Twenty16 New England Patriots Hall of Fame elite inductee is Duxbury’s, Devin DeMeritt #22 Jersey

Twenty16 New England Patriots Hall of Fame elite inductee is Duxbury’s, Devin DeMeritt #22 Jersey

Duxbury HS Football wins MIAA Super Bowl Championship. Devin DeMeritt’s #22 Jersey is selected and displayed at New England Patriots Hall of Fame!

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The New England Patriots Hall of Fame is an exciting, innovative and
interactive modern museum experience for all ages. It honors the greatest
Patriots of all time while simultaneously preserving their history.

The Kraft family together with the MIAA also recognizes the
best-of-the-best High School football players by selecting one jersey from
the winning Super Bowl teams and displaying it for fans of all ages to see.

In an interview with the Boston Herald on being named “All Scholastic -
Player of the Year”, the unassuming DeMeritt refused to take any credit for
his success, something his teammates predicted would happen earlier this
season.

“I just wanted to win and contribute in anyway I could,” DeMeritt said.
“Football is the ultimate team sport and I'm lucky to have the best
teammates in all of New England.”

“I love the kid and cannot think of a more deserving honor to cap off his
HS career. Well deserved!” Head coach Dave Maimaron said.

DeMeritt’s other 2016 Accolades include:
   - Boston Herald All Scholastic
   - ESPN MIAA All-State Team
   - Boston Herald 1st Team Running Back
   - Under Armor 7-7 Champ
   - Boston Globe Top HS Football Performer
   - Boston Herald HS Football Star of the Week
   - MaxPrep Player of the Game
   - MaxPreps: Leader
   - Hudl Top 5 Long Runs
   - Hudl BIG Time Touchdowns
 

Dragons. DeMeritt. League champs!

Dragons. DeMeritt. League champs!

USA TODAY says Duxbury. DeMeritt. Undefeated League Champs! #1 in the State - #5 in the East

It's official, the Dragons are the 2016 undefeated 7-0 Patriots League champs. Most importantly Bobby Maimaron and Devin DeMeritt are healthy and strong headed into the payoffs.

The top-ranked Dragons completed a perfect regular season, locking up the Patriot League title and the No. 1 seed. Duxbury outscored foes 335-70 during the season, featuring the most prolific offense in Eastern Massachusetts. 

On Friday night, senior Devin DeMeritt adds over 100 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns, solidifying him as the leagues best at 19 touchdowns, 765 rushing yards on 57 carries (average of 13.4 yards per carry) and over 1200 total yards. 

This was a special night not only for the Dragons seniors but also for the kids of the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club.

Last Saturday afternoon – 15 hours after they beat Quincy, 52-7 – members of the Duxbury football team weren’t nestled up on their couches watching college football. They were at the Boys and Girls Club in Dorchester volunteering. The Dragons taught some up-and-coming stars the rules, strategy and nuances of football, bonding with them. This is the first time the team has put on a football clinic for the Club, the Dragons also ran a coat drive and toy drive in partnership with the organization.

Prior to last nights game, each of the senior players invited a kid from the Dorchester Boys and Girls club to hang with them for the day after school; pizza party, pre-game, locker room, sidelines, photos and interviews after the game.

Senior, Devin DeMeritt had a super fan who got to wear his helmet after the game.

“While the kids benefitted a great deal, the Duxbury players got as much, if not more out of the experience” said Head Coach Dave Maimaron

Duxbury. DeMeritt. #1 in the State!

Duxbury. DeMeritt. #1 in the State!

2016 Duxbury HS Football - Devin DeMeritt #22; Leads Dragons to Undefeated Season

MaxPreps Reports: Devin DeMeritt is #1 Running Back in the State - Points and Touchdowns

 

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DeMeritt has been a team leader as Duxbury jumps out to a 6-0 record. The 6-foot-1, 195 pound senior has gained over 1000 yards in only 5 games, mainly with his strength and speed. In an interview with the Boston Herald recently, the unassuming DeMeritt refused to take any credit for his success, something his teammates predicted would happen earlier this season.

