Player of the Week: St. John's Andrew Smiley

SHREWSBURY, Mass. -- In addition to his exploits at quarterback, which have come to be expected at St. John's of Shrewsbury, senior signal-caller Andrew Smiley has also taken on a new role with the Pioneers -- that of a defensive closer.

While again surpassing 300 combined offensive yards, Smiley also came away with a game-saving interception in a wild 37-32 win over West sectional champion Springfield Central.

Along with the pick, Smiley was his usual self on the flip side of the ball, throwing for 223 yards and two touchdowns in addition to 109 rushing yards.

For that, Smiley is our Player of the Week.

Editor Brendan Hall caught up with Smiley on Monday for this interview:

Along with Smiley, here are our Top Performers for state semifinals weekend:

  • Drew Smiley, Sr. QB, St. John’s (Shrewsbury) – Accumulated more than 300 all-purpose yards and secured a game-saving interception in a Div. 2 state semifnal vs. Springfield Central.

  • Brendan Hill, Jr. TE, Mansfield – Hauled in six catches, including two touchdowns, for 127 yards vs. Waltham in the Div. 2 EMass final.

  • Cole Kissick, Jr. RB, Cohasset – Went off for 250 yards on 28 carries with 3 TD vs. St. Clement in the Div. 6 EMass final

  • Dylan Oxsen, Sr. RB, Plymouth South – Ran for 214 yards on 39 carries and scored both South’s touchdowns in the Div. 3 South final vs. Stoughton.

  • Koby Schofer, Soph. QB, Northbridge – Ran for 170 yards on 28 carries while completing 14 of 23 pass attempts for 112 yards, along with a game-winning touchdown pass vs. Hoosac Valley in the Div. 5 state semifinals.