St. John's at St. Peter-Marian; 85th Thanksgiving meeting: 10:30 a.m., Fitton Field, Worcester.


Radio: None.

Last year: St. John's, 28-6.

Series: St. John's leads, 50-27-7.

While the Pioneers have been impressive in winning eight games and have dominated this series in recent years, the Guardians promise to make things difficult while trying to secure a postseason berth. Senior running back Daiquan Yarrell eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing in Week 9. Quarterback Lamar Edmunds progressed behind an experienced line, and has passed for 10 touchdowns. His top target is junior wide receiver Gavin O'Neil, who averages 29 yards a catch with seven TDs. This offense continues to thrive on big plays, as senior tight end Kyle Brenner goes nearly 20 yards per reception with three scores. But defense has made St. Peter-Marian a winner. Brenner, a defensive end, has 104 tackles, while Edmunds (6 interceptions) and all-stars Mike McGee and Jordan Knowles (12-1/2 sacks) are among the CMass statistical leaders. St. John's is trying to extend its Turkey Day winning streak to seven. Junior Richard Rodgers has hauled in 15 scoring passes, with senior QB Griffin Murphy delivering. Murphy, a league all-star, has thrown for 23 touchdowns and more than 1,600 yards, and has rushed for over 500 yards. Juniors Chris Dulmaine (19 catches, 339 yards, 4 TDs) and all-star Dan Light (15, 325, 2) are other favored targets. On defense, Tim Wickstrom (55) and all-stars Shane McGrail (51) and Troy Moore (45) are the Pioneers' leading tacklers. Rodgers, the Division 1A Defensive MVP, has four interceptions. Pioneers (8-2)

Coach: John Andreoli

5 Will Feraco LB Sr.

7 Griffin Murphy QB Sr.

10 Sean Wilson RB So.

11 Drew Ortone LB So.

12 Dan Light QB Jr.

15 Mike Hogan LB Jr.

16 Anthony Perry QB So.

22 Oliver Pope LB Sr.

24 Timothy Wickstrom DB Sr.

25 Matthew Higgins DB Sr.

28 Christian Dulmaine LB Jr.

29 Jack Palermo DB Jr.

30 John Joseph RB Jr.

34 John Vassar RB Jr.

35 Connor Candito LB Sr.

36 Brendan O'Connor WR Jr.

38 Kyle Macri RB Jr.

40 Anthony Souffrant WR Jr.

42 Andre Souffrant WR Jr.

43 Matt Santoro DB Jr.

44 Trevor Larson DB Sr.

46 Connor Lemire DB Jr.

49 Tyler Degnan LB Jr.

51 Chris Jacques OL Jr.

52 Shaun Burlinson LB Jr.

53 Shane McGrail G Sr.

55 Tim Granger G Sr.

59 Ethan Matchinski OL Jr.

60 Alex Barresi G Sr.

62 Chris Martineau G Sr.

64 Tyler Pike DL Jr.

65 Troy Moore DT Sr.

66 Steven Roth C Sr.

68 Luke Mullan LB Jr.

71 Ben Nason OL So.

73 Greg Iaccarino DT Jr.

74 Michael Calamare G Jr.

76 Louis Shropshire DT Sr.

81 Nick Margaritis DE Sr.

82 Richard Rodgers WR Jr.


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