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Generals Finish Off a Strong 7 on 7 Summer
Tie for First at 3-1 in Pool Play
The Generals finished the Under Armour 7 on 7 in a tie for first place in their pool play, at 3-1. (Best showing to date for Hamilton at this tournament-first time that the Generals finished in first place).
The Generals won three in a row, including a solid win over Winthrop, who up to that point, hadn't lost. Both QBs, Tommy Rodstad and C.J. Cooper, performed well. Jimmy Campbell, Jimmy Baras, Nolan Wilson, Kyle Criag (who had three picks for scores), Hunter Ascillio, Chase Brown, Hunter Smith, and Jimmy Littlefield showed strong play on both sides of the ball.
A sincere thanks to the parents and boosters who showed up to support the team. Everybody brought tents, food, fluids, snacks, chairs, and support for the entire day. The attitude was positive and energetic. Thanks again for an awesome day!
A sincere shout out to the younger kids who showed up to support the team. We had 17 kids there, dressed, ready to go. (again, highest number yet). Although it was highly competitive, and younger guys mostly watched and learned, their being there was appreciated.
Link to article for tournament http://www.salemnews.com/sports/x1927889314/Local-football-teams-compete-at-Northeast-7v7-East-Regional
Generals Make an Impact at the North Shore Passing League
July 27th, 2014- The Generals finished the North Shore Passing league in the championship round, losing a close one to Winthrop, but rebounding with a thrilling win vrs. Marblehead. The Generals finished the summer league at 5-3, good enough for third place. Every loss was close, and the players were a play away from getting into the championship. Thanks and shout out to the players who showed up and gave it everything they had.
July 20th, 2014- After three weeks of 7-7, the Generals stand at 4-2, good for third place and a playoff birth in the championship round, defeating Ipswich, but losing to Winthrop. The team opened up the first game with an overtime battle with Ipswich. The Generals came up with some big plays, including a big TD catch by Nolan Wilson, and some clutch defense by Hunter Ascillio. Against a well-rested Winthrop in game two, the Generals were outlasted, despite driving for two scores.
July 13th, 2014- After two weeks of 7-7, the Generals stand at 3-1, defeating Masco, but losing to Lynn English (4-0) on the last play of the game, by one score. The team opened up the first game with a tough defensive effort, led by Jimmy Campbell's two interceptions. Against Masco, C.J. Cooper hooked up with Campbell on a fourth down TD pass to seal the deal. Playing well were Kyle Craig and Jimmy Baras in both contests. The team is looking strong in second place, losing only to undefeated Lynn English, in a close contest.
July 6th, 2014- The Generals started the summer 2-0, defeating both Marblehead and Manchester-Essex. The team opened up with a solid, all around effort, led by Jimmy Campbell, Jimmy Littlefield, Nolan Wilson, Hunter Ascillio, C.J. Cooper, and Tommy Rostad. The offense drove the ball in both contests, while the defense came up with big, red zone plays . Next up-Masco and Lynn English
Summer 2014-LAST CHANCE BEFORE CAMP!
Hamilton Wenham coaches and players will once again be participating in the NFL-HSPD Clinic on Sunday, August 3rd thru Thursday Aug 7th, from 4pm -7pm at Beverly High School. (new turf field!) HSPD provides incoming high school freshman through seniors a program that focuses on character development and specific football skill training by position. Through our program, each participant will gain full awareness of what is necessary to become a successful collegiate student-athlete.The program contains two specific elements - character development and on-field training. The first day of the program commits coaches to discuss character issues in small group sessions for a 3-hour period as well as distribute student planners in order to assist players with time-management. The other four days allow players to split time focusing on one offensive and one defensive position on the field.This is program is free for the players. They will receive a jersey, football & bag. All we will need is a registration form for each player. Coaches will receive coaching gear and DVD of drills ( University of Washington). Hamilton-Wenham coaches will be working the clinic as well. If any questions, call coach at 978-335-0944
Special recognition to recent HW General football players who have gone on to play, or are currently playing college football, with continued athletic and academic success (since 2006): Dave Littlefield (Assumption College), Corey Daff (Denison University), Sam Crossan (St Lawrence University), Mike Drinkwater (Endicott College), Connor Sullivan (Colby College), Tim Puopolo (Tufts University), Evan Beilin (Middlebury), Andy Duval (Middlebury College-current), Jake Prince (Bowdoin College-current), James Brao (Tufts University-current), Trevor Lyons (Bates-current), Corey Daff (Denison), Shane Jenkins (Wesleyan-current), Pete Duval (RPI-current), Ian Dickey (Colby-current), and Andrew Cavanaugh (Maine Maritime-current)...which includes seven Generals playing in the fall of 2014! (Wow!)
