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Players of the week

October 3, 2011

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The Globe’s Week 4 stars:

Division 1 Will Heikkinen, Andover – The junior wide receiver led Andover to a 24-14 victory with 7 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Heikkinen has six TD catches on the season and more than 300 receiving yards.

Matt Clifford, Billerica – The junior wide receiver turned in a stellar performance, scoring three touchdowns to help Billerica beat Dracut, 40-14, Friday. He opened the game with a 94-yard kick return, and followed it with a 48-yard touchdown reception, a 50-yard touchdown run and an interception. He finished with three catches for 63 yards and three rushes for 61 yards.

Division 1A Jonathan DiBiaso, Everett – DiBiaso threw for just 182 yards Saturday, but his four touchdowns were instrumental in helping Everett beat Barnstable, 34-21. The senior’s four scores outmatched D.J. Crook and the two are tied at 74 career touchdowns.

Nick Schlatz, Bridgewater-Raynham – Schlatz helped B-R jump out to a quick 14-0 lead over New Bedford, but the Whalers tied the game in the third quarter. Schlatz rushed for a 10-yard in the fourth quarter to give No. 13 B-R a 20-14 win over No. 16 New Bedford. The senior quarterback also had a passing touchdown.

O’Shane McCreath, Malden - In a 33-13 win over Bedford, McCreath totaled more than 400 yards between running, receiving, punt and kickoff returns. It included a 93-yard punt return for a TD, a 41-yard TD reception, and a 70-yard scoring run. He had nine carries for 113 yards and 3 catches for 75 yards.

Division 2 Charles Ruffin, King Philip - Even though the Warriors’ comeback against Mansfield on Friday came up short, Ruffin was a big reason they came as close as they did. Ruffin scored with 44 seconds remaining to give King Philip a chance to tie with an extra-point or win with a two-point conversion (they did neither). On the Warriors’ first play from scrimmage, Ruffin exploded up the middle for a 61-yard touchdown, and also had a 10-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. He finished with 156 yards on 21 carries.

Chris Bettano/Kevin Saunders, Tewksbury - Bettano rushed rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown for the Redmen Saturday. QB/DB Saunders threw a touchdown on offense and had an interception on defense to lift Tewksbury over Central Catholic.

Division 2A Michael Walsh, Swampscott - In a 33-19 victory over North Shore rival Lynn English, Walsh went 17 of 28 passing for 228 yards and three touchdowns to help the Big Blue remain undefeated.

Mikyle Hill, Dedham - The senior running back scored three touchdowns - two on 43-yard rushes, one a 50-yard reception - in a 21-6 win over Medford.

Division 3 Kiivon Howard, Foxboro - The junior ran for 200 yards on 14 carries with touchdown runs of 70, 42, and 6 in a 35-19 win over Canton.

Aaron Mack, Stoughton - The 6-foot-1 junior hauled in touchdown passes of 30 yards and 85 yards, then scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown as host Stoughton beat Sharon 35-7.

Division 3A Elliot Burr, Hamilton-Wenham - The 5-10 senior racked up 184 yards rushing and scored the game’s lone touchdown in the Generals’ 7-0 victory over visiting Amesbury Saturday. Burr also recorded seven stops on defense.

Blaise Whitman, Triton - The 6-2 senior quarterback threw touchdown passes of 40, 30 and 39 yards to help host Triton defeat Masconomet 28-20 on Friday.

Division 4 Matt Heinlein, Dover-Sherborn - In a 33-20 win over Bellingham, Heinlein had 26 carries for 200 yards, three rushing TDs, one throwing TD, and was the second-leading tackler on team and well as handles all the kicking duties.

Division 4A John Curran, Blue Hills - On the run-dominated Blue Hills offense, Curran took to the air in a win over South Shore with two passing TDs and one rushing. The Warriors remain undefeated this season.

James Toles, South Boston - Toles ran for three touchdowns in Southie’s 33-0 rout of league rival Boston English. The boost from Toles helped the team break even at 2-2 on the season.

Division 5 Kyle Dance, Latin Academy - Dance showed off his moves and versatility for the first-place Dragons (3-1), compiling 155 yards on 10 carries, including three touchdowns (1 rushing, two passing). He also went a flawless 7-of-7 through the air to go along with his two passing touchdowns.

NEPSAC Tate Jozokos, Governor’s Academy - In a 40-14 win over Rivers, the junior quarterback ran for 130 yards and a touchdown and threw for two touchdowns and a conversion.

Chris Coady, BB&N - The senior quarterback ran for 213 yards and passed for 130 in a win over St. Sebastian’s.