Friday, September 8, 2017

Danny Abraham Runs wild on Andover in Season Opener... Again

BC High running back Danny Abraham, pictured last season against Leominster.
By SuiteSports Staff

ANDOVER - Next year, Boston College High running back Danny Abraham will be playing football at Harvard, and no team will be happier to see him go than Andover.

The Eagles starting running back dismantled the Golden Warriors defense in a second consecutive season opener, rushing for 262 yards and four touchdowns, on just 12 carries, to pace BC High in a 34-7 drubbing of Andover on the road. 

Abraham, who set a school record with 385 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the season opener against Andover last season, has now compiled 647 yards and eight scores, at the absurd rate of 22.3 yards per carry, the last two years against the Golden Warriors' defense.

BC High’s massive offensive line deserves plenty of credit for Abraham’s success. Fellow Harvard commit Tom Aicardi leads the group and, along with fellow road graters Ozzy Trapilo, Sayvion Jones and Jack Shanley, the Eagles boast four lineman that weigh at least 295 pounds and stand at least 6-foot-5. 

That provided the opportunity for Abraham, who quickly made the most of it. 

Last September, Abraham broke off 56-yard gains on each of his first two carries against Andover. And this year, he started the festivities with a 68-yard touchdown run on the Eagles first play from scrimmage. 

After the teams traded stops, Abraham took his first tote of the second quarter 92 yards for another score to put BC High up 14-0, broke a 69-yard touchdown early in the second half to grow the lead to 27-0, and plunged in from one yard out to make it 34-0 and match last year’s touchdown total in the opener. 

The 6-foot, 190-pound running back slowed considerably after his breakout game against Andover, while dealing with multiple injuries, so Abraham hopes to establish some consistency after steamrolling Andover in an encore performance. 

“You never know what’s going to happen in the first game,” said Abraham. “I just wanted to build off the foundation I established last year and help my team any way I can.”

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