Hill will not have surgery, Redding said, but will undergo rehab that will keep him out six weeks and extend into basketball season.
Kyle Hurley will start in place of Hill against St. John's (Shrewsbury).
"We'll miss Brendan," Redding said. "I don't know if we get here (the Super Bowl) without him, but we can win with Kyle Hurley."
Hill suffered the injury in the Hornets' win over Foxborough on Thanksgiving.
Xaverian senior running back Shayne Kaminski is doubtful for Saturday's Division 1 Super Bowl, coach Charlie Stevenson said.
Stevenson said Kaminski has more doctors visits, but that the initial belief is a broken fibula.
Kaminski was on crutches and wore a boot on his right foot at Wednesday's breakfast.
Kaminski also suffered his injury on Thanksgiving in a win over St. John's Prep.
Boston English's Brian Vaughan, who is in his second season, has been named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week following his team’s 14-12 win over Thanksgiving rival Boston Latin last Thursday.
The win, which was sealed on a last-second touchdown pass of 7 yards, marked the first time English has beaten Latin since 1997.
The accolade comes with a $1,000 donation to the school’s football program in Vaughan’s name from the Patriots Charitable Foundation.
Vaughan and his team were presented a check Tuesday by Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett on behalf of the program, which is in its 18th year.
The Patriots High School Coach of the Year will be named at the end of next week. It’s a distinction that includes a $2,000 contribution to the winning program.
Another Thanksgiving has come and gone with stars on every field. Here's a look at what the school football staff came up with for holiday heroes.
Cody Demers, Central Catholic – The senior wide receiver hauled in a 37-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mike Milano, and also broke free for an 80-yard touchdown run to lead Central Catholic to a 44-18 win over Andover.
Jeff D'Auria and Jack Campsmith, Chelmsford – D'Auria and Campsmith combined for more than 300 rushing yards and five touchdowns, as the Lions earned the program's 500th victory with a 49-23 win against Billerica. D'Auria rushed for 180 yards and three scores, while Campsmith had 185 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Jack Boucher, Newton North – The senior captain did it all for the Tigers, as he threw for a pair of touchdowns, rushed for an 18-yard score, and had an interception in a 49-8 win over Brookline. He also kicked six extra points.
Troy Flutie, Natick – The senior quarterback (17 of 23, 237 yards) closed out his career in style, tossing seven touchdowns – six in the first half – to lead Natick to a 48-13 win over Framingham. Flutie, who is Boston College-bound, now holds the state record for touchdown passes in a season (47) and in a career (112).
Drew Belcher and Liam Kenneally, Reading – The Rockets trailed Stoneham, 30-6, with six minutes remaining, but Belcher accounted for three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in the final minutes that tied the game and sent it to overtime. Belcher then threw for a score in the second overtime and rushed for the winner in the third. Kenneally, a running back and linebacker, converted two 2-point conversions during the comeback, caught a TD pass in double OT, and sealed things with an interception.
Shaquille Anderson, Cambridge – The running back piled up 209 yards and three touchdowns on the ground as the Falcons took down Somerville, 41-7.
Domingo Jenkins, Taunton – Jenkins rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers' 42-6 win over Coyle & Cassidy.
Chris Lessard, Lynn English – The senior receiver was responsible for all 13 of the Bulldogs' point in their 13-12 comeback win over Lynn Classical in the teams' 100th meeting. With 50 seconds left and facing fourth and 19, Lessard caught a 28-yard TD pass from Lucas Harris to tie the game. Lessard then kicked the winning extra point. He also rushed for score.
Brooks Tyrrell, Marblehead – Tyrrell tallied six touchdowns in the Magicians' blowout win over Swampscott.
Kyle Rose, Dighton-Rehoboth – Rose ran for four touchdowns of 66 yards or more in a win over Seekonk.
Matt Beauparland, Dartmouth – Beauparland accounted for all of the Indians' offense with his four touchdowns in their win over Fairhaven.
Adam Billard, Sandwich – Billard's four touchdown passes paved the way for a Blue Knight blowout.
Connor Moriarty, Walpole – Moriarty rushed 10 times for 300 yards and three scores for the Rebels.
Jay Maxwell, Dedham – The senior back tallied a touchdown and eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season as the Marauders (4-7) upended Norwood, 20-18.
C.J. McCarthy, North Reading – With four rushing touchdowns and a pick-six for another in the Hornets 42-35 win over Lynnfield, the senior back became the first player in Eastern Mass. to reach 200 total points for the season. McCarthy now has 31 touchdowns and seven 2-pt. conversions for 200 points.
Dean Prouty, Hanover – The senior quarterback tossed for three first-half touchdowns as the Indians held off a second-half Norwell rally for a 19-14 win.
John Sass, Randolph – The Blue Devils were guided to their first win of the season by their senior quarterback, who threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more in a 44-20 win over West Roxbury.
Casey Tucker, Middleboro – The Sachems wrapped up their season at 5-6 behind a two-touchdown performance from their junior running back, who notched scores from 55- and 57-yards out in a 42-20 victory over Carver.
Nick Mulcahy, Austin Prep – The senior took just 10 carries but made them count, running for 262 yards and 5 touchdowns to help his coach, BIll Maradei, win his 250th career game.
Rodolfo Jiminez and Eddie Faulkner, St. Mary's – Jiminez and Faulkner combined for seven sacks on defense, as they held Lynn Tech scoreless and to negative yardage through three quarters.
Alex Tate, Shawsheen – The sophomore quarterback accounted for all of the Rams' scoring, throwing for 137 yards and two touchdowns while adding two rushing touchdowns in the win.
Chris Dumont, Manchester Essex – The senior workhorse did it all for the Hornets again, running for five touchdowns to lift his team past Georgetown.
Orlandino Gray, East Boston – Gray rushed for three touchdowns as the Jets ran past the Knights, 50-6.
Sean Aldrich, Greater New Bedford – Aldrich rushed for 90 yards and two touchdowns, but his biggest play came on a 100-yard interception return for a TD that shut the door in a 20-2 win against DIman.
Orlandino Gray, East Boston – In their annual Thanksgiving Day clash, Gray led the Jets in the 50-6 blowout win over Southie, rushing for three touchdowns, including a 51-yard score in the third quarter.
Michael Sullivan, St. Clement – While throwing for three touchdowns and rushing for another in the 43-16 win over St. Joseph's Prep, Sullivan topped 2,000 passing yards for the season.
Bryan Cedeno, Cathedral – Cedeno led the Panthers in the win over Marian, rushing for 189 yards and four first-half touchdowns.
Zahir Ramsey, Minuteman – Minuteman picked up its eighth win of the year, the most since 1986, and Ramsey had a lot to do with it. In the win over Mystic Valley, he rushed for four scores and hurled a 72-yard TD pass in the first-half.
Red Devil defense, Chelsea – The Red Devils (6-5) picked up their third straight Thanksgiving Day win over Matignon with a 21-0 shutout, ending their season above .500. Multiple players spearheaded the defensive effort, including Lucas DeOliveira (eight tackles, two assist), Adriel Rodriguez (six tackles), and Josue Theosmy (six tackles).
Dejour Releford & Emmanuel Almonte, Boston English – In the 14-12 win over Boston Latin, the duo helped change a culture at English, hooking up for the winning 7-yard TD pass as time expired. The win was the Eagles (7-4) first over Boston Latin since 1997.
Acton-Boxborough’s Noah Zavolas was just enjoying some lunch and a nice walk in Cambridge last August when his life would change. It was just a coincidence that he was in the home city of Harvard University when Crimson baseball coach Bill Decker gave him a call, offering him a spot on his team.
The pitcher said yes without hesitation.
Now a senior, Zavolas has been met with the utmost of appreciation by his teachers, coaches, trainers, and friends. Acton-Boxborough held an event for the signing of his letter-of-intent last Tuesday.
“Playing baseball at a Division 1 program, at Harvard, I’ll be looking forward to it every single day,” Zavolas said.
Zavolas said he never expected to take the mound for the Crimson. While his grades were far from poor -- last year he was a member of the National Honor Society -- he didn’t think they were up to the caliber of an Ivy League school.
“I can’t even really say it’s a dream come true,” Zavolas said. “I never really considered Harvard an option.”
The pitcher is coming off a junior year to remember. He had a 5-1 record with a 0.78 ERA, good enough to be team MVP and a Dual County League All-Star. His velocity -- 86 m.p.h. -- also turned heads at the Head First Baseball Showcase in Long Island in early August.
It was that showcase that led to Harvard assistant coach Mike Zandler inviting him to the Crimson’s summer camp later in the month.
"That was the last hurrah for the summer,” Zavolas said. “This is it. My last shot to do something people will remember.”
He certainly made an impression, throwing 88 m.p.h. in three strong innings during the summer camp.
Right now, all he feels is anticipation and excitement, not only about putting on the Crimson uniform but about closing out his senior year at Action-Boxborough in fine fashion.
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We knew the teams, now we know the times. The MIAA announced the starting times for the six high school football Super Bowls, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The day begins at 9 a.m. with the Division 6 game and concludes with Bishop Fenwick playing Northbridge at 8 p.m.
Division 1: Central Catholic vs. Xaverian, 3:30 p.m.
Division 2: Mansfield vs. St. John's (S), 1:30 p.m.
Division 3: Tewksbury vs. Plymouth South, 6 p.m.
Division 4: Dennis-Yarmouth vs. Doherty, 11 a.m.
Division 5: Bishop Fenwick vs. Northbridge, 8 p.m.
Division 6: Cohasset vs. Littleton, 9 a.m.
Ticket information is expected to be announced after Thanksgiving.
The MIAA high school football state semifinals have come to a close and the slate of games for the six state championships at Gillette Stadium have been set.
Here's the lineup:
Division 1: Xaverian vs. Central Catholic
Division 2: Mansfield vs. St. John's (Shrewsbury)
Division 3: Tewksbury vs. Plymouth South
Division 4: Dennis-Yarmouth vs. Doherty
Division 5: Bishop Fenwick vs. Northbridge
Division 6: Littleton vs. Cohasset
The Super Bowls will be played Saturday Dec. 7 at Gillette Stadium. The times for each game will be announced later.
Standing 6-foot-5, 205-pounds, there are very few people who can adequately cover Mansfield’s Brendan Hill. The three-year varsity split end has given opposing defenses fits as they try to stop the grueling Hornet offense that includes quarterback Kyle Wisnieski (second in Division 2 with 22 touchdown passes) and running back Miguel Villar-Perez (third in Division 2 scoring at 96 points). Hill, a junior, has helped pace the Hornet offense to an average of nearly 35 points per game, and was instrumental in his team’s most recent victories: a 42-35 win over Needham and a 41-16 drubbing of Barnstable in the Division 2 South title game. A three-year starter for the Hornets’ basketball team, Hill has helped guide Mansfield to a perfect 10-0 start and a date with Waltham in the Division 2 Eastern Mass. title game Saturday at Cawley Stadium in Lowell.
