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Butler Rushes For Career High 217 Yards And Score, Erlwein Records 13 Tackles As Football Drops Tough 19-17 Senior Day Decision To Framingham State: Massachusetts Maritime Athletics
MMA: Alex Butler 8 yd run (Jake Bickley kick) 8:51 1st
rushed for a career-high 217 yards on 31 carries to go with his
touchdown in the setback for Massachusetts Maritime
, as he
amassed 229 all-purpose yards on the day overall.
Bourne Enterprise: "Butler Brothers Return Home: Siblings Play Football At Massachusetts Maritime": Massachusetts Maritime Athletics
BOURNE- From the day they picked up a football, the careers of Alex and Walter Butler have been remarkably similar.
Alex is currently a 2nd Class Cadet in 3rd Company at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
is a Maritime Transportation major, squad leader and starting running back on the Buccaneers football team.
At the age of 7, Alex
put on his first football pads as a member of Bourne Pop Warner
, while 4-year-old Walter watched from the sidelines.
Mass. Maritime running back Alex Butler carries the ball for the Buccaneers.
is one of the top ball-carriers for the Bucs this fall.
Rarely had a season gone by when Alex
hadn't been selected as an Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star.
Back together again, the two Bulters went to work setting new gridiron marks.
Both brothers became team captains and both were recipients of the highly prestigious Fall River Super Team Award given to the top 11 high school football players in southeastern Massachusetts.
The awards and recognition continued to come their way as the Spartans of Bishop Stang High School reached the Massachusetts High School Super Bowl Alex's senior year.
The next season, after Alex
left for college, Walter helped lead the Spartans to a 10-0 record.
helped bring lacrosse to Bishop Stang.
freshman season, along with other students interested in the sport, Alex
helped form a lacrosse club, which a year later became a varsity team.
roots in Bourne, Alex
came home in 2006 to play football at Massachusetts Maritime Academy
"I wanted something with a military atmosphere," Alex
In his third year at MMA, Alex is a squad leader working with the freshman and helping them adjust to the school and its lifestyle.
"I help them with what they need to know," Alex
, who had been the Buc's OLB, took over at running back.
"We switched positions is what happened," Alex
"When that injury happened they wanted someone with college game experience at running back."
"We had played both of those positions at Stang
," Walter added.
"It wasn't anything new."
Six games into the season, Alex
is the second-leading ball carrier on the team, rushing 49 times for 175 yards.
tops the list on kick-off returns with 14 for 199 yards.
"There is no denying that we're having a tough season," Alex
admitted, "but there are some good things going on.
"We really are a hard-working team," Alex
said of the Buccaneers.
"All our buddies, the kids that we grew up with, now come out to see our games," Alex
smiled, "and on a Friday after inspection I can just walk home."
"It's really nice to be home," Alex
added with a smile.
Butler Rushes For 124 Yards And Two Scores, Erlwein Records 13 Total Tackles As Football Drops Wild 42-31 NEFC Decision To Fitchburg State: Massachusetts Maritime Athletics
MMA: Alex Butler 4 yd run (Bickley kick) 10:22 4th
Thornton's second scoring run of the day of three yards extended Fitchburg State's lead to 28-9 heading into the final 15 minutes of play, but the Buccaneers closed back to within five points (28-23) on an eight yard touchdown run by freshman Matt White (Westwood, Mass.) and a four-yard plunge by junior Alex Butler
(Bourne, Mass.) in less than four minutes.
added the final score of the afternoon for the Buccaneers with a two-yard touchdown that was followed by a two-point conversion rush by senior Joe DeFrank (Morgantown, Pa.), but Fitchburg State recovered the ensuing onside kickoff and ran out the clock for its triumph.
rushed for a career-high 124 yards to go with his
two touchdowns in the setback for Massachusetts Maritime
, which rushed for 331 yards on the afternoon, the fifth highest single-game total in school history.
Montalto and White combined for 137 yards on the ground to go with their scores, as Butler
amassed 215 all-purpose yards for the day, including 85 on kick off returns.