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Happy New Year from the Hamilton Wenham Generals-bringing in 2013 with a whole lot of optimism...and updates with many new photos!
Captain-elect Christian Ecker is looking for a big year in 2013, leading a Generals team with a lot coming back on both sides of the ball. (B. Macri)
2013 Schedule Released-Click Here!
May 28th-2:30 Meeting-High School Gym-All athletes playing football in the fall of 2013-VERY IMPORTANT THAT IF YOU CAN"T MAKE IT,reach out to Coach Morency or the captains.
Football-Fall 2013 Athletic Registration Information
Fall sports registration will take place online at www.familyid.com , from July 19th-26th. If you have any questions, please contact Craig Genualdo our Athletic Director at 978-468-0485, or email at email@example.com. 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
Remember, football begins on Monday, August 19th-see 2013 schedule page for the complete schedule
Mandatory parent-student/athlete meeting is Monday, August 19th
Prior to each incoming season, every parent and student-athlete is required by the State of Massachusetts to review the concussion information on the www.CDC.gov website as well as review the HWRSD concussion protocol which is on the athletic page of the high school website, www.hwrhs.hwschools.net
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)
Summer 2013-New Information!
The Generals are once again participating in the North Shore Passing League. All positional players are welcome and this includes incoming freshman. See schedule below to make arrangements.
North Shore 7 on 7 Passing League
Sunday Evenings (July 7, July 14, July 21 & July 28th)
Time – 5 pm to 8pm
Location – Beverly High School
Teams – Beverly, English, Gloucester, Hamilton-Wenham, Ipswich, Marblehead, Masco, Manchester, Peabody, Salem, Triton, Winthrop
**Bonus** Championship Round July 28th !!!
Set up – 2 games per night. 25 minute games with running clock. 4 second rule to throw ball. Field dimensions – 45 yds. (1st down at 30 & 15yd line). 4 downs to make first down. Must go for two point play after each score. Ball dead on turnover. Regular rules apply – formations, motion & shifts, playing the ball, etc. 2 Officials per game.
More Info – Field Turf surface, no rainouts.
Summer 2013-New Information!
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 27th (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:
Summer 2013-New Information!
Hamilton Wenham coaches and players will once again be participating in the NFL-HSPD Clinic on Sunday, August 4th thru Thursday Aug 8th, 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 (last year from the University of Alabama). Hamilton-Wenham coaches will be working the clinic as well. If any questions, call coach at 978-335-0944
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.
February, 2013-A big part of our success the last few years was 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://bceagles.cstv.com/camps/bc-m-footbl-camps.html
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 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.
December 21, 2012-The Hamilton Wenham Generals held their 36th 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-third year in a row of incredible work), Doug Smith (overall contributions from youth football-always there to help), Chuck Duval (head of boosters), and John Vogus (team video/pictures) for all their hard work. Thanks also goes out to the Nekoroski family for their help in our Mini Golf Tournament. 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 John Vogus for organizing the Decal Drive. John Vogus for organizing the team dinners and creating the senior video. 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) John and Deb Vogus for making the player buttons. All those who helped put up the field signs and the senior wall. To all the families who hosted team dinners. Luanne Lyons for organizing the banquet and all her work as treasurer, Paul Riordan, Mary Curran (game balls), the Foyes and Martha Rawlins for all their help. Of course, a special thanks to everybody who has helped all year!