In this week’s edition of First & 10, Hill talks to the Globe about Mansfield’s perfect start, his athletic family, and his most memorable game.
Mansfield is sitting at 10-0 on the season. What would you say is the biggest reason for your success up to this point?
Definitely coach Redding and all the coaching staff, the hours of work they put in and the game plans they come up with. Week in and week out, it’s really just unbelievable, and it’s obviously worked out pretty well for us. I’ve got to give it to them. Coach Redding is definitely one of the best in the business.
Your team is one of only a few teams left chasing a title. Have you and the guys started to feel any pressure with how important these games are getting?
I really don’t think so. We love it. In practice everybody’s screaming, yelling, having a good time, messing around, talking trash to each other. It creates a great atmosphere. We’re just a bunch of kids who love the game and love being around each other. I don’t think we’ve felt any pressure, just more excitement and, if anything, anxiousness for Saturday.
You also play for Mansfield’s basketball team. Which sport would you say you like more?
I really can’t answer to that, to be honest. I love both sports. I want to keep playing them for as long as I want. At the end of the day, [I am] going to play both for as long as I can and see what happens.
Which do you think you’re better at?
I think it is kind of hard to compare because football is such a team game. There’s a balance of offense – of passing and running – and basketball is more like you can create your own shot, create your own opportunities and stuff like that, so I think they’re hard to compare.
What would you say your most memorable game is? From either football or basketball.
Definitely last year’s playoff game against Duxbury. They were on a 37-game winning streak. It was a great night. It was snowing. Felt like you were playing in your front yard with your neighborhood friends. I actually scored the touchdown to go ahead late in the game, so that made it pretty memorable for me, but even just knocking off a great Duxbury team. That was definitely one of the most memorable games of my high school career, so far.
You’re a pretty tall person at 6-foot-5, but you have a younger sister who is pretty tall as well, right?
I do, yeah. My sister [Megan}, she’s in 8th grade and is 5-foot-11, 6-feet. My dad is 6-foot-6, so that’s where the height comes from.
How tall is your mom?
My mom is 5-foot-9. She actually played basketball at Providence College. She was the Big East Player of the Year one year [Kathy Finn, 1984]. Get the height from my dad, athleticism from my mom, so it’s a pretty good combination there.
Do you have any other siblings?
I have an older brother and sister, who are twins. My brother goes to Bentley and he plays football there [Jeff Hill, junior wide receiver], and my sister [Kate] goes to Providence College where my mom and dad both went.
And my youngest brother is eight [Chris]. Forgot to mention him.
Did your older siblings play sports for Mansfield?
My brother went to Mansfield and played basketball, football, and ran track. He actually won a Super Bowl with Coach Redding his senior year, so just seeing him go through all of that and be successful in the program, it made me 10-times more excited. I was in 8th grade at the time. Seeing him on the big stage, I just couldn’t wait for that to be me.
My sister actually went to Bishop Feehan, and she played volleyball, basketball, and track.
Does your brother ever razz you about how he has a Super Bowl ring and you don’t have one yet?
[Laughs] He actually does. I never hear the end of that. He holds the record for all-time touchdown receptions at Mansfield, and he took a lot of pride in that. I think I’m like, three or four touchdowns away [from his record], so it’ll be fun to shoot him a text after I score that last touchdown.
When was the first time you dunked in a game?
First time I dunked in a game, I’ll never forget that. It was my freshman year in what is called the Roundball Tournament that we have at my school. Over April break we were playing a team and I stole a pass, ran it down court, and I went off with a two-handed jam.
Where’s your favorite place to go in Mansfield?
Without a doubt the Mansfield Deli. That’s the hot spot in town. Everybody gets a sandwich there before games. I get breakfast there – I get a bacon, egg, and cheese on a bagel there – every game day.
If you were taking someone there and they could only get one thing off the menu, what is it?
My personal favorite is the Big Bird on a braided roll: chicken cutlet, some cheese, bacon, and Thousand Island dressing. That’s definitely the way to go. I definitely recommend that very, very highly.
If you had to pick one song to run out of the tunnel to, what would it be?
I’d have to go with Youth of the Nation [by P.O.D.]. That song definitely gets me going.
What’s your favorite class?
I’d have to go with history on that one. I like learning about things that happed in the past. I like reading biographies about people talking about their own lives and all different kinds of things they went through and try to relate it to [my life].
You’re only a junior, but have you put any thought into college yet?
I’ve been to a few football games this year. BC [Boston College] I’ve been in contact with, the University of Massachusetts. I just took a trip down to North Carolina and saw a Duke football game and looked at North Carolina and NC State. I went to a Maryland game three or four weeks back, went down to that campus – it’s a great campus. We practiced there when we played Dunbar [High], so it was cool to see the campus like that.
I’m starting to really get into real recruitment and stuff like that. Start to make some decisions based on how far I want to go, the type of school. I’m looking forward to that. I can’t wait to get it started.
We’ll wrap it up with another football question. You’re one win away from a Super Bowl appearance. What would it mean for you to make it to Gillette?
It would be an absolute dream come true, not so much getting to Gillette, but winning at Gillette would absolutely be a dream come true. Watching my brother do it, watching all that happen, for it to finally be my time and for my team, our time to be there, winning would be an absolute dream come true.
Coach Dale Olmsted has preached to his Millis/Hopedale football players over the last five seasons to never pass up an opportunity for success. He had to follow his own advice by accepting the head coaching position at Nichols College Tuesday.
“I never thought I would get to this point,” said Olmsted. “It’s a lot of coaches’ dream to get to this level.”
The Globe's 2011 Division 4 Coach of the Year will have the tall task of turning around a program that went 1-8 this season. However, he proved he could rebuild a team with his work at Millis/Hopedale.
Before the coach came to Millis in 2005, the team had registered only three wins in its previous three seasons. After proposing that Millis merge with Hopedale in 2009, he went through two sub-.500 seasons before a breakout 10-1 season in 2011. That earned Millis/Hopedale the Tri-Valley Small School Division title and a state playoff berth. This season marked the third year in a row Millis/Hopedale made the playoffs.
Nichols director of athletics Charlyn Robert said she is excited for Olmsted to join the staff and admires the vision he showed in proposing the merger between Millis and Hopedale.
“He’s had opportunities to grow passion for the game of football among players at the high school level,” Robert said. “We’re excited to have him come aboard.”
The former college safety (Salem College and West Liberty State in West Virginia) has been the recipient of multiple coaching awards during his 21 years of coaching Massachusetts football, including two Tri-Valley County Small “Coach of the Year” awards (2011-12) and the New England Patriots “Coach of the Week” award in Week 3 of the 2008 season.
“I put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get the program to where it is now,” said Olmsted, whose team is preparing for a Thanksgiving game against rival Medway that will cap off a 7-3 season. “To let it go is a little bittersweet.”
Olmsted described Tuesday as one of the harder days in his coaching career, as he announced to his players that he had accepted the job. However, he is up for the challenge that awaits him in Dudley.
One of Nichols’s biggest problem areas was defense, as it let up an average of 44 points per game this season. Olmsted said that by building on a foundation of trust between players and coaches, change would come.
“They have a lot of academic success at Nichols and they just want the same for their athletic department,” Olmsted said. “So I’m ready to roll up the sleeves and get to work.”
He is looking forward to stepping onto Vendetti Field at Nichols, but for now Olmsted is still focused on his last game with Millis/Hopedale.
“It’s always been about the school, program, and seniors,” he said. “That’s how it’s going to be on Thanksgiving.”
After a resounding 34-7 playoff win over Lincoln-Sudbury, Waltham's John Bourque was named the New England Patriots high school coach of the week. As a result, the Patriots Charitable Foundation is donating $1,000 to Waltham's football program.
“Congratulations to coach John Bourque and his team,” said Andre Tippett, the Patriots executive director of community affairs. “Waltham played dominating football in the second half of this game, scoring 27 unanswered points to pull away from Lincoln-Sudbury and win the Division 2 North championship. This was a great win for the Hawks.”
Waltham's Dana Parello certainly helped his coach win the award. He ran for two touchdowns and returned an interception 100 yards for another.
Before a well-deserved Thanksgiving break, a look at the football Players of the Week for Nov. 15-16.
Shayne Kaminski, Xaverian – The senior captain rushed for 200 yards, including 151 and two touchdowns in the second half, to help Xaverian erase a 14-point deficit as they beat Attleboro, 35-28, to advance to the Super Bowl. In the fourth quarter, Kaminski rushed for a 37-yard score, without a cleat, to tie the game 21-21.
Cody Demers, Central Catholic – The senior wide receiver took a hard hit earlier in the game, but returned to catch a 24-yard pass from Mike Milano with 2:10 to play as the Raiders beat Everett, 20-15, to advance to the Super Bowl.
David Harrison, Weymouth – The athletic senior rushed for 254 yards and three touchdowns on 41 carries in Weymouth's 45-44 win against New Bedford. He also caught a 57-yard touchdown pass.
Elijah Booker, Cambridge – The Falcons wide out had eight catches for 213 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-6 win over Lynn English.
Dana Parello, Waltham – The senior quarterback (10 of 18, 184 yards) and defensive back literally did it all. He rushed for two scores, threw for one, and ran back an interception 100 yards for another. He also recovered two fumbles to lift the Hawks 34-7 win past Lincoln-Sudbury in the Division 2 North final.
Michael Hershman, Mansfield – Hershman, playing with a hernia that will require surgery, had seven catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns in the Hornets 41-16 win over Barnstable in the D2 South final.
John Fadule, Wellesley – Last week, Fadule had six touchdowns. The senior quarterback topped that by throwing for six scores and rushing for two more Friday. The eight touchdowns were a school record. Fadule finished with 444 passing yards and 76 yards rushing, as the Raiders took down Marshfield, 61-52.
Troy Flutie, Natick – The senior was 17 of 23 for 239 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Needham. The three TD passes gave him 105 for his career – the state's all-time record. Former Everett QB Jonathan DiBiaso (2008-11) previously held the mark with 103.
James Sullivan, Tewksbury – Sullivan ran 20 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns as the No. 7 Redmen won the Northeast title.
Jake Gibb, Stoughton – Gibb, a sophomore, made the go-ahead 25-yard field goal for the Black Knights with 1:08 to go Friday night at Oliver Ames as Stoughton clinched the Southwest crown.
