Lynn Classical got the season off to a great start Thursday with a win over East Longmeadow and now the rest of the state gets to join the fun. Here's a look at some of the key games on the first Friday night of football.
Blue Hills 24, East Boston 0 - Thanks to three Vincent Burton touchdown runs, visiting Blue Hills opened with a shutout win.
BC High 42, Brockton 0 - The host Eagles were led by Preston Cooper's three touchdowns and a stout defense to shut out the Boxers. Senior WR Gordon McLeod had a nifty 42-yard screen pass for a score.
Barnstable 65, Durfee 0 - There was no pumping of the brakes tonight. Two first-quarter touchdown runs by Chel France got the Raiders off to a fast start and quarterback D.J. Crook had two touchdown passes in the rout.
Billerica 28, Burlington 14 - Billerica QB Nick LaSpada has thrown two touchdown passes and ran for two more and the hosts are in control at the half.
Duxbury 26, Bridgewater-Raynham 0 - After a scoreless first quarter, Duxbury's Joe Guilfoile and John Hurvitz scored for the Green Dragons to give the hosts the halftime lead and Duxbury went on to win, 26-0. Reilly Naton added a third-quarter touchdown and the Green Dragons were up 19-0 after three. Duxbury's final score was by Khai Perry.
Everett 47, Leominster 12 - The Globe's No. 1 ranked team took the lead after one quarter after two touchdown passes from Jonathan DiBiaso. By the end of the third quarter the Crimson were in command. Everett winning streak against Leominster has now stretched to 10 games.
King Philip 42, Wayland 7 - The Warriors broke out to a commanding halftime lead and cruised home for the win.
Cardinal Spellman 24, Winchester 0 - Spellman built a 14-0 halftime lead and went on to blank the Sachems. Pat Hinckley scored twice for Spellman in the first half.
For all of the scores from Friday night, go to our scoreboard page.
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