Christopher Bloomingdale, Framingham: Bloomingdale turned in a stellar performance for the Flyers, throwing for five touchdowns and 253 yards to give his team a 47-20 win over Newton North. The senior quarterback also rushed for a touchdown.
Jordan Bolarinho, Billerica: The junior quarterback was 17 for 20 for 275 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Indians to a 34-26 win over Tewksbury.
Alex Kasirye, Lowell: Kasirye hauled in three touchdown passes from Cam Latta, including one for 68 yards in his team's 31-20 win over Franklin Friday. He also returned an interception for 25 yards.
Nick Peabody, Barnstable: Another electric week for one of the state's best quarterbacks, as the senior tossed five touchdowns, going 27 for 39 with 402 yards in a 35-14 win over Sandwich.
Nick Heras, Newton South: No wins last year for the Lions, but suddenly they're 2-1 behind the sophomore quarterback, who ran and passed for more than 100 yards, combining for four touchdowns.
Everett defense: St. John's Prep had scored 80 points in two weeks before being held to just 7 by the Tide, who forced an interception in the red zone and contained the Eagles' dynamic running duo.
Rob Rapoza, Mansfield: The senior captain had 20 carries for 248 yds and three touchdowns in a 31-16 win over Dracut. He also had two receptions for 20 yds and atouchdown.
Marcus Odiah, RB, Burlington: The speedy running back already holds a school record for career rushing yards, but he just keeps adding to it every week. He rushed for 243 yards and four touchdowns in Friday's 48-28 win over Belmont. Odiah now has rushed for 705 yards and has scored 10 touchdowns in three games this season.
Jimmy Sullivan, RB, Nauset: Sullivan carried the ball 16 times for 143 yards and three touchdowns, leading Nauset to a 34-14 win over Mashpee to keep the Warriors undefeated.
Alec Tattersall, Martha's Vineyard: The 6-foot-1 senior QB led the Vineyarders back from a 22-8 halftime deficit, completing 7 of 14 passes for 113 yards and 4 touchdowns through the air, as well as the game-winning 1-yard run with 1:56 remaining to defeat host Brighton 45-38 on Friday.
Carl Lipani, North Reading: The 5-10 senior back carried 33 times for 239 yards and scored on rushes of 45 and 20 yards to give the Hornets a 21-7 win over visiting Amesbury Friday.
Mike O’Hearn, Shawsheen: In an epic shootout against Cambridge O'Hearn was 22 for 33 passing for 358 yards and six touchdowns. The Rams defeated Cambridge 55-45.
Jordan Manthorne, St. Mary's: In a 36-6 victory over East Boston Manthorne carried the ball nine times for 186 yards and three touchdowns.
Kenny Bartolo, Northeast: The Knight’s (2-1) won their second straight with a strong offensive showing, racking up a total of 520 yards of offense in the 44-24 win over Pope John Saturday. The offensive eruption was spearheaded by Bartolo, who rushed for 215 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries.
Mike Ferreira, Diman: Diman scored its first touchdowns of the year and held on to win its first game of the season, 21-19, over West Bridgewater Saturday. Ferreira had 243 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries.
Keylin McCray, Boston English: With the 14-6 win over New Mission, the Blue & Blue (1-1) finally earned their first on-field win since coach Chris Boswell took over in 2010 and McCray had a lot to do with it. He rushed for the team’s first touchdown of the season and later in the first half ripped off New Mission receiver Isshiah Coleman in the end zone for a game-changing interception before intermission.
Matt Cook, Monomoy: In the school’s first-ever football game, Monomoy held their own. Behind a big game from Matt Cook (three rushing touchdowns), they were able to topple St. Jospeh’s Prep, 26-14.
Jonathan DiBiaso, Phillips Exeter: The former Everett star threw for 127 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-13 win over Worcester Academy.
Steven Dwight, Hyde (Maine): In a 28-16 win over Tilton, Dwight ran for 108 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Tate Jozokos, Governor's Academy: In a wild 49-43 win over Thayer, the defending ISL MVP ran for 163 yards and four touchdowns.
Jack Becker and Bryan Vieira, Thayer: Though on the losing end of the game with Thayer, there were offensive stars. Becker was 15-of-26 passing for 294 yards and four touchdowns and Bryan Vieira caught six of those passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns.
Jerome Cappadona, Pingree: In a 26-13 win over Portsmouth Abbey, Cappadona passed for 301 yards and a touchdown and ran for 110 and another score.
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