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    North: Players of the Week, Top 10 football teams, and Game to Watch

    High 5

    Jordan Bolarinho , Billerica: For the second straight game, and third time this season, the junior quarterback threw two touchdown passes and rushed for two more in a 35-33 thriller over Haverhill.

    Chris Pipe , Tilton: The Marblehead resident hauled in six catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams beat Vermont Academy, 40-32, for their first win of the season.


    Bobby Rose , Revere: The senior wide receiver piled up 220 all-purpose yards against Peabody in a 42-24 win. He rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown, returned a kickoff 70 yards for a TD, and caught two passes for 30 yards. On defense, he made eight tackles, including two sacks.

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    Jakarrie Washington , Everett: In a 24-7 win over Xaverian, the senior rushed for three touchdowns and is now tied for the Division 1A lead with 12.

    Adam Wentzel , Lowell Catholic: The senior QB rushed for three touchdowns and tossed a 6-yard scoring pass in a 49-0 win over Marian.

    Gulizia's Top 10 teams

    1. Everett (5-1); beat Xaverian, 24-7


    2. St. John's Prep (5-1); beat St. John's High, 49-8

    3. Reading (6-0); beat Lexington, 40-7

    4. Beverly (6-0); beat Masconomet 30-14

    5. Andover (6-0); beat Lawrence 42-14

    6. Burlington (5-1); beat Melrose 20-18


    7. Wakefield (6-0); beat Wilmington 22-0

    8. Central Catholic (5-1); beat Tewksbury 16-7

    9. Westford (5-1), beat Concord-Carlisle; 20-6

    10. Lowell (5-1), beat Dracut, 40-21

    Week 7 slate

    (All games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted)


    Reading at Belmont, 6 p.m.; Amesbury at Triton; Andover at Somerville; Blackstone Valley at Nashoba Valley Tech; Catholic Memorial at Malden Catholic; Chelmsford at Central Catholic; Everett at BC High; Gloucester at Marblehead; Haverhill at Dracut; Lowell at Billerica; Lynn English at Revere; Malden at Cambridge; Masconomet at Peabody; Medford at Winchester; Methuen at North Andover; Pentucket at Winthrop; St. Clement at Lowell Catholic; Stoneham at Wilmington; Wakefield at Burlington; Watertown at Melrose; Whittier at Chelsea


    Shawsheen at Greater Lawrence, 10:30 a.m.; Ips­wich at Lynnfield, 11 a.m.; Salem at Swamp­scott, noon; Austin Prep at Archbishop Williams, 1 p.m.; Danvers at Beverly, 1; Newburyport at Saugus, 1; Tewksbury at Lawrence, 1; Greater Lowell at Cape Cod Tech, 1:30; Matignon at Pope John, 1:30; Mystic Valley at North Shore, 1:30; Belmont Hill at Brooks, 2; Manchester ­Essex at Hamilton-Wenham, 2; North Reading at Georgetown, 2; Governor's Academy at St. Mark's, 2:15; Northeast at Lynn Tech; St. Mary's at Bishop Fenwick

    Game to watch

    Wakefield (6-0) at Burlington (5-1), 7 p.m. Friday: This game may end up determining the winner of Middlesex League’s Freedom Division unless Stoneham (6-0) goes undefeated. After allowing just 7 points against Belmont three weeks ago, Wakefield’s defense did not give up a point in its next two games. But the Warriors will certainly be tested when they take on Burlington and its dangerous backfield duo of Marcus Odiah (12 touchdowns) and Anthony Cruz (11 touchdowns). That said, Burlington has allowed a lofty 20.8 points per game, and Wakefield junior quarterback Mike Miller (10 touchdowns) has the ability to make this game close.


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