The first October Players of the Week as the season hits the mid-way mark.
Cam Latta, Lowell: The senior quarterback connected with wide receiver Anthony Consolo for three touchdowns, and also rushed for a score to lead the Red Raiders to a 42-21 win over Lawrence.
Alex Moore, St. John's Prep: The senior back ripped off three touchdowns, helping the No. 4 Eagles beat No. 9 Bridgewater-Raynham 20-7.
Andrew Deloury, Andover: The senior receiver and defensive back did it all in a 51-42 victory over Tewksbury Saturday. He had 7 receptions for 226 yards and two touchdowns, made 7 tackles, had a 58-yard punt, and recovered an onside kick.
Dylan Mann, Masconomet: In a win over Gloucester, Mann had an 80-yard punt return, a 35-yard touchdown reception, and 8 unassisted tackles.
Jakarrie Washington, Everett: The senior scored five times (three rushing, two receiving) as the Tide battled to a 51-30 win over Cambridge.
Isaiah Davis, Lynn English: The junior tailback led the Bulldogs offense in a 35-12 win over Malden, rushing for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
Reading defense: John Fiore has made it clear that it's all about group effort in Reading. So instead of picking an individual, we'll give credit to the whole defensive unit. Although they gave up their first touchdown of the year Friday night, the Rockets defense held explosive running back Marcus O'Diah to under 100 yards for the first time this season. Bravo!
Nick Zucco, Franklin: Zucco helped the Panthers beat North Attleboro, 20-13, this weekend in their first league game. The junior quarterback completed 17 of his 26 passes for 188 yards, a touchdown and interception. He also ran for a touchdown, gaining 110 rushing yards on 17 carries.
Robby Dellorco, Franklin: Two from Franklin? You bet. The junior receiver had 10 receptions for 103 yards, including a 23-yard TD with 38 seconds left to beat North Attleboro. He also returned an interception 63 yards for TD on last play of game to seal victory
Spencer Tyler, Dennis-Yarmouth: The junior quarterback was 8-for-10 passing for 175 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran the ball 13 times for 109 yards to help lead the Dolphins to a 49-34 win over Plymouth North.
Liam Collins, Milton: Collins threw three touchdowns Friday, but his 53-yard connection with Tyler Green in the fourth quarter was the difference in Milton's 34-28 win over Wellesley.
Shane McClosky, Concord-Carlisle: McClosky ran for 150 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots (3-2) beat Boston Latin, 30-16.
Zac Elkinson, Holliston: He had touchdown catches of 31, 30, and 60 yards as the Panthers (3-2) beat Bellingham 41-13.
Marcus Middleton, Stoughton: The senior running back/wide receiver had some huge plays in the Black Knights' win over Foxboro. He rushed four times for 98 yards and a TD including a 40 yard score on the fourth play of the game and caught a 67 yard TD pass as Stoughton improved to 5-0.
Nick Benoit, Saugus: The senior back stepped into the starting tailback role for an injured teammate and delivered big, carrying 15 times for 217 yards and three scores to lead the Sachems past visiting Georgetown 35-14 Friday night.
Nolan Bergeron, Old Rochester: The junior QB executed the Bulldogs option attack to the tune of 117 yards on nine carries and scored on rushes of 8 and 62 yards to lead ORR past Case, 21-8, on Friday night. Bergeron was also a perfect 3-of-3 passing for 15 yards and a 2-point conversion toss.
Andrew Benson, East Bridgewater: In a 39-26 vicotry over Hull Benson found the endzone 5 times while racking up 296 yards on the ground on 17 carries.
Devonn Pratt, Shawsheen: The Rams receiver caught 8 passes for 198 yards in a 41-7 victory over Chelsea. Pratt also caught three of quarterback Michael O'Hearn's six touchdowns passes.
Connor Bradley, Whittier: The sophomore quarterback threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Northeast Regional.
Vincent Burton, Blue Hills: For the past three seasons Burton has been the anchor of a tough Warrior team at Blue Hills, helping them to big wins week after week, including last year’s Division 4A Super Bowl. And his career numbers will prove it. With his 200 rushing yards and four touchdowns scored in the 36-12 win over Southie on Friday, Burton moved into some elite company. The senior’s now 38th all-time in state history with 4,188 career rushing yards.
Kalvin Jones, Madison Park: The Cardinals (3-1) continued there torrid start with a big 34-0 league win over Brighton Friday, upping their win streak to three games – all shutouts. Senior defensive end Kalvin Jones spurred the defense with two defensive touchdowns in the first half (23-yard fumble return, 30 interception return). The two scores were the first of his career.
Ryan Baraby, Pope John Paul II: Baraby helped snap league rival St. Clements (3-1) three-game win streak behind a beastly performance under center (10-for-21, 201 yards, four touchdowns). His two-point conversion pass to Billy Satkavich capped a 32-31 overtime win.
Joey D’Onofrio, Pope John (Everett): D’Onofrio led the Tigers to their first win of the season in the 48-0 rout of Marian, touching the ball only 9 times to do so. The speedy back carried the ball eight times for 65 yards and four touchdowns and caught a 70-yard TD pass from Mike Sullivan – all in the first half.
Dylan Derby, Upper Cape: The Rams (5-0) find themselves undefeated halfway through the regular season and Derby has had plenty to do with it. In the 34-18 win over Tri-County the sophomore rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns, including a 65-yard kickoff return.
Jack Becker, Thayer: In a 34-28 win over St. Paul's, Becker threw for 184 yards and three touchdowns, two to Bryan Vieira.
Brendan Daly, St. Sebastian's: In a win over Milton Academy that lifts the Arrows to 3-0, Daly scored four touchdowns.
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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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