Milton 26, Walpole 7 The Wildcats (3-2) took down the 11th-ranked Walpole Rebels (3-2) behind a pair of two-touchdown performances from Jonathan Pierre (19 rushes, 130 yards) and Liam Collins (3 of 7, 98 yards).
Needham 21, Braintree 0 Quarterback Ryan Charter tossed two touchdowns to Mike Elcock (six catches, 98 yards) for the 18th-ranked Rockets (4-1). Mike Panepinto also scored and rushed for 132 yards on 18 carries.
Acton-Boxborough 34, Chelmsford 25 Will Tejada had 187 total yards and 3 touchdowns in the first half to propel the Colonials (4-1). Jeff D'Auria scored three times in a losing effort.
Barnstable 29, Marshfield 20 Kristian Lucashensky had three touchdown passes as the ninth-ranked Red Raiders (4-1) scored 22 unanswered points after the half to earn the win. Ben Joyal scored three TDs for the Rams.
Mansfield 42, Taunton 8 The third-ranked Hornets (5-0) got two scores each from Miguel Villar-Perez (one receiving, one rushing) and Alex Ruddy to stay unbeaten. Kyle Wisnieski tossed two TD passes.
Woburn 34, Belmont 21 Junior Chris Jewett scored three times and had 215 all-purpose yards to lead the undefeated Tanners (5-0).
Newburyport 19, Triton 13 Tyler Therrien caught the winning 77-yard touchdown from Michael Shay in the third quarter to lead the Clippers.
Stoneham 36, Burlington 21 Darius McPherson led the Spartans (2-3) with three touchdowns and 219 yards rushing. Stoneham quarterback Dylan Owens threw a 20-yard touchdown to Aaron Louis and picked off two passes while on defense.
Melrose 33, Watertown 13 Mike DiRaffaele rushed for two scores, and had a key interception return for a TD in the fourth quarter for the Red Raiders (4-1). Aaron Aveni also had two interceptions in the victory.
Natick 42, Dedham 10 Troy Flutie completed 16-of-23 passes for 302 yards and five touchdowns to lead the second-ranked Red Hawks over the Marauders. Mike Abbruzzese had six catches for 120 yards and two scores.
Stoughton 40, Canton 13 Lennox Greene, Malachi Baugh, and Joseph Girolamo all scored twice for the Black Knights (4-1).
Holliston 33, Medway 19 Jeff Greenburg scored on 62- and 63-yard runs to power the host Panthers (5-1). Matt Jeye passed for two touchdowns to Nick Athy and scored a rushing touchdown in the win.
Somerset Berkley 20, Bishop Feehan 14 Mark Tenucci's 18 carries for 104 yards and two scores powered the Raiders (2-3). Isaiah Douglas rushed for a game-high 191 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort.
Old Rochester 35, Dighton-Rehoboth 28 Darien Dumond scored the winning 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to lead the Bulldogs (5-0). Nolen Bergeron also scored three times in the win -- including the tying score in the fourth. Kyle Rose scored twice for the Falcons in a losing effort.
Greater New Bedford 33, Case 0 Sean Aldrich rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries for the Bears (3-3).
Cardinal Spellman 26, St. Marys 8 Rory Donovan caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score to lead the host Cardinals.
Abington 46, Norwell 20 Al Freeman had eight carries for 95 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Green Wave (4-1).
Cohasset 50, Monomoy 6 Cole Kissick rushed for two scores and Chris Haggerty passed for two TDs as the Skippers (4-1) cruised.
Millis 30, Dover-Sherborn 14 Senior Chris Ahl (22 carries, 215 yards) found the end zone three times for the Mohawks (4-1).
Norton 28, Bellingham 13 The Lancers (4-1) defeated the Blackhawks (0-6) behind senior Brad Wry's three touchdowns and 100 yards rushing. With a win at Ashland next week, Norton can clinch a playoff berth.
Latin Academy 48, Burke 16 Kyle Dance tossed two touchdown passes and Chenedu Igbowke had a receiving and rushing TD to lead the undefeated Dragons (6-0, 4-0).
East Boston 34, West Roxbury 14 Geraldo Puente led the Jets (3-3) with 118 rushing yards and a touchdown. Vincent Lepore added a TD pass and TD rush while Connor Henry caught a touchdown and rushed for another for Eastie.
Madison Park 28, Charlestown 6 Anthony Cannady powered the Cardinals (3-2) with two first-half touchdown runs.
Brighton 52, South Boston 0 Jalen Apperwhite had three touchdown passes, Michael Dereus scored three times, and Ezekiel McDowall made eight tackles to lead the Bengals (5-0) in the rout. Brighton had four returns (fumble, two interceptions, kickoff) for touchdowns.
Boston English 22, New Mission 0 English's Emmanuel Almonte led the Eagles with two rushing touchdowns, including a 61-yarder.
Chelsea 19, Mystic Valley 0 The Red Devils improved to 3-2 behind a two-touchdown performance from junior Sammy Rivera (132 yards).
Blue Hills 36, Tri-County 12 Dimitri Revolus ran for 212 yards on 26 carries and scored five touchdowns and two 2-point conversions for the Warriors (4-1).
Southeastern 36, Diman 34 The Hawks (3-2) outscored the Bengals, 22-7, in the second half to earn the victory and hand Diman (4-1) its first loss. Southeastern quarterback Rich Alger threw for 120 yards and a touchdown and added a rushing TD. Andrew McElligot rushed for 100 yards and two scores in the win.
O'Bryant 8, Dorchester 6 Mehki Williams's conversion rush after Ajani Alfred-McFall's TD pass to Brian Donna in the first quarter proved to be the difference for the Tigers (5-0).
Middlesex 17, Groton 14 Hasani Figueroa's two rushing scores propelled the visiting Middlesex (2-2) past Groton (2-2).
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