Gloucester 28, Beverly 13 Jordan Pallazola scored three touchdowns for the Fishermen, letting him pass the Panthers' Isaiah White (one TD) in the Division 3 scoring race.
Milton Academy 24, Middlesex 14 Senior backup running back Luke Macdonald rushed for 188 yards and one touchdown.
Thayer 21, St. Marks 0 Quarterback Jack Becker led Thayer (1-6) on both offense and defense. He threw for 110 yards and two touchdowns, and in his first game starting on defense, he intercepted two passes -- one in the Tigers' end zone. Nose guard and offensive tackle Quentin Hall also was dominant on both sides of the ball.
Nobles 34, St. Georges 12 John Keally ran for two touchdowns and caught a third to lead the Bulldogs.
Belmont Hill 31, St. Pauls 14 Junior Evan Chaletzky caught two touchdown passes from Harry Kraft (14 of 26, 208 yards) and kicked a field goal to boost Belmont Hill (5-2) past St. Paul's (2-5).
Governors Academy 30, BB&N 14 Governors quarterback Tommy Vailas rushed for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth.
St. Sebastians 27, Lawrence Academy 12 Andrew Corcoran threw for 102 yards, Edosa Onaiwu rushed for 102 yards and the visiting Arrows (4-3) pulled away from Lawrence Academy (3-4) in the second half.
Roxbury Latin 13, Rivers 7 Pete Cahill ran for one touchdown and hit Sean Lowrie for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime to lead the visiting Foxes (4-3). Justen Voghel scored for Rivers in the third, leaving it 7-7 after regulation.
Brooks 22, Groton 20 Andrew Konovalchik rushed for a touchdown, passed for another and added a winning 2-point conversion rush in overtime for Brooks. Groton's Arthur Jelin ran for two touchdowns.
Masconomet 30, Danvers 0 Troy Bunker rushed for two scores and the Chieftains (5-3) blanked the Falcons (6-2).
Concord-Carlisle 29, Winchester 7 Austin Hoey and Jeff Adegbe rushed for two touchdowns each to lead the Patriots.
Woburn 21, Wakefield 7 Marvin Jean scored all three TDs for the Tanners.
Melrose 47, Burlington 28 The Red Raiders (7-1) put up 30 unanswered first-half points and sailed past the Red Devils (3-5) to advance to the Division 3 Northwest semifinals. Quarterback Malik Garrett connected with Eric Mercer for two touchdowns and also ran for two scores. Kicker Sean Foley hit seven PATs in addition to a 36-yard field goal. Colin Demagistris's fourth-quarter 100-yard kickoff return sealed the win for Melrose.
Arlington 14, Wayland 7 Frank Roche hit Marco Saenz-Grant with the winning touchdown pass.
Everett 39, Malden 6 Isaiah Davis and Lukas Denis each had two touchdowns for the Crimson Tide (7-1).
Plymouth South 35, Sharon 7 Dylan Oxsen rushed for 265 yards and four TDs to carry the host Panthers (6-1).
Plymouth North 34, Nauset 14 The host Blue Eagles (6-2) beat their Atlantic Coast League rival Warriors for the second time this season to advance to the semifinals.
Pembroke 20, Whitman-Hanson 7 Kyle Horn rushed for 155 yards and two TDs, including a 95-yarder in the first quarter, to power the Titans.
O'Bryant 33, West Roxbury 18 Senior running back Mehki Williams exploded for two rushing TDs and one receiving in the first quarter and O'Bryant held on to beat West Roxbury, 33-18, in the Division 6 North quarterfinals. Williams added another TD run in the third for the Tigers, and quarterback Ajani Alfred-McFall salted away the victory with a 6-yd TD run in the fourth. The Raiders managed to outscore their opponent 18-14 in the final three quarters, led by senior Michael Obiangwe's two touchdowns, but in the end, the early deficit was too much to overcome.
Latin Academy 22, Dorchester 14 Kyle Dance led the way for the Dragons (8-1) running for a touchdown and throwing his 14th TD pass of the season.
