BLACKSTONE VALLEY MEMORIES December 1
1954 Pawtucket East’s city championship
eleven has placed three linemen and two backs on the 1954 Times All-Blackstone Valley schoolboy football team. End Frank Dompkowski, a rugged 6-foot, 195-pounder, gave rival backs a battering from his wing position, guard Ed Akucewich (5-10, 175) frequently pushed bigger opposition all over the field with his vicious blocks, and center Ken Crowley (5-9, 160) earned the nod over Mike Cronin of Saint Raphael Academy. Don Warburton (6-1, 181) played fullback (plenty of power) and quarterback (rated a good passer), while halfback Bob Humphrey (5-11, 165) was an exceptionally good ball carrier who combined speed with deception.
Tolman fullback Alan Theofilis, a fast-stepping junior, was the leading ground gainer among Blackstone Valley schoolboys with 616 yards on 104 carries. Rounding out the top five rushers are Bob Buteau of Pawtucket West (539 yards), Saint Raphael Academy’s Steve Leavitt (437), Bob Rao of West (373) and Cumberland’s Pete Louthis (370) who, like Leavitt, ended his career with a broken leg. Tolman’s Bob Moniz captured the scoring crown with 60 points easily outdistancing runner-up Billy Free of Cumberland who tallied 43 points.