The 2015 Hockomock Football All Stars & HMs

FootballMVPs
Below are the official Hockomock League Football All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Kelley-Rex MVP

Nick Morrison, North Attleboro

Hockomock Kelley-Rex All Stars

Kyle Murphy, Attleboro
Brendan Nunes, Attleboro
Alex Silva, Attleboro
Brian Letourneau, Attleboro
Luke Gordon, Franklin
James Cooke, King Philip
Billy Dittrich, King Philip
Josh Schafer, Mansfield
Connor Finerty, Mansfield
Hunter Ferreira, Mansfield
Nick Morrison, North Attleboro
Bobby Mylod, North Attleboro
Josh Morrison, North Attleboro
Chad Peterson, North Attleboro
Connor Flynn, North Attleboro
Carlos Borrero, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Sean Donnelly, Attleboro
Nick Yelle, Franklin
John DeLuca, King Philip
Nicholas Martin, Mansfield
Kyle Gaumond, North Attleboro
Connor Briggs, Taunton

Davenport MVP

Jake Ragusa, Canton

Hockomock Davenport All Stars

Jake Ragusa, Canton
Joe Bires, Canton
Woanyen Mahn, Canton
Austin Ryan, Foxboro
Connor Downs, Foxboro
Connor McNamara, Foxboro
Ronnie Martin, Foxboro
Zach Lanzetta, Milford
Blake Hill, Milford
Connor Moroney, Oliver Ames
Matt Cancian, Sharon
Jake Gibb, Stoughton
Matt Soto, Stoughton
Guy Eddy, Stoughton
Ryan Sullivan, Stoughton
Donnie Foley, Stoughton

Honorable Mentions

Mack Brown, Canton
James Blake, Foxboro
Jack DeSantis, Milford
Ryan McCarthy, Oliver Ames
Tyler Smith, Sharon
Matt Medina, Stoughton

The 2015 Hockomock Football All Stars & HMs

FootballMVPs
Below are the official Hockomock League Football All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Kelley-Rex MVP

Nick Morrison, North Attleboro

Hockomock Kelley-Rex All Stars

Kyle Murphy, Attleboro
Brendan Nunes, Attleboro
Alex Silva, Attleboro
Brian Letourneau, Attleboro
Luke Gordon, Franklin
James Cooke, King Philip
Billy Dittrich, King Philip
Josh Schafer, Mansfield
Connor Finerty, Mansfield
Hunter Ferreira, Mansfield
Nick Morrison, North Attleboro
Bobby Mylod, North Attleboro
Josh Morrison, North Attleboro
Chad Peterson, North Attleboro
Connor Flynn, North Attleboro
Carlos Borrero, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Sean Donnelly, Attleboro
Nick Yelle, Franklin
John DeLuca, King Philip
Nicholas Martin, Mansfield
Kyle Gaumond, North Attleboro
Connor Briggs, Taunton

Davenport MVP

Jake Ragusa, Canton

Hockomock Davenport All Stars

Jake Ragusa, Canton
Joe Bires, Canton
Woanyen Mahn, Canton
Austin Ryan, Foxboro
Connor Downs, Foxboro
Connor McNamara, Foxboro
Ronnie Martin, Foxboro
Zach Lanzetta, Milford
Blake Hill, Milford
Connor Moroney, Oliver Ames
Matt Cancian, Sharon
Jake Gibb, Stoughton
Matt Soto, Stoughton
Guy Eddy, Stoughton
Ryan Sullivan, Stoughton
Donnie Foley, Stoughton

Honorable Mentions

Mack Brown, Canton
James Blake, Foxboro
Jack DeSantis, Milford
Ryan McCarthy, Oliver Ames
Tyler Smith, Sharon
Matt Medina, Stoughton

Peterson, Defense Stand Out in North Attleboro's Win

North Attleboro's Nick Gaumond intercepts a pass in the second half that he eventually returned 49 yards for a touchdown. (Jeffrey Pickette/Stoughton Media Access)
North Attleboro’s Nick Gaumond intercepts a pass in the second half that he eventually returned 49 yards for a touchdown. (Jeffrey Pickette/Stoughton Media Access)

