Football Players of the Week for Oct. 21-22.
Ryan Charter, Needham – The sophomore quarterback turned in a huge game, going 5 for 10 with 215 yards and two touchdowns as Needham beat Walpole, 31-22, to give the Rebels their first loss of the season. The contest was Charter’s first career varsity start, as he filled in for senior Drew Burnett, who will miss the rest of the season with a broken ankle.
Trevor Leandro, Dartmouth – Leandro passed for two touchdowns and rushed for three more for the Indians as they beat New Bedford, 56-28, Friday. The big win helped Dartmouth bounce back from last week’s 37-0 loss to Barnstable.
AJ Doyle, Catholic Memorial — In a 33-13 win over Malden Catholic, Doyle was 15 of 19 for 238 yards and four touchdowns.
Andrew Deloury, Andover — Deloury had a great night on defense with 7 tackles, one for a loss and had two interceptions. The second interception resulted in a 55-yard touchdown. Deloury’s play heled Andover to a 52-13 win.
Ben Panunzio, Masconomet – The senior captain and quarterback ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more to lead Masconomet to a 35-9 league win over Peabody Friday. He was 8 for 12 with 144 yards, and also had a pass deflection at safety.
Nick Schlatz and Branden Morin, Bridgewater-Raynham – Morin scored two touchdowns, including the winning score as B-R beat Xaverian, 28-22, in double overtime. Morin also intercepted two passes. Schlatz rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns, while intercepting four passes in the Trojans win, a big win over the Catholic Conference power.
Evan Conway/Chris Bettano, Tewksbury — The Redmen entered halftime of their game against No. 20 Lowell on Friday night trailing, 14-7. Conway returned a blocked field goal 68 yards to even the score in the third quarter. Bettano put the Redmen ahead on a 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to complete the second-half comeback.
Malique Clark, Attleboro — Clark, a junior tailback, put the nail in Stoughton’s coffin on Friday night with a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. He finished with 217 yards on 22 carries and Attleboro improved to 5-2.
Bryan Reale, Melrose — Reale factored into four of the Red Raiders five touchdowns in their first Middlesex Small victory Friday night. Even while sharing time under center with Brett Barbati, he still managed to pass for more than 100 yards (6 of 7, 125) including an 80-yard touchdown pass to Paul Hanson. He added touchdown runs of 68 and 30 yards (his third TD run of the night).
Matt Montalto/Hunter Oppedisano, Dennis-Yarmouth — Montalto eclipsed the century mark on the ground and in the air, rushing for 102 yards and a touchdown and completing 12-of-17 passes for 143 yards and two scores. Oppedisano led the way on defense, registering 11 tackles and 2 sacks to help the Dolphins remain undefeated.
Kenny Pierce, Beverly — The junior running back carried the ball nine times during the Panthers’ rout of Danvers Friday, but he still managed to end up in the end zone five times for the second time this season. Pierce ripped off a 95-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and finished the night with 266 yards.
Dan Barone, Holliston — Barone had a huge role in handing Hopkinton its first loss of the year, running for 217 yards on 29 carries with two touchdowns.
Lucas Barisano, Scituate — Down 18-7 heading into the fourth quarter, Barisano scored three straight touchdowns to lead the Sailors past Hanover, 28-18. He finished with 130 yards on the ground.
Trevor Lyons, Hamilton-Wenham — The Generals remained unbeaten with a 35-6 win over Manchester Essex and Lyons ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third.
Matt Allen, Bishop Feehan — The Shamrocks won their third straight with Allen scoring two touchdowns and kicking three extra points.
Bobby Novello, Northeast — Novello scored foour touchdowns, ran for a conversion and passed for another as Northeast beat Lynn Tech, 36-6.
Mike O’Hearn, Shawsheen — The Rams’ quarterback threw two touchdowns in the last 30 seconds to lead Shawsheen past Greater Lawrence, 13-12.
Bernard Lynch, Arlington Catholic -- Lynch guided the Cougar offense Saturday afternoon against Austin Prep, rushing for 132 yard over 11 carries. Lynch scored two touchdowns in two different ways, the first being from an 83-yard punt return and the second an 8-yard rush. Lynch ended the day with 247 all purpose yards.
John Padilla, Diman — In a 20-6 win over Bristol-Plymouth, Padilla ran 27 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns.
Carlos Bermudez, Cathedral — In a 36-8 win over St. Clement, Bermudez had a 96-yard punt return, the longest in school history.
Taylor Hughes, Nantucket — In a 49-28 win over Upper Cape, Hughes ran for four touchdowns and threw for another as the Whalers improved to 6-1.
Bryan Vieira, Thayer — In a 29-27 win over Lawrence Academy, the junior wide receiver had 12 catches for 237 yards and 4 touchdowns. In addition, he kicked three extra points and punted for Thayer, once pinning LA at their 1-yard line.
Jack Becker, Thayer — The sophomore quarterback connected on 14-of-20 passes for 250 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Abner Logan, Jr., Dexter — In a 21-8 win over Hyde, Logan scored three touchdowns, one on a 41-yard interception return. He also had 9 tackes and 2 sacks.
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