2016 Hockomock Boys Outdoor Track All Stars & HMs

Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Outdoor Track All Stars.

Hockomock League MVP

Brian Cherenfant, Taunton

Hockomock League All Stars

Isaiah Rodriguez, Attleboro
Jacob Hardy, Attleboro
Nathaniel Joyal, Attleboro
David Seybert, Attleboro
Mark Clancy, Canton
Ryan Spelman, Franklin
Michael Roby, King Philip
Jack Allan, King Philip
Devin Maughn, Mansfield
Jack Crawford, Mansfield
Jackson Murphy, Mansfield
Joseph Affanato, Mansfield
Kevin Crawford, Mansfield
Kyle Amerantes, Mansfield
Mike Shannon, Mansfield
Nick Rispoli, Mansfield
Jack DeSantis, Milford
Leo Moronta, Milford
Ryan Nesta, Milford
Mario Bresko, North Attleboro
Gareth King, North Attleboro
John Thompson, North Attleboro
Matt Tarantino, North Attleboro
Doug MacDonald, Oliver Ames
Jarod Boone, Oliver Ames
Mark Kendy Paul, Sharon
Matthew Hoffman, Sharon
William McManus, Sharon
Xavier Hacket, Sharon
Juvan Elisma, Sharon
Matthew McManus, Sharon
Clifton Gerring, Stoughton
Brian Cherenfant, Taunton
Lucas Alves, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

William McKenzie, Attleboro
Patrick Hession, Canton
Eseosa Omuemu, Foxboro
Chris Chieng, Franklin
Ethan Dunne, King Philip
Griffin Boulter, Mansfield
Patick Brogioli, Milford
Michael Gould, North Attleboro
Zach Stern, Oliver Ames
Scott Kaplan, Sharon
Kyle Reason, Stoughton
Zac Bentley, Taunton

2016 Hockomock Boys Indoor Track All Stars & HMs

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Hockomock League MVP

Jake Affanato, Mansfield

Hockomock League All Stars

Sean Garrity, King Philip
Brian Cherenfant, Taunton
Alec Hurd, Franklin
Kevin Crawford, Mansfield
John Crawford, Mansfield
Joseph Affanato, Mansfield
Gareth King, North Attleboro
Matt Tarantino, North Attleboro
Carlos Grullon, Sharon
Jacob Hardy, Attleboro
Michael Roby, King Philip
Dylan Casassa, King Philip
Mark Kahaly, King Philip
Matt Holt, Taunton
Daniel DeAndrade, Taunton
Zac Bentley, Taunton
Kalin Petrov, Mansfield
Sean Lanzillo, Mansfield
Patrick Collins, Attleboro
Devin Maughn, Mansfield
Matt Reimels, North Attleboro
Nick Rajotte, North Attleboro
Jarod Boone, Oliver Ames
Jordan Taylor, Stoughton
Damion Theodule, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Patrick Hession, Canton
Jordan Vining, Foxboro
Ryan Spelman, Franklin
Brandon Sullivan, King Philip
Jareme DiLorenzo, Mansfield
Luis Goncalves, Milford
Patrick Johnson, North Attleboro
Douglas MacDonald, Oliver Ames
Tianrui Sun, Sharon
Steven Elice, Stoughton
Dylan Lynch, Taunton

HockomockSports.com 2015 Football Awards

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Taunton Grabs First Win, Extends Thanksgiving Streak

Taunton sophomore Collin Hunter, pictured here against King Philip, tossed two touchdown passes. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
Taunton sophomore Collin Hunter, pictured here against King Philip, tossed two touchdown passes. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

