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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Parker shines in Shrine game

From staff and wire reports:

Richmond defensive tackle Martin Parker, a New Haven native and Hyde graduate, had a pair of sacks and a forced fumble to take defensive MVP honors for the East in their 25-8 victory in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday.

UConn linebacker Greg Lloyd led the East with five tackles. Fellow linebacker Scott Lutrus of Brookfield had one tackle and UConn fullback Anthony Sherman had two carries for one yard.

Other former Huskies in action were linebacker Lawrence Wilson and offensive guard Zach Hurd of Waterford, who will play in next week’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

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Milford Academy: a "running back factory"

LeSean McCoy.
Shonn Greene.
Marcel Shipp.

All three spent time at Milford Academy, a prep school located in New Berlin, N.Y. McCoy and Greene are current members of the NFL. Shipp played for the Arizona Cardinals from 2001-2007 and is currently on the roster of the Las Vegas Locamotives of the UFL.

Ansonia running back Montrell Dobbs, the 2010 Register All-State MVP, officially announced his decision to attend Milford Academy Saturday. Dobbs rushed for 3,445 yards and 45 touchdowns as a senior, while leading the Chargers to an 11-2 record and an appearance in the Class S state championship game.

Milford Academy is coached by Bill Chaplick, an Ansonia native. Chaplick has compiled a 97-31 record at the school through 11 seasons. Chaplick has coached 110 players who went on to play at a Division I-A college.

"We're a running back factory," Chaplick said. "We have one of the finest traditions in the country."

Chaplick believes Dobbs has the talent and potential to play at a major Division I-A school when Dobbs' time at Milford Academy is over, provided Dobbs makes the necessary adjusts both in the classroom and on the field.

"He's impressive," Chaplick said. "The one thing I didn't realize was how big he was. He's listed at 5 (feet), 10 and a half, and he'll play for me at 190 (pounds). That's normal size for a I-A back. He should fit right in. He needs to work on his body more. I think he has the lower body, he just needs to work on the upper body."

Chaplick says Milford Academy has sent an average of 14 players per year to a Division I-A school during his tenure.

"I know the program has helped a lot of players get to the next level," Dobbs said. "I felt this was the best decision for me."

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Dobbs headed to Milford Academy

Ansonia running back Montrell Dobbs, the Register's All-State Most Valuable Player, has officially been accepted to play football next fall at Milford Academy, a prep school in New Berlin. N.Y.

Dobbs rushed for 3,445 yards and 45 touchdowns as a senior, while leading the Chargers to an 11-2 record and an appearance in the Class S state championship game.

Also headed to Milford Academy, which is coached by Ansonia native Bill Chaplick, is Naugatuck defensive back Ruben Berger, North Haven defensive end Ed Glenn and Ledyard lineman Desmond Gray.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Old Spice POY nominees

North Branford QB Joe Perez, Hopkins RB/DB Bryan Turkel and Notre Dame-W.H. QB Sean Goldrich have been nominated for for the Old Spice Player of the Year award.

Below is the press release.

As a result of this achievement, they are among a select group of players who are eligible to be selected as a national Old Spice Player of the Year and be honored in a full-page feature in USA Today.

For the tenth straight year, Old Spice® is recognizing high school football players who go above and beyond the call of duty. The program honors athletes who are able to elevate their play and step up when the heat is really on. These athletes embody leadership, performance and desire, and serve as examples to their teammates on and off the field.

High school coaches across the country are naming one player from their team as their Player of the Year. Each team’s Player of the Year will receive a certificate to acknowledge his accomplishment.

They are also eligible to be named one of 50 national Players of the Year. The top 50players nationwide will be named Old Spice Players of the Year and will receive a plaque and other awards.

The Old Spice Player of the Year program is nationally sponsored by Procter & Gamble, the makers of Old Spice® Deodorant. The program is created and managed by 360 Youth, LLC, an Alloy company.

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