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October 6, 2013

Gridiron Memories: Guzman, 1995 Lancers rip Vermont foe

Gridiron Memories
Michael Muldoon

---- — 1995 season: Guzman, Lancers rip Vermont foe

Rutland (Vt.) High came down to Lawrence and was thrashed by Rafael Guzman (165 rushing yards, 3 TDs) and the Lancers. ... Dana McCann scored twice as Andover blanked turnover-plagued Methuen 17-0. ... Steve Sierpina caught four passes for 121 yards and a score to lead Central Catholic past his hometown Haverhill Hillies 15-7. Steve Swanson scored all the Hillie points. ... Jay Nadeau carried 14 times for 102 yards and a score as Georgetown topped St. Mary’s 12-0. ... David Foley scored twice in Greater Lawrence’s 32-0 thumping of Lynn Tech. ... Brooks transfer Alex Tarr (3 TDs) and North Andover blitzed Lynnfield 35-0. ...

Marc Draper scored all the Pelham points in a 34-8 loss to Hanover. ... In a battle of unbeaten defending state champs, Division 1 Pinkerton downed Division 2 Londonderry, 16-0, on TDs by Jason Bain and Mac Gassman. ... Mike Weber threw for 107 yards with a 14-yard scoring pass to Mark Wladkowski and Pentucket downed Amesbury 18-0. ... Future All-Big 10 basketball player Titus Ivory blocked two punts for Phillips in an 8-0 win over Choate. ... Derek Dembkoski scored twice as Salem whipped BG 49-8. ... Erik Cain rushed for 157 yards and a score to lift Timberlane past Portsmouth 34-6. ... Paul Paquette had the Whittier score in a 16-6 setback to Northeast.

1985: Central’s Vachon catches fire

Scott Vachon picked the right time to throw what would be his only two TD passes of the season. They were to Mike Woronka and Matt Tulley in the final 5:48 for a 14-7 Central Catholic win over Dracut. ... Would Pinkerton be able to make the big leap from Divison 2 to Division 1? No sweat with the presence of the great fullback Ryan Mihalko of Pelham. He scored eight TDs, 13 PATs and a field goal as the Astros got off to a 3-0 start with a 141-27 scoring margin. ... Behind Tim Perry’s TD and 101 first-half rushing yards, and scores by Steve Redgate and Eric “Tiny” Friedenson, Andover took a 21-0 lead over Haverhill. The Golden Warriors held on for the 21-16 win as Eric Tracy and Dan Paolino scored in the second half for Haverhill. ...

Georgetown’s George Swanton (1-run) and Whittier’s John Carey (11-run) scored the TDs in a 6-6 tie. ... Jay Dion scored two TDs and Greater Lawrence Tech, playing as an independent after leaving the MVC last year, beat Hull 15-6. ... Mike Currier threw two TD passes as Londonderry trimmed Laconia 24-20. ... Matt Jozokos scored a TD and booted three PATs to lead Methuen to a 21-0 romp over Lawrence. ... Jeff Nazarian and Mike Cavanaugh scored to lift North Andover to a 14-7 win over Lynnfield. ... Jason Peterson connected on a scoring strike to Tony Walter and that was the ballgame as Pentucket blanked Newburyport, 6-0. ... George Maroun and Kevin Brothers each scored twice as Salem drubbed Manchester Central 47-0.

Through the years: Michaud, Deschene carry Methuen

In 1967, Steve Michaud picked off two passes and Bob Deschene knocked down three passes in Methuen’s 7-0 win over Chelmsford. ... Central Catholic quarterback Dave Kneeland tossed two TD passes in a 34-0 win over Amesbury. ... Andover’s Ken Chelbowski and Van DeBose had three touchdowns each in a 56-0 dismantling of Greater Lawrence. ... Frank Brucato scored on a long touchdown run to help Lawrence beat Lynn English. ... Butch Dunham ran for a touchdown and threw another in Salem’s 46-14 win over Monadnock...

In 1956, Harold Pitman scored two touchdowns in the second half as North Andover downed Somerville 26-0. ...

In 1955, Central Catholic defeated St. Mary’s 20-13 behind basketball great Don Tremblay’s two TD receptions. ... John Goyette’s 3-yard TD run carried Pinkerton in a 6-0 shutout of Towle.


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