Football Players of the Week for Nov. 5-6.
Jonathon Thomas, St. John’s Prep – The Eagles were led by Thomas, who had 13 carries for 98 yards and four touchdowns to help the Prep beat Malden Catholic, 36-14, Saturday.
Eddie Sheridan, Chelmsford – Sheridan ran for 168 yards and two touchdowns to help Chelmsford beat Lowell, 28-22, Saturday. Sheridan also converted on consecutive 4-and-1 conversions to help seal the win, and his performance brings his season total to 1,138 yards.
Theo France, Barnstable – France helped Barnstable upset No. 8 Bridgewater-Raynham when he scored three touchdowns in a 26-20 win. With the victory, the Red Raiders clinched the Old Colony title for the first time since 2003.
Chris Giorgio, Lincoln-Sudbury – Giorgio crossed the goal line twice for the Warriors, helping L-S beat Acton-Boxboro, 21-14, and clinch the Dual County League Large title. The win also clinched a playoff berth, and the Warriors are 9-0.
Charles Ruffin, King Philip — What was most amazing about the Warriors’ victory over Attleboro on Friday was not that they put up 41 points against the Bombardiers but that they were all scored by Ruffin. The senior tailback rushed for 252 yards and six touchdowns on 21 carries.
Chucky Ortiz, Woburn — The Tanners have nothing left to play for except pride, and Ortiz can find pride in the performance he had Friday night. He rushed for four touchdowns (and kicked the extra-point on three of them) to lead Woburn past Belmont.
John Parsons, Wilmington — The senior RB/LB had 277 all purpose yards — including a 75-yard kick return — and 4 touchdowns in 47-14 thumping of Watertown on Friday.
Troy Flutie/Nick Lee, Natick — The Bay State Conference is far from won but Flutie (157 yards passing, 3 touchdowns) and Lee (18 carries, 165 yards, 3 touchdowns) helped to keep the Red and Blue in the hunt for the Herget title in their 39-20 win over Wellesley on Friday.
Alex Hulme, Hopkinton — The 5-foot-11 senior played a key role on offense and defense for the Hillers on Friday night. Hulme threw three touchdown tosses (11, 15 8 yards) on offense and recorded two sacks on defense in Hopkinton’s 27-7 victory over host Medfield.
Carlton Williamson, Oliver Ames — The 5-9 senior did all he could to try and lead the Tigers past visiting Canton on Friday night. Williamson returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, one of 100 yards and the other of 98 yards, and ran for a 6 yard score in his team’s 27-21 setback to the Bulldogs.
Anthony Bires, Canton — In that same game, Bires, a senior, ran for 118 yards on 18 carries with three rushing touchdowns. He was also 7 of 10 passing with one touchdown.
Derek Chamberlain and Peter Moutevelis, Ipswich — The backfield duo of Chamberlain (21 carries, 123 yards, 3 TD) and Moutevelis (14 carries, 134 yards, 3TD) combined for six scores to lead the visiting Tigers past Manchester Essex 39-20 Friday night.
Bryan Rocha, Dighton-Rehoboth — The 5-9 senior back racked up 150 yards rushing and scored on runs of 4, 20, 4 and 50 yards in the Falcons’ 41-6 win over visiting Fairhaven on Friday.
Jim Perkins, Millis — Millis (8-1, 4-0) clinched the Tri-Valley Small title behind the running of Jim Perkins. Perkins ran through the Bellingham defense to the tune of 280 yards. Perkins also scored two touchdowns on the ground.
Kyle Livingstone, Cohasset — Livingstone was literally all the offense the Clippers needed. The running back ran for 224 yards and scored all 5 Clipper touchdowns. Ten of his 22 carries went for 10 or more yards.
Entire offensive backfield, East Boston — With six different players (Kyle Jimenez-Fox, Andre Rickerson, Devonte Holloway, Dan Auch, Matt Robinson, Juan Donilla) scoring in the win over English, it would be hard to point out one key player for the first-place Jets, who piled up 300 yards of total offense in the win.
Gee Griffith, Cathedral — The Panthers are still soaring high and remain undefeated, in part because of Griffith’s impact offensively — particularly in the ground game. In the win over Matignon, Griffith rushed for a school record 377 yards on only 10 carries, including five touchdowns. In the past three games Gee has scored eight touchdowns.
Kyle Dance, Latin Academy — Dance helped the Dragons inch a game closer to clinching the teams first playoff birth since 1994 and date with the division 5 Super Bowl Nov. 3. In the big down to the wire, 21-14, win over defending league champ Brighton, Dance rushed for a touchdown and passed for another in the first-half.
Kenny Adinkra, Pingree — In a 59-39 win over Vermont Academy, Adinkra scored five touchdowns and ran for 230 yards.
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