The rosters for the annual Shriners Classic were recently released by the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association and nine Hockomock League football players were selected to compete in this year’s game at Bentley University on Saturday, June 17 at 4:00.
The nine players, all seniors representing seven Hockomock schools, who will be part of the South team roster are Joe Bartucca of Foxboro, Riley Burns of Milford, John DeLuca and Carl Sanuth of King Philip, A.J. Gibbs of Mansfield, Adam McLaughlin of Taunton, Bobby Mylod and Thomas Reynolds of North Attleboro, and Ryan Sullivan of Stoughton.
The annual all-star game pits graduating high school seniors from teams in the North and the South and raises money for the Shriners Hospital in Boston. Through the years, the MHSFCA has partnered with the Aleppo Shriners and has donated more than $1 million through its all-star game.
The players were nominated by their coaches and then selected by the coaching staffs that were elected by the MHSFCA to run the game. The South team will be coached by Bill Kinsherf of Archbishop Williams.
In addition to being part of the Shriners Game, Burns, DeLuca, and Mylod were also chosen by the MHSFCA as part of the annual All-State Super 26 Team. Also, North Attleboro assistant coach Jack Johnson will be honored at the annual banquet as one of six MHSFCA Assistant Coaches of the Year.
Each of the nine players were Hockomock League all-stars this fall. DeLuca was named both the league MVP as selected by the coaches and the HockomockSports.com Player of the Year.
The Shriners Classic will be held on June 17. For more information, visit http://shrinersclassicsports.com.