By Jarett Leonard, HockomockSports.com Contributor
TAUNTON, Mass. – Taunton’s Collin Hunter and Brian Cherenfant connected for two big touchdown plays while the defense held cross-town rival Coyle & Cassidy off the board for a seventh straight Thanksgiving Day win, 18-0.
Late in the second quarter, Cherenfant broke free down the seam, caught a strike from Hunter and danced into the end zone for a 40-yard touchdown. In the fourth quarter, Hunter hit Cherenfant on a short slant, who again went the distance for a 49 yard score. Cherenfant finished with three receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns to earn Offensive Player of the Game honors.
“It was a great way to end the season with all my family,” Cherenfant said. “I love going out and playing with them no matter what the record is. It’s always a great day to play on Thanksgiving, and it makes it even sweeter bringing this trophy home.”
The teams traded punts for much of the first half until Cherenfant’s first score. Taunton then held Coyle to a three and out on the next drive, and after a short punt, Cherenfant moved the Tigers into the red zone with a 34-yard catch from Hunter. Breven Walker capped the drive three plays later with a nine-yard touchdown run that gave Taunton a 12-0 lead at halftime. Walker finished the day with 85 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown.
Early in the fourth quarter, Cherenfant’s second touchdown extended Taunton’s lead to 18-0, and the defense shut the door from there. The teams exchanged four turnovers in a three minute span late in the fourth, as Jared Taje and Manny Alves each recorded interceptions while Defensive Player of the Game Alex Grande recovered two fumbles for Coyle.
“Coyle is a good team, they’re well coached, but our kids really turned it on,” Taunton head coach Chris Greding said. “For a team that’s 0-10 and no kids have quit over the last three to four months, that’s a credit to the character and integrity of the kids, the senior class, and more so how they are brought up in this city by their parents. I couldn’t be any more proud to be a city resident of Taunton.”
Coyle’s offense took a major hit early in the game as senior Brian Rosa went down with a lower body injury.
“We put a big game plan in this week for Rosa to have a big day,” Coyle head coach Christopher Pabst said. “Losing him that early in the contest definitely hurt.”
Hunter only completed four of 13 passes, but threw for 149 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and it was the big plays that cost Coyle.
“They hit us on a couple seam routes and they found a spot in our defense,” Pabst said. “They had three or four passes to the same area and we just couldn’t do anything about it.”
Taunton picked up its first win of the season, improving to 1-10, while Coyle finished the year 2-10. Taunton now leads the all-time series 47-36-2 and has won every meeting since 2009.

Football: Players To Watch On Offense

After finding the endzone nine times last season, Stoughton junior Ryan Sullivan will be a top offensive threat in the league this year. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
After finding the endzone nine times last season, Stoughton junior Ryan Sullivan will be a top offensive threat in the league this year. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

