off No. 2 Tewksbury, 14-13, in Division 3 Northeast semifinal action at Cawley Stadium yesterday. “This group doesn’t care who they play,” Danvers coach Shawn Theriault said. “They are just so resilient. We knew, we looked at it and said ‘Why can’t we beat these guys?’ Last year, we looked and didn’t believe we could beat them. This year, we really did believe.” Read the full story:http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/high_school/2015/11/new_story_for_falcons
TEWKSBURY TODAY COVERAGE: The “Road To Gillette” hit a sudden dead end Saturday afternoon for the Tewksbury High football team, as the defending Division 3 Northeast Champion Redmen were eliminated from the MIAA play-offs by Danvers in a 14-13 nail-biter at Lowell’s Cawley Stadium. Read the full story: http://www.yourtewksburytoday.com/2015/11/07/92048/play-offs-end-early-for-redmen#.Vj-asNNI7TM.mailto
DANVERS HERALD COVERAGE: The Danvers High School Football Falcons (7-2, third seed) came into the Division 3 Northeast semifinal round playoff game against Tewksbury (6-2) widely regarded as underdogs. After all, they were facing an opponent that has won this divisional sectional the past two years. But on this day – Saturday, Nov. 7 – they emerged from this contest with arguably the biggest victory in school history. Read the full story:http://danvers.wickedlocal.com/article/20151107/SPORTS/151106603/2000/NEWS
11/12/14, WICKED LOCAL: Visiting Danvers heads to Marblehead for D-3 Northeast title game Friday night
11/8/15, VIDEO from Danvers Wicked local: DHS quarterback Matt Andreas’ postgame remarks
11/8/15, VIDEO from Danvers Wicked local:
11/8/15, LOWELL SUN: Tewksbury exits playoff stage, 14-13
11/5/15, SALEM NEWS: Danvers hoping to knock off two-time champs Tewksbury
11/5/15, SALEM NEWS: Shooting the Gap with Danvers’ Mike Nestor
10/31/15, SALEM NEWS: Defense Dictates: Danvers blanks Revere to earn first football playoff win
10/16/15, SALEM NEWS: Danvers secures statement win by outslugging Beverly
10/10/15, SALEM NEWS: Danvers bulls its way past Lynn English
10/3/15, SALEM NEWS: Airtight defense, persistent offense power Danvers over Classical
9/26/15, SALEM NEWS: Marblehead tops Danvers in overtime following Falcons second-half comeback
9/26/25, LYNN ITEM: Danvers forces overtime, but Marblehead comes out on top
9/20/15, SALEM NEWS: Momentous Vistory; Hall Mary pass, plus dominant second half, propel Danvers football past Lynnfield
Check out the photo gallery (26 pictures from the game) on www.salemnews.com
9/18/15, DANVERS HERALD: Danvers Football Falcons begin new season with a decisive win over host Winthrop
9/17/15, LYNNFIELD FOOTBALL GRIDBLOG: Danvers game preview — Big-Boy Football
- TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: great video! Check out this video of the team’s 2014 season highlights: http://www.hudl.com/team/33811/highlights/91154817
- 12/16/14, SALEM NEWS: Danvers QB Andreas makes verbal commitment to Stetson (Fla) University
- 12/8/14, SALEM NEWS: Several Falcons named to Salem News All-Star list
- 12/3/14, SALEM NEWS: NEC Football All Stars
- 11/27/14, SALEM NEWS: Danvers snaps Gloucester’s nine-game Thanksgiving win streak, 20-7
- 11/7/14, SALEM NEWS: Martino, Danvers top Somerville in satisfying road win
- 10/17/14, SALEM NEWS: Captains’ Night: Senior leaders drive Danvers to shutout of Salem
- 10/11/14, LYNN ITEM: Classical falls to Danvers
- 10/10/14, SALEM NEWS: Danvers beats Lynn Classical for second straight win
- 10/2/14, SALEM NEWS: Martino, defense lead Falcons to first win
- 9/27/14, SALEM NEWS: Big days by Santos, defense drive unbeaten Peabody by Danvers
- 9/14/14, BOSTON HERALD: Ground gets Beverly by in comeback
- 9/13/14, SALEM NEWS: Second half adjustments power Beverly football past Danvers
- 9/8/14, BOSTON HERALD: Nick Andreas named to “Stars of the Week”
- 9/7/14, SALEM NEWS: Craig-Millett connection powers Marblehead against Danvers
- 9/7/14, LYNN ITEM : Craig leads Marblehead past Danvers
- 9/6/14, DANVERS HERALD: Danvers football drops opener to Marblehead
- 9/4/14, SALEM NEWS: Theriault, Danvers focused on Marblehead in tomorrow’s season opener
- 9/3/14, BOSTON GLOBE: 2014 Eastern Massachusetts high school football previews
Danvers EXCERPT below:
Playoff alignment: Division 3NE North
Coach: Shawn Theriault (1st season)
Last year’s record: 7-4
Strengths: Depth at all positions.
Concerns: Inexperienced offensive line.
Playing surface: Grass
Outlook: With several key players returning from last year’s NEC North Championship, the Falcons look to continue their winning ways under Theriault, a former Wakefield High player. QB Nick Andreas has had a great summer throwing to some electric athletes such as fellow senior captain Cris Valles, senior James English, junior Mike Nestor, and sophomore Matt Andreas. With only a few returning offensive linemen, star running back and captain Chris Behen looks to solidify a ground game. Danvers will be stout on defense with eight returning starters led by senior captain Richie Martino, senior corner John Thomas, tackle Drew Salvo, and defensive end Skylar Falite.
- BOSTON GLOBE: team photos