July 4th, 2014- Despite the tough weather, Cow Pie Bingo was once again a success. A special thanks to Michelle Baras, Randy Craig, all the parents who helped set up and run the show, along with the captains and players who came down and helped out. A shout out to all the boosters and parents who helped by selling tickets. Also a thanks to the captains (Jimmy B., Jimmy C., and Nolan) as well. (Congratulations to Giles Hubbbard of Hamilton who won the big prize). Any players who still have tickets and money need to see coach Morency, or reach out to the captains.
Weight Room-Stretch-Conditioning (Monday, Wednesday, Friday-3:30-5:30-starts June 23rd)....available not just to football players, but to all HW athletes, (and voluntary). Talk to the Captains, or Coach if any questions.
Cow Pie Bingo-July 4th...get your tickets sold!
North Shore Passing League-July/Sunday Evenings/Marblehead High School...talk to Coach if any questions.
Registration: July 14th-18th...familyID...updated physical
Under Armour Tournament July 26th
H.S.P.D. Clinic Beverly High School August 1rst-6th (first week in August)
The Hamilton Wenham High School Football Program will be participating in the Northeast 7v7 Passing Tournament sponsored by Under Armour. This one day, winner take all, event will take place at Bishop Fenwick High School on July 26th (Saturday). The winning team then will play at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. Contact Coach Morency or any captains for information if you are intent on participating. The roster of 20 spots is filling up and every participating player gets a free underarmour heatgear shirt. Even though this is predominately a skill-position game, all players (any position) are welcomed.This is the third year for HW in this tournament. This just is a great way to be a part of the program in the summer, as the program continues to grow, offering more year round opportunities to play football. Come be a part of this exciting event with over 40 teams from around the North Shore. In addition, Under Armour mobile unit will be on site to enhance the experience and add some national exposure. Click to the link for more inormation:
Captain Nolan Wilson is a returning, two year starter on both side of the ball, and was a Cape Ann League all Star in 2013.
Captain Jimmy Baras, Ricky Nardella, Mike Wilson, and Sam Bresnahan all return.
Jimmy Littlefield, Chase Brown, Kyle Craig all return in 2014 with varsity experience.
Captain Jimmy Campbell
Ryan Grey and C.J. Cooper will look to make an impact in 2014.
Tommy Rostad, Mitch Albanese, and James Craig all return in 2014
Football-Fall 2014 Registration Starts Friday, July 14th!
May 24: User Fee Costs Posted to Web Site
May 29: Head Coaches meet with Prospective Student-Athletes (incl. 8th Graders)
July 14-18: Registration Week
July 19: $25 Late Fee Begins
August 8: Sufficient Enrollment Date / No Refunds Guaranteed After this Date
August 18: Mandatory Parent-Student Meeting - 6:00 PM
August 18: 1st Day of Practice - Football, Cheerleading
Fall sports registration will take place online at www.familyid.com , from July 14th-18th. If you have any questions, please contact Craig Genualdo our Athletic Director at 978-468-0485, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can call coach at 978-335-0944.
To register for fall sports at HWRHS, the following is required at the time of registration:
1. Physical examination form dated within 13 months of the start of the season...now is the time to get an updated physical!
2. User fee payable by check to HWRSD (info coming)
3. Scholarship application, if desired, is available on the athletic page of the high school website, www.hwrhs.hwschools.net
Congratulations to Pete Duval, Ian Dickey, and Andrew Cavanaugh for being chosen, and his participation, in the 2014 Harry Agganis All Star Football Game!
2014 Football Schedule Released
April, 2014-Congrats to Ian Dickey in being accepted at Colby College, and he will be playing football in the fall of 2014. Also, a shout of congrats to Andrew Cavanaugh for being accepted at Maine Maritime, and he also will be playing football in the fall of 2014. Both seniors join Pete Duval (RPI) in playing football next fall in college....well done!