Thanksgiving MVP Offense-Trevor Lyons, Thanksgiving MVP Defense-Matt Vogus
Game Balls-Trevor Lyons (Triton), Christian Ecker (Newburyport), Jimmy Campbell (Bishop Fenwick), Offense Line (Manchester-Essex),Steve Turpin (Georgetown), Ben Kozlowski (Ipswich),
JV Award Most Improved-Jack Clay, JV Coaches Award-James Foye, MIAA Sportsmanship Award-Luke Sprouse, Chief Frederick Unsung Hero Award-Ian Dickey, Jimmy Day Memorial Award-Steven Turpin, McRae Family Award-Liam Donovan, George "Bambi" Freeman Award-Christian Ecker, Danny Weston Memorial Award-Ben Kozlowski, Alfred H. Nickerson Award-Pete Duval, Chris Larned Memorial Award-Trevor Lyons, Daniel Kadaris Award-Brian Riordan, Varsity Most Improved-Matt Curran and Andrew Cavanugh, Varsity Coaches Award-Adam Penner, Most Valuable Lineman- Matt Vogus, Most Valuable Back-Cam Macri, Team Most Valuable Player-Trevor Lyons (second year in a row).....Next year's captains are Christian Ecker and Pete Duval
Pete Duval will be co-captains with Christian Ecker in 2013 (B. Macri)
The Generals Come Through, Defeat Ipswich 26-21
Trevor Lyons fights for yardage (wicked local) Christian Ecker hauls in a big catch (wicked local)
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.
Cam Macri runs for yards. (B. Macri)
Thanksgiving 2012-minutes before kickoff. (B.Macri)
Liam Donovan gets off the ball to pass block. (B.Macri)
James Foye looks upfield. (B.Macri)
Junior Ian Dickey looks in for the cadence-Ian had a HUGE third down catch that was crucial in a late third quarter drive, and critical in stopping Ipswich momentum (B.Macri)
Senior Ben Kozlowski looks upfield-Ben took home the game ball, with his two big touchdown catches (B.Macri)
Thanksgiving Footnotes: Trevor Lyons capped off his historic career in typical fashion-leading his team to victory. A key fourth down pass off a scramble kept a crucial fourth quarter drive alive, and his 4th and 23 yard TD pass right before the half was a thing of beauty. In playing his last game on Turkey Day 2012, Trevor finished his stellar career as a starting QB at an overall winning percentage of 18-5. His 2012 season numbers were impressive finishing at 72 of 144, with 1,184 yards along with 15 TDs passing (school record). In addition, he led the team with 913 rushing yards and 13 rushing TDs this season. His career numbers are staggering...stay tuned for our next report to put it all in perspective.
...The Hamilton defense came up big when it had to, with a couple huge plays, including a strip of an Ipswich ball carrier that turned the ball right back over to the offense, which then eventually scored. In addition, several Hamilton Wenham defenders showed hustle the entire game-Ian Dickey was solid, along with Nate Rollins, Pete Duval, Nolan Wilson, and the crunching tackles of Christian Ecker.
...The game ball was awarded to Senior Ben Kozlowski and Junior Matt Curran. The Offensive Player of the Game was Trevor Lyons and the Defensive was Matt Vogus.
...The Generals have now won three straight Thanksgiving games, including four out of the last six contests.
...The Generals held the Tigers to 11 total yards in the first half.
...Trevor Lyons has now thrown for 5 TD passes, close to 300 yards with zero interceptions the last two turkey day games. Wow-not bad for a running quarterback.
...Ian Dickey had a real first thanksgiving game, making more than one key tackle, and coming up huge with a big third down catch.
...the Generals finished the year as the Cape Ann League Tier IV number one offense for the second year in a row. Pretty impressive, when you look at the tough offenses in the league; nice job!
...Adam Penner kicked a couple extra points early on, which is always a key momentum builder in high school. Adam came on strong as a first year player, and became the Generals place-kicker for the later portion of the year. He showed his poise in his last game.
...the Generals missed a key contributer and leader, Junior Matt Curran who had an unexpected scare. Matt found out on Thanksgiving eve, aftering following up a nagging condition that remarkably, he had suffered a collapsed lung, a condition where Matt had to have a procedure immediately. Matt had to miss the game, and spend some additional time in the hospital. He is recovering nicely, the procedure was a success, and he should be up and about in no time. Matt, as a leader and football player, has been a big part of our success this past season. His character and toughness were missed during the game, but were on display in his handling of this tough break.
...The Generals and Tigers have had a pretty even overall series, but the Generals own the 21rst century, winning 11 out of 13 on turkey day.
