EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Sports

October 28, 2012

Scarpa, Brady rewriting record books

outrageous offense

The offensive explosion in the region mirrors what we are seeing in the college and pro ranks. Welcome to the world of the spread offense.

With three games left, and as many as five for Mass. playoff team, a slew of area marks are in jeopardy.

Remarkably, Andover’s C.J. Scarpa already owns the area single-season TD pass mark with 24. With 1,739 passing yards for the season and 43 career TD passes, those area marks (2,242 yards, 51 TDs) could be his, too.

Haverhill’s Chance Brady (1.637 yards/27 TDs) and North Reading’s Carl Lipani (1,768 yards/24 TDs) could make a run at the area season marks of 2,647 yards (Greater Lawrence’s Nate Adames in 2007) and 38 TDs (Pinkerton’s Matt Jordan in 1993).

Both are on pace for 4,000 career yards, something only seven area schoolboys have ever done. Brady already is tied for 9th all-time with 51 career TDs.

Lowell chiefs

The Lowell Sun noted that Kansas City Chiefs lineman Eric Winston, who became a cause celebre when he ripped the fans for booing injured QB Matt Cassel, has Lowell ties. His wife, Jenny Scannell, is a former Lowell High athlete and his father-in-law, Dennis Scannell, was the football coach at Lowell and UMass Lowell.

Cakes are baking

UTL birthday wishes go out to Olympic judo legend Jimmy Pedro of Methuen (turns 42 Tuesday), long-time North Andover trainer Doug Moulton (turns 64 Tuesday), BC pitcher Nick Poore of Salem (turns 20 Thursday) and Japanese League pitcher Terry Doyle of Salem (turns 27 Friday).

Vive la merf

Ex-BC and Londonderry star Stefanie Murphy is starring for Union Hainaut in France. The 6-4 center is averaging 11.7 points and 8.3 rebounds (fifth in the league) in the early going.

Mysterious resignation

Legendary Winnacunnet girls basketball coach Ed Beattie, who won seven N.H. state titles and 519 games in 31 years, has stepped down and gave the Union Leader a curious explanation.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports

Local Sports Videos
Sports Videos
McNabb: Two games is not acceptable for me Ortiz, Price Feud Is Upsetting To Children - @TheBuzzeronFOX MLB Trade Deadline Talk: Price, Stanton, Kemp Tony Romo will be a full-go for camp Teammate's Advice For Johnny Manziel & Josh Gordon - @TheBuzzeronFox Helfrich praises Mariota's commitment to improve Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Eli, Giants learning new offense Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Longhorns Coach Disses Texas With Compliment - @TheBuzzeronFOX How Will Wiggins Deal Impact Potential Love Trade? Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Dareus fails conditioning test, Watkins lifts spirits
Boston Sports
McNabb: Two games is not acceptable for me Ortiz, Price Feud Is Upsetting To Children - @TheBuzzeronFOX MLB Trade Deadline Talk: Price, Stanton, Kemp Tony Romo will be a full-go for camp Teammate's Advice For Johnny Manziel & Josh Gordon - @TheBuzzeronFox Helfrich praises Mariota's commitment to improve Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Who will Brady turn to if Gronk can’t stay healthy? Gronkowski cleared to participate in Patriots training camp Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season Shaughnessy: Dont count out the Sox just yet Blakely: Projecting the Celtics roster Daopolous: How will NFL cracking down on Defensive holding affect games? Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Eli, Giants learning new offense