Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

November 28, 2013

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The Andover Townsman

---- — OWEN FOCKE

Football

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive lineman saved his best game for last when Andover High defeated Chelmsford, 26-14, two weekends ago. Owen had seven tackles and a sack as Andover got redemption for an earlier loss. It was Andover’s second win over Chelmsford in three games. Owen decided to play football last year as a junior at tight end and defensive back on the Warriors JV team. At the end-of-the-year meeting, Coach E.J. Perry told Owen he could significantly improve his playing time if he changed position. Owen put on 30 pounds over the summer and was prepared to play in the line. Coach Perry’s comments: “Owen has far surpassed defensive coordinator Shawn Theriault’s expectation, starting this past weekend against Chelmsford and just playing well.”

ALISON MURTAGH

Swimming

The Andover High junior captured two fourth-place finishes in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle at the Division I MIAA State Championship Meet two Sundays ago at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool. Coach Marilyn Fitzgerald’s comments: “Alison has been a mainstay for the Lady Warriors in the distance freestyle events and is one of the hardest workers in the long history of the many successful AHS swimmers and divers.”