Xaverian 35, Malden Catholic 8 Jake Farrell had two TD passes, AJ King returned a punt for a score and caught a TD pass, and the fourth-ranked Hawks (5-1) eased past the Lancers.
Catholic Memorial 17, Malden 7 Zack O'Brien returned an interception 55 yards for a TD, and Kevin Claflin rushed for 89 yards on 11 carries for the Knights.
Andover 49, La Salle (R.I.) 32 Senior captain Jack Sylvester had 15 carries for 204 yards and two touchdowns for the host Golden Warriors. Will Eikenberry added three TDs for Andover.
Masconomet 21, Newburyport 7 Troy Bunker threw a pair of touchdowns for the Cheiftains (4-2). Corey Tines caught a TD pass and returned an interception for a score for Masconomet.
Lynn Classical 38, Winthrop 12 Devin Crayton and Brad Scuzzarella each rushed for a pair of touchdowns to lead the Rams (3-3).
Revere 23, Peabody 13 Tommy Portrait threw for 175 yards and two TDs and added 110 yards on the ground to lead the Patriots (1-5) to their first victory. Kaleb Silva had 140 yards rushing and three touchdowns (two receiving) for the victors.
Acton-Boxborough 14, Lincoln-Sudbury 0 Will Tejeda's interception in the end zone kept the Warriors (3-3) off the scoreboard off the scoreboard and Tom Saponaro and Hunter Arnold scored on the ground to lead the No. 18 Colonials (5-1).
Concord-Carlisle 43, Westford 38 Sophomore Kejuan Farquharson exploded for 135 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries to lead the host Patriots (6-0) past the Grey Ghosts (1-5). In a losing effort, Luke Moran had four TD passes.
Everett 34, Somerville 0 Raheem Wingard scored two rushing touchdowns and Lukas Denis returned a punt 70 yards for a score as the top-ranked Crimson Tide rolled.
Barnstable 20, Bridgewater-Raynham 14 The No.8 Red Raiders (5-1) topped the No. 5 Trojans (4-2) on the road behind senior captain Hayden Murphy's two rushing touchdowns, including the winner with 1:02 left in the game. He finished with 14 carries for 124 yards.
Mansfield 20, King Philip 7 Miguel Villar-Perez ran 88 yards for a TD in the second quarter and added a 5-yard TD run in the fourth to lift the third-ranked Hornets.
Attleboro 45, Taunton 0 Tim Walsh threw two touchdowns -- both to Luke Morrison -- and rushed for another as the Bombardiers (5-1) routed the Tigers. The Attleboro defense tallied seven sacks in the win.
North Attleborough 24, Franklin 13 James Kummer threw for a score and ran for another for the Red Rocketeers (3-3).
Tewksbury 28, Haverhill 14 Running back Tom Casey paced the Redmen with a pair of touchdowns in the victory.
Arlington 40, Woburn 6 Frank Roche ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns and also threw a TD pass as the 13th-ranked Spy Ponders routed the Tanners.
Quincy 21, Hingham 14 Jahvae Handsome-Field broke a 14-14 tie in the third with his 6-yard touchdown run, propelling the Presidents (4-2) past the Harbormen (2-4).
Bedford 14, Wayland 2 Senior running back Olan Abner rushed for 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the second half as the Buccaneers moved to 4-1.
Manchester Essex 26, Ipswich 20 Craig Carter threw two TD passes and ran 1 yard for the winning touchdown in the second overtime to lift the Hornets.
Triton 32, North Reading 14 Bradley Whitman passed for 183 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a pair of scores to power the Vikings (4-2).
Stoneham 24, Wakefield 23 Aaron Louis had 172 yards rushing and a TD, Darius McPherson added another 157 yards on the ground and two scores, and the Spartans(3-3) edged the Warriors.
Burlington 40, Watertown 27 Guiseppe Mollica scored two second-half touchdowns for the visiting Red Devils (3-3).
Weston 24, Boston Latin 6 Maurice Blake had 163 receiving yards as the visiting Wildcats (3-4) downed the Wolfpack (2-4). Brett Rowe threw for 215 yards and ran for two touchdowns in the win.
Dennis-Yarmouth 48, Falmouth 0 Spencer Tyler threw for 160 yards and three scores to lead the host Dolphins. Corey Desimone had a touchdown catch and ran for two more for the victors.
Natick 42, Milton 19 Troy Flutie continued his aerial assault on the Bay State (Herget), passing for four TDs in the win for the No. 2 Red Hawks (6-0).
Walpole 35, Norwood 6 Sophomore Steve Cuqua had 16 carries for 185 rushing yards and three touchdowns to lead the 20th-ranked Rebels. Senior Will Bolster finished 11 for 19 for 116 passing yards and ran for a touchdown.
Wellesley 29, Dedham 0 John Fadule ran for two scores and the defense dominated in the Raiders' win over the winless Marauders.
Melrose 19, Wilmington 6 Malik Garrett had two rushing touchdowns and threw for another for the visiting Red Raiders.
