Monday, December 3, 2018

MIAA Football: All-Tournmanet Team

North Andover quarterback Jake McElroy was the face of the Scarlet Knights run to the Division 2 Super Bowl (Photo Courtesy: Peter Raider/@PeterRaider2)

By Matt Feld (@Mattyfeld612), Joe Parello (@HereWeGoJoe)

On Friday night and into Saturday, eight high school football teams were crowned Super Bowl champions at Gillette Stadium.

It was a banner year for Central and Western Mass. as the two regions combined to take home four championships. Springfield Central became the first Western Mass. school to win a state wide championship since the new playoff format came into effect in 2013. In Division 4, Nashoba continued its run of dominance as it won its second Super Bowl in four years.

Elsewhere, history was made as North Andover, Scituate, and Stoneham all grabbed their first Super Bowls while Blackstone Valley Tech won the Division 7 Crown. St. Bernard's won its first Super Bowl since 1997 in a win over Pope John and St. John's Prep grabbed its first since 2012 as they defeated Catholic Memorial.

With the MIAA High School Football State Tournament officially in the books, SuiteSports is excited to announce its All-Tournament Team to recognize the top players from the 2018 postseason.

Check back in throughout the week as we release our final MIAA Football Top 25 Poll, our All-State Teams, and announce our award winners.

Here is our MIAA Football All-Tournament Team.



Aidan Sullivan, Sr, Scituate 
Jake McElroy, Sr., North Andover
Jay Connolly, Sr., Tewksbury 

Running Back

Ryan Halliday, Jr., King Philip 
Will Sheskey, Jr., Scituate 
Christos Argyropoulos, Sr., Stoneham  

Wide Receiver

Wes Rockett, Sr., St. John's Prep 
Will Prouty, Jr., Duxbury  
Gabe DeSouza, Sr., North Andover

Tight End

Matt Johnson, Sr., Nashoba 

Offensive Line

Mike Driscoll, Jr., Stoneham
Jack Clem, Sr., Blackstone Valley Tech 
Lucas Ferraro, Sr., Xaverian
Cooper Smith, Jr., St. John's Prep
Scott Elliot, Sr., Holliston


Defensive Line

Ryan Clemente, Sr., North Attleboro
Cal Kenney, Sr., Lincoln-Sudbury
Lucas Folan, Sr., Catholic Memorial
James Taylor, Sr., St. John's Prep 


Jack Webster, Sr., King Philip 
Brendan Albert, Sr., Canton 
Mike McCutcheon, Sr., Duxbury 

Defensive Back

Cooper DeVeau, Sr., Xaverian
Mike Sainristil, Sr., Everett 
Elijah Ayers, Sr., Springfield Central
Richard Broni, Jr., Nipmuc 


Owen McGowan, So., Catholic Memorial 
Walter Morales Jr., Jr., St. Bernard's 
Shane Aylward, Jr., Tewksbury 

Special Teams

Matt Sokol, Jr., Catholic Memorial 

Tournament Most Valuable Player - Will Sheskey, Jr., RB, Scituate 

Sheskey was the face of a Scituate offense that was simply dominant over the final six weeks of the season. In the rare instances in which the Sailors vertical attack could not develop, Sheskey was there to carry the load both out of the backfield and as a weapon for quarterback Aidan Sullivan. 

While not overbearing physically, Sheskey showcased an ability to breakdown defenses with his shiftiness and athleticism. His agility him to maneuver through opposing fronts before turning on the after burners to breakaway from the secondary. 

That was never more evident than in Scituate's Division 5 South Sectional Final win over Canton in which Sheskey had 24 carries for 160 yards and a touchdown. He also added two receptions for 76 yards and a score. 

The junior back showcased his talents throughout Scituate's postseason run. Over Scituate's state semifinal and Super Bowl contests, Sheskey combined for 51 carries with 415 yards and five total touchdowns. 

In Scituate's aforementioned Super Bowl victory, Sheskey broke the single-season program rushing record as he amassed 207 yards on the ground and two touchdowns to finish the season with 1,767 yards on the ground.

For the postseason, Sheskey compiled 887 yards on 120 carries (7.39 YPC) and 10 rushing touchdowns. He also added nine receptions for 245 yards and two more scores to finish the tournament with 1,132 total yards and 12 touchdowns. 

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