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Globe North: Players of the Week, Top 10 football teams

High 5

Phoenix Huertas, Somerville: The senior quarterback fired four touchdowns — three to Jonathan Santana-Arias — and rushed for another as the visiting Highlanders raced past Medford, 45-14, for their first conference win of the season.

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CJ McCarthy, North Reading: The senior back racked up 237 yards and three touchdowns as the Hornets picked up their first conference victory of the year, knocking off previously undefeated Pentucket, 28-14.

Michael Milano, Central Catholic: The junior quarterback ran for 121 yards and four touchdowns while throwing for 212 yards and another score, carrying the Raiders to the Merrimack Valley Division 1 title in a 46-19 drubbing of Chelmsford.

Xavier Santiago, Lawrence: The 6-foot-3 defensive tackle tallied seven sacks and 14 tackles as the Lancers won their second in a row , 21-13 over Billerica, after losing their first five games.

Isaiah White, Beverly: On just 11 carries, the senior back piled up 205 yards and three touchdowns as Panthers sank Swampscott, 61-25, and secured a spot in the playoffs.

Snow’s top 10 teams

 1. Everett (6-1); beat Malden, 35-0

 2. Central Catholic (6-1); beat Chelmsford, 46-19

 3. Tewksbury (7-0); beat Dracut, 42-21

 4. St. John’s Prep (4-3); bye week

 5. Lowell (5-2); beat Andover, 28-7

 6. Bishop Fenwick (7-0); beat Archbishop Williams, 42-13

 7. Reading (5-1); beat Woburn, 32-7

 8. Marblehead (6-1); beat Lynn English, 41-14

 9. Lynnfield (7-0); beat Ipswich, 35-0

10. Haverhill (5-2); beat North Andover, 21-6

Week 9 slate

(All games at 7 unless noted otherwise)

PLAYOFF GAMES

Friday

Division 1 North

Lexington at Central Catholic; Malden at Everett; Methuen at Acton-Boxborough.

Division 2 North

Cambridge at Reading; Lynn Classical at Lincoln-Sudbury; Lynn English at Haverhill; North Andover at Waltham; Billerica at Westford

Division 3 Northeast

Beverly at Gloucester; Masconomet at Danvers; Wilmington at Marblehead.

Division 3 Northwest

Burlington at Melrose; Winchester at Concord-Carlisle; Woburn at Wakefield

Division 4 North

Newburyport at Bedford, 6:30; Watertown at Triton

Division 5 North

Manchester-Essex at Brighton; St. Mary’s at Bishop Fenwick

Saturday

Division 1 North

Lowell at St. John’s Prep, 2

Division 3 Northeast

Somerville at Tewksbury, 2

Division 4 North

Hamilton-Wenham at Pentucket, 2 p.m.; Stoneham at Lynnfield, 2

Division 5 North

Whittier at Austin Prep, 2

Division 6 North

Chelsea at St. Clement; North Shore at Cathedral

NON-PLAYOFF GAMES

Friday

Division 1 North

Lawrence at Andover; Peabody at Chelmsford.

Division 2 North

Billerica at Westford

Division 3 Northeast

Belmont at Dracut; Salem at Revere

Division 3 Northwest

Boston Latin at Medford

Division 4 North

Winthrop at North Reading, 6:30; Amesbury at Weston

Division 5 North

Greater Lawrence at East Boston, 6; Greater Lowell at Madison Park, 6:30

Division 6 North

Boston English at Lynn Tech

Saturday

Division 2 North

Malden Catholic at Newton South, 2

Division 4 North

Ipswich at Saugus, 2; Arlington Catholic at Swampscott, 2:30

Division 5 North

Georgetown at Shawsheen, 2:30

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL LEAGUE/PREPS

Friday

Groton at Brooks, 2:15; Buckingham Browne & Nichols at Governor’s Academy, 3.

Saturday

Holderness at Pingree

Game of the Week

Lowell at St. John’s Prep, Saturday, 2: Ecstatic about earning the first playoff berth in program history, Lowell will walk on to the St. John’s turf with momentum. The Prep will have a fresh roster following last week’s bye, but it will be no easy task for the run-heavy Eagles offense, facing a Lowell defense that has only given up 12.1 points per game.

TAYLOR C. SNOW

Taylor Snow can be reached at taylor.snow@globe.com.
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