Oliver Ames 49, Medfield 14 Nick Cidado threw three touchdown passes for the host Tigers, who scored 35 first-half points.
Leominster 51, Westborough 13 Senior Neil O'Connor helped No. 1 Leominster extend a 14-13 lead in the second quarter when four touchdowns as the Blue Devils (8-0) rolled past No. 8 Westboro (1-7).
North Attleborough 35, Walpole 7 Jack Blase had 56 yards rushing and 74 receiving and scored two touchdowns for the Red Rocketeers. Quarterback James Kummer was an efficient 7 of 10 for 116 with one passing touchdown and two rushing.
Stoughton 14, Hingham 7 The Black Knights stuffed the Harbormen's attempt for the tying TD from the 1-yard line with two seconds left to preserve the win. Lennox Greene led the charge with two touchdowns.
Hopkinton 26, Milton 22 Down 22-0, the Hillers (5-3) scored 26 unanswered points to win a thriller over Milton (3-5). The game-winning TD was scored on a 1-yard run by Drew Donohue (two touchdowns) with 12 seconds left in the game. Senior captain Nick D'Aloia hauled in five passes for 123 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown in the win.
Millis 39, Mashpee 8 Chris Ahl opened the scoring with a 90 yard kick return for a touchdown, and had 184 yards rushing and three more touchdowns.
Bishop Feehan 28, North Quincy 0 Senior tail back Isaiah Douglas had 16 carries for 116 yards and a TD for the host Shamrocks.
Marlborough 27, Fitchburg 7 William Cowdrey rushed for an 11-yard score and returned an interception 40 yards for another score, while John Rumney rushed for a 50-yard score and connected with Matt Thall for a 40-yard touchdown pass as the No. 3 Panthers (7-1) topped the No. 6 Red Raiders (2-6) at Kelleher Field in a Division 2 playoff game. Marlboro will face the winner of Saturday's game between St. John's and North Middlesex next week at a time and place to be determined. Julio Gonzalez scored on a 17-yard run for Fitchburg that tied the game in the third quarter.
Bedford 20, Newburyport 7 Senior tailback Olan Abner scored his 13th touchdown for the Buccaneers (6-1) in a home playoff win over the Clippers (3-5). He rushed 22 times for 139 yards to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark.
North Reading 42, Winthrop 6 Senior CJ McCarthy ran for 158 yards to go over 1,000 for the season, and scored three TDs to lead the Hornets.
Amesbury 28, Weston 21 Patrick Scanlon's 95-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter catapulted the Wildcats (3-5) to victory.
Hull 34, Monomoy 14 Matt Frost rushed for two TDs and Joe Dubovy threw for three scores as the host Pirates (4-4) prevailed. Steven Schaffer hauled in two of Dubovy's scoring strikes.
Lincoln-Sudbury 33, Lynn Classical 22 Senior Greg Roder led the Warriors (5-3) by running for two TDs and quarterback Ben Colello had one passing and one rushing score to help the Warriors advance to the Division 2 North semifinals.
Apponequet 42, Norton 14 Westin Cohen scored three touchdowns and the visiting Lakers broke it open with 21 second-quarter points. Matt Hines scored twice for the Lancers.
Medway 48, Wareham 0 Jeff Greenburg had five carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Santiago Chaves ran for 75 yards and a touchdown on five carries for Mustangs.
Dedham 21, Coyle & Cassidy 14 Raheem Powell rushed for two scores in the Marauders' win.
Canton 42, Randolph 6 Brian Hagan and Derrick Harris connected for two touchdowns as the Bulldogs (1-7) grabbed their first win of the season.
Mansfield 31, Wellesley 14 Led by Christopher Buchanan (two touchdowns), the undefeated and No. 3 Hornets (8-0) raced past the Warriors.
