A look around EMass as September comes to an end.
Dave Harrison, Weymouth: The junior wide receiver got the nod at quarterback against Needham's versatile defense, and he turned in a star performance, throwing the game-winning touchdown to Tyler O'Brien with just 20 seconds left for a 32-27 victory. Harrison finished with 259 yards and four touchdowns, three of which were thrown to O'Brien.
Johnathan Thomas, St. John's Prep: Thomas rushed for 178 yards and scored three touchdowns, lifting the Eagles to a 27-12 victory over Brockton.
Jeff D'Auria, Chelmsford: The senior running back scored four touchdowns and piled up 290 yards on the ground en route to a 35-27 win over Dracut.
CJ Scarpa, Andover: The talented quarterback was 12 for 24 for 207 yards and 2 TDs leading Andover to a 15-13 win over Xaverianl. He opened the game with a 73-yard TD strike to Cam Farnham and followed that with a 23-yard TD strike to Andrew Deloury, giving Andover a 15-0 lead.
Barnstable defensive line: Making one goal line stand against Everett’s big front-five would have been impressive enough, but the Red Raiders did it twice during Friday night’s 13-7 win over the Crimson Tide.
David Maaghul, Cambridge: Maaghul threw four touchdown passes to lift the Falcons over Arlington Catholic. They've scored more than 32 points per game this year, most in the Greater Boston League.
Henry Guild, Lincoln-Sudbury: The senior quarterback went 5 of 8 for 162 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Flyers to a big win over Framingham.
Joe Johnston, King Philip: The explosive running back keeps shining for the Warriors week-after-week. On Friday, he carried the ball 22 times for a 178 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Drew Belcher, Reading: The Rockets quarterback threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, to give Reading the 26-0 win over Melrose and remain undefeated.
Aaron Louis, Stoneham: Louis led the Spartans to their fourth win of the season, rushing for 123 yards and scoring three touchdowns in Saturday's 35-7 win over Winchester.
Jimmy Sullivan, Nauset: In a win over Cardinal Spellman, Sullivan ran for 162 yards and had the game-clinching interception in the fourth quarter.
Frank Morris, Stoughton: In a big win over Mansfield, the senior fullback ran for 187 yards on 24 carries with four touchdowns.
Nolan Cornu, Hopkinton: He rushed for 262 yards on 34 carries with 4 touchdowns as the Hillers crushed Weston 41-6.
Kiivone Howard, Foxboro: He scored all three touchdowns for Warriors as they shut out North Attleboro, 21-0.
Matt Talbot, Amesbury: The senior quarterback was efficient for the Indians in their 37-24 win over visiting Hamilton-Wenham Saturday. The signal caller completed 7 of 10 passes for 114 yards and two scores while running 14 times for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Joshua Cobb, Coyle & Cassidy: The junior back worked overtime -- 6 to be exact -- to help the Warriors defeat Bristol-Plymouth Friday night. Cobb carried 41 times for 233 yards and scored 5 touchdowns as C&C outlasted the Craftsmen, 38-32, in a contest that lasted six extra sessions.
Cristian Rivera, Greater Lawrence: Rivera carried the Reggies over Brighton, 41-12, as he took 17 carries for 247 yards. Rivera also ran for three touchdowns highlighted by a 25 yard rush that opened the games scoring.
Rufus Rushins, Bishop Fenwick: Rushins led the Crusaders' second-half comeback against Georgetown, 32-20, by running for 197 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries.
Troy Tartarini, Northeast: In a shutout of Greater Lowell, 36-0, Tartarini carried the load for the Golden Knights, throwing for three touchdowns and 200 yards on 5-for-9 passing. Tartarini also rushed for a touchdown as he tallied 110 yards on the ground.
Babila Forkem, Abington: The senior back ran for 124 yards and a touchdown against Cohasset, and on defense, knocked down two passes and was in on five tackles.
Brandon Gordon, Blue Hills: After their first loss of the season to North Shore last week, Gordon helped the Warriors (3-1) right the ship in their 40-16 win over South Shore. Summoning that same magic that turned heads Week 1 in his first-ever varsity appearance (134 yards, two touchdowns), Gordon kept up his pace rushing 13 times for 176 yards and three TD’s (45, 56, and 75 yard rushes) in the victory.
Devon Pratt, Shawsheen: The Rams (3-1) have posted 98 points in the past two games (both wins), and Pratt has had a lot of stake in those scores. With three TD catches in the 43-13 win over Lynn Tech this weekend, Pratt, who by all means has been the best receiver in Division 4A this season, upped his two-game total to eight touchdown grabs.
Brandon Gomes & Alex Medeiros, Bishop Connolly: Medeiros, a true runner only filling in at quarterback this year due to injury, has done well so far in Bishop Connolly’s (3-1) option offense. Brandon Gomes, the team’s starting running back, has done the same. The duo packs a potent punch offensively, as they showed in the 36-0 win over Marian. They combined for 258 yards on 28 carries, including five touchdowns in the win.
Robinson Cyprien, Dorchester: The Bears (4-0) are in some pretty uncharted territory as of late with all the wins the team is piling up. And if Cyprien continues to rumble as he did in the 36-24 win against Latin Academy, there’s plenty more where that came from. Cyprien, who had a career day against LA, rushed for a career-high 279 yards and two touchdowns in the game.
Jon Durmont, Upper Cape: The Rams (3-0) already eclipsed last year’s win total with a slim, 14-13, win over Diman. Jon Durmont, the junior receiver who can run a 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, secured two touchdowns, a two-point conversion, and had 141 yards rushing to give the Rams their third straight victory.
Michael Leary, Belmont Hill: In a 35-14 win over St. Paul's, Leary had an 80-yard punt return for a score, and caught two touchdown passes.
Sean and Mackay Lowrie, Roxbury Latin: The bother combination combined on 4 touchdown passes in a 34-33 win over Thayer.
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Then there are our fall correspondents:
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- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
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