Spellman handles St. Mary’s
Thanks to Pat Hinkley and a strong defense, Nov. 12 just became the most important day in the Catholic Central Large football season. With Cardinal Spellman’s 14-6 win over St. Mary’s last night, unbeaten Arlington Catholic (6-0) and unbeaten Spellman (7-0) appear headed for a showdown to decide the league title.
There’s still two weeks of football before that matchup in Arlington but the Cardinals’ win over St. Mary’s (5-2) means both schools have beaten the Lynn school in the past two weeks. Hinkley was the star last night in Brockton, running for 107 yards on 20 carries and throwing a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Tim Burke. The Cardinals’ defense held Todd Collier, the second-leading scorer in Division 4, to a single touchdown. Scott O’Brien scored Spellman’s first touchdown on a 2-yard run.
Nonleague Brookline 47, Dedham 28 - Nick Scott threw for three touchdowns, including two to Leon Scott, and ran for another.
St. John’s Prep 21, Somerville 6 - Eagles quarterback Jack Sharrio threw two touchdown passes to Lucas Bavaro.
Dual County (Large)
Waltham 34, Newton South 7 - The Hawks’ Kyle Nocera ran for three touchdowns.
Malden 53, Cambridge 29 - O’Shane McCreath had 17 carries for 200 yards for the second consecutive week. David Maaghul went 23 for 45 totaling 292 yards passing while Kevin Lovaincy had 11 catches for 207 yards.
North Attleboro 26, Sharon 7 - Wesley Nicholls and Alex Jette each scored twice for the visitors.
CAL/NEC (Division 3)
Winthrop 21, Pentucket 20 - Jordan Corbett-Frank found the end zone for all three Viking touchdowns.
Northeast 36, Lynn Tech 6 - Bobby Novello rushed 20 times for 221 yards and four touchdowns.
Shawsheen 13, Greater Lawrence 12 - Junior quarterback Mike O’Hearn scored two touchdowns in the final minute and senior linebacker Nick Federico had 11 tackles.
Catholic Central (Small)
Marian 42, Trinity Catholic 0 - Freshman quarterback Andrew Sharkey was 12 of 16 with 245 yards and four touchdown passes.
Pope John 34, Charlestown 8 - Robert McMaster passed for four touchdowns and rushed for another. McMaster was 13 of 15 for 204 yards.
Holbrook 30, South Shore 28 - Joshua Lynas scored from three yards out, his second of the game, with 33 seconds remaining to lift the Bulldogs.
Governor’s Academy 35, St. Mark’s 14 - Sophomore Bug Carger ran for 125 yards and a score and junior Austin Smith picked off a pair of passes.
Thayer 29, Lawrence Academy 27 - Jack Becker was 14 of 20 for 250 yards and four touchdowns for Thayer. Bryan Viera caught 12 passes for 237 yards and all four Becker touchdowns.
Putnam 28, Chicopee 20 - Senior Melquawn Pinkney ran for 85 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown as Putnam improved to 7-0.