, Newburyport, MA


December 6, 2013

Newburyport's Guthro, Pentucket's Hayden claim CAL's top football honors

In what is certainly a rarity for a lineman, Newburyport’s Dillon Guthro has been named Cape Ann League Kinney Division Player of the Year.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound lineman dominated in the trenches on both sides of the ball for the Clippers this season. He beat out a collection of dynamic skill-position players for the Player of the Year honor, including Masconomet’s Mike Tivinis and MacKenzie Cashin, Pentucket’s Jeff Porter, and Triton’s Justin Spillane.

Guthro attended skill camps at various colleges last summer in preparation for his senior season. Those camps included stops at Colgate, UNH, Lafayette, Holy Cross, Boston College and UMass Amherst. Prior to his team’s Thanksgiving game against Amesbury, Guthro attributed his dominant season to that offseason work.

“Part of it was the college thing,” Guthro said. “I did a lot of camps so I got a lot of guidance and teaching. Putting it to work in the Cape Ann League helped a lot.”

Guthro is being recruited by several schools, although at the moment, his top two choices are Colgate and UNH.

“I like the cold,” Guthro said. “I’m in the middle of the recruiting process. They call me every week and we talk about scholarships and everything else. Hopefully that stuff works out.”

Pentucket coach Steve Hayden earned CAL Kinney Division Coach of the Year after leading his team to a 7-2 record and a CAL Kinney Division title. The Sachems fell to Burlington in the Division 4 North final.

Hayden was inducted into the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) at the annual awards banquet in April. The Pentucket Regional High physical education teacher has a career record of 190-148-2 as the head football coach. He has led teams to six Cape Ann League titles, three Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl win (1999).

Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
3 Questions with Gary Payton: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins and Derrick Rose Players Only: Marcus Mariota's Course Load at Oregon How We Almost Got Johnny Cowboy Donald Sterling Loses The Clippers For Good - @TheBuzzeronFox Franklin talks leaving Vandy Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX Michael Jordan OK With LeBron James Wearing No. 23? - @TheBuzzeronFox The Cornhuskers have gone...Loco? McNabb: Two games is not acceptable for me Ortiz, Price Feud Is Upsetting To Children - @TheBuzzeronFOX MLB Trade Deadline Talk: Price, Stanton, Kemp Tony Romo will be a full-go for camp Teammate's Advice For Johnny Manziel & Josh Gordon - @TheBuzzeronFox Helfrich praises Mariota's commitment to improve Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China
Special Features