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Weymouth (7-2, 6-2 Bay State Carey) held on for a 23-13 win over Brookline to retain the top spot in the Carey Division. David Harrison legged out 184 yards rushing and scored two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. He also had an interception in the final 30 seconds. Harrison is third in the Division 1 scoring race (15 TDs, 92 points) behind Chelmsford’s Jeff d’Auria and Needham’s Mike Panepinto . The Wildcats can clinch the Carey title with a win over Framingham (5-4, 5-3). . . .
Brockton is no stranger to injury. The Boxers lost quarterback Austin Roberts for a few games this season to a back injury and during Friday’s game against Catholic Memorial they watched senior running back Luis Jimenez being carried off the field on a stretcher. Jimenez quite literally jumped into the end zone, scoring the first touchdown of the 41-6 game, but stayed on the ground while his teammates cheered, suffering a broken femur. Jimenez won’t be on the field against Big Three foe New Bedford this weekend, but the Boxers are optimistic.
“We’re going to miss Luis,” said coach Peter Colombo. “There’s no doubt about it. He’s a senior having a nice year, but the kids rallied after he went down in the first series and we went on to play very well. We’re going to play and be inspired by him against New Bedford.”
Coryn Doncaster can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.