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)
Lynnfield defeats Hamilton Wenham 25-14. The Generals dropped a tough one at home, as the Pioneers used a ball control offense and a bend but don't break defense to wear down the Generals. One positive on the afternoon was a strong two minute drive and conversion to cut the lead to 25-14 late in the 4th, and then a successful on-side kick (film showed) that was unfortunately called back. The never-quit attitude to the final whistle showed a lot of heart.
Generals Crush Manchester Essex-The Generals started off league play in style with a big 43-13 win. Trevor Lyons rushed for 169 yards and 4 TDs while also throwing for 55 yards and a score.
Trevor Lyons looks downfield for the open receiver. (B. Macri)
Kyle Craig and Alex Rogers (B.Macri)
The Generals fly to the ball to make a big play. (B.Macri)
The Generals defense is ready for action. (memo.mersd.org)
Generals Upset Fenwick 14-8
Frosh Cam Macri scores in OT for the win. (salem news photo)
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!
Nolan Wilson and Pete Duval look upfield. (B. Macri)
Cam Macri running upfield as Ben Kozlowski provides the blocking. (B. Macri)
Luke Sprouse and Nolan Wilson chase down the quarterback. (B.Macri)
Christian Ecker makes the record setting touchdown catch-wow! (B. Macri)
Generals stopped cold by Pentucket. The H.W. Generals first road game in 2012 ended in disappointment, falling 34-15 against the Pentucket Sachems. After taking a 7-6 lead, the Generals couldn't get anything going the rest of the afternoon. This was the regular season loss for the Generals since losing to Wilmington midway through the 2010 season.
The Generals walking into a tough afternoon (Photo courtesy of Belinda Macri)
Nick Tufts, Trevor Lyons, and Steve Turpin sizing up the defensive situation. (B. Macri)
The Generals converge on the ballcarrier. (B. Macri)
Matt Vogus surveys the pass rush (B. Macri)
Generals Rout Triton 34-14
Jimmy Campbell goes up and gets the ball. (Salem News Photo)
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!
Ryan Grey kicks through the extra point, while Ian Dickey holds. (Salem News photo)
2012 Varsity Schedule
REMINDER-THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19th-12 Noon, at the high school field, is locker assignments and equipment handout. This should not take long-20 minutes to a half an hour. Coaches will be on hand to direct players and answer questions. Players, at this point, should have registered and have an updated physical. Players will be ready to go for Monday. We will also be taking team pictures on Wednesday of this week, at 1:00 PM. See the preseason schedule page for the day by day times and expectations.
NFL Clinic this upcoming Sunday to Thursday, (August 5-9) from 4-7, at Beverly High School
Get the forms from Matt Vogus or Coach Morency! (scroll down below for more details)
July 29th, 2012-Congrats to the Generals for advancing to the North Shore Passing league championship with a win over Salem, until eventually losing a heartbreaker to Winthrop in the final game. The Generals finished 6-2 overall, their best showing in the last five years. Great job!
July 22nd, 2012-WEEK THREE-NORTH SHORE 7 on 7 PASSING LEAGUE BEVERLY HIGH SCHOOL-WINTHROP (WIN)------BEVERLY (WIN)
July 21rst, 2012-Congratulatons to all participants in the 7 on 7 Under Armour Tournament Saturday at Bishop Fenwick, and a special thanks to the parents and boosters for all their support at the event. The Genrals fought into the second round. Overall, it was an great day of football.
July 15th, 2012-WEEK TWO-NORTH SHORE 7 on 7 PASSING LEAGUE BEVERLY HIGH SCHOOL-SALEM (LOST)------MARBLEHEAD (WIN)
July 8th, 2012-WEEK ONE-NORTH SHORE 7 on 7 PASSING LEAGUE BEVERLY HIGH SCHOOL-MANCESTER ESSEX (WIN)------IPSWICH (WIN)
July 4th, 2012-Cow Pie Bingo-Congratulations and many thanks to all those boosters, volunteers, players, and friends who helped run the annual Fourth of July Cow Pie Bingo this year. Once again, it was an astounding success and it continues to be a foundation of funding for the football team.
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.
2012 Varsity Schedule
Summer 2012-New Information!