March, 2014-A big part of our success has been the direct result of the high number of players who attended football camps in the off-season. This off season, there are many opportunities at a number of camps coming up this spring/summer that not only prepare you for the upcoming season, but also serving as a great way to get noticed by colleges. Link to a couple recommended camps below , and if you have any questions, please let me know, or come by room 103 in the middle school.
BC Football Camp http://abcsportscamps.com/bcfootball
New England Elite http://newenglandelitefootballclinic.com/
I highly recommend the New England Elite Football Camp for any student-athlete looking to attend some football camps this off season. When I coached the Shriners All-Star game a couple years ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Coach Pappas, and other coaches from other leagues. I can honestly say Coach Pappas is one of the best high school coaches around; he has been around both the high school and college football scene for years, and his camp is top notch--Coach Morency
January 2014-Congratulations to Pete Duval for being accepted into R.P.I. He will be playing football in the fall
December 2013-The Hamilton Wenham Generals held their 37th annual banquet at Danversport Yacht Club Sunday evening, December 9th. Here are some of the highlights: Special thanks to Chuck Duval for all his leadership and work. Bill MacDonald (video-fourth year in a row of incredible work), and Tara Bresnahan (team video/pictures) for all her hard work. Randy Craig, Carl Jones, and Bill MacDonald and everybody for organizing Cow Pie Bingo and all the guys who helped line the field. All those parents for organizing the Kick-Off Scrimmage Cookout. Nelly Kozlowski for coordinating printing of our program. Sid Jenkins for his hard work in the weight room this season, and Randy Craig, Nick Baras, Carl Jones, and CJ Brown for organizing the Decal Drive. Martha Rawlins for organizing the team dinners. Everybody who helped the handling sweatshirt orders, and the sale of programs and merchandise at home games. Phil Bissel for his outstanding work with the caricatures. The Ecker family for hosting the Beat Ipswich Bonfire and pizza party this past summer. (thanks to the folks who helped) Ann Ecker for making the player buttons and organizing the Cow Pie ticket sales.. All those who helped put up the field signs and the senior wall. To all the families who hosted team dinners. Mary Curran for organizing the banquet and the awesome game balls, Michelle Baras for her work as treasurer, Scott Wilson for his photography, and Mike Ross as the voice of the Generals.. Of course, a special thanks to everybody who has helped all year!
Thanksgiving MVP Offense-Ian Dickey, Thanksgiving MVP Defense-Alex Rogers
Game Balls-(Triton)-Nolan Wilson, Luke Sprouse, Drake Little, Andrew Cavanaugh, James Craig, Christian Ecker (Manchester-Essex)-Ian Dickey (Georgetown), Christian Ecker and Pete Duval(Ipswich)-Alex Rogers, Elise Rogers (Ipswich)-Nolan Wilson
JV Award Most Improved-Jimmy Littlefield, JV Coaches Award-Thomas Rostad, MIAA Sportsmanship Award-Tristan Smith, Chief Frederick Unsung Hero Award-Ben MacDonald, Jimmy Day Memorial Award-Andrew Cavanaugh, McRae Family Award-Jack Clay, George "Bambi" Freeman Award-Luke Sprouse, Danny Weston Memorial Award-Alex Rogers, Alfred H. Nickerson Award-Matt Curran, Chris Larned Memorial Award-Pete Duval, Daniel Kadaris Award-Christian Ecker, Varsity Most Improved-Drake Little, Varsity Coaches Award-Christian Ecker, Most Valuable Lineman- Nolan Wilson, Most Valuable Back-Pete Duval, Team Most Valuable Player-Ian Dickey.....Next year's captains are Nolan Wilson, Jimmy Campbell, and Jimmy Baras
The 2013 Year in Review
Thanksgiving-The Generals came up big in the cold, winning going away. Ian Dickey led the way, both running for a big-time score. The defense was smothering, not allowing Ipswich to do much all day. Playing well included Pete Duval, Christian Ecker, Chase Brown, Kyle Craig, Matt Curran, and Nolan Wilson, along with Alex Rogers
Stone Cold-The Generals ran into a tough football team in their loss on the road at Stoneham. The Generals fought through four quarters. Pete Duval played well in a losing cause. Jimmy Campbell had some tough catches.