“I just want to win and contribute in anyway I can,” DeMeritt said. “Our o-line is smart and well coached. They’re the reason for all of our scoring success. Without them, we don’t win the games.”

With all due respect, the dynamic duo of Devin DeMeritt and QB, Bobby Maimaron is probably the single biggest reason the Duxbury Dragons remain undefeated. Devin has been at his best, game in - game out. He picks up first downs at will and is currently averaging more than 20 yards every time he touches the ball.

The gaudy numbers might lead one to believe that Duxbury spoon feeds DeMeritt the ball every single down, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In the last two games DeMeritt has been double, even triple teamed.

“He just makes plays when we get him the ball,” Maimaron said. “He’s #1 in the state for good reason and we are lucky to have him as member of our team.”

Undefeated Duxbury heads into there final regular season game next week against the Hingham Harborman. Friday, October 21st - Home 7:00PM

      As a Running Back, Slot Back, Receiver, Corner Back, Defensive End, Special Teams, Kick Return... One isn’t looking at a high school athlete playing football, they’re seeing a college football player still in high school. 

As a Running Back, Slot Back, Receiver, Corner Back, Defensive End, Special Teams, Kick Return... One isn’t looking at a high school athlete playing football, they’re seeing a college football player still in high school. 

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DeMeritt’s 2016 Accolades already include:

  • ESPN MIAA All-State Team (pre-season pick)
  • Boston Herald 1st Team Running Back (pre-season pick)
  • Under Armor 7-7 Champ
  • Boston Globe Top HS Football Performer
  • Boston Herald HS Football Star of the Week
  • MaxPrep Player of the Game
  • Current MA MaxPreps: TD’s Leading Scorer
  • Hudl Top 5 Long Runs
  • Hudl BIG Time Touchdowns

       BOSTON HERALD FULL ARTICLE   http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/high_school/2016/09/duxbury_s_devin_demeritt_making_up_for_lost_time      SR. HIGHLIGHTS  https://youtu.be/rhsVt8wF3Jc    DUXBURY HS FOOTBALL COACH DAVE MAIMARON    “If he gets to the second level, he has always been able to put it in the end zone,” said coach Dave Maimaron. “To have a breakaway back like that is just such a weapon. This year he's faster, stronger and more determined than ever. He's a great kid and fun to watch."    STAT TO NOTE    DeMeritt has scored 10 touchdowns already and has helped Duxbury put up 42, 49 and 49 points in its first three games. In a Week 2 win he scored five times, rushed for 204 yards and had 136 receiving yards. The most determined run I have ever seen. HE'S BACK!  

“I’m lucky to have coaches who believe in me and the best offensive line in the state, said DeMeritt. During the game it’s hard to see what a great job our O-line does. I’m glad we have film so that they get the recognition they deserve.” Devin added

Devin DeMeritt

Devin DeMeritt

DeMeritt’s 2016 Accolades already include:

  • ESPN MIAA All-State Team (pre-season pick)
  • Boston Herald 1st Team Running Back (pre-season pick)
  • Under Armor 7-7 Champ
  • Boston Globe Top HS Football Performer
  • Boston Herald HS Football Star of the Week
  • MaxPrep Player of the Game
  • Current MA MaxPreps: TD’s Leading Scorer
  • Hudl Top 5 Long Runs
  • Hudl BIG Time Touchdowns

DeMeritt "key" to win

DeMeritt "key" to win

 

COACHES PERSPECTIVE: As undefeated Silver Lake keyed on #22 Devin DeMeritt - Duxbury's offense lights-up the score board winning 55 to 12 taking control of the Keenan Division. 

DeMeritt - YTD Stats 5 Games / 41 Touches / 16 Touchdowns / 934 All-Purpose Yards / Avg. 22+ Yards Per Touch

Overall "Offensively or defensively Devin is the all-around athlete that you need on the field and in the locker room; special teams, kick return, pass blocking, running routes, picking up key first downs."

"When opponents load up the box with 7 players to take away our #1 threat the field opens up and allows us to dominate. Devin is a smart football player and selflessly helps us win when even when to doesn't touch the football. His film study and football IQ is off the charts."

