The rain and thunder of last week are gone, setting up a great night of football. Here goes with the top games tonight.
Final: Needham 31, Walpole 22-- Needham went up 7-0 on a running back pass from Dan Pierce. Walpole's Steve Thulin ran in a touchdown and Needham responded with a 67-yard TD pass to Mark Riley in the second quarter. Needham played without their starting quarterback. Ian Riley had 65 yards rushing at half for Needham.
Final: Lynn English 38, Revere 13 -- P.J. Dorsey ran in a 1-yard TD for Lynn English to get things going for the Bulldogs. Jermaine Kelly ran for 122 yards and threw for 62, including a touchdown..
Final: Holliston 20, Hopkinton 0 -- Max Athy ran for a 4-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Holliston's Dan Barone ran in a 1-yard TD in the first quarter and had a 60-yard score in the second quarter to lead the Panthers.
Final: Melrose 35, Watertown 7 -- Watertown is knocked off the bus with Friday's loss.
Final: Madison Park 36, Brighton 14 -- Two of the best in city. The Cardinals (4-1) ran out to an early lead and were never threatened.
Final: King Philip 28, Foxboro 7 -- Foxboro went up 7-0, but King Philip bounced back with three straight touchdowns.
For all the scores from Friday night, visit our scoreboard page.
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