Martha's Vineyard football coach Don Herman won his 200th career game Saturday, beating host Cape Cod Tech, 35-6, in a nonleague contest. The Vineyard (5-1) jumped out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter, 28-0 at the half. Herman, in his 23rd year at Martha's Vineyard, received the customary Gatorade bath at the game's conclusion.
Pentucket 17, Wilmington 14 - Down 7-0, Pentucket scored 17 straight points capped off by a diving 28-yard TD reception by John Modlish. A Kevin Moriarity touchdown run had the visiting Wildcats on top after one quarter.
Cardinal Spellman 18, St. Mary's 6 - In a matchup of Catholic Central unbeatens, Blaise Branch scored twice in the fourth quarter to lift the Cardinals to the win.
Mansfield 40, Sharon 7
Quarterback George Busharis had a hand in three of the Hornets' six touchdowns in a blowout.
Hudson 27, Oakmont 6
Jake Wardwell threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more as the host Hawks improved to 6-1.
Mystic Valley 26, Lynn Tech 8
Eagles senior Alex Arredondo ran 13 times for 149 yards and had two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Shawsheen 16, Whittier 6
Senior Ryan Woolaver ran for 132 yards and a touchdown as Shawsheen improved to 5-1 overall, 1-0 in the Commonwealth Large.
Chelsea 32, Minuteman 6
Senior Juan Martinez had eight carries for 220 yards and two touchdowns. Chelsea improved to 2-0 in the Commonwealth Small, 3-4 overall.
South Shore Voc-Tech 36, Bishop Connolly 0
Sophomore tailback Andy Beckwith averaged 13 yards per carry (10 for 133) and scored three times for the visiting Vikings.
Quincy 34, Middleborough 26
Ronn Newsome and Reggie Cesar (two touchdowns each) helped the Patriots build an early lead and the hosts survived a late Middleborough rally.
Newton North 33, Dedham 15
Senior Ben Clark caught 12 passes for 152 yards and two scores in the Tigers' runaway win.
Wellesley 28, Braintree 12
Dan Elfman churned out 140 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries as the Raiders jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
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