By HockomockSports.com Staff
Players are listed in alphabetical order.
Brian Cherenfant, Senior – Taunton
If there was one word to describe Cherefant, it would be fast. Easily one of the quickest players in the league, Cherefant gives the Tigers a threat not only on offense but on special teams. As a kick and punt returner, he can be very dangerous when he’s in open space. His legs allow him to find space and make the most of opportunities. Although his speed makes him hard to cover as a receiver, it also makes it tough if he comes in motion and takes the ball on a handoff and can get around the edge. One of our favorite plays that Cherefant made last year came against Durfee and it was handoff while Cherefant was lined up out wide. As the ball carrier broke through, Cherefant sprinted up field and made a key block to allow the ball carrier another 25 yards. When it comes to big plays, Cherefant could be making the most in 2015.
Jake Gibb, Senior – Stoughton
Stoughton senior Jake Gibb is the only repeat from last year’s Watch List and it’s for good reason. Gibb is by far the most experienced quarterback in the league this season, entering his third year as a starter. Gibb guided the Black Knights to a perfect 5-0 division record last season, tossed a league-best 16 touchdowns throughout the entire season and used his legs to find the end zone two more times in 2014. Although top target Brandon Swain-Price graduated, Gibb has junior Ryan Sullivan (five receiving touchdowns) back again this year after a superb sophomore year and players like Xzavian Marrero, Guy Eddie, Donnie Foley and Jack Connelly could all develop into serious threats for Gibb and the Black Knights. The key will be if the Black Knights can fill holes in the offensive line.
Brian Lynch, Junior – Mansfield
The 2014 HockomockSports.com Underclassman of the Year is back for his junior year and if it’s anything like his sophomore season, the Hornets are in good shape. Lynch had a breakout year last season, rushing for over 800 yards and finding the end zone eight times while hauling in 11 passes for 136 yards and a score. Lynch showed off last season how elusive he could be and also boasted a great burst of speed that seemed to catch defenses off guard time and time again. The Hornets have just four senior linemen on their roster so it might take a little time to get going but Lynch should be a threat, not only for this year, but for the next two seasons.
Ronnie Martin, Senior – Foxboro
There are only two 2014 Hockomock League All Stars from the Davenport that are returning this year and Ronnie Martin is one of them. Martin was part of a two-headed rushing attack with Keeyon Neal but will certainly carry a heavier load this season. Despite Neal getting the majority of the carries (and 15 rushing TDs), Martin was able to find the end zone seven times carrying the ball and once catching the ball. Martin possesses the ability to make the first defender miss and is willing to put his head down and go at the defense but one thing that he is very good at is moving from side to side to find some space and get up field. Martin could be a darkhorse for the top player in the league this year.
Tyler McGovern, Junior – Attleboro
There was a lot of turnover at quarterback last year with over half of the league graduating their starter. Attleboro has the benefit of bringing back McGovern for his junior year, just a year removed from throwing 10 touchdown passes, which was third best in the Hockomock League. McGovern has shown at times just how good he can be throwing the ball with his quick release in Mike Strachan’s offense. With Kyle Murphy anchoring the offensive line, McGovern should have some time in the pocket to make the right decision when needed. The Bombardiers lost Brenden Massey (nine receiving TDs) to graduation but with Brendan Nunes and Alex Silva (each had two TD receptions in 2014) back, McGovern will have some familiar faces to develop more chemistry with.
Bobby Mylod & Nick Rajotte, Juniors – North Attleboro
I think it’s safe to say that the Rocketeers have the most proven depth returning when it comes to running backs. As sophomores, Mylod and Rajotte combined for 13 touchdowns last season and Mylod’s nine rushing scores was the highest total by a non-senior. The combination of the two makes the Rocketeers offense one tough to stop. With different options in the backfield, it’s tough to know what North Attleboro will run. Both Mylod and Rajotte showed last year just how quick they can be. Mylod showed last year the ability to go in motion, take the handoff and get around the edge almost at will. And when it comes to open field, good luck trying to catch Rajotte.
Austin Ryan, Senior – Foxboro
You can’t rely strictly on 7v7 passing league, but if it’s any indication of what’s to come, Austin Ryan is set for a gigantic 2015 season. At the Under Armour South Regional, Ryan had arguably the best day of all the receivers among the dozens and dozens of teams there. Junior QB Mark Clagg and Ryan showed off tremendous chemistry on that date that would be trouble for any opposing defense. Ryan isn’t the tallest in the league but his shiftiness and quickness make it very hard for anyone to cover him one on one. With a solid running game, and other threats emerging in the passing game, Ryan could be one of the best receivers in the league this year.
Charlie Ryan, Senior – Oliver Ames
One player who really showed some promise in the second half of the season last year was Oliver Ames QB Charlie Ryan. Once the ball was in his hands, it seemed like plays were made. From the second Ryan took over under center, he looked comfortable controlling the offense. The biggest questions for the Ryan and the Tigers this season will be replacing the weapons (Franklin Holgate, Sam Kelly, Doug MacDonald) that he had last year. Ryan’s footwork is also one of the things that make his game complete. With pressure, Ryan is able to use his feet to move in the pocket or can throw on the run as well to make a play. If there isn’t anything down field or the Tigers choose to run the option, Ryan has the ability to take off and run with it and beat a defense. Although there are pieces to fill, Ryan could be help guide the Tigers to another playoff berth.
Bryce Smith & Tyler Smith, Seniors – Sharon
Both Bryce and Tyler Smith look to be big factors in the Eagles’ offense this year. Both of them have been making plays for Dave Morse since their sophomore year and will likely continue doing so this year. Bryce has been one of the Eagles’ top receiving threats over the past couple of years and with his athleticism, expect more of the same. Bryce’s route-running skills are among the best in the league and he has the ability to beat a corner if he’s left in a one on one situation. In the past, Bryce has also shown that he can go up and get the ball with his athleticism. On the other hand, Tyler has been one of the top producers coming out of Sharon’s backfield. When he gets the ball, Tyler is tough to stop on first try and has the ability to get around the edge or cut back up field when he comes in motion or takes a sweep. The two combined for seven touchdowns last year and very well could top that in 2015.
Ryan Sullivan, Junior – Stoughton
It’s not often a player starts a career like Ryan Sullivan did last season with a three touchdown performance in his first game against North Attleboro. And the good news for the Black Knights is that it didn’t stop there. He finished with five receiving touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns and a punt return for a score. With quarterback Jake Gibb back, expect Sullivan to get even more looks as the chemistry continues to increase. And with carries to be had due to graduation, Sullivan will most likely get more touches out of the backfield. During his sophomore year, Sullivan showed off how quick he can be coming off the edge and also showed the ability to find the hole and find his way through it. Once the Black Knights’ offensive line gets in gear, Sullivan will be very dangerous.