Milton Academy 24, Middlesex 14 — Senior backup running back Luke Macdonald rushed for 188 yards and one touchdown.
Thayer 21, St. Mark’s 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. George’s 12 — John Keally ran for two touchdowns and caught a third to lead the Bulldogs.
Belmont Hill 31, St. Paul’s 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).
Governor’s Academy 30, BB&N 14 — Governors quarterback Tommy Vailas rushed for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth.
St. Sebastian’s 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.
Tewksbury 43, Somerville 7 — James Sullivan carried 10 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns for the Redmen (8-0).
Lowell 41, St. John’s Prep 0 — Senior Keagan Latta dominated on both sides of the ball to lead the Red Raiders into the Division 1 North semifinals. In addition to a receiving touchdown, Latta returned one of his three interceptions for a score and also forced a fumble, which he then recovered and returned for a third touchdown.
Cohasset 35, Nantucket 6 — Junior Cole Kissick had 126 yards and two touchdowns, and senior Ryan Gillis racked up 119 yards and a touchdown for the Skippers (7-1).
Blue Hills 24, Bristol-Plymouth 14 — Senior Dimitri Revolus ran for 145 yards and three touchdowns, and senior Jason Fernandez recorded eight tackles and an interception for the Warriors (6-2).
Pentucket 32, Hamilton-Wenham 0 — Senior D.J. Engelke carried the Sachems (6-1) into the Division 4 North semifinals with three touchdowns and 195 yards on seven carries.
Minuteman 44, Marian 6 — Senior Zahir Ramsey had five touchdowns for the Mustangs (6-2).
Lynnfield 34, Stoneham 12 — Dan Sullivan threw for three scores for the Pioneers (8-0).
New Mission 18, Burke 14 — The Titans erased a 14-point deficit with 18 unanswered in the second half.
Bishop Connolly 38, West Bridgewater 14 — Brian Quinn racked up 216 yards on only 10 carries, scoring twice in the win. Alex Medeiros added three touchdowns for the Cougars.
Ipswich 40, Saugus 39 — Nate Glaster scored four touchdowns including the winner in the fourth quarter. Justin Winn ran for two touchdowns and passed for two for the Sachems.
South Shore Voc-Tech 46, Holbrook 12 — Michael Reale threw two TD passes and ran for another for the Vikings (3-5).
Swampscott 54, Arlington Catholic 40 — Desmond Wilhelmen scored three straight second-quarter touchdowns to lead the host Big Blue.
Newton South 24, Malden Catholic 0 — Junior Adam Josephson recorded 21 tackles, three fumble recoveries, and two interceptions for the Lions (3-5). Freshman Austin Burton threw for a touchdown in his first career start.
Shepherd Hill 32, Nipmuc 12 — Jake Gelb scored two touchdowns and the top-seeded Rams (7-1) converted all four of its 2-point conversions in a Division 4 quarterfinal victory. For Nipmuc, Kyle Braile had a 10-yard TD run, and Nick DeMarzo returned a fumble 96 yards for a score.
Austin Prep 36, Whittier 0 — Senior Jonathan Saurman ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns for the Cougars (6-2).
Northeast 50, Lowell Catholic 20 — Kevin Rosado scored four touchdowns and the unbeaten Golden Knights(8-0) broke it open with 22 second-quarter points. Troy Tartarini ran for one touchdown and threw for another.
Xaverian 51, Catholic Memorial 28 — Fourth-ranked Xaverian (7-1) used some stingy first-half defense and three touchdowns each from Jake Farrell and Shayne Kaminski to defeat the Knights (3-5). The Hawks will play BC High in next week's semifinals.
Narragansett 30, Sutton 18 — Cam Savoy rushed for two touchdowns (55 and 3 yards) and threw for another to lead the Warriors (3-5) to a road win. Savoy's second rushing score gave Narragansett the lead, 14-12, in the second quarter before his 15-yard pass to Tom McDonald sent his team into the break up, 22-12. Joe O'Neil also scored for the Warriors, on a 15-yard run. Tucker Haerle was 9-19 passing for 143 yards and two touchdowns for the Sammies (3-4), while Zach Gorczynski had 17 carries for 74 yards and a score.
Georgetown 21, Shawsheen 14 — The Royals (1-8) erased a 14-0 halftime deficit with 21 points in the second half to grab their first win of the season. Matt Prescott had three rushing touchdowns.
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