WOW-Triton walked into Hamilton thinking that they had an automatic win. They walked out with a resounding loss, and one of the biggest win for the G-Men in years 21-7. Playing well for the Generals were Ian Dickey, who rushed for a 100 yards. The defense held the high-octane Triton offense coming in, under wraps. Playing well were Matt Curran, Nolan Wilson, Christian Ecker, and Pete Duval. Also playing well were Ben MacDonald and Alex Rogers, along with Chase Brown.
Playoffs-The Generals never got on track vrs. the #1 seed Pentucket Sachems. Playing well for the Generals were Pete Duval and Nolan Wilson.
Playoff bound-With the playoffs on the line, and a 3-2 league record at stake, the Generals came up big, trouncing the Royals from Georgetown 28-7. Christian Ecker had a TD catch and Ian Dickey ran for over 100 yards again for the victors at home. Playing well on defense included Ben MacDonald, Andrew Cavanaugh, and Nolan Wilson. Matt Curran and Nate Rawlins also came up with big games.
Tough Road-The Generals were in it at half-time, but lost their steam in the second half against Lynnfield. Ian Dickey rushed for over a hundred yards for the 4th straight week.
There's No Place Like Home-The Generals won there second league game 14-8 against as stingy Manchester-Essex team. Ian Dickey led the way, rushing for over a hundred yards for the third straight week, along with Two TDs. Playing well for the winners were Pete Duval, Christian Ecker, Luke Sprouse, Drake Little, Nolan Wilson, and James Craig. Jimmy Campbell had a big catch as well.
Oops-The Generals lost a tough one at Amesbury, giving up 14 fourth quarter points. Leading the way was Ian Dickey, with over a hundred yards and two scores
Home-Cooking-The Generals took it to Ipswich at home 28-7. Ian Dickey set a school record for rushing attempts in his 171 yard, two TD effort. Alex Rogers caught a TD pass, and the defense smothered Ipswich for four quarters.
Bee-Hive-The Generals played a highly touted Hornet team tough for 4 quarters, but couldn't come away with a victory. Playing well for the Generals were Pete Duval, Andrew Cavanaugh, Mike Wilson, Nolan Wilson, and Christian Ecker. Ian Dickey also played well, along with Jack Clay, who threw for 170 yards on the day. The G-men held North Reading to under 60 yards in the second half.
Opening Act-The Generals came out and fought for three quarters but lost the game to a highly-touted Bishop Fenwick team in the end. Playing well was Jack Clay, passing for 220 yards and four TDs (school record).
Congratulations to Matt Vogus for being chosen, and his participation, in the 2013 Harry Agganis All Star Football Game!
May 9, 2013-Pre-Season schedule is starting to shape up-updated 2013 pre-season schedule now posted!
April 21rst, 2013-There will be an informational and introductory meeting for 8th graders interested in playing football in the fall of 2013. This meeting will be held this Friday, April 26th, after school in room 103 (Miles River). The meeting will be 15 minutes, tops, and isn't mandatory, if schedule doesn't allow you to make it. However, it will be beneficial and informational. Coach Morency and the captains will be present to give some basic information and answer any quesions you may have. If you have any questions before hand, please feel free to see Coach Morency after school this week, or call 978-335-0944 (Coach Morency)
February, 2013-Camp Update-Players are making arrangements to attend football camp this summer as we speak. So far, a contigency of players have signed on to three camps (in general, any football camp is a positive-but as a group, it looks like the BC Camp (link below), Elite (link below), and UConn-Paul Pasqualoni Football Camp (coachpasqualoni.com)-Coach Pasqualoni is the head coach of UConn, former coach at Syracuse.) If interested, contact captains Pete Duval-978/578/9654 or Christian Ecker at 978/578/8165...or Coach Morency at 978-335-0944.
January 2013-Sylvan Street Grille, along with 104.9 held its annual year-ending banquet. Congrats to Trevor Lyons for being recognized for his Thanksgiving day performance vrs Ipswich. Trevor earned player of the week (week 10) and was honored with the other 2012 winners.
December 2012-Congrats to Trevor Lyons for announcing his intention to attend Bates College. He will be playing football in the fall of 2013. Trevor now joins Jake Prince (Bowdoin), James Brao (Tufts), Shane Jenkins (Wesleyan), and Andy Duval (Middlebury) as former Generals playing in the NESCAC in 2013. That sort of representation in such a highly respected league is quite a statement for the student-athletes, their families, and for the Hamilton-Wenham football program.
