Thursday, October 13, 2011
Picking this week's local high school contests on the gridiron.
It’s safe to say that Danvers got the old running game going in last week’s wild 42-35 win over visiting Lynnfield. Nick Valles (196 yards), Alex Valles (87 yards) and Jake Palazola (147 yards) all ran for a country mile as Danvers (3-2) moved over the .500 mark. Now imagine what kind of numbers the Falcons could have put up if they weren’t whistled 12 times for a series of infractions that wiped off an additional 12 points off the board? “We were fortunate to be able to overcome those mental mistakes,” said Danvers coach Sean Rogers. “It was one of those helter-skelter games where kids can get too emotionally high or too emotionally low depending on the situation, but I thought our kids did a great job of keeping an even keel.” Keeping an…
Friday, October 7, 2011
The Danvers High Football team scored their third victory this season in yesterday's matchup against Lynnfield High.
The Danvers High Football team scored their second win of the season in yesterday's upset for Lynnfield High, defeating the Pioneers 42-35. The Falcons currently stand at 3-2-0 this season. The game was held at the Deering Stadium at Danvers High on Thursday evening. Typically held on Friday's, this weeks game was pushed forward because of the Jewish holiday on October 7.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Your daily guide to the happenings and events in Danvers.
Today is Thursday, October 6. Here are five things you need to know in Danvers: 1. Starting tonight in the Gordon Room of the Peabody Institute Library, the town's Diversity Committee will be hosting a three-week movie series focusing on discrimination issues. Tonight's film, Crash, starts at 7 p.m. 2. The Topsfield Fair has set a goal sending 20,000 holiday cards to US Troops overseas during the holiday season. Anyone attending the fair can stop by the 4-H building, or groups can also bring cards to the Administration Building at the Topsfield Fairgrounds through the end of October. 3. The town's Board Of Health Meeting will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Danvers Senior Center. 4. This Week in Danvers History: In 1969 the Danvers High …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
With most teams taking to the field this Thursday, here's an early peek at some of the big games in the area.
Yes, Saugus is a young club in a definite rebuilding mode, but that being said it was still hard not to be impressed with Danvers’ impressive bounce back win over the Sachems last Friday night. A week removed from a frustrating shutout loss against Pentucket that saw the Falcons’ ground game held to just 46 yards, Sean Rogers’ club exploded for 47 points against the winless visitors. Nick Valles (108 yards rushing, 35 receiving, 2 TDs) led the attack for Danvers, which amassed better than 250 yards on the ground and 122 yards through the air. “We had a great week of practice and it really carried through to the game,” said Rogers. “What I really liked was that we started out fast, instead of slow which is our tendency." This week, Danvers …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
This week's local football picks.
Last week, the Danvers football team ran into a previously winless Pentucket squad that finally put it all together as the Sachems shut out the Falcons, 19-0, at home. This Friday, the Falcons will be looking to keep another Sachems squad on the skids as the Falcons entertain winless Saugus. Saugus comes in at 0-3 after losing 22-14 at Austin Prep last week. Before that the Sachems lost, 20-0, to North Reading in their opener. Last week’s loss, however, might have been a wakeup call for coach Mike Broderick’s club, which held AP to just 50 yards of total offense in the final half after falling behind 16-0 early. Elusive tailback A.J. Guthro and quarterback Justin Barasso are the ones to watch in Saugus’ multiple option set. It has likely …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Despite a fourth quarter comeback, Danvers fell to Peabody 21-7.
The Falcons were defeated for the first time this season by the Peabody Tanners on Friday evening. For a complete recap of the game, check out Falcons Fall Short to Peabody Tanners. After two road games to start their season, Danvers will play Pentucket next Friday for their home opener.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Despite a fourth quarter comeback, Danvers fell to Peabody 21-7.
Danvers put up another late fight in the final quarter, but came up short Friday night as they lost to Peabody 21-7. The Falcons started their game right from where they left off last week, as they did not give up a single point to Peabody for the entire first quarter. Similarly, last week, Danvers did not give up any points after the first possession to Winthrop. The table would turn though, as a Peabody offensive display was upon them. Led by the running game of senior Nat Gaye, Peabody would start the second quarter with a touchdown drive. On Danvers next posession, they would drive into Peabody territory, but would lose the ball on an interception, thrown by quarterback Paul Nicolo. Nicolo's mistake would ultimately lead to another …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Danvers High Football came from behind in the fourth quarter and stole the game from Winthrop, 18-8.
Danvers High Football came from behind in the fourth quarter and stole the game from Winthrop, 18-8. For complete coverage from the game, check out Falcons Electrify in Fourth Quarter, Winning Opener.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
For the first time in the Sean Rogers era, Danvers High School wins their football opening game.
The season opening game between Danvers High School and Winthrop was delayed an hour and ten minutes because the referees were late to the field. Despite the delay, both teams came out of the gate charged and ready to go. Winthrop had the ball first and executed right away. Coming out first, Winthrop showed off their option offense, with mostly running plays mixed in with very few passing plays. Senior Running Backs Mitchell Paulson and Philip Locigno led the charge all the way down the field. The drive ultimately ended with Winthrop’s captain, James Barker, running it in on a quarterback sneak. After giving up the two point conversion, Danvers High was quickly down 8-0. After losing to Winthrop last season 41-25, Danvers hoped this was …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Falcons ready to compete in challenging Division 2 of the new CAL/NEC mega league
The learning curve was steep for Danvers High football coach Sean Rogers during a 1-9 rookie 2010 campaign. Those lessons, combined with a core group of a dozen seasoned varsity players, should yield improvement for the Falcons this fall. “We have a fairly large senior group. Most are two-year starters and all of them have seen significant time since they were sophomores,” said Rogers. “I definitely learned a lot about game management last season, especially learning how to focus on all three phases of the game.” Rogers, who started his coaching career at Framingham State College went to Danvers High in 2007 to scout for FSC, and met former coach Sullivan. That next season, Sullivan returned to the sideline with Rogers being a new member …