The weight room at the high school will open starting on Wednesday, June 20th, from 3:30 to 5:30. We will maintain a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. All athletes are welcome-a coach and captain will be on hand, and captains wil be organizing conditioning and other pre-season activites. If you have any questions, please feel free to call coach or the captains.
Christian Ecker makes a catch and looks upfield in the Super Bowl. (Salem News)
Do You Make The Best Chili?
The Meat House, hosted by Eurostoves at 45 Enon Street, Beverly, MA, is holding their 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off. All proceeds will benefit the Hamilton Wenham Football Program. Enter for a chance to win a $100 Meat House Gift Card and Gift Certificate to Eurostoves! Entry deadline is Tuesday, February 7th...Entry Fee: $20. Love chili but don't want to cook? The contest will take place on Saturday, February 18th, 2012 from 11 AM to 2PM at Eurostoves in Beverly. A raffle will be available for all in attendance.
Meat House Fundraiser
Come help the North Shore Meat House raise money for the Hamilton Wenham Generals Touchdown Club!! For every pound of steak tips sold on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 The Meat House will donate $1 per pound to the Hamilton Wenham Generals. Located @ 15 enon Street in North Beverly, right by the North Shore Commuter Rail and the Depot Diner
January 18,2012-Congratulations to Coach Reggie Maidment for being named the new Hamilton Wenham High School Head Baseball Coach....way to go!
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.
(photo courtesy of mcclellandmiscellanea.wordpress.)
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
Repeat!--The 2011 Football Generals tore up Georgetown on Saturday, 42-14, improving to 9-0 on the season, and clinching not only a back-to-back CAL/NEC Tier 4 title, but also clinched a second straight playoff birth. The Generals will now play Ipswich on Thanksgiving and then face Newburyport in the first round of the playoffs. On Saturday, the Generals were fueled by Trevor Lyons (4 TDs), Elliot Burr (90 Yards rushing), Matt Putur (1 interception), and the blocking of the offensive line, especially Ryan Foringer and Matt Vogus. Playing well on defense included Kevin Anthony, Taylor Drinkwater, Shane Jenkins, Luke Wendt, and Christian Ecker. Pete Duval also caused a fumble and Steve Brao picked off a pass and ran it back for the finishing score.
Generals Take Control, Thump North Reading 28-12-Led by an explosive Trevor Lyons and a controling defense, the Generals moved one more big step closer to a second CAL championship with a big win Saturday 28-12, to improve to 8-0 with two games to play. The Generals on offense were again led by a dominant running game, amassing over 300 yards including a 250 yard, 4 TD effort by QB Trevor Lyons. The offensive line was also (again) immense, led by Ryan Foringer, Taylor Drinkwater, Shane Jenkins, Matt Vogus, and Kevin Anthony. Elliott Burr added 80 yards on 20 carries. The defense held Division 3A leading scorer Carl Liapani to 60 yards rushing. Playing well on defense included Christian Ecker, Matt Putur (interception), Kevin Anthony, Taylor Drinkwater, and Kevin Anthony.
Coach Scott Shairs, Elliott Burr, and the rest of the Generals celebrate! (Boston Herald)--Trevor Lyons and Elliott Burr rushed for over 200 yards to lead the Generals to a thrilling 22-14 win at Lynnfield on Saturday morning. The defense fought hard, stopping a resilient Lynnfield offense cold on a couple of deep drives. Facing a 4th quarter deficit 14-6 with a little under four minutes to play, the Generals marched for the winning scores and then took it in overtime. Playing well for the Generals were Taylor Drinkwater, Shane Jenkins, Matt Putur (some big catches and big hits), Peter Duval, and Kevin Anthony. Ryan Foringer also had some big blocks in the offensive line. The Generals (7-0) are back home with a showdown this Saturday at 2:30 with the (5-2) North Reading Hornets.
