Wellesley 15, Newton North 12 — Raiders quarterback John Fadule threw 170 passing yards and Brian Pederson had three sacks and one safety.
New Bedford 20, Franklin 14 — Senior Kevin Nunes scored three times for the Whalers (1-1), including the winning 35-yard reception from Brendan Costa in the third quarter.
Xaverian 49, Bridgewater-Raynham 13 — Xaverian did just fine in Week 1 without Shayne Kaminski, who was sidelined with a broken left toe, but having the senior captain back on the field was a welcome sight for Charlie Stevenson’s Hawks. Kaminski rumbled for a 31-yard touchdown on the second drive of the game to give Xaverian a lead it never relinquished, as it beat top-ranked Bridgewater-Raynham. It was the second time No. 10 Xaverian (2-0) knocked off the No. 1 team after beating Everett, 20-8, in Week 1.
Melrose 34, Winchester 7 — Melrose broke out to a 34-0 lead in the fourth, as Mike DeRaffaele chipped in with a pair of touchdowns.
Scituate 35, Whitman-Hanson 34 — Senior captain Dawayne Kirton rushed for three touchdowns and 141 yards on 25 carries for the Sailors in their win over the Panthers. Whitman-Hanson faked an extra point attempt after their final score, but failed on the 2-point rush.
Lynnfield 35, Saugus 21 — Kyle McGah rushed for three touchdowns to lead the Pioneers (2-0).
Doherty 19, Holy Name 12 — After falling behind, 12-0, the No. 2 Highlanders rallied for 19 unanswered points, scoring twice in the fourth quarter to dispatch Holy Name (0-2) and give coach Sean Mulcahy his 100th career coaching win. Luke Brennan scored on a 1-yard run to start the third quarter and then found Isaac Yiadom with a 44-yard touchdown pass. Brennan's extra point kick gave Doherty the lead. The Highlanders closed out the game when Jahkari Carpenter scored on a 2-yard run. J.J. Granger (2-yard run) and Max Cerasoli (23-yard run) scored to give Holy Name a 12-0 halftime lead, but could not hang on and give coach Mike Pucko his 100th career win.
Wayland 35, Norwood 7 — Robert Williams had four touchdowns and 95 yards rushing as Wayland cruised past Norwood.
Cardinal Spellman 14, Sharon 7 — Matt Anastasi and Rory Donovan each scored a touchdown as the Cardinals improved to 2-0.
Manchester Essex 22, Greater Lawrence 12 — Craig Carter scored two touchdowns and Chris Dumont ran for 73 yards.
Dighton-Rehoboth 23, Somerset Berkley 16 — Sophomore safety Cam Reed had an interception to seal the win for the visiting Falcons (2-1).
Bristol-Plymouth 22, Coyle & Cassidy 21 — The Craftsmen's Sean Eldridge found Cam Dennis for a 12-yard score in the fourth quarter, then dumped one off to Ben Strolsky for the winning 2-point conversion.
St. Mary’s 44, Amherst-Pelham 0 — Senior Jordan Manthorne carried St. Mary's on the ground with 201 yards and three touchdowns.
Cohasset 34, Rockland 13 — Liam Burke hauled in a pair of touchdowns from Chris Haggerty, and Cole Kissick rushed for two touchdowns in the Skippers' victory.
Cathedral 58, Matignon 0 — Panthers freshman running back Byron Martin rushed for 228 yards and four touchdowns.
Blue Hills 46, Upper Cape 26 — Junior Orane Gordon ran for 221 yards as the visiting Warriors piled up 436 yards on the ground.
Minuteman 46, Cape Cod Tech 7 — Zahir Ramsey rushed for two scores and threw for another in the Mustangs' win.
Monty Tech 35, Keefe Tech 8 — Cody Husselbee rushed five times for 122 yards and scored from 18 and 37 yards out, while also reeling in a 29-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Webb as the visiting Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0 Colonial) coasted over the Broncos (0-2, 0-2). Webb opened the scoring with a 3-yard rush and Nate Tisdale capped the Monty Tech surge with an 8-yard score as the Bulldogs opened up a 35-0 halftime lead. Lucas Oliveira had a 50-yard touchdown run for Keefe Tech in the fourth quarter, and Christian Aramayo added a conversion rush.
Bishop Connolly 34, West Bridgewater 19 — The Cougars improved to 2-0 behind a three-touchdown (two receiving, one rushing) day from Chris Silvia, while Alex Medeiros added two rushing touchdowns.
Diman 34, South Shore Voc-Tech 0 — Johnny Padilla (165 yards) and Aaron Archadina led the Bengals (2-0) with two touchdowns each.
Ware 48, Pioneer Valley Regional 26 — Zered McCoy had 26 carries for 209 yards to lead the visiting Indians (2-1).
Pingree 35, Portsmouth Abbey 6 — Senior John Spears and junior Salvatore Fazio each scored two touchdowns for the visiting Highlanders.
Holderness 49, Tilton 24 — Ben Tessier and Ray Jackson powered the Bulls rushing game, combining for six touchdowns.
Milton Academy 31, St. Sebastian’s 27 — Drew Jacobs ran for 138 yards and a touchdown and the Mustang defense took over in the second half to win the opener.
Brooks 22, Thayer 14 — Chris Cervizzi ran for two touchdowns and Andrew Konovalchik one as Brooks handed first-year coach Patrick Foley an opening win.
Nobles 22, Rivers 20 — Quarterback Ryan Vultaggio led the Bulldogs to an overtime victory after throwing a 10-yard pass to Deneri Noone, and then rushing in a 2-point conversion. Carlin Haymon scored for Rivers, but the game-tying 2-point rush failed.
Roxbury Latin 27, St. Paul’s 0 — Pete Cahill threw two touchdown passes for the visiting Foxes.
Governor’s Academy 20, Lawrence Academy 0 — Senior quarterback Tom Vailas had a hand in all three touchdowns.
BB&N 16, Belmont Hill 10 — Senior Frankie Williams returned an interception 104 yards in overtime to cap the Knights comeback victory. After trailing, 10-0, Matt Bonazolli's touchdown run and Jim Cochran's field goal tied the game.
Middlesex 25, St. Mark’s 14 — Junior George Morris and senior Hasani Figueroa each scored two toucddowns and visiting Middlesex opened with a win. St. Mark's held a 7-6 halftime lead before Morris and Figueroa each scored fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Groton 55, St. George’s 32 — John Beatty had five touchdowns to lead host Groton to victory. Sage Hill threw two touchdown passes for St. George's and ran for another.
Phillips Andover 40, Loomis Chaffee 14 — Phillips Andover jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead to put this one away early. Ryder Stone had two first-half touchdowns and quarterback Ian Maag added a pair of touchdown passes. Andover's pass rush was disruptive all game long, which led to three interceptions. Mike Moore picked off one pass in the first quarter and returned it 17 yards for the score.
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