Six weeks down, five to go. Here are the stars of Oct.12-13.
Jordan Bolarinho, Billerica: The junior quarterback hooked up with Matt Clifford for a pair of touchdowns, and he also rushed for two more scores to lead the Indians in a 35-33 upset over No. 18 Haverhill.
Christopher Bloomingdale, Framingham: The senior quarterback carried the Flyers, rushing for two scores and tossing the game-winner – a 5-yard pass to Mike Stearns to lift his team to a 21-14 victory over Brookline.
Johnathan Thomas, St. John's Prep: Thomas continued his stellar junior campaign, rushing for 233 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles 49-8 thrashing of St. John's (Shrewsbury).
Jakarrie Washington, Everett: Washington helped Everett capitalize on four turnovers, rushing for three touchdowns to give the Tide a 24-7 win over Xaverian.
Bobby Rose, Revere: Rose was all over the field in a 42-24 win over Peabody, carrying seven times for 120 yards and a touchdown, returning a kickoff 70 yards for another score, and making eight tackles on defense.
Nick Peabody, Barnstable: The senior completed 14 of 29 passes for 241 yards and two scores and added another touchdown on the ground in a 35-6 win over Dartmouth.
Isaiah Davis, Lynn English: The tailback ran for 225 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs over Salem 23-12.
King Phillip offense: A salute to the Warriors offense which scored 43 points and shut out Sharon Friday night to improve to 6-0. Ryan Dunn scored on a 4-yard run and also made all four of his extra points. Joe Johnston also scored a pair of rushing touchdowns.
Kyle Wisnieski, Mansfield: The Hornets quarterback threw three touchdown passes (two to Brendan Hill) in Mansfield's 34-14 win over Canton. The victory was coach Mike Redding's 200th career win.
Brian Coutts, Belmont: Coutts scored two touchdowns in the second half and also caught the two-point conversion to give the Marauders their first win of the season. Also notable, Belmont's defense forced seven turnovers against Winchester on Saturday.
Spencer Tyler, Dennis-Yarmouth: Spencer Tyler helped the Dolphins win their third game of the season as he threw for 152 yards and a touchdown. He also carried the ball 24 times, recording 143 and two rushing touchdowns, too.
Troy Flutie, Natick: Flutemania continues to take over Division 2A as the Redhawks quarterback has a league-high 15 touchdown passes this season. Flutie threw a couple of touchdowns to Justin Robinson against Weymouth, and he also ran for a pair, including a 75-yard scamper in the second quarter.
Brendan Flaherty, Beverly: Flaherty helped keep his team undefeated as he ran for 234 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers win over Masconomet.
Max Athy, Holliston: He rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and caught a touchdown pass as the Panthers beat Ashland 49-7.
Hank Rudden, Hopkinton: Rudden was 11 for 16 passing for 148 yards and three touchdowns as the Hillers beat Norton, 28-9.
Ruben Powell, Winthrop: The 5-foot-7 senior singlehandedly led Winthrop past Saugus Friday night thanks to two big special teams plays. Powell returned a punt 70 yards for a score in the first quarter, then ran back a blocked field goal 99 yards in overtime for a 13-7 Vikings win.
Matt Allen, Bishop Feehan: The 5-11 senior gashed the Coyle & Cassidy defense for 177 yards rushing on 11 carries and scored on a 35-yard gallop in the Shamrocks' 35-0 win on Saturday. Allen was also a perfect 5 for 5 on PAT's.
Babila Fonkem, Abington: In a 40-21 win over Carver, Fonkem had 143 all-purpose yards, scored two touchdowns, and had two interceptions on defense.
Jesus Sanchez, Whittier: Sanchez helped the Wildcats improve to 5-1 after running for 142 yards and two touchdowns, one from 63 yards out, in a 28-7 victory over Mystic Valley.
Kylan Philbert-Richardson, Archbishop Willians: Philbert-Richardson broke a 73-yard rushing touchdown on his way to 257 yards. Philbert-Richardson tacked on another rushing touchdown touchdowns in the Bishops' win.
Vincent Burton, Blue Hills: Burton has earned frequent player of the week honors since the Warriors began handing the ball to him three years ago, and recently it seems every week he’s reaching a new career milestone. Last week he joined an elite group in state history as he rushed for his 4,000th career yard (he now has 4,439), and in the 30-22 win Friday over league rival Southeastern he rushed for 251 yards and four touchdowns (plus three 2-point conversions) in the win, including carrying the ball an incredible 50 times (a career-high). His 30 points scored make him the fifth all-time leading scorer in state history with 528 points.
Michael Obianigwe, West Roxbury: The big 250-pounder powered the Raiders attack on both sides of the ball in the teams 20-8 win over Burke. He rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns, and was a ball hawk on defense with 15 tackles.
Adam Wentzel, Lowell Catholic: The Crusaders, the last undefeated team in Division 4A, continued their season of dominance with a 49-0 thrashing of Marian. Wentzel spearheaded the rout with a four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing) effort.
John Dumont, Dylan Derby Upper Cape: The speedy Dumont piled up 184 yards and three rushing touchdowns, including a 54-yard TD rush in the 22-14 triumph over South Shore Saturday. Derby sealed the close game with a fourth-quarter interception to help the Rams remain undefeated.
Mark Upton, St. Mark's: In a 53-14 win at St. george's, the senior RB/LB rushed 25 times for 211 yards and six touchdowns, while he also had 14 tackles (5 for a loss) and caused a fumble on defense.
Willie Peoples, BB&N: In a 36-34 OT win over Milton Academy, Peoples had 244 yards of total offense including a touchdown pass. And on defense he had 12 tackles and an interception.
Chris Pipe, Tilton: In Tilton's first win of the year, the Marblehead resident had 6 catches for 138 yards, including two touchdowns of 46 and 35 yards to lead the Rams.
Mackay Lowrie, Roxbury Latin: The BC-bound quarterback threw for 497 yards and six TD passes along with a rushing score in a win over St. Paul's.
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