Isaiah White, Beverly – White carried 27 times for 186 yards and a pair of scores in the Panthers' win over Danvers.
Gavin Monagle, Masconomet – Monagle ran for a touchdown, picked off a pass, forced a fumble, and recovered another for the Chieftains in their win over Gloucester.
Alex Toyias, Milton – Toyias had three interceptions as the Wildcat defense held Medfield to one score in their 14-7 win.
Brendan Chipman and Taylor Frazier, Middleboro – Chipman, a sophomore quarterback, rushed for three scores in the first quarter before connecting with Frazier for a 34-yard touchdown pass in the Sachems' 49-0 shutout of Wareham. In addition to his receiving touchdown, Frazier also kicked all seven point after attempts.
Josh Cobb, Coyle & Cassidy – The Warriors clinched their first win of the season behind their senior running back, who rushed 31 times for 251 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-6 win over Randolph.
Matt Kramich, Lynnfield – The Pioneers rallied to beat Watertown, 21-20, as the senior returned an 83-yard kickoff for the game-winning score in the fourth quarter.
CJ McCarthy, North Reading – For the second-straight game, the Hornets' senior running back scampered for five rushing touchdowns in North Reading's 48-17 win over Weston, giving him 26 touchdowns for the season. McCarthy finished the day with 228 rushing yards and currently leads all of Eastern Mass. with 168 total points.
Troy Nanfelt, Apponequet – In the Lakers' 35-24 win over Westwood, the junior running back raced for 80 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries. Nanfelt also kicked all five of Apponequet's extra point attempts.
Jason Halpin, Abington – The senior took just six carries but ran for 134 yards and three touchdowns to lift the Green Wave to the South championship.
Jordan Manthorne, St. Mary's – Manthorne scored two rushing touchdowns and made two interceptions on defense in a 42-0 win over Greater Lowell.
Nicholas Mulchahy and Jonathan Saurman, Austin Prep – Mulcahy ran for 230 yards and two touchdowns while Saurman added 138 yards and two TDs, also returning an interception for a score.
Charlie Maistrellis, Bishop Fenwick – Maistrellis scored two touchdowns on 95 yards rushing and also blocked a punt to help the Crusaders secure the North title.
Ross Murphy, North Shore – North Shore overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to beat Dorchester behind a huge second half from their senior tailback. Murphy scored all 26 second half points, including 170 rushing yards and four touchdown runs. He hit the end zone for the game-winner with just six seconds left In to play.
Bryan Cedeno, Cathedral – In the win against O'Bryant, pint-sized Cedeno rushed for 150 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown. He had an impact defensively in the win as well, totaling eight tackles and returning a fumble recovery 60 yards for a touchdown.
Michael Sullivan, St. Clement – The Anchormen's 21-14 sectional final victory over Latin Academy had a lot to do with what Sullivan was able to get done on offense. The senior quarterback went 9 for 19 for 127 yards and two touchdown passes and scored the game-sealing 24-yard TD rush on a QB keeper in the fourth quarter.
Rocco Laugelle, Cohasset – In Cohasset's 14-8 sectional final win over Millis-Hopedale, Laugelle's hands were like magnets whenever the football came his way, helping the Skippers convert on several crucial third downs. The senior wideout hauled in a game-high eight catches for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Jesse Gwozdz, Governor's Academy – In the Gov's 67-19 win over Hamden Hall, Gwozdz ran for 209 yards and six touchdowns. His touchdowns were all in the first half.
Drew Jacobs, Milton Academy – In a 62-18 win in the Tom Flaherty Bowl, Jacobs ran for 198 yards and four touchdowns.
Ryder Stone, Phillips Andover – The senior running back scored three second-half touchdowns to lead the Big Blue past Brunswick.
The Division 1 Super Bowl is set – Xaverian (9-1) will face Central Catholic (9-1) at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 7.
The rest of the Super Bowls will be determined by next weekend's semifinals. Here's the schedule.
Saturday: St. John’s (Shrewsbury) (8-2) vs. Springfield Central (9-1) at Westfield State, 2; Mansfield (10-0) vs. Waltham (7-2) at Cawley Stadium, Lowell, 2.
Friday: Stoughton (9-1) vs. Plymouth South (8-1) at Brockton High School, 7.
Saturday: Tewksbury (10-0) vs. Melrose (9-1) at Cawley Stadium, Lowell, 11 a.m.
Saturday: Wahconah (10-0) vs. Doherty (9-1) at Doyle Field, Leominster, 2; Bedford (8-1) vs. Dennis-Yarmouth (8-2) at Brockton High School, 3.
Friday: Bishop Fenwick (10-0) vs. Abington (9-1) at Woburn High School, 7.
Saturday: Hoosac Valley (9-1) vs. Northbridge (8-2) at Doyle Field, Leominster, 11 a.m.
Saturday: Littleton (10-0) vs. Turners Falls (8-2) at Westfield State University, 11 a.m.; Cohasset (9-1) vs St. Clement (8-1) at Brockton High School, 6:30.
Recaps of Saturday's high school football games:
South Shore Voc-Tech 38, Tri-County 14 — Senior Joseph Draicchio rushed for 126 yards on 16 carries and one touchdown and sophomore quarterback Michael Reale threw for four touchdowns and ran for one for the Vikings (5-5).
Austin Prep 46, Manchester Essex 14 — Nicholas Mulchahy rushed 230 yards and two TDs and Jonathan Saurman added 138 yards and two scores for the Cougars (7-3). Saurman also had an interception return for a score.
Greater Lawrence 30, Georgetown 21 — The host Reggies came from behind in the fourth quarter, getting touchdowns from Yoel Batista and Ed Rodriguez.
Whittier 44, Brighton 18 — Jesus Sanchez rushed for three touchdowns in the second half to lead the Wildcats.
Arlington Catholic 24, Ipswich 12 — Junior running back Greg Whelan had 144 yards rushing as the Cougars (2-8)topped the Tigers (2-8).
Central Catholic 20, Everett 15 — Mike Milano found Cody Demers for a 24-yard touchdown with 2:10 to go to lift the fourth-ranked Raiders over No.1 Everett in the Division 1 North final.
Xaverian 35, Attleboro 28 — Shayne Kaminski rushed for 151 yards in the second half and two touchdowns to help the Hawks score 28 unanswered points and win the D1 South title. Kaminski finished with 200 yards on 30 carries.
Tewksbury 34, Marblehead 21 — Tewksbury scored 13 fourth-quarter points to pull away.
Bedford 22, Pentucket 14 — Quarterback Joey Zampell connected for two touchdowns, including the winner in overtime as the Buccaneers (8-1) advance to the Division 4 Eastern Mass. final.
Suffield 50, Avon Old Farms 42 — The Tigers led, 47-14, at the half and hung on to finish a perfect 9-0.
Cheshire Academy 70, New Hampton 20 — Patrick Kehoe passed for 660 yards (35 for 47)and eight touchdowns. Tarik Black had nine catches for 190 yards and three touchdowns. The loss was the first for New Hampton (8-1) while Cheshire finished 8-1.
Milton Academy 62, Dexter 18 — Drew Jacobs ran for 198 yards and four second-half touchdowns to lead the Mustangs (8-1).
Governor’s Academy 67, Hamden Hall Country Day 19 — Jesse Gwozdz scored six first-half touchdowns.
St. Clement 21, Latin Academy 14 — Senior RB Deron Hines led St. Clement with 147 rushing yards and 12 tackles on defense.
Blackstone-Millville 26, Keefe Tech 0 — Ben Gallant had 10 carries for 95 yards and two touchdowns, and also kicked two PATs, to lead the host Chargers (2-8) past the Broncos (0-10). Seth Leone (7 carries, 76 yards, TD) and John Savoie (7 carres, 53 yards) also helped a strong BMR ground attack.
Westford 27, Newton South 7 — Senior Will Pudiski scored twice to lead the Grey Ghosts (4-6) over the Lions (3-7).
Stoneham 30, Hamilton-Wenham 0 — Senior Darius McPherson led the Spartans(5-5) with 13 carries for 113 years and three touchdowns.
Swampscott 28, Saugus 21 — Desmond Wilhelmsen ran for four touchdowns for the visiting Big Blue (4-6).
Minuteman 20, Lynn Tech 14 — Senior captain Zahir Ramsey had 169 yards on offense with three TDs (two passing, one rushing) as the Mustangs (7-3) defeated the Tigers (4-6).
Lexington 39, Malden 20 — Sophomore Jeff Costello threw five touchdown passes and senior Rhett Adley had five catches for 250 yards and three touchdowns for the Minutemen (3-6).
Shawsheen 13, Lowell Catholic 7 — Shawsheen (4-6) had three interceptions in a defensive battle. Jim Derochers had 117 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
North Shore 26, Dorchester 24 — Ross Murphy scored four second-half touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind win.
North Quincy 14, Norwood 6 — Antoine Allen had 24 carries for 155 yards and two touchdowns and Vincent Tran had four sacks for the Red Raiders.
Norwell 36, Fairhaven 26 — Anthony Wood-Casella and Mike Ross combined for 278 rushing yards and three touchdowns for Norwell (6-4).
Somerset Berkley 22, Sharon 0 — Junior Chip Wood ran for more than 100 yards and scored all three touchdowns. Mark Tonucci also ran for better than 100 yards and added two conversion runs.
Canton 27, Dedham 21 — The Bulldogs improve to 3-7 with their win over the Marauders (3-7).
Blue Hills 34, Diman 15 — Dimitri Revolus rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries for the Warriors.
Mystic Valley 36, St. Joseph’s Prep 0 — Junior Robbie Cummings had 11 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns and junior Devin Pierce was 19-of-24 passing for 209 yards and three touchdowns for the Eagles (3-6).
Catholic Memorial 23, Newton North 15 — Paul Gray scored two touchdowns and Kevin Claflin threw two touchdown passes.
Beverly 20, Danvers 8 — Senior Isaiah White had 27 carries for 186 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Panthers (6-4) over the Falcons (6-3).
Bishop Connolly 28, Monomoy 0 — Senior Brian Quinn had 11 carries for 215 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception and senior Alex Medeiros had 11 carries for 116 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Cougars (7-3) over Monomoy (3-7).
Phillips Andover 35, Brunswick 28 — Senior running back Ryder Stone's three second-half touchdowns ignited Phillips Andover (9-0) to 29 unanswered points as Phillips rallied past Brunswick (7-2) in the Jack Etter Bowl. A 70-yard touchdown pass from Ian Maag with 1:47 remaining sealed the game for Phillips Andover.
