Vincent Burton, Blue Hills: The Globe’s reigning Division 4A Player of the Year is off to a scintillating start, with 404 yards rushing in two games, including a 36-carry, 264-yard, three-touchdown performance in a 32-14 win at Nantucket.
Brandon Gallagher, Bridgewater-Raynham: The Trojans defeated Durfee 34-7 behind 175 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries from the sophomore running back.
David Harrison, Weymouth: In a 31-20 Bay State Carey victory over Wellesley, the junior receiver reeled in five catches for 110 yards, threw a 41-yard scoring pass, and scored two more. He also had an interception on defense.
Kiivone Howard, Foxborough: The senior running back rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of a 40-6 win over East Providence. He has six TDs in two games.
Tom Sapienza, Whitman-Hanson: The first-year starting quarterback is off to an impressive start. In a 39-24 win over Marshfield, he threw for 292 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 106 yards.
Doncaster’s Top 10 Teams
1. Duxbury (2-0); beat Plymouth North, 38-7
2. Xaverian (1-1); lost to St. Joseph Regional, 62-0
3. Walpole (2-0); beat Framingham, 27-21
4. Weymouth (2-0); beat Wellesley, 31-20
5. Foxborough (2-0); beat East Providence, 40-6
6. Blue Hills (2-0); beat Nantucket, 32-14
7. Brockton (1-1); lost to Reading, 12-0
8. Mansfield (1-1); lost to Needham, 21-14
9. Wareham (2-0); beat Case, 35-6
10. Abington (2-0); beat Plymouth South, 13-7
Game of the Week
Xaverian at Brockton, Friday
The two perennial powers have locked up in a number of battles over the years. Both programs enter this matchup in need of a victory after performances in Week 2: Brockton was bounced by Reading, while Xaverian had a very long ride home from New Jersey after suffering a 62-0 pounding by St. Joseph’s Regional.
Week 3 Slate
Friday (all games at 7 p.m. unless noted)
Marian at Southeastern, 4; Silver Lake at Plymouth North, 4; Wareham at Apponequet, 4; Greater New Bedford at Old Rochester, 5; Abington at Canton, 6; Braintree at Needham; Cohasset at Scituate; Gloucester at Weymouth; Hingham at Dennis-Yarmouth; Mansfield at Dracut; Natick at Milton; Norton at Millis-Hopedale; Pembroke at Stoughton; Plymouth South at Quincy; Randolph at Watertown; Weston at Dedham; Whitman-Hanson at Foxborough; Xaverian at Brockton
Saturday (all games at 1 p.m. unless noted)
East Bridgewater at Bishop-Stang, 10 a.m.; Diman at West Bridgewater, 11; Oliver Ames at Bedford, noon; Carver at Coyle-Cassidy; Duxbury at New Bedford; Falmouth at Middleborough; North Quincy at Sharon; Rockland at Hanover; South Shore Vo-Tech at Norwell; Lawrence Academy at Milton Academy; St. Sebastian’s at Noble & Greenough; Thayer at Governor’s Academy; Blue Hills at North Shore Tech, 1:30 p.m.; Bridgewater-Raynham at Marshfield, 1:30; King Philip at Westwood, 7
Walpole at Brookline, 5 p.m.
Coryn Doncaster can be reached at email@example.com.