Generals Pounce on Hornets--Trevor Lyons Boston Globe Player of the Week--Hamilton Wenham's (6-0) Trevor Lyons rushed for two TDs and threw for another in the Generals 35-6 thumping of Manchester-Essex last Friday night. The Generals also got 105 yards and a TD from Elliott Burr, and a key interception from Matt Putur. Playing well for the Generals included Kevin Anthony, Luke Wendt, Taylor Drinkwater, and Dakota Stevens. Christian Ecker had four tackles on Defense, and a couple more on special teams. Next up are the Lynnfield Pioneers (at Lynnfield) this Saturday at 11 AM
Wow!--Led by an offensive explosion and a suffocating defense, the Hamilton Wenham Geneals defeated the Bishop Fenwick Crusaders 46-13, improving to 5-0, on a bright, sunny, windy day at Hamilton Wenham High School. Trevor Lyons led the way, rushing for 289 yards and 5 TDs (school record-all in one half) Steven Turpin chipped in with over 160 yards and 2 TD runs (98 yard run-tied a school record) Offensively, Taylor Drinkwater, Luke Wendt, Ryan Foringer Kevin Anthony, Shane Jenkins, and Matt Vogus played well, while on defense, Wendt, Dakota Stevens, Drinkwater, Foringer, Christian Ecker (interception), Matt Putur (interception), and Jenkins carried the day. The Generals play at Manchester-Essex this Friday night the 21rst. The game will be broadcast on 104.9 FM as their Game of the Week.
Led by a bend but don't break defense, and a strong running game, the Generals hung on for a 7-0 win at home on Saturday. Despite Amesbury driving into Generals territory on more than one occasion, the Indians couldnt punch home a score. Elliott Burr led the Generals rushing attack with 29 carries for 191 yards and a TD. Trevor Lyons added 70 yards for the winners. Paul Kim kicked the point after. Playing well for the Generals were Kevin Anthony with 7 tackles, Shane Jenkins, Matt Putur, Dakota Stevens and Paul Kim. Luke Wendt also had a nice game after coming back from injury. The Generals (4-0) now have a bye, until they face Bishop Fenwick at home a week from this Saturday.Amesbury footnote-The Generals had close to 300 yards rushing. The Generals have had over 200 yards rushing for four straight games and have only given up two touchdowns in four games. Also, the Generals are 4-0 for the first time since 2003.
The Generals moved to 3-0 in the young football season, with a convincing win in Newburyport on a rain-soaked field in front of a large crowd at War Memorial Stadium on Friday night. Elliott Burr, Trevor Lyons, and Peter Duval all scored TDs, while Taylor Drinkwater, Chris Ecker, Ryan Foringer, Kevin Anthony, Shane Jenkins, and Matt Putur all played well on defense. Next up is Amesbury at home this Saturday at 2:30. Newburyport Footnote: Congratulations to Trevor Lyons for being named Week Three, Boston Globe Division 3A "Player of the Week"
Trevor Lyons leaps to the endzone vrs. Pentucket (hwpatch)
"Flying High"--The Generals took care of Pentucket 30-7 Saturday afternoon. The Generals were led by Elliott Burr's 2 TD runs and Trevor Lyon's 115 yard performance rushing, along with a TD run, TD pass, conversion run and conversion pass. Playing well on offense included Matt Putur with a TD reception, Taylor Drinkwater, Shane Jenkins and Matt Vogus. Cody Cohan also blocked well at split end. The defense bottled up Pentucket, despite Nolan Dragon's 150 yard performance. Playing well on D included Shane Jenkins (6 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries), Taylor Drinkwater (4 1/2 tackles), Kevin Anthony (6 tackles), and Christian Ecker (4 tackles) Next up is Newburyport (away) on Friday night at 7 oclock.
