Lynn Classical football captains
Omoregie, left, and
Ford hold their
awards at the team banquet
Monday. Omoregie won the Harry
Agganis Award and Ford won the
Gerald LeBrasseur Ironman Award.
(COURTESY PHOTO / JOE FORD,
Classical football celebrates season at
Lynn Classical's football team
celebrated its 8-3 season with a banquet
Monday night at the school's cafeteria.
The Rams, under the direction of
fought Gloucester for most of the season
for supremacy in the Northeastern
Conference/North division before falling
to the Fishermen in their next-to-last
game of the season. Classical went on to
lose to English on Thanksgiving.
The Rams placed three players on the
Item All-Star football team --
Omoregie, Buddy Ford and Josh Cheever
-- and each won one of the prestigious
awards given out.
All Classical's major awards are named
after distinguished alumni, and Omoregie
won the Harry Agganis Award, named for
the fabled "Golden Greek" who was voted
the best athlete in Lynn history in an
Item turn-of-the-century survey.
Ford won the Gerald LeBrasseur Ironman
award. LeBrasseur, who was a lineman for
Classical in the 1950s, was on hand to
present the award. He is the lone
survivor among the alumni for whom the
awards are named.
Cheever received the Boley Dancewicz
All-American award. Dancewicz, one of
Classical's best athletes ever, attended
Notre Dame after graduating and later
played pro football for the old Boston
Other awards went to:
Moriarty Commitment and Dedication
Joyce Sportsmanship Award;
Marquez Leadership Award;
Hammer of the Year Award; and
Harold Durgin Memorial Award.
(senior) were recognized as
Sub-varsity awards: Freshmen:
top offensive player;
top defensive player;