December 2012-The Salem News Announces All-Stars...congratulations to Trevor Lyons for this prestigious recognition, 2nd year in a row. Honorable Mentions included Matt Vogus, Christian Ecker, and Jimmy Campbell.
December 2012-CAL/NEC Announces All-Stars...the Generals landed 3 all-stars on the all-league team this year. Congratulations to Trevor Lyons,Christian Ecker, and Matt Vogus, with Pete Duval, Nolan Wilson, and Cam Macri landing honorable mentions.
The Generals Come Through, Defeat Ipswich 26-21
Pete Duval makes a big fourth down, 4th quarter catch and goes airborne for the first down. (B. Macri)
The G-Men had a turkey-day battle on their hands, but when it mattered most, the Generals performed some 4th quarter savy, taking a 26-21 decision, and cementing a winning season for the third straight year. (at 6-4) Hamilton-Wenham came out like gangbusters, leading at the break 20-7, thanks to the running and passing of Trevor Lyons, Cam Macri's strong special teams return game (63 yards on the day), and big TD catches by Ben Kozlowski. The defense was performing equally well, holding Ipswich to 11 yards of offense. The second half saw Ipswich crawl back in the game with two straight scores, making it 21-20 with time running out. However after a long drive that was snuffed out deep in Ipswich territory and an immediate fumble by Ipswich (Matt Vogus forced), freshman Cam Macri punched in the winning score from 5 yards out to make it 26-21. Despite great field position on the ensueing kickoff and a couple of first downs by Ipswich, the Generals defense held on for the win.
The Generals were led by Trevor Lyons, who was 10 of 18 for 152 yards, with 2 TDs along with 58 yards rushing and a TD. Cam Macri added 13 carries for 57 yards with a TD. In addition, Macri contributed 63 return yards. Pete Duval had three big catches for 45 big yards, along with Christian Ecker's 3 catches for 35 yards. (despite facing double coverage). Ian Dickey also had a big catch for 14 yards, and played especially well on defense with 3 and a half tackles.
Leading tacklers on defense included Matt Vogus and Christian Ecker with 5 1/2 tackles a piece.Ian Dickey had many big plays on defense, while Pete Duval had 3 tackles.
Coach and Trevor Lyons contemplate the next move-the Generals converted on two key fourth downs-one right before the half, facing a 4th and 23...and during a 4th quarter drive while down, with time running out. (B.Macr)
Schedule for Ipswich (November 14th-21rst) will be sent home this
Wednesday with the players.
There will be a Ipswich freshman game on Thursday (November 15th) at home 3:15-will try to start right away because of daylight. JV game will be on Saturday as scheduled, 10 AM, at Ipswich.
Bounceback Win at Georgetown-The Generals came up big on the road with a convincing 34-14 win, snapping a two game losing streak. Trevor Lyons led the way with 158 yards rushing and three TDs in the first quarter. Cam Macri picked up 90 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. Steve Turpin had a nice day with an interception, TD run, and a couple tackles.
The Hornets handed Hamilton Wenham their second straight loss, 47-27. The Generals were up at the half, but were victimized by a strong North Reading rushing attack and two onside kicks that bounced North Reading's way. Christian Ecker had 4 TD catches in the loss. (school record)
The Generals fly to the ball to make a big play. (B.Macri)
Generals Upset Fenwick 14-8
The Hamilton Wenham Generals handed Bishop Fenwick their first loss Friday evening 14-8 in overtime. After an up and down affair that had multiple momentum swings and big plays, it all came down to Cam Macri (98 yards rushing, 1 TD) scampering in on first down in OT that sealed the deal. Trevor Lyons led the offense (109 yards rushing, 90 yards passing) while Matt Vogus, Christian Ecker, and many other led a stingy Generals defense. NICE WIN!
Amesbury Topples Generals-The Amesbury Indians defeated the Generals Saturday afternoon 36-24. Playing well for the Generals included Trevor Lyons (300 yards passing, 2 TD passes, 1 TD run, 2 two-point passes, 1 two point catch), Jimmy Campbell (117 yards receiving TD) Cam Macri and Christian Ecker. The Generals face Bishop Fenwick after the upcoming bye week.
