Editor’s Note: Periodically, The Andover Townsman takes a look back at Andover High stars from the past 20 years through pictures. This week, we look at record-setting Golden Warrior quarterbacks:
Just about any football program in Massachusetts — or even New England — would be envious of the quarterbacks that have led the Andover High football team over the past two decades.
Much has been written about the exploits of QBs C.J. Scarpa and E.J. Perry IV — and for good reason.
Scarpa (AHS, ‘13) needed just two seasons to set Andover High’s career records for passing yards (4,429) and touchdowns (51). He went on to star at Bentley and Merrimack College.
Perry (AHS, ‘17) was the next great Golden Warrior QB. In three-plus season, he set new school records for passing yards and TDs in a career (8,754 yards, 114 TDs) and single season. He is, of course, is now setting records at Brown.
But they weren’t the first.
Before the spread offense took over, Geoff Stevens (AHS, ‘05) threw for 1,098 yards and 11 TDs as a senior out of the power-I offense.
Andover switched to the spread in the mid-2000’s, and mobile Mike Pierce (AHS, ‘08) was the perfect fit. As a senior, he threw for a then-school records with 2,261 passing yards and 20 TDs. He went on to excel at Saint Anselm.
John Hennessy (AHS, ‘10) was a baseball star at Boston College. But he also put up big numbers at QB for Andover High.
The Golden Warriors are hoping their next great QB is Scott Brown. He impressed as a freshman last fall, including his game-winning TD scramble against Lowell.