Waltham 34, Lincoln-Sudbury 7 — Dana Parello ran for two TDs -- including the go-ahead score in the third quarter -- and returned an interception 100 yards for another TD as the Hawks pulled past the Warriors.
Mansfield 41, Barnstable 16 — Kyle Wisnieski passed for three scores to lead the Hornets.
Bishop Fenwick 43, Northeast 6 — Quarterback Nick Bona tossed a pair of touchdown passes, while Charlie Maistrellis rushed for two more to lead the Crusaders to the Division 5 North title.
Dennis-Yarmouth 26, Holliston 7 — Spencer Tyler, Mike Dunn, and Jacob Pawlina rushed for scores in the fourth to lift the Dolphins to victory.
Cohasset 14, Millis 8 — Chris Haggerty found Rocco Laugelle for a 1-yard score in the fourth quarter to send the Skippers' to the Division 6 Eastern Mass. final against Latin Academy or St. Clement.
Littleton 28, Blackstone Valley 8 — Travis Bassett scored on rushes of 1 and 5 yards, while Pete Murphy added rushing scores of 5 and 25 yards as the host Tigers (10-0) topped the Beavers (9-1) in the Central Mass. Division 6 championship. Littleton will play in the Central/Western final next Saturday at Westfield State. Devin Kempster scored on a 4-yard run for Valley Tech.
St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 51, Leominster 42 — After losing five consecutive times to Leominster, including the past two Super Bowls, St. John’s quarterback Drew Smiley was determined not to allow that streak to reach six. Smiley cemented his place as one of the best all-around players in the state, rushing for 197 yards and three touchdowns, throwing for 250 yards and three touchdowns, and making a game-clinching interception to lead the Pioneers to a stunning, 51-42 win over the previously unbeaten Blue Devils in last night’s Central Mass. Division 2 championship game at Doyle Field. St. John’s (8-2) will face Western Mass. champion Springfield Central in the Div. 2 state semifinals next Saturday at Westfield State University. Leominster, the two-time defending Central Mass. Super Bowl champions, falls to 9-1 and will be off until its Thanksgiving Day classic with Fitchburg. Smiley was brilliant all night, but was at his best in the fourth quarter. Twice he had long runs on the first play after Leominster scored to pull within single digits. The first was a 55-yard run that setup his own 1-yard touchdown came three plays after a Leominster score, and the second a 69-yard scoring run with 6:23 to play that gave the Pioneers a 51-42 lead one play after Leominster had sliced the lead to 44-42. His interception with 4 minutes to play all but clinched the game for St. John’s, which ran out the clock. “My senior group has never beaten Leominster, so to finally do it in a game of this importance is just incredible,” Smiley said. “Leominster has a great team with some incredible athletes, but we do as well. We knew if we came in and executed, we had a great chance. Everyone played awesome, and that’s why we were able to get the win here.” Smiley had TD runs of 5, 1 and 69 yards, and threw touchdowns to Dan Crowley (11 yards), Nick Calvano (7 yards) and Mike McGillicuddy (70 yards).
Northbridge 50, Bartlett 37 — Koby Schofer and Jake Wood each rushed for three touchdowns, as the host Rams used a pair of successful onside kicks in the second half to take control and top the Indians to win the Division 5 Central Mass. title. Northbridge will face the winner of Friday's game between Hoosac Valley and Easthampton in the WMass/CMass title game on Saturday at Doyle Field at a time to be determined. Schofer also found Jurrell Cromwell for an 8-yard touchdown and also scored on rushes of 58, 3 and 39 yards. Wood added touchdown runs of 1, 13 and 3 yards. Alexander Givins-Perry had three touchdowns for Bartlett, scoring on rushes of 80 and 57 yards and catching a 13-yard score from Ricky Spooner. Spooner also found James Patterson for a 76-yard score, while Patterson scored on a 63-yard run on the first play of the game.
Wahconah 20, Agawam 0 — Quarterback Ethan Wells had 166 yards of offense (90 rushing) and three TDs (one passing) power the Indians.
Springfield Central 44, Westfield 20 — Cody Williams tossed four TDs and rushed for another in the Golden Eagles' victory. DaQuan Clemons recovered a pair of fumbles and returned them for touchdowns for Springfield Central. Ben Geschwind rushed for two scores in the loss.
Hoosac Valley 28, Easthampton 8 — Matt Braman had 13 carries for 121 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Hurricanes. Ty Mach added a game-high 141 yards rushing and a score and Ian Hill had 16 carries for 60 yards and a TD for Hoosac Valley.
Turners Falls 36, Mohawk Trail 22 — Malcolm Smith's 8-yard TD pass to Jalen Sanders in the third quarter provided the Indians with the winning points. Smith also rushed for two scores in the victory. Andrew Doty rushed for two TDs for the Warriors.
Chelsea 22, West Roxbury 14 — Nate Budwah's 63-yard punt return for a TD proved to be the winner for the Red Devils (5-4).
Lawrence 28, Peabody 26 — Nelson Valerio passed for 293 yards and four TDs to propel the Lancers past the host Tanners.
East Boston 20, Madison Park 14 — Jake Hardy (two TDs) and Connor Henry scored for the Jets.
Taunton 24, Braintree 14 — Senior Domingo Jenkins rushed for 190 yards and two TDs for the visiting Tigers (5-5), and teammate Gerald Cortijo added 157 yards and a score to defeat Braintree (4-6).
Medway 28, Foxborough 0 — Senior running back Anthony Parchesky rushed for 152 yards and scored all four touchdowns in the Mustangs' win.
Bellingham 40, Case 24 — Alec Godfrey ran for two touchdowns as the host Blackhawks (1-9) earned their first win.
Franklin 7, Brockton 0 — Nick Zucco's 2-yard touchdown run broke a scoreless tie in the fourth quarter as the visiting Panthers (5-5) defeated the Boxers. Brockton's Jamal Williams had 14 carries for 109 yards in the loss.
Bishop Feehan 34, Milford 22 — Matt Everton threw for two TDs and rushed for a score, Isaiah Douglas rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown, and the Shamrocks routed the Hawks. Spencer Schweiger added two TDs for Bishop Feehan.
St. Mary’s 42, Greater Lowell 0 — Jordan Manthorne rushed for two TDs and picked off two passes for the host Spartans. Connor Sakowich added three touchdowns -- two rushing and one receiving.
Nashoba 48, Fitchburg 29 — Matt Sabourin scored three touchdowns, and Eli Williams scored twice for the visiting Chieftains (6-4), who led, 34-7, at halftime. Nik Myles rushed for two TDs for the Red Raiders (3-7).
Tantasqua 51, Hudson 30 — The Warriors (7-3) tallied 271 rushing yards and 200 passing yards in the win over the Hawks (8-2). Zach Edwards completed 10 of 20 passes for 200 yards, two touchdown throws (36, 50 yards) and ran for a 12-yard score and gained 100 rushing yards. Spencer Duncan had 111 yards and a touchdown on nine carries for Tantasqua.
St. Peter-Marian 45, Quabbin 18 — Tyis Boykin had a pair of rushing touchdowns from 55 and 4 yards and caught a 38-yard touchdown reception while while Seamus Leary threw for a pair of scores (38, 55) and ran for another for 52 yards to lead the Guardians (7-3) past the Panthers (6-4). Quabbin's Dylan Kierman threw for 170 yards bringing his season tally to 3,100 yards, Nick Thyden had 80 rushing yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season and Channing Favreau recorded eight tackles, reaching 101 on the season for Quabbin.
Leicester 12, Southbridge 6 — Drew Mazzeo scored from 1 yard on the final play of the game to lift the visiting Wolverines (8-2) past the Pioneers (4-6). Leicester gained possession on the Southbridge 35 with 26 seconds left. Mazzeo threw to Shane Padeni for 16 yards to set up the winning TD. Brendon Metcalf caught a 44-yard scoring pass from Mazzeo (10 of 16, 143 yards; seven carries, 77 yards) in the second quarter, but the Pioneers tied it on Anthony Santos' 4-yard TD run before halftime. Tom Rodrick rushed for 44 yards, had eight tackles and blocked a punt. Jake Laviolette added seven tackles and a blocked punt.
Auburn 35, David Prouty 8 — Mark Wright rushed for three touchdowns and caught another as the host Rockets (7-3) downed the Panthers (5-5). Wright rushed for scores of 1, 33 and 39 yards and caught a 35-yard scoring pass from Adam Gustafson to take a 35-0 lead in the third quarter. Dom Pappas returned a fumble 45 yards for another Auburn score. Darell Beer scored on a 23-yard pass from Kyle Driscoll in the fourth quarter for David Prouty.
Gardner 46, Uxbridge 14 — Peter Gallant scored touchdowns of 3 and 2 yards to lift the Wildcats (5-5), who scored touchdowns on their first six possessions of the game in the win over the Spartans (6-4).
Assabet 20, Monty Tech 14 — Derek Yanchewski's 1-yard touchdown capped a 60-yard drive and sent the visiting Aztecs (6-4) past the Bulldogs (5-5). Yanchewski previously scored on a 16-yard run and gained 122 yards on the day. Marvin Brydson caught a 12-yard scoring pass from Marty Henry (3 of 5, 68 yards passing). Santo Frascolla, who rushed for a two-point conversion, gained 62 yards on 18 carries and also had a 40-yard reception. Cody Husselbee scored on runs of 30 and 20 yards for Monty Tech in the game, which was tied at 14 at halftime.
Bay Path 13, Maynard 12 — Ben Paquette's point-after kick following Tucker Hetherman's 15-yard touchdown pass to Harrison Brewer with about seven minutes left provided the difference for the visiting Minutemen (6-4). Hetherman completed 6 of 10 passes for 72 yards. Stephen Peterson rushed 2 yards for a second-quarter TD and went over 1,000 yards for the season for the Tigers (6-4).
Holy Name 32, Worcester North 8 — Jeff Holland ran for touchdowns of 17 and 42 yards as the visiting Naps (5-5) toppled the Polar Bears (1-9). Holy Name also got scoring runs from Joe Caico (65 yards), Dan Reidy (3) and Max Cerasoli (9). Anthony Yeskevicz ran for a 15-yard TD for North.
Wachusett 56, Algonquin 21 — Brandon Miller scored three times as the host Mountaineers (3-7) topped the Tomahawks (2-8).
Grafton 35, Burncoat 0 — John Gendron rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns, Dillon O'Brien ran for two TDs and a conversion, and Brian Diaz carried six times for 84 yards and a touchdown to lift the host Indians (4-6) past the Patriots (3-7). Grafton rushed for 257 yards in the first half.
