From Essex High School: Max Librizzi
Max played in the Rutland-Essex rivalry for three years. Last year, as a senior, Max led Essex to a 35-13 regular season win, with 338 yards passing and three touchdowns. In the championship game he was even better, rushing for the first touchdown and completing 23 of 30 passes for 404 yards and three touchdowns. He is now playing quarterback at Holy Cross.
From Rutland High School: Jake Eaton
Jake played in the Rutland-Essex rivalry his sophomore, junior, and senior years. As one of the captains of the 1998 team, Jake led his team to a 26-21 victory over Essex and a state runner-up title. In the Essex game, Jake injured his hand badly and missed almost the entire first half. After getting medical clearance, he returned in the second half and threw three touchdowns including the winning touchdown with no time remaining on the clock. Jake was named the Gatorade Player of the Year twice and went on to be the star quarterback at University of Maine before playing professionally.