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2012 Hall of Fame: Peter Lynch and Ethan Peterson

October 23, 2012

From Rutland High School- Ethan Peterson:

Ethan played in the Rutland-Hartford rivalry his sophomore, junior and senior years. As a captain of the 2008 team, Ethan was unable to play against Hartford in the regular season and state championship games due to a season ending injury. Ethan was still named all-state and represented team Vermont in the Sugar Bowl versus New Hampshire. Ethan has gone on to M.I,T., been a 4 year starter in the offensive line, 2 year team captain, academic all American and just recently named a semi-finalist in for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy. Ethan is 1 of 147 student athletes from all levels of college football for this prestigious award that recognizes the best scholar-athlete in the nation.

From Hartford High School- Peter Lynch:

Peter was a 4-year letterman with the Hurricanes. He captained the 2008 state championship team. He was selected all-League both his junior and senior years. Some of his best games were against rival Rutland High School As a junior, Peter had 3 touchdown carries for over 60 yards each in a 35-23 loss to Rutland. During his senior year, Hartford and Rutland met once during the regular season and again in the State Championship game. In the first game, Peter had 30 carries for 160 yards and 1 touchdown to lead the Hurricanes to a 31-25 win, and in the championship game he rushed for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns in a well fought 26-14 win over Rutland for the Division 1 State Championship.

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