Vincent Burton scored four touchdowns to lead Blue Hills past Southeastern, 30-22, Friday night.
Burton’s final touchdown was the game winner, but that wasn’t his biggest accomplishment of the night.
Burton became just the fifth player in Massachusetts high school football history to score 500 points. After his four scores and three 2-point conversions, Burton sits at 528 points for his career, 40 shy of fourth place all-time. Former Walpole running back Ryan Izzo is the leader with 722 career points.
“He’s a remarkable kid,” said Blue Hills coach Ed Catabia of Burton. “Very bright, he’s got all the attributes. He’s had an awesome career for us. We still have five games left, so hopefully he can keep rolling and we can keep rolling.”
The senior captain ran for 251 yards on 50 carries, with all four of his scores coming from a yard out. His final touchdown broke a 22-22 tie in the fourth quarter and along with his third 2-point conversion gave the Warriors an 8-point lead.
Burton, who had 498 points heading into the game, opened the scoring in the second quarter, pushing him over the 500- point plateau. Southeastern tied the game, 6-6, before Burton found the end zone again, adding a 2-point rush to give Blue Hills a 14-6 lead.
Southeastern responded, tying the game on a Richard Alger’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Fontes-Semedo.
Burton answered in the third quarter to give the Warriors back the lead, before Fontes-Semedo ran for a 30-yard score that tied the game at 22.
Mansfield 34, Canton 14 — Mansfield’s Mike Redding won his 200th career game, becoming the 46th coach in state history to reach the milestone. Redding, who has been with the Hornets since 1988, has a career 200-62-3 record with six Super Bowl victories.
Barnstable 35, Dartmouth 6 — Nick Peabody completed 14 of 29 passes for 241 yards and two scores and also ran for a TD for the No. 1 Red Raiders (6-0). Tedaro France scored twice (one rushing, one receiving) and had four catches for 128 yards and two interceptions.
Reading 40, Lexington 7 — Alex Valente returned an interception 23 yards for a score and ran 43 yards for another to power the fifth-ranked Rockets (6-0). Quarterback Drew Belcher also threw for a pair of touchdowns.
Walpole 49, Wellesley 0 — Cam Hanley ran for three scores and Will Bolster connected with Chris Collins for two touchdowns to spark the No. 7 Rebels (6-0).
Andover 42, Lawrence 14 — CJ Scarpa threw a pair of touchdown passes and Cam Farnham returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to lift the No. 10 Golden Warriors (6-0).
Pinkerton (N.H.) 20, Brockton 14 — Aaron LeClair returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 26-yard run in a losing effort for the No. 12 Boxers (3-3).
Needham 31, Milton 20 — Mike and Nico Panepinto combined for three touchdowns to boost the 13th-ranked Rockets.
Burlington 20, Melrose 18 — Anthony Cruz scored all three touchdowns as the No. 16 Red Devils improved to 5-1.
Wakefield 22, Wilmington 0 — Mike Miller threw for 171 yards and two TDs, one to Bruce Brown, who had two catches for 124 yards, and the undefeated and No. 17 Warriors (6-0) rolled. Conor Coogan had three interceptions.
Billerica 35, Haverhill 33 — Indians quarterback Jordan Bolarinho threw for two touchdowns, both to wide receiver Matt Clifford, and also ran for two scores in the upset of the No. 18 Hillies.
Central Catholic 16, Tewksbury 7 — Thomas Jenoski kicked the go-ahead field goal from 25 yards away and Santino Brancato sealed the win with a 4-yard TD run for the 19th-ranked Raiders.
Foxborough 17, Attleboro 14 — A 41-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Nolan Rogers to Kiivone Howard was the difference for the visiting Warriors.
Boston English 38, Charlestown 8 — Dhe’Jour Releford threw an 81-yard TD pass to Ruben Penasanchez and also ran for a score for the Blue and Blue.
Winthrop 13, Saugus 7 — In overtime, Ruben Powell recovered a blocked field goal and ran it back 99 yards for a touchdown and also returned a punt 70 yards for a score in the Vikings’ victory. Powell finished with 169 return yards.
Greater New Bedford 14, Case 0 — Coby Tonte’s 66-yard TD catch from Tyler Sylvia in the first quarter sparked the Bears (4-2), who recorded a third straight shutout for the first time in school history.
Marblehead 46, Malden Catholic 0 — Brooks Tyrrell and Zac Cuzner each rushed for two scores to help the Magicians improve to 6-0.
Hamilton-Wenham 14, Bishop Fenwick 8 — Cam Macri (11 carries, 98 yards) scored the winning touchdown in overtime to lead the Generals. Trevor Lyons added 133 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown.Continued...