Devaun Ford’s final high school football game was like so many others that he played during his days at Mashpee High School. Playing as a receiver in the annual Aleppo Shriners Football Classic, an annual all-star game for the state’s top seniors at Bentley University in Waltham, Ford put on a show one last time before heading off to the next level.
The athletic two-sport South Shore League all-star earned the Offensive Most Valuable Player Award for the south team on Friday, June 21. Ford scored a first-quarter touchdown and added a two-point conversion in the south’s 21-8 win over the north. Ford had four catches overall for 74 yards to go with the touchdown and conversion.
Ford will be attending Framingham State in the fall. He hopes to have a big season for the local Division III college and plans to transfer up to a Division I school before the 2020 season. While playing at MHS he helped the Falcons to win three state Super Bowl championships and set the school’s career scoring records in football and basketball.
Ford’s touchdown in the first quarter, off a pass from Franklin’s Nick Gordon, and the subsequent conversion put his team up 8-0. The North tied the game in the third quarter at 8-8 before the south got the lead back in the fourth on a touchdown from Miilton’s Luke McMenamin to Franklin’s Ryan Driscoll with a little more than five minutes to play. The north tried to rally back, but south Defensive MVP, Canton’s Brandon Albert, stripped the ball away and went 83 yards for the game-sealing score.