Schedule change-This week's game against Amesbury (away-Landry Stadium) has been changed from Friday evening to Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Also, this week's frosh game against Amesbury has been changed back to Monday 3:30 (still home game)
Generals Beat Newburyport 12-7 Defense rules the day for the inspired GMen!
A big, big win for the Generals against the undefeated Clippers. Playing well for the Generals were Ian Dickey, Trevor Lyons, Pete Duval, Christian Ecker, and Matt Curran. Click above for the complete story!
Generals Rout Triton 34-14
Led by an explosive offense and a hustling defense, the Generals overwhelmed the visiting Vikings 34-14 last Saturday at the high school to open the 2012 season in style. The offense was led by Trevor Lyons 177 yard, 2 TD rushing performance (along with a pretty 12 yard TD pass to Jimmy Campbell) along with going 4 of 8 passing, for 65 yards. In addition, Cam Macri shined in his HW debut pounding out 90 yards on 11 carries and a TD. Matt Vogus was dominate in leading the offensive line. The defense, led by Christian Ecker's 5 tackles, one sack, and a forced turnover. (recovery Nolan Wilson) settled down after Triton's early score, shutting them down until the reserves came in. The Generals have now won 13 of 14 at home and are 5-1 in their season openers the last 6 years. Wow!
June 12, 2012-Congratulations to Trevor Lyons for being awarded the Moynihan Lumber Male Athlete of the Year. This prestigious award honors an accompished male and female athlete from surrounding schools for their athletic and academic accomplishments.
Christian Ecker makes a catch and looks upfield in the Super Bowl. (Salem News)
January 17,2012-Congratulations to Taylor Drinkwater and Shane Jenkins for being selected to participate in the prestigious Shriners All Star Game at Gillette Stadium, representing the North squad.
Drinwater (#55) is the third Drinkwater to star at HW (brothers Mike and Tom)
January 9,2012-Congratulations to Coach Morency for being selected as North Shore 104.9/Sylvan Street Grille Coach of the Year.
January 2012-Congrats to Shane Jenkins for being accepted into Wesleyan University. He will be playing football in the fall. Well done! Read all about it!
Jenkins started 23 straight games at offensive gaurd, spotting a 19-4 record during that time.
December 2011-Lyons earns Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastics-Trevor Lyons was honored as not only a Boston Globe and Herald All-Scholastic this year, but Division 3A Player of the Year in both papers. Just another example of the unprecedented recognition for Trevor, in celebration of his historic 2011 football season.
Losing Trevor Lyons late in the second quarter, after going up 14-8, was ultimately the challenge the super Generals could not over come, fighting to the end, but falling short to Bourne 16-14 in the battle of unbeatens. Up to the Lyon's injury, the Generals seemed to be cooking on all cylinders and poised to close out the historic tilt the same way they had all year. With Lyons at the helm, the Generals had three first-half drives-one that was the longest for the day, hitting numerous first downs and stalling deep in Bourne territory. The other two drives were touchdowns. But after the season-ending injury for Lyons, and despite a valient effort from sophomore Steve Brao, the Generals couldnt quite finish the job the rest of the afternoon. Playing well for the Generals were Matt Putur, Elliott Burr, Luke Wendt, and Dakota Stevens.Bourne Footnotes: Despite the loss, the Generals ended up matching Bourne in total yards and first downs.Senior Matt Putur had over 100 yards receiving for the second time this year.
First Playoff Win in School History!
The Generals survived a dogfight and earned a Super Bowl birth with their 7-0 win vrs. Newburyport. Trevor Lyon's last second touchdown with less than a minute remaining sealed the deal for the Generals. This coming after a clutch middle screen to Elliot Burr on a 3rd and long that put the Generals in the postion to score. Defensively, the Generals shut down the potent Newburyport attack. Playing well overall for the winners included Luke Wendt, Elliott Burr, Taylor Drinkwater, Shane Jenkins, Ryan Foringer, Dakota Stevens, Kevin Anthony, Peter Duval, and Matt Vogus.Newburyport Footnotes: The Defense held the Newburyport offense to around 100 total yards, while the offense, despite only scoring seven points, outgained the Clippers (total yards) over a two to one margin. The first play of the game was a spectacular TD run by Trevor Lyons, only to be brought back for an alignment penalty. The second play almost broke for paydirt again! Game ball was given to Taylor Drinkwater.
