Mass HS Football Weekend Wrap Up…

Let’s take a look back at this weekend’s results as we approach the divisional playoffs. Top ranked Duxbury handed Silver Lake their first loss of the season with a dominating 55-14 final score. Second ranked BC High ran all over Malden Catholic 55-6 and remain the top seed in Division 1 South. Xaverian came from behind against Brockton with a 28-7 final to give head coach Charlie Stevenson his 200th win and to stay in the hunt behind BC High and Newton North in the D1 South playoff standings…. Congratulations to Coach Stevenson! Seventh ranked Dartmouth remained unbeaten by upsetting fourth ranked Bridgewater Raynham by a score of 13-6. Fifth ranked Billerica also remained unbeaten beating North Andover 35-8.  Fourteenth ranked Haverhill moved to 4-1 as they upset sixth ranked Central Catholic 21-10. Lexington and QB Sal Frelick overcame a tremendous effort by Winchester QB Liam Fitzpatrick as a failed two point conversion with three minutes left was the difference in Lexington’s 28-27 win. Ninth ranked King Phillip remained unbeaten at 5-0 with a win over Franklin and tenth ranked St. John’s Shrewsbury beat crosstown rival Shrewsbury in a close 38-35 game. Outside the top ten, big performances by Falmouth QB Nick Couhig (two throwing TDs and one rushing TD in the first half) and a five touchdown performance (four throwing and one rushing) by Newton North QB John Grady keeps those two teams in top positions within their respective divisions. Jared Martino kept Malden’s playoff hopes alive by factoring in seven touchdowns (four throwing and three rushing TDs) in a triple overtime 48-42 victory against Lowell. QB Mike Yarin led St. John’s Prep over rival conference foe Catholic Memorial with a four touchdown performance. Yale commit Blake Hill led Milford over perennial power Foxboro with four touchdowns in a 41-14 final score. In arguably the most impressive stat line of the year, Brendan Costa threw for 180 yards and three TDs, ran for 336 yards and three TDs and picked off four passes on defense against Seekonk. Derek Landry manufactured four touchdowns (three rushing and one fumble return) as Billerica remained undefeated. Running back Jaason Lopez had three rushing touchdowns as the Marblehead Magicians beat previously undefeated Beverly. Devaun Ford of Mashpee had one rushing and two receiving touchdowns as they remain undefeated with a victory over Hull. ITHMA power rankings will be out later this week.

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