Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Somers Commits to Endicott
Luke Somers, who led Pinkerton to the D-I state title this past season and was one of the state's best players, has made a commitment to continue his football career at the next level.
Somers will attend and play football for Endicott College, a Division III school in Beverly, MA. Somers was an excellent 2-way player, shining at both safety and running back. He also has a 3.96 weighted GPA.
Somers was easily one of the top 10 football players in NH this past season. He may not have had off the charts stats like some of the other top players, but anyone who knows football and followed it closely this year knows that he was as valuable to his team as any player in the state. Pinkerton went 10-1 this past season in games vs. NH teams. The only game they lost (to North early in the season) just so happened to be the one game that Somers missed due to injury.
He was one of the state's hardest hitters on defense, and one of the best blockers on offense. He could have been a starting QB on many teams in the state, and he also could have been the starting running back on other squads. He could have had some big time stats. But like Coach Brian O'Reilly said during the season, Somers was very unselfish and gave up the opportunity for big stats and instead did whatever he was asked to do and play whatever position he had to in order to help the Astros win games. Pinkerton doesn't sniff the title without Somers on the field hitting people and also bringing leadership to the table.
Somers will be representing NH in the Shrine Game vs. VT on August 6. He was an all-state player as a junior and senior. As a senior, not only was he a state champion and Shrine team selection, but Somers was also the 2010 NH Notebook Division I Player of the Year.
Endicott plays in the New England Football Conference (NEFC). They went 9-3 last season, including a 6-1 record in the conference. Other NH natives on the roster include K/P Shawn Klukey (Pinkerton), DL Max Fatello (Winnacunnet), LB Darren Brown (Salem), OL Pat McMenimen (Exeter) and OL Casey McDonnell (Timberlane).
Congrats to Luke, and best of luck at Endicott!