Greg Finley, Framingham – The senior quarterback threw for 150 yards and three touchdowns Thursday to help the Flyers down Braintree, 36-9. Finley also added an 11-yard touchdown run, accounting four of the team’s five touchdowns.
Matt Clifford, Billerica – Once again, Clifford used his electric speed to lead Billerica to victory. With the game tied 14-14 in the third quarter, the senior wide receiver returned a kick for 80 yards to give the Indians a 20-14 win over Tewksbury Friday. Clifford also caught two touchdown passes in the win.
Drew Lauria, Revere – The senior running back rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns, while catching three balls for 85 yards and a touchdown as Revere beat Cambridge 42-33 Friday. The Patriots are 4-1 on the season.
Brian Carroll/Malik Layne, Lincoln Sudbury – You can’t mention one of these guys without mentioning the other. The backfield duo of Carroll and Layne scored four touchdowns (two a piece) to help L-S beat Waltham, 49-6, Thursday. The Warriors improved to 5-0.
Chucky Ortiz, Woburn — The Tanner senior scored five touchdowns against Wilmington on Friday — three rushing, one receiving and one by interception — and racked up 171 yards on 22 carries.
Matt O’Keefe/Reilly Naton, Duxbury — O’Keefe and Naton were instrumental in helping the second-ranked Dragons defeat No. 3 Xaverian Saturday afternoon. O’Keefe rushed for a score and finished 16 of 26 for 233 yards; he connected with Naton for two touchdowns. Naton finished with three cathes for 93 yards and had an interception in the fourth quarter that all but sealed the victory.
Brendan Flaherty, Beverly — Flaherty rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns — one of them for 60 yards — in a rout of Peabody Friday. He capped off his high-scoring afternoon by returning an interception 85 yards for a touchdown.
Matt DeSimone, Melrose — Good high school kickers get no love and it is about time that changed. At 5-0, the Red Raiders have already eclipsed their win total from last season by two games, and remain undefeated thanks in part to the go-ahead 28-yard field goal DeSimone kicked in the fourth quarter to lift Melrose past Lexington.
George Craan, Concord-Carlisle — The 5-foot-11 senior only got the ball five times, but he made the most of it, racking up 156 yards rushing and scoring on runs of 71 yards and 55 yards to help host Concord-Carlisle down Boston Latin 35-7 Thursday.
Dexter Green, Canton — In a loss to Attleboro, Green ran for 218 yards on 29 carries, and added 18 yards receiving and 39 yards on kickoff returns.
Jon Hooper, Pembroke — The senior back carried 13 times for 155 yards and scored on runs of 55 yards and 5 yards as the 4-0 Titans defeated visiting Martha’s Vineyard 19-7 Thursday.
Joe Epps, Bourne — The senior carried 23 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns as visiting Bourne defeated Bishop Stang, 28-13, on Friday, moving to 5-0.
Robert Diaz, Winthrop — The 5-10 junior scored on a 24-yard interception return and caught a 12-yard TD pass to help visiting Winthrop defeat Weston, 28-6, on Thursday.
Jared Taylor, Mashpee — With starting running back Jordan Keli’inui limited to kicking due to a hip injury, Jared Taylor has stepped in and flourished. Taylor, a junior, took his first six rushing attempts for 158 yards and 3 touchdown runs from 51, 66, and 10 yards. Taylor ran for 204 total yards, and helped the Falcons defeat Norwell, 31-8, and improve to 2-0 in the South Shore League and 5-0 overall.
Juan Martinez, Chelsea — The first-place Red Devils (3-1) are fortunate to have a player as skillful as Martinez in the backfield. The senior rushed for three touchdowns, including a 34-yard rumble, in the big win over defending Super Bowl champs Shawsheen. The win was the Devils third straight.
Ken Brodie, Southeastern — Brodie ran for three touchdowns for the Hawks (3-2), setting up Steve Ellis with the winning run in overtime from 3 yards out. Brodie’s efforts helped the Hawks rebound from a week 4 loss. Southeastern faces first-place Blue Hills this week.
Kyle Dance, Latin Academy — Dance has been an integral part of the Dragons surge this season, named Player of the Week for the second consecutive week in the midst of the team’s four-game win streak. In LA’s 27-0 rout of Burke, Dance ran for three scores and threw for another, upping his TD total to seven in the past two games. The Dragons (4-1) stand atop the Boston South.
Taylor Hughes, Nantucket — Hughes completed all 14 of his pass attempts for 213 yards and four touchdowns in the Whaler’s (4-1) non-conference win over Pope John Paul II. In the two-game win streak, Hughes has scored four touchdowns.
Tate Jozokis, Governor’s Academy — In a 36-14 win over BB&N, the junior quarterback threw three touchdown passes.
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