Bishop Fenwick 33, St. Marys 12 Charlie Maistrellis ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns, Nick Bona threw for 174 yards, and the host Crusaders (8-0) cruised past St. Mary's (4-4). After the game Fenwick's Rufus Rushins tweeted that he had dislocated his elbow.
Barnstable 48, Marshfield 29 Hayden Murphy scored four touchdowns.
Hudson 35, Groton-Dunstable 14 Dan Mendes led the No 2. Hawks (8-0) with 190 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns and completed 10-of-12 passes for 189 yards and two TDs to Evan Cain (34 and 5 yards). Cain finished with five receptions for 148 yards. Bobby Brisbois and Cain each had interceptions for Hudson. Hudson will host Doherty at 7 p.m. Friday in the Division 4 playoffs. Tristan Lynch and Evan Lexo each scored second-quarter touchdowns for the No. 7 Crusaders (4-4).
Natick 39, King Philip 26 Quarterback Troy Flutie threw for five touchdowns and rushed for another, leading the Redhawks to victory.
Doherty 54, Quabbin 27 Senior Luke Brennan tossed five touchdowns - including three to classmate Alfred Adarkwah - as the No. 3 Highlanders rolled past the No. 6 Panthers in a Division 4 playoff game. Doherty will travel to face No. 2 Hudson at 7 p.m. Friday in a semifinal game.
Northbridge 42, Gardner 14 Sophomore Koby Schofer carried 20 times for 132 yard and a score, and was also 9 of 24 passing for 115 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 4 Rams (6-2) advanced in the Division 5 playoffs with a win over the visiting No. 5 Wildcats (4-4). Sophomore Jake Wood had 10 carries for 69 yards and two touchdowns, and also caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Schofer. Peter Gallant had 17 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown for Gardner, while teammate Devin Williams carried 7 times for 52 yards and a score.
Bartlett 42, Auburn 21 Senior Alexander Givins-Perry rushed for 364 yards and three touthdowns as the No. 6 Indians (5-3) upset the No. 3 Rockets (5-3) in Auburn. Bartlett will face the winner of Saturday's game between Uxbridge and Southbridge next week at a time and place to be determined in a Division 5 semifinal. Ricky Spooner added two touchdowns for Bartlett, while Mark Wright rushed for two scores and added a 43-yard touchdown reception for the Rockets.
Shrewsbury 28, Nashoba 7 No. 5 Shrewsbury jumped out to a 28-0 lead on a pair of touchdowns by Emmanuel Jalbert to upend host No. 4 Nashoba (5-3).
West Boylston 28, Assabet 0 Alex Churchill carried 16 times for 86 yards and two touchdowns, and Alex Thomas had five runs for 39 yards and a TD to lead the third-seeded Lions (7-1) past the sixth-seeded Aztecs (5-3) in a Division 6 quarterfinal. Ben Tasker had 12 tackles and Bryan Hayes 11 tackles and a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown. West Boylston faces the winner of today's Valley Tech-Maynard game in a semifinal.
Algonquin 23, Grafton 14 Tim Keville had over 100 yards rushing and another 100 passing as he surpassed the 1,000-yard plateau to help the Tomahawks (2-6) top the visiting Indians (2-6), giving Algonquin a two-game winning streak. Algonquin will face Holy Name at a time and place to be determined next week. Keville scored on a 60-yard run and found Jimmy Egan for a 35-yard score as the Tomahawks opened up a 13-0 lead. Ben Jachowicz added a 25-yard field goal in the third quarter and Dylan Connelly scored on a 19-yard run in the fourth quarter for Algonquin. Brian Diaz (64-yard run) and John Gendron (5-yard run) scored for Grafton.
Millbury 30, Tyngsborough 7 Richard Jolly rushed for two touchdowns (22 and 57 yards) and threw to Gordon Seibenhaar for a 27-yard score to lead the host Woolies (4-4) past the Tigers (3-5) in a non-playoff game.
