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September 22, 2013

Gridiron Memories: The Conway family's brilliant legacy

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Mike, an end who scored 44 points, and future Notre Dame starting signal-caller Don White teamed to lead the 7-0-1 1955 Hillie squad, which was coached by Paul Ryan. Mike then played at Princeton.

Pat, who scored 17 TDs as a senior, was an All-Ivy defensive back at Harvard, where he was teammate with a talented offensive lineman by the name of Tommy Lee Jones, the famous actor.

In the 1990 football program, longtime Haverhill athlete/coach/AD John Ottaviani wrote a piece on the 100-year history of Haverhill football.

He wrote, “Among contemporary players, the Conway brothers stand out.”

Dan was a top sprinter in high school but rarely lifted until college. Then he got hooked. He benched 405 pounds on his 50th birthday.

5 years ago: Salem puts a beating on memorial

Salem set a modern school points record (from 1965 on) in a 65-20 dismantling of Memorial. It was so bad for the visitors that they fumbled in their own end zone with no time remaining and Salem’s Chris Hale recovered for the score. Chris Najem carried nine times for 150 yards and three TDs and Matt Cannone completed two passes, for scores of 51 and 42 yards to Cory Lavallee. ... BC High, the No. 3 team in EMass., topped Andover, 38-14. Ryan Peek (92 kickoff return) and Sean Ehlbeck (12 pass) scored for AHS. ... Juan “Bamboo” Olivo and Brian Rivera combined for 15 tackles but Greater Lawrence fell to Groton-Dunstable 16-0. ... 6-6, 270-pound lineman Brennan Williams (now with the Houston Texans) and QB A.J. Doyle (UMass starter) led Catholic Memorial on a late scoring drive and a 28-21 win over upset-minded Haverhill. Noel Figuereo (11 carries, 169 yards, 2 TDs) led the Brown and Gold. ... Joe McLaughlin scored on runs of 97 and 60 yards and Londonderry beat Concord 33-12. ...

Ramon Heredia (3 TD passes, 2 to Demitri Brown) and Lawrence KO’d Newburyport, 37-23. Future Merrimack great Joe Clancy (3 TD passes) led the Clippers. ... Pinkerton scored 27 points in seven minutes in a 34-13 win over West. Eric Guinto rushed for three TDs in the 27-0 barrage. ... Derek Furey followed up his 340-yard, 5-TD game the previous week with 196 yards and two TDs. He led Timberlane over Merrimack 20-8. ... Bryan Trickett scored first on a 2-yard run and added the conversion rush but it was all Narragansett after that in a 27-8 win over Whittier. ... Brendon Felder, the godson of ex-76ers great Andrew Toney, was the “Central Strangler” as St. John’s beat the Raiders 28-16. Felder, who now plays at Pitt, had three TDs to offset a TD run and 129 passing yards from Shain Jowett. ... Freshman Brandon Walsh threw two TD passes to Chris Buco but North Andover lost to Amesbury 37-20. ... Chris Modlish (127 rushing yards, 2 TDs) and Pentucket manhandled Greater Lowell 46-0.

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