Week 1 is in the books. Here's a look at the players of the week as selected by the high school sports staff.
Brandon Gallagher, Bridgewater-Raynham -- The senior back led the Trojans to the upset of the weekend, beating SJ Prep 20-14. Gallagher ran for 124 yards on 29 carries.
Oliver Eberth, Andover -- Just a sophomore, Eberth made the correct call twice in a pressure-packed game, running for a 6-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter then throwing a touchdown pass in the overtime session.
Joe D'Onofrio, Everett -- It didn't take long for the Pope John transfer to make an impact, running for 148 yards in a win over Springfield Central.
Kyle Wisnieski, Mansfield -- The senior quarterback led the Hornets to a 29-26 comeback victory over Dunbar (Md.), going 4 for 5 on the go-ahead drive late in the fourth quarter, including the 40-yard winning strike to Michael Hershman. Wisnieski tossed another touchdown pass to Brendan Hill and also rushed for a score.
Sean McCarthy, Duxbury McCarthy accounted for all three of Duxbury's scores, as the Dragons extended their regular season winning streak to 43 games with a 20-13 victory over defending Division 4 Super Bowl champion Abington. The senior quarterback threw for two scores, both to Drew Hadley, and rushed for the other.
Ian Kessel, Haverhill -- Kessel ran for three scores as Haverhill took down last year's Division 2A Super Bowl champion, Beverley, 21-19.
Ben Colello, Lincoln-Sudbury -- Colello was 4 of 8 for 101 yards and two touchdown in the Warriors' 21-12 win over Somerset Berkley. The quarterback also rushed for 77 yards.
Pat Fahy, Boston Latin -- Fahy ran all over Brookline to the tune of 176 yards and four touchdowns in the Wolfpack's 34-14 win.
Conor Moriarty, Walpole -- Moriarty racked up 71 yards and four touchdowns on the ground as the No. 9 Rebels crusied past Foxborough Friday night.
Matt D'Attilio, North Attleboro -- D'Attilio tallied 15 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in the Rocketeers' 20-12 upset over No. 17 BC High.
Norman Manchester, Dighton-Rehoboth -- Manchester rushed for two touchdowns and eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the game, while also adding an interception as the Falcons rolled past Bourne, 48-21.
Shane Farley, Burlington -- Farley went 14-22 for 195 yards and four touchdowns through the air, while also adding in a rushing touchdown for the Red Devils (1-0).
Justin Spillane, Triton -- The senior back rushed for two touchdowns, including a 51-yard run to score for Triton in the third quarter.
Greg Fligor, Weston -- The senior picked off two passes as the Wildcats beat Randolph in the opener, 35-14.
Dan Roache, Westwood - The senior had a huge night on both sides of the ball in the Wolverines' 36-26 victory over Needham, racking up 101 yards on 15 rushes in the ground game and 44 yards on three catches through the air. His play was also the deciding factor in the fourth quarter, as his interception on defense was rewarded with a 1-yard touchdown run that put the game away.
Jason Halpin, Abington -- The hard-nosed senior running back rushed for over 80 yards and a touchdown on Friday night, nearly leading the Green Wave to a comeback win at Duxbury. Halpin was tough to bring down all night, breaking out for a key 29-yard run en route to Abington's first touchdown.
Nick Mulcahy, Austin Prep -- Mulcahy led the Cougars to a win in their season-opener, running for 164 yards and two touchdowns. The second was the game-winner, as Mulcahy found the end zone with less than a minute to go against Whittier.
Nick Lancellotti, Seekonk -- In the Warriors' 44-14 win against Case, Lancellotti threw for 230 yards and three touchdown passes. All three touchdowns were deep threats, going for 58, 60, and 54 yards.
Christian Perez, Northeast -- The senior fullback ran for 225 yards and a touchdown, and caught another TD, to carry the Knights past Manchester Essex.
Jacob Pringle, Old Colony -- Pringle tied a school record, tossing his 17th career touchdown in a 26-18 loss to Diman. He went 18-of-24 for 229 yards and three touchdowns.
Kyle Dance, Latin Academy -- Dance kicked off his senior year with a stellar performance in the 22-0 shutout of East Boston on Friday. He piled up a combined 210 yard on the ground and through the air, including a rushing and passing touchdown.
Several reporters and editors contribute updates, news and analysis to the High School Sports Blog.
- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- 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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