 

VersatilityBreakaway SpeedStrength and PowerHandsFootwork.

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2016 YTD ACCOLADES:

  • ESPN MIAA All-State Team (pre-season pick)
  • Boston Herald 1st Team Running Back (pre-season pick)
  • Under Armor 7-7 Champ
  • Boston Globe Top HS Football Performer
  • Boston Herald HS Football Star of the Week
  • 2 Time - MaxPrep Player of the Game
  • Current MA MaxPreps: TD’s Leading Scorer
  • Hudl Top 5 Long Runs
  • Hudl BIG Time Touchdowns

DUXBURY CLIPPER REPORTS DeMeritt, Maimaron power Dragons

DUXBURY CLIPPER REPORTS DeMeritt, Maimaron power Dragons

Duo plays part in all 7 TDs as Duxbury bolts out to early lead and never looks back

By Trevor Hass, Sports Editor/Reporter sports@duxburyclipper.com Twitter: @TrevorHass

DEMERITT YTD Stats 4 Games / 33 Touches / 15 Touchdowns / 844 All-Purpose Yards / Avg. 25+ Yards Per Touch

Duxbury’s seven touchdowns against Plymouth North came in many different forms. Some were on the ground and some were in the air. Some were from far out and some from inside the red zone. Some came early in the drive and some were the final blow on methodical marches down the field.

But all seven scores had one thing in common: They all involved either QB Bobby Maimaron, RB Devin DeMeritt, or both players. DeMeritt accounted for five TDs – three on the ground and two in the air – and Maimaron threw for three and rushed for one. The duo worked seamlessly together, picking apart the Eagle defense in a 46-0 shellacking at Plymouth North High on Friday night.

“Shout out to the coaches,” senior Riley Bergstrom said. “They did everything for us and put us in the right spots and all we had to do was execute.”

With the win, the Dragons move to 4-0 on the season and they’ll remain at No. 1 in all major polls. Duxbury took a commanding 26-0 lead into halftime and extended the margin to 39-0 after three before adding one more score in the fourth. The defense posted its first shutout of the season and the offense dominated all game. 

Plymouth North’s game plan became clear in the opening minutes – work the clock and keep the Duxbury offense off the field as long as possible. At first, it worked to perfection, but the Dragon defense finally forced a turnover on downs with 6:27 left in the first.

On Duxbury’s third play from scrimmage, Maimaron found a huge hole and burst free, uncontested, for a 63-yard TD trot. The Eagles worked the ball into Dragon territory on their first two drives, but each time Duxbury thwarted their progress, claiming a 7-0 lead after one.

Photo by Marilyn Quilty | Devin DeMeritt scored three TDs on the ground and two on passes from QB Bobby Maimaron.

Early in the second, Plymouth North turned the ball over on what was supposed to be a punt on 4thand 20, and Charlie Gans recovered it deep in Eagle territory. Three plays later, Maimaron scrambled and found a cutting DeMeritt for a 9-yard strike. 

“He’s awesome,” head coach Dave Maimaron said of DeMeritt. “He makes the team go right now and we need other guys to step up because people are going to take him away.”

On Plymouth North’s ensuing drive, Duxbury’s Eric Proctor forced a fumble and Bergstrom recovered it. DeMeritt swooped to the outside and scored easily from 36 yards out, pushing the margin to 20-0.

DeMeritt – who missed the bulk of last season with a torn ACL in his left knee – racked up seven carries for 191 yards and five receptions for 93 yards, showcasing his ability to make plays in both realms. 

“Anytime Devin touches it he’s bound to go off,” QB Bobby Maimaron said. “It’s huge to have him back. We missed him so much last year.” 

For all that DeMeritt did, Maimaron was just as impressive. He slung a pinpoint, back-shoulder pass to James Miele in the left side of the end zone late in the first half and Duxbury surged into halftime up 26-0 and in complete control.

In Duxbury’s 49-14 win over Whitman-Hanson the previous week, Maimaron did most of his damage with his legs. Friday, while he still rushed for 88 yards and a TD, he flaunted his ability to consistently throw accurate passes. He toyed with the defense, kept plays alive and delivered strikes to teammates in both the open field and tight coverage.

