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Central Catholic Raiders Football '07

Defense dominates as Andover squeaks past Central

Andover 10, Central Catholic 713 Photos

LAWRENCE | Andover senior linebacker Tripp Stevens took one last long look at the scoreboard as the power was being turned off and chuckled.

"Unbelievable," he said with a smile from ear to ear. "Our offense is usually in control of the game. But today it was the defense that took control. We did what we had to do."

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Football, 11/22/07 » 1 Comment & 0.0 Stars

Central lineman's true strength lies within

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His right hand is wrapped in medical tape. His left knee is in a brace. His head is finally clearing. To Central Catholic's Curtis Davis, the sprain, the torn meniscus | even the two concussions he suffered last month | are superficial. Look closer and you'll see a deeper struggle.

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Football, 11/21/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central, Andover have plenty to play for

Central Catholic seniors: Front row, captain Mike Leavitt. Second row (from left) Edrian Mendez, Jose Polanco, Dave Kando, Mike Fillipon, Ian Camire, and Joe McCarthy. Third row (from left) Tyler Shepherd, Curtis Davis, Greg Brown, Mike Smith and Mike Schlosser. Fourth row (from left) Dan Leary, Chris Farren, Peter Gerakas, Justin Narbonne and Matt Smith. Back row (from left) Craig Janeczek, Dennis Torres, Jay Karamourtopoulos, Stephen Provost, Jeffrey Martin and Jimmy Thach.2 Photos

Don't try to tell Central Catholic coach Chuck Adamopoulos that his Raiders have little to play for.

"It's Andover!" exclaimed the Raider coach. "And, of course, we'd also like a 6-5 finish to the season."

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Football, 11/21/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Thanksgiving Day Preview: Andover at Central Catholic

Where: Lawrence Veterans Stadium

Date: Thursday, Nov. 22

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Quarterbacks: Mike Pierce, Andover; Shain Jowett, Central Catholic

Coaches: Ken Maglio, Andover; Chuck Adamopoulos, Central Catholic

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Football, 11/14/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central grinds past spirited Rangers

METHUEN | Chuck Adamopoulos and the Central Catholic coaching staff weren't the only ones not happy with the way the Raiders were playing in the first half last night, when they trailed a spirited Methuen squad 13-7.

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Football, 11/09/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Chelmsford sloshes past Central

Chelmsford rolled over Central Catholic, 12-0.6 Photos

LAWRENCE | On a fourth-quarter, fourth-and-eight, Mike Leavitt took a Shain Jowett dumpoff, danced past one tackler, banged off two more, finally got corralled by three Chelmsford defenders and managed to drag the pile forward toward the first-down marker.

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Football, 11/04/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central punishes Lowell

LOWELL | Lowell's gameplan was to put the bull's-eye on Mike Leavitt's back, and the Red Raiders executed it well, holding the Central battering ram to 91 yards on 15 carries. Lowell, though, spent the rest of the night at Cawley Stadium learning the lesson that the Raiders are more than just Mike Leavitt.

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Football, 10/27/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Late implosion dooms Central title hopes

The traditional roles, at times, reversed, suddenly pass-happy Central Catholic surrendered chunks of ground yardage to conservative Tewksbury.

But who was complaining? The Raiders held a 21-14 advantage over the Redmen with less than five minutes left. "That last five minutes, things just went wrong ... everything caved in," said stunned Raider coach Chuck Adamopoulos after he watched the lead and, most probably, his team's Merrimack Valley Conference title hopes disintegrate in a depressing 30-27 loss to Tewksbury. The Raider mistakes compounded like a loan-shark's interest rates, by the second, with each sending Central deeper and deeper into the red.

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Football, 10/21/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central Catholic midseason coach's chat

The Raiders are in the same position as Andover, only they have Tewksbury then Lowell, Chelmsford, Methuen and the Warriors on Turkey Day.

Coach Chuck Adamopoulos says:

Midseason Mr. Reliable: "Mike Smith. The Injury to Mike Leavitt forced him to play fullback, and he did a great job. Now, he's back in his spot at halfback, and is still running very well. Defensively, he's the only linebacker we've had start every game."

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Football, 10/17/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Leavitt vaults Central Catholic to win over Haverhill

Central Catholic's Shain Jowett passes to Justin Narbonne as they play a football game against Haverhill at Haverhill Stadium on Oct. 12. Central beat Haverhill 19-7.8 Photos

HAVERHILL | No one in attendance was quite prepared for what happened in the first half last night.

"We were hurting going into halftime," said Central captain Mike Leavitt. "We came out slow. We were tied at the half and we knew we should have been up by at least a touchdown. Going into the second half, we knew what we had to do."

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Football, 10/13/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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