Upper Cape Tech's Dumont To Play In Shriners Game
By: DAN CROWLEY, June 16, 2014
Upper Cape Tech senior running back Jon Dumont will represent his school on Saturday, June 21, at Bentley University in the 32nd Shriners All-Star Football Classic.
Each year the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association, in connection with the Aleppo Shriners of Massachusetts, co-sponsor an Eastern Massachusetts all-star game. For the past 32 years, graduating high school seniors from the North and South have played the annual classic. In order to participate in the game, a player must be nominated by his high school coach.
In nine games during the regular season last fall Dumont carried the ball 117 times for 1,426 yards and 24 touchdowns and a two-point conversion. He added three more TDs when he scored on a punt return, brought a kickoff back for six-points and scored once on defense.
From his linebacker position, Dumont compiled a total of 73 tackles and two sacks.
Over his four-year career with the Rams he carried the ball 309 times for 3,096 yards, scoring 43 times for a total of 48 total touchdowns. Defensively, he finished with 159 tackles and four sacks.
“When starting a new athletic program there are many moments that are looked upon as building blocks for the future,” UCT head football coach Mike Hernon said. “Jon has played an integral role in each and every one of these moments. His election to the Shriners games as one of the state’s best players is his final stamp on the UCT football program. His achievements as well as the team’s accomplishments leading up to this milestone include, but are not limited to, League MVP back-to-back years in 2012 and 2013, two Mayflower League championships (2012, 2013), and a Super Bowl championship (2012). Many parents of potential UCT players have voiced their concern that their child will not receive the same exposure as they would in their town’s football program. My answer to them is always—if [their child is] talented enough, they will find him wherever he plays. I can now back this up by proudly pointing to the banner hanging in our gym that will bear Jon’s name. Whether he realizes it or not, this significant building block will impact the decision of prospective students for years to come.”
All proceeds from the game are donated to the Shriners Hospital in Boston. Kickoff is slated for 4 PM.