Football ceremony to honor best of EMass

High school football’s best and brightest will be honored on May 13 at the annual awards ceremony for the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

Thirty-four student-athletes were selected as Scholar-Athlete award recipients: Franklin’s Craig Anderson; Middlesex’s Nicholas Andonian; New Bedford’s Tyler Arena; Holliston’s Max Athy; St. John’s Prep’s Lucas Bavaro and Alex Moore; Milton Academy’s Nicholas Bland; Hopkinton’s Ryan Bohlin; Concord-Carlisle’s Thomas Crowley and Evan Boynton; Haverhill’s Chance Brady; Blue Hills’s Vincent Burton; North Attleboro’s J. Harrison Carmichael and Alex Jette; Medfield’s Arthur D’Angelo; Newton South’s Patrick Fabrizio; Beverly’s Brendan Flaherty; Scituate’s John Foster; Nauset’s Dakota Girard; Lincoln-Sudbury’s Henry Guild; Bishop Fenwick’s Francis Hannon; Andover’s Will Heikkinen; Belmont Hill’s Dewey Jarvis; Barnstable’s Ryan Litchman and Nick Peabody; Braintree’s Timothy Manganello; Masconomet’s Dylan Mann; St. Sebastian’s Brian O’Malley; BB&N’s William Peoples; Walpole’s Michael Rando; Watertown’s Logan Riley; Brockton’s Austin Roberts; Framingham’s Michael Stearns; and Needham’s Ian Stewart.

The second Jack Daly Award for Academics, Citizenship and Football will go to MIT offensive lineman Ethan Peterson, of Rutland, Vt. Peterson was a four-year starter for the Engineers, and this past season was named one of the NFF’s National Scholar-Athletes. Peterson has a double major of physics and nuclear engineering.


The Ed Schluntz Contributions to Amateur Football Award will go to Mansfield coach and former chapter and NFF Scholar-Athlete Mike Redding. Following a playing career as a wide receiver at North Attleboro and Holy Cross, Redding’s coaching résumé features more than 200 wins.

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The Ron Burton Distinguished American Award recipient is collegiate official Angelo Scaccia. Scaccia has officiated some of the biggest games in New England, including Latin-English and Harvard-Yale.

The dinner will be held at Lombardo’s in Randolph. Tickets are $65. For more information contact Jim Seavey at 508-830-5054.