CAL football: Stars will be out to shine this fall

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The area Cape Ann League teams boast an All-Scholastic quarterback to star running backs and dominant offensive linemen and defensive backs.

Pentucket's Matt Fiore earned Eagle-Tribune honors as an offensive tackle last year, but will anchor the Sachems' offensive line as a tight end this season. He is also a standout on the defensive line.

He will protect and catch passes from Jordan Silva, who enters his third year as Pentucket's starting quarterback. Last year he threw for 759 yards and eight touchdowns and is the Sachems' top tackler at safety. Senior Chris Modlish and spark plug sophomore C.J. Lataille will start at running back for the CAL Large contenders.

With Joe Esposito under center, Georgetown could contend right away in the CAL Small after its move from the Commonwealth Conference. Last season, Esposito threw for 1,001 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 1,007 yards on the way to being named All-Scholastic and Eagle-Tribune All-Star.

Complete Eagle-Tribune yardage figures go back through the 1995 season and Esposito is the first member of the 1,000-1,000 club in that span.

His brother, linebacker Chris Esposito, led the Royals in tackles last year with 78. He has also made the move on offense from guard to fullback.

Lawrence features the area's most prolific returning pass-catch duo in quarterback Ramon Heredia and receiver Demitri Brown. Heredia threw for an even 1,600 yards and 11 touchdowns last year, both of which trailed only Andover's Mike Pierce and Phillips' Bryan Farris in the region.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Brown caught 37 passes for 613 yards and eight touchdowns en route to Eagle-Tribune All-Star honors.

North Andover returns only three starters, but one is Zac Iovanella. The junior rushed for 1,170 yards and 12 touchdowns last year as a halfback, and this fall will touch the ball on every play as the Scarlet Knights' new signal-caller.

At 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, wide receiver Darren Hartwell will be the main target in North Reading's spread offense. The senior caught 24 passes for 631 yards and five touchdowns last year. Running back Dino Rizzo also returns after rushing for 514 yards and scoring 11 touchdowns.

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