Seniors Maimaron, Reagan & DeMeritt lead Dux offense
By Aaron Carr, Sports Reporter
RUNNING BACK, DEVIN DEMERITT
Senior Devin DeMeritt figures to serve as Duxbury’s primary ball carrier. Hampered by injuries during his high school career, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound DeMeritt has added some noticeable bulk to his frame while rehabbing from the knee injury that cost him virtually the entire 2015 season.
After rushing for 712 yards as a sophomore, DeMeritt was limited to just 127 yards on 17 carries last season. When healthy, he’s flashed breakaway speed that most players would be envious of.
Health provided, DeMeritt should lead the Dragons in carries this fall, in turn helping Maimaron focus on delivering the ball to his talented collection of receivers. De- Meritt has been named to the preseason All-State team for both the Boston Herald and ESPNBoston.com.
“Last year we didn’t really have a run threat other than Bobby and now we’ll have a serious run threat that will put pressure on defenses,” Maimaron said.
During Duxbury’s summer showcase at the Under Armour Northeast 7-on-7 flag football tournament, DeMeritt also displayed his pass catching abilities. He scored a handful of receiving touchdowns during Duxbury’s run to the tournament’s New England championship.
“Devin has great hands,” Maimaron said. “He might have the best hands on the team.”
That’s really saying something considering the Dragons have arguably the state’s best receiver on their roster. Stay tuned for more on him.
At 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds, junior Frankie Tower is not the imposing figure that DeMeritt is but he’ll get touches in Duxbury’s offense.
He accumulated just 21 carries last fall but Tower has impressed his coaches during a productive summer. More of a between-the-tackles runner, Tower compliments the speedy DeMeritt.
“Frankie is quicker, stronger and faster than he was last year,” Maimaron said. “If he gets to the second level he’ll be able to take off. He’s going to be a really good option to go along with Devin.”