GROTON -- Two area students, Groton senior Jake Riggert and Fitchburg sophomore Austin Luckey, received honorable mention from the Independent School League for their performance on a Lawrence Academy football team that ranked third in the league at the end of the season with a 6-2 record.
Riggert contributed heavily to both the offense and defense. On offense, he started three games at left guard and five games at right tackle, making the switch with enthusiasm and hard work. On defense, he had 15 tackles, two forced fumbles, and three quarterback harasses. Coach Paul Zukauskas notes, "Jake was a pleasure to coach. He truly led by example and was a huge contributor to the team's success." Jake Riggert is the son of Karen and David Riggert of Groton.
Luckey had an outstanding sophomore season, excelling on defense and making a huge contribution at tight end and wide receiver. Luckey led the team with 68 tackles, two sacks, and three forced fumbles on defense; on offense he had nine catches for 187 yards. "I look for Austin to continue to grow as an athlete and improve next year," said Zukauskas. "He has a bright football future ahead." Austin Luckey is the son of Amy Luckey of Fitchburg.