2008 Power Players, Week 4
Nick Sylvester, Andover: The linebacker led a Golden Warriors defense that allowed only 71 yards and three first downs in the second half as Andover nearly broke its losing streak to Chelmsford. Sylvester made a team-high nine tackles, his highest total of the season.
Joe Napolitano, Brooks: The captain was a bright spot in the loss to Belmont Hill. He rushed for 50 yards on 10 carries, caught two passes for 13 yards and led the Green and White in tackles.
Zack Lattrell, Central Catholic: Raiders coach Chuck Adamopoulos said he was tough on the junior linebacker after a tough game against St. John's Prep. Lattrell responded by making five tackles, four for no yards or a loss, as Central allowed only 14 yards in its 28-7 win over Foxboro.
Cam Fisichelli, Central Catholic: Talk about taking advantage of opportunities. Fisichelli rushed for 112 yards on just four carries. He broke off a 61-yard touchdown run and added a 42-yard carry to close out Foxboro. His previous career high in a game was 28 in Week 1 of last season.
Tim Campbell, Haverhill: Campbell was the lone standout for the Hillies in a 27-0 loss as he single-handedly squashed a pair of promising Tewksbury drives. The sophomore defensive back had a sack at the end of the second quarter that kept Tewksbury from advancing into Haverhill's red zone, and he also turned in an interception in the third quarter.
Anthony Terenzi, Londonderry: Another game, another hero. Terenzi carried 25 times for 178 yards and a pair of 1-yard touchdowns in the Lancers' 18-6 win over Manchester West. He became the fourth player to lead Londonderry in scoring in four games.
Nick Fabrizio, Methuen: Mud bowl? What mud bowl? The Methuen senior delivered 44 perfect shotgun snaps without a hitch and did yeoman work in the middle of the Rangers' line against Billerica. The starting first baseman in the spring, Fabrizio helped keep a ferocious Indians rush off QBs Cal Carroll and Matt Bartlett.
The North Andover trench men: The offensive and defense lines were tremendous as the Knights downed Newburyport 15-13 in overtime. The big guys on the offensive line opened holes all night for the returning Zac Iovanella, and the defensive line applied plenty of heat on quarterback Joseph Clancy on a key drive late in the fourth quarter, forcing a three-and-out to keep the game tied.
Dino Rizzo, North Reading: North Reading had only 80 yards on the ground, but the senior tri-captain found other ways to contribute to the Hornets' 22-6 victory over Ipswich. The running back/linebacker scored a whopping two defensive touchdowns. He ran a fumble back 36 yards for a score, then returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown.
Dan Johanson, Pentucket: With the rain falling and the turf slippery, the Sachems looked to their fullback to lead the way. The senior responded with 125 yards on 22 carries. He scored one touchdown and set up the second with his tough inside running. Johanson carried the ball on 14 of the 16 plays Pentucket ran in the second half.
Cam Spoffard, Pentucket: The linebacker made six tackles to help the Sachems hold Hamilton-Wenham to 160 yards in a 14-0 win. He also made his first start at tight end and helped the offensive line open holes for Pentucket to rush for 169 yards as a team.
Eddie Houghton, Phillips: The halfback rushed 27 times for 156 yards to lead Phillips to a 27-18 win over the Tufts JV team. He also had a 74-yard touchdown run in the second and added a 1-yard score in the fourth.
Chris Trieb, Pinkerton: With the Astros needing to bulk up, coach Brian O'Reilly called on his starting junior right tackle for extra duty on defense. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder responded with five tackles and a QB sack. A piledriver on offense, Trieb showed hustle getting downfield, delivering the final pancake block 20 yards from the line of scrimmage to spring Eric Guinto on his third TD of the afternoon.
Cory Lavallee and Tom Tarallo, Salem: The Blue Devil ends combined for nine catches and 102 yards, helping keep Salem in the game against Division 1 powerhouse Pinkerton. Both seniors excelled on defense as well, helping hold the Astros to just 179 yards of offense.
Bryan Trickett, Whittier: In a matter of 20 seconds, the running back/linebacker caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Dillon Ryan, then intercepted a pass and ran it back 33 yards for a score. The returning Eagle-Tribune All-Star also rushed for a 43-yard touchdown in the Wildcats' 35-12 win over Greater Lawrence.