Isaiah Davis, Everett: In his first game suiting up for the Crimson Tide, the senior transfer from Lynn English made an immediate impact, rushing for two touchdowns in the first quarter of a 35-14 win over St. John’s Prep.
Sal LoBrutto, Wakefield: After Melrose failed to convert a 25-yard field goal attempt on the first possession of overtime, the Warrior senior drilled a 22-yard boot to lift Wakefield to a 17-14 win over its traditional Thanksgiving Day rival.
Michael Shay, Newburyport: In the first half, the quarterback rushed for one score and launched two touchdown passes, each covering more than 55 yards, as the Clippers sailed to a 35-7 win over North Reading.
John Spears, Pingree: The senior tailback from Haverhill was a nightmare for Tilton in every phase of the game. He started with a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown, took a 45-yard run to the house, and hauled in a pair of receptions for scores in a 52-14 win.
Alex Valles, Danvers: With the game deadlocked at 14 in the final minute, Peabody went to the run to set up a field goal attempt. But the Falcon senior corner stripped the ball free and returned the fumble 85 yards for the 20-14 win as time expired.
Snow’s Top 10 teams
1. Everett (2-1); beat St. John’s Prep, 35-14
2. St. John’s Prep (2-2); lost to Everett, 35-14
3. Lowell (3-1); beat Billerica, 32-6
4. Central Catholic (3-1); beat Andover, 26-7
5. Tewksbury (3-0); beat North Andover 34-13
6. Reading (1-1); lost to Arlington, 17-14
7. Marblehead (4-0); beat Salem, 41-0
8. Methuen (4-0); beat Dracut, 35-20
9. Wakefield (3-0); beat Melrose, 17-14
10. Bishop Fenwick (3-0); beat North Shore, 41-0
Week 5 Slate
(All games at 7 p.m.
unless noted otherwise)
Triton at Saugus, 4; Swampscott at Lynn English, 5; Wilmington at Stoneham, 6:30; Bishop Fenwick at Cardinal Spellman; Burlington at Melrose; Chelmsford at Andover; Georgetown at Ipswich; Gloucester at Marblehead; Greater Lawrence at Greater Lowell; Hamilton-Wenham at Amesbury; Haverhill at Methuen; Lexington at Woburn; Malden at Somerville; Medford at Medfield; Masconomet at North Reading; North Andover at Dracut; Peabody at Lynn Classical; Pentucket at Newburyport; Revere at Danvers; Tewksbury at Lawrence; Tyngsborough at Gardner; Waltham at Westford; Watertown at Wakefield; Winthrop at Salem.
Manchester-Essex at Lynnfield, 1; Lowell Catholic at St. Clement, 1:30; Malden Catholic at St. John’s Prep, 1:30; Cambridge at Everett, 2; Northeast at Whittier, 2:30; Reading at Winchester, 2:30; Arlington Catholic at Austin Prep, 3; Brooks at St. George’s, 4:15; Mystic Valley at St. Joseph’s Prep, 6:30; Choate at Phillips Andover; Governor’s Academy at St. Sebastian’s; North Shore at Lynn Tech; St. Mary’s at Archbishop Williams
Game of the Week
Governor’s Academy at St. Sebastian’s, Saturday, 7
Last fall, both Independent School League teams ran the table with 8-0 records before capturing respective NEPSAC championships. The Governors remain perfect, behind senior first-year starting quarterback Tom Vailas. All pressure is on them, as the 1-1 Arrows will try to halt Govs’ 20-game winning streak.
Taylor C. Snow can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.