Weathers Named Offensive MVP of Annual Shriners Football Classic

June 22, 2011
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RHS product leads North to victory

By Cary Shuman

cary@lynnjournal.com

Trae Weathers may have his Revere High School diploma in hand, but he’s still representing the football program in glorious fashion.

Weathers, an All-Scholastic player in the 2011 season, was selected the Offensive Most Valuable Player for the North team in the Shriners Football Classic Friday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

Weathers had 12 carries for 70 yards to lead the North to a 17-14 victory over the South in the All-Star game that brings together the top seniors in the state. Weather had a key 19-yard run on a fourth-and-1 to keep the game-winning drive in gear.

Revere athletic director Shaun Hart, who was in the stands, said he couldn’t have been prouder of the contributions of Weathers and Revere coach Lou Cicatelli, who served as the defensive coordinator for the North.

“I though Trae was just a patient running back who showed everybody why he was a phenomenal player in the Northeastern Conference this season,” said Hart. “Trae helped open up the North offense and picked up some huge first downs.”

Cicatelli called the defensive signals and his contingent limited the South’s potent offense to two touchdowns.

“Coach Cicatelli did a great job coaching the defensive unit,” said Hart. “His group held the South team to 14 points and his effort resulted in the North winning the game for the first time in five years. I’m so proud of my Revere delegation. I don’t think we could have asked for more.”

Weathers will conclude his high school career with an appearance in the Harry Agganis All-Star Football Classic on Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at Manning Field in Lynn. He will attend Curry College in the fall.

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