Here is a look back at this weekend’s results and a list of the ITHMA players of the week.
The Division 1 Super Bowl is set with two of the top teams in the state headed for a rematch as Xaverian will face off against Everett. Everett is coming off a big 62-33 win over Andover as their jack of all trades Mike Sainristil scored touchdowns as a receiver, as a kick returner and on a pick six as a defensive back. Xaverian beat Everett 17-14 earlier this year but this Everett team is peaking at the right time and if Everett QB Jordan McAfee can pass against the Xaverian defense this game could go either way.
In Division 1A King Phillip survived by a score of 33-28 against a tough Bridgewater-Raynham squad that played one of the most difficult schedules in the state this year. The Warriors now face Reading coming off a 21-7 win over Lincoln-Sudbury and are led by senior QB Corey DiLoreto.
In Division 2 Harvard bound WR Ryan Reagan returned from injury for Duxbury and caught two touchdowns to lead the Dragons to a 26-19 victory over North Attleboro. They will now face a tough defensive challenge in a Beverly team that limited Tewksbury to eight points and Billerica to eighteen points. The winner of this game will face off against either Shrewsbury or Westfield who meet in the central versus west match-up.
Marblehead continued their dominance in a 28-7 win over North Reading and now wait for the winner of high flying Falmouth coming off a big win over Milton versus central Mass Marlboro.
In Division 3 Hanover routed Holliston 40-7 and now play Triton who beat Watertown while Grafton will play the Taconic Braves.
St. Mary’s beat Stoneham in Division 3A North while East Bridgewater beat Norwell 22-20 in an overtime thriller. In the central division Nipmuc beat Uxbridge so they will now face East Bridgewater with the winner headed for a showdown against St. Mary’s.
Brighton rolled in Division 4 action by hammering Mystic Valley 52-28 and now face high scoring Mashpee who dispatched of Seekonk by a score of 36-0. In central West Boylston beat Littleton 44-36 and now face Wahconah who survived over Palmer 20-14.
In Division 4A Latin Academy beat O’Bryant by a score of 30-12 while Millis beat St. John Paul II 28-16. In the central Maynard beat St. Bernard’s 6-0 and in the west Turners Falls beat My. Greylock 26-24.
ITHMA Players of the week:
Everett’s Mike Sainristil went off for three touchdowns in their rout over Andover. Only a sophomore, Sainristil shows great promise with his elite speed and playmaking ability.
Catholic Memorial’s Jack McGowan had twenty five tackles as the Knights beat a good Marshfield team 26-21.
King Phillip’s junior RB Shane Frommer had two touchdowns and 192 yards rushing in their big win over a very tough BR defense.
Duxbury senior WR Ryan Reagan caught two touchdown passes as he came back from injury with a strong performance. Look for the Harvard bound Reagan to continue to be a key player in the Duxbury offense as they march towards the Super Bowl.
Duxbury senior QB Bobby Maimaron threw for three touchdowns and ran for one as he continues to rewrite the state record books.
West Boylston’s senior RB / MLB Cole McCubrey scored four touchdowns while rushing for 307 yards on 41 carries. The U Mass bound McCubrey carried his team to the overtime victory against Littleton.
Penn State commit Pat Freiermuth did it all for Brooks in their 26-0 victory over Lawrence Academy. Freiermuth dominated on defense while rushing for 70 yards and catching four passes for 86 yards.