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By Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief
STOUGHTON, Mass. – It’s not often teams can throw a sophomore under center and get the results North Attleboro did on Friday night.
Chad Peterson earned the starting job at quarterback and in his fist career game, delivered a memorable performance as North Attleboro took down Stoughton, 14-6, in the HockomockSports.com Game of the Week.
It was a battle of two stout defenses but it was Peterson who ended up making the difference for the Rocketeers.
“I think he did a great job especially considering the fact he’s a sophomore and its first varsity game,” North Attleboro head coach Don Johnson said. “We think he’s going to be pretty good. He’s pretty mature for a sophomore.”
After North Attleboro’s defense forced Stoughton into a three and out to start the game, Peterson orchestrated an 11-play drive that went 63 yards for the lone offensive touchdown of the game for North.
Peterson started with comfortable throws to Ridge Olsen for nine yards and Nick Rajotte for 17 yards. Another nine yard completion to Olsen and a six yard carry from Nick Morrison gave the Rocketeers a first down at the Stoughton 26. The next three plays resulted in just two yards and North faced a 4th and 8 from the 24.
Johnson showed his confidence in the sophomore by not only electing to go for it, but letting Peterson throw it. Peterson looked calm in the pocket and delivered a perfect strike between two defenders to Olsen for 10 yards and a first. Two plays later, Peterson hit Morrison on the left side and he raced in for a 12 yard score. Connor Flynn’s extra point was good to make it 7-0 with 4:09 left in the first quarter.
The defenses for both sides continued to put in good work. North Attleboro’s next four drives in the first half ended in a punt, a fumble, another punt and on downs. Stoughton’s second drive ended in a punt again but the third drive was when the offense clicked.
On 2nd and 4 at their own 28, Stoughton went with running back Christian Hill (4 carries, 40 yards) for a gain of 26 yards. Ryan Sullivan rushed for three more and an incompletion had Stoughton facing a 3rd and 7. Gibb took the snap and fired a strike over the middle to Steven Elice who then did the rest of the work, racing past defenders on his way to a 43 yard touchdown. The extra point failed but the Black Knights cut the deficit to 7-6 with 10:28 in the second quarter.
Stoughton nearly took the lead late in the half but were unable to convert. Taking over on North Attleboro’s 48 yard line after Stoughton’s Izon Swain-Price sniffed out a Rocketeer fake punt, Stoughton’s offense started to move.
A run from Hill went for 16 yards and then one from Sullivan went for nine more Sullivan was able to get two more for a first down and Hill pushed the pile for three more. A penalty on North Attleboro gave Stoughton a first down at the 14 yard line but Tom Reynolds, Josh Morrison and Davon Andrade got to Gibb for a sack and an 11 yard loss. On the next play, Nick Morrison sacked Gibb again for a loss of five.
Gibb hit Connelly for 12 yards to set up a field goal chance, but the kick was just wide to send the teams into halftime separated by just one point.
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Things got worse for the Black Knights at the break as Gibb, who has started since his sophomore year, was out for the second half with an upper body injury.
Stoughton’s defense again came up big on the first drive of the second half as Sullivan intercepted Peterson. The Black Knights went three and out but got the ball back when Connelly forced a fumble on the punt return and Nick Hardy recovered it. But just a few plays later, North Attleboro got the ball back when Kyle Gaumond intercepted a pass from Dave Cellucci in the end zone.
“They stepped up and made some big plays when we needed them,” Johnson said of the defense. “Especially when we were sputtering a bit there on offense then they defense stepped up so it was nice to see.”
The Rocketeers produced their longest drive of the game, going 78 plays on 16 plays but Stoughton’s defense stood tall to stuff Peterson on a fourth down rush by a couple of inches. As Stoughton looked to try and take the lead, Gaumond came up big again. Gaumond elevated for an interception right around midfield and returned it the entire way for a 49 yard score. Connor MacIver’s extra point split the uprights to make it 14-6 with 1:38 left.
On the ensuing kickoff, Hill took the ball all the way back in North Attleboro territory to the 38 yard line. Xzavian Marrero rushed for 15 yards and three from Sullivan put the Black Knights at the 20 yard line. The teams traded penalties before North Attleboro’s stepped in front to intercept a Stoughton pass to ice the game.
“You hold your breath on just about every play with these guys,” Johnson said of Stoughton. “They have so many guys that have the ability to break a big one. You just have to be able to contain them and I think we were successful at it tonight.”
Peterson finished 12/18 for 95 yards and a touchdown and 45 yards rushing on 13 carries. Ridge Olsen had five receptions for 39 yards and Nick Rajotte had three catches for 32 yards. Defensively, Gaumond had two interceptions, McCarthy had one pick and Bobby Mylod, Nick Morrison, Tom Reynolds, Josh Morrison and Davon Andrade all had their hand in at least one sack.
For Stoughton, it will be a wait and see with Gibb.
“I don’t know Gibbs scenario but it’s probably not good,” Stoughton head coach Greg Burke said. “But we just have to hang in there.
“It was a hard fought battle, no doubt about it. We’re a different team with Jake [Gibb]. But that’s the way it is, you’re only as good as your backups. We worked hard and got the ball back and had some opportunities but it’s would of, could of, should of now. For the first game, they are a good team. We bent a little bit but he missed on some opportunities. I think the kids played hard.”
Burke was happy with his defense, which allowed just one touchdown to North’s offense and kept the Rocketeers under 200 yards.
“That’s a great thing for defense,” Burke said. “I’ll take seven anytime. We have a lot of new guys playing defense. We’ve got to correct our mistakes this week. We gave a good effort, if we didn’t get the effort I wouldn’t be talking right now but the kids played hard.”
The win marked North Attleboro’s first win over Stoughton since 2011 when the Rocketeers won in overtime.
Both teams are in the D3 Southwest division for the playoffs so a rematch down the road could be in the cards.
“Maybe we’ll see them later on this year,” Burke said.
North Attleboro (1-0) will host Bishop Feehan (0-1) next Friday at Community Field. Stoughton will try to get back on track against the state’s top team Marshfield (1-0) on the road on Friday night.
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Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.