Needham 42, Weymouth 28 Senior running back Michael Panepinto scored all six touchdowns for the Rockets (6-1) while rushing for 317 yards on 21 carries. Needham clinched the Bay State Carey title with the win.
Newton North 37, Norwood 0 Jack Boucher threw two TD passes and five different players scored touchdowns as the Tigers (4-3) cruised.
Xaverian 19, BC High 0 Shayne Kaminski and Kenny Kern powered Xaverian's rushing game, combining for three scores in the victory.
Catholic Memorial 35, Malden Catholic 7 Kevin Claflin threw two TD passes and also ran for two scores as the Knights (3-4) cruised past the host Lancers (0-7).
Lowell 28, Andover 7 Brian Dolan threw for three TDs - two to Keegan Latta - to lead the 14th-ranked Red Raiders.
Triton 33, Masconomet 6 Behind two rushing touchdowns from Bradley Whitman and two from Justin Stillane, the visiting Vikings (5-2) defeated the Chieftains.
Lynn Classical 32, Revere 14 Brad Scuzzarella and Devin Crayton each found the end zone twice for the Rams (4-3).
Acton-Boxborough 43, Waltham 8 The No. 18 Colonials (6-1, 4-0) clinched the DCL Large with a win over the host Hawks (4-2, 3-1). Will Tejeda paved the way with three TDs on the ground.
Lincoln-Sudbury 42, Westford 14 Greg Roder rushed for three scores for the Warriors (4-3).
Somerville 45, Medford 14 Phoenix Huertas threw for four touchdowns and ran for a another as he carried the Highlanders (2-5) past the host Mustangs (2-5). Jonathan Santana-Arias hauled in three of Huertas's TD passes.
Barnstable 41, Dartmouth 6 Barnstable (6-1, 2-0) clinched the OCL title.
Mansfield 35, Franklin 13 The third-ranked Hornets (8-0) were led by Kyle Wisnieski's three touchdown passes.
Attleboro 19, King Philip 12 Tim Walsh threw a pair of touchdown passes and Pat Dunn blocked a punt for the Bombardiers (6-1).
North Attleborough 34, Taunton 12 Senior quarterback James Kummer threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more for the Red Rocketeers.
Lawrence 21, Billerica 13 Senior Xavier Santiago racked up seven sacks and Rainier Almonte scored twice for the Lancers (2-5). Jordan Bolarinho threw two TDs to Jeff Trainor for the Indians.
Reading 32, Woburn 7 D'Andrea Burcy ran for three touchdowns to propel the 15th-ranked Rockets (5-1) past the Tanners.
Lexington 20, Arlington 7 Jeff Costello threw three TD passes, all to senior receiver Rhett Adley (149 receiving yards) and the Minutemen (3-2, 3-4 Middlesex Liberty) stunned the 12th-ranked Spy Ponders (6-1, 4-1).
Duxbury 27, Quincy 14 Four different players scored for the Dragons, who clinched the Patriot Keegan title.
Manchester Essex 22, Amesbury 18 Chris Dumont rushed for more than 100 yards and three TDs for the Hornets.
North Reading 28, Pentucket 14 Senior running back CJ McCarthy carried the Hornets with 237 yards and three scores.
Melrose 19, Stoneham 6 Malik Garrett threw for a TD and rushed for another, Mike DiRaffaele scored twice, and the Red Raiders (6-1) clinched the Middlesex Small title.
Wilmington 19, Watertown 14 James O'Regan ran for two touchdowns to lead the visiting Wildcats (3-4). Red Raiders quarterback Nick Giordano threw two touchdown passes in the loss.
Natick 56, Walpole 55 After a Troy Flutie OT touchdown and extra point by Ben Nottonson, Walpole answered with a touchdown run by Steve Cuqua but Walpole went for two and was stopped short.
Dedham 27, Brookline 20 Mike Kadlick tossed two touchdown passes, Raheem Powell scored twice, and the Marauders (1-6) earned their first win of the season.
Marblehead 41, Lynn English 14 Brooks Tyrrell powered the Headers (6-1) with four rushing touchdowns.
Scituate 38, North Quincy 20 Dawayne Kirton had 14 carries for 151 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Sailors.
Medway 29, Medfield 17 Senior running back Anthony Parchesky had 30 carries for 217 yards and a score for the host Mustangs (4-3).
Martha's Vineyard 18, Coyle & Cassidy 7 Joe Turney led the Vineyarders (3-4) past the winless Warriors with 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Dighton-Rehoboth 35, Fairhaven 6 Jacab Juncker and Norman Manchester both rushed for two scores for the host Falcons.
Apponequet 46, Wareham 16 Cameron Costa paced the Lakers offense with three touchdown passes, and Matt Michael and Westin Cohen each scored twice.
Greater New Bedford 35, Bourne 14 The Bears (4-3, 2-0) clinched the South Coast Small championship.
Old Rochester 31, Seekonk 14 Nolan Bergeron had three TD passes and Darien Dumond scored twice to lead the Bulldogs (7-0).
Bishop Fenwick 42, Archbishop Williams 13 The No. 17 Crusaders (7-0, 5-0) clinched the Catholic Central Large title. Leading the way was senior quarterback Nick Bona, who threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score.
Lynn Tech 13, Chelsea 6 Rafy Lora punched in two scores as the Tigers (3-3) slipped past the Red Devils.
Abington 36, East Bridgewater 7 Abington clinched the SSL Large title.
Cohasset 42, Mashpee 0 Cole Kissick rushed for three scores to help the Skippers (6-1, 4-0) clinch the South Shore Small title.
Norton 29, Millis 6 Led By Matt Hines (7 carries, 111 yards, two touchdowns), the Lancers (6-1, 4-0) stormed past the Mohawks (5-2, 3-1) to clinch the Tri-Valley Small championship.
Dover-Sherborn 28, Ashland 25 Joseph Kerkach hit a field goal to tie the game for the Clockers (3-4) with five minutes left, but the host Raiders *(4-1) prevailed when Chris Miner nailed a 26-yard field goal in triple overtime.
Burke 8, South Boston 0 Jesse Bland's 40-yard interception return for a TD in the first quarter gave the Bulldogs (1-6) all they needed in a win over Knights (0-7).
West Roxbury 26, Charlestown 0 The Raiders were powered by Michael Obiangwe's two rushing scores.
O'Bryant 21, Latin Academy 8 Mehki Williams's 78-yard TD run in the first quarter sparked the Tigers (7-0), who clinched the Boston South championship.
Brighton 45, Madison Park 12 Jalen Apperwhite was 9-for-14 passing for 203 yards and three touchdowns to power the Bengals (7-0). Dexter Andrews scored four times and Shaquille Davis had 3 tackles, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles, and an interception return for a touchdown.
Plymouth North 21, Sandwich 0 Christian Carr had 182 rushing yards and two touchdowns and kicked a 20-yard field goal to lead the Blue Eagles (5-2).
Roxbury Latin 10, Nobles 7 John Baron's 37-yard field goal in the second quarter proved to be the difference for the Foxes (3-3).
St. Sebastians 24, BB&N 14 Kevin Ginns kicked a field goal to put the Arrows (3-3) ahead with less than two minutes left in regulation to help hand BB&N (5-1) its first loss. Freshman fullback Blake Gallagher carried St. Sebastian's offense, rushing for 179 yards and a TD.
Bedford 27, Boston Latin 7 Olan Abner rushed 27 times for 219 yards and three touchdowns as the host Buccaneers (5-2) stymied the Wolfpack (2-5).
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