Tyngsborough 28, Worcester Tech 6 — Austin Coene had 12 carries for 57 yards and touchdowns of 13 and 7 yards to lead the host Tigers (5-5) past the Eagles (6-4). Middle linebacker Austin Escot had 15 tackles and Jack Buckley had a 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and an interception for Tyngsboro. Zakk Hoffner scored Worcester Tech's touchdown from the 2-yard line in the third quarter.
Clinton 46, Millbury 38 — The Woolies' Richard Jolly scored on an 11-yard touchdown run with 57 seconds left to tie the game, 38-38, but Ben Lazare capped a last-minute drive by the host Gaels with a 30-yard touchdown run with 10 seconds left to lead Clinton to a win on Senior Night. Lazare scored three touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 231 yards for the Gaels (2-8), who have won two straight. Tom Russell added two scores for Clinton, while Darryl Jent had a 13-yard touchdown run for the Gaels. Jent also had an interception, while Ed Quill had a fumble recovery and stuffed a key Millbury drive, as he made a tackle to keep the Woolies out of the end zone at the Clinton 1-yard line with time expiring in the first half. Richard Jolly had three touchdowns for Millbury, while Jake Santon scored twice for the Woolies (5-5). Jent INT 16-8 end of the half, Millbury has ball at 1, ran Ed Quill stuffed it...
Narragansett 46, Ayer Shirley 22 — Joe O'Neil led the Warriors (5-5) past the Panthers (3-7) with 204 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown while Josh Eaton had 10 carries for 147 yards and a touchdown. Zak Walker had seven rushes for 119 yards and a touchdown run and Dre Carmona rushed for 114 yards on 10 carries for Ayer-Shirley.
West Boylston 35, St. Bernard’s 16 — Bryan Hayes rushed five times for 50 yards and scored twice at running back, caught a pass for 63 yards and picked off two passes, returning one for a 53-yard score as the host Lions (8-2) topped the Bernardians (7-3). Hayes also made nine tackles as West Boylston took a 35-0 lead into the fourth quarter. Tom McCarthy had a 25-yard touchdown and Ben Tasker added a 6-yard score for West Boylston, while Hayes scored on rushes of 12 and 20 yards and also added a conversion rush. Sean Maki had a 55-yard touchdown rush for St. Bernard's, while teammate Hector Delgado caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Sean Maki. Ben Tasker had six carries for 48 yards for the Lions, while teammate Alex Churchill had 15 carries for 76 yards. Freshman Cole McCubrey led West Boylston with 15 tackles, while Churchill added 11.
Cambridge 20, Lynn English 6 — Marcus Collins fired three touchdown passes and threw for 295 yards, Elijah Booker had eight catches for 213 yards and two scores, and the host Falcons (4-6) topped the Bulldogs (3-7). Cambridge's defense intercepted four passes and recovered a fumble.
Lynnfield 21, Watertown 20 — Matt Kramich returned a kickoff 83 yards in the fourth quarter to rally the Pioneers past the host Raiders (5-5. Watertown's Nick Giordano throw three touchdown passes, two of them to TJ Hairston in the losing effort. Jonathan Knee caught two touchdowns for Lynnfield.
Newburyport 13, Triton 0 — Drew Bourdeau caught a 15-yard TD from Michael Shay and Ethan Northey rushed for a score in the Clippers' shutout.
Bridgewater-Raynham 24, BC High 6 — Arcel Armstead rushed for 112 yards and two TDs to send the Trojans (6-3) past the visiting Eagles (5-5).
Cathedral 24, O'Bryant 6 — Bryan Cedeno ran for 150 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns -- one on a 60-yard fumble return -- for the host Panthers (7-1).
Masconomet 20, Gloucester 14 — Gavin Monagle rushed for a score and recorded an interception, fumble recovery, and forced fumble in the Chieftains' victory.
New Mission 20, Matignon 8 — Steven Thomas had 150 rushing yards on eight carries with two touchdowns for the visiting Titans.
Milton 14, Medfield 7 — Liam Collins and Jonathan Pierre each tallied a touchdown for the host Wildcats and Alex Toyias had three interceptions, including two in the game's final two minutes. Leroy Goodman contributed 73 yards on seven carries.
Norton 35, Bishop Stang 6 — Mike Ready passed for 142 yards and two TDs and rushed for another score to lead the Lancers (7-3). Matt Hines had 104 yards receiving and caught both of Ready's TD passes.
Coyle & Cassidy 34, Randolph 6 — Senior Josh Cobb ran 31 times for 251 yards and three scores for the Warriors.
Archbishop Williams 32, Martha's Vineyard 21 — Senior running back Kylan Philbert-Richardson rushed for 195 yards and two TDs to power the host Bishops. DeShawn James scored twice and Tony Breth passed for two TDs in the Vineyarders' loss.
Greater New Bedford 14, Rockland 7 — Sean Aldrich had 17 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown for the visiting Bears (6-4).
Cardinal Spellman 17, East Bridgewater 7 — Junior Matt Anastasi rushed for 166 yards and a TD on 23 carries as the Cardinals improved to 8-2. Quarterback Austin Joseph was 6 of 8 passing for 120 yards and a score for Cardinal Spellman.
Hull 34, Old Colony 14 — Ian MacDonald and Matt Frost each scored two touchdowns for the Pirates.
Southeastern 28, West Bridgewater 22 — Andrew McElligot had 102 yards receiving and rushed for two scores for the Hawks.
Arlington 35, Concord-Carlisle 8 — Quarterback Alec Coleman threw two touchdown passes and Tom Houston ran for 125 rushing yards on 22 carries with one touchdown to lead the host Spy Ponders. Zach Thomas had 110 receiving yards and two TD receptions.
Burlington 37, Winchester 7 — Senior Shane Farley was 13 of 22 for 217 yards and two TDs and also ran for a score as the host Red Devils (4-6) routed the Sachems. Sophomore George Balian had six tackles, broke up five passes, and forced one fumble for Burlington.
Weymouth 45, New Bedford 44 — David Harrison did it all for the Wildcats, rushing for 254 yards and two three touchdowns on 41 carries and throwing for 135 yards and another score. He also secured the win by knocking down a pass in the end zone in the fourth quarter.
Natick 28, Needham 14 — Quarterback Troy Flutie went 17 for 23 for 239 yards and threw three touchdown passes to Alex Hilger. With the three scores, Flutie claims the Massachusetts high school career record for touchdown passes.
Dover-Sherborn 35, Seekonk 21 — Antone Gomes rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown and also caught a 45-yard scoring pass from Rogers Boylan to power the Raiders.
Upper Cape 35, Bristol-Plymouth 14 — Jon Dumont recorded 155 rushing yards and three touchdowns for the visiting Rams.
Dartmouth 35, Dighton-Rehoboth 6 — Jack McCabe and Matt Beautarland each scored two rushing TDs to spark the Indians.
Nantucket 17, Mashpee 14 — Senior kicker Saugat Mali drilled a 23-yard field goal, the first of his career, as time expired to lift the visiting Whalers (5-5).
Here are all the scores from Friday's high school football playoff games:
- Div. 2 North: Waltham 34, Lincoln-Sudbury 7
- Div. 2 South: Mansfield 41, Barnstable 16
- Div. 2 Central: St. John's (Shrewsbury) 51, Leominster 42
- Div. 2 West: Springfield Central 44, Westfield 20
- Div. 3 Northwest: Melrose 31, Woburn 7
- Div. 3 Southeast: Plymouth South 7, Plymouth North 6
- Div. 3 Southwest: Stoughton 16, Oliver Ames 14
- Div. 4 South: Dennis-Yarmouth 26, Holliston 7
- Div. 4 Central: Doherty 33, Shepherd Hill 28
- Div. 4 West: Wahconah 20, Agawam 0
- Div. 5 North: Bishop Fenwick 43, Northeast 6
- Div. 5 South: Abington 47, Old Rochester 20
- Div. 5 Central: Northbridge 50, Bartlett 37
- Div. 5 West: Hoosac Valley 29, Easthampton 8
- Div. 6 South: Cohasset 14, Millis/Hopedale 8
- Div. 6 Central: Littleton 28, Valley Tech 8
- Div. 6 West: Turners Falls 36, Mohawk Trail 22
The fall MIAA high school tournament will wrap up for a number of sports while this weekend's football games will bring teams one round closer to the sport's respective championship games.
Champions in cross-country, field hockey, soccer, swimming, and volleyball will be crowned this weekend. Meanwhile, the football matchups this weekend will determine the state championship semifinals ahead of Thanksgiving due to the new playoff format.
It all makes for a very busy and exciting weekend.
Here's the schedule of playoff and championship games from Friday onward:
Friday Nov. 15
- Div. 2 North: Lincoln-Sudbury vs. Waltham, 7 p.m. at Leary Field (Waltham)
- Div. 2 South: Barnstable at Mansfield, 7 p.m.
- Div. 2 Central: Leominster vs. St. John's (Shrewsbury), 7 p.m. at Doyle Field
- Div. 2 West: Springfield Central vs. Westfield, 7 p.m.
- Div. 3 Northwest: Woburn at Melrose, 7 p.m.
- Div. 3 Southeast: Plymouth North at Plymouth South, 7 p.m.
- Div. 3 Southwest: Stoughton at Oliver Ames, 7 p.m.
- Div. 4 South: Holliston at Dennis-Yarmouth, 6 p.m.
- Div. 4 Central: Doherty at Shepherd Hill, 7 p.m.
- Div. 4 West: Wahconah vs. Agawam, 6 p.m.
- Div. 5 North: Northeast at Bishop Fenwick, 7 p.m.
- Div. 5 South: Abington at Old Rochester, 7 p.m.
- Div. 5 Central: Northbridge vs. Bartlett, 7 p.m.
- Div. 5 West: Easthampton vs. Hoosac Valley, 7:15 p.m.
- Div. 6 South: Millis/Hopedale at Cohassett, 7 p.m.
- Div. 6 Central: Valley Tech at Littleton, 7 p.m.
- Div. 6 West: Mohawk Trail vs. Turners Falls, 7 p.m.
- Div. 1 boys state championship: Somerville vs. West Springfield, 7:30 p.m. at Worcester State University
- Div. 1 girls state championship: Newton North at Minnechaug, 5 p.m. at Worcester State University
Saturday Nov. 16
- State cross-country meet: Boys’ Div. 1, 11:40 a.m. at Gardner Municipal Golf Course & Mount Wachusett Community College
- State cross-country meet: Girls’ Div. 1, 1 p.m. at Gardner Municipal Golf Course & Mount Wachusett Community College
- State cross-country meet: Boys’ Div. 2, 11 a.m. at Gardner Municipal Golf Course & Mount Wachusett Community College
- State cross-country meet: Girls’ Div. 2, 12:20 p.m. at Gardner Municipal Golf Course & Mount Wachusett Community College
- Div. 1 state championship: Walpole vs. Longmeadow, 10 a.m. at Worcester Polytechnical Institute
- Div. 2 state championship: Watertown vs. Auburn, noon at Worcester Polytechnical Institute
- Div. 1 North: Central Catholic at Everett, 1:30 p.m.