Generals Shutdown TritonThe Hamilton Wenham Generals marched into Triton Friday night, and outlasted the Vikings 6-0, in a defensive struggle that featured some tough, hard running and a clutch, gritty defense. HW (1-0) scored on a 4 yard TD run by Elliott Burr in the first that proved to be enough for the Generals. Burr has 120 yards on 26 carries to pace the offense, while Trevor Lyons added 65 yards on 16 carries. Matt Putur has two key catches for 35 yards. Blocking well were Ryan Foringer, Taylor Drinkwater, and Matt Vogus. Defensively, the Generals were all over Triton, shutting down their major weapons. Leading the way were Kevin Anthony, Luke Wendt, Shane Jenkins, Paul Kim, Pete Duval, Putur, Foringer, and Christain Ecker. The Generals open up at home next week against Pentucket (1:00 PM-Saturday)
July 23rd, 2011-Congratulations to all participants in the Under Armour 7on7 at Bishop Fenwick. The Generals, out of 48 teams, reached the quarter-finals, going 4-2 on the day. The team put on quite a show, finishing in the top 12 teams. It was a long day, but the players fought until the end in the difficult heat. Thanks to all the parents and boosters as well for all their contributions with water, gatorade, food, popsicles, and fruit. The day was a success! (http://www.salemnews.com/sports/x967743280/Local-teams-hone-skills-in-7v7-football-tournament)
July 14th, 2011-Congratulations to Jake Prince for his participation in the 50th Annual Agganis All-Star Football Game.
Registration Week: July 11-15
To register, the applicant will need:
A yellow "Parental Consent Card" (Permission to participate form). Please complete and sign both sides of the card.
A green "Student Athlete Emergency Information Card" (Trainers information card) Please provide complete and accurate information on this card. This card will travel with your team to away games.
A current physical (see below)
Scholarship application if necessary*
A User Fee check for the correct amount. ($992) One check per athlete, made out to HWRSD (any concerns-questions about user fee, see Coach Morency!)
Registration week is July 11-15 in the athletic office, Mon-Fri 10am-12 and Thurs 6-7 pm
Please note that players can register themselves if they have their cards with parental signatures and a check.
*Scholarship Information/Application Application available online at www.hwschools.net or contact the high school principal at 978-469-0400
To participate in athletics, all players must have a current physical examination and it must be on file with the school nurse. Please submit a copy of your most recent physical at the time of your registration. (prior-year physicals are not recent enough!) No player can practice until all paperwork is in!
If you can't register that week, but are going to register, let Coach Morency know and arrangements can be made!
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
May 24, 2011-Special thanks to all those parents, players, and friends of the football team who participated in the Mini-Golf Football Fundraiser at Richardsons Ice Cream on Route 114, on Sunday morning. (May 22nd) Thanks to all their effort, the team raised more than $4000, with results still coming in. A specific shout goes out to the Nekorowski family for their help in securing the venue for another year. (without their help, this fundraiser would not happen!) Also, Doug Smith, for all his hard work is securing sponsors. Also, thanks to the boosters and their help all throughout, and our captains helped out a lot in facilitating ticket sales from players and friends. Thanks again! Next up, COW PIE BINGO...details to come!
May 9, 2011-Congratulations to Jake Prince and James Brao in being selected to participate in the upcoming Agganis All Star Football Game.
Special recognition to recent HW General football players who have gone on to play college football with continued athletic and academic success: 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), Paul Littlefield (Salve Regina), Jake Prince (Bowdoin College), James Brao (Tufts University), Jim Love (Endicott College)
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.
February, 2011-Looking forward to the upcoming 2011 football season, expect a lot of changes. The Cape Ann League (CAL) and the Northeastern Conference (NEC) will be merging into four leagues. Playoffs will pair Division 1 vrs. 2, and 3 vrs. 4. See below:
CAL/NEC Division 1: Lynn English, Lynn Classical, Peabody, Revere, Masconoment, North Andover
CAL/NEC Division 2: Beverly, Salem, Gloucester, Danvers, Marblehead, Swampscott
CAL/NEC Division 3: Pentucket, Triton, Winthrop, Saugus, Amesbury, Newburyport
CAL/NEC Division 4: North Reading, Lynnfield, Hamilton-Wenham, Ipswich, Georgetown, Manchester-Essex
February 5th, 2011-The Meat House, hosted by Eurostoves at 45 Enon Street, Beverly, MA, held their 1rst Annual Chili Cook-Off. All proceeds benefited the Hamilton Wenham Football Program. The day was a complete success-there were roughly 20 Chili contestants, tons of prizes, refreshments, and a wide array of discounted selections from Eurostoves. With the hard work of many, the football program made over $1200 dollars! Special thanks again to the Meat House, Eurostoves, and all who came down to support the team. It was a great day!
