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March 5, 2014

Best friends, goals and accomplishments

As past seasons are rewarded and the present campaign will be his last, Newburyport’s Dillon Guthro can now anticipate his future.

Guthro recently accepted a full scholarship offer from Bryant University to play Division 1 football.

“I know that Bryant is an up-and-coming program,” Guthro said. “They have recently made the transition from Division 2 to Division 1 just a few years ago. I know they’re excited to have me there, and I’m excited to be going there. Head coach Marty Fine called me and talked to me, then two days later they offered me a full scholarship that I accepted. I’m just really excited to be able to go there.”

Guthro’s good fortune didn’t end there. On Sunday, he became the first Clipper to be named to the 2013 Super26 All-State Team.

Included among the best high school football players Massachusetts has to offer, Guthro was the first player from Newburyport to be named to the team in the award’s 16 years. He is just one of 13 defensive players and just one of three defensive linemen to receive the award.

Guthro was named to the team along with players such as Natick quarterback Troy Flutie, St. John’s Prep running back Johnathan Thomas, Milton Academy linebacker Drew Jacobs and Central Catholic defensive back D’Andre Drummond-Mayrie.

The Super26 All-State Team is a collaboration of 26 Massachusetts high school football players, chosen by the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association Selection Committee. Also presented at the dinner held at The Lantana in Randolph were awards including High School Coach of the Year, Official of the Year and Boston’s Outstanding Player.

“I definitely couldn’t have done it by myself,” Guthro said. “I was helped by my lifelong friend and co-captain Drew Bourdeau and the support of my team and coaches who pushed me to do better. It means a lot to me to be named to it and hopefully it starts a tradition at Newburyport High School.”

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