The Generals Dismantle the Tigers 33-8---Led by the usual dominant defense and a jump-started passing game, the Generals blew away Ipswich on turkey day 33-8. The defense got two defensive scores from Steve Turpin and Peter Duval. The Generals and Trevor Lyons also went to the air, accounting for 130 yards and three scores (Duval, Christian Ecker and Luke Wendt). Also playing well were Shane Jenkins, Dakota Stevens, Elliott Burr, and Matt Putur. The Generals will meet Newburyport Tuesday, November 29th at Andover High School at 7:30, with the winner going to the super bowl on Saturday. See you there!Thanksgiving Footnotes: Offensive Player of the Game was Shane Jenkins while the Defensive Player of the Game was Elliott Burr. Game ball was given to Luke Wendt
July 14th, 2011-Congratulations to Jake Prince for his participation in the 50th Annual Agganis All-Star Football Game.
May,24 2011-Congrats to Jimmy Love for being accepted into Endicott College. He will be playing football in the fall. Way to go! Click here for Salem News article http://www.salemnews.com/sports/x1886878327/Jean-DePlacido-column-He-Loves-this-decision-to-play-football-at-Endicott
March, 2011-The Hamilton Wenham High School Football Program would like to acknowledge and congratulate Mike Drinkwater on his recent football career at Endicott College. Mike has suffered an injury that has is preventing him for playing baseball to close out his senior year, this after an accomplished football career at Endicott. Mike became a starting wide receiver for the Gulls, contributing to the team's successful season this past fall. Although his injury is a tough setback, his athletic career was one to be proud of. Congrats to one of H.W. football's best, Mike Drinkwater, on his outstanding college career!
March, 2011-The Hamilton Wenham High School football family would like to take a minute to honor the passing of one of Hamilton-Wenham's better football players, and athletes Greg Dobrenchuk (1951-2010). Greg was a proud H.W. graduate and a proud member of the 1967 undefeated H.W. Generals Football team, and the school's first championship team. Greg went on to play football at UNH, and even had a tryout for the Pittsburgh Pirates. You can read about his life at forevermissed.com.
On behalf of the Generals football family, our condolences go out to the family of Greg Dobrenchuk, one of H.W. football's great players.
January 20th, 2011-Congratulations to James Brao for being selected to participate in the upcoming Shriner All Star Football Game in June. James becomes the first HW football player to be selected to play in this annual tilt in seven years, and the only representative from the CAL Small this year to be selected. The all star game will be played at Foxboro Stadium, and James will be playing linebacker for the North Squad. In addition, Coach Morency was selected to be an assistant coach for the game.
January,18th 2011-Congrats to Jake Prince for being accepted into Bowdoin College. He will be playing football in the fall. Well done! In addition, a congrats to Jake for his outstanding, all star year in basketball, as his Generals won the CAL with a sparkling 15-3 record. Wow!
January, 9th, 2011-Sylvan Street Grille and 104.9 help their annual, end of the year banquet, honoring the Players of the Week for 2010. James Brao was honored for his week nine performance vrs Lynnfield. You can see his recognition at the Sylvan Street Grille in Peabody.
January,1rst 2011-Congrats to James Brao for being accepted into Tufts University. He will be playing football in the fall. Well done!
January,2011-Special thanks to Zach Dolan and his family for honoring the Generals championship season by giving the players t shirts and coaches sweatshirts. What an outstanding contribution to the kids and the program. Thanks again!
2010-What a Year it Was!
Dan Harrison, Salem News sports writer followed the Generals for most of the 2010 campaign. Hamilton Wenham Football appreciated all his efforts in providing coverage for such a special season. His closing article for the season, after the loss to Spellman in the playoffs, says it best. Click on title below for full article.
