Greg Finley, Framingham - Finley rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another as Framingham beat Natick, 48-28, Thursday.
Matt McDermott, Central Catholic - McDermott passed for 239 yards and two TDs and rushed for 52 yards and two more scores, as well as the winning conversion in Central Catholic’s 48-46 double overtime win over North Andover.
D.J Crook, Barnstable - Crook, who played in his first game since fracturing his thumb Oct. 7, threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns to lead Barnstable to a 28-15 win over Falmouth.
Jonathan DiBiaso, Everett - DiBiaso threw four touchdowns in the Crimson Tide’s 48-8 win over Cambridge, breaking the century mark and bringing his career total to 101.
Eric Lacroix, Methuen - The Rangers quarterback tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another as Methuen took the annual Thanksgiving Day matchup with Dracut.
Marquis Chase, North Quincy - Chase rushed for three of the Red Raiders’ four touchdowns in a 27-17 win over cross-town rival Quincy on Thanksgiving.
Will Quigley, Marblehead - Quigley rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries in Marblehead’s must-win, 103rd Thanksgiving game against No. 16 Swampscott. The Magicians locked up the CAL/NEC and a Division 2 playoff berth.
Kyle Shields, Burlington - The senior captain knew that the Red Devils’ Thanksgiving tilt with Lexington would be his last high school game and he made the most of it. Shields scored three touchdowns on 18 carries, and the 104 yards he chewed up put him over the 3,000-yard mark for his career.
Jhalen Bien-Aime, Boston Latin - The 5-foot-9 junior back tallied 148 yards rushing, scored on runs of 70 yards and 63 yards, and scooped up a block punt and returned it for another score as the Wolfpack dominated Boston English 50-0.
Aaron Mack, Stoughton - The 6-1 junior back reached the end zone four times as the Black Knights defeated rival Canton 27-7.
Corey Burnham, Manchester Essex - The junior signal caller carried 30 times for 151 yards and two scores and also tossed a touchdown pass in the Hornets’ 28-7 victory over host Georgetown.
Carl Lipani, North Reading - The 5-10 junior back totaled 249 yards on 38 carries and scored four times, leading the Hornets past Lynnfield 37-18. Lipani finished the season as Division 3A’s leading scorer.
Christian Rivera, Greater Lawrence - With a berth in the Vocational bowl on the line, Rivera ran for 114 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries.
Corey Donahue, St. Mary’s - In big win over Lynn Tech, Donahue ran for 107 yards and three touchdowns. He finished the season with more than 1,000 yards.
Hector Rivera, Chelsea - In a must win game for the Red Devils, Rivera came through for the second consecutive week. After scoring two vital touchdowns to beat North Shore and stay in contention in their last game, Rivera provided the same spark in the 42-22 win over Matignon. He ran for 160 yards and two TDs on just six carries and also returned a punt for a score. The Red Devils last two wins helped them clinch the Commonwealth Small for the first time in 15 years.
Robert McMaster and Malcolm Brown, Pope John - McMaster and Brown have dazzled all who have watched them play all season long, as they broke numerous school records and helped their team to four wins in which they scored 50 points or more. As the two seniors get set to graduate, they can look back at their final Thanksgiving Day football game, which they won 58-38, with pleasure. McMaster, snapped Malcolm Brown’s school record, with 574 total yards on the ground and through the air, including five touchdown passes. The five TDs also helped McMaster break the school’s single-season record with 30 total. Brown, who holds the schools record for TD’s in a game with six, amassed 221 yards receiving and four touchdowns on just 11 catches.
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