Maimaron finished 14 for 24 with 211 yards passing and didn’t make any costly mistakes all game. His ability to make plays out of seemingly nothing is a key reason why Duxbury is such an unstoppable offensive juggernaut. The Dragons have outscored their opponents 186-48 through four games, and they look every bit the part of the No. 1 team in Massachusetts. 

“I have a ton of time with my offensive line,” Maimaron said, “and on the rare time I do scramble it’s because I have too much time and I have to get out there and make something happen for the team.”

DeMeritt scored from 81 yards out early in the third, then Maimaron fed DeMeritt for their second TD connection of the day midway through the quarter – this one from 15 yards out. DeMeritt tacked on a 25-yard score late in the fourth to complete the scoring.

Despite the lopsided result and the impressive win, Dave and Bobby Maimaron still feel as though there’s more work to be done. The homecoming matchup against 4-0 Silver Lake on Friday at 7 p.m. at Duxbury High could be the Dragons’ biggest test of the regular season. 

Dave Maimaron is hoping for a more productive week in practice to clean up some of the mistakes that didn’t cost Duxbury against Plymouth North but could potentially prove problematic later in the season. 

“We’re really working on stuff,” Dave Maimaron said. “We’re getting ready for the games we know are coming down the road. Sometimes we look good and tonight was sloppy. We have to have a better week of preparation this week.”

DEVIN DEMERITT - RECORD SETTING RUN

DEVIN DEMERITT - RECORD SETTING RUN

2016 MA MaxPreps: TD’s Leading Scorer

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HS Football Friday, September 29, 2016 Duxbury vs. Plymouth North

BOSTON - Massachusetts is often referred to as a “no look” state when it comes to High School football recruiting. Look no further, Devin DeMeritt has everyone refocused.

The Duxbury Dragons and the their #1 running back Devin DeMeritt “DD” have left little to the imagination when it comes to their record setting run.

Having lost nearly all of his Jr. season to a torn ACL in his left knee the record books may never reflect “DD” as Duxbury’s best, but his performance last night certainly makes his namesake part of the conversation. The senior running back had a great game with five TDs for the Dragons (4-0, 2-0 Patriot League Keenan Division).

This is the second time in the 2016 season that he has scored 5 touchdowns. In the first 4 games he has gained a total of 15 touchdowns and has accumulated over 800 all-purpose yards helping the Duxbury Dragons put up 42, 49, 49 and 46 scoreboard points. 

“I’m lucky to have coaches who believe in me and the best offensive line in the state, said DeMeritt. During the game it’s hard to see what a great job our O-line does. I’m glad we have film so that they get the recognition they deserve.” Devin added

DeMeritt’s 2016 Accolades already include:

  • ESPN MIAA All-State Team (pre-season pick)
  • Boston Herald 1st Team Running Back (pre-season pick)
  • Under Armor 7-7 Champ
  • Boston Globe Top HS Football Performer
  • Boston Herald HS Football Star of the Week
  • MaxPrep Player of the Game
  • Current MA MaxPreps: TD’s Leading Scorer
  • Hudl Top 5 Long Runs
  • Hudl BIG Time Touchdowns

As a Running Back, Slot Back, Receiver, Corner Back, Defensive End, Special Teams, Kick Return... One isn’t looking at a high school athlete playing football, they’re seeing a college football player still in high school. See below.


BOSTON HERALD REPORTS: DEVIN DEMERITT IS MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME!

BOSTON HERALD REPORTS: DEVIN DEMERITT IS MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME!

TODAYS BOSTON HERALD REPORTS: DEVIN DEMERITT IS MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME!

Greg Dudek Friday, September 30, 2016 “If he gets to the second level, he has always been able to put it in the end zone,” said coach Dave Maimaron. “To have a breakaway back like that is just such a weapon to have.” DeMeritt has scored 10 touchdowns already and has helped Duxbury put up 42, 49 and 49 points in its first three games. In a Week 2 win he scored five times, rushed for 204 yards and had 136 receiving yards. The most determined run I have ever seen. HE'S BACK! 

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