Lowell 21, Westford 0 — Brian Dolan rushed for a 7-yard score and delivered a 34-yard strike to Jack Galvin for the Red Raiders in a shutout win. Ngaiiva Mason added a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for Lowell (1-0).
Everett 31, Springfield Central 23 — Raheem Wingard threw two touchdown passes, one to CJ Parvelus and one to Michael Lopes, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off the visitors from Springfield. Joe D'Onofrio (19-yard run) and Marquis Holman (8-yard run) also scored for Everett.
Dennis-Yarmouth 37, Barnstable 9 — The host Dolphins sprinted to a 23-7 halftime lead and rolled to an upset of the seventh-ranked Red Raiders. Senior quarterback Spencer Tyler threw for 180 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while rushing for 160 yards and another score.
North Attleborough 20, BC High 12 — James Kummer threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead the host Red Rocketeers past the No. 17 Eagles.
Central Catholic 39, Lawrence 27 — D'Andre Drummond-Mayrie and Markus Edmunds each rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Mike Milano ran for one and threw a TD pass to Edmunds to power the No. 12 Raiders. The Lancers were led by junior quarterback Nelson Valerio, who threw four TD passes.
Duxbury 20, Abington 13 — No. 8 Duxbury used a goal-line stand -- its third of the second half -- as the clock expired to secure a win in its opener. Sean McCarthy threw two touchdown passes to Drew Hadley and ran for another. Hadley also had an interception to go with two picks by Mike Callendar. The Green Wave stuck to its run game, led by Jason Halpin and Al Freeman, but they came up just short in the end.
Hingham 38, Sandwich 22 — Captain Sam Benger returned a punt 80 yards for one touchdown and added two rushing scores to power the Harbormen.
Northeast 42, Manchester Essex 28 — Senior fullback Christian Perez carried the Knights' offense, rushing for 225 yards and two touchdowns.
Lincoln-Sudbury 21, Somerset Berkley 12 — Senior quarterback Ben Colello completed 4 of 8 passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 77 in the Warriors' win.
Dighton-Rehoboth 48, Bourne 21 — Junior running back Norman Manchester paced the Falcons, rushing for over 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns and intercepting a pass.
Bishop Stang 28, Wareham 6 — Running back Jared Zaniewski ran for a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter to lead the Spartans past the Vikings.
Millis 33, Greater New Bedford 6 — Josh Pierre-Charles led the Mohawks with 140 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Chris Ahl added 128 yards and two scores.
Seekonk 44, Case 14 — Quarterback Nick Lancellotti threw 230 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Warriors.
Cohasset 49, Norwell 8 — The Skippers jumped out to a 35-0 lead and cruised to victory behind six rushing touchdowns, two apiece from Cole Kissick and Rocco Laguelle.
Latin Academy 22, East Boston 0 — Senior Kyle Dance ran for one touchdown, passed for another, and combined for 210 yards passing and rushing to lead the Dragons. Latin Academy's defense smothered the Jets' attack, forcing two fumbles and two interceptions.
Mansfield 29, Dunbar (Md.) 26 — With no timeouts, Kyle Wisniewski went 4 for 5 to lead a 76-yard drive that was capped by a 40-yard TD pass to Michael Hershman with 57 seconds left to lift the 10th-ranked Hornets over the Poets of Baltimore. Wisniewski also ran for two touchdowns.
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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
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