, Newburyport, MA

September 24, 2013

Football Players of the Week

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Dillon Guthro


Defensive end

In Newburyport’s 38-7 victory over Ipswich, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound senior dominated the game in a way few lineman can dominate. He recorded two sacks, a forced fumble, 15 tackles and a blocked punt, which was returned by teammate Trevor Bradbury for a touchdown. One of Guthro’s sacks came in the Ipswich end zone, giving the Clippers two more points for the safety.

Jeff Porter



Porter made plays on offense, defense and special teams in Pentucket’s 42-7 victory over Amesbury. Porter opened the night with a 61-yard touchdown reception on the first play from scrimmage, and later added another 19-yard touchdown catch. On offense, he accumulated 121 total yards; on defense, he recorded an interception; and on special teams, he recovered a fumble.

Ryan Kuchar



With many wondering who would feel the void left by graduating 2,000-yard tailback Cody Rothwell, Kuchar stepped up to establish a passing game that wasn’t nearly as effective at any time last year. Kuchar completed 5 of 8 passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns. He also added two rushing touchdowns in Pentucket’s 42-7 win over Amesbury.