Following are the stars of Thanksgiving, the last of the 2012 regular season.
CJ Scarpa, Andover: Scarpa was 15 for 30 for 235 yards passing, while throwing two touchdowns and rushing for another to lead Andover to a 22-19 win against Central Catholic. With the victory, the Warriors win the Merrimack Valley (Division 1) and will play St. John's Prep in the playoffs.
Mike Panepinto, Needham: The junior back put forward a crushing performance, rushing for 280 yards and five touchdowns to lead Needham to a 39-21 win against Wellesley.
Jack Campsmith, Chelmsford: The Lions quarterback delivered a strong performance against Billerica, throwing for 236 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 81 yards in a 43-27 win.
Isaiah Davis, Lynn English: The bulldozer for the Bulldogs, Davis only seemed to get better with each game in his junior season, finishing with a four-touchdown effort against Lynn Classical.
Hunter Arnold, Acton-Boxboro: The junior quarterback led the Colonials wild 35-34 win over Westford by going 10-for-16 with 208 yards and three touchdowns.
Sean McCarthy, Duxbury: The Green Dragons' quarterback threw three touchdown passes and ran for another in their 35-14 win over Marshfield on Thursday. Third-ranked Duxbury (11-0) is averaging 30.2 points per game.
Ryan Perron, North Attleboro: Despite missing the playoffs this year, North Attleboro ended its season on a bright note by defeating Attleboro in its 93rd Thanksgiving Day rivalry match. Perron had a magnificent day, completing 12 of his 14 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a four-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter.
Drew Belcher, Reading: Fifth-ranked Reading stayed on the undefeated bus with a 41-14 win over Stoneham. Belcher threw four touchdowns, including a 48-yarder to Chris Godwin, and also ran for one. Hat-tip to Reading's defense, too, which is allowing an average of 4.7 points per game.
Michael Dunn, Dennis-Yarmouth: Dunn scored three of the Dolphins four touchdowns in their 28-7 win over Nauset. He broke a 72-yard scamper in the first quarter and added a 74-yarder in the fourth. He finished with 170 rushing yards on just nine carries. Dunn also caught a 22-yard touchdown pass.
Troy Flutie, Natick: Flutie led the Redhawks to a playoff date against Plymouth South, throwing for over 300 yards and two touchdowns in No. 6 Natick's 26-14 win over Framingham. The versatile quarterback leads Division 2A with 29 touchdown passes this season. But he didn't only have an impact on offense. Flutie has been playing defense for just two games and he has an interception in both of those contests. Wondering if he knows how to kick field goals?
Dylan Oxsen, Plymouth South: It wasn't a hook-and-ladder this week, it was just a display of pure talent as Oxsen shredded Plymouth North's defense with five touchdowns. He scored three times in the second quarter, including 69 and 61-yard touchdown runs. Oxsen's 35 touchdowns this season is a new school record.
Kiivone Howard, Foxboro: The senior running back rushed for 183 yards and touchdowns of 71, 9, and 65 yards as the Warriors beat Mansfield 27-21. Howard finished the season with 25 touchdowns, the most in Division 3.
Shawn Stearns, Hanover: In the Indians' 26-6 win over Norwell, Stearns had four interceptions to lead the defense.
Hank Rudden, Hopkinton: The senior quarterback tossed four touchdowns as the Hillers beat Ashland, 41-12. Rudden finished the season with 18 TD passes which sets a single-season record for Hopkinton.
Elias Camacho, Canton: In a stunning win over Stoughton, the senior halfback had 140 yards on 19 carries with two touchdowns. He also had six tackles, two for a loss and one sack.
Matt Allen, Bishop Feehan: The senior back ran 12 times for 152 yards and scored on runs of 6 and 29 yards for the Shamrocks in their 32-0 win over Bishop Stang. Allen also booted a 29-yard field goal and connected on both his PAT attempts.
Somerset Berkley offensive line: The big guys up front paved the way for the Blue Raiders to dominate Case on the ground. The team ran for 407 yards and scored four rushing touchdowns in a 34-14 win. The Cardinals rushed for only 47 yards in the loss.
Darien Fernandez, Wareham: The senior back finished his Viking career in record fashion. Fernandez scored four rushing touchdowns in Wareham's 52-12 win over Bourne, tying the school, record for TD's in a season with 22 and setting a new school record for career TD's with 35.
Andrew Benson, East Bridgewater: In a 34-6 victory over Rockland the Viking quarterback did it both through the air and on the ground. Benson rushed for 95 yards while scoring three touchdowns and threw for 143 yards and a touchdown.
Cristian Rivera, Greater Lawrence: The Reggie running back took 15 carries and ran for 208 yards in a 42-12 win over Whittier. Rivera, a senior, ran for five touchdowns on the day.
Jordan Manthorne, St. Mary's: In a 44-12 victory over Lynn Tech Manthorne led the Spartans by running for two touchdowns, two successfully punching in two conversions. Manthorne's 148 rushing yards was good enough to break the 1,000 yard mark as he now sits at 1,009.
The Michael O'Hearn, Devonn Pratt connection, Shawsheen: The quarterback, receiver duo connected on three different occasions for touchdowns as the Rams defeated Greater Lowell, 37-18. O'Hearn threw for five touchdowns on the day, collected 205 passing yards.
Alberto Lopez, St. Clement: In a 27-88 win over St. Joseph's Prep, Lopez ran for a score, caught a touchdown pass, made seven tackles and forced a fumble.
Kyle Dance, Latin Academy: Dance threw four touchdown passes and ran for another in a 46-0 win over Charlestown.
Aaron Pearson, West Bridgewater: The Wildcats spoiled a perfectly good coin toss by beating Holbrook, 27-20, and Pearson scored two touchhdowns in the win.
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