Worcester Tech 40, Clinton 20 Zakk Hoffner carried nine times for 138 yards and two touchdowns, and added a 2-point conversion rush as the Eagles (5-3) rolled in a non-playoff game at Foley Stadium. Scott Leveillee completed 8 of 13 for 188 yards and a touchdown, and also tacked on a conversion rush. Linebacker Dan Lebron had seven tackles, including a sack in the end zone for a second-quarter safety, and teammate Kyle Belliveau, also a linebacker, had eight tackles. For the Gaels (0-8), Jake Hatch caught a 32-yard scoring pass from Andrew Grady, and Tom Russell and Ryan Flaherty ran for fourth-quarter TDs.
Acton-Boxborough 29, Methuen 6 Will Tejada ran 42 yards for one score and returned an interception 39 yards for another for the Colonials (7-1).
Andover 39, Lawrence 10 Sophomore Oliver Eberth had 10 carries for 107 yards and three touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving, one passing) for the Golden Warriors (4-4). Freshman E.J. Perry was five of seven passing for 137 yards and three touchdowns. Perry also caught one TD.
Chelmsford 37, Peabody 14 Jack Campsmith passed for 161 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for two scores for the Lions. Jeff D'Auria added 115 yards on 12 carries.
BC High 28, Weymouth 0 Quarterback Sean Holleran rushed for a touchdown and was 8 for 11 with 197 yards to lead the Eagles offense.
Attleboro 42, New Bedford 7 Running back Damon Belin led the Bombardiers with 127 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Bridgewater-Raynham 41, Newton North 7 Playing in his first varsity game in place of an injured teammate, sophomore Steve D'Emilia passed for 99 yards (5 for 9)and two touchdowns to Ryan Martin.
Old Rochester 32, Seekonk 15 Nolan Bergeron threw for two scores and rushed for another, Darien Dumond had 135 yards on the ground and a score, and the Bulldogs eased to victory.
Franklin 41, Framingham 0 Andrew Parent scored the Panthers' first tww touchdowns and quarterback Nick Zucco passed for one TD and ran for another.
Quaboag 16, Murdock 6 Erik McCormick's 210 yards on 27 carries led the Cougars (2-6) past the Blue Devils (1-7) in a non-playoff game. Tyler Wade completed 4 of 6 passes for 44 yards including an 11-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Dunn followed up by a two-point conversion pass to Evan Paquette to give Quaboag a 16-6 lead in the third quarter. Quaboag recovered four fumbles. Drew Pelkey scored Murdock's touchdown on a five-yard run in the third quarter.
Blackstone-Millville 24, Keefe Tech 0 Miguel Santana rushed for 97 yards and touchdowns of 43 and 7 yards, and John Savoie had a 65-yard TD run for the Chargers (1-7), who ran for 234 yards and blanked the Bulldogs (0-8) in a non-playoff game in Framingham.
Brockton 48, Brookline 6 Jamal Williams had eight carries for 63 yards and two touchdowns for the host Boxers (4-4). Aaron LeClair had four carries for 29 yards, one rushing touchdown, and one receiving touchdown.
Greater Lawrence 20, East Boston 4 Elicen Pena powered the Reggies (3-5) with two touchdown passes. East Boston managed two safeties in the game.
Archbishop Williams 39, Fairhaven 20 Kylan Philbert-Richardson exploded for 240 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries to lead the host Bishops.
Norwell 22, Martha's Vineyard 8 The Clippers (4-4) got scores from Dave Talanian, Dan Hilson, and Anthony Wood-Cassella in the win.
Bourne 36, Bellingham 34 Quarterback Luke Zanoli found Jacob Ashworth for two touchdowns, and running back Tyler Rondeau rushed for 100 yards and two scores to help the Canalmen improve to 2-6.
Charlestown 20, Matignon 0 DJ Dunn returned an interception 40 yards for the game's first touchdown as the visiting Townies shut down the Warriors.
Madison Park 12, Greater Lowell 0 Anthony Cannady (12 carries, 160 yards) powered the Cardinals (5-3) with two touchdowns, including a 66-yard rush in the second quarter.
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