Stoughton 26, Sharon 3 The Black Knights received 105 yards a pair of rushing touchdowns from junior Joseph Girolamo in moving to 5-1.
Foxborough 28, Canton 7 Tim O'Halloran had six receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns, and added an interception on defense to lead the Warriors.
Scituate 30, Middleborough 16 The Sailors moved to 5-1 behind 259 rushing yards and three touchdowns from senior running back Dwayne Kirton.
Holliston 41, Medfield 14 Matt Jeye had five touchdown passes -- three of which Zach Elkinson hauled in -- as the Panthers (6-1) rolled. Paul Beling was the recipient of of Jeye's other two strikes.
Old Rochester 56, Wareham 8 Senior Richie Phillips rushed for 220 yards and three touchdowns (30, 65, and 40 yards) on just 10 carries to lead the undefeated Bulldogs (6-0).
Lowell 14, Chelmsford 13 The No. 11 Red Raiders (4-2) escaped with a victory after the Lions (3-3) missed an extra point with just seconds remaining. Ngaiiva Mason rushed for two scores for Lowell. Jeff D'Auria had two TD runs for Chelmsford.
Northeast 26, Shawsheen 14 Kevin Rosado and Christian Perez each scored two rushing touchdowns for the host Golden Kights (6-0), who overcame a 14-0 first-quarter deficit. Alex Tate threw two TDs for the Rams.
Mashpee 56, Monomoy 38 Robert Andrade piled up 491 all-purpose yards and accounted for six touchdowns -- three on kickoffs -- to lead a wild win for the Falcons.
East Bridgewater 20, Norwell 16 Mike Ross had a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown, and ran for a two-point conversion in the host Vikings' win.
Cohasset 40, Carver 8 Cole Kissick (14 carries, 174 yards, 1 TD) and Ryan Gillis (three TDs on six carries) led the Skippers (5-1) to their second straight victory.
Millis 33, Bellingham 15 Chris Ahl rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries to lead the Mohawks (5-1).
Norton 27, Ashland 21 Brad Wry ran 1 yard for the winning TD in overtime to get the Lancers (5-1) past the Clockers. Wry rushed for 70 yards on 13 rushes and one touchdown.
Hopkinton 49, Dover-Sherborn 0 Hillers quarterback Patrick Ryan tallied 163 yards and four touchdowns on 10 rushes while completing three of five passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Boston English 24, West Roxbury 6 Quarterback Emmanuel Almonte had over 100 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Eagles (3-3).
Madison Park 30, Burke 6 Paul Ghazail had a pair of touchdowns for the Cardinals (4-2).
Brighton 29, New Mission 0 Senior quarterback Jalen Apperwhite had 157 yards of offense (79 rushing, 78 passing) and a passing TD to lead the Bengals (6-0). Dexter Andrews added two rushing touchdowns for Brighton.
O'Bryant 41, South Boston 6 Mehki Williams broke the game open for Tigers with three rushing touchdowns in the first half.
Chelsea 32, Charlestown 0 The Red Devils (4-2) notched their third consecutive shutout and got a pair of TD runs from Sammy Rivera.
Dorchester 36, East Boston 0 Demetrius Leary had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs to propel the Bears (4-2).
Bristol-Plymouth 30, Blue Hills 24 Elijah Jones rushed for two scores for the Craftsmen (5-1), including the winning TD on a 70-yard effort with 3:30 left in the third quarter. Dimitri Revolus peeled off three rushing TDs for the Warriors (4-2).
Bishop Connolly 41, Southeastern 20 Alex Medeiros raced for three touchdowns, including two of 50-plus yards, to boost the Cougars (4-2).
Doherty 28, Worcester North 0 The Highlanders (5-1, 2-0 Inter-High) defeated the Polar Bears (1-5, 0-2) after scoring 28 first-half points on three rushing touchdowns, one passing score and a safety. Luke Brennan kicked two extra points before throwing a TD pass to Alfred Adarkwah near the end of the first half.
Cathedral 16, Lowell Catholic 14 Kejonte Hickman led the Panthers (5-1) with two touchdown passes and the deciding conversion pass to Elijah Marcelo in the second quarter.
Danvers 26, Salem 7 Running back Alex Valles rushed 18 times for 180 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Falcons (5-1).
BB&N 42, St. Georges 22 Dante Papas had three 1-yard TD runs to power the Knights (5-0). Cole O'Connor added two touchdown passes -- both to Patrick Champagnie.
Rivers 24, Groton 13 Sophomore quarterback Justen Voghel (19 of 28, 192 yards, one touchdown) and freshman running back Jamari Venter (24 carries, 125 yards, one touchdown) carried the Red Wings (3-2) to victory.
Silver Lake 35, Whitman-Hanson 12 Jeff Reynolds (13 carries, 59 yards, three TDs) and Dan Finn (13-of-18 passing, 208 yards, two touchdowns) carried the host Lakers (4-2) over the Panthers (0-6).
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