2010 CAL SMALL DIVISION CHAMPIONS
What a year is was! As a team, the Hamilton Wenham Generals had a championship season. Finishing a sparkling 8-2 (6-0) in the regular season, a first time ever playoff appearance (Division 3A) vrs. Cardinal Spellman, and a list of individual awards and recognitions to close out the unforgettable campaign. CAL All Stars-James Brao (CAL Small lineman of the year, entrance into Tufts University, Jake Prince entrance into Bowdoin, Sylvan Street Player of the Week, Salem News All Star), Jake Prince (CAL All Star, Team MVP, Salem News All Star, Dylan Keith (2-Time CAL All Star, Salem News Honorable Mention), Nick Vogus (CAL All Star, Salem News Honorable Mention All Star), Jim Love (CAL AllStar, Salem News Honorable Mention All Star)-Honorable Mention All Stars-Zach Nekorowski, Trevor Lyons, Jake Andre, and Elliott Burr, and Coach Andrew Morency (CAL Small and Salem News Coach of the Year, Shriners Game)
Recap of Season-Scroll Down for 2010 Details
December 13, 2010-The Hamilton Wenham Generals held their annual banquet at Danversport Yacht Club Sunday evening. Here are some of the highlights: Special thanks to Bill MacDonald (video), Doug Smith (overall contributions from youth football), Chuck Duval (head of boosters), and John Vogus (team video/pictures) for all their hard work. Thanksgiving MVP Offense-Dylan Keith, Thanksgiving MVP Defense-Jake Prince, Game Balls-Jake Prince (Newburyport), Trevor Lyons (Triton), Jim Love (Pentucket), James Brao (North Reading), Elliot Burr (Georgetown), Dylan Keith, O-Line--Brao, Shane Jenkins, Taylor Drinkwater, Ryan Foringer, Vogus (Amesbury), James Brao, Matt Putur (Lynnfield), Trevor Lyons (Ipswich), JV Award Most Improved-Matt Vogus, JV Coaches Award-Steven Turpin, MIAA Sportsmanship Award-Alton Bynum, Chief Frederick Unsung Hero Award-Nick Vogus, Jimmy Day Memorial Award-Jim Love, McRae Family Award-Zach Nekorowski, George "Bambi" Freeman Award-Trevor Lyons, Danny Weston Memorial Award-Shane Jenkins, Alfred H. Nickerson Award-Taylor Drinkwater, Chris Larned Memorial Award-Sean Turpin, Daniel Kadaris Award-Kevin Anthony, Varsity Most Improved-Jake Andre, Varsity Coaches Award-Zack Dolan, Most Valuable Lineman-James Brao, Most Valuable Back-Dylan Keith and Trevor Lyons, Team Most Valuable Player-Jake Prince
December 13, 2010-Congratulations to Kevin Anthony, Shane Jenkins, and Elliott Burr for being voted captains for the 2011 Football Season!
November 24th, 2010-Thanksgiving Game-The Generals defeated the Ipswich Tigers 20-6, closing out an 8-2 record!
November 12th, 2010-The Generals defeated the Lynnfield Pioneers 16-15 on a last second James Brao field goal with seconds remaining. The Generals are now CAL Champions will next take on Ipswich on Thanksgiving, and Cardinal Spellman in the first round of the playoffs the Tuesday following turkey day. Click on the following link to get the rundown on the Generals big win. http://www.salemnews.com/sports/x1930918829/Braos-boot-sends-Generals-to-playoffs-for-first-time-in-history
Zach Nekoroski #25 (photo courtesy of Salem News)
November 5th, 2010-The Generals came together Friday night and had one of its best games of the year, thumping Amesbury 20-6. Elliot Burr had 90 yards rushing, and two TDs (including a interception return for a touchdown), while Dylan Keith had the other rushing score, and over 100 yards passing. Playing well for the Generals were Zach Dolan, James Brao, Taylor Drinkwater, and Trevor Lyons. Lyons, Jake Prince, and Jim Love all had key receptions for the winners. Zach Nekoroski and Matt Putur played well at cornerback, while Sean Turpin had nice blocks at fullback. The Generals remain in first place by a game, and will finally go home after a five game road trip. They will host Lynnfield in a champonship showdown this Saturday. If the Generals win, they will clinch first place in the CAL and a playoff birth!
Jake Prince #47
Attention Class of 2015-At this point, I am receiving information and fielding calls from various schools consistently. In addition to my replies and information I give the school/coach, any specific schools you want me to contact (more information about, a letter, phone call, or film) just let me know. Now is the time to start thinking about college! -Coach Morency
Attention Class of 2018 football candidates-Register now (on the home page) and become a part of the program. Receive announcements concerning the team, including information on the upcoming introductory meeting for the 8th graders in the spring. If any questions, call, e-mail, or come by room 103 in the middle school. -Coach Morency
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