- Div. 1 South: Attleboro at Xaverian, 1 p.m.
- Div. 3 Northeast: Marblehead at Tewksbury, 1:30 p.m.
- Div. 4 North: Bedford at Pentucket, 1:30 p.m.
- Div. 6: North: Latin Academy at St. Clement, 6 p.m.
- Div. 1 state championship: Newton North vs. Barnstable, 6 p.m. at Algonquin, Northborough
- Div. 2 state championship: Notre Dame (Hingham) vs. Westborough, 3 p.m. at Algonquin, Northborough
- Div. 3 state championship: Frontier vs. Fairhaven, noon at Algonquin, Northborough
Sunday Nov. 17
Swimming and diving
- Div. 1 girls state championship, 7:15 p.m. at Harvard's Blogett Pool
- Div. 2 girls state championship, 2:15 p.m. at Harvard's Blogett Pool
Just 14 minutes into its NEPSAC Class D quarterfinal game, the top-seeded Waring boys’ soccer team had its back against the wall, down three goals at home to No. 8 St. Andrew’s.
But after regrouping at halftime, the sophomore-laden Mavericks (13-0-2) scored three second-half goals to force overtime, and eventually advanced, 5-4 (5-4 in penalty kicks).
Sophomore forward Aiden Wood (Essex, Mass.) scored a hat trick in regulation and junior midfielder Matt Lyman (Beverly, Mass.) scored the fifth penalty kick to secure the win.
“It was ugly in a hurry,” said Waring coach Weston Adams. “We were uncharacteristically sloppy out of the gate, [but] the kids made a couple adjustments on the field.”
The Mavericks got back to playing their style in the second half, controlling the possession. It paid dividends as Wood scored two goals and sophomore Kyle Patrick added the third to force extra time.
“[Wood] is a pretty aggressive player,” Adams said. “His partner up top, Kyle Patrick, has a great touch on the ball. He can create some trouble.”
Sophomore Nick Wigglesworth (Essex, Mass.) assisted on three of Waring’s four goals.
After two five-minute periods of overtime, the teams went to penalty kicks.
In the third round, St. Andrew’s hit the left post and junior keeper Johnny Sandri (Switzerland) dove to keep the rebound out.
Meanwhile, Wood, Patrick, Wigglesworth and sophomore Jacob Bannak all converted their penalty kicks, leaving it up to Lyman to clinch the win in the fifth round.
“It is good to be pushed and bring everything and trust that it’ll be enough,” Adams said.
Isaac Ogle and Charlie Mitchell turned in strong efforts defensively, quieting the Saints’ offense in the second half.
The Mavericks will host Hyde (Maine) in the Class D semifinals on Saturday.
After taking his fair share of bumps and bruises as a sophomore, Plymouth South's Dylan Oxsen emerged as one of the state's best running backs last fall, collecting 40 touchdowns to lead all of Eastern Mass. Oxsen's explosive play carried the Panthers to their first Atlantic Coast title and the school's first playoff berth. Plymouth South fell to Natick in the state semifinals, 38-33, with Oxsen rushing for 317 yards and all five Panther touchdowns.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Oxsen picked up right where he left off in his senior campaign, having collected 22 of Plymouth South's 28 touchdowns on the season. In his last two games - a 35-7 win over Sharon and a 21-7 win over Dartmouth - Oxsen has notched 494 yards and seven touchdowns on 50 carries, sending the Panthers (7-1) to the Division 3 Southeast title game where they will play their rivals, Plymouth North.
In this week's installment of First & 10, the senior back talks about the upcoming game against North, his volunteerism, and his favorite fishing spot.
What are your overall thoughts on how this season has gone for you and Plymouth South?
We had a very, very strong class [last year]. My class, the senior class, we’ve always played together as youth. My freshman year we were the first freshman team at Plymouth South to go undefeated. We’ve always been this really good band of brothers.
We had a really good year last year. A lot of the starters were seniors, so we were very skeptical about this year because we don’t have at that many juniors. We have a very small team, so people have been skeptical about how we’d do this year. But coming of last year, coming off a great ACL win, first time in South history, we came back, won it again, and now we’re chasing [a chance] to go to Gillette.
Winning South’s first ACL title last year, did that change the expectations that you guys had for yourselves this year?
It definitely did. Honestly it was a great feeling, especially on the way we won it – the fact that we won it against Nauset. But this year, we beat Falmouth to secure the ACL title, but I think one reason why we weren’t so happy about it was the way we played. Falmouth was the worst team in the league and we only beat them 14-0. We weren’t that happy about the way we played, but we just won the ACL title and we were still down. We want more. We weren’t satisfied with just the ACL title again this year.
You and the guys are squaring up against Plymouth North for the second time this season. What are some of the pros and cons of having to play a rival for a second time?
When you play teams over and over again especially Plymouth North – who we play every year, who is our rival – they know so much about you. They know what we do, we know what they do. We know the kids on the team, they know us. You have to play really good in order to win the game because you can’t mistakes. We know their weaknesses and they know ours. Both teams just know each other very well, and it has to be a hard-nosed game. Everyone is pumped up. There’s supposed to be thousands of people at this game. It’s going to be crazy. We just can’t make mistakes.
Very few rival schools come from the same town. Is there a pretty great dislike between Plymouth North and Plymouth South?
Yeah [laughs]. But we have some people from Plymouth North who are on the team. We have one Bryant [University] commit [left tackle/nose guard Shaun Duncombe] who grew up with almost every single kid on North, who didn’t even come to South until is freshman year. Our wide receiver [Rick Barnhardt], who began the season at quarterback, he played for Plymouth North his freshman year.
We know a lot of them, and maybe sometimes off the field when it’s not football season, yeah, we’re friends, but football season, on the field, that’s all over.
No matter what happens this weekend, you guys have to play Plymouth North again on Thanksgiving, meaning over a quarter of your schedule this season will have been games against North. Do you think that takes away from the traditional Thanksgiving matchup?
It 100-percent takes away from Thanksgiving. Let’s just say we beat North. Then we play the winner of Oliver Ames versus Stoughton. Now say we win that game. Coach [Scott Fry] has already told us that if we win that Oliver Ames-Stoughton game, we will not put the starters in. So now what is Thanksgiving worth? Now the people who come down with their family to watch the annual Thanksgiving Day game are watching North varsity against South junior varsity, if that’s what ends up happening.
You had 40 touchdowns last year as a junior. What had you envisioned for your senior season coming off such an impressive junior campaign?
I obviously didn’t want it to be just a one-year thing. My junior year I came by as a bit of a surprise; nobody knew who I was. I didn’t do much my sophomore year. It was a little bit easier to get away with [scoring that many touchdowns]. Now everyone who has played us has been there, they’ve seen me, they know who I am. It’s a lot harder to get away with it. Teams prepare for me now.
Has that made you a better player?
Yeah, it makes me a better person, but it also has to make the team better because we can’t just give the ball to me. We have to be a more well-rounded team. We have to spread out the wealth. We have to be able to throw and run it with our other running backs. Not only does it help me as a person but it has to help the team. We have to be a good team all around now that teams are looking at me.
You had over 300 rushing yards and five touchdowns in last year’s semifinals loss to Natick. What did you take away from that game?
If I were a senior, I probably would have been pretty bummed. All I could really do was come out this year and try to make it there again and prove that [last year] wasn’t just a one-time thing. I think I’ve done that this year. I’ve done well in the playoffs, we keep advancing, and as long as we make it to the state championship, maybe get a ring, a loss against Natick my junior year will be overlooked.
Let’s switch to some off the field topics. What do you do with your free time?
I do like video games a lot. I’m a big Call of Duty guy. I like being outdoors, so I like hiking, fishing. I fish a lot. And it sounds kind of soft, but volunteering at an animal shelter. I love animals.
Some kids your age don’t really see the merit in volunteering. What makes you go out and volunteer?
I used to do it before I was in National Honor Society, so it wasn’t mandatory. But now I’m in NHS, so I do need community service hours. Doing what I do doesn’t even feel like community service to me because I like doing it. Now I actually do it for hours.
Where’s your favorite fishing spot?
Well, there’s this one spot where I don’t see any small bass. Everything you reel in is a monster. I don’t really know where it is. It’s a weird path in the middle of the woods. You take your car down there, so I really couldn’t even tell you the name of it.
Is it on the South Shore?
Yeah, it’s actually somewhat near Plymouth South. It’s somewhere on Beaver Dam [Road].
If you had family coming into town, where’s the one place in Plymouth you’re taking them to eat?
I’d probably go to Red Robin. I’m a big burger guy, I don’t like anything fancy, so I’d probably go with the bacon cheeseburger.
Do you play any other sports at Plymouth South?
I’m a wrestler, and I use to play lacrosse, but I figured that track would be better for football. They like to see the times and everything, so I switched to track.
What do you run?
I run the 100-meter. Everybody asks me for my time but I really don’t remember [laughs], but I did place second in the Division I sectionals.
(Editor’s note: Oxsen finished second at the 2013 MIAA Eastern Division 1 Outdoor Championships with a time of 11.28 seconds. His best time was 11.00 at the 2013 Haverhill Invitational)
Do you have any college plans?
I’m not exactly sure yet. I’m getting a lot of interest from places. Bryant is definitely a possibility. I’m just getting looked at by a lot of places.
What’s the end result you’re hoping for?
I’m trying to go DI-AA. I’m not trying to go to Boston College. I’m trying to go somewhere I can play, maybe start my junior or senior year. I’m not looking for a place where I would start right away, that’s not mandatory. If I can go somewhere DI-AA and play as soon as I can, I’d love to play, but I definitely want to play at a competitive level. If I could even get into a competitive DII, it all depends. Scholarships and all that are a big factor.
If you play at college are you looking to stay at running back? Or are you willing to play somewhere else?
If not a running back, I could be, I don’t know, a slot receiver like Wes Welker or something. I want to be able to touch the ball. I play defense on our team, but I don’t want to play that in college.
We’ll finish it up with this: Plymouth South is two wins away from an appearance in the Division 3 title game. What would making it to Gillette mean to you?
