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September 1, 2013

MVC Football: Lowell, Central tabbed preseason favorites

Andover

2012 record: 10-2, MVC Large champ, lost in EMass Division 1 semifinal

Offense: Spread; Defense: 4-3

Returning starters (9): Ben Hartford, Sr., OL/DL, 6-4, 241; Cole Organisciak, Sr., DE, 5-11, 180; John Oteri, Sr., DE, 6-3, 205; Matt Sutliff, Sr., OL, 6-3, 275; Jack Sylvester, Sr., RB/LB, 5-10, 165; Ommel Bonilla, Jr., NG, 6-0, 295; Brian Duffy, Jr., LB, 6-1, 208; Zach Walker, Soph., WR, 5-5, 145; Brandon Marti, Soph., RB/WR/DB, 5-8, 173

Returning lettermen: Xavier Briggs, Sr., OL, 6-1, 224; Thomas Colbert, Sr., TE/DE, 6-1, 204; Xavier Davenport, Sr., RB, 5-7, 150; Cam Davey, Sr., WR/DB, 6-0, 181; Kenny Doherty, Sr., TE/DE, 6-4, 165; Bobby Dunagan, Sr., TE, 6-0, 168; Owen Focke, Sr., OL/DL, 6-4, 229; Cameron Keenan, Sr., WR, 5-7, 160; John Nevin, Sr., TE/LB, 5-10, 165; Ryan Payne, Sr., TE/LB/TE, 6-2, 190; Eduardo Powers, Sr., TE/DL, 6-1, 185; Dylan Ring, Sr., OL/DL, 6-2, 185; Andrew Runge, Sr., WR/DB, 5-9, 143; Pat Shea, Sr., TE/LB, 6-0, 182; Scott Thompson, Sr., WR/DB, 6-2, 150;

Jack Berberian, Jr., OL, 5-8, 216; Kevin Chen, Jr., RB/DB, 5-8, 165; Tyler Ferris, Jr., RB/DB, 5-6, 138; Christopher Gerrior, Jr., LB, 5-9, 158; Max Grant, Jr., DL/OL, 6-0, 200; Daniel Lee, Jr., FB/LB, 5-11, 172; Andrew Marotta, Jr., OL/DL, 6-2, 205; Connor McCullough, Jr., QB, 5-9, 160; Parker Nally, Jr., RB/DB, 6-0, 175; Christopher Nicholas, Jr., WR/DB, 6-0, 160; Terence Norton, Jr., OL/DL, 6-2, 210; Thomas Perez, Jr., DB, 5-10, 182; Juan Quelis, Jr., WR/DB, 5-7, 128; Brendan Slattery, Jr., LB/TE, 6-0, 191; Tim Sorota, Jr., OL/DL, 6-2, 200; Mitch Stevens, Jr., OL/DL, 6-0 189; Chris Tully, Jr., OL/DL, 6-3, 251; Joe Vano, Jr., OL/DL, 5-11, 210; Alexander Marshall, Soph., TE/DE, 6-7, 227

Promising newcomers: Will Eikenberry, Sr., TE/LB, 6-2, 210; Oliver Eberth, Soph., QB/DB, 6-2, 155; E.J. Perry IV, Frosh., QB/DB, 6-0, 167

Returning leaders: Jack Sylvester 145 carries, 1,158 yards, 10 TDs, 17 catches, 252 yards, TD; Brandon Marti 24 carries, 119 yards, TD, 2 INTs; Connor McCullough 0 for 2 passing; Brian Duffy 49 tackles; John Oteri 47 tackles; Ommel Bonilla 45 tackles; Cole Organisciak 6 sacks

Candidates: 127

Captains: Ben Hartford, Jack Sylvester, Pat Shea, Matt Sutliff

Returning honorees: Jack Sylvester, Ommel Bonilla, Cole Organisciak MVC All-Stars

Assistants: Neil Powers (offensive coordinator), Shawn Theriault (defensive coordinator), Ryan Nolan (linebackers), John Barbagallo (defensive ends), Corey Steele (defensive line), Paul Tenaglia (running backs), Bryan Ibbitson (offensive line), Peter Reilly (special teams), Wayne Puglisi (freshmen), Freddie Scribner (JV)

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