Maurice Hurst, Xaverian – The 6-foot-2, 275-pound Hurst rumbled down the field Saturday, rushing for 126 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries to help Xaverian beat St. John’s (S), 27-9.
Cam McLevege, Weymouth – McLevedge tossed five touchdowns Friday to help Weymouth beat Braintree, 47-7. McLevedge leads Eastern Mass. with 30 touchdown passes.
Jonathan DiBiaso, Everett – DiBiaso heaved six touchdowns to break Tom Colombo’s career touchdown mark of 85. DiBiaso finished the night with 88, after throwing five in the first quarter in Friday’s, 41-14, win over Medford.
Nick Schlatz and Branden Morin, Bridgewater-Raynham – The dynamic duo helped B-R pile up 346 yards out of the backfield as B-R beat Dartmouth, 30-6, Friday. Morin rushed for 164, while Schlatz ran for 132.
Dylan Mann, Masconomet - The junior captain ran for one touchdown and had 8 carries for 101 yards to lead Masco to a 40-6 victory over Lynn Classical. Mann also caused one fumble and had one interception on defense.
Greg Donahue, Mansfield — The senior running back rushed for 225 yards and two touchdowns on Friday, including the tying score in overtime to set up Matt Bukuras’ game-winning extra point, to help the No. 3 Hornets hold off Barnstable.
Chris Bettano, Tewksbury — Bettano saw plenty of touches against Methuen on Saturday (32 carries for 158 yards and two touchdowns) but none bigger than the game-winning two-point conversion in overtime, which he pounded in to put the Redmen on top of the Merrimack Valley Small standings.
Marcus Odiah, Burlington — Odiah to racked up 196 yards on 12 carries Friday, and his three touchdowns helped fuel a 44-12 rout over Middlesex Small rival Waertown.
Nathan Holmes, Nauset — After Colby Frodel put the warriors up, 7-0, the senior running back rushed for four unanswered touchdowns in a shutout over Atlantic Coast League opponent Falmouth.
Shane Blass, Walpole — It only took nine rushes for Blass to go 207 yards Friday. His productive afternoon included two touchdowns in the Rebels’ shutout of Newton North.
Jake Frechette, Holliston — The 5-foot-9, 170-pound senior back gained 152 yards rushing and scored on a 5-yard rush in the Panthers’ 35-13 win over visiting Millis-Hopedale Friday night. A four-year starter, Frechette broke the school’s all-time rushing record by surpassing the previous record of 3,013 yards. Frechette now has 3,109 yards for his career.
Alex Hulme, Hopkinton — The 5-11, 160-pound senior hauled in a 17 yard touchdown pass, nabbed a 40-yard interception TD, and snuck in for a 1 yard rushing score in the first quarter of the Hillers’ 42-22 victory over host Bellingham on Friday.
Nolan Dragon, Pentucket — The 6-1, 210-pound senior back carried 25 times for 131 yards and scored three second half touchdowns to lead the Sachems to a 27-14 victory over Saugus on Saturday. Dragon’s scores were from 1, 3 and 25 yards out.
Mike Garrant, Somerset Berkley — The junior back ran 17 times for 118 yards and three scores to lead the host Blue Raiders past Durfee 19-8 on Friday night.
Bernard Lynch, Arlington Catholic — Lynch carried the Cougar (7-0) offense rushing for 240 yards and scoring three touchdowns against Catholic Central Large foe Archbishop Williams.
Christian Rivera, Greater Lawrence — Rivera helped the Reggies (6-2) move into a first place tie of the Commonwealth Large by defeating Northeast 14-6. Rivera rushed for 122 yards, 102 of which came in the second half, and a touchdown.
John Flaherty, Matignon — The quarterback directed an explosive Matignon offense to a 50-19 win over Lowell Catholic. Flaherty ran for one score, passed for another, and threw a conversion pass.
James Poles, South Boston — In a 22-6 win over Madison Park, Poles ran for 168 yards on 10 carries, including two touchdowns.
Dwight Kennedy, Brighton — In a 36-8 win over Burke, Kennedy ran for more than 100 yards and scored on a 21-yard run and a 65-yard interception.
Kenny Adinkra, Pingree — In a 31-14 win over Tilton, the senior ran for 112 yards and four touchdowns.
George McLaughlin, Belmont Hill — In a 10-3 win over Milton Academy that kept them undefeated, McLaughlin ran for 207 yards and kicked a 22-yard third-quarter field goal, the only points of the second half.
Marcus Backlin, Lawrence Academy — LA beat Nobles led by Backlin, who ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns, and passed for 224 yards.
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