It would just prove that a lot of the hard work has paid off. My freshman and sophomore year, Plymouth South was never on the map. No one knew about Plymouth South. To be on Top-25s and everything and just making a name for ourselves these last two years while we were on the team, it’s just nice to have.
Brockton high school senior Virginia Burns confirmed Wednesday morning via text message that she has committed to swim for the University of Pennsylvania.
Burns is the most decorated swimmer in Boxers program history, owning six of eight individual relay records at once.
"It feels great," Burns said about making her decision on National Letter of Intent day. "Knowing that I'll be spending my college years with such a great team and great coaches while getting an incredible education is fantastic."
Burns will be competing in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly races at the Division 1 State Championship at Harvard on Sunday.
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The Wilmington Wildcats and coach Sue Hendee found themselves in a familiar situation Monday afternoon in the Division 2 North girls' soccer final at the Manning Bowl in Lynn.
After two thrilling overtimes, Wilmington and Concord-Carlisle remained tied, 1-1, and headed to a penalty shootout. It's a scenario the Wildcats have experienced in each of the last three postseasons.
Wilmington edged Concord Carlisle in the shootout, 5-4.
With a bid to the state final on the line, the pressure was immense.
“We practice penalty kicks a lot, but there were a lot of nerves today” said Hendee, who is in her 26th season with the program.
When choosing her kickers for the shootout, Hendee looks for confident players who don’t shy away from the pressure, but rather embrace it.
“We pretty much just go with who wants to do it,” said Hendee. “We are pretty confident by the time we get to the postseason that we can execute pretty well.”
Devyn Malatesta had the winning penalty kick, sending her team forward and ending Concord-Carlisle’s season.
The Wildcats had 10 players set to kick -- the first five, and another five if extra kicks were needed. Malatesta was No. 7.
“Pressure is really more on the shooter than it is on the keeper,” Hendee said. “You expect the shooter to score, if the keeper makes the save that’s icing on the cake.”
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The Eastern Massachusetts Association of Interscholastic Football Officials has named East Bridgewater’s Shawn Tarpey its 2013 Robert Donovan Coach of the Year.
Tarpey, in his 17th season (10th with the Vikings), has led his team to a 6-3 record with a 2-2 mark in the South Shore (Large) League.
The award, given for “high ethical standards” in teaching football, will be presented at the EMAIFO’s banquet at the Emerald Club in Abington Nov. 21.
“I’m a little surprised,” Tarpey said. “They came out the other day and told me I was going to get a reward. I didn’t know I was nominated. It was a pleasant surprise for me and the program.”
Tarpey gave credit to his former coaches, Stoughton’s Greg Burke and Springfield College's Mike DeLong, for shaping his approach to the game. He also served as an assistant coach alongside his mentors at both schools.
“They both really love football and teach the game the right way,” Tarpey said. "There’s so much pride and passion in the game as well as in the players. They’re people first, then football players after that. All those things have added up to mold my own coaching philosophy.”
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Week 9 has come and gone. Here are the football players of the week as selected by the school sports staff.
Damon Belin, Attleboro – For the second straight week, the Bombardiers senior had three touchdowns. On Friday, he rushed for three scores as Attleboro defeated Bridgewater-Raynham, 40-14, to advance to the South final.
Markus Edmunds and Nick Boes, Central Catholic – Edmunds, a junior linebacker, recorded 13 tackles, while Boes, a senior linebacker, had two interceptions to anchor Central Catholic's defense in a 35-0 shutout against Acton-Boxboro. The Raiders play Everett in the North final.
Michael Geaslen, St. John's Prep – The senior quarterback threw four touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 25-12 win against Malden Friday.
John Fadule and Matt Dziama, Wellesley – Fadule (205 passing yards) tossed four touchdown passes, three to Dziama, in the Raiders 42-27 win over Duxbury Friday. The quarterback also rushed for two scores and 190 yards.
Hayden Murphy, Barnstable – After No. 2 Natick tied the score at 13 in Friday's Division 2 South semifinal, Murphy scored twice to seal the sixth-ranked Red Raiders' 27-13 win. Overall, he rushed for three scores and 128 yards.
Kyle Wisnieski and Brendan Hill, Mansfield – The dynamic duo connected three times in the Hornets' 42-35 victory over Needham in the other D2 South semifinal. Wisnieski was 13 of 18 for 222 yards and four touchdowns. Hill caught eight passes for 152 yards.
Casey Walsh, North Andover – The quarterback had four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) as the Knights took down Lynn English, 42-23.
James Sullivan, Tewksbury – Sullivan rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns and added a fourth score on a touchdown grab as the Redmen advanced to the Division 3 Northeast final.
Nick Andreas, Danvers – Andreas threw for two scores and rushed for two more in a win over Wilmington.
Isaiah White, Beverly – White carried the Panthers with 250 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, and had an 85-yard kickoff return for a fifth score.
Malik Garrett, Melrose – Garrett racked up four TDs (three rushing, one passing) in the Red Raiders' blowout win over Arlington.
Robert Williams, Wayland – Williams set a school record with 324 rushing yards and scored four times in a win over Burlington.
Christian Carr, Plymouth North – The junior broke the school's single-season rushing record with a 351 yards Friday at Dighton-Rehoboth. He also had three touchdowns in the win.
Olan Abner, Bedford – Abner's 117th and final rushing yard on the afternoon came with nine seconds remaining for the game-winning score as the Buccaneers moved on to the Division 4 North title game with a 14-7 road win over previously undefeated Lynnfield. The senior also knocked down a Hail Mary attempt as time expired to preserve the win.
Jordan Corbett-Frank, Winthrop – The running back collected 165 yards and two scores on the evening, including a fourth quarter rushing touchdown as the Vikings staved off a late rally by Weston for a 29-26 victory.
Mike Dunn, Dennis-Yarmouth – With his team trailing 21-8 at the half, Dunn collected two touchdowns in the second half, including a 12-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter to clinch the 35-27 victory over Apponequet. Dunn finished with 162 yards and three touchdowns as the Dolphins advanced to the Division 4 South final.
Matt Jeye, Holliston – The senior captain earned redemption on the road in Westwood Friday night, quarterbacking the Panthers to a 35-20 win over the Wolverines. Jeye finished with 232 yards and three scores, catapulting Holliston to the Division 4 South final.
CJ McCarthy, North Reading – In a 42-28 win over Amesbury, McCarthy collected 236 rushing yards and five touchdowns. The back also collected three 2-point conversions on the night.
Andrew Noyes, Pentuket – The running back ran for the game's first two scores, pacing the undefeated Sachems to the Division 4 North title game with a 23-13 win over Watertown.
Nick Bona, Bishop Fenwick – The senior quarterback ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns, adding a score through the air to carry the Rufus Rushins-less Crusaders past Austin Prep.
Kevin Rosado, Northeast – The junior back ran for 161 yards and two touchdowns to push the second-seeded Golden Knights into the North finals.
Richie Phillips, Old Rochester – Phillips ran for 153 yards and scored two second-half touchdowns against East Bridgewater to secure his team a trip to the South finals.
Connor Sakowich, St. Mary's – Sakowich ran for two touchdowns and caught two touchdowns, doing all the scoring for the Spartans in their 28-14 win over Whittier.
Chris Tamukedde, Lowell Catholic – The running back needed just 17 carries to break loose for 243 yards and three touchdowns for the Fighting Crusaders.
Emmanuel Almonte, Boston English – In the 44-18 win over Minuteman Friday, Almonte put up numbers it would take an entire team to accumulate in two games, piling up 358 total yards (252 rushing) and scoring six touchdowns, including four TD runs.
Ryan Gillis, Cohasset – In the 42-28 playoff win over Blue Hills, Gillis rushed for two touchdowns, including a 40 yarder in the second quarter.
Ryan Barabe, Pope John Paull II – Barabe's "quarterback vision" continued to improve in the win this weekend. He went 13-of-14 passing for 249 yards and four touchdowns.
Yordany Sanchez, North Shore – Sanchez paced the Bulldogs In the rout of Chelsea, returning two kickoffs 70-yards.
Khaniel Bruce, Connor Sullivan, and the St. Clement defense – Sullivan, a defensive lineman, and Bruce (two interceptions), a defensive back, both had a pick six in the 28-8 playoff victory over Cathedral. Their scores were part of a defensive effort that pushed Cathedral's offense around, forcing them to minus 9 rushing yards and five interceptions.
Brian Quinn, Bishop Connolly – With his four scores (two passing, two rushing), Quinn helped his team to the their sixth win of the year, the most ever in the program history.
Mark Webber, Dexter – In Dexter's 56-26 win over Pingree, Webber caught three touchdown passes from Luke Cuneo, giving him an Evergreen-best 12 this fall.
Hasani Figueroa, Middlesex – The senior back ran for 192 yards and three touchdowns in Middlesex's season-ending win nover St. George's.
NEPSAC announced its lineup for the 2013 football games Sunday. The five-game schedule includes three unbeaten teams, two Evergreen League schools, and two ISL schools. All games are Saturday at 1 p.m.
In the Jack Etter Bowl, Phillips Andover (8-0) faces Brunswick (7-1). The game will be held at Avon Old Farms.
In the Arthur Valicenti Bowl, Suffield (8-0) will play Avon Old Farms (7-1).
The Dan Rorke Bowl will feature Evergreen champion New Hampton (8-0) against Cheshire Academy (7-1).
The Tom Flaherty Bowl will feature host Dexter (7-1) against Milton Academy (7-1).
In the Kevin Fleming Bowl, Governor's Academy (7-1) will play Hamden Hall (6-2). The game will be played at Tabor Academy in Marion.
Here's a look at what happened Saturday, Nov. 9, in Eastern Mass. high school football.
Xaverian 11, BC High 9 — Quarterback Jake Farrell rushed for a 5-yard score and Kenny Kern pounded in the 2-point conversion, leading the Hawks over the Eagles in overtime.
Tewksbury 28, Gloucester 25 — The seventh-ranked Redmen (9-0)kept their undefeated season alive behind four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving)from James Sullivan.
Pentucket 23, Watertown 13 — Andrew Noyes ran for two touchdowns to lead the Sachems into the finals.
Bedford 14, Lynnfield 7 — Senior Olan Abner collected 117 rushing yards on 31 attempts, including the winning 1-yard dive into the end zone with nine seconds remaining.
Wellesley 42, Duxbury 27 — John Fadule led the way for the Raiders (5-4), throwing for 205 yards and four touchdowns, three to Matt Dziama. The senior also rushed for 190 yards and two scores.
Dorchester 38, West Roxbury 14 — TreVaughn McCoy ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bears (6-3).
