All-Eagle Football Capsules: Offense
Senior QB, Wahconah
The offensive MVP threw for 688 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also ran for 934 yards and scored eight touchdowns. For those scoring at home, that's 1,622 yards in total offense.
The coach's take: Ethan was an excellent quarterback for us who came up with big play after big play. His dual-threat ability really challenged defenses.
-- Wahconah coach Gary Campbell Jr.
Senior RB, Wahconah
Pease ran for 880 yards and scored eight touchdowns on the ground. He also caught one touchdown pass and had 163 receiving yards.
The coach's take: Eli was our rushing workhorse, getting all the tough yards up the gut.
Senior RB, Mount Greylock
The 6-foot, 185-pound Clement had huge shoes to fill with the graduation of last year's All-Eagle offensive MVP Ethan Ryan. But the senior back did his job. He cracked the 1,000-yard mark with ease. He had three games where he scored three or more touchdowns, and saved one of his better games for last when he rushed for 140 yards in the playoff loss to Hoosac Valley.
The coach's take: He was a workhorse for us. He definitely [filled Ryan's spot] for us. He had a great year.
-- Mount Greylock coach Shawn Flaherty
Junior RB, Hoosac Valley
Mach scored 21 touchdowns for the Western Mass. champion Hurricanes, 16 on the ground. He rushed 99 times for 845 yards and had 1,800 all-purpose yards.
The coach's take: Tyler is a talented, hard-working football player. He had a breakout track season and carried that into the football season.
-- Hoosac coach Dayne Poirot
Senior WR, Wahconah
Brown led the Wahconah air game with 353 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
The coach's take: Darrow was our best true athlete on the squad. He led our team in receptions and in interceptions. Darrow is a true "ball hawk."
Junior WR, Mount Greylock
There aren't a lot of targets like the 6-1, 170-pound McCormack. He could often be counted on to get behind a defense and score on a long pass from quarterback Brodie Altiere. McCormack saved his best for last, catching 4 passes for 116 yards in the Hoosac playoff game.
The coach's take: We did a real nice job in where to put him all year. He was on everyone's radar.
Senior TE, Mount Greylock
It was suggested that Buffis is the "Swiss Army Knife" of the Mount Greylock football team, and it would be an accurate assessment. An All-Eagle pick at linebacker last year, Buffis played his third position on offense this fall. He was an excellent blocker and receiver.
The coach's take: He's a tremendous athlete. He played fullback, guard and went to tight end. To fill Tyler Picard's shoes is a big task. He did a great job.
Junior OT, Lee
A 10-game starter at left tackle, he anchored an offensive line that all rushed for 400 yards and combined for 15 rushing touchdowns. He also protected his quarterback's blind side. And Brunell will be back next year.
The coach's take: Jake is an ideal left tackle. He's tall, long, powerful and has nice feet. We're thrilled to know that he will be back to anchor the offensive line in 2014.
-- Lee coach Keith Thomson
Junior OT, Drury
The left tackle is one of the most important positions on an offensive line, and Clairmont anchored that side for the Blue Devils. The 6-foot-1, 250-pound junior is a big kid with quick feet. He also made the line calls for his side. He'll be starting for the third straight year in the fall.
The coach's take: Kyle is a well-rounded kid. He not only plays football, but he is in the band and takes three AP classes. When he gets to football, he has the ability to flip the switch and dominate the player across from him.
-- Drury coach Bill Bryce
Junior G, Wahconah
The rebuilt Wahconah offensive line did a great job this year blocking for backs like Pease and quarterbacks like Wells. The 6-foot, 205-pound Rice was a key to the offensive production.
The coach's take: Sean anchored our offensive line from the guard position. He is a very athletic lineman who brought an awesome blend of speed and power.
Senior G, Mount Greylock
When the legendary John Allen coached at Mount Greylock, he used to say he'd rather have a great line with OK backs than great backs and an OK line. The Mounties had both this year, and on the line, it was Disanti who led the Mounties in the trenches.
The coach's take: He's been rock solid. He just did a fantastic job of being a vocal captain and he was an anchor of the line.
Junior C, Monument Mountain
The 5-10, 225-pound Sonsini anchored the Monument offensive line. The way head coach Bill LaGrant explains it, in the option offense, the center needs to be effective so the fullback can run with the football, and Monument fullbacks averaged 7 yards a carry. He also made the offensive line calls, and will be a co-captain next year.
The coach's take: He was such an effective blocker, we were able to double team elsewhere and leave him to handle the middle of our offense alone.
-- Monument coach Bill LaGrant
Senior kicker, Lee
A former Wildcat soccer player, Graziano took to football quite easily. The senior was 4 for 6 on field goals with a long field goal of 37 yards. He was 15 of 18 on point-after kicks. He had six touchbacks on kickoffs and boomed a 66-yard punt against Wahconah.
The coach's take: John was a godsend for this team this year. He gave us a special-teams advantage in every game he played. He was a dedicated, hard-working player who was also an outstanding receiver and defensive back.
Junior utility, Pittsfield
Each of the 15 offensive players on the All-Eagle team are outstanding in their own right. Pittsfield's Tucker could be on another level. The junior scored 19 touchdowns in 2013. He had nine rushing, eight receiving and he returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns.
The coach's take: Devon is probably the most exciting player in Berkshire County to watch with the ball in his hands. He is a nightmare to defend because he can get at you so many different ways.
-- Pittsfield coach Brian Jezewski
Junior utility, Monument Mountain
The Mount Everett student, who will co-captain the Spartans in 2014, was a threat every time to score every time he touched the ball. He averaged 10.5 yards per carry, had nine catches for 115 yards, 27 kick returns for 546 yards and on defense picked off four passes.
The coach's take: He ran much stronger than his size would indicate and excelled between the tackles. Malik was the best all-purpose back in the county.
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