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
October 30th, 2010-The Generals survived another tight one, holding on to a 12-10 win at Georgetown on Saturday. Offensively, the Generals were able to control the first half clock, running the ball with power and efficiency despite stalling inside the 20 off the opening 8 minute push.The Generals had the ball for 15 of 20 first half minutes. Yet, trailing at half-time, 7-6, the Generals had to repsond, and did, with a 15 yard TD run by Elliot Burr. Alton Bynum and Burr had second half interceptions to seal the deal. Defensively, the Generals stopped the Royals running game cold, but survived some big pass completions. Playing well for the Generals were James Brao, Nick Vogus, Ryan Foringer, Taylor Drinkwater, Jake Prince and Shane Jenkins. The Generals rolled up 190 yards of rushing. Next week, the Generals travel to Amesbury. After a Lynnfield loss, the Generals are now in first place!
Trevor Lyons #12 (HW Patch)
October 22nd, 2010-The Generals survived a thrilling ending to post a 13-12 win at North Reading on Friday night. Offensively, the Generals were able to light up over two hundred yards of passing, led by Dylan Keith, Trevor Lyons, Jake Prince, and Jim Love. Defensively, the Generals were able to contain North Reading and their recent explosive offense (over 50 points the last two games coming in, vrs Bishop Fenwick and Austin Prep). After a score with 40 seconds left, North Reading went for two and were denied by a great play by Jake Prince and company. Playing well on defense were James Brao, Elliot Burr, and Zach Nekorowski. Next stop is at Georgetown this Saturday. http://www.salemnews.com/sports/x693286160/Kidik-389-yards-6-TDs-passes-Fenwick-to-wild-win
October 9th, 2010-The Generals stumbled for the second straight week on the road vrs Wilmington 34-6. The Generals were in a dogfight at half (7-0), and scored with 3 minutes left in the third, making the score 14-6...but the toll Wilmington's big plays took over, combined with a couple costly General's miscues. The Generals ended up with 177 yards passing, including a 7 catch, 138 yard effort from WR/captain Jim Love. The Generals travel to North Reading this Friday night.
October 2nd, 2010-The Generals stumbled on the road vrs Bishop Fenwick 25-7. The Generals were in a dogfight for three quarters, but the toll of a touchdown called back, miscues in the red zone, and a couple late Fenwick scores sealed the deal. The Generals travel to Wilmington on next Friday night.
September 25th, 2010-The Generals rolled to their third straight win, with a big 27-14 victory vrs Pentucket. Leading the way were Jim Love with 2 TD catches and over 100 yards receiving., Trevor Lyons, and Elliot Burr combined for close to 200 yards rushing. Dylan Keith threw for a hundred yards and two scores, and picked off a pass on defense.The Generals are at Bishop Fenwick this Friday night. (http://www.salemnews.com/sports/x535470955/Generals-dominate-Pentucket-to-move-to-3-0)
September 18th, 2010-The Generals continued their 2010 season in style with a big 14-8 win vrs Triton. Leading the way were Jim Love, Trevor Lyons, Dylan Keith, Jake Prince, Nick Vogus, and James Brao. The Generals are at home next week against 2-0 Pentucket Saturday, a 1 o'clock start (http://hamilton-wenham.patch.com/articles/generals-top-triton-for-second-win)
September 11th, 2010-The Generals opened up their 2010 season in style with a big 14-7 win vrs Newburyport. Leading the way were Jake Prince, Elliot Burr, Tucker White, James Brao, Zach Dolan, Dylan Keith, Nick Vogus, Ryan Foringer, Sean Turpin and Jake Andre. The Generals are at home next week against Triton, a Saturday, one o'clock start. (http://www.salemnews.com/sports/x305042383/Trench-toughness-Generals-dominate-line-of-scrimmage-clip-Newburyport/print)
Attention Class of 2013-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 2016 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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