North Shore 42, Chelsea 3 — Yordany Sanchez had two 70-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns to spark the host Bulldogs (6-3).
Wakefield 28, Winchester 14 — Nick Maio threw three touchdown passes for the visiting Warriors.
Franklin 41, Brookline 9
Shawsheen 19, East Boston 6 — Senior Jim Derochers had 16 carries for 103 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Rams (3-6).
Silver Lake 31, Sharon 28 — Evantz Elisma scored three touchdowns in the loss.
Tri-County 42, Holbrook 6 — Evan Sheehan ran for 175 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns to carry the Cougars. Matt Donovan threw for 38 yards and a touchdown, surpassing 3,000 career passing yards.
Nauset 20, Somerset Berkley 7 — Kyle Cambone ran for two touchdowns to lift the Warriors.
Norwood 21, Bishop Feehan 7 — The Mustangs (1-7) won their first game behind three second-half touchdowns, including two TD passes by Jake Vail. Jake Ryan (16 carries, 170 yards) also scored.
Upper Cape 21, Mashpee 0 — Jon Dumont ran for two scores and Dylan Derby had his seventh interception in his last seven games to lead the Rams.
Hamilton-Wenham 21, Triton 7 — Senior Ian Dickey ran for 117 yards, and his fourth-quarter TD put the Generals (4-5) on top for good.
Stoneham 48, Newburyport 27 — Darius McPherson had 23 carries for 153 yards and 3 TDs to lead the Spartans.
Dexter 56, Pingree 26 — Quarterback Luke Cuneo was 6 of 9 for 222 yards and three touchdowns through the air in Dexter's big season-ending victory. He also rushed for 48 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries. Mark Webber caught five passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns.
South Shore Voc-Tech 37, Cape Cod Tech 8 — Hunter Burt scored three times (two rushing, one receiving) for the Vikings (4-5).
Nobles 14, Milton Academy 12 — Ryan Vultaggio tossed one touchdown pass and rushed for another for the Bulldogs. Milton's 2-point rush attempt to tie the game failed.
St. Sebastian’s 34, Thayer 7 — Senior Connor Strachan rushed for 93 yards on five carries with a 57-yard touchdown and freshman Blake Gallagher rushed for 61 yards on four carries with two touchdowns for the Arrows (5-3).
Governor’s Academy 35, Belmont Hill 21 — Jesse Gwozdz (three) and Zach Coffey (two) combined for all five of the Governors (7-1) scores.
BB&N 36, Roxbury Latin 14 — Knights coach John Papas earned his 100th career win, behind a two-touchdown performance by Patrick Champagnie.
Lawrence Academy 28, Brooks 22 — Tim Preston caught two touchdown passes from Kyle Howes to lead the visiting Spartans. Austin Luckey added two touchdown runs in the win.
Middlesex 28, St. George’s 27 — Hasani Figueroa ran for 192 yards and three touchdowns and Middlesex stopped a 2-point conversion run with less than two minutes to play.
Phillips Andover 13, Phillips Exeter 12 — Ryder Stone rushed for the Big Blues' winning 6-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Saugus 49, Arlington Catholic 20 — The visiting Sachems ran for six touchdowns, with Dan Cacciola, Justin Winn, and Ryan Clarke each scoring two.
Northeast 38, Manchester Essex 12 — Kevin Rosado ran for 161 yards and two touchdowns to push the second-seeded Golden Knights into the finals.
St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 56, Marlborough 20 — Drew Smiley tossed three touchdowns and ran for two more as the host No. 2 Pioneers (7-2) upended the No. 3 Panthers (7-2). St. John's will face No. 1 Leominster at 7 p.m. Friday in the Central Mass. final. The Blue Devils topped the Pioneers, 33-22, in the first game of the season. After Davon Jones returned a punt 45 yards for a score, Smiley ran for a 59-yard touchdown on the Pioneers' first offensive play to make it 14-0. Smiley finished off the first half with touchdown passes to Shane Combs (15 yards), Michael McGillicuddy (44 yards) and T.J. Kelly (9 yards) and added a 1-yard rush of his own as St. John's took a 42-14 lead at the break. Combs added a 55-yard and a 4-yard touchdown in the second half for the Pioneers. John Rumney had a 5-yard touchdown run and connected with Jose Caquias for a 24-yard score for Marlboro, while teammate William Cowdrey added a 1-yard score. Marlboro will play Shrewsbury at 7 p.m. Friday at a site to be determined.
Blackstone Valley 35, West Boylston 12 — Nic Wojnar threw a pair of touchdown passes to Bailey Leavy (11 and 8 yards) and rushed for a conversion as the No. 2 Beavers (9-0) topped the No. 3 Lions (7-2) at Milford High. Valley Tech will travel to face No. 1 Littleton (9-0) at 7 p.m. Friday in a Division 6 Central Mass. final. Ben Reiffarth returned a pick 15 yards for a score and also rushed for a 38-yard touchdown for the Beavers, while Matt Wagner caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Carroll. Tom McCarthy gave West Boylston an early lead with a 45-yard interception return for a score, but the Lions didn't score again until the third quarter, when Bryan Hayes caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Tim McQuade, who was in for starter Alex Thomas after he went down with an injury in the second quarter.
Nashoba 40, Westborough 14 — Eli Williams had touchdown rushes of 9 and 10 yards, while Kraig Arsenault caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Matt Mudgett and added a 7-yard touchdown run as the visiting Chieftains (5-4) topped the Rangers (1-8). Frankie Chido and Greg Gothie each added rushing scores for Nashoba. Dan Orlando rushed for a 2-yard touchdown and found Michael Gallo for an 8-yard touchdown pass for Westboro.
Georgetown 50, Greater Lowell 43 — Pat Bjork rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another, leading the Royals to victory. The Gryphons scored 20 points in the fourth quarter but could not complete the comeback. Bjork rushed for 185 yards and threw for 140.
Pope John Paul II 43, West Bridgewater 16 — Junior Ryan Barabe was 13-for-14 passing for 249 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Lions (7-2).
50 freestyle – 1. Jacqueline Russolillo, Central Cath., 24.68; 2. Katherine Smith, Reading, 25.13; 3. Christina Tzianabos, Reading, 25.34.
100 backstroke – 1. Mackenzie Niness, Notre Dame (W), 59.14; 2. Maeve Awiszus, Andover, 59.36; 3. Anna Haywood, Chelmsford, 1:01.25.
100 breaststroke – 1. Emily Quinn, Belmont, 1:08.16; 2. Tiffany Shao, Acton-Boxboro, 1:10.64; 3. Shannon Fitzsimmons, Andover, 1:10.68.
100 butterfly – 1. Jessica Blake-West, Belmont, 56.87; 2. Mackenzie Niness, Notre Dame (W), 56.98; 3. Jessica Crowley, Acton-Boxboro, 58.57.
100 freestyle – 1. Soojin Kim, Andover, 54.25; 2. Jayne Vogelzang, Lexington, 54.50; 3. Maeve Awiszus, Andover, 54.57.
200 freestyle – 1. Caitlin Sheridan, Chelmsford, 1:52.76; 2. Shannon Quirk, Wakefield, 1:56.76; 3. Alison Murtagh, Andover, 1:56.94.
200 individual medley – 1. Kelly Lennon, Methuen, 2:09.13; 2. Jessica Blake-West, Belmont, 2:10.58; 3. Jessica Crowley, Acton-Boxboro, 2:11.07.
500 freestyle – 1. Caitlin Sheridan, Chelmsford, 5:00.25; 2. Kelly Lennon, Methuen, 5:06.85; 3. Shannon Quirk, Wakefield, 5:07.48.
200 freestyle relay – 1. Chelmsford, 1:40.91; 2. Acton-Boxboro, 1:42.01; 3. Lexington, 1:42.34.
200 medley relay – 1. Belmont, 1:52.44; 2. Acton-Boxboro, 1:52.68; 3. Chelmsford, 1:54.03.
400 freestyle relay – 1. Acton-Boxboro, 3:37.84; 2. Chelmsford, 3:38.80; 3. Andover, 3:39.85.
1-meter diving – 1. Michaela Sliney, Haverhill, 479.75 points; 2. Sylvie Stoloff, Boston Latin, 426.85; 3. Cynthia Kelsey, Belmont, 417.00.
Team scores – 1. Andover, 345.5; 2. Chelmsford, 336; 3. Acton-Boxboro, 258.5.
50 freestyle — 1. Virginia Burns, Brockton, 24.04; 2. Lily Gribbel, Wellesley, 24.74; 3. Maddie Biron, Framingham, 24.82.
100 backstroke — 1. Abby Lake, Ursuline, 58.49; 2. Logan Gallagher, Newton North, 1:01.38; 3. Kirsten Wade, Bishop Feehan, 1:01.53.
100 breaststroke — 1. Marisa Reidemeister, Bishop Feehan, 1:06.49; 2. Latroya Pina, Seekonk, 1:08.96; 3. Sienna Lapalme, Bishop Stang, 1:09.02.
100 butterfly — 1. Virginia Burns, Brockton, 56.58; 2. Abby Lake, Ursuline, 58.40; 3. Ali Lie, Framingham, 59.29.
100 freestyle — 1. Maddie Biron, Framingham, 53.50; 2. Emillie Despres, Needham, 54.26; 3. Kathryn Smith, Walpole, 54.68.
200 freestyle — 1. Amanda Graf, Newton North, 1:55.47; 2. Maddie Myers, Bishop Feehan, 1:55.99; 3. Caroline Batista, Durfee, 1:57.25.
200 individual medley — 1. Marisa Reidemeister, Bishop Feehan, 2:07.37; 2. Ali Lie, Framingham, 2:14.86; 3. Kathryn Santaniello, Needham, 2:15.72.
500 freestyle — 1. Maddie Myers, Bishop Feehan, 5:06.95; 2. Caroline Batista, Durfee, 5:10.26; 3. Sarah McEachern, Newton North, 5:17.13
200 freestyle relay — 1. Framingham 1:40.86; 2. Newton North 1:42.15; 3. Needham 1:42.53.
200 medley relay — 1. Framingham 1:52.56; 2. Bishop Feehan 1:53.27; 3. Newton North 1:53.50.
400 freestyle relay — 1. Needham 3:40.65; 2. Bishop Feehan 3:41.41; 3. Newton North 3:42.15.
1-meter diving – 1. Maura Sticco-Ivins, Framingham, 507.10 points; 2. Alyssa Seales, Framingham, 480.55; 3. Hannah Phelan, Walpole, 448.00.
Team scores — 1. Framingham 363; 2. Bishop Feehan 346; 3. Newton North 259; 4. Needham 257; 5. Natick 149.
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