Westwood 36, Needham 26 The host Wolverines jumped out to an 18-0 first-quarter lead and Dan Roaches scored three touchdowns.
Boston Latin 34, Brookline 14 Senior running back Patrick Fahy rushed for four touchdowns and 176 yards in the Wolfpacks season-opening victory at Catholic Memorial High in West Roxbury. Brookline senior quarterback Ben Knopf was 8 for 18 with 247 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown pass to Dawshawn Richardson and a 76-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Patterson. Latin senior Pat OGrady added 61 yards rushing while senior quarterback Roy Bahnam went 4 for 9 for 55 yards, including a 22-yard TD pass to senior wide receiver Mike Parham.
Bridgewater-Raynham 20, St. Johns Prep 14 The No. 11 Trojans were led by senior running back Brandon Gallagher, who scored the first touchdown and junior quarterback Matt Clement, who threw two touchdown passes, one to senior Arcel Armstead and the other to captain Ryan Martin in the victory over the first-ranked Eagles.
Methuen 24, Malden 20 After the Golden Tornadoes took a 20-18 lead with less than 10 minutes to play, Rangers senior Ruddy Serevino returned the ensuing kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown. and Methuen's defense kept Malden quiet the rest of the game. The teams had been trading touchdowns until the third quarter, when Will Weinhold punched home a 1-yard run for the 18-14 Methuen lead. Danley Exilhomme rushed for his second touchdown of the day to give Malden the lead before Serevino's return. Methuen quarterback Austin George-Williams finished 13 of 22 on passing for 214 yards and two touchdowns.
King Philip 35, Middleborough 13 No. 16 King Phillip stormed back from a 7-0 deficit with 35 unanswered points until the fourth when the Sachems scored again. Christian Flaherty and Joey Johnston led the comeback for the Warriors, scoring two rushing touchdowns apiece.
Plymouth North 21, Whitman-Hanson 0 Junior Christian Carr ran for 133 yards and junior quarterback Cullin Cosgrove was 5 of 8 on passing for 81 yards.
Arlington Catholic 21, Shawsheen 6 The Cougars (1-0) scored 21 unanswered points in the second half). Jason Baldwin put the Rams up, 6-0, in the third quarter on a 10-yard run. But Paul Solviletti gave Arlington Catholic the lead for good when he recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Two fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns from quarterback Christian Rosati and Billy Barrett (100 rushing yards total) sealed the deal.
Triton 33, Swampscott 7 Senior running back Justin Spillane rushed for two touchdowns, including a 51-yard run to score for Triton (1-0) in the third quarter.
Weston 35, Randolph 14 Senior Greg Fligor had two interceptions and Brett Rowe added a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Wildcats (1-0).
Haverhill 21, Beverly 19 Ian Kessel scored three touchdowns for Haverhill.
Holliston 35, Bellingham 0 Zach Elkinson ran for one touchdown and caught another for a score.
Cathedral 26, Georgetown 6 Cathedral junior Bryan Cedeno had 146 yards on the ground and accounted for two touchdowns, while junior Justice Turner chipped in two touchdowns of his own in the 26-6 win.
Southeastern 18, Coyle & Cassidy 9 Junior Ryan Tibbetts scored a fourth-quarter touchdown on a one-yard run to secure the win for the Hawks (1-0). Coyle & Cassidy had made it a 3-point game in the fourth when sophomore Tristan Blaisdell threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Bill Taylor. Carlton Richard ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries for Southeastern.
Old Rochester 21, Lee 7 Nolan Bergeron rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs past Lee at home. Old Rochester scored a touchdown in each of the first three quarters. Senior running back Colin Knapton had a nine-yard scoring run, and finished with nine carries for 54 yards. Sophomore Darien Dumond caught both passes that Bergeron completed for 42 yards.
Austin Prep 22, Whittier 14 Nicholas Mulcahy ran for 164 yards and two touchdowns, including the winner with 30 seconds remaining to lift the visiting Cougars. The AP defense had three second-half interceptions. Jesus Sanchez led Whittier with 149 yards rushing.
Mashpee 30, Nantucket 23 Trailing by one in the fourth quarter, DeShaun Dias scored on a 6-yard run, his third of the game.
North Shore 33, Tri-County 8 Mike Nuernberg rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries to lead the Bulldogs. Ross Murphy, racked up 178 yards and a touchdown for the Cougars.
Monty Tech 16, Franklin County Tech 6 Anthony Webb rushed for a two-yard touchdown and connected with Cody Husselbee for a 24-yard scoring strike as the visiting Bulldogs won their season opener. Javoy Griffiths added a 4-yard score in the first quarter for Monty Tech.
Diman 26, Old Colony 18 The Bengals were led by running back Johnny Padilla's149 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Old Colony quarterback Jacob Pringle had 18-of-27 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns, tying the school career record with 17 passing touchdowns.
Ware 47, Dean Tech 24 Zered McCoy scored on rushes of 25, 24 and